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Hatewatch Headlines 2/26/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 26, 2015 - 7:27 am

Daily Oklahoman: Legislation to protect ‘gay conversion’ therapy passed Oklahoma House committee.

Right Wing Watch: State legislator bravely moves to eliminate ‘no go zones’ in Tennessee.

WIS-TV (Columbia, S.C.): Racist KKK political fliers urging voters to turn out the ‘nigger lovers’ show up in people’s mailboxes.

Salon: Former Georgia attorney general acknowledges that ‘religious liberty’ laws are ‘an excuse to discriminate.’

Media Matters: Rush Limbaugh claims that President Obama’s race gives him ‘blanket amnesty’ to push ‘illegal executive amnesty.’

Breitbart Unmasked: Sovereign citizen Hakeem El Bey crosses swords with Judge Richard Posner in court, and loses badly.

Raw Story: Here’s what to expect at CPAC’S annual right-wing carnival of guns, racism and God.

Hatewatch Headlines 2/25/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 25, 2015 - 9:08 am

Center for American Progress: Study examines the demographic state of the American electorate.

Raw Story: Anti-science conspiracy theorists are so credulous they can’t tell when they’re being duped.

MaddowBlog: Ron Paul says Congressional Black Caucus doesn’t support war because they want that money for food stamps.

Dale Hansen, WFAA: Students who held up racist signs in Texas game will grow and change, but not if we make excuses for them.

Oregonian: Suspected white supremacists gang members accused of torturing ‘snitches,’ including injecting drugs into man’s neck.

GQ: A close-up look at some of the leading ‘thinkers’ and their true believers in the men’s rights movement.

Crooks and Liars: Fox News’ favorite black ‘constitutionalist’ sheriff bashes Attorney General Holder again.

Huffington Post: Polling reveals that Muslim Americans are widely seen as victims of discrimination.

Houston Chronicle: After Republic of Texas leaders send bizarre summons, meeting gets raided by FBI, Texas Rangers, and local police.

Hatewatch Headlines 2-24-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 24, 2015 - 11:45 am

Media Matters: Fox News host Eric Bolling dismisses Department of Homeland Security report on right-wing extremist terrorism.

High Point News (N.C.): County officials combat fake, disruptive ‘sovereign citizen’ document filings.

Salon: Anti-vaccination Spokane councilman says ‘tinfoil-hat-wearing folks’ deserve representation too.

Think Progress: Prestigious journal tackles looming issue of medical racism and doctors’ preference for white patients.

KHQ-TV (Spokane, WA): Ku Klux Klan fliers focused on anti-Muslim sentiments found in Valley neighborhoods.

The State Press (Tempe, AZ): Students, residents call for ASU officials to provide response to white-supremacist groups’ threats.

American Prospect: How will the 2016 GOP candidates deal with the anti-Islamic bigotry within their own party?

Hatewatch Headlines 2-23-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 23, 2015 - 9:01 am

Salon: In celebrating Lincoln’s death, the hate-filled face of the most demented corners of the far right reveals itself.

JoeMyGod: White supremacists from League of the South join rally in Alabama against marriage equality.

Right Wing Watch: Richard Mack warns that ‘bloodshed’ may be needed if ‘state sovereignty’ is to be preserved.

Talking Points Memo: California mass killer Elliot Rodger researched Nazis, Hitler before embarking on rampage.

Think Progress: Congressman claims immigrants are netting $24,000 each from Obama’s immigration action.

Raw Story: Ax-wielding man who believed he was doing ‘God’s work’ burns down Michigan adult store.

Times-Picayune (New Orleans): Bobby Jindal to travel to Israel next fall with Tony Perkins’ anti-LGBT hate group.

Hatewatch Headlines 2-20-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 20, 2015 - 8:37 am

Slate: White-nationalist National Policy Institute to host confab at D.C.’s National Press Club on same weekend as CPAC.

Wall Street Journal: Then there’s the violent extremism the White House doesn’t want to talk about.

Huffington Post: Conservative gay-rights group excluded from CPAC yet again.

Right Wing Watch: Allen West says he isn’t a conspiracy theorist, he just wants to know why Obama helps America’s enemies.

Miami Herald: Hate messages appear on homes, fences and mailboxes in Miami Gardens.

Media Matters: Fox News gets duped by yet another bogus anti-gay horror tale spun by noted anti-LGBT hate group.

Talking Points Memo: Tucker Carlson blames bizarre ‘Kill All the Jews’ headline on an editor with a hangover.

Think Progress: Washington state judge tells anti-LGBT florist that her religious beliefs are not an excuse to break the law.

Hatewatch Headlines 2-19-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 19, 2015 - 8:38 am

Phoenix New Times: White supremacists target Arizona State professor and his family over his ‘whiteness’ course.

Talking Points Memo: President Obama mentions killing of Muslim students in North Carolina during speech on extremism.

Washington Post: Threatening ‘white power’ letters appear at a Connecticut police department with a history of racial tensions.

USA Today: Parents, students decry appearance of ‘white power’ signs, racial slurs at Texas prep basketball game.

Right Wing Watch: ALIPAC’s William Gheen warns that Obama will give immigrants ‘badges and guns’ to go after ‘Christian, heterosexual male’ populace.

Associated Press: Michigan man at bus stop asks two others if they are Muslim, then assaults them with a knife.

Think Progress: Business community silent as Arkansas bill to allow anti-LGBT discrimination set to become law.

Hatewatch Headlines 2-18-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 18, 2015 - 8:14 am

Everett (WA) Herald: Hindus say vandals who hit their temple with swastika, graffiti ‘have no idea what we stand for.’

Idaho Statesman: Boise woman arrested for assaulting Jewish woman, demanding she convert to Christianity.

El Paso Times: Police investigate possible anti-Muslim vandalism after tires slashed on cars.

Daily Beast: Will Obama next be targeting only Muslim extremists, or will he look in our own back yards?

WKOW-TV (Madison, WI): Police chief addresses Jewish community after anti-Semitic, pro-KKK graffiti sprayed on dozens of homes in Madison.

Salon: From nipples to militias to religious zealotry, here are 10 bizarre bills Montana’s Tea-Party legislators are promoting.

Talking Points Memo: Ben Carson says that Obama may be ‘guilty of treason’ if the DHS is shut down.

Raw Story: Texas students flash ‘White Power’ signs during basketball game against mostly black school.

Hatewatch Headlines 2/17/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 17, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Raw Story: Mississippi lawmaker says calling blacks violent and crazy isn’t racist, it’s ‘just a way of talking.’

DiversityInc: Police officer who assaulted 57-year-old Indian grandfather arrested, will be fired from Madison, AL, force.

Think Progress: Rhode Island Muslim school vandalized with racist graffiti: ‘Now This is a Hate Crime’.

Right Wing Watch: Rick Wiles warns that Muslim ‘avengers’ will destroy America, thanks to abortion rights and Obamacare.

Salon: The right’s border-security farce, and why it won’t address any of the issues around immigration.

The Great War Blog: A look back at ‘Birth of a Nation,’ the most racist film ever made, and its lingering historical effects.

Huffington Post: Indiana man says he got ‘riled up’ by Fox News before torching Muslim mosque.

Hatewatch Headlines 2/13/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 13, 2015 - 8:00 am

New York Times: Family members of slain Muslims in Chapel Hill call for a hate-crime investigation.

Center for American Progress: ‘Fear Inc. 2.0’ report details Islamophobia network’s efforts to manufacture hate in America.

Warren Throckmorton: League of the South plans to celebrate 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination.

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (IA): Two Waterloo men arrested for hate crime in vandalization of Bosnian man’s car.

Right Wing Watch: Bryan Fischer is outraged that a ‘gay Gestapo’ is forcing Alabama judges into ‘slavery.’

Raw Story: This preacher’s anti-gay rant to an Alabama city council is both vile and absurd.

AlterNet: Facebook blocks Native American users for having ‘fake’ names.

Think Progress: Kris Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state, says his voter-suppression crusade is meant to ‘protect immigrants.’

Hatewatch Headlines 2/12/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 12, 2015 - 8:51 am

Wonkette: Please stop with the Holocaust chic, Urban Outfitters, it is not actually a thing.

Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS): Three young white men draw prison sentences for hate crime in which black man was run over with truck.

Tri-City Herald (Pasco, WA): Protesters assemble outside city hall after policeman shoots Latino man seen running away from him

Buzzfeed: The surprisingly mainstream history of the Internet’s favorite anti-Semitic image.

WBBH-TV (Fort Myers, FL): Ku Klux Klan flyers land on people’s lawns in southwest Florida neighborhoods.

Think Progress: Conservatives seize on huge flawed study about same-sex parents to attack gay marriage. Meet the new vice chairman of the Adams County GOP, who posts articles from academic racists on Facebook.

Right Wing Watch: Family Research Council spokesman warns that Obama might be plotting to seize a third term as president.