New details and reporting have emerged about the motives behind the deadly shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ-friendly venue in Colorado Springs, the perpetrator of which was officially charged with hate crimes this week. Meanwhile, a study claims that exposure to white supremacist ideologies via online gaming doubled this year. And America’s most notorious neo-Nazi troll returns triumphantly to Twitter. It’s the week in extremism. Club Q shooting no surprise to experts: Club Q attack no surprise for extremism experts who saw looming threat, decades-old pattern Twitter bans LGBTQ gun group: Days after deadly shooting at LGBTQ club, Twitter bans group that protects LGBTQ events People visit a makeshift memorial near the Club Q nightclub in Colorado Springs on Nov. 21, 2022.   SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES Club Q shooting charges The man accused of shooting up Club Q, an LGBTQ friendly bar in Colorado Springs was officially charged this week with 305 counts ranging from murder in the first degree to bias-motivated crimes. Club Q shooter threatened grandparents if they foiled plans for mass killing plot As I examined in this story last month, the attack, in which 5 people died and 17 were injured was shocking, but not surprising, to extremism experts, who have been waiting for an incident like this to happen, given the recent focus on the LGBTQ community from far-right extremist groups.

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