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(CNN) -- Hundreds of white supremacist groups are active in the United States today and are experiencing a kind of resurgence, experts say.
They are in the spotlight this week in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee. Authorities have said they are looking into whether the gunman, who was killed, had ties to such a group.
"I know they're out there. I try not to alarm the public too much, but it's something that really needs to be taken a hold of now because more and more we see facts coming out that this is happening more often and more often, and it's not going to stop anytime soon," said David Gletty, who worked as an undercover informant on extremist groups for the FBI.
Remember the DHS report about Veterans being recruited to Right-Wing terrorist groups which was leaked and led newly appointed Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano to initially defending the report but later having to apologize and withdrawing the report after she was thrown under the bus by her own party (Bennie Thompson, Congressman from MS) & severely criticized by Republicans.
The Washington Times released a story on April 14, 2009, that said, "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in 'rightwing extremist activity,' saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias."
From Think Progress, July 27th 2011, Ben Armbruster writes in an article headlined - After Right-Wing pressure, DHS now has 'just one person' dealing with Domestic Terrorism. The greatest threat of large-scale attacks come from individuals and small groups of extremists who subscribe to radical Islamic or far right-wing ideologies, said Gary LaFree, director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, or START. Gary Ackerman, Research Director at START, said nationally, law enforcement has been focused since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001 on the threat of Islamic terrorism, even as the threat from domestic anti-government groups has been growing. “Some people believe we have taken our eye off the ball when it comes to domestic right-wing extremists,” he said.
It has now been confirmed that the Oak Creek, WI Gurudwara (temple) mass murderer Wade Michael Page was indeed a veteran, White Supremacist, Neo-Nazi and leader of a white power music (?) band called End Apathy. I wish the Obama folks would pull out the DHS report and send it to Boehner and the other Repubs and demand an apology but but that would be politicizing a tragedy right?
Originally posted by Bodhi7
reply to post by dayve
You must live in a really nice place if you actually believe that. I witness racism in public pretty frequently.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by LDragonFire
You must be mistaken...racism is a thing of the past.
Isn't that what the Right Wing says...that anti-discrimination laws are no longer needed because racism no longer exists???
Originally posted by chrismarco
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
Yeah it's just the right wing people who think that racism is gone...way to generalize all of the republicans....edit on 7-8-2012 by chrismarco because: (no reason given)
I'm going a little off-topic here, but yes, both are very bad, but I think Racism is worse. If you hate someone for their religion at least you hate them for a choice they have made. They had no choice on their race.
Does it matter which it was? Is it acceptable either way? Is one any less foul and vile as the other?