Tag: Anti-Defamation League

Anti-Muslim Group ACT for America to Host Gala at Mar-a-Lago

An anti-Muslim organization plans to host its annual gala at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Fla., in November. ACT for America claims to be the nation’s largest grass-roots national security organization, and is considered the largest anti-Muslim group in the United States, according to the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law […]

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Signs of Hate: ‘OK’ Hand Gesture and Dylann Roof’s Bowl-Cut Considered New Symbols of White Supremacy

Photo: iStock It started out as a way to troll the so-called liberal media, borne out of alt-right posts on message board 4chan. Now, according to Jewish civil rights organization the Anti-Defamation League, the “OK” hand symbol has gone from prank to a hate symbol associated with white supremacy. The gesture joins 35 other symbols […]

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After Attacks in U.S., Extremist Symbols Draw Scrutiny

The bowl-shaped haircut worn by the white supremacist who killed nine black worshipers in Charleston, S.C., stands among the most disturbing and distinctive images that extremists have shared online. Others include letters drawn from the ancient runic alphabet — a particular favorite among neo-Nazis — or slogans like “Diversity=White genocide.” They are among the many […]

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White Supremacists Targeted Her. Now She’s Fighting Hate Crime.

The words “Heil Hitler” and “gas chamber” were scrawled on walls at the Silver Gull in Queens, one of the city’s last beach clubs. A rabbi walking through a park in Brooklyn was punched in the face and bashed with a rock. A gay pride flag outside a Harlem bar was set on fire. The […]

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Justice Dept. Newsletter to Immigration Judges Included an Extremist Blog Post

A Justice Department newsletter that is distributed to federal immigration judges and other employees contained a blog post this week from an extremist group that included an anti-Semitic reference, a national union for the judges said. The briefing is sent out daily by the department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, which is responsible for adjudicating […]

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Anti-Defamation League: 65% of gamers have suffered severe harassment online

The Anti-Defamation League said it found 65% of players have experienced severe harassment while playing games online, which includes physical threats, stalking, and sustained harassment, while 74% of online multiplayer gamers have experienced some form of harassment. The ADL’s Center on Technology and Society released the survey today. I can relate to this. I caught […]

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Defenders of a Racist President Use Jews as Human Shields

Sebastian Gorka, a onetime adviser to Donald Trump, wore a medal from the Vitezi Rend, a Hungarian group historically aligned with Nazism, to one of Trump’s inaugural balls. Gorka was reportedly a member of the group, whose founder, the Hungarian autocrat Miklos Horthy, once said, “For all my life, I have been an anti-Semite.” Max […]

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The Old Scourge of Anti-Semitism Rises Anew in Europe

For years, Europe maintained the comforting notion that it was earnestly confronting anti-Semitism after the horrors of the Holocaust. It now faces the alarming reality that anti-Semitism is sharply on the rise, often from the sadly familiar direction of the far right, but also from Islamists and the far left. The worrisome trend was underscored […]

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