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Updated March 21, 2019: Cesar Sayoc Jr. has pleaded guilty and could face life in prison. Below is our October article detailing the attempted attack.
New Zealand Outlaws Military-Style Weapons After Mosque Attacks | Democracy Now! – The ban will take effect immediately to prevent buyers from hoarding outlawed firearms. Ardern said her government would launch a buyback program to allow gun owners to surrender weapons for cash. The announcement came as funerals continued for victims of the March 15 assault. On Thursday, mourners buried 14-year-old Sayyad Ahmad Milne and 24-year-old Tariq Rashid Omar at Christchurch’s Memorial Park Cemetery.
Courtney Norris // How teachers are trying to stop the spread of hate | PBS NewsHour – “It’s absolutely necessary that we don’t wait until we have horrific situations like this…to pay attention to” the issue of hate, said Abbas Barzegar, director of the Department of Research and Advocacy at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in a news conference.
Citing data showing “a consistent rise” in anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic bias incidents and hate crimes around the world, he stressed that even events or talk that seemed “banal” should not be ignored or brush aside.
“Right now it seems to be the case that we only look at fires, but we smell the burning smoke from miles and miles away, and we ignore it,” Barzegar said.
Kristy Campion // Right-wing extremism has a long history in Australia, and support is surging – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) – Right wing extremism is an umbrella term used to describe a complex array of ideologies. The core components are authoritarianism, anti-democracy and exclusionary nationalism.
Fascist, national socialist, white supremacist ideologies — especially those that advocate ethno-states and monocultures — sit firmly within the remit of right wing extremism.
Racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and intolerance are fellow travellers: they are characteristics of the ideologies, without actually defining them.
Andy Campbell // Virginia Cop Identified As Part Of White Nationalist Group | HuffPost – Morley been suspended from his job at the high school, and Chesterfield County Police Chief Jeffrey Katz recommended he be fired pending a state-mandated disciplinary process, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“We are concerned and committed to determining if there is any truth to these allegations,” Katz said Monday. “There is absolutely no place for intolerance or prejudicial behavior in public service, and we will not tolerate affiliations which even remotely lend themselves to predispositions of bias.”
Morley ― using the moniker “Danimal876” ― had been posting on the white nationalist group’s private chat server since at least 2017, according to The Daily Beast. He used that handle on multiple platforms, including the white supremacist forum Stormfront, to espouse racist views and engage with likeminded bigots as far back as 2009.
On Identity Evropa’s server, he actively worked on recruitment.
“Good afternoon newcomers to IE! I’m the new pledge coordinator,” he wrote in September, according to the Daily Beast. “My job is to help guide people through the process of applying to IE and becoming full members of this great organization. If you have any questions about what you need to do next, DM me and I’ll get back to you.”
Farhad Manjoo // Opinion | The White-Extinction Conspiracy Theory Is Bonkers – The New York Times – Still, to really pop, the theory needed a hashtag, something catchy. “White genocide” was one branding possibility, but that label has failed to take off — perhaps because a claim of “genocide” requires unmistakable mass death, and what we’re talking about here is gradual, peaceful demographic change. As one pseudonymous YouTuber who has made a fantastic video debunking the white-extinction theory notes tartly: “That’s white privilege for you: We even get the nice version of genocide.”
March 23 – Amsterdam Antifa blok op de ‘samen tegen racisme’ demonstratie [https://www.facebook.com/events/2271666986432946/] // Zaterdag 23 maart start om 13.00 op de Dam in Amsterdam de landelijke antiracisme demonstratie ‘Samen Tegen Racisme,’ jaarlijks georganiseerd door het Comité 21 Maart. AFA ondersteunt de noodzaak van een brede antiracisme beweging en daarmee ook het belang van deze demonstratie. Wij waren aangenaam verrast te lezen dat Comité 21 Maart in hun eigen oproep dit jaar terecht veel aandacht besteedt aan het gevaar van de steeds uitbreidende wereldwijde opmars van extreemrechts, zowel in de politiek als op straat. We onderschrijven ook in het bijzonder de door hen geuite kritiek op de verrechtsing van centrumrechtse en ‘linkse’ politieke partijen, waardoor extreemrechts steeds meer ruimte krijgt
De vorige jaren hebben we al vaak gezien dat politieke partijen als de SP en GroenLinks met veel vertoon meelopen op de Samen Tegen Racisme demonstratie om in een goed blaadje te komen, terwijl zij ondertussen gewoon meewerken aan de totstandkoming en uitvoering van racistisch en onderdrukkend beleid. Dit is natuurlijk walgelijk. Wij vinden het belangrijk dat de demonstratie niet gekaapt wordt door partijpolitiek en onoprechte, oppervlakkige geluiden. We roepen dan ook iedereen op om naar deze demonstratie te komen en zich aan te sluiten bij ons radicaal antifascistische en antiracistische blok. Met dit blok willen we staan voor een van onderop georganiseerd, strijdbaar, antikapitalistisch antiracisme. Voor totale bewegingsvrijheid voor iedereen en een sterk antifascistisch geluid. Bovendien willen we benadrukken dat de strijd tegen racisme en tegen extreemrechts iedere dag gevoerd wordt. In de politiek, in de media, en op de straten. We hopen dat ons blok een oproep zal zijn voor een krachtige, duurzame, actieve organisatie tegen het fascisme en alle vormen van onderdrukking, die verder gaat dan alleen de deelname aan deze demonstratie.
Kom ook en ga samen met ons de straat op. Geef fascisme geen kans!
Locatie: Dam, Amsterdam
On Saturday 23 March at 13.00 on the Dam in Amsterdam the national anti-racism demonstration “Together Against Racism,” will be organized annually by the Committee on 21 March. AFA supports the need for a broad anti-racism movement and with it the importance of this demonstration. We were pleasantly surprised to find that Committee 21 March, in its own call this year, rightly pays a lot of attention to the danger of the ever-expanding global advance of the extreme right, both in politics and in the streets. We also particularly endorse the criticism they have made of the right-wing politics of center-right and “left-wing” political parties, which gives the extreme right more and more room
In previous years we have often seen that political parties such as the SP and GroenLinks walk with a lot of show at the Together Against Racism demonstration in order to get in a good position, while in the meantime they are simply cooperating in the development and implementation of racist and oppressive policy. This is of course disgusting. We think it is important that the demonstration is not hijacked by party politics and insincere, superficial sounds. We therefore call on everyone to come to this demonstration and to join our radical anti-fascist and anti-racist bloc. With this block we want to stand for bottom-up, militant, anti-capitalist anti-racism. For total freedom of movement for everyone and a strong anti-fascist sound. Moreover, we want to emphasize that the fight against racism and the extreme right is being waged every day. In politics, in the media, and on the streets. We hope that our bloc will be a call for a powerful, sustainable, active organization against fascism and all forms of oppression that goes beyond just participating in this demonstration.
Come and take the street with us. Don’t give fascism a chance!
Crazy Blogger Condemns New Zealand Mosque Killer, Then Condemns Muslims – BROTHA WOLF – Since the mass murder was also a mass shooting, and the blogger is a self-proclaimed conservative, he starts griping about gun control and proceeded to call Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez an idiot, because why not. But in his entry, his denouncement of the callous shooting was very limited as it was drowning in a sea of Muslim bashing with a pinch of NRA praising:
So, this Australian goes out and shoots up a bunch of unarmed and defenseless people, and the first thought from the Prime Minister of Australia is to disarm more people. Great idea that! Let’s make even more soft targets for the next crazed psycho who doesn’t give a crap about your stupid gun laws. What an idiot! Again, we don’t need gun control, we need leftist control.
The Rhetoric of White Supremacist Terror // [http://insct.syr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Blessing_Roberts_Berlin_Report-mwedit070618.pdf]
CRISTINA LóPEZ G. // Leaked chat messages show members of white supremacist group Identity Evropa are obsessed with Tucker Carlson – On March 6, the nonprofit media organization Unicorn Riot released chat logs from a Discord server reportedly used by members of Identity Evropa, a group attempting to sanitize white supremacy by rebranding its racist beliefs as pro-white “identitarianism.” The chat server’s name, “Nice Respectable People Group,” reflects Identity Evropa’s focus on “optics,” a strategy of intentionally rebranding away from obvious extremism to avoid the negative press that supposedly keeps their ideas from appealing to the mainstream.
Media Matters reviewed hundreds of chat messages containing mentions of Carlson — who extremists refer to with familiarity as “Tuck” or “Tucker” — and can confirm that the white supremacists routinely turn on Fox News to watch him deliver messages aligned with their extremist cause. They see Carlson’s prime-time audience as an effective opportunity to rebrand themselves and get positive media coverage for their extremism.
QUINT FORGEY // Ex-Maine governor: Democrats’ ‘money comes from’ Jews ‘for the most part’ – POLITICO – Paul LePage, who left the Augusta governor’s mansion in January after two terms, made the remarks during an interview with a radio station in Portland, Maine, in which he rebuked recent statements Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has made about Israel
“The Jewish people in America have been great supporters of the Democratic Party,” LePage told WGAN-AM. “In fact, that’s where their money comes from for the most part. They should be absolutely insulted for what she’s been saying.”
Omar was lambasted for suggesting that the allegiance of American politicians supporting Israel had been bought — seemingly the same belief LePage was espousing as he excoriated her.
LePage also suggested that Jewish people would donate less money to Democrats as a result of Omar’s language, which has provoked bipartisan repudiation and a House resolution condemning hateful speech.