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On Thursday, President Trump attempted to distance himself from the racist chant of “send her back” about Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at a Trump campaign rally Wednesday in North Carolina. The chants rang across the rally in response to Trump’s own verbal attack against the congresswoman. He did nothing to intervene. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives narrowly passed a resolution condemning Trump’s racist remarks against Congressmembers Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. We speak with Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.
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By Richard J. McAlexander July 19 at 7:00 AM
Last month, Walter Lübcke, a conservative German politician who supported Angela Merkel’s pro-refugee policy, was fatally shot in the head by a far-right terrorist. The suspect has ties to neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists, and in 1992, he nearly stabbed an immigrant to death. Lübcke was probably targeted for his support of refugees; he received a barrage of right-wing criticism online.

Many people think that more immigration into Western countries leads to more terrorism, because immigrants from non-Western cultures are more likely to be terrorists. My research finds a very different kind of relationship. Immigrants aren’t committing terrorism in Western Europe. Rather, native citizens appear to be committing terrorism because of their hostility to immigrants.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/19/immigration-does-lead-more-terrorism-by-far-right-killers-who-oppose-immigration/?tid=sm_tw&noredirect=on
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[Sunday night Seattle area Proud Boy Buckey Wolfe killed his brother with a sword] – Seattle man jailed, accused of killing brother with sword // By: Linzi Sheldon // 26-year-old Buckey Wolfe from Seattle is in jail after prosecutors say he killed his brother Sunday night by stabbing him in the head with a three-foot-long sword.

Police said Wolfe called 911 around 6:40 p.m. and said he had killed his brother at a Fremont house on Phinney Avenue North.

One neighbor said Wolfe’s parents had lived on the street for years and that Wolfe continued to live in the home with them while his brother had moved away.

The deputy prosecutor said in court Monday that officers “attempted to question the defendant, who appeared to have mental health issues” and “claimed to be diagnosed with schizophrenia.”

Prosecutors said that Wolfe was hallucinating when detectives responded and appeared to be believe the detectives, like his brother, were turning into lizards.

A Facebook page for Wolfe lists the Phinney Avenue address as his home.
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/seattle-man-jailed-accused-of-killing-brother-with-sword/900811703
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Rabbi Avi Olitzky of Beth El Synagogue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, called chants of “send her home” at the president’s rally Wednesday night in Greenville, North Carolina, “terrifying.”

In an interview on ABC News Live’s “The Briefing Room,” Rabbi Olitzky told MaryAlice Parks he can’t “sit or stand silently while our sitting president issues such racist rhetoric.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rabbi-congresswoman-omars-district-compares-trump-rally-nazi/story?id=64428125
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Jason Köhne: White Women Are The ‘Finest Creatures On Planet Earth’ Because They ‘Give Birth To White Men’ — Angry White Men //

https://videopress.com/embed/mGExUE68?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0

It’s no surprise that white nationalists’ views on gender and sexuality are as regressive as their views on race.

via Jason Köhne: White Women Are The ‘Finest Creatures On Planet Earth’ Because They ‘Give Birth To White Men’ — Angry White Men

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Why do Italian Fascists have missiles owned by the Qatari Government? #GladioB | Political Film Blog
https://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/why-do-italian-fascists-have-missiles-owned-by-the-qatari-government-gladiob/
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Penn Law prof Amy Wax claims America is ‘better off with more whites and fewer nonwhites’ | The Daily Pennsylvanian // https://www.thedp.com/article/2019/07/penn-amy-wax-national-conservatism-conference-immigration-racism — Participants at the three-day Edmund Burke Foundation’s National Conservatism conference in Washington D.C. attempted to build a new, non-racist “conservative nationalism” less concerned about state power, according to Vox. Many speakers including Wax said a key aspect of “national conservatism,” however, argued against cultural change caused by mass immigration.

Wax said at a panel on immigration that immigrants are responsible for an increase in “litter,” and America would be “better off” if it were dominated numerically by Western people.

“The position [is] that our country will be better off with more whites and fewer nonwhites,” Wax said.
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John Shafthauer // Yaxley-Lennon claims to have all the skills needed to be the UK ambassador. Or at least all the skills that Trump would like in a foreign country’s representative, anyway. He doesn’t seem to understand that the ambassador is there to serve us – not kiss the president’s arse on our behalf. Although it’s easy to see why he’d be confused given the way the government humiliates itself for Trump’s amusement.
https://www.thecanary.co/off-the-perch/2019/07/09/tommy-robinson-begs-trump-to-make-him-the-uk-ambassador-to-the-us/
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Will Sommer // “There’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother,” Trump said. “I know nothing about it. I hear she was married to her brother.”

The remarks were the first Trump had ever uttered on Omar’s marriage. And they represented a remarkable—if not depressing—capstone for the unproven rumor, which has gained steam in the fever swamps for three years as Omar became one of the country’s most outspoken and controversial lawmakers.

The claim that Omar married her own brother as a way for him to gain a green card has been embraced by a number of conservative pundits with ties to the president, including commentator Dinesh D’Souza, talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh, and One America host Jack Posobiec. On Thursday, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson discussed it on his show.

Omar, who didn’t respond to requests for comment, has denied that her ex-husband is her brother. And for good reason. What many of the smear’s promoters never reveal to their audience is both the evidence Omar has provided to disprove their conspiracies and the fact that the completely unproven idea that she married her brother is based entirely on a single, anonymous, unsourced allegation initially made on an obscure internet forum. 

In August 2016, as Omar was poised to defeat a longtime incumbent from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party primary for a state legislature seat in Minnesota, an anonymous post appeared on a Somali diaspora forum called Somali Spot. A user named “AbdiJohnson,” who identified himself in his bio on the site as a Trump supporter, posted a thread called “ILHAN OMAR MARRIAGE FRAUD EXPOSURE.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-ilhan-omar-marriage-smear-went-from-an-anonymous-post-on-an-obscure-forum-to-being-embraced-by-trump
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Kathy Zhu, also a University of Michigan student, was dismissed as a Miss World America pageant participant a day after she was crowned when the organization claimed the content of her social media was “offensive, insensitive and inappropriate.” 

Zhu is a well-known conservative political commentator and online figure, amassing approximately 80,000 followers in her Instagram and Twitter accounts combined. She is a supporter of President Donald Trump.

“I have seen this happen before,” Zhu said. “It is just not okay to be prejudiced against people who just have a different political view as you.”

Representatives for Miss World America did not respond to comment after multiple requests for comment.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/19/miss-michigan-kathy-zhu-stripped-of-miss-world-america-title/1780214001/
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Robinson, who co-sponsored an ordinance to remove all gendered language from the city’s code, thanked the booker for the offer before offering a scathing criticism of Carlson.

“Unfortunately I won’t be able to come on the show,” Robinson wrote in his email. “Tucker Carlson is a dangerous, xenophobic, racist, white supremacist goblin who I am not interested in engaging with.”

State Sen. Scott Wiener (D) applauded Robinson’s decision not to appear on Carlson’s show.

“A man after my own heart. Great work,” he wrote in response to Robinson’s tweet.

The Hill has reached out to Fox News for comment on Robinson’s remarks
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/453835-berkeley-city-council-member-calls-tucker-carlson-white-supremacist-goblin
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Rabbi in Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s district compares Trump rally to ‘Nazi Germany’ – ABC News
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rabbi-congresswoman-omars-district-compares-trump-rally-nazi/story?id=64428125
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By Ed Kilgore
Democratic centrists need to surrender the intraparty battle and join with the left to fight the common foe. Photo: Hulton Deutsch/Corbis via Getty Images
Democratic centrists — or you can call them New Democrats or moderates or “pragmatic progressives” or whatever label you choose — have had quite an impressive run in national politics. They have won seven consecutive Democratic presidential nominations (or perhaps eight, depending on how you classify Michael Dukakis), and then went on to win the popular vote in six of those general elections. This stretch of relative success came after Republicans had won five of six presidential elections between 1968 and 1988.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/2019/03/a-new-role-for-democratic-centrists-helping-the-left-win.html?__twitter_impression=true
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Sam Levin // A confidential informant working with the LAPD secretly recorded multiple meetings of a group called Refuse Fascism in 2017, according to newly disclosed police documents. The LAPD transcripts, first reported by the Los Angeles Times and reviewed by the Guardian, were submitted in a criminal case against activists who blocked a California freeway during an anti-Trump demonstration.

Police equipped an informant with a hidden recording device and had the individual attend Refuse Fascism gatherings at a local church “in an attempt to elicit information regarding the closure” of the freeway and to express interest in being involved “in any such future activities”, police wrote.

Miguel Antonio, one of the activists who was monitored and recorded by the informant, and then subsequently charged with misdemeanors for shutting down the freeway, told the Guardian on Friday that he would not let the surveillance stop him from organizing.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/19/los-angeles-police-informant-anti-trump-activist-protest
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A confidential informant working with the LAPD secretly recorded multiple meetings of a group called Refuse Fascism in 2017, according to newly disclosed police documents. The LAPD transcripts, first reported by the Los Angeles Times and reviewed by the Guardian, were submitted in a criminal case against activists who blocked a California freeway during an anti-Trump demonstration.Police equipped an informant with a hidden recording device and had the individual attend Refuse Fascism gatherings at a local church “in an attempt to elicit information regarding the closure” of the freeway and to express interest in being involved “in any such future activities”, police wrote.Miguel Antonio, one of the activists who was monitored and recorded by the informant, and then subsequently charged with misdemeanors for shutting down the freeway, told the Guardian on Friday that he would not let the surveillance stop him from organizing.

Source: Los Angeles police spied on anti-Trump protesters | US news | The Guardian

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Das Gedenken an das Attentat und an den Widerstand gegen das nationalsozialistische Regime vor 75 Jahren sei keineswegs rückwärtsgewandt, sondern zutiefst mit unserer Zukunft verbunden. Freiheit und Menschenrechte müssten erkämpft, bewahrt und verteidigt werden. “Denn in unerträglicher und verlogener Verdrehung der Tatsachen berufen sich Rechtspopulisten und Rechtsextreme auf den #20Juli, weil sie sich als Widerstandskämpfer gegen einen angeblich unfreien Staat darstellen wollen”, hieß es weiter.
https://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/article226539907/Mueller-wuerdigt-Widerstand-gegen-Nationalsozialismus.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1563627531
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An angry crowd marched to Westminster from the Royal Courts of Justice after Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was sentenced to nine months in prison.

They blocked the road outside the Houses of Parliament, chanting “we want Tommy out”, and “Soubry is a Nazi” – a reference to Remain-backing Independent MP Anna Soubry. The crowd marched towards college green, where some supporters tore down and burned EU flags.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tommy-robinson-supporters-attack-bbc-17951276?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
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Referring to a message from Hopkins that the Met’s Twitter account had been targeted by hackers on Friday night, in which she said officers had “lost control of London streets” and “lost control of their Twitter account too”, Trump tweeted: “With the incompetent mayor of London, you will never have safe streets!”

It is Trump’s latest move in an ongoing spat with Khan, during whichhe called the London mayor a “national disgrace” and “stone cold loser”, comments dismissed by the London mayor as childish.

Minutes before his latest jibe against Khan, Trump retweeted videos posted by Hopkins that supported the US president’s recent racist attacks on four US congresswomen.

Trump shared two messages from Hopkins praising his leadership and criticising Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Democrats widely known as “the Squad”.

Hopkins tweeted: “How I wish we had such leadership in the UK. Don’t like this country? Don’t like what it gives you? Then leave.”

Hopkins, who once wrote a column comparing migrants to “cockroaches” and “feral humans”, was last week banned from speaking at Eastbourne’s new conference centre.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/20/donald-trump-sadiq-khan-katie-hopkins-tweet?CMP=share_btn_tw
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US Attorney Thomas Cullen said of the actions in Charlottesville, “These defendants, motivated by hateful ideology, incited and committed acts of violence in Charlottesville, as well at other purported political rallies in California. They were not interested in peaceful protest or lawful First Amendment expression; instead, they intended to provoke and engage in street battles with those that they perceived as their enemies.”
https://hillreporter.com/white-supremacists-who-engaged-in-charlottesville-violence-sentenced-to-jail-time-41237
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That’s right, it was Gorka who called Berger an anti-Semite, for having once joined in an internet in-joke about a nonexistent group called “Friends of Hamas.” (Gorka’s tweet appears to have since been deleted.) It wasn’t the only time this month that Gorka accused a Jew of Jew-hating; he’s also charged the anti-Trump conservative writer Anne Applebaum with “standing with the anti-Semites,” demanding that she explain “how you justify this to the community.”

If this were just Gorka, you could dismiss it as trolling. But his tweets were only a particularly brazen example of how right-wing gentiles are wrapping themselves in a smarmy philo-Semitism to attack the left, even when that means attacking either individual Jews or the political interests of most Jewish Americans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/19/opinion/trump-ilhan-omar.html
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Mr Trump also praised his supporters at a rally where they chanted, “Send her back!”, a refrain directed at one of the lawmakers, Somali-born Ilhan Omar.

The president called the campaign crowd “incredible patriots” – a day after saying he disagreed with the chant.

Mr Trump’s shift on Friday was reminiscent of how he responded to the deadly clash between white nationalists and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-rally-racist-chants-ilhan-omar-send-her-back-democrat-congress-a9013361.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1563643554
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Erica Thomas, a Democrat and Georgia state representative from Austell, said the man was irate that she was in an express line with too many items. Thomas said she was in a line for customers with 10 items or less because she cannot stand for long periods of time.

“And this white man comes up to me and says, ‘You lazy son of a bitch,”’ Thomas said, sobbing as she described the confrontation in a Facebook video. “He says, ‘You lazy son of a bitch; you need to go back where you came from.”’

Thomas said she was stunned by his anger. “I said, ‘Sir, you don’t even know me. I’m not lazy. I’m nine months pregnant.”’
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/19/black-us-lawmaker-verbal-attack-georgia-go-back?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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“Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege,” wrote Cassidy in a press release.  “Bullies get their way until someone says no. Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to prevent terror.”

The bill goes on to mention that Antifa (capitalized at every instance), represents opposition to free speech, and goes on to discuss the so-called attacked blogger Andy Ngo in Portland Oregon on June 29. The senator’s claim Ngo was seriously injured and required hospitalization.

The night before the June 29 fascist rally in Portland, Ngo tweeted that he “heard” antifa was going to be using acid to attack the marchers. Now, it’s unlikely this is something he even heard as a rumor but instead wanted to create a narrative before the event even started so that he could preemptively victimize himself. At the event himself, when hit with nothing more than a vegan milkshake, he pushed the narrative that he was instead attacked with quick-drying cement. A narrative that was also shared by the Portland Police, a claim presented with no evidence to support it.
https://www.anarchistagency.com/commentary/labeling-antifa-a-terrorist-group-is-the-latest-attempt-to-usher-in-us-fascism/

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This 6 November 2018 video from Yad Vashem in Israel says about itself: Lore Mayerfield Stern, born in Marburg, Germany, talks about the [1938] Kristallnacht pogrom in Kassel, and how she and her mother hid in the home of their German neighbors to escape the violence and vandalism. More about Kassel, today. This 20 July […]

via More anti-nazis than nazis in Kassel, Germany — Dear Kitty. Some blog

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