In this week’s report: Whether a Maryland stabbing is a hate crime might depend on a suspect’s digital breadcrumbs. Plus, going deep into a white supremacist religion and brewing troubles in America’s schools.
In at least six cases since 2001, professed racist Odinists have been convicted of plotting – or pulling off – domestic terrorism attacks, according t
Grants totaling $10 million were awarded to groups like the Heartland Democracy Center, which sets up counseling groups for kids at risk of radicalization, and Life After Hate, which helps white supremacists and neo-Nazis transition into new lives.
This week saw a couple of stark examples of such harassment that were caught on camera and went viral.
There was one glaring omission in the Senate hearing: it didn’t contain a single Muslim American.
Until now, President Donald Trump has been supported by several prominent white supremacists and neo-Nazis, who have viewed him as an ally in their fight against Jews and people of color.
One got sued for harassment. One sued Donald Trump. Another got videotaped punching a woman.
In the same week White House press secretary Sean Spicer denied that Hitler used chemical weapons, anti-Semitic graffiti showed up in towns across America and the president’s son-in-law became the victim of an anti-Semitic campaign.
Groups like the Redneck Revolt are also uniting under a broader banner known as the anti-fascist movement.
The military veteran who killed a black man with a sword says he spent a lot of time honing his racism online, and he fits the definition of a “lone wolf” domestic terrorist that government analysts warned about almost a decade ago.