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    Two British soldiers charged with terror offences for being members of banned neo-Nazi group

    12th September 2017

    Two British soldiers and a third man have been charged under anti-terror laws for being members of a banned neo-Nazi group.

    The men were identified as Mikko Vevhilainen, 32, originally from Finland, and Mark Barrett, 24, and Alex Deakin, 22, both serving soldiers in the British army.

    They were all accused of being part of the banned neo-Nazi group “National Action”, and two of the men allegedly possessed articles that could be used for terrorism.

    National Action was the first far-right group to be banned by the Home Office in 2016 after being described as “virulently racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic.”

    Anyone found to be a member could face up to 10 years in prison.

    It is thought National Action has around 100 members in the UK.

    Vevhilainen is also charged with possessing a document containing information likely to be useful for terrorism and publishing material which is threatening, abusive or insulting, by posting comments on a website intending to stir up racial hatred.

    The 32-year-old is also charged with possessing pepper spray.

    Barrett, who is based at Gaza Crescent in Dhekelia Garrison, Cyprus, faces a single charge of membership of National Action, contrary to the Terrorism Act 2000.

    Deakin, from Beacon Road, Great Barr in Birmingham, faces the same charges in addition to possessing documents likely to be useful to a person preparing to commit an act of terrorism, and distribution of a terrorist publication.

    The 22-year-old is also charged with inciting racial hatred after he allegedly posted National Action stickers at Aston University campus in Birmingham last July.

    http://5pillarsuk.com/2017/09/12/two...eo-nazi-group/

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    White terrorist convicted in plot to kill Muslims

    Upstate New York Man Convicted for his Role in Attempting to Develop Lethal Radiation Device, targeting Arab and Muslim Americans in a case of increasing domestic terrorism and violence by White Americans provoked to hatred by strident racist rhetoric. American racist hate refocusing on Arabs and Muslims

    In the wake of warnings from the U.S. Government of extremist militias planning violence against American Muslims and American Arabs, a jury in New York convicted Glendon Scott Crawford, 51, of planning to build and detonate a radioactive device to murder Muslims.

    In an ironic twist, Crawford was found guilty during a five-day trial on all counts of seeking to murder targets identified as “Muslim” because of his anger of Arab criticism of Israel. Identified as being a member of the Ku Klux Klan, which hates Jews as much as it hates Arabs and Muslims, Crawford was described as a fanatic acting on his own.

    But leaders of the Arab and Muslim community believe that Crawford is the tip of an iceberg of domestic violence brewing in cities across America that are planning violence against Muslims and Arabs. (Read about rightwing militias planning attacks against American Arabs and Muslims.)

    Much of the anti-Arab and anti-Muslim hysteria is being fed by the extremist rhetoric of many of the individuals running for national office who are expressing racist political views, stereotyping Arabs and Muslims as being part of an international terrorist conspiracy against Americans. The battle to prevent the signing of a nuclear agreement with Iran has been focused on building up racist hatred of Arabs and Islamophobia against Muslims in an effort to build public support against the deal, negotiated by President Barack Obama.
    A bulletin from the FBI recently cautioned that militias across the United States are planning violence against Muslims and Arabs.
    Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian of the Northern District of New York and Special Agent in Charge Andrew W. Vale of the FBI’s Albany, New York, Division made the announcement.

    Crawford was convicted of attempting to produce and use a radiological dispersal device and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Crawford was also convicted of distributing information relating to weapons of mass destruction, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. He also faces a $2 million fine on the attempting to produce and use a radiological dispersal device charge, and a fine of $250,000 on the other two charges.

    Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 15, 2015, before Chief U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe of the Northern District of New York.

    Crawford is the first person to be found guilty of attempting to construct a radiological dispersal device, a statute Congress passed in 2004.

    “Glendon Scott Crawford, a self-professed member of the Ku Klux Klan, was convicted of offenses relating to his deadly plan to use a radiological dispersal device to target unsuspecting Muslim Americans with lethal doses of radiation,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin.

    “The National Security Division’s highest priority is counterterrorism, and we will continue to pursue justice against those who seek to perpetrate attacks on American soil.”

    In April 2012, the FBI received information that Crawford, who was employed as an industrial mechanic with General Electric in Schenectady, New York, had approached local Jewish organizations seeking people who might help him develop technology to be used against people whom he perceived to be enemies of Israel.
    During a 14-month investigation, the Albany FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force learned that Crawford was attempting to solicit funds to purchase, and then weaponize, a commercially available X-ray machine so that it could be used to injure or kill others by exposing them to lethal doses of radiation.

    “Crawford is a terrorist motivated by bigotry and hate who would have used a weapon of mass destruction to kill innocent Muslim members of our community were it not for the good judgment of citizens who quickly alerted law enforcement to his diabolical plan and the outstanding work of the Albany FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force,” said U.S. Attorney Hartunian.

    “This case illustrates how we must remain vigilant to protect our community from would-be terrorists.”
    During the investigation, Crawford, with help from co-conspirator Eric J. Feight, took steps to design, acquire the parts for, build and test a remote initiation device that could have activated the radiation machine, and acquired the X-ray machine that he planned to modify into a weapon of mass destruction. The X-ray device that he planned to use had been modified so that Crawford could not have used it to hurt anyone.

    “Today’s verdict is a testament to the tremendous efforts of our Joint Terrorism Task Force in uncovering Crawford’s plot and the dedication of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in bringing justice to an individual who sought to inflict terror and harm on our innocent citizens,” said Special Agent in Charge Vale.

    “This verdict is a victory for us all, but we must continue to remain observant; it is only with the assistance of our community members and law enforcement partners that we can be successful in thwarting these violent plots.”

    Feight pleaded guilty on Jan. 22, 2014, to providing material support to terrorists. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 17, 2015, by Chief Judge Sharpe and faces up to 15 years of imprisonment.

    Crawford, a self-professed member of the Ku Klux Klan, wanted to use the device against Muslims, and he scouted mosques in Albany and Schenectady and an Islamic community center and school in Schenectady as possible targets. Crawford also suggested the New York governor’s mansion as a potential target.

    With undercover agents, Crawford discussed placing the radiological device within a van or truck, parking the vehicle near the entrance to the target location, and then remotely activating the device so that it would direct lethal doses of radiation at people coming in and out of the target location.

    A central feature of Crawford’s completed X-ray device was that its targets would be exposed to dangerous and lethal doses of X-ray radiation without being aware of the exposure, the harmful effects of which would likely not be immediately apparent.

    This case was investigated by the Albany FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephen Green and Richard Belliss of the Northern District of New York, and Trial Attorney Joseph Kaster of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. The Justice Department’s Criminal Division also provided assistance.

    http://thearabdailynews.com/2015/08/...-kill-muslims/


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    You’re 7 Times More Likely To Be Killed By A Conservative Terrorist Than A Muslim Extremist

    If you’ve been listening to the vitriol spewed by the Right — and even if you haven’t — you’ve probably heard whispers that ISIS is sneaking terrorists into the country as Syrian refugees. While this is not in any way true, our conservative friends absolutely believe it, and their politicians — Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Carson, and the rest of the Clown Car™ — absolutely capitalize on the opportunity to demonize Muslims, all while completely ignoring the true terrorist threat: crazy white people.

    “We have no idea who these people are, we are the worst when it comes to paperwork,” Trump said of refugees from Syria who are fleeing ISIS in mid-November. “This could be one of the great Trojan horses.” The billionaire adamantly declared that “we cannot let them into this country, period,” because refugees represent a “problem.”

    This is a sentiment that has become quite popular with the Right — keep them out, they’re dangerous, they’re going to kill us. After all, we have more important problems — like Planned Parenthood, Benghazi, and whatever nonissue conservatives insist on pretending is an impending threat to America. One very real issue that conservatives all ignore is the threat the Right poses, a threat far greater than any Muslim — one that was very recently placed on full display by Robert Lewis Dear’s attack on a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado.

    Dear, a Christian conservative, killed three and injured nine in his terrifying attack, in which he set up propane tanks in the parking lot of the Planned Parenthood and went in shooting. Desperate conservatives, in an effort to shield their violent and hateful rhetoric from any blame, have concocted a story of a bank robbery gone wrong in which the terrorist ducked into Planned Parenthood to avoid the police, but that story has been disproved time and again. Some, like 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz, portray Dear as a “transgender leftist activist” because of a typographical error on his voter registration — another tale that is, of course, utter and complete bullshit. Perhaps conservatives are simply ignorant of literally everything — or maybe, just maybe, they don’t want you to realize that you are more than seven times more likely to be killed by a right-wing terrorist than one of their dreaded Muslims.

    Conservatives are right about one thing — the United States faces an unprecedented and growing terrorist threat. To understand the nature of this threat, you need only do one thing: look in the mirror…unless you’re not white; in that case, find a picture of a white person and look at it. There’s your terrorist.

    http://anonhq.com/white-terrorists-k...ore-than-both/

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    White Firefighter Says Saving One Dog Is 'More Important' Than A Million Black People



    An Ohio fire department has suspended one of its volunteer firefighters for a racist Facebook post suggesting he'd prefer to save a dog in an emergency than a black person.

    Tyler Roysdon, a volunteer for Franklin Township, wrote that if he had to choose between saving a dog or a black man from a burning building, the dog would get priority, because "one dog is more important than a million n****rs."



    Roysdon has since removed the post from his Facebook page, but a screenshot appears below.




    Once township officials discovered the post, Roysdon was suspended indefinitely, according to local station WHIO-TV.

    The township will hold a disciplinary hearing for him on Sept. 27, the station reported.

    Because he is a volunteer, Roysdon is only paid when he is called to duty. Authorities said he will not be called while the suspension is in effect.

    Township officials released an official statement about Roysdon on Thursday, confirming that he was suspended until the township's board of trustees can meet to determine his fate:

    "Recently, a Franklin Township volunteer firefighter posted unacceptable remarks on social media. Upon gaining knowledge of this information, Fire Chief Steve Bishop immediately contacted the firefighter and directed the comments be removed. The firefighter was suspended without pay until the Board of Township Trustees could meet to determine a course of action. Chief Bishop does not have the authority to terminate employees. Termination of any township employee requires a vote by the Board of Trustees."

    HuffPost reached out to Roysdon, who did not immediately respond.

    A woman who identified herself as Joei Frame Roysdon told WXIX-TV that she was Roysdon's wife and said, "He admitted that he said things that were wrong and apologized."

    She added: "Everyone deserves a second chance and is also entitled to their own opinion."

    Meanwhile, Ryan Grubbs, who works as a volunteer firefighter with Roysdon, said his colleague's words go against the department's core values.

    "We don't pick and choose who needs us, we just go," Grubbs told WKEF-TV. "We're volunteers, we're doing this because we love the community."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0edff971c0fbc

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    FBI Reveals: Threat to U.S. Posed by White Supremacists Now Equals That of ISIS


    Independent data reportedly paints an even starker picture, putting the number of attacks planned by white nationalists as double those of jihadist movements

    The threat America faces from white nationalist violence is at least equal to that posed by radical Islamist group ISIS, FBI Director Chris Wray told a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee meeting on Wednesday.

    Wray told senators that "about 1000" cases of domestic terrorism were currently being investigated, and that that was approximately the same as the number of cases related to Islamic terrorism under investigation, The Hill has reported.

    According to the report however, independent data reveals that the number of attacks carried out and planned by white supremacists is almost double those undertaken by Islamists.

    The bureau director however, refused to rank either threat as being more pressing than the other.

    "We take both of them very, very seriously," he said. "Our focus is on violence and threats of violence against the people of this country. That’s our concern — it’s not ideology.”

    Some senators however, complained of a double standard in how the different threats are dealt with.

    According to Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, not a single committee meeting had been held on the threat posed by domestic terrorism, despite the fact that attacks carried out by white supremacists were "almost triple" those carried out by those who identify with a jihadist movement.

    While Democrat Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) called on the committee to launch an investigation into white nationalist extremism in the U.S., Wray argued that the issue was one the legislature would have to tackle.

    As there is not a domestic terrorism offense per se, a lot of cases are pursued on gun or explosive charges as opposed to charges of terrorism, as doing so would require proof of a link between the perpetrator and a foreign organization, Wray explained.

    Having such crimes designated as terrorism would allow for farther reaching investigative powers, and thus aid the agency in its fight against nationalist violence.

    https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.814850

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    White American men are a bigger domestic terrorist threat than Muslim foreigners


    Since Trump took office, more Americans have been killed by white American men with no connection to Islam than by Muslim terrorists or foreigners.

    When President Donald Trump signed his since-revised executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, he claimed it was to protect Americans from “radical Islamic terrorists.”


    “We don’t want ‘em here,” Trump told reporters at the Pentagon, where he signed the order in January.


    But in the eight months since Trump took office, more Americans have been killed in attacks by white American men with no connection to Islam than by Muslim terrorists or foreigners.


    Radical Islamic terrorists inspired or directed by groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda do pose a clear threat to the US. There is no question about that. Before last night’s deadly shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history occurred in June 2016 when an ISIS-inspired man opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and wounding 53.


    And ISIS-linked militants have killed or injured dozens of people in countries like England, France, and Canada so far this year, including two women killed in a stabbing attack in Marseille, France, and several people injured in a car-ramming attack in Edmonton, Canada, just this weekend.


    But here at home, the bigger threat has come from a very different kind of attacker, one with no ties to religion generally or Islamist extremism specifically.


    Here are just a few of the attacks that have occurred in 2017:



    • Sunday night, a 64-year-old white man from Nevada opened fire on a crowd of more than 22,000 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing more than 50 and wounding more than 200.
    • In August, a 20-year-old white Nazi sympathizer from Ohio sped his car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman and injuring at least 19 others.
    • In June, a 66-year-old white man from Illinois shot at Republican Congress members during an early morning baseball practice, severely wounding several people including Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the House of Representatives Majority Whip.
    • In March 2017, a 28-year-old white man from Baltimore traveled to New York City with the explicit aim of killing black men. He stabbed 66-year-old Timothy Caughman to death and was charged with terrorism by New York state authorities.
    • In May, a 35-year-old white man from Oregon named Jeremy Joseph Christian began harassing Muslim teenagers on a train in Portland, telling them “We need Americans here!” Two men interceded; Christian then stabbed and killed them both.


    In fact, between 2001 and 2015, more Americans were killed by homegrown right-wing extremists than by Islamist terrorists, according to a study by New America, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, DC.


    A June 2017 study by Reveal and the Center for Investigative Reporting found a similar pattern:
    Even the “radical Islamic terrorists” are usually US citizens

    In Trump’s very first speech to Congress, he claimed that “the vast majority of individuals convicted of terrorism and terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country.”


    But none of the perpetrators of the major US terrorist attacks carried out in the name of Islam in the past 15 years have come from the nations on Trump’s travel ban (either the original one or the new, revised version that was released late last month). In fact, the country home to the biggest number of terrorists who have carried out successful attacks inside the US is the US itself.


    The San Bernardino shooting that killed 14 people was carried out by an American-born US citizen of Pakistani descent and a lawful permanent US resident of Pakistani descent. The Orlando nightclub shooter who murdered 49 people was an American-born US citizen of Afghan descent. The Boston marathon bombers, who identified as ethnic Chechen, came to the US from Kyrgyzstan and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, before carrying out attacks that left three dead. Faisal Shahzad, the attempted Times Square bomber, was Pakistani-American. Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009, was born in Virginia to Palestinian parents.


    And as my colleague Zack Beauchamp has written, the average likelihood of an American being killed in a terrorist attack in which an immigrant participated in any given year is one in 3.6 million — even including the 9/11 deaths. The average American is more likely to die from their own clothing or a toddler with a gun than an immigrant terrorist. But we’re not banning guns and T-shirts from coming into the country.


    Adopting extremist views and committing horrendous acts of violence in the name of some "righteous" cause, be it religion or politics or just plain old hatred, isn't something that only Muslims, or Arabs, or immigrants, or any other group of people do. It's something humans do.

    https://www.vox.com/world/2017/10/2/...errorism-islam

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    The ‘Patriots’ Of The Far Right Have Only One Real Principle: Opposing Muslims

    It’s surprising what you can get away with provided you stick to the script on ‘hating the other’. Michael Brull explains.

    The fringe movements of the far right basically don’t like Muslims. They claim various other values, but they’re mostly just a smoke screen. If you look at the kinds of mini celebrities among their ranks, you’ll find that whatever they claim, basically all they need to do is trash Muslims and Islam. The rest is basically flexible. Including the patriotism stuff.

    If you watch videos by the various racist and neo-fascist personalities of the far right, they typically begin with the salutation: “G’day patriots”. Ordinarily, one might think that Australian patriots would be Australian, Australia would be the only country they loved and were committed to, and they just wanted to protect their beloved country from foreigners (above all Muslims) who were going to wreck the place. But the thing is, the patriots seem flexible on what one might’ve thought were the fundamentals of patriotism.

    Take Senator Malcolm Roberts, from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party. It turns out, when he stood for election as a Senator for the most xenophobic party in parliament, he wasn’t just an Australian citizen. He was also an English citizen. The High Court judgment on his case makes for amusing reading.

    Firstly, Justice Patrick Keane establishes that Roberts spent the election trying to find out if he was a British citizen. In May 2016 he wrote an email to two (seemingly defunct) email addresses, asking them “Please advise whether or not I am still a British citizen? If I am a British citizen, how do I renounce it?”

    In June, he tried to renounce his British citizenship by sending another email which he hoped would be “effective immediately”. When his wife, Christine Roberts, found the correct office to get in contact with in September, Malcolm emailed them to find out “Am I a British citizen, national, subject or UK classification of any kind?” And if so, how could he renounce it?

    The United Kingdom Home Office corresponded with Roberts until he finally was able to register his renunciation on 5 December 2016. Remember: the election was held about 5 months earlier, in July.

    Here is the part that is a bit weird. To prove that he was entitled to be elected, and even to run as a Senator, Roberts needed to show that he was always just an Australian citizen, and nothing else. When being questioned in court, Roberts said “At the time of my nomination I considered myself Australian and only Australian. This is my sincere belief based upon having grown up in Australia, our family culture and the fact that I had always had an Australian and only an Australian passport.”

    Justice Keane seemed bemused by Robert’s theory that all it takes to be an Australian is the belief that one is Australian. Justice Keane observed that, “Senator Roberts referred on several occasions to this evidence as the foundation of his claim to be, and always to have been, an Australian and only an Australian.”

    He comments that “Senator Roberts equates feelings of Australian self-identification with citizenship, and so confuses notions of how a person sees oneself with an understanding of how one’s national community sees an individual who claims to be legally entitled to be accepted as a member of that community. The extent to which Senator Roberts’ subjective beliefs and objective reality diverge became apparent when Senator Roberts, pressed by Mr Lloyd SC as to whether ‘believing that you are an Australian citizen by reason of what is said amongst family members is actually the test for Australian citizenship’, answered: ‘Knowing my father I certainly do’.”

    I don’t think there’s any question that this would not be accepted by the “patriots” – or by One Nation’s leader – if stated by a Muslim. The citizenship of Muslims is constantly up for questioning and scrutiny, and those who fail various tests of proving commitment to Australia – “Australian values” and so on – are routinely invited to leave the country.

    Roberts was born in another country, broke the law set out in the Constitution, was a citizen of two countries when running for office – and is one of the leading exponents of Australia’s most patriotic elected party. It turns out to be Australian, all it takes is thinking you are Australian.

    All the stuff about Team Australia, Australian values and so on doesn’t really apply to patriots who hate Muslims. They can even get a pass for breaking the Constitution – the kind of document that patriots in other countries might hold sacred.

    Or take another patriot, Avi Yemini. Yemini is the son of Zephania Waks, and his brother is Manny, well known for exposing the sexual abuse of children in the Jewish community. It appears that Avi, who alleges his father was abusive, changed his last name to distance himself from his family.

    Moving along, Avi brags about serving in the Israeli army, and has a gym called IDF (Israeli Defence Force) Training. Again, it seems strange for an icon of the movement of patriots to have served in a foreign army, which he continues to glorify and encourages others to support.

    This seems like it would be relatively straightforward: Australian patriots are supposed to love and serve only one army – the Australian army. If Australia went to war with Israel, we might assume that patriots would serve on the Australian side. If a “patriot” would hesitate, or have doubts, or be unsure about which country to support – is that person really so patriotic?

    Or take another supporter of the patriots – the former Facebook group, Australian Jewish Communal Lobby. Seemingly coming from nowhere, it primarily posted anti-Muslim memes and diatribes, and offered to give free legal support to Reclaim Australia protest attendees. AJCL also supported the anti-Muslim political party, Australian Liberty Alliance.

    AJCL had no communal legitimacy, and every peak Jewish organisation distanced themselves from it. It soon found itself in legal trouble – despite its various alleged directors, it seemed to basically be a man called Jaron Chester and his Facebook page.

    Mr Chester was deeply upset at allegations of “fraud”, insisting that the “thought of any law being breached is preposterous”. Chester had claimed that certain individuals had consented to become directors – which they were unaware of – and had not obtained their signatures before claiming they were on board. This was, according to Chester, “clearly an unfortunate oversight”.

    In August this year, Mr Chester was arrested. It is alleged that he laundered vast sums of money for a “massive drug importation ring”. On one occasion, police allege, Mr Chester was asked to withdraw $200,000 from the Commonwealth Bank for Michael Ibrahim. Mr Chester allegedly only withdrew $170,000, attempting to embezzle $30,000 from Mr Ibrahim. The latter allegedly responded a few days later by shaving Chester’s head and plucking his eyebrows.

    It seems passing strange that the “President” of an imaginary organisation devoted primarily to complaining about Muslims should allegedly be part of a crime ring led by Muslims. Of course, this too may be a misunderstanding – Mr Chester’s lawyer claims that all of his actions occurred under duress.

    I want to stress: I’m proudly unpatriotic. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Malcolm Roberts being a dual citizen, Avi being proud of his heritage, or being passionately committed to another country. Serving in the country of an army with an egregious human rights record, of course, is another question. I think dual citizens should be able to serve in our Parliament. For people interested lucrative criminal activities, I don’t think they should abstain from working with people from other religious backgrounds. I just find it a bit weird that such people should identify primarily as patriots. The only thing they really seem to have in common is their views on Islam and Muslims.

    I favour internationalism over nationalism, love of peoples rather than one people, and devotion to what’s right rather than the country you’re born in. If Australia – hypothetically – were to invade another country unjustly, I would support the right of the invaded to resist the Australian army, and hope that Australia was defeated and fled.

    That might be unpatriotic. So be it. I am committed to universal ideals, not to pieces of earth with particular titles on maps.

    The patriots claim to have another set of ideals. To be Australian is to subscribe to Australian values. Asylum seekers have to follow our very strict rules of migration, or suffer the consequences. It seems those rules and their confusing details aren’t worth fussing about for “patriots”. Australians should get over where they came from, and become Australian before anything else. Unless you hate Muslims. Then you can proudly serve in and promote another country’s army, and that’s okay.

    Muslims who don’t respect our laws should go back to where they came from… and then we have the case of the allegations against Mr Chester, and the constitutional impropriety of “Senator” Roberts.

    Patriotism hasn’t ever really been my cup of tea. I will concede that patriotism can and does push some people to try to make Australia a better and fairer place. Yet the movement of far-right patriots is mostly flexible about all of the patriotism stuff they use against others.

    Whatever the sins of the patriots, they can seemingly get a pass for all of it, so long as they trash Islam and Muslims.

    https://newmatilda.com/2017/10/02/th...=socialnetwork

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    Make no mistake about it: the alt-right is a cult, and this is how its members lure people in

    They have created an esoteric private language with terms like cuck, red pill, deus vault. People are seduced by a combination of humour (everything is 'ironic' so it has plausible deniability) and a secret language

    The social media thrust of the “alt-right” is characterised by two approaches. One is the mobilisation of humour – sometimes laconic, sometimes sociopathic. The other is the resurrection and re-engineering of original imagery from the Third Reich.

    As a result, the alt-right is a moving target, able to tease, and able to deny the authenticity of their content because of its comedic packaging; in the words of Jason Wilson, “the alt-right have stormed mainstream consciousness by weaponising irony, and by using humour and ambiguity as tactics to wrongfoot their opponents” . It is rare that they advance a straight argument, or in fact any argument at all.

    But they are indeed a cult. Their power comes from a series of social media sites such as Elders of the Black Sun; Stop Degeneracy; Nazi Tinder; Art of the True Right; Strictly Ubermensch; Men Among the Ruins; Trumpenreich. The subcultural and cultist elements effectively disarm potential critics via their very oddity.

    There is a rhetoric and a ritual script. They have created an esoteric private language with terms like cuck, red pill, deus vault; and famously their brand logo of Pepe the Frog; not to mention their local hero, the assailant of Anti-fa protesters, “Based Stickman”, as well as their bizarre country, Kekistan.

    Left-wing and Anti-fa demonstrators are their special objects of loathing, and pictures of Nazis are always the balm after some image of liberal transgression. Vistas of a granite-faced Hitler abound. He is the constant point of reference and, over 70 years after his death, of hope (“How about a Fuhrer appreciation post?”).

    They feature Hitler in a baseball cap saying Make America Great Again, while the famous Hoffmann images of Hitler practicing oratorical gestures are turned into a brilliant laser-lit disco performance. Their memes are typically juvenile: “What women think men want – bikinis. What men really want – fascist salutes.”

    The sites of those who define themselves as “alt-right” are rabidly anti-Semitic and for them the Holocaust is a fiction. The first citizen of anti-Semite agitation is the “news” magazine Stormer, for whom Jews are “a true threat to all living things”. Grotesque caricatures of Jews are in effect its brand logo, and there is no question as to the source of its inspiration. Thus its headline of 20 April 2017 “Why free speech and free internet advocates must love Hitler”, accompanied by an image of Hitler with “banned” written over him (paralleling an NSDAP poster of the Weimar era).

    Islam is another enemy, of course, and a frequent image is of a frowning, bearded mullah scolding: “That’s haram!” The alt-right places supreme value on the European race or what Adolf Hitler himself called the Prometheus of mankind. The notion is of cultural displacement, that there is an existential threat to "white culture”. This occurs precisely at the point in American history where the nation is poised to lose its white majority, a critical juncture.

    African Americans are a particular target. One crime of a black person is the crime of all black people everywhere, a familiar Goebbels-style rhetorical trick. The alleged mannerisms and culture of African Americans are caricatured in parodies which are beyond crude. They also mock the aspirations of African Americans to their own heritage: “we wuz kangz (kings) and sh*t”.

    There is no kind of rhetorical uplift or vision for the alt-right cause, just sick jokes and depravity. Artfully contrived images of overweight, weepy leftist demonstrators – “fat f**k who cried”, “autistic screech” – contrast with grim- visaged Third Reich warriors.

    They are sadistic: the suicide of a transgender teen is greeted with “Good riddance”. We are told (on Elders of the Black Sun) that “Elder Zyklon” calculates 2,281 Jews a minute were exterminated (set against a picture of Auschwitz). Stop Degeneracy offers a picture of a “girls’ night out”, then followed by a “guys’ night out”, depicting Kristallnacht in 1938.

    Yet the alt-right is not an organisation but a disorganisation. The process is essentially crowd-sourced, originally via the message board 4Chan. Exactly like Isis propaganda, the hive mind produces it with weak or zero corporate control: readers are both producers and consumers, and it is open source.

    Here then is the gathered harvest of personal bitterness. Lonely individuals map onto these causes their own frustrations. Underlying it all is an appeal to solidarity, the community of shared views and values.

    In our online world there are feeble social ties, maybe replicating the actual and external world its activists inhabit, so there is great value in creating a shared enemy to enhance evanescent relationships. They find pleasure from numbers, the discovery of like-minded confederate. One effect is to make such views socially acceptable again, not least because memes leak into the world beyond and they legitimise bigotry.

    The common denominator is a hatred of American and European liberalism: the alt-right movement gathered momentum during the period of the Trump campaign and his presidency, which has emboldened such views. The movement has discovered a persuasive formula of great power, one that eschews direct confrontation. It seeks neither to harangue with argument nor beguile with rhetoric, but to ridicule, and to elude the scrutiny of conscience by virtue of its levity and lack of seriousness.

    Hitler’s derived lesson from World War One was that German failure was in essence a failure of propaganda. His supercharged propaganda script has had a fatal influence well beyond his era. The unthinkable has happened: fascism has found a modern voice, regenerated via the clever device of “weaponised irony” and original Nazi imagery.

    Ostensibly crusaders against political correctness, alt-right inspiration really derives from a regime that dissolved in the smoldering ruins of Berlin more than 70 years ago. It is a very old and dangerous message, restored for young voices.

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    THE AIRPORT BOMBER FROM LAST WEEK YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT



    IT’S STRANGE HOW some things really catch on and go viral and others don’t. These days, nothing quite makes a story blow up — no pun intended — like the president’s fixation with it. That’s why it’s so peculiar that what sure looks like an attempted terrorist attack was narrowly thwarted at an American airport this past Friday without so much as a peep from Donald Trump about it. No tweets. No nicknames for the alleged would-be-terrorist. Nothing. You’ll see why in a minute.

    This past Friday morning, at 12:39 a.m., security footage from the Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina showed a man walking through the front doors wearing black clothing and a black cap, while carrying a bag. “Based on a review of the video, the individual walked near the entrance to the terminal, went out of sight momentarily, and was then seen departing the area without the bag,” according to the criminal complaint.

    Following the Transportation Security Administration’s protocols, airport security allowed a bomb dog to sniff the bag for explosives and the dog signaled to the team the presence of dangerous materials in the bag. The concourse was then shut down. The street leading to the airport was shut down. And Asheville Regional Airport officials found themselves in a dangerous emergency situation.

    What investigators eventually found in the bag was AN/FO (Ammonium Nitrate/Fuel Oil) explosives that, according to the criminal complaint, have been used “in a number of terrorist-related incidents around the world. When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently. Nails or ball bearings are often items added to the device so as to increase the devastation inflicted by the explosion.”

    In fact, sharp nails and bullets were found in this improvised explosive device. Whoever built it designed the bomb to cause horrific bodily harm. Before disarming it, authorities discovered that the alarm attached to it was scheduled to go off at 6:00 a.m. that morning just as a fresh round of travelers was scheduled to arrive at the airport.

    The man who planted it, it turns out, openly admitted to authorities that he was “preparing to fight a war on U.S. soil” and that this bomb was but one part of that war.

    Little Fanfare

    I bet you never heard about it. I keep an eye on these types of incidents closely and I didn’t hear about it. Someone who follows me online who happens to live in Asheville sent me the story this morning — shocked that it hadn’t gotten any play at all beyond a few mentions in the local paper and some isolated pickup by a few national outlets.

    As soon as I clicked on the article, it all made perfect sense.

    The story didn’t go viral and Trump didn’t tweet about it because the bomb was not placed by an immigrant, or a Muslim, or a Mexican. It was placed there by a good ol’ white man, Michael Christopher Estes. Unlike the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, whose motive is still hard to discern, Estes wanted to be very clear that his ultimate goal was to accelerate a war on American soil.

    Sorry if it sounds like you’ve heard this story before. I’m as tired of writing it as you are reading it, but you know good and well that if Estes was a young Muslim — hell, if he had ever even visited a mosque in the past 25 years — that Trump would be tweeting about him right this very moment to tout how essential a Muslim ban is for American safety.

    A Muslim attacker’s mugshot would become a meme across the conservative media. Mainstream American outlets would be covering the heroic bravery of those who thwarted the terrorist plot. We’d all be seeing footage of the perpetrator being walked from the police car to the jail and from the jail to the court room. Out loud, people would talk and tweet about the man’s family and friends and networks — wondering where he was radicalized, and if anyone else feels the way he does.

    In this case, though? Crickets. We hear nothing at all — almost exclusively because the man who planted an improvised explosive device, just like ones that have been used to murder and maim people all over the world, was white. His guilt starts and stops with him. His actions aren’t an indictment of his whole faith, political outlook, and race. White people aren’t, thanks to Estes, suddenly labeled terrorists or seen as a threat to American safety in the way that would almost certainly happen had it been anybody other than a white man.

    This isn’t me calling for all of those things that happen to Muslims and immigrants every single day to now happen to Estes and white people all over the country. It’s me saying that the fundamentally bigoted double standard by which it is done to virtually everyone except for Michael Christopher Estes and other white men has to stop.


    https://theintercept.com/2017/10/11/...tes-asheville/

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    White Terrorist Christian radicalized by Hate Preacher Spencer Arrested




    GAINESVILLE, FLA - Gainesville area law enforcement located and arrested three men about 20 miles north of Gainesville late Thursday for their role in a shooting that followed the afternoon speech by Richard Spencer.

    28 year old Tyler Tenbrink of Richmond, Texas; 30 year old William Fears and 28 year old Colton Fears of Passadena, Texas are all currently in the Alachua County Jail on charges of Attempted Homicide after an investigation revealed they engaged in an argument with another group of people that turned violent with gunfire. At least two of the three have shown connections to extremist groups. Tenbrink is a convicted felon and faces additional charges of possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

    Shortly before 5:30pm, it was reported that a silver Jeep stopped to argue with a group of protesters and began threatening, offering Nazi salutes and shouting chants about Hitler to the group that was near the bus stop. During the altercation, Tenbrink produced a handgun while the Fears brothers encouraged him to shoot at the victims. Tenbrink fired a single shot at the group which thankfully missed the group and struck a nearby building. The suspects then fled in a silver jeep.

    One of the victims amazingly remained calm and was able to get the vehicle tag number and reported it immediately to law enforcement. Due to the Richard Spencer event, law enforcement resources from the local, state and Federal level were still operating in “Unified Command” which allowed local investigators and FBI analysts to quickly identify the vehicle and possible occupants. This information was immediately relayed to area law enforcement to look for the vehicle.

    Shortly before 9:00pm, Alachua County Deputy A. Diaz was off duty and on the way home after working the Spencer event operation. He was miles north of the last location of the vehicle that was known from intelligence reports, but began searching and ultimately located the vehicle. Units from Alachua Police Department, High Springs Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol conducted a high-risk Felony stop on the vehicle at the 405 Mile Marker of Interstate 75 North and took the three into custody.
    Officer Ben Tobias, the spokesperson for GPD praised the quick thinking victim and area law enforcement. “I am amazed that immediately after being shot at, a victim had the forethought to get the vehicle’s license number” Tobias said. “That key piece of information allowed officials from every level of multiple agencies to quickly identify and arrest these persons. This was an amazing team effort by everyone involved.”

    “This incident and how quickly it was handled displays the true teamwork that went into yesterdays Unified Command Center activation” said Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell. “Information was quickly gathered and disseminated to all law enforcement partners involved and a potentially dangerous situation was averted quickly with the arrests.”

    The three remain in the Alachua County Jail. The Fears brothers are under $1M bond and Tenbrink under a $3M bond.

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    KKK flyers in Florida threaten to beat black men who talk to white women



    Residents of Jacksonville, Florida, have seen KKK flyers dropped around the area before, but lately, they have become concerned by a new batch with specific threats against Black men.

    One of the flyers promises violence to Black men who look at white women and reads: “Notice to all (N-word): Any of you black apes caught ‘making eyes’ at a white girl will be beaten with bats and your mothers won’t get anymo’ bananas-That’s a promise.”

    The flyer also portrays the only “good Jew” as one with a bullet in his head.

    “My wife came out and she saw this little rolled up piece of paper, picked it up and read it and went to me crying saying she couldn’t believe what she was seeing.” John Rando told First Coast News, adding, “I hope that the world can just get along and peacefully work together in unity for America’s sake.”

    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that there is an active criminal investigation ongoing into the flyers, suggesting that they have crossed the line from free speech to threats.

    In the meantime, the residents of the East Arlington area simply want to be left alone.

    “I know they’ve had problems with the KKK elsewhere and I hope we don’t. Its pretty scary to me.” said Karen Blakely, speaking to WTLV.

    http://thegrio.com/2017/10/10/kkk-fl...o-white-women/

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    One in Three Terror Suspects in UK Now White Amid Rise in Far-Right Extremism

    It presents 'growing challenge', says a senior security researcher

    By Harriet Agerholm -10 March 2017

    A record number of white people were arrested last year on suspicion of terrorism, amid a rise in far-right extremism.

    Official statistics show that 91 out of a total 260 people held on suspicion of terrorism offences were white - a rise of 20 from 2015 and the highest number since 2003.

    White suspects made up 35 per cent - or one in three - of all terror related arrests in 2016, compared with 25 per cent in 2015.

    The rise contrasts with a fall in arrests across all other ethnic groups. Although they still made up the largest ethnic group for arrests, the largest drop was among Asian people, which fell 24 to 125 arrests in 2016.

    Shashank Joshi, a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) security think tank, said: "It's clear that there is a growing challenge from far-right extremist individuals and groups.

    "At the last count, one in ten Prevent referrals and one in four Channel referrals were linked to the far-right."

    Authorities have warned there were signs that the threat from the far-right could be growing after the conviction of Thomas Mair for the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

    The Government's Prevent and Channel programmes are handling a rising number of referrals linked to far-right extremism.

    Counter-terrorism police have said that while the threat is not of the same gravity as that posed by Islamic State or al Qaeda, there are extreme right-wing groups attempting to spark violence

    In contrast, arrests for "domestic" terrorism more than doubled from 15 to 35, accounting for around one in eight arrests. Domestic terrorism refers to activity where there are no links to either Northern Ireland-related or international terrorism.

    Earlier this week it was revealed that UK security services had foiled 13 potential attacks in less than four years, while counter-terror units were running more than 500 investigations at any time.

    The official threat level for international terrorism has been at severe, meaning an attack is "highly likely", for more than two years.

    Security minister Ben Wallace said: "We are determined to detect, disrupt and where possible prosecute all those who pose a threat to the UK. The figures released today once again highlight the hard work carried out by the police, Security Service and Crown Prosecution Service day in and day out to keep the people of this country safe."

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    20,000 Nazis March in Kiev. The Western Media Somehow Fails to Notice

    "So, we had a major Nazi gathering in a European capital and the only English language sources that show up in a Google News search are from RT, Sputnik, The Nation and a half-hearted seven-sentence ‘report’ by US state broadcaster RFE/RL, which meekly describes them as mere “nationalists.”"

    Last weekend saw Ukraine’s biggest Nazi march of modern times. Yet, the Western media and its numerous correspondents in Kiev completely ignored the story, even on social networks. This is as clear an example of press bias as you will ever encounter.

    On Saturday night, up to 20,000 far-right radicals honored the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) – a paramilitary group led by Stepan Bandera, which actively collaborated with Hitler’s Germany. They brandished lit torches, smoke pellets, and flares as they chanted fascist slogans. And some participants openly gave Nazi salutes during the rally.

    The leaders of the procession included Oleg Tyahnybok, an associate of US Senators John McCain and Chris Murphy, who has called for Ukraine to do more to halt the "criminal activities" of "organized Jewry.” He’s also demanded Ukrainian citizens should have their ethnic origins stamped in their passports.

    Earlier in the day, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said the actions of the UPA fighters would always remain an “inspiration” and an example for future generations. This conduct included the slaughter of tens of thousands of Jews and Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia from 1943 to 1944.

    So, we had a major Nazi gathering in a European capital and the only English language sources that show up in a Google News search are from RT, Sputnik, The Nation and a half-hearted seven-sentence ‘report’ by US state broadcaster RFE/RL, which meekly describes them as mere “nationalists.” That means there is nothing from CNN, the Guardian, the New York Times, Washington Post or the BBC, among the usual suspects who make every little protest in Russia headline news.

    Clutching at straws

    We all know the mainstream narrative by now. Ukraine can do little wrong, and Russia can hardly do anything right. However, in reality, both countries are remarkably similar, culturally, politically, linguistically and socially. And this is hardly a surprise, given both formed the two most populous parts of a union state for over seventy years and have historical associations going back to the ninth century.

    However, there are a few fundamental differences these days. Ukraine has, in fits and starts, pursued a pro-Western course since the turn of the century, while Russia has preferred to position itself as an independent Eurasian power. Meanwhile, there is also a huge economic disparity, with Russian per capita GDP around three and a half times higher than the Ukrainian equivalent.

    There’s another significant issue which divides the two countries. And that’s the official attitude to World War Two. Moscow sees itself as the successor of the victorious Soviet Union and Kiev, searching for a historical narrative of statehood, wants to project Ukraine as a victim of the USSR. This is despite the fact that many Ukrainians - such as Leonid Brezhnev, Konstantin Chernenko, Leon Trotsky and Grigory Zinoviev - played prominent political roles in the former superpower.

    Today, Kiev airbrushes these figures from its history and instead prefers to celebrate people associated with the anti-Soviet resistance of the World War Two period. The problem is that most of these characters were Nazi collaborators, complicit in various atrocities of the period.

    And that’s why we had Saturday night’s torchlight march in Kiev. An attempt to secure the Bandera gang’s place as the founding fathers of the modern Ukrainian nation. Something further encouraged by the post- Maidan regime’s 2014 decision to make October 14 - the UPA’s birthday - an official public holiday called "Defender of Ukraine Day.”

    Willful ignorance

    There are numerous Western correspondents in Kiev. Perhaps the most prominent is Christopher Miller, of RFE/RL, whose presence at Maidan gained him a substantial number of social media followers. On Saturday, Miller made no reference to the Nazi march on his Twitter account, preferring to post pictures from the Carpathian mountains. However, in the past, he has extensively tweeted about much smaller rallies organized by Alexei Navalny in far-away Moscow and St Petersburg.

    Additionally, Matthew Kupfer, head of Hromadske in Kiev, a TV network funded by the US embassy and the European Commission, also failed to note the rally. But, again, he extensively covered Navalny’s travails in Russia. Meanwhile, in fairness to Ian Bateson, who writes from Ukraine for the New York Times and Guardian, he did at least mention the event, if not its intent, but, again, this contrasts with his enthusiastic tweeting about Russia’s opposition get-togethers.
    As mentioned early, big media corporations, with a staff and stringer presence all over the former USSR, apparently didn't feel a Nazi parade, of up to 20,000 people, with fascist symbols and Hitler salutes on view, was newsworthy. Furthermore, when statues are erected to Ukrainians who murdered Jews these outlets don’t seem to bat an eyelid.

    Take the BBC, for instance. The British state broadcaster has a dedicated Ukrainian service and employs dozens of journalists in Kiev, many of whom are also active on social media in the English language. Despite this, the BBC didn’t cover the Kiev Nazi rally. And the call came on the same weekend we learned the British government has hired PR firm M&C Saatchi to run a project with the Foreign Office to “rehabilitate” Ukraine. Now if anyone thinks the two are not linked, I have a bridge to sell them.

    However, if Navalny so much as breaks wind in Moscow, the BBC is there to report. Indeed, its former Moscow correspondent once ludicrously compared the Russian nationalist to Nelson Mandela.

    These are the dual standards displayed by Western reporters on the Russia/Ukraine beat, and they make a mockery of supposed adherence to journalistic balance and fair play. Just this month, Moscow protests attended by around 700 people (a great many of them journalists working at the event) were given huge attention by the mainstream media, while Saturday's Kiev Nazi march was entirely ignored by the same outlets.

    Ukraine has a far-right problem, and it also has a Western media predicament. Because if hacks from NATO countries think they are helping Ukraine, by turning a blind eye to this cancer, they are badly mistaken.

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    KKK flyers in Florida threaten to beat black men who talk to white women

    October 10, 2017

    Residents of Jacksonville, Florida, have seen KKK flyers dropped around the area before, but lately, they have become concerned by a new batch with specific threats against Black men.

    One of the flyers promises violence to Black men who look at white women and reads: “Notice to all (N-word): Any of you black apes caught ‘making eyes’ at a white girl will be beaten with bats and your mothers won’t get anymo’ bananas-That’s a promise.”

    The flyer also portrays the only “good Jew” as one with a bullet in his head.


    “My wife came out and she saw this little rolled up piece of paper, picked it up and read it and went to me crying saying she couldn’t believe what she was seeing.” John Rando told First Coast News, adding, “I hope that the world can just get along and peacefully work together in unity for America’s sake.”

    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that there is an active criminal investigation ongoing into the flyers, suggesting that they have crossed the line from free speech to threats.

    In the meantime, the residents of the East Arlington area simply want to be left alone.

    “I know they’ve had problems with the KKK elsewhere and I hope we don’t. Its pretty scary to me.” said Karen Blakely, speaking to WTLV.

    http://thegrio.com/2017/10/10/kkk-fl...o-white-women/

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    THE AIRPORT BOMBER FROM LAST WEEK YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT

    by Shaun King - October 11 2017


    IT’S STRANGE HOW some things really catch on and go viral and others don’t. These days, nothing quite makes a story blow up — no pun intended — like the president’s fixation with it. That’s why it’s so peculiar that what sure looks like an attempted terrorist attack was narrowly thwarted at an American airport this past Friday without so much as a peep from Donald Trump about it. No tweets. No nicknames for the alleged would-be-terrorist. Nothing. You’ll see why in a minute.

    This past Friday morning, at 12:39 a.m., security footage from the Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina showed a man walking through the front doors wearing black clothing and a black cap, while carrying a bag. “Based on a review of the video, the individual walked near the entrance to the terminal, went out of sight momentarily, and was then seen departing the area without the bag,” according to the criminal complaint.

    Following the Transportation Security Administration’s protocols, airport security allowed a bomb dog to sniff the bag for explosives and the dog signaled to the team the presence of dangerous materials in the bag. The concourse was then shut down. The street leading to the airport was shut down. And Asheville Regional Airport officials found themselves in a dangerous emergency situation.

    What investigators eventually found in the bag was AN/FO (Ammonium Nitrate/Fuel Oil) explosives that, according to the criminal complaint, have been used “in a number of terrorist-related incidents around the world. When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently. Nails or ball bearings are often items added to the device so as to increase the devastation inflicted by the explosion.”

    In fact, sharp nails and bullets were found in this improvised explosive device. Whoever built it designed the bomb to cause horrific bodily harm. Before disarming it, authorities discovered that the alarm attached to it was scheduled to go off at 6:00 a.m. that morning just as a fresh round of travelers was scheduled to arrive at the airport.

    The man who planted it, it turns out, openly admitted to authorities that he was “preparing to fight a war on U.S. soil” and that this bomb was but one part of that war.

    Little Fanfare

    I bet you never heard about it. I keep an eye on these types of incidents closely and I didn’t hear about it. Someone who follows me online who happens to live in Asheville sent me the story this morning — shocked that it hadn’t gotten any play at all beyond a few mentions in the local paper and some isolated pickup by a few national outlets.

    As soon as I clicked on the article, it all made perfect sense.

    The story didn’t go viral and Trump didn’t tweet about it because the bomb was not placed by an immigrant, or a Muslim, or a Mexican. It was placed there by a good ol’ white man, Michael Christopher Estes. Unlike the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, whose motive is still hard to discern, Estes wanted to be very clear that his ultimate goal was to accelerate a war on American soil.

    Sorry if it sounds like you’ve heard this story before. I’m as tired of writing it as you are reading it, but you know good and well that if Estes was a young Muslim — hell, if he had ever even visited a mosque in the past 25 years — that Trump would be tweeting about him right this very moment to tout how essential a Muslim ban is for American safety.

    A Muslim attacker’s mugshot would become a meme across the conservative media. Mainstream American outlets would be covering the heroic bravery of those who thwarted the terrorist plot. We’d all be seeing footage of the perpetrator being walked from the police car to the jail and from the jail to the court room. Out loud, people would talk and tweet about the man’s family and friends and networks — wondering where he was radicalized, and if anyone else feels the way he does.

    In this case, though? Crickets. We hear nothing at all
    — almost exclusively because the man who planted an improvised explosive device, just like ones that have been used to murder and maim people all over the world, was white. His guilt starts and stops with him. His actions aren’t an indictment of his whole faith, political outlook, and race. White people aren’t, thanks to Estes, suddenly labeled terrorists or seen as a threat to American safety in the way that would almost certainly happen had it been anybody other than a white man.

    This isn’t me calling for all of those things that happen to Muslims and immigrants every single day to now happen to Estes and white people all over the country. It’s me saying that the fundamentally bigoted double standard by which it is done to virtually everyone except for Michael Christopher Estes and other white men has to stop.

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    https://theintercept.com/2017/10/11/...tes-asheville/

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    White Lives Matter Attack White Woman

    Woman attacked at Tennessee bar after 'White Lives Matter' rallygoers ask her to leave black boyfriend

    BY NICOLE HENSLEY - October 29, 2017

    A brawl outside a Tennessee restaurant left a woman with a bloodied forehead Saturday night after about two dozen white nationalists asked her to ditch her black boyfriend and join them.

    The gang settled behind the 30-year-old woman and her 37-year-old boyfriend inside the Brentwood bar after a racially charged rally in nearby Shelbyville wrapped up, according to Nashville police.

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    The girlfriend said a member of the group asked her to "guess."

    She said, "White lives matter."

    "That's right," another person replied, before asking her to join their table at the Corner Pub.

    The woman went outside the bar in an attempt to "de-escalate the situation," cops said, but she was followed, according to footage of the violence. Several of the assailants surrounded her and one of the men slugged her in the face, causing a cut above her eye, police said.

    The assailants soon bolted in vehicles with New York and Wisconsin plates by the time police arrived. The victims left as well, but the battered woman returned to report the assault, cops said. She refused medical treatment.

    The victim, who was not immediately identified, questioned why a member of the “White Lives Matter” group would focus their aggression on her in a statement to WZTV-TV.

    “What do these people stand for and how are they aloud to still assemble and protest,”
    she told the Nashville television station. “This society and government is truly broken! Our president is talking about players kneeling for a song about freedom, but WE are persecuted every day. We as Americans need to open our Eyes and come together stop this injustice and hate.”

    White nationalist leader Matthew Heimbach was reportedly among the attacking group, but he claimed the woman's boyfriend "swung first and started a confrontation."

    "We'd just arrived, no one had bought a beer yet. And our guy got attacked," Heimbach told a Mic reporter.

    Witness Annelise Werme said in a Facebook post she went to the Brentwood bar to “escape the rally chaos” that was scheduled in Murfreesboro.

    “Guess who showed up at the restaurant I was at. I recognized them as soon as they walked in,” Werme wrote.

    “These guys, maybe 20 of them, dressed in all black, paraded through to an adjoining room, and immediately started harassing a biracial couple there,”
    she said, sharing video of the attack that spilled into the street.

    “When I left, the police were still there speaking with the biracial couple. I really wanted to, and wished I would have, gone over to give them a hug,” Werme added.

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    White Christian extremists sending members to terrorist training camps

    Generation Identity: Far-right group sending UK recruits to military-style training camps in Europe


    Footage shows white nationalists training in hand-to-hand combat amid warnings over rising extremism



    A white nationalist group is recruiting British members and sending them to military-style training camps abroad, an investigation has revealed.


    Generation Identity (GI), a pan-European group, officially launched its new UK branch last month but undercover reporters from ITV found supporters had already been taking part in its activities.


    One man secretly filmed for the documentary Undercover – Inside Britain’s New Far Right, described GI’s week-long camp in France as “really good”.


    “We’d be training for two hours in the morning,” he added. “At the end of the week … we had a mock demonstration.
    “It was like really realistic because they had like pepper spray, everything. It was really organised.”


    The same man asked: “We have fit girls, fit guys… which side do you want to play for? For the degenerates or the patriots?”


    A senior Norwegian member of GI told a reporter who infiltrated the group for six months: “We want young normal people, who want to get involved and we train them.”


    Glossy videos show around 200 members practicing hand-to-hand combat and exercising at the “Identitarian Summer University”, before passing out wearing uniforms bearing GI’s logo in a military-style parade.


    GI, which started in France and has spread across Europe, claims it represents “indigenous Europeans” and propagates the far-right conspiracy theory that white people are becoming a minority in what it calls the “Great Replacement”.


    It announced its presence in the UK by dropping a banner on Westminster Bridge reading “Defend London – Stop Islamisation” last month and is recruiting new members.


    Damhnait McKenna, the leader of GI UK and Ireland, claimed the organisation’s ideology on “ethno-cultural identity” and calls for all illegal immigrants to be repatriated, were not extreme.


    “We want to bring a revival to our culture and our way of life,” she told The Independent. “Our biggest concern of course is becoming a minority in our own country.”


    Ms McKenna claimed that “Islamisation” was under way in Britain and Ireland, adding: “Islam isn’t a religion in my opinion, it’s more of a political force.”


    Asked about the volume of racist and antisemitic responses from supporters replying to the group’s online posts, the 38-year-old said anyone who “tries to bring up the Jewish question” is prevented from formally joining GI.


    But a group revealed to be a branch of the neo-Nazi terrorist group National Action claimed it shared GI’s ideals, using the group’s colour scheme and running its own training camps.


    Scottish Dawn described itself as an “Identitarian social movement” and led marches and protests before being banned in September.



    Designating Scottish Dawn as a terrorist group alongside another National Action faction called NS131, Amber Rudd said it was a “vile racist, homophobic and antisemitic group which glorifies violence and stirs up hatred while promoting poisonous ideology”.


    Ms McKenna claimed GI had no links to the “mental” faction and said she was not concerned about government or police action against her group.


    Support for GI has been rising across Europe during a series of terror attacks claimed by Isis, while it also hijacked concerns over the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants in Europe by crowdfunding a boat to interfere with rescues in the Mediterranean Sea.


    Using slick videos and a high-profile social media presence, GI is targeting teenagers and young people in what researchers have called the “weaponisation of internet culture”.


    GI’s leaders reject the labels far-right or alt-right and claim they vet members for extremism, but analysts say the organisation is “pure in its white supremacy”.


    Nick Lowles, the chief executive of Hope Not Hate, told ITV it was more middle class than traditional street movements, adding: “Their ability to spread their message and fund their operations has never been as high as it is now.”


    The leaders of GI’s UK and Ireland branch attended last month’s “Traditional Britain Conference”, alongside defeated Ukip leadership candidate Anne Marie Waters.


    The anti-Islam activist was filmed socialising with senior members of the group during ITV’s documentary, where she was caught on camera claiming the UK was “becoming an Islamic state”.


    “The EU agreed to turn Europe into an Arabian Islamic continent, in return for trade essentially,” Ms Waters added.
    She took second place in the Ukip leadership race but a spokesperson for the party said she was no longer a member, adding: “Her extreme views have no place in Ukip.”


    The documentary comes after the leaders of the Government’s counter-extremism programme revealed the number of people referred over far-right radicalisation was rising.


    Of the total 7,631 people referred to Prevent in the 2015/16 financial year, 65 per cent (4,997) were suspected of Islamist extremism and 10 per cent (759) of right-wing extremism.


    But the figure of right-wing radicals rises to a quarter for those going through the Channel programme, which aims to turn people away from extremist ideologies.


    “For young people there is a kind of utopia in far-right or Islamic extremism,” an intervention provider said.


    “What these groups have understood is that young people need narratives and they’ve created narratives that make a complicated world seem very simple.”

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8046641.html

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    Muslim Boy Repeatedly Kicked in the Head by Whites

    Boy, 13, battered by racist gang while he played in the park, after they asked 'are you a Paki?'

    By Neal Keeling - 26 JUN 2017

    A boy of 13 was repeatedly kicked in the head by a gang of older teens during a brutal race hate attack.

    Six white youths circled their young victim in a north Manchester park before asking ‘Are you a Paki?’ then battering him.

    The victim’s dad told the M.E.N: “There were no other injuries on his body - just his head. I think they intended to kill him.”

    The attackers only stopped when two of them pulled the others off him, realising they had gone too far.

    Police are investigating the incident as a racially aggravated assault, which took place in Plant Hill Park, Blackley , on Saturday evening.

    The boy’s father, who is Syrian, said: “My son had gone to play there with two white friends. Then a group of kids have gathered around him. One has asked ‘Are you a Paki?’.

    “Before he could answer he was pushed to the ground and they started kicking him in the head. He managed to put his arms around his head for some protection. They kept kicking him until two of them broke it up realising they had gone too far.

    “His two friends ran off because they were so scared. But one of them was knocking on doors trying to get help.”

    Eventually the victim managed to get to a friend’s house nearby and adults there alerted his parents.

    His father said: “I don’t understand the culture behind this. The attackers must have been brought up in homes based on hatred.

    “It is despicable what they did to him. My aim is for the perpetrators to be identified and charges brought against them.”


    After spending a night in North Manchester General Hospital the boy was discharged and is now recovering at home.

    He suffered severe swelling to the right side of his face, with a bruise on his cheek and lip.

    The attack happened at about 8pm and police are appealing for information.

    The child’s mother said: “He is shaking and remains in pain. He has gone very quiet and does not want to talk about it. He is normally a very friendly boy.”

    His father said: “There are no CCTV cameras in Plant Hill Park. The council needs to improve security. The park is for the community not for gangs. I have lived in this country for 20 years. My son was born here. We have received a card and flowers from neighbours. We are part of this community. They are sad, sick people who have done this.”

    A GMP spokesman said: "Police were called shortly after 7.45pm on Saturday 24 June 2017 to reports of a racially aggravated assault on Plant Hill Road Park, Blackley.

    "A 13-year-old boy suffered injuries to his head and is recovering at home.

    The spokesman added: "Hate crime will not be tolerated on the streets of Greater Manchester and it is important that people report any incidents so that they can be investigated. To make a report, call 101 or use the True Vision online reporting form www.report-it.org.uk."

    Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 2107 of 24/06/17 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....-gang-13241893

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    White Christian Walmart Terrorist Lived With a Stack of Bibles

    Colorado Walmart Killer Lived Alone With a Stack of Bibles and No Furniture

    Scott Ostrem's neighbors say he was a mean loner before he killed three people on Wednesday. Police caught him after he bizarrely returned home.

    by Carol McKinley - 11.03.17


    Minutes before he opened fire inside a Walmart on Wednesday, Scott Ostrem stormed down the stairs of his apartment building and told neighbors to "get the **** out of his way. Then he got into his car and took off."

    Teresa Muniz says she gets a chill when she realizes her neighbor was on his way to commit America's next horrific shooting. The "angry guy upstairs" drove to a nearby Walmart where witnesses say he walked in, calmly took out his handgun, and shot and killed three people waiting in line to pay. Neighbors described Ostrem as a bizarre, angry man who lived alone in an apartment with a stack of Bibles and virtually no furniture.

    Marlena and Jason Fobb were checking out after buying a vacuum cleaner when they heard "pop, pop, pop." A man in the line next to them fell to the ground bleeding.

    The panicked couple left their credit card in the machine and ran for cover in the prescription glasses department where they huddled with five other people, including a baby.

    "We were scared the baby would scream and the shooter would hear it and find us," said Jason.

    The Fobbs peeked out of the department window to see Ostrem nonchalantly walk by with a look that Marlena says was "like the devil. He was hell-bent on killing people."

    Ostrem fired another round of shots, the Fobbs said, before surveillance showed him leaving as quickly as he arrived.

    Two men died in the store and a woman lost her life later at the hospital.
    The Adams County Coroner identified the victims as 52-year-old Pamela Marques of Denver, 66-year-old Carlos Moreno of Thornton and 26-year-old Victor Vasquez of Denver. Vasquez was the father of two daughters with another child on the way."

    Ostrem strolled out unharmed to the parking lot and disappeared.

    Police who have been interviewing him would not comment on a motive. Ostrem made an initial appearance in a packed Adams County courtroom late Friday morning, but no charges have yet been filed. They are expected by Monday.

    Law enforcement monitored the highways for Ostrem's red Mitsubish Mirage hatchback all night without finding him. Then neighbors tell The Daily Beast they were shocked to see the fugitive returning home in his car. Teresa Muniz said when Ostrem saw police outside his apartment, he sped off. Soon after, Ostrem was apprehended at a stop light, wearing the same clothes he had on the night before. Looking gaunt and grim, the suspected murderer was arrested without incident.

    Muniz says Ostrem appeared angry for the entire two years she lived downstairs from him.

    "He never said hello. No one ever came to visit him and I thought that was strange."

    Hispanic residents said he was especially mean to them.

    "He wouldn't say nothing to us, but he talked to the only white couple who lives here,"
    Muniz said. "I don't understand where that hatred comes from."

    Another neighbor who wished not to be identified got a look at Ostrem's apartment after the building's management asked the neighbor to board up windows broken out by SWAT.

    "There was hardly any furniture in there except a TV, a lawnchair and a table. He slept on blankets on the floor," the neighbor says, adding there were five Bibles on top and under the table.

    The oddities weren't confined to his apartment though.

    Ostrem wore a karate suit, carried a bow and arrow, and often lugged a large Rubbermaid tub up and down the stairs, neighbors say.

    "He did it three times a week every week. Up and down," said Muniz.

    Her boyfriend used to joke that there must be body parts inside.

    Police say Ostrem had a "minimal" criminal history including a resisting arrest charge in 1999 and one for driving under the influence in 2003. Ostrem filed for bankruptcy in 2015 after he started an electronics business that failed after a year and a half.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/colora...d-no-furniture

    Man who killed three in Colorado Walmart was ‘angry’ loner with no furniture but stacks of Bibles

    by DAVID FERGUSON - 03 NOV 2017

    A Colorado man who shot three people dead at a Walmart store in Thornton was a hostile loner who lived by himself with barely any furniture save a stack of Christian Bibles

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/man-who-killed-three-in-colorado-walmart-was-angry-loner-with-no-furniture-but-stacks-of-bibles/

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    Their Christian terrorist is an "angry loner", but not a terrorists?! LOL. This is how they protect their terrorists by covering up for them and making excuses for them rather than calling them what they are: radicalized, extremists, terrorists.

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    White Terrorist Kills 10 At School

    Five dead, 10 injured in Rancho Tehama mass shooting

    by Haleigh Pike - Nov 14, 2017


    Five people have been killed and multiple have been injured after a mass shooting
    Tuesday morning in the community of Rancho Tehama, according to Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office.

    “It’s a very sad day for us here in Tehama County,” said Johnston as he addressed the media.

    According to Johnston, none of the five people killed were children but one was the shooter, who has been identified as Kevin Janson Neal. Officials are not releasing information about the other four people who were killed at this time.

    Johnston added ten patients, including two children, are being treated at Northstate hospitals but their conditions are unknown at this time. In a press conference at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Johnston added that some members of Neal's family are missing and they have been unable to locate them.

    Johnston said several agencies are on the ground in Rancho Tehama actively investigating seven different crime scenes as the shooting spread across many locations, including the Rancho Tehama Elementary School.

    Johnston said Neal rammed one of the vehicles he was driving through a school gate, entered the school grounds on foot with a semi-automatic gun with a multi-round clip, and was wearing a vest with clips embedded into it. Johnston added it appears that after Neal realized he was not going to be able to get into the school, he left the school grounds and took his “killing spree” to the streets of Rancho Tehama.

    Johnston said Neal had a home on Bobcat Lane and he added they are seeking search warrants for different locations as they continue their investigation.

    “This guy was on a killing rampage,” said Johnston.

    During a news conference, Johnston hailed school officials, saying they saved countless lives by putting the school on lockdown as soon as they heard the gunshots. Johnston said security video from the school shows the shooter going to the school and shooting in the windows.

    Johnston said Neal could not get into the locked school and wound up leaving. This is when Neal began chasing another car, shooting at it, when officers came up on him.

    "The suspect was actually shooting at the police vehicle, out the window, the police officer rammed the vehicle, forced it off the road, and exchanged gunfire which resulted in the shooter's death," said Johnston.

    According to Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen, Neal was being prosecuted in Tehama County for assault with a deadly weapon and a stabbing that happened earlier this year.

    TIMELINE:

    Calls were first received at 7:52 a.m. for shots fired with a man down in the area of Bobcat Lane and Fawn Lane in upper Rancho Tehama reserve. Johnston said directly after that, multiple 911 calls were made, from various sources, indicating shots were being fired at different locations including the elementary school.

    Johnston said after the initial shooting at the end of Bobcat Lane, the shooter stole a vehicle and went on a “shooting rampage throughout the community”.

    Johnston said at some point, the shooter crashed the first stolen vehicle and then stole a second vehicle from a man. It was while the shooter was driving the second vehicle that he passed by a woman, who was driving her children to school, and began shooting at the vehicle. Johnston said the woman was injured as well as a child in the back seat. The woman suffered “very life threatening wounds” and the child suffered non-life threatening wounds.

    Johnston said the shooter then engaged with two responding officers while still in the vehicle and the officers returned fire. This is when the shooter was killed. Both officers were secured from the scene and an officer-involved shooting protocol was initiated.

    Johnston said they have no known motive for the shooting and there are no known connections between the suspect and any of the victims. Johnston added most of the victims appear to be random selections.

    Johnston said the shooter has had prior contacts with law enforcement and they are looking into those. Johnston said they are also aware of reports of a domestic violence incident with the suspect that took place Monday.

    A semi-automatic rifle and two handguns were recovered and Johnston said they believe they were used by the shooter. Johnston added it is unknown if all the weapons were used during the shooting.

    Johnston described the shooter as a deranged person bent on shooting and killing as many people as possible.

    WITNESSES:

    Coy Ferreira, whose daughters is a kindergarten student at Rancho Tehama Elementary, said he was dropping off his daughter for class just before 8:00 a.m. when he heard what sounded like a firecracker. Ferreira said a school secretary ran out and yelled for the kids to get in the classrooms because someone was shooting at the school.

    “I was walking my child to the classroom because they blew the whistle for the first bell, and when that first whistle blew, it sounded like a firecracker went off and we all stopped and were stunned. Then, like a minute later, there were three more shots fired,” said Ferreira.

    Ferreira said he ran into a classroom with 14 students and that’s when series of shots began coming through the classroom windows. Ferreira said a young boy was shot in the foot and the chest. When Ferreira spoke to us Tuesday morning, he said the child was alert and talking but as of Tuesday afternoon, family told us the child had been transported to a Sacramento hospital and was in critical condition.

    “Within a minute, we were all buckled in our classrooms and all of a sudden there were gunshots going for a good 20-25 minutes. My window was hit by a few shots and a student was injured in my classroom. He got nailed somehow, it happened all so fast,” said Ferreira.

    Ferreira said he saw a man who appeared to be 30-40-years-old dressed in camouflage, running away from the school after the shooting. Ferreira added he believes the shooter had to have shot from an elevated ramp in order to see the students who were hiding under their desks.

    Tiffany, the owner of Coffee Addiction Coffee Shop located near the school, said she heard 90-100 shots from where she was at during the shooting. Tiffany said she saw a Honda drive by with the windows shot out and saw at least five ambulances responding to the area.

    “We heard multiple shots, starting with about ten, and proceeding to about 90 shots, of a high powered some kind of rifle sounding. We heard a man and children screaming from our location, I’m approximately three blocks from the school, I could hear people screaming at the school,” Tiffany said.

    Tiffany’s husband, Brian, said another witness reported seeing a white pickup drive through the school gate and start shooting.

    http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/teh...hama/656286015


 

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