NBC's Kohlmann on Paris Attack: "Ultimate Tragedy" Is Right-Wing Parties Benefiting From This

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Evan Kohlmann, terrorism analyst for NBC, said Friday "right-wing parties" benefiting is the "ultimate tragedy" of the Paris terror attack.

"One of the worst parts about this is this is compounded by not only having this tragedy of these people being murdered, but then on top of it having right-wing, neofascist parties benefit from that. That is the ultimate tragedy," Kohlmann said on MSNBC.

On the day of the attack Kohlmann bemoaned France's problem with "Islamophobia" and observed terrorists seem to be "ratcheting it down."

In 2011, Kohlmann complained President Obama doesn't get enough "credit" for the bin Laden raid.

In 2010, the "expert" said a "right-wing group" could be behind the failed New York City car bombing. Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen, was behind the attack.

TOURE, MSNBC: Evan, today we saw sort of the ideological nature of this sort of expand a little bit. Because first, we were talking about terror with the attack on Charlie Hebdo, but the attack today on a kosher supermarket, President Hollande referred to it as an anti-Semitic act. It sort of brings above the ground the sort of anti-Semitic nature of these sort of radical fringe Islamists.

EVAN KOHLMANN, NBC TERRORISM EXPERT: We've seen that pattern. We started off obviously with the attack by Mohammed Merah targeting the Jewish school in Toulouse just a few years ago. Then the attack on the Jewish museum up in Brussels by Mehdi Nemmouche, both of whom are individuals either trained in Afghanistan or in Syria, but apparently were operating under their own orders. They may have received training from someone but what they were doing here was based on what they saw as their own priorities.

And it is disturbing, the fact they're going after soft targets and their targeting minorities within France. Historically minorities that have faced the exact same kind of pressure from other groups in France. And again, one of the worst parts about this is this is compounded by not only having this tragedy of these people being murdered, but then on top of it having right-wing, neofascist parties benefit from that. That is the ultimate tragedy.

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