White Supremacists Turn to the Ancient Religion of Odinism

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White supremacists who believe Christianity has been diluted by non-whites are turning to an ancient religion called Odinism, where worshipers embrace ancient Norse gods like Thor and Odin. According to Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, Odinists have been convicted of six cases of domestic terrorism since 2001. Will Carless, a correspondent for Reveal, joins us to explain why the religion is holding wider appeal, particularly for today's white supremacists.

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Guest:
Will Carless, correspondent, Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting

Guests:

Will Carless, correspondent, Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting

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