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Sisters sue over vehicular assault – The Daily Progress

Two sisters involved in the car attack that killed Heather Heyer on Saturday filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler, James Alex Fields Jr., Richard Spencer and 30 other groups and individuals.

Tadrint and Micah Washington, the plaintiffs who were in a car that was hit during the attack Saturday, are seeking $3 million in damages.

The sisters who said they did not take part in any protesting that day were on their way home when they found themselves being detoured down 4th Street SE. They stopped at the intersection of 4th Street SE and East Water Street to let a large group of protesters cross the street, according to the lawsuit.

Police have said they planned to keep 4th Street closed to traffic until 7 p.m., according to a traffic plan released prior to Saturdays rally.

But when asked why there were three cars on the road before the attack, police said they have not completed the investigation.

At a news conference on Monday, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said he was unsure whether authorities had officially opened the crossing to traffic.

He added that he was certain the action plan called for it to be closed.

At about 1:42 p.m., a grey Dodge Challenger turned down 4th Street and accelerated into the group of pedestrians killing 32-year-old Heyer and injuring 19 others.

When the Challenger, allegedly driven by Fields, crashed into the sisters vehicle, the two were slammed into the dashboard and windshield, leaving them with serious injuries, the lawsuit alleged.

Shortly after the attack, Fields was arrested and charged with second degree murder, malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident.

Along with Kessler, Fields and Spencer, the lawsuit names as defendants Mike Peinovich (who runs a right-wing podcast), Michael Hill (founder of the neo-confederate League of the South and a leader of the Nationalist Front) and Matthew Heimbach (a leader of the Traditionalist Worker Party and the Nationalist Front), the Traditionalist Worker Party, the League of the South Party, Vanguard America, the National Socialist Movement, the Nationalist Front, the National Policy Institute, and the Proud Boys.

The suit also names David Duke (former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan), the Council of Conservative Citizens, AltRight.com, Augustus Invictus (founder of the military wing of the Proud Boys), Pax Dickinson, Christopher Cantwell, Andrew Anglin (founder of the Daily Stormer), the Daily Stormer, Identity Dixie, Identity Evropa, Nathan Damigo, the Red Elephants, the American Resistance, the American Freedom Keepers and the Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia.

The suit also includes John Doe 1-1,000 and Jane Doe 1-1,000 to represent other people from the rally that have not yet been identified.

Timothy Litzenburg, of the Miller Firm, LLC in Orange, took on the case because he said the Saturdays events in Charlottesville were as frightening as 1930s Germany. Calling the car attack an act of domestic terror, he said he wanted to represent the Washington sisters who experienced the violence first hand.

Were fighting fascism, Litzenburg said.

For the John Does mentioned in the suit, Litzenburg said the firm intends to add people and organizations as they are identified in photos and videos.

It leaves us room in the lawsuit as we learn more about who was there, said Litzenburg.

Count 1 in the suit alleges Fields intentionally assaulted the Washington sisters when he rammed his vehicle into theirs, as the car barreled through the crowd of pedestrians.

According to the document, the plaintiffs were severely injured and suffered great physical, mental and emotional pain and injury and required and received medical care and treatment and incurred medical expenses.

Count 2 (against all of the defendants) alleges a civil conspiracy in which the defendants unlawfully and willingly participated in the incitement, promotion and sponsoring of violent acts and terrorism for the purpose of instilling fear in the public and stopping the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue, according to the document.

Count 3 alleges negligence on the parts of all the defendants in that all of them aided Fields in an act of terrorism when he reportedly mowed down the group of pedestrians. Count 4 alleges that all the defendants incited rioting and disorderly conduct that would result in the use of force against residents of Charlottesville and counter-protesters, the document states.

Count 5 accuses all of the defendants of intentionally inflicting emotional distress on the plaintiffs. Count 6 accuses the defendants of aiding the assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress that Fields allegedly inflicted on the plaintiffs after the car attack.

Count 7 alleges that Fields was negligent while operating his vehicle when it reportedly hit the Washingtons vehicle. The lawsuit said Fields failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to maintain proper control of the vehicle and operated it in a careless and reckless manner.

Count 8 alleges that Kessler was negligent by failing to take appropriate measures to makes sure there would be no violent at the Unite the Right event. Instead, the lawsuit alleges Kessler witnessed, encouraged and participated in violence against counter-protesters, according to the document.

When reached, Kessler said he had not yet seen the lawsuit and declined to comment.

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UPDATED: $3M lawsuit filed against Kessler, Fields and 31 others after deadly car attack following Charlottesville rally – Richmond.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE Two sisters involved in the car attack that killed Heather Heyer on Saturday filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler, James Alex Fields Jr., Richard Spencer and 30 other groups and individuals.

Tadrint and Micah Washington, the plaintiffs who were in a car that was hit during the attack Saturday, are seeking $3 million in damages.

The sisters who said they did not take part in any protesting that day were on their way home when they found themselves being detoured down Fourth Street. They stopped at Fourth Street Southeast and East Water Street to let a large group of protesters cross the street, according to the lawsuit.

Police have said they planned to keep Fourth Street closed to traffic until 7 p.m., according to a traffic plan released prior to Saturdays rally. When asked why there were three cars on the road before the attack, police said they have not completed the investigation.

At a news conference Monday, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said he was unsure whether authorities had officially opened the crossing to traffic. He added that he was certain the action plan called for it to be closed.

At about 1:40 p.m., a gray Dodge Challenger turned down Fourth Street and accelerated into the group of pedestrians killing 32-year-old Heyer and injuring 19 others. When the Challenger, allegedly driven by Fields, crashed into the sisters vehicle, the two were slammed into the dashboard and windshield, leaving them with serious injuries, the lawsuit alleges.

Shortly after the attack, Fields was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident.

Along with Kessler, Fields and Spencer, a white nationalist, the lawsuit names as defendants Mike Peinovich (who runs a right-wing podcast), Michael Hill (founder of the neo-Confederate League of the South and a leader of the Nationalist Front) and Matthew Heimbach (a leader of the Traditionalist Worker Party and the Nationalist Front), the Traditionalist Worker Party, the League of the South, Vanguard America, the National Socialist Movement, the Nationalist Front, the National Policy Institute, and the Proud Boys.

The suit also names David Duke (former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan), the Council of Conservative Citizens, AltRight.com, Augustus Invictus (founder of the military wing of the Proud Boys), Pax Dickinson, Christopher Cantwell, Andrew Anglin (founder of the Daily Stormer), the Daily Stormer, Identity Dixie, Identity Evropa, Nathan Damigo, the Red Elephants, the American Resistance, the American Freedom Keepers and the Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia.

The suit also includes John Doe 1-1,000 and Jane Doe 1-1,000 to represent other people from the rally who have not yet been identified.

Lawyer Timothy Litzenburg, of the Miller Firm LLC in Orange County, took on the case because he said Saturdays events in Charlottesville were as frightening as 1930s Germany. Calling the car attack an act of domestic terrorism, he said he wanted to represent the Washington sisters who experienced the violence first hand.

Were fighting fascism, Litzenburg said.

For the John Does mentioned in the suit, Litzenburg said the firm intends to add people and organizations as they are identified in photos and videos.

It leaves us room in the lawsuit as we learn more about who was there, said Litzenburg.

According to the document, the plaintiffs were severely injured and suffered great physical, mental and emotional pain and injury and required and received medical care and treatment and incurred medical expenses.

Among other claims, the lawsuit alleges a civil conspiracy in which the defendants unlawfully and willingly participated in the incitement, promotion and sponsoring of violent acts and terrorism for the purpose of instilling fear in the public and stopping the removal of the citys Robert E. Lee statue.

It also alleges that Kessler was negligent by failing to take appropriate measures to make sure there would be no violence at the Unite the Right event. Instead, the lawsuit alleges Kessler witnessed, encouraged and participated in violence against counter-protesters.

When reached Tuesday, Kessler said he had not yet seen the lawsuit and declined to comment.

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White supremacy: Are US right-wing groups on the rise? – BBC News


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Tennessee White Supremacist Group Confederate Blood and Honour Returns – Southern Poverty Law Center

Since then, C28s founding members have passed out stickers and fliers at a soccer game in Indianapolis and protested a gay pride parade in Tennessee. During the same month, C28 opened its doors to Christian Identity follower Billy Roper, an old school white supremacist and founder of the ShieldWall Network, who doesnt play well with others. (Most recently, Roper accused Brad Griffin, founder of the white nationalist blog Occidental Dissent, of having a multi-racial family, and called white nationalist Richard Spencer a Gay loving, Asian dating libertarian.)

C28 announced their new partnership with ShieldWall Network on their blog on July 6:

We are very pleased to announce that the ShieldWall Networkhas joined our Confederation. Billy Roper has been a longtime friend of ours, and he held a chair on our old Blood and Honour AD National Council. We look forward to collaborating with the ShieldWall Network, and befitting from the expertise and decades of experience that Billy and other of their members have.

C28 describes itself as a networking tool to foster unity within the global movement whose goal is to preserve our [white] people and communities, by planning flier drives and hosting socials, barbeques, meetings, fundraising and memorial gatherings. Currently, C28 claims to have 10 state chapters and is allegedly, actively involved in the production and distribution of White cultural material, including: nationalist music, books, and a variety of other literature. However, its unclear if C28 has produced or distributed any material just yet.

Yet C28 has been active since its inception. The group is also affiliated with newly formed mixed marital arts coalition, Confederation of Volkisch Fight Club (CVFC). Members attended a free speech demonstration in support of confederate monuments in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 1. C28 hosted protests against gay pride parades in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Knoxville, Tennessee in June and attended a local white nationalist meeting organized by Matthew Heimbachs Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) on July 8 near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In what they deemed Operation Brickyard, TWP and C28 members passed out fliers and stickers on the Indiana University-Purdue University campus before an Indy 11 soccer game on July 15 in Indianapolis. Security eventually kicked C28 out of the game after two skinheads in the group gave a Hitleresque Roman salute. Were not afraid to meet Antifa wherever they are at, we are in Indiana, we are active, C28 wrote in its After Action Report, which also expressed strong support for the August 12 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The men behind C28 have unsuccessfully attempted to hide their identities. Unfortunately a photo meant to show current members was actually taken at a 2013 social gathering of the South Knox Ten Milers a defunct Tennessee-based white supremacist group headed by Tom Pierce. Dave Nichols, a former Hammerskin member who was brutally beaten at a white power music festival last year, can also be seen in a photo on the blog post, Confederate 28 Protests Knoxville Pride Parade.

Pierce, once a close associate of Volksfront and a Council of Conservative Citizens board member (his current membership status is unclear), is not new to white nationalism. In 2011, the self-identified white separatist attended a demonstration against drug abuse in Knoxville organized by Blood and Honour American Division, as well as a social gathering in Tennessee.

While the groups website is called Confederate Blood and Honour and includes a logo for Confederate 28 (2 stands for the second letter of the alphabet and H is the eighth letter of the alphabet), the group contends that C28 is the leading contact for Blood and Honour (B&H) American Division, a skinhead group named after a slogan used by the Hitler youth movement.

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Emboldened FAIR to Flood the Talk Radio Airwaves at Annual Hold Their Feet to the Fire Event – Southern Poverty Law Center

The 11th annual gathering brings together conservative radio hosts, anti-immigrant activists and nativist politicians, who will take to the airwaves broadcasting anti-immigrant rhetoric from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 28 and 29.

FAIR claims that over 60 radio hosts will be in Washington, calling this year’s event its largest ever.” This fits into the narrative FAIR and other anti-immigrant groups have pushed since the election, namely widescale celebrations ofthe Trump victory, the executive orders he has signed and the steady flow of people leaving anti-immigrant groups for positions at DHS and other government agencies.

Conservative talk radio host Lars Larson (right) interviews then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions at FAIR’s 2016 HTFTTF event, in a photo from Larson’s website.

In a recent interview, Dan Stein, FAIRs longtime president,stated, Getting out of bed these days is a lot more fun than it used to be. Im having the time of my life.

FAIR normally releases very little information about the event and its attendees, and that certainly is the case again this year, but theres plenty to go on from previous years. The event in the past has attracted some of the anti-immigrant movements closest allies in Congress, namely Iowa Rep. Steve King and formerSenator Jeff Sessions, who is now U.S. Attorney General.

Also on hand will be right-wing radio hosts like Lars Larson out of Portland. In a piece about Hold Their Feet to the Fire posted on his website in 2016, Larson wrote, Illegals commit murder, rape, robbery and the like. It has to stop. We are sure to hear similar rhetoric on the airwaves on the 28th and 29th.

FAIR has a long history of racism, dating back to its founder, white nationalist John Tanton, a man who once wrote, “I’ve come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that.”

Larson (left) at FAIR’s 2016 HTFTTF with disgraced, former Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu, the failed nativist pol who allegedly threatened his ex-Mexican boyfriend with deportation . (Photo from Larson’s website.)

The group also has welcomed white nationalists at its flagship event. In 2011, Roan Garcia-Quintana, a board member of the white nationalist Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) was photographed at HTFTTFwith nativist former Rep. Tom Tancredo.

Garcia-Quintana has spoken out against interracial marriage, and the CCC were the group that Charleston terrorist Dylann Roof cited in his manifesto as his gateway into white nationalism.

In 2008, English white nationalist Peter Brimelow, who runs the website VDARE, a hub for white nationalists and anti-Semites attended FAIRs event. Pat Buchanan, the racist former presidential candidate, is a regular attendee.

The nativist climate in the U.S. is at a fever pitch following an 18-month presidential campaign and six months of nativist polices being enacted by executive decree. FAIRs victory lap later this week will only add to the cacophony.

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US Border Patrol Will Not Attend Glenn Spencer’s July 2 BBQ Bash … – Southern Poverty Law Center

On his announcement flier, Spencer wrote U.S. Border Patrol on Scene, but clarified in an interview, saying that the US Border Patrol have a permanent location which can be seen by anybody attending the event. Spencer said they will not be participating at all in his event.

Spencer has spent the last 20 years stationed close to the US/Mexico border where he has set up cameras, flies aircraft and drones and uses other technology, all in an effort to draw attention to what he calls a hostile invasion. Spencers efforts, like those of other border vigilantes are cloaked in patriotism, but a look at his history shows he has spent decades working with white nationalists, anti-Semites and others on the radical right.

In 1998, he spoke in Cullman, Alabama, at anti-immigrant rally hosted by the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a racist group that has called blacks a retrograde species of humanity. The CCC were the organization Charleston terrorist Dylann Roof said was his gateway into white nationalism.

A former radio host, Spencer once interviewed Jared Taylor one of the most prominent white nationalists of the past quarter century and founder of the white nationalist journal American Renaissance. In 2002, Spencer spoke at Taylors then-bi annual American Renaissance gathering, which is among the most well-attended white nationalist events. Another Spencer radio guest was California State University, Long Beach, Professor Kevin MacDonald, who is the architect of an elaborate anti-Semitic theory dressed up as evolutionary biology.

In recent years, Spencer has been interviewed on multiple occasions by the blatantly anti-Semitic American Free Press (AFP), a publication founded by longtime anti-Semite Willis Carto which carries stories on Zionism, secret “New World Order” conspiracies, and thinly veiled vilification of American Jews and Israel.

Throughout the years, Spencer has not shied away from racist and anti-Semitic comments. In a 1996 letter to the Los Angeles Times, Spencer wrote that Mexican culture is based on deceit and that Chicanos and Mexicanos lie as a means of survival. In 1999 he wrote, “Every illegal alien in our nation must be deported immediately. …If we can bomb the TV station in Belgrade [in the former Yugoslavia], we can shut down [U.S. Spanish-language TV networks] Telemundo and Univision.” He also promoted the idea of a Reconquista a conspiracy theory that Mexicans are coming to the U.S. to reconquer it. In 2001, he wrote on the ABP website, “Our country is being invaded by Mexico with hostile intentions. When it blows up, they can’t say we didn’t tell them, when the blood starts flowing on the border and in L.A. We’re [talking] about la reconquista.”

His anti-Semitism is also documented, in 2008, he wrote an article on his website with the title: “Is Jew-Controlled Hollywood Brainwashing Americans?” In it, he assured readers that he had Jewish friends but added: “I fear, however, that this small handful of patriotic Americans are far outnumbered by liberal Jews who now have total control over our media.” When asked what the current relationship is between ABP and US Border Patrol, Spencer said, I talk to Border Patrol agents, two or three times a day. Individual agents, and I rarely talk to anyone above that level. On December 20 of 2016, Spencer demonstrated for a US Border Patrol agent his Identicopter drone, according to a video he put on YouTube. According to Spencer, a former chief agent at US Border Patrol served on ABPs board of directors. Financial documents from 2013, the most recent year available, indicate that Chuck Floyd, who Spencer claims was a presidential appointee for international embassy security and border security is on the ABP board.

Ties between US Border Patrol and anti-immigrant groups is not a new development. In 2015, the civil rights organization Center for New Community published an in-depth report about collusion between Border Patrol and some of the most prominent nativist groups in the country. Blurring Borders: Collusion between Anti-Immigrant Groups and Immigration Enforcement Agents found, that anti-immigrant leaders collude with some union leaders and DHS employees to inject negative biases into the broader immigration debate. Specifically, the anti-immigrant movement is actively engaged in (1) developing sources within these agencies and unions who are willing to leak data directly to them and in (2) cultivating spokespersons from within these unions who are willing to echo their messaging and to advocate for their policy goals.

Under the Trump administration, this collusion will surely metastasize. Already three individuals who have worked with anti-immigrant groups have positions within DHS or the administration. The Border Patrol Union, which works closely with anti-immigrant groups, endorsed Trump in 2016, its first presidential endorsement ever. While Spencer may not be hosting Border Patrol at his event on July 2, the ties between the government agency and the organized nativist movement are steadily strengthening.

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Time to destroy the Confederacy once and for all – Baltimore Sun

On Nov. 20, 2002, while teaching at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, I published an essay in The Tennessean newspaper criticizing a taxpayer-funded statue of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest. My recollection is that I received about 800 hate messages via email saying things like “I hope you are killed in the most violent, bloody way possible by another worthless jigaboo ni**er!!!” with the unnecessary coda “HEIL HITLER!!!” and postal mail (including a miniature Confederate flag sent to me months later at my new office at MIT). Vanderbilt received over 1,000 emails and phone calls.

Wallace Earl Cook, of the 1400 block of Nesbitt Drive in Madison, said he was going to come over to Vanderbilt chancellor Gordon Gee’s office and “cut Gee’s heart out,” according to a police report. Mr. Gee wrote he “spent a day with campus police in [his own] office.”

The Confederacy was still strong then. Instead of criticizing Mr. Cook or other Klan supporters, Mr. Gee called me “volatile” (no doubt to get the neo-Confederates off his back) and the Klan supporters “old friends.”

And they were Klan supporters. In an article that referred to me, The Nation reported in “Trent Lott’s Uptown Klan” that the former Republican Senate Majority Leader was an “honorary member” of the Council of Conservative Citizens (“We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind,” the CCC states as one of its “principles”), even taking photos with its head, Gordon Baum, in Mr. Lott’s office. The editor of the CCC’s newsletter urged its members to “gather a mob” to get me, with Mr. Baum vilifying me on national radio.

A man supporting the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) came to a meeting at Vanderbilt and defended the KKK. There were about 100 witnesses. A Sons of Confederate Veterans newsletter listing Lunelle Siegel as editor claims that Nathan Forrest “helped start the organization known as the KKK … to offset the oppression of the Southern people.” On the Sierra Times website, Ms. Siegel said the “KKK was created to protect women and children” (!) and provided contact information for the chairman of my department at Vanderbilt University; the Klan supporters were urging Vanderbilt to fire me. In letters to the editor, someone responded, “[Farley’s] words inflamed me such that I wanted to put a minie [bullet] down the barrel of my Enfield [rifle], hunt him down, and shoot him like the dog he is.”

Then it got bad.

I wrote the essay as a private citizen, not a Vanderbilt professor, but I did mention Vanderbilt’s Confederate Memorial Hall. Vanderbilt had tried to strike “Confederate” from the hall’s name, and the UDC had sued.

As an untenured professor, I obviously played no role in the decision to change the name of the dormitory. But a judge ruled that not only could I be subpoenaed in the case, the people who actually had made the decision to change the name of the building could not be subpoenaed indeed, their names had to be kept secret.

I fled Tennessee, leaving behind many of my belongings, including my Oxford University graduation gown.

Instead of defending one of its members from death threats, instead of remaining silent, the Vanderbilt administration attacked me, with Mr. Gee saying I was in the wrong in The Tennessean and the Vanderbilt student newspaper. David Barzelay and other student writers mocked my position that the Klan founder had committed capital crimes when he executed black prisoners of war in 1864, comparing it to the “crime” of overcooking a steak, and in another student publication Jacob Grier lied, saying that I gave white students lower grades. I told Vanderbilt to stop the students from publishing such irresponsible and libelous articles (this was not a First Amendment issue), but the administration did nothing.

Vanderbilt spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said in The Tennessean that my criticism of the Confederacy was “rightly offensive to, and rejected by, most people.” In turn, the Black Student Alliance at Vanderbilt said its members “support everything that Dr. Jonathan Farley wrote about the Confederacy,” and demanded that Mr. Schoenfeld “publicly retract and apologize for his racist remarks.” After The Tennessean published the name of the BSA’s president, however, someone sent her an email gloating about a movie in which “[n]i**ers are lynched and burned,” and she suddenly decided she needed to focus on her finals.

In 2016, Vanderbilt’s chancellor, Nick Zeppos, said he would pay the United Daughters of the Confederacy $1.2 million for the right to rename Confederate Memorial Hall.

The Confederates were murderers and traitors; their heirs terrorists and cowards. The terrorists won in Nashville, but, fortunately, Baltimore’s mayor is continuing Sherman’s march to the Inner Harbor and is considering consigning Baltimore’s Confederate monuments to the dung heap of history.

Where they belong.

Jonathan David Farley (www.latticetheory.net) was named one of “15 people who have shaped the global conversation about science in 2005” by Seed Magazine.

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Vanilla ISIS: The Quiet Radicalization of America’s New al-Qaida – The Root

terrorism (n):the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

In an effort to battle terrorism, Twitter maintains a team dedicated to fighting groups that advocate extremism. Since 2015, Twitter has banned more than 125,000 accounts linked to ISIS, or the Islamic State group, The Guardian reports. Both Google and Facebook employ various tools to counter terrorist activities on their platforms. The FBI wants the authority to shut down Islamic extremist sites, and senators recently asked the Federal Communications Commission why it cant do more to eliminate the online entities that radicalize people over the internet.

Amid all this hullabaloo, one group is never mentioned. Politicians, law-enforcement agencies and media outlets rarely talk about the American terrorists radicalized on the internet who go out and commit heinous acts. They point out the ones with Muslim names, brown skin and Middle Eastern backgrounds. They single out the thugs and gangbangers, who, they contend, are seduced by music videos and rap songs, but ignore the growing number of violent extremists who have been brainwashed on social media and popular websites, even though they are responsible for the bulk of domestic acts of terror.

There is a growing group of radical extremists in this country. They are young. They are impressionable. They are the new breed of homegrown terrorists. They are white, and they will kill you.

When Nidal Hasan killed 13 people on Fort Hood Army base in Texas in 2009, investigators were already tracking his communications with radical Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, whose blog reportedly also inspired at least 10 other terrorist incidents. Under pressure from U.S. officials, the website was eventually taken down by its host, and Awlaki was eventually killed in a targeted drone strike in 2011.

Prosecutors say that when Dylann Roof slithered out of Charleston, S.C.s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2015 after killing nine parishioners at a prayer meeting, he had been self-radicalized by sites like the Council for Conservative Citizens and the Daily Stormer. James Harris Jacksonthe man who allegedly prepared for a mass murder of minorities by stabbing a black man in New York Citys Times Square in Marchsubscribed to several alt-right YouTube channels, according to the Daily Beast. Sean Urbanski, who is charged with murdering Richard Collins III just days before the Army lieutenant was scheduled to graduate from Bowie State, was a member of at least one white supremacist Facebook group, CNN reports.

Conservatives would have you believe that there are a large number of Muslims secretly plotting to kill us all, but the numbers dont show that. If you remove the Sept. 11 attacks from the casualty count, foreign-born terrorists have committed 25 murders in the last 25 years. In fact, the chance of an American being killed by a foreign-born terrorist is 1 in 3,609,709 (pdf), say researchers at the Cato Institute.

But since 1993, right-wing extremists have been responsible for 255 deaths and have injured more than 600 more. According to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League, the vast majority of these acts of terror have been committed by white supremacists; people who were anti-immigrant, anti-government extremists; or a combination. On Monday the ADL released A Dark & Constant Rage (pdf)a comprehensive report cataloging 150 incidents of right-wing extremism over the past 25 years.

Yes, you are seven times more likely to be killed by a right-wing extremist than by a Muslim terrorist. White extremists are far more dangerous than jihadists. Every study shows it. Statistics bear it out. But heres the problem:

It is not that no one knows it. They just wont say it. The FBI knows it. Local law-enforcement agencies worry about it. Media entities are aware. Even the Department of Homeland Security recognizes the threat.

They’re carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government

But they wont do or say anything because this brand of terrorist kills black and brown people. Because it is unthinkable to profile young white men as violent thugs, but acceptable when America does it to Muslims, Mexicans and black people.

Because white privilege.

The Alt Reich: Nation group that Sean Urbanski visited is still taking members on Facebook. The Daily Stormer, the website that Dylann Roof may have posted on, is still up and running. Just recently, a black student at American University needed police protection after a neo-Nazi sites founder sent the sites readers after her. Hes still on Twitter. The Council of Conservative Citizens is open for business. Everything is still cool.

Perhaps tomorrow, or next week, another white male will open fire in a crowded theater because of propaganda he read online, as white supremacist John Russell Houser did in July 2015. Maybe next week, a lone wolf will go to a Black Lives Matter protest and empty his guns magazine, as Allen Scarsella did in November 2015.

Or next year, someone might walk into another temple and spray bullets the way white nationalist Wade Michael Page did in a Sikh temple in 2012. All three of these men were radicalized by groups that exist openly, without any fear of being arrested for fueling violence or making terrorist threats.

Of course, there are some who worry about the slippery slope that leads to the government control of free speech. Ask Lt. Collins family if his life was worth less than a Facebook groups existence. Inquire about freedom of speech from the people whose bodies still have bullet fragments from Scarsellas weapon. Better yet, ask the members of Emanuel AME if theyd trade the right of neo-Nazis to spread hate in exchange for the lives of Cynthia, Susie, Ethel, Depayne, Clementa, Tywanza, Daniel, Sharonda and Myra.

Go ahead … Ill wait.

In 1919, in a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote that even the most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic. The phrase is meant to explain that there are limits to the First Amendment. When a persons speech causes harm or injury to someone else, it is reasonable that a society would stop that person.

But in America, if the person screaming fire is white and the theater is filled with black or brown people, he can yell all he wants.

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2 Hate Groups Are Based In Silver Spring: Reports – Patch.com

Patch.com 2 Hate Groups Are Based In Silver Spring: Reports Patch.com The SPLC says there are two white nationalist groups in Silver Spring Heritage and Destiny and the Council of Conservative Citizens . Heritage and Destiny is a group that promotes “white supremacist or white separatist ideologies, often focusing on … and more »

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Sisters sue over vehicular assault – The Daily Progress

Two sisters involved in the car attack that killed Heather Heyer on Saturday filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler, James Alex Fields Jr., Richard Spencer and 30 other groups and individuals. Tadrint and Micah Washington, the plaintiffs who were in a car that was hit during the attack Saturday, are seeking $3 million in damages. The sisters who said they did not take part in any protesting that day were on their way home when they found themselves being detoured down 4th Street SE. They stopped at the intersection of 4th Street SE and East Water Street to let a large group of protesters cross the street, according to the lawsuit. Police have said they planned to keep 4th Street closed to traffic until 7 p.m., according to a traffic plan released prior to Saturdays rally. But when asked why there were three cars on the road before the attack, police said they have not completed the investigation. At a news conference on Monday, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said he was unsure whether authorities had officially opened the crossing to traffic. He added that he was certain the action plan called for it to be closed. At about 1:42 p.m., a grey Dodge Challenger turned down 4th Street and accelerated into the group of pedestrians killing 32-year-old Heyer and injuring 19 others. When the Challenger, allegedly driven by Fields, crashed into the sisters vehicle, the two were slammed into the dashboard and windshield, leaving them with serious injuries, the lawsuit alleged. Shortly after the attack, Fields was arrested and charged with second degree murder, malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident. Along with Kessler, Fields and Spencer, the lawsuit names as defendants Mike Peinovich (who runs a right-wing podcast), Michael Hill (founder of the neo-confederate League of the South and a leader of the Nationalist Front) and Matthew Heimbach (a leader of the Traditionalist Worker Party and the Nationalist Front), the Traditionalist Worker Party, the League of the South Party, Vanguard America, the National Socialist Movement, the Nationalist Front, the National Policy Institute, and the Proud Boys. The suit also names David Duke (former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan), the Council of Conservative Citizens, AltRight.com, Augustus Invictus (founder of the military wing of the Proud Boys), Pax Dickinson, Christopher Cantwell, Andrew Anglin (founder of the Daily Stormer), the Daily Stormer, Identity Dixie, Identity Evropa, Nathan Damigo, the Red Elephants, the American Resistance, the American Freedom Keepers and the Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia. The suit also includes John Doe 1-1,000 and Jane Doe 1-1,000 to represent other people from the rally that have not yet been identified. Timothy Litzenburg, of the Miller Firm, LLC in Orange, took on the case because he said the Saturdays events in Charlottesville were as frightening as 1930s Germany. Calling the car attack an act of domestic terror, he said he wanted to represent the Washington sisters who experienced the violence first hand. Were fighting fascism, Litzenburg said. For the John Does mentioned in the suit, Litzenburg said the firm intends to add people and organizations as they are identified in photos and videos. It leaves us room in the lawsuit as we learn more about who was there, said Litzenburg. Count 1 in the suit alleges Fields intentionally assaulted the Washington sisters when he rammed his vehicle into theirs, as the car barreled through the crowd of pedestrians. According to the document, the plaintiffs were severely injured and suffered great physical, mental and emotional pain and injury and required and received medical care and treatment and incurred medical expenses. Count 2 (against all of the defendants) alleges a civil conspiracy in which the defendants unlawfully and willingly participated in the incitement, promotion and sponsoring of violent acts and terrorism for the purpose of instilling fear in the public and stopping the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue, according to the document. Count 3 alleges negligence on the parts of all the defendants in that all of them aided Fields in an act of terrorism when he reportedly mowed down the group of pedestrians. Count 4 alleges that all the defendants incited rioting and disorderly conduct that would result in the use of force against residents of Charlottesville and counter-protesters, the document states. Count 5 accuses all of the defendants of intentionally inflicting emotional distress on the plaintiffs. Count 6 accuses the defendants of aiding the assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress that Fields allegedly inflicted on the plaintiffs after the car attack. Count 7 alleges that Fields was negligent while operating his vehicle when it reportedly hit the Washingtons vehicle. The lawsuit said Fields failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to maintain proper control of the vehicle and operated it in a careless and reckless manner. Count 8 alleges that Kessler was negligent by failing to take appropriate measures to makes sure there would be no violent at the Unite the Right event. Instead, the lawsuit alleges Kessler witnessed, encouraged and participated in violence against counter-protesters, according to the document. When reached, Kessler said he had not yet seen the lawsuit and declined to comment.

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UPDATED: $3M lawsuit filed against Kessler, Fields and 31 others after deadly car attack following Charlottesville rally – Richmond.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE Two sisters involved in the car attack that killed Heather Heyer on Saturday filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler, James Alex Fields Jr., Richard Spencer and 30 other groups and individuals. Tadrint and Micah Washington, the plaintiffs who were in a car that was hit during the attack Saturday, are seeking $3 million in damages. The sisters who said they did not take part in any protesting that day were on their way home when they found themselves being detoured down Fourth Street. They stopped at Fourth Street Southeast and East Water Street to let a large group of protesters cross the street, according to the lawsuit. Police have said they planned to keep Fourth Street closed to traffic until 7 p.m., according to a traffic plan released prior to Saturdays rally. When asked why there were three cars on the road before the attack, police said they have not completed the investigation. At a news conference Monday, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said he was unsure whether authorities had officially opened the crossing to traffic. He added that he was certain the action plan called for it to be closed. At about 1:40 p.m., a gray Dodge Challenger turned down Fourth Street and accelerated into the group of pedestrians killing 32-year-old Heyer and injuring 19 others. When the Challenger, allegedly driven by Fields, crashed into the sisters vehicle, the two were slammed into the dashboard and windshield, leaving them with serious injuries, the lawsuit alleges. Shortly after the attack, Fields was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident. Along with Kessler, Fields and Spencer, a white nationalist, the lawsuit names as defendants Mike Peinovich (who runs a right-wing podcast), Michael Hill (founder of the neo-Confederate League of the South and a leader of the Nationalist Front) and Matthew Heimbach (a leader of the Traditionalist Worker Party and the Nationalist Front), the Traditionalist Worker Party, the League of the South, Vanguard America, the National Socialist Movement, the Nationalist Front, the National Policy Institute, and the Proud Boys. The suit also names David Duke (former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan), the Council of Conservative Citizens, AltRight.com, Augustus Invictus (founder of the military wing of the Proud Boys), Pax Dickinson, Christopher Cantwell, Andrew Anglin (founder of the Daily Stormer), the Daily Stormer, Identity Dixie, Identity Evropa, Nathan Damigo, the Red Elephants, the American Resistance, the American Freedom Keepers and the Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia. The suit also includes John Doe 1-1,000 and Jane Doe 1-1,000 to represent other people from the rally who have not yet been identified. Lawyer Timothy Litzenburg, of the Miller Firm LLC in Orange County, took on the case because he said Saturdays events in Charlottesville were as frightening as 1930s Germany. Calling the car attack an act of domestic terrorism, he said he wanted to represent the Washington sisters who experienced the violence first hand. Were fighting fascism, Litzenburg said. For the John Does mentioned in the suit, Litzenburg said the firm intends to add people and organizations as they are identified in photos and videos. It leaves us room in the lawsuit as we learn more about who was there, said Litzenburg. According to the document, the plaintiffs were severely injured and suffered great physical, mental and emotional pain and injury and required and received medical care and treatment and incurred medical expenses. Among other claims, the lawsuit alleges a civil conspiracy in which the defendants unlawfully and willingly participated in the incitement, promotion and sponsoring of violent acts and terrorism for the purpose of instilling fear in the public and stopping the removal of the citys Robert E. Lee statue. It also alleges that Kessler was negligent by failing to take appropriate measures to make sure there would be no violence at the Unite the Right event. Instead, the lawsuit alleges Kessler witnessed, encouraged and participated in violence against counter-protesters. When reached Tuesday, Kessler said he had not yet seen the lawsuit and declined to comment.

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White supremacy: Are US right-wing groups on the rise? – BBC News

BBC News White supremacy: Are US right-wing groups on the rise? BBC News National Socialist Movement: Founded in 1994, it is one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the US, with chapters in more than 30 states. Council of Conservative Citizens : Founded 1985, sprung from the pro-segregation movement in the southern states. These Are Donald Trump's Racist Troops New Republic Guest editorial: Trump had to be badgered to condemn neo-Nazis Napa Valley Register all 4,350 news articles »

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Tennessee White Supremacist Group Confederate Blood and Honour Returns – Southern Poverty Law Center

Since then, C28s founding members have passed out stickers and fliers at a soccer game in Indianapolis and protested a gay pride parade in Tennessee. During the same month, C28 opened its doors to Christian Identity follower Billy Roper, an old school white supremacist and founder of the ShieldWall Network, who doesnt play well with others. (Most recently, Roper accused Brad Griffin, founder of the white nationalist blog Occidental Dissent, of having a multi-racial family, and called white nationalist Richard Spencer a Gay loving, Asian dating libertarian.) C28 announced their new partnership with ShieldWall Network on their blog on July 6: We are very pleased to announce that the ShieldWall Networkhas joined our Confederation. Billy Roper has been a longtime friend of ours, and he held a chair on our old Blood and Honour AD National Council. We look forward to collaborating with the ShieldWall Network, and befitting from the expertise and decades of experience that Billy and other of their members have. C28 describes itself as a networking tool to foster unity within the global movement whose goal is to preserve our [white] people and communities, by planning flier drives and hosting socials, barbeques, meetings, fundraising and memorial gatherings. Currently, C28 claims to have 10 state chapters and is allegedly, actively involved in the production and distribution of White cultural material, including: nationalist music, books, and a variety of other literature. However, its unclear if C28 has produced or distributed any material just yet. Yet C28 has been active since its inception. The group is also affiliated with newly formed mixed marital arts coalition, Confederation of Volkisch Fight Club (CVFC). Members attended a free speech demonstration in support of confederate monuments in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 1. C28 hosted protests against gay pride parades in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Knoxville, Tennessee in June and attended a local white nationalist meeting organized by Matthew Heimbachs Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) on July 8 near Chattanooga, Tennessee. In what they deemed Operation Brickyard, TWP and C28 members passed out fliers and stickers on the Indiana University-Purdue University campus before an Indy 11 soccer game on July 15 in Indianapolis. Security eventually kicked C28 out of the game after two skinheads in the group gave a Hitleresque Roman salute. Were not afraid to meet Antifa wherever they are at, we are in Indiana, we are active, C28 wrote in its After Action Report, which also expressed strong support for the August 12 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The men behind C28 have unsuccessfully attempted to hide their identities. Unfortunately a photo meant to show current members was actually taken at a 2013 social gathering of the South Knox Ten Milers a defunct Tennessee-based white supremacist group headed by Tom Pierce. Dave Nichols, a former Hammerskin member who was brutally beaten at a white power music festival last year, can also be seen in a photo on the blog post, Confederate 28 Protests Knoxville Pride Parade. Pierce, once a close associate of Volksfront and a Council of Conservative Citizens board member (his current membership status is unclear), is not new to white nationalism. In 2011, the self-identified white separatist attended a demonstration against drug abuse in Knoxville organized by Blood and Honour American Division, as well as a social gathering in Tennessee. While the groups website is called Confederate Blood and Honour and includes a logo for Confederate 28 (2 stands for the second letter of the alphabet and H is the eighth letter of the alphabet), the group contends that C28 is the leading contact for Blood and Honour (B&H) American Division, a skinhead group named after a slogan used by the Hitler youth movement.

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Emboldened FAIR to Flood the Talk Radio Airwaves at Annual Hold Their Feet to the Fire Event – Southern Poverty Law Center

The 11th annual gathering brings together conservative radio hosts, anti-immigrant activists and nativist politicians, who will take to the airwaves broadcasting anti-immigrant rhetoric from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 28 and 29. FAIR claims that over 60 radio hosts will be in Washington, calling this year’s event its largest ever.” This fits into the narrative FAIR and other anti-immigrant groups have pushed since the election, namely widescale celebrations ofthe Trump victory, the executive orders he has signed and the steady flow of people leaving anti-immigrant groups for positions at DHS and other government agencies. Conservative talk radio host Lars Larson (right) interviews then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions at FAIR’s 2016 HTFTTF event, in a photo from Larson’s website. In a recent interview, Dan Stein, FAIRs longtime president,stated, Getting out of bed these days is a lot more fun than it used to be. Im having the time of my life. FAIR normally releases very little information about the event and its attendees, and that certainly is the case again this year, but theres plenty to go on from previous years. The event in the past has attracted some of the anti-immigrant movements closest allies in Congress, namely Iowa Rep. Steve King and formerSenator Jeff Sessions, who is now U.S. Attorney General. Also on hand will be right-wing radio hosts like Lars Larson out of Portland. In a piece about Hold Their Feet to the Fire posted on his website in 2016, Larson wrote, Illegals commit murder, rape, robbery and the like. It has to stop. We are sure to hear similar rhetoric on the airwaves on the 28th and 29th. FAIR has a long history of racism, dating back to its founder, white nationalist John Tanton, a man who once wrote, “I’ve come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that.” Larson (left) at FAIR’s 2016 HTFTTF with disgraced, former Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu, the failed nativist pol who allegedly threatened his ex-Mexican boyfriend with deportation . (Photo from Larson’s website.) The group also has welcomed white nationalists at its flagship event. In 2011, Roan Garcia-Quintana, a board member of the white nationalist Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) was photographed at HTFTTFwith nativist former Rep. Tom Tancredo. Garcia-Quintana has spoken out against interracial marriage, and the CCC were the group that Charleston terrorist Dylann Roof cited in his manifesto as his gateway into white nationalism. In 2008, English white nationalist Peter Brimelow, who runs the website VDARE, a hub for white nationalists and anti-Semites attended FAIRs event. Pat Buchanan, the racist former presidential candidate, is a regular attendee. The nativist climate in the U.S. is at a fever pitch following an 18-month presidential campaign and six months of nativist polices being enacted by executive decree. FAIRs victory lap later this week will only add to the cacophony.

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US Border Patrol Will Not Attend Glenn Spencer’s July 2 BBQ Bash … – Southern Poverty Law Center

On his announcement flier, Spencer wrote U.S. Border Patrol on Scene, but clarified in an interview, saying that the US Border Patrol have a permanent location which can be seen by anybody attending the event. Spencer said they will not be participating at all in his event. Spencer has spent the last 20 years stationed close to the US/Mexico border where he has set up cameras, flies aircraft and drones and uses other technology, all in an effort to draw attention to what he calls a hostile invasion. Spencers efforts, like those of other border vigilantes are cloaked in patriotism, but a look at his history shows he has spent decades working with white nationalists, anti-Semites and others on the radical right. In 1998, he spoke in Cullman, Alabama, at anti-immigrant rally hosted by the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a racist group that has called blacks a retrograde species of humanity. The CCC were the organization Charleston terrorist Dylann Roof said was his gateway into white nationalism. A former radio host, Spencer once interviewed Jared Taylor one of the most prominent white nationalists of the past quarter century and founder of the white nationalist journal American Renaissance. In 2002, Spencer spoke at Taylors then-bi annual American Renaissance gathering, which is among the most well-attended white nationalist events. Another Spencer radio guest was California State University, Long Beach, Professor Kevin MacDonald, who is the architect of an elaborate anti-Semitic theory dressed up as evolutionary biology. In recent years, Spencer has been interviewed on multiple occasions by the blatantly anti-Semitic American Free Press (AFP), a publication founded by longtime anti-Semite Willis Carto which carries stories on Zionism, secret “New World Order” conspiracies, and thinly veiled vilification of American Jews and Israel. Throughout the years, Spencer has not shied away from racist and anti-Semitic comments. In a 1996 letter to the Los Angeles Times, Spencer wrote that Mexican culture is based on deceit and that Chicanos and Mexicanos lie as a means of survival. In 1999 he wrote, “Every illegal alien in our nation must be deported immediately. …If we can bomb the TV station in Belgrade [in the former Yugoslavia], we can shut down [U.S. Spanish-language TV networks] Telemundo and Univision.” He also promoted the idea of a Reconquista a conspiracy theory that Mexicans are coming to the U.S. to reconquer it. In 2001, he wrote on the ABP website, “Our country is being invaded by Mexico with hostile intentions. When it blows up, they can’t say we didn’t tell them, when the blood starts flowing on the border and in L.A. We’re [talking] about la reconquista.” His anti-Semitism is also documented, in 2008, he wrote an article on his website with the title: “Is Jew-Controlled Hollywood Brainwashing Americans?” In it, he assured readers that he had Jewish friends but added: “I fear, however, that this small handful of patriotic Americans are far outnumbered by liberal Jews who now have total control over our media.” When asked what the current relationship is between ABP and US Border Patrol, Spencer said, I talk to Border Patrol agents, two or three times a day. Individual agents, and I rarely talk to anyone above that level. On December 20 of 2016, Spencer demonstrated for a US Border Patrol agent his Identicopter drone, according to a video he put on YouTube. According to Spencer, a former chief agent at US Border Patrol served on ABPs board of directors. Financial documents from 2013, the most recent year available, indicate that Chuck Floyd, who Spencer claims was a presidential appointee for international embassy security and border security is on the ABP board. Ties between US Border Patrol and anti-immigrant groups is not a new development. In 2015, the civil rights organization Center for New Community published an in-depth report about collusion between Border Patrol and some of the most prominent nativist groups in the country. Blurring Borders: Collusion between Anti-Immigrant Groups and Immigration Enforcement Agents found, that anti-immigrant leaders collude with some union leaders and DHS employees to inject negative biases into the broader immigration debate. Specifically, the anti-immigrant movement is actively engaged in (1) developing sources within these agencies and unions who are willing to leak data directly to them and in (2) cultivating spokespersons from within these unions who are willing to echo their messaging and to advocate for their policy goals. Under the Trump administration, this collusion will surely metastasize. Already three individuals who have worked with anti-immigrant groups have positions within DHS or the administration. The Border Patrol Union, which works closely with anti-immigrant groups, endorsed Trump in 2016, its first presidential endorsement ever. While Spencer may not be hosting Border Patrol at his event on July 2, the ties between the government agency and the organized nativist movement are steadily strengthening.

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Time to destroy the Confederacy once and for all – Baltimore Sun

On Nov. 20, 2002, while teaching at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, I published an essay in The Tennessean newspaper criticizing a taxpayer-funded statue of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest. My recollection is that I received about 800 hate messages via email saying things like “I hope you are killed in the most violent, bloody way possible by another worthless jigaboo ni**er!!!” with the unnecessary coda “HEIL HITLER!!!” and postal mail (including a miniature Confederate flag sent to me months later at my new office at MIT). Vanderbilt received over 1,000 emails and phone calls. Wallace Earl Cook, of the 1400 block of Nesbitt Drive in Madison, said he was going to come over to Vanderbilt chancellor Gordon Gee’s office and “cut Gee’s heart out,” according to a police report. Mr. Gee wrote he “spent a day with campus police in [his own] office.” The Confederacy was still strong then. Instead of criticizing Mr. Cook or other Klan supporters, Mr. Gee called me “volatile” (no doubt to get the neo-Confederates off his back) and the Klan supporters “old friends.” And they were Klan supporters. In an article that referred to me, The Nation reported in “Trent Lott’s Uptown Klan” that the former Republican Senate Majority Leader was an “honorary member” of the Council of Conservative Citizens (“We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind,” the CCC states as one of its “principles”), even taking photos with its head, Gordon Baum, in Mr. Lott’s office. The editor of the CCC’s newsletter urged its members to “gather a mob” to get me, with Mr. Baum vilifying me on national radio. A man supporting the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) came to a meeting at Vanderbilt and defended the KKK. There were about 100 witnesses. A Sons of Confederate Veterans newsletter listing Lunelle Siegel as editor claims that Nathan Forrest “helped start the organization known as the KKK … to offset the oppression of the Southern people.” On the Sierra Times website, Ms. Siegel said the “KKK was created to protect women and children” (!) and provided contact information for the chairman of my department at Vanderbilt University; the Klan supporters were urging Vanderbilt to fire me. In letters to the editor, someone responded, “[Farley’s] words inflamed me such that I wanted to put a minie [bullet] down the barrel of my Enfield [rifle], hunt him down, and shoot him like the dog he is.” Then it got bad. I wrote the essay as a private citizen, not a Vanderbilt professor, but I did mention Vanderbilt’s Confederate Memorial Hall. Vanderbilt had tried to strike “Confederate” from the hall’s name, and the UDC had sued. As an untenured professor, I obviously played no role in the decision to change the name of the dormitory. But a judge ruled that not only could I be subpoenaed in the case, the people who actually had made the decision to change the name of the building could not be subpoenaed indeed, their names had to be kept secret. I fled Tennessee, leaving behind many of my belongings, including my Oxford University graduation gown. Instead of defending one of its members from death threats, instead of remaining silent, the Vanderbilt administration attacked me, with Mr. Gee saying I was in the wrong in The Tennessean and the Vanderbilt student newspaper. David Barzelay and other student writers mocked my position that the Klan founder had committed capital crimes when he executed black prisoners of war in 1864, comparing it to the “crime” of overcooking a steak, and in another student publication Jacob Grier lied, saying that I gave white students lower grades. I told Vanderbilt to stop the students from publishing such irresponsible and libelous articles (this was not a First Amendment issue), but the administration did nothing. Vanderbilt spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said in The Tennessean that my criticism of the Confederacy was “rightly offensive to, and rejected by, most people.” In turn, the Black Student Alliance at Vanderbilt said its members “support everything that Dr. Jonathan Farley wrote about the Confederacy,” and demanded that Mr. Schoenfeld “publicly retract and apologize for his racist remarks.” After The Tennessean published the name of the BSA’s president, however, someone sent her an email gloating about a movie in which “[n]i**ers are lynched and burned,” and she suddenly decided she needed to focus on her finals. In 2016, Vanderbilt’s chancellor, Nick Zeppos, said he would pay the United Daughters of the Confederacy $1.2 million for the right to rename Confederate Memorial Hall. The Confederates were murderers and traitors; their heirs terrorists and cowards. The terrorists won in Nashville, but, fortunately, Baltimore’s mayor is continuing Sherman’s march to the Inner Harbor and is considering consigning Baltimore’s Confederate monuments to the dung heap of history. Where they belong. Jonathan David Farley (www.latticetheory.net) was named one of “15 people who have shaped the global conversation about science in 2005” by Seed Magazine.

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Vanilla ISIS: The Quiet Radicalization of America’s New al-Qaida – The Root

terrorism (n):the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. In an effort to battle terrorism, Twitter maintains a team dedicated to fighting groups that advocate extremism. Since 2015, Twitter has banned more than 125,000 accounts linked to ISIS, or the Islamic State group, The Guardian reports. Both Google and Facebook employ various tools to counter terrorist activities on their platforms. The FBI wants the authority to shut down Islamic extremist sites, and senators recently asked the Federal Communications Commission why it cant do more to eliminate the online entities that radicalize people over the internet. Amid all this hullabaloo, one group is never mentioned. Politicians, law-enforcement agencies and media outlets rarely talk about the American terrorists radicalized on the internet who go out and commit heinous acts. They point out the ones with Muslim names, brown skin and Middle Eastern backgrounds. They single out the thugs and gangbangers, who, they contend, are seduced by music videos and rap songs, but ignore the growing number of violent extremists who have been brainwashed on social media and popular websites, even though they are responsible for the bulk of domestic acts of terror. There is a growing group of radical extremists in this country. They are young. They are impressionable. They are the new breed of homegrown terrorists. They are white, and they will kill you. When Nidal Hasan killed 13 people on Fort Hood Army base in Texas in 2009, investigators were already tracking his communications with radical Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, whose blog reportedly also inspired at least 10 other terrorist incidents. Under pressure from U.S. officials, the website was eventually taken down by its host, and Awlaki was eventually killed in a targeted drone strike in 2011. Prosecutors say that when Dylann Roof slithered out of Charleston, S.C.s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2015 after killing nine parishioners at a prayer meeting, he had been self-radicalized by sites like the Council for Conservative Citizens and the Daily Stormer. James Harris Jacksonthe man who allegedly prepared for a mass murder of minorities by stabbing a black man in New York Citys Times Square in Marchsubscribed to several alt-right YouTube channels, according to the Daily Beast. Sean Urbanski, who is charged with murdering Richard Collins III just days before the Army lieutenant was scheduled to graduate from Bowie State, was a member of at least one white supremacist Facebook group, CNN reports. Conservatives would have you believe that there are a large number of Muslims secretly plotting to kill us all, but the numbers dont show that. If you remove the Sept. 11 attacks from the casualty count, foreign-born terrorists have committed 25 murders in the last 25 years. In fact, the chance of an American being killed by a foreign-born terrorist is 1 in 3,609,709 (pdf), say researchers at the Cato Institute. But since 1993, right-wing extremists have been responsible for 255 deaths and have injured more than 600 more. According to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League, the vast majority of these acts of terror have been committed by white supremacists; people who were anti-immigrant, anti-government extremists; or a combination. On Monday the ADL released A Dark & Constant Rage (pdf)a comprehensive report cataloging 150 incidents of right-wing extremism over the past 25 years. Yes, you are seven times more likely to be killed by a right-wing extremist than by a Muslim terrorist. White extremists are far more dangerous than jihadists. Every study shows it. Statistics bear it out. But heres the problem: It is not that no one knows it. They just wont say it. The FBI knows it. Local law-enforcement agencies worry about it. Media entities are aware. Even the Department of Homeland Security recognizes the threat. They’re carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government But they wont do or say anything because this brand of terrorist kills black and brown people. Because it is unthinkable to profile young white men as violent thugs, but acceptable when America does it to Muslims, Mexicans and black people. Because white privilege. The Alt Reich: Nation group that Sean Urbanski visited is still taking members on Facebook. The Daily Stormer, the website that Dylann Roof may have posted on, is still up and running. Just recently, a black student at American University needed police protection after a neo-Nazi sites founder sent the sites readers after her. Hes still on Twitter. The Council of Conservative Citizens is open for business. Everything is still cool. Perhaps tomorrow, or next week, another white male will open fire in a crowded theater because of propaganda he read online, as white supremacist John Russell Houser did in July 2015. Maybe next week, a lone wolf will go to a Black Lives Matter protest and empty his guns magazine, as Allen Scarsella did in November 2015. Or next year, someone might walk into another temple and spray bullets the way white nationalist Wade Michael Page did in a Sikh temple in 2012. All three of these men were radicalized by groups that exist openly, without any fear of being arrested for fueling violence or making terrorist threats. Of course, there are some who worry about the slippery slope that leads to the government control of free speech. Ask Lt. Collins family if his life was worth less than a Facebook groups existence. Inquire about freedom of speech from the people whose bodies still have bullet fragments from Scarsellas weapon. Better yet, ask the members of Emanuel AME if theyd trade the right of neo-Nazis to spread hate in exchange for the lives of Cynthia, Susie, Ethel, Depayne, Clementa, Tywanza, Daniel, Sharonda and Myra. Go ahead … Ill wait. In 1919, in a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote that even the most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic. The phrase is meant to explain that there are limits to the First Amendment. When a persons speech causes harm or injury to someone else, it is reasonable that a society would stop that person. But in America, if the person screaming fire is white and the theater is filled with black or brown people, he can yell all he wants.

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