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Hate in Europe: August 2018

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:36
The following is a list of activities and events linked to American white supremacist, neo-Nazi, anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim groups in Europe. Organizations listed as hate groups are designated with an asterisk.

Hatewatch Headlines 9/5/18

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 20:53
New book says Trump later called his criticism of white supremacists his “biggest mistake;” neo-Nazi reportedly offered $9,000 to kill family of five; the curious case of a black man who befriended the KKK, and more.

To replace John McCain, Arizona governor picks politician with a history of anti-Muslim rhetoric, Jon Kyl

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 15:27
U.S. Senator John McCain made a national splash during the 2008 presidential campaign when, during a campaign town hall, he refuted a woman who said then-Senator Barack Obama was “an Arab.”

Tied tightly to Trump, anti-immigration group FAIR takes to the capital — and airwaves — once again

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:02
It’s become almost a late-summer ritual on the anti-immigration front: The hate group Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR) bringing together a group of conservative talk radio hosts to bash immigrants and cheer on President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric.

Hatewatch Headlines 9/4/18

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 20:59
Human rights groups urge senators to grill Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as hearings begin today; should Trump’s evangelical advisers be exempt from disclosure laws? Mollie Tibbetts family says don’t use her death to advance racism, and more.

In unusual alliance, Infowars, Joey Gibson teaming up for ‘street army’ teams

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:26
Infowars and Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, with Gibson once calling the creator of the show, Alex Jones, “crazy.”

ACT for America to again descend on nation's capital for annual anti-Muslim conference

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:16
ACT for America, the nation’s largest anti-Muslim hate group, will convene in Crystal City, Virginia, on September 4-5 for its annual national conference. Now in its 10th year, the conference will bring together ACT’s base along with anti-Muslim speakers and U.S. members of Congress.

Weekend Read: On Labor Day, a reminder that incarcerated laborers don’t have a choice

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 08:49
When police arrived, they found Frank Ellington’s body draped backwards over the machine he’d been cleaning.

Hatewatch Headlines 8/31/18

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 21:39
Remembering the scene where Heather Heyer was killed; a Trump-backed politician administered a racist Facebook site; how the Kremlin influences the West, and more.

Former press secretary of anti-immigrant hate group FAIR alleges he was discriminated against and taunted for being Mexican American

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 11:54
The former press secretary of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) filed an official complaint Tuesday against his ex-employer, alleging discrimination and harassment, even at the hands of leaders at the organization.

Hatewatch Headlines 8/30/18

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 21:32
A U.S. Senate candidate will speak alongside extremists; another Trump administration official has ties to white nationalists; climate change and systemic racism, and more.

ACTBAC NC hosting ‘Silent Sam’ rally Thursday

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 14:50
Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County North Carolina (ACTBAC NC), a neo-Confederate hate group, will host an 8 p.m. “Twilight Service” Thursday night at McCorkle Place, the site of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s monument to Confederate dead. Known as “Silent Sam,” the statue was torn down by a group of protesters last week, sparking ire from white nationalists, “Confederate heritage” groups and North Carolina Republicans.

Two men accused of federal hate crime for assault in Maine

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 09:44
Two men who allegedly assaulted a black man in Biddeford, Maine, last spring are now named in a federal indictment accusing them of a federal hate crime.

Sovereign citizen wanted for fatal shooting finally apprehended in Florida

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 08:56
A fugitive sovereign citizen wanted by South Carolina authorities for his reported involvement in a fatal shooting in Sumter was apprehended August 15 by the U.S. Marshals Service in Jacksonville, Florida.

SPLC urges federal government to provide more resources for students instead of arming teachers with guns

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 08:44
Leaders from across the South, including Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, participated on Tuesday in a roundtable discussion of the Federal Commission on School Safety at the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery. 

Hatewatch Headlines 8/29/18

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 21:38
Trump tells evangelicals to expect “violence” if GOP loses in November; murder suspect’s ties to white supremacists; anti-immigrant group FAIR named in human rights complaint, and more.

Tennessee man charged with murder for burning black man to death, then using Bible to justify act

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:21
When it comes to why John Daniel Carothers allegedly burned a black man to death in central Tennessee, prosecutors think his own words to a white supremacist group explain it all.

ACT for America’s 'Back the Blue' rally attracts 'Unite the Right' attendee

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 09:21
As first reported by One People’s Project, a recent “Back the Blue” rally sponsored by the anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America drew an activist who has associated with white nationalists. This is just the latest example of the anti-Muslim group attracting these types of figures to its events.

'10,000 of us can be James Allsup': white nationalists are getting involved in local GOP politics

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:46
“We can’t be afraid to be normal,” James Allsup, a scheduled speaker at last year’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, told the hosts of a popular white nationalist podcast, “Exodus Americanus,” in June.

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