All About “White Power Sign”
Zeeshan Mehtab 4 days ago Sat 16th March 2019 | 07:10 PM
Pakistan Point provides insight into why the man who killed 49 innocents in New Zealand showed this gesture
LAHORE- (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News- 16th March 2019) The Australian accused of killing Muslims in New Zealand mosques made a smile and gave a "white power" sign during his court appearance Saturday.
But since the start of 2017, it the sighn has been widely used as a symbol of power by those who believe in ‘white supremacy.’ Difference conspiracy theories have been built on this sign. The believers also called Neo-Nazis are also involved in anti-Semitism.
The gesture was at the center of an online prank in meme culture related to alt-right and white supremacy originating from anonymous message board posts on the website 4chan in the beginning of 2017. The Boston Globe reported that users on 4chan (Politically Incorrect) board were instructed in February 2017 to "flood Twitter and other social media websites...claiming that the OK hand sign is a symbol of white supremacy,” as part of a campaign dubbed "Operation O-KKK". The supposed association of the gesture with white supremacy derives from the assertion that the three upheld fingers resemble a 'W' and the circle made with the thumb and forefinger resemble the head of a 'P', together standing for "white power".