White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied again this week that the Austin bombings were terrorism, and Austin Chief of Police Brian Manley asked “That’s been the question all along: Is this terrorism? Is this hate-related?”
It is well known by now that “terrorism” is often used by American officials as a dog whistle to refer to acts of political violence carried out by Muslims or by minorities, and that typically white violence of a terroristic sort is characterized by other adjectives (the poor things often seem to be off their meds or at most involved in “hate crimes.”)
This linguistic hypocrisy has got to stop. If the character of the legislation is the problem, let’s change it. We know who some of the victims are, and that tells us a great deal.
A new report from the Anti-Defamation League found a 258 percent increase in white supremacist propaganda on college campuses between 2016 and 2017.
Bess Kalb, a writer for “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” especially took issue with Fausset’s insistence that Hovater is polite. For example, in the same sentence that Fausset describes Hovater as a Nazi sympathizer, he immediately calls him “polite and low-key.” When writing of Hovater as a self-described “social media villain” who occasionally appears on alt-right podcasts, Fausset adds that “his Midwestern manners would please anyone’s mother.”
Both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a report in May that warned about the likelihood of far right groups carrying out future attacks, according to a report by Foreign Policy. The same report detailing this also pointed out that white supremacist groups had carried out more attacks over the past 16 years than any other domestic extremist group and “likely will continue to pose a threat of lethal violence over the next year.”
An Oklahoma man was arrested and accused of trying to blow up a van loaded with 1000lb of fake explosives in downtown Oklahoma City, the Justice Department said. The man was said to be upset with the government, according to court documents.
Pictures from earlier on day of clashes show James Fields with white supremacist group Vanguard America
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By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Trump staffer Stephen Miller, an arch-conservative, defended Trump’s Muslim ban on …
Trump spokesman Sean Spicer actually cited the mosque shooting as though it had been carried out by a Muslim Canadian and gave it as a reason for which Trump’s Muslim ban had been justified!
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Galea, who has been linked to far-right groups, allegedly carried out reconnaissance of a target and met with an associate to discuss plans to attack two locations
A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children has been bombed in an air raid in Syria’s northwest Idlib province.
(ANTIWAR) The US-backed offensive in and around Manbij has been going on for two months, with only a part of the city and surrounding area ever captured. The failing offensive on the ground is being overshadowed however, by the US air campaign. That’s because US airstrikes …
If you want to envision what Trump’s America would look like, here it is.
Nearly every part of the Bundy family’s business is funded by government welfare programs.
Oregon is about guns, right-wing media and state violence as well as race. But it shows our racial inequity clearly
What the ongoing Oregon standoff has taught us is that it’s never been more apparent that the U.S. government values white lives above all others.
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s three sons and “about 150” militiamen have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge HQ to protest the pending imprisonment of two Oregon ranchers accused of arson, arguing the federal government has no authority in local cases.
Black Lives Matter activists say five protesters were shot by white supremacists who had previously threatened them