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Hatewatch Headlines 5-22-15

By Hatewatch Staff on May 22, 2015 - 12:41 pm, Posted in Hatewatch Headlines

BuzzFeed: Scott Walker tells crowd that Americans need to ‘wake up’ to ‘other motives’ besides work that bring immigrants to U.S.

Media Matters: Gun Owners of America – whose leader, Larry Pratt, has been linked to extremists – to host GOP candidate Ted Cruz.

Right Wing Watch: Pratt tells interviewer that Obama ‘has made it very clear he doesn’t like the United States.’

Think Progress: Anti-LGBT groups gear up to fight a 30-year-old Supreme Court victory over racism.

Salon: Extremist Milwaukee sheriff tells Fox’s Sean Hannity that liberals celebrate ‘subhuman’ black culture.

Talking Points Memo: Georgia school nurse allegedly yelled racial slur at black 11-year-old.

Raw Story: See how this Oregon teen turns the table on some hateful anti-LGBT protesters.

New Report Details Allegations of Massive Financial Improprieties in the neo-Nazi National Alliance

By Heidi Beirich on May 21, 2015 - 4:22 pm, Posted in Investigations, Neo-Nazi

Today, the Southern Poverty Law Center is releasing a report on the neo-Nazi National Alliance (NA) that details allegations of financial improprieties going back several years.


The National Alliance Headquarters in Mill Point, W.V.

Randolph Dilloway, the accountant hired by NA Chairman Will Williams this past December to audit the organization’s books, has provided the SPLC with evidence of possible missing tax filings, suspicious wire transfers and other financial irregularities in the group. The report also examines in detail the leadership cadre of Williams’ newly revitalized NA based on information provided by Dilloway and others.

Dilloway, a longtime white supremacist, quit the NA in early May after fleeing the group’s Mill Point, W.V., compound following an ugly confrontation with Williams and other NA headquarters staff. He has spoken with the IRS about his allegations of tax fraud and is seeking whistleblower protection from the agency.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/21/15

By Hatewatch Staff on May 21, 2015 - 8:35 am, Posted in Hatewatch Headlines

Reuters: Coalition of public-policy advocates warn that Oregon mine dispute threatens democratic institutions in region.

Salon: The shocking realities that white America’s Waco insanity ignores about racism and violence.

WLT-TV (Cincinnati): Google Maps says it’s sorry for result of racist search that takes readers to the White House site.

Media Matters: Why Fox News has refused to cover a recently revealed terror plot.

Right Wing Watch: Richard Spencer says whites need their own MLK, or Gandhi to save themselves from nonwhite domination.

Raw Story: Tucker Carlson and Alex Jones go there, claiming Obama is using ‘Nazi stuff’ to incite a massive race war.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/20/15

By Hatewatch Staff on May 20, 2015 - 8:09 am, Posted in Hatewatch Headlines

Media Matters: Fox News discussion of criminal investigation revolves around racial stereotypes.

Queerty: Anti-LGBT hate group forgets to renew domain name, now it clicks through to hardcore porn site.

12 News Now (Beaumont, TX): Orange County (TX) commissioners delay historic vote on establishing county-based militia.

IfYouOnlyKnews: President Obama opens Twitter account, haters welcome him with racist ugliness.

Mic: Artist creates stir by reversing racial roles in disturbing shots of early 20th century lynchings.

Raw Story: CNN’s ex-cop pundit defends not calling white bikers ‘thugs’ by claiming term originated with black behavior.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/19/15

By Hatewatch Staff on May 19, 2015 - 8:43 am, Posted in Hatewatch Headlines

Talking Points Memo: How a little Mississippi town on the Gulf Coast got caught up in the Jade Helm takeover paranoia.

Right Wing Watch: AFA’s Bryan Fischer says he believes ‘we are going to have violence’ if Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage.

Patch (Westwood-Hillsdale, N.J.): Alleged white-supremacist club, accompanied by swastikas and slurs, raises concerns at high school.

Huffington Post: Rush Limbaugh tells businesses to blame anti-LGBT bigotry on Muslims.

Rapid City Journal (SD): Secretive FLDS sect reduces local water request for its fenced, guarded compound.

Associated Press: Idaho lawmakers’ bizarre ‘Sharia law’ paranoia may endanger U.N.-negotiated international treaty on child-support payments.

NARTH Institute Affiliate Addresses Anti-LGBT Audience in Dublin

By Hatewatch Staff on May 18, 2015 - 2:15 pm, Posted in Anti-LGBT

With a referendum that will decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage in Ireland scheduled later this week, anti-LGBT forces have been hard at work spreading all manner of conspiracy theories and junk science to sway public opinion.

Last week, anti-LGBT Dutch psychologist Gerard van den Aardweg, who has ties to the U.S.-based National Association for the Research and Treatment of Homosexuality (NARTH), addressed an event in Dublin, Ireland to encourage people to vote “no” on same-sex marriage.

The event was organized by the Irish anti-LGBT group, Catholic Alliance for the Defence of the Family and Marriage (ADFAM), which garnered press in February for distributing leaflets that included numerous false claims about homosexuality, including that it causes cancer, that LGBT people are promiscuous and that same-sex couples “don’t even live together.”

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Former Congressional Candidate Pleads in Plot to Murder Muslims

By Don Terry on May 18, 2015 - 1:24 pm, Posted in Anti-Muslim, Domestic Terrorism

A group of Muslim school children in upstate New York has a heartbreaking question for a Tennessee man they have never met, but who haunts their dreams.

In big letters on a large banner, they ask, “Why Do You Want To Kill Us Robert Doggart?”

Doggart, an allegedly ordained Christian minister who came in third last year in a Tennessee congressional race, is awaiting sentencing in federal court after recently pleading guilty in a plot to destroy with fire and guns the small Muslim community where the children live, worship and attend school.

Courtesy The Muslims of America Inc.

Courtesy The Muslims of America Inc.

When the 63-year-old wannabe Tennessee terrorist was arrested by FBI agents in his home state this spring, he was trying to recruit via cellphone and Facebook a militia of “patriots” to attack the enclave of mostly African-American Muslims near Hancock, N.Y., known as “Islamberg.”

He planned to burn to the ground the mosque, school and cafeteria, according to a federal complaint. Anyone who fought back would be gunned down by Doggart and other snipers using M4 rifles or, as Doggart allegedly told a confidential informant, “we will cut them to shreds” with machetes.

For years, Islamberg has been dogged by radical-right conspiracy theories and claims, alleging that it is one of a string of secret jihadist training camps in the backwoods of America. There is at least one YouTube video making such a claim. According to one totally baseless rumor, Osama bin Laden went into hiding in Islamberg after the 9/11 attacks.

A local deputy sheriff in Delaware County told a radio show in January that he was “perplexed” about the Islamberg rumors, adding that he and other deputies had been on the property on a number of occasions and that “nothing that we have developed or had contact with has made us believe there is any credit to those videos.”

Doggart, according to the plea agreement, “justified his attack on Islamberg by claiming that the residents of Islamberg were planning a terrorist attack.” ( continue to full post… )

Hatewatch Headlines 5/18/15

By Hatewatch Staff on May 18, 2015 - 8:46 am, Posted in Hatewatch Headlines

Chattanoogan: Former congressional candidate admits plotting armed militia attack, firebombing of Muslim community.

Raw Story: Prominent black attorney receives death threats after removing Confederate flags from Alabama city property.

News Miner (Fairbanks, AK): SPLC’s Mark Potok warns Alaska Bar Association that influence of extremists is growing.

Media Matters: On Hannity panel, guest claims Obama is ‘the reincarnation of Woodrow Wilson’ and his Klan-friendly policies.

KPNX-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Neighbors upset with Phoenix man who insists on flying white-supremacist ‘Creativity’ flag on front porch.

Fox News Radio: Rep. Steve King claims there’s no anti-Muslim discrimination in America.

Right Wing Watch: End-times fanatic who blamed California drought on gays addresses state GOP caucus meeting.

WNCN-TV (N.C.): Duke University professor stands behind his controversial comments on race in reply to NYT op-ed.

Houston Chronicle: Almost half of U.S. voters are concerned about the Jade Helm military exercise – but why?

Echoing Christian Identity, LOS Leader Prays For Special Place in Hell for Anti-Whites

By Ryan Lenz on May 15, 2015 - 3:07 pm, Posted in Anti-Black, Neo-Confederate

Michael Hill’s fall from the ivory tower knows no depth. In a message on Friday to members of a private League of the South Facebook, the former Stillman College professor offered an odd sort of prayer.

“May Yahweh bring a dire earthly punishment on all those anti-White Whites who assist in any manner in the destruction of their own people and civilization. Such is treason to the created order,” Hill wrote in a private Facebook message that was leaked to Hatewatch. “Also, may Yahweh hold open a special place in hell for them.”

While the tone and tenor of the post may not be that surprising, given the steady fall of the League into more radical racist and antigovernment positions, it does shed some light on what may be the ideological underpinnings of what the League has become over the last several years.

A message from Michael Hill. (Source: Facebook.)

A message from Michael Hill. (Source: Facebook.)

Last year, Hatewatch reported the existence of a private paramilitary organization being formed within the League, as well as a shakeup of its leadership structure. We also learned that Hill had promoted Michael Tubbs, a former Green Beret and demolitions expert, to his chief of staff.

Michael Hill and Michael Tubbs

Michael Hill and Michael Tubbs

Tubbs isn’t just a proud southern nationalist, though. A former Klansman and Christian identity adherent, Tubbs is widely respected across the racist right. What’s more, his Identity ideas about the place of whites in the divine order of the universe seem to have rubbed off on the old man.

It wasn’t long after Tubbs was promoted that a different man emerged, at least in his online postings. Gone was the measured and mild college professor with certain ideas about Southern heritage and southern independence – a man who sometimes wore Confederate army uniforms to class. In his place stood an angry old man whose online postings echoed his staff and whose racist aggression flowed freely.

Just last month, writing about the riots in Baltimore, Hill chastised his fellow conservatives for tracing the source of the riots to politics and police brutality, poverty and privilege. Instead, Hill argued, the tragedy came down to one thing: “negro rule.”

“Negro rule is disastrous to civilization and dangerous to White lives and property,” Hill wrote on the League’s website on April 28. “That is why our White European civilization has been in the cross hairs of the Jew/Liberal gentile coalition. We have refused to believe their fairy tale about Negro equality.”

Such a sentiment is quite a departure from the rhetoric of the past.

And while Hill has embraced all manner of radical ideas, from prepping for war with the federal government to claiming slavery was divinely inspired, it’s something astonishingly different to see him pull back the genteel veil of southern manners and reveal what has always been at the heart of the League and increasingly at the front of hi own mind.

Hate … unfettered and unprovoked.

Neo-Nazi Frazier Glenn Miller Fires Attorneys in Upcoming Capital Murder Trial

By Don Terry on May 15, 2015 - 9:45 am, Posted in Anti-Semitic, Extremist Crime
Frazier Glenn Miller.

Frazier Glenn Miller.

Frazier Glenn Miller, the longtime neo-Nazi accused of killing three people last spring at two Jewish facilities in suburban Kansas City, fired his team of experienced lawyers during a testy status hearing in the case on Thursday.

Miller, who is 74 and in poor health, told the presiding Johnson County, Kan., District Court judge that he thought representing himself was “the only damn way” he would be allowed to say what he wanted during his upcoming capital murder trial, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Miller, who suffers from chronic emphysema, was seated in a wheel chair with an oxygen tank at his side in court Thursday, as the judge cautioned Miller against representing himself in such a complicated proceeding.

“It’s my life and I’ll do as I please,” Miller said, according to The Kansas City Star. “The death penalty don’t bother me.”

After he has his say at the trial scheduled to begin Aug. 17, Miller told the judge, he “might climb up on the gurney and stick the needle in, myself.”

Miller is accused of gunning down William Corporon, 69, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Underwood, in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., on April 13, 2014. Corporon had taken his grandson to the center to audition for a singing contest. Minutes later, prosecutors say, Miller shot and killed Terri LaManno, 53, outside of the Village Shalom care center, where she had gone to visit her mother.

Miller has said he drove from his home in Aurora, Mo., to Overland Park with one goal in mind: killing Jews. He told The Kansas City Star last November that he was convinced he was dying and wanted to “make damned sure I killed some Jews or attacked the Jews before I died.”

None of the three people killed that Sunday in April was Jewish.

The status hearing began with the Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe telling the judge that Miller’s court-appointed lawyers had twice told prosecutors that the elderly white supremacist would plead guilty in exchange for taking the death penalty off the table. The state declined both times, including the defense’s most recent offer on May 6, according to the Star. Moments later, Miller shouted that he was firing his attorneys and wished to represent himself. The judge, Kelly Ryan, called a recess to give Miller and his attorneys time to discuss the issue in private. When court resumed, Miller said he still wanted to represent himself.

Judge Ryan warned Miller that he would be held to the same standards and rules as a licensed attorney. He asked Miller if he thought he was competent to do so.

“My IQ is probably higher than yours,” Miller replied, according to the Star.

The judge asked Miller’s now fired attorney, Mark Manna, if he would remain in the case on a stand-by basis to assist Miller or if need be to take over again. Manna agreed to do so and the judge granted Miller’s request.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled on June 10.

It should be an interesting summer with Miller in charge of his own defense once his trial begins. According to the Star, Miller said one witness he intends to call is actor Mel Gibson.