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    Here Are All The Terror Attacks By White People Trump Has Ignored

    BY DAN AREL - FEBRUARY 7, 2017

    Speaking to troops Monday morning at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., President Donald Trump falsely accused the US media of covering up terrorist attacks inside the United States.

    Trump told soldiers that “you’ve seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe, it’s happening. It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. And in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it. They have their reasons and you understand that.”

    Trump, who has made it a point to attack the media almost every day since launching his campaign for the presidency chose not to elaborate on his claim that the US media is ignoring or covering up terrorist attacks.

    To the contrary, Mr. Trump has seemingly made it a point to ignore all non-Muslim initiated terrorist attacks in North America and only seems to believe that attacks carried out by Muslims are worth mentioning.

    Here are five recent attacks that Trump has managed to completely ignore.

    1. The Quebec Mosque Shooting

    Only nine days into his presidency a mosque in Quebec was attacked by Alexandre Bissonnette, a white male who by all accounts was a vocal Trump supporter. Bissonnette walked into the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City and opened fire, killing six people and injuring 19 others.

    Trump has yet to say a single thing about the shooting. The administration only went as far as to mistakingly blame a Muslim for the shooting and using it as justification for the Muslim travel ban, which was signed the same night as the attack.

    2. The Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting

    On November 27, 2015, four months into Trump’s campaign, Robert Deer walked into a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colorado and shot and killed two civilians and a police officer. He also injured five officers and four civilians.

    Deer was quoted as saying “no more body parts” in reference to the doctored Planned Parenthood footage that trying to claim the women’s health clinic was selling aborted baby fetuses for a profit.

    Trump remained silent during the whole ordeal in which the videos were linked to the shooting and other Republican politicians doubled down on the authenticity of the video.

    3. A Mosque Attack in Texas

    The same night a shooter killed six people in Quebec, a mosque in Victoria, Texas was set ablaze and burned to the ground. Like the attack in Quebec, the attack on Muslims was not important enough to garner a response from the president.

    This was the second attack against an Islamic place of worship only hours after Trump signed the executive order banning Muslims from seven countries from entering the United States.

    4. Kansas Apartment Bombing Plot

    Three men in Kansas are facing domestic terrorism charges after federal agents thwarted a plan to blow up an apartment complex with vehicles packed with explosives, in October 2016. The complex was home to around 120 Somali immigrants. One of the complex units served a mosque for the residents.

    Like other attacks carried out by white men, this attempted attack went unmentioned by Trump while on the campaign trail.

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    5. Neo-Nazi Plans MLK Day Bombing

    In Seattle, Kevin William Harpham, who is believed to have close ties to a neo-Nazi group, was charged with planning to bomb the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane. Police found a backpack packed with explosives in the parade route and were able to trace it back to Harpham.

    Again, Trump remained silent on this non-Islamic terrorist plot. It’s obvious to anyone that it is not the media covering up or not reporting on these terrorist attacks or plots, but the president himself who is ignoring any attack not carried out by a Muslim.

    If the media is guilty of any underreporting it is that of not covering the countless civilians killed each year in attacks in Iraq, Pakistan, or Lebanon to name a few.

    Trump’s administration, however, is not focused on these attacks and instead are trying to stir up anti-Muslim bigotry. They have made up attacks such as the Bowling Green Massacre to continue stroking the fears of the American people as lawyers for the Justice Department are set to defend his Muslim ban in court on Tuesday. He has since removed white supremacists from terror watch lists, attempting to paint the phenomenon as solely a Muslim problem and giving free rein to the Klansmen and neo-Nazis who are eager to bring violence to minorities.


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    White Terrorists hang Muslim teen in woods

    A Lake Stevens family is asking the FBI to investigate the death of their teenage son. The young man, an African-American Muslim, was found hanged in the woods. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear.

    Ben Keita was 18 years old. In November he was reported missing. He left without his car, wallet or phone.

    Ibrahima Keita describes his son Ben as a happy, generous young man with plans for his life.

    “He was planning to graduate this year from Lake Stevens High School,” said Keita. “He was already in the Running Start program at Everett Community College and he was dreaming of becoming a medical doctor and work as a medical examiner. Now those dreams are over.”

    More than a month after his disappearance, Ben Keita’s body was found in the woods near the neighborhood.

    Initially the case was ruled a suicide, but the Snohomish County Medical Examiner later changed the classification to undetermined.

    Ibrahima Keita said his son has no history of mental illness. “No history of depression, anxiety, any psychological break down at all, so he was a very young, happy young man.”

    The Keita family is asking the public to come forward with information that could help investigators.

    Arsalan Bukhari of the Council on Islamic American Relations, or CAIR-Washington, has also asked the FBI to step in and thoroughly investigate the case.

    “We want to make sure that the expertise, the experience, and the human resources of the FBI are brought in to make sure that everything is comprehensively investigated, no stone is left unturned and we really want to get answers about what may have happened,” said Bukhari.

    In a statement, the FBI says it’s reviewing the Keita case. If warranted, it may conduct further investigation.



    The white terrorists have returned back to their KKK days of lynching black men....and this time Muslim men. Trump has taken steps to "erase neo-Nazis and white supremacists from the US government’s counter-extremism program".

    wonder why? ...

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    I'm a former neo-Nazi. Don't ignore the threat of white extremism.

    by Matteen Mokalla - Feb 27, 2017

    Bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the country. The desecration of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

    For Christian Picciolini, these recent incidents are not necessarily surprising. He’s at the forefront of warning Americans against the growing threat from white nationalists.

    What makes Picciolini’s insight into these individuals so compelling is that he used to be one.

    When he was only 14, Picciolini was recruited by Clark Martell, a prominent neo-Nazi skinhead leader. By age 18, Picciolini was leading America’s first neo-Nazi skinhead gang and helping to recruit and organize cells across the country.

    Picciolini worked to soften the neo-Nazis’ external image and political language to attract individuals who would otherwise not have been willing to join the movement.

    Picciolini began his transformation from neo-Nazi to anti-hate advocate in his late teens.

    “Having my child when I was 19 years old and being married was a powerful catalyst for me because I finally had something to love,” he said.

    In 2010 he co-founded Life After Hate, a not-for-profit organization dedicating to fighting racism and violent extremism. Five years later he published his memoirs of his time in the neo-Nazi movement, Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead.

    He recently sat down with me to talk about how he joined and left the neo-Nazi movement. In our conversation, Picciolini also explained why the American public should be as alarmed about white extremism as they are about Islamic radicals.

    Matteen Mokalla

    What was it about your early life that made you so susceptible to white supremacist views?

    Christian Picciolini

    I wasn't raised a racist. My parents were often victims of prejudice because they were Italian immigrants. So it wasn't a foundation of who I was. But what I was searching for, just like every young person who is vulnerable searches for, identity and community and a sense of purpose. [Clark Martell] gave that to me when I felt very powerless. And the racism actually came later.

    My neighborhood was changing, and he was able to use those instances of crime to focus my purpose. He made me learn how to hate people — people that I didn't even know, people that I never communicated with. I was taught to go against them because it was an us-against-them mentality, and if I didn't protect myself, my race would die.

    Matteen Mokalla

    The Trump administration has made it clear that it will focus on countering Islamist terrorism. Reports indicate it will put far less resources into monitoring white extremism. Is this a mistake in your view?

    Christian Picciolini

    In prior administrations, the government has supported the fight against white extremism. They've recognized the threat in our own borders. But some of those policies might change — I think that's a mistake.

    Not only is that denying that we have a problem with our own borders, but it's also marginalizing other people, Muslims specifically, telling them that they're the problem. That we need to infiltrate their communities. And that's not what countering violent extremism is about. It's about being community-led and having the communities really work with the people they know the best to help understand and provide the services that they need. And if you remove white extremism from the focus of terrorism and counterterrorism, we're only setting ourselves up for failure because we'll only embolden that side. And it will only marginalize the others.

    Matteen Mokalla

    There is a sense among some that white nationalist violence is underreported in this country. Do you share this feeling too?

    Christian Picciolini

    White violence and white extremism often goes underreported. One incident in particular was in Las Vegas, where two police officers were executed and then draped with the flag that represented their militia group.

    Sometimes we blame it on mental illness or the work of a lone wolf. But this is an ideological threat that runs deep within these groups in our country. And if we don't start calling it terrorism like it is, it won't get the attention that it needs to be combated.
    Matteen Mokalla

    There has been a shift in the imagery and language of white nationalists over the years. What are some of the messaging tactics these groups are using these days?

    Christian Picciolini

    The imagery of white supremacy has changed over the last three decades. It’s gone from what you would consider your normal racist, who might be a skinhead with tattoos or a Klansman wearing a robe and a hood, to something that's more mainstream: suits and ties, fashionable haircuts, and clothes that would never identify them as neo-Nazis until they open their mouths.

    That was a concerted effort because we knew that we were turning people away who we could eventually have on our side. And now we're seeing the suits and the ties. And we're seeing people go to universities and spread their messages on campuses. And we're seeing people join law enforcement and run for office.
    They know, if they take away the edge, if they take away the things that turn most people off, even if they're racist, they can attract more people. Because now they're appealing to the grievance the people have and they're using us against them narrative to really spread racism. And most people that fall into this camp don't even know that.

    When they're being xenophobic and they're talking about Muslims being the enemy, they don't really understand because maybe they've never really interacted with these people. They've never had a dialogue with these people. But they believe the propaganda and lies that are out there. And that's all fear tactics.

    Matteen Mokalla

    What about the phrase “Make America great again” — do you see that as coded language?

    Christian Picciolini

    These days with our political climate, we see a lot of coded language or dog whistles, the use of star of David, when talking about politicians. We hear terms like “liberal media,” when in fact what they are talking about is Jewish media. We used to say that the Jews controlled the media, and now they've just massaged the phrase to call it “liberal media.”

    "Make America great again?" Well, to them, it means make America white again. And I'm not ready to let that happen, because America is for everybody.

    Matteen Mokalla

    What exactly is the “white paradise” that white nationalists promise today and that many years ago brought you into the movement?

    Christian Picciolini

    White nationalists, just like any other extremist groups, promise paradise. They promise that the problems of crime and the problems of white genocide are going to go away. And that you come from a very white noble cause and that your culture is worth protecting.

    The problem is that nobody is trying to take that away from you. The promise they make you is false because there is no “us against them.” We're here on this world together to work together. And in fact, America was based with its greatest import being immigrants. So there is no problem.

    The only problems they have are the ones that they inflate with propaganda, with fake news. Where they teach you that blacks commit more crimes against white people or that Jews control the media and the finance system.

    These are all conspiracy theories; there's no basis in truth. I know this because I helped create those lies from the beginning. I helped spread them, and ultimately I believed them myself. And I infected that lie to other people that were innocent, and even 20 years later, after I left the movement, I'm still pulling up the weeds from all those seeds of hate that I planted. That’s why I have dedicated the last 20 years of my life to help eradicate racism.


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    Neo-Nazi Brit who thought Adolf Hitler was 'God' and posed with knife by Union Jack jailed under terror laws

    Sean Creighton admitted a terror offence after he posted a stream of vile Islamophobic, homophobic, racist and anti-Semitic rants on social media

    BY JAMIE BULLEN - 23 FEB 2017

    A neo-Nazi extremist who idolised Adolf Hitler as his "God" has been jailed for five years under terror laws after he posted racist rants on social media.

    Sean Creighton, 45, of Enfield, north London, made a vile stream of Islamophobic, homophobic and anti-Semitic calls to arms and kept a "white resistance" manual that could be used by terrorists.

    In one example, he posted an image of Adolf Hitler with the message "kill the Muslims" while another included a picture of a gun alongside a Swastika with the words "Jews prepare to die".

    Creighton was snared by Met Police counter terrorism detectives after a picture emerged of a man armed with an assault rifle standing in front of a Nazi flag.

    Photographs also showed Nazi tattoos inked on his chest and him armed with a knife in front of the Union Jack.

    Kingston Crown Court heard he told police he was "a bit of a hater who hated for the people" as he declared his admiration to Hitler.

    Prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford told the court: "The defendant was a committed racist, a member of the National Front."

    "He was enthralled by Nazism and Adolf Hitler, whom he told police in his interviews was his God."

    Creighton was also found in possession of an electronic document entitled "White Resistance Manual 2.4", which contains details of shotguns, improvised weapons and explosives, and harassment.

    Mr Sandford described it as a complete guide on how to prepare for and conduct a terrorist campaign".

    Authors of the document said they want to exacerbate existing tensions, to smash Jewish power and influence, destroy the legitimacy of government and punish white people who have committed acts of treason against their own people.

    Creighton pleaded guilty to eight offences, including a charge of collecting information which could be useful to someone committing or preparing terror acts.

    He also admitted six counts of publishing or distributing materials that were likely to stir up racial hatred and a further count of possession of racially inflammatory materials.

    The court was told that Creighton's actions showed links to and support for various groups such as neo-Nazi organisation Combat 18, National Action and Aryan Strikeforce.

    He also posted images designed to stir hatred of sexual orientation and "threatening" pictures of a man brandishing a rifle in front of a black child.

    The court heard Creighton considered his material, posted to his 692 followers, was "harmless" because he was contacting those with similar views.

    On Thursday he was jailed for five years.

    Sue Hemming, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: "Sean Creighton's crimes are indicative of a man who thought that his online anonymity meant that he could get away with stirring up hatred of all kinds.

    "Those who seek to stir up hatred between communities, particularly where that hatred is combined with dangerous terrorist ideologies, should understand they will be prosecuted."

    Commander Dean Haydon, of the Counter Terrorism Command, said: "We are as committed to apprehending and prosecuting far-right extremists who commit terrorist offences and promote hatred as we are those who support and promote Isis.

    "Both are intent on destroying communities and pose a real risk if they are allowed to continue."


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    White Supremacists Step Up Recruiting on Campus, Report Says

    MARCH 6, 2017

    At Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., a printer, suspected to have been hacked, spurted out anti-Semitic fliers in January.

    At Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich., an Adolf Hitler-themed Valentine’s Day card, unauthorized by the school’s College Republicans, made its way into a bag at one of the group’s meetings in February.

    And at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, a vendor was discovered to be selling items with swastika symbols before being asked to leave.

    The three episodes are among more than 100 since the school year started in September that the Anti-Defamation League lists in a new report tracking efforts by white supremacists to recruit students on college campuses.

    Most of the events — 65 of them — have occurred since January, the report found.

    Jonathan A. Greenblatt, the chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a telephone interview on Monday that hate groups have increased their presence at colleges through visits, rallies, speeches and alt-right online spaces. However, the seemingly antiquated approach of distributing fliers, often touting messages of white supremacy, has been a focus for increasing their physical presence on campuses.

    “Fliers allow them to not only recruit but get public attention,” Mr. Greenblatt said, adding, “it’s not only part of the way they can identify sympathizers but terrorize marginalized communities.

    “Social media allows them to go to very targeted audiences in specific ways. Fliers starting to show up saying that any one of these organizations is here and present will not only raise eyebrows but I think really heighten concerns among organizations of students and that’s what they want.”

    The fliers have been a common tactic for hate groups, one that allows them to spread their message without requiring many resources or much energy and that allows for a level of anonymity.

    According to the report, racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim fliers have been spotted in 32 states at 66 campuses since September. The list included a speaking engagement in December by the white nationalist leader Richard Spencer. The appearance, at Texas A&M University in College Station, ended in violent protests.

    The report identified several groups, including Identity Evropa, American Vanguard and American Renaissance, that have made concerted efforts to distribute fliers on campuses. Identity Evropa and American Vanguard were both founded in 2016, it said.

    Mr. Greenblatt said the groups were emboldened by a sort of middle-of-the-road acceptance in recent months.

    “In a political environment where white supremacists have felt more welcome than any time in recent memory, we saw them move from their margins to the mainstream,” Mr. Greenblatt said. “We saw their language and images really penetrate the political process and to a large degree the public conversation,” he said, adding, “so what we see is people like Richard Spencer and other organizations try to exploit this newfound idea of legitimacy to grow their ranks.”

    At Vanderbilt, meanwhile, officials condemned the anti-Semitic fliers that appeared in January, said they would not tolerate any effort to intimidate any members of the campus community, and encouraged people to report such incidents to the authorities.


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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

    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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    White supremacism is ready to roar

    White supremacism was never banished from American political thought, just shoved to the fringe and hushed to a whisper. Now, in the Age of Trump, it’s back in the mainstream and ready to roar.

    Witness the words of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on the subject of immigration: “Culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” King offered these sentiments Sunday in a tweet expressing solidarity with Geert Wilders, an openly racist and Islamophobic Dutch politician who has a chance of becoming prime minister in elections this week. Wilders is someone who “understands,” King wrote.

    And we understand just what King meant. Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke certainly got the message, using his vile Twitter account to proclaim, “GOD BLESS STEVE KING!!!”

    Just so there’s no confusion, King went on CNN Monday to say that “I meant exactly what I said.” He added: “I’ve been to Europe and I’ve spoken on this issue and I’ve said the same thing as far as 10 years ago to the German people and any population of people that is a declining population that isn’t willing to have enough babies to reproduce themselves. I’ve said to them, ‘You can’t rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies. You’ve got to keep your birthrate up and you need to teach your children your values.”

    Why am I hearing faint strains of “Deutschland über alles”? And why am I not hearing a loud chorus of condemnation from King’s Republican colleagues?

    King told CNN that he is merely “a champion for Western civilization,” which he called “a superior civilization.” Which means, of course, that he considers other civilizations inferior. But we knew that.

    After all, King has a history of inflammatory immigrant-bashing. In 2013, he said that for every undocumented immigrant who becomes a valedictorian, “there’s another hundred out there that — they weigh 130 pounds, and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

    And as for race, a guy from Iowa who keeps a Confederate battle flag on his desk is definitely sending some kind of message. He tried unsuccessfully to block the federal government’s plans to remove Andrew Jackson’s image from the $20 bill and replace it with that of Harriet Tubman. King says he is proud that some of his ancestors were abolitionists. One wonders whether he knows what the word means.

    We should pay attention to his lexicon, however, because today’s white supremacism tends to shy away from overtly racial terminology. Listen instead for words such as “culture” and “civilization.”

    The idea is that the United States is the land of the free and the home of the brave because its “civilization” is “European” or “Western” — euphemisms, basically, for “white.” According to this view, immigrants have been assets to the country only to the extent that they have fully assimilated into the dominant culture. And while previous waves of immigrants may have become part of the fabric of our society, recent Latino immigrants are not blending in. And as for Muslims, well, forget about it; the Constitution may forbid the establishment of any official religion, but our civilization is resolutely Christian. African Americans are okay so long as they accept the foregoing as true — and do not assert any sort of distinct African American identity.

    I think that’s a fair reading of modern white-supremacist doctrine. Of course, it’s a bunch of racist, ahistorical claptrap.

    Immigrants — both voluntary and involuntary — have shaped this nation since long before its founding. The first Africans were brought here in bondage in 1619, one year before the Mayflower. Americans have never been a single ethnicity, speaking a single language, bound by the centuries to a single patch of land. We have always been diverse, polyglot and restless, and our greatness has come from our openness to new people and new ideas.

    King’s distress about birthrates can be read only as modern-day eugenics. If he is worried about the coming day when there is no white majority in the United States, he has remarkably little faith in our remarkable society — or in the Constitution that he, as a member of Congress, is sworn to support and defend.

    President Trump played footsie with the white supremacist movement during his campaign. His chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, waged civilizational war when he ran the Breitbart News site. Trump could definitively denounce King’s racism with a statement or a tweet, but so far his silence is deafening.


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    White man traveled to New York to kill black men and 'make a statement,' police say

    By Mark Berman - March 23, 2017

    A white man from Maryland who told police he traveled to New York to kill black men
    turned himself in on Wednesday, about 24 hours after he fatally stabbed a man he encountered on the street, officials said.

    Authorities described the suspected attacker as someone who had long harbored feelings of hatred toward black men before violently acting on them this week. Police said he carried out the attack in a way that intended to draw attention.

    "The reason why he picked New York is 'cause it's the media capital of the world," said William Aubry, assistant chief of the New York City Police Department. "And he wanted to make a statement."

    New York police said they charged James Harris Jackson, 28, with murder.
    Police said Jackson encountered 66-year-old Timothy Caughman shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday and stabbed him multiple times. Caughman went to a police precinct for help and was brought to Bellevue Hospital, where he died, police said.

    Early Wednesday morning, a little more than 24 hours after the attack, Jackson walked into the police substation in Times Square and announced that he was wanted for murder.

    "'I'm the person you're looking for,'" Jackson told the patrol officers there, Aubry said at a briefing later Wednesday.

    Jackson also told them he had knives in his pockets, and police searched him and took him into custody, Aubry said. Police recovered what Aubry called a 26-inch "black mini-sword," which he said police believe is the weapon used to stab Caughman in the back.

    The attack is "extremely distressing," James P. O'Neill, the New York City police commissioner, said at the same briefing.

    Police gave few details of Jackson's background on Wednesday, identifying him only as a Baltimore resident and military veteran. Jackson was in the Army for more than three years, deploying to Afghanistan between December 2010 and November 2011, according to Lt. Col. Jennifer Johnson, an Army spokesperson. His service record did not include any badges reflecting combat interaction with any enemy during that time. Jackson served as a military intelligence analyst and left the service in August 2012 with the rank of specialist.

    Jackson's arraigned was still pending Thursday afternoon, and it was not immediately clear from court dockets whether he had an attorney.

    Baltimore police said they do not have records of any interactions with Jackson, and his name did not appear in a search of Maryland court records. Authorities also said that Jackson traveled to New York from Baltimore on a Bolt Bus on Friday, staying at a hotel in midtown until Monday afternoon, at which point "he proceeded to wander through the city," Aubry said.

    Aubry said the initial investigation gave detectives little question about what prompted the stabbing.

    "Based on statements that he made as well as a preliminary review of video, it reveals that the attack on Timothy Caughman was clearly racially motivated," he said. Aubry went on to say that Jackson "was specifically intending to target male blacks for assault."

    While Aubry did not elaborate on what Jackson said to police about what motivated the stabbing, he did say that Jackson "has been harboring these types of feelings for quite some time," adding: "It's well over 10 years that he's been harboring these feelings of hate towards male blacks."

    Public officials decried the stabbing as an act of racial hatred. New York Mayor bill de Blasio (D) issued a statement calling the attack "more than an unspeakable human tragedy" and an assault on the city's "inclusiveness and our diversity."

    "Now it's our collective responsibility to speak clearly and forcefully in the face of intolerance and violence - here or across the country," he said. "We are a safe city because we are inclusive. We are a nation of unrivaled strength because we are diverse. No act of violence can undermine who we are."

    Melissa Mark-Viverito (D), speaker of the New York City Council, called Jackson a white supremacist. She also tied the attack to a recent spike in reports of hate crimes both in the city and nationwide and invoked the election of President Trump, saying in a statement that the attack highlighted a growing divide that he "has only made worse."

    In a statement Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said he was appalled by the stabbing and said his administration had "zero tolerance for hate crimes of any kind."

    "We will not allow the forces of racism and hate to intimidate or divide us," Cuomo said. "Let me be very clear: This disturbing act of violence goes against everything New York stands for. Not only must we repudiate this attack, but we must continue to deny that the ideas behind this cowardly crime have any place in democratic society."

    Officials say they are looking into Jackson's background, relatives and his social media history, and detectives traveled to Maryland to speak with people there. Police said they have not found many interactions with law enforcement. New York police are working with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office to see if they can upgrade the charges against Jackson to include that it was motivated by hate or racism, Aubry said.

    Jackson "was very forthcoming" with detectives and "knew what he was doing when he came up here," Aubry said.

    Aubry said the stabbing appeared to be random, saying that Caughman "happened to be going through garbage on the sidewalk, and he happened to be the unfortunate one" who Jackson encountered.



    White terrorist goes out to killing blacks with a sword and they wont' even charge him with a hate crime. If it was black man then it would've been a hate crime and if it was a Muslim then it would've been terrorism.... the rest of the whites would've been up in arms over this but since it's a white guy you won't here a peep out of the whites.

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    US College Students On Spring Break in Mexico Chant ‘Build The Wall!

    21 Mar 2017

    Twitter users blasted the hypocrisy of wanting to build a wall to keep Mexicans out, while at the same time vacationing in Mexico.

    As the Trump administration continues to peddle its vision of expanding the U.S.-Mexico border wall, U.S. citizens spending spring break in Cancun took to chanting "Build that wall!" while on vacation there.

    As reported in an editorial in the Yucatan Times, a local Mexican outlet, a young couple on their honeymoon witnessed the chant while aboard the cruise ship "Pirate Ship," which sailed out from Puerto Juarez last week.

    "Today I was with Suly, my wife (who is a native of Mexico), watching an entertainment show off the coast of Cancun aboard a boat, and at the end of the show, a flock of Americans (maybe under the influence of alcohol, or maybe not), began to sing the infamous 'Build that wall' chant louder and louder," Anaximandro Amable, a Peruvian native, wrote on Facebook.

    The chant was often shouted by U.S. President Donald Trump's supporters backing him on his campaign trail whenever he mentioned the border wall expansion. It is still chanted now by these supporters.

    "This situation is far from being an isolated incident, and it adds to the growing number of complaints from tourism sector workers, who point out that in recent days many Spring Breakers have been offensive, rude and haughty towards Mexican people
    ," wrote the Yucatan Times in its editorial.

    Many on Twitter took to blasting the hypocrisy of wanting to build a wall to keep Mexicans out, while at the same time vacationing in Mexico.

    This comes just weeks after the U.S. State Department is warning college students not to go to certain parts of Mexico for spring break vacation. The Department reports some areas are too dangerous for Americans because of crime. Those areas include Baja California which boasts the popular spring break destination Tijuana and Cabo San Lucas.


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    Call white supremacist violence by its name: Terrorism

    By Sherrilyn Ifill - March 26, 2017

    This week a 28-year-old white supremacist traveled to New York for the express purpose of killing a black man. Any black man.
    Within hours, Timothy Caughman, a black man from Queens, stumbled to a midtown police station bleeding. He had been stabbed, ultimately fatally, with a 26-inch sword. "What are you doing?" Caughman had asked his assailant.

    James Harris Jackson gave police officers his answer: He hates black men and has since his youth. His plan was to kill more people than Caughman. He considered taking an officers' gun and shooting more black men.

    The tragic killing of Timothy Caughman is a heinous hate crime. It is also an act of domestic terrorism. And it matters that we begin to name white supremacist murders in this way.

    His crime bears eerie similarity to that of Dylann Roof, who committed mass murder in Emanuel AME Church in April 2015. Like Roof, Jackson chose the location for his alleged crime to heighten the public significance of his act. New York, Jackson told police, was ideal because it is the "media capital" of the country. Roof, who lived in North Carolina, chose Emanuel Baptist in Charleston, South Carolina, after he learned about the historic significance of the church. Jackson claims to have left a manifesto, like Roof, on his computer, which he says will "explain" his actions.

    Crimes like these certainly seem to be acts of terrorism, but our federal terrorism law doesn't account for prosecution of true homegrown terrorism, that which comes from Americans, against Americans, and without foreign influence.

    Of course, Dylann Roof was convicted of murder and is the first federal hate crime defendant sentenced to death in federal court, although many family members of his victims opposed the death penalty. And James Jackson has been charged with second-degree murder in New York and faces decades in prison. The District Attorney's Office has indicated it is considering classifying Jackson's alleged acts as terrorism under state law, which would make him eligible to be charged with first-degree murder, carrying the possibility of life in prison.

    The terrorism designation is significant,
    not only because of the possible sentence. Even if he is convicted of second-degree murder, Jackson will be imprisoned for a very long time. The designation is significant because it properly recognizes the way in which African-American and other minority communities can be victims of white supremacist terrorism within the United States.

    This failure to establish a federal penalty for domestic terrorism has historical roots as well.

    -- the indiscriminate killing of (mostly) black people in the American South during the late 19th and 20th centuries by hanging, burning, dragging, drowning and shooting -- unleashed a wave of terror in African-American communities. The randomness and brutality of the violence was central to the way in which it spread terror. Black victims were lynched for any reason at all: failing to tip one's hat, insisting on repayment of a debt, false charges of rape or murder, and even being too prosperous.

    The public nature of the crime was also deliberate. Lynchings were "message" crimes, designed not just to harm the individual but also to let all African-Americans in the community that they were not full citizens. Thus lynching, as with all forms of terrorism, differs from other violent crimes in that it is designed to intimidate particular groups and to use fear to make citizens complicit in limiting their own freedoms.

    Throughout the first half of the 20th century, civil rights activists fought to pass a federal anti-lynching law. Those efforts were unsuccessful, a shameful history for which the United States Senate apologized in 2006. State law enforcement and prosecutors almost never arrested or prosecuted lynchers -- certainly not for murder -- and thus the impunity with which perpetrators could commit these crimes became part of the terror as well.

    Understanding the ideological forces that promote violent extremism is essential to developing strategies to prevent future killers from carrying out their plans. In addition, properly designating white supremacist acts of terror could provide the proper law enforcement lens from which to investigate these cases.

    Most of all, designating these crimes as terrorism sends a message to vulnerable communities that their fears are understood, and that violent white supremacy is recognized as a threat to American security as well as to individual victims.


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    White supremacist asks Muslim lawyer why there is no 'Christian ISIS,' gets schooled.

    Qasim Rashid, a lawyer in Washington, D.C., went viral on Sunday for giving a white supremacist—and the internet—a much-needed history lesson.

    Rashid gets harassed on the internet by anti-Muslim a-holes on the regular. One of them, who was likely quite proud of this "hot take," asked him "Where's the Christian version of ISIS and every other religion then?"

    Rashid replied with thousands of years of receipts known as World History.

    That's right, racist. Troll not lest ye be trolled.

    Rashid was generous to take the time to educate the racist schmuck, and the post received over 5,600 retweets, with one commenter even adding, "[I] need my ignorant grandma to see this."

    The reply has received the endorsement of Christians.

    Luke @TheologicalDino
    I am a pastor and i approve this message https://twitter.com/muslimiq/statu

    Dan Rosado @_danielrosado
    To my fellow Christians, own this: https://twitter.com/muslimiq/status/848744792481824770 …

    Every religion has extremists, and extremists have more in common with each other than they do with the common people of their faith.

    While a white supremacist is likely to view every other type of religious violence as "alternative facts," when truth matters again, this tweet should be studied in history classes.



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