Right-wing extremism was already a growing problem. But the pandemic has made it that much worse.
Islamophobia may be more visible in modern Australia, but anti-Semitism is just as deeply entwined with the ideologies of the growing far-right. And it's becoming more common.
How do you explain the far right? We ask John Safran, who has just spent a lot of time lurking on the fringes.
The "Battle of Eltham" rally against letting refugees live in the outer-Melbourne suburb seemed pretty racist. Then the Soldiers of Odin arrived.
One refugee, two agencies, millions of dollars ... veterans suss on census ... car park blues ...
A white terror suspect with links to anti-Islam groups was arrested at the weekend. Not that you'd read about it in the right-wing rags.
From whiny Millenials to crotchety old racists, everyone's on their own witch hunt.
Muscle-bound skinheads and authority figures in suits championing hate speech. All in a day's work for anti-Muslim extremists.