Extremists are using private online chats to discuss bomb-making; the Proud Boys are drawing new recruits daily; anti-Semitic incidents are up significantly, and more.
ProPublica — Confidential online chats suggest right-wing extremists have shared scores of documents detailing how to make and use bombs, grenades, mines and incendiary devices.
NBC News — If the alt-right had a frat house, they’d pledge Proud Boys, a nationalist movement of mostly young white males that’s drawing new recruits daily.
University of Maryland — Terrorist attacks in the United States between 2010 and 2016 were typically carried out by individual perpetrators only loosely linked to a specific organization or ideological movement, a new report says.
Anti-Defamation League — New data shows the number of anti-Semitic incidents remains significantly higher this year compared to 2016, with a “distinct increase” after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.
Washington Post — A former New Jersey police chief faces federal hate crime charges for a pattern of racist comments and behavior, including saying that black people are “like ISIS.”
Think Progress — California Republican Edwin Duterte, who says he will challenge Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) next year for her seat in Congress, is promoting his campaign on a social media platform tailored to white supremacists.
Business Insider — Ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft barred far-right activist Laura Loomer who complained about Muslim Uber and Lyft drivers after this week’s terrorist attack in New York City.
Jewish Exponent — Hate flyers showing up in recent months on college campuses are from the relatively new white supremacist group Identity Evropa (IE), now headed by Pennsylvania native Elliott Kline, who calls himself Eli Mosely.
Huffington Post — Federal court documents illustrate the damage that could have come from a bomb plot targeting Muslim immigrants in Kansas.
Vice News — The man picked by President Trump to head NASA doesn’t believe in LGBTQ rights and hangs out with known anti-Muslim personalities.