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Hatewatch Headlines 2/21/2018

Will white nationalists rally today in Chapel Hill? An anti-LGBT organization claims it’s now a church; Proud Boys are booted from Facebook, and more.

Tulsa World:  A 63-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Tuesday for the 2016 hate-crime murder of his Lebanese neighbor.

News & Observer:  Reports suggest a white nationalist rally is planned today on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill.

CNN:  A senior Trump Administration official is placed on leave after it’s discovered he posted baseless claims and conspiracy theories, one suggesting a Gold Star father is a “Muslim Brotherhood agent.”

Right Wing Watch: The anti-LGBT organization Focus on the Family has declared itself a church, apparently to avoid filing public tax documents.

Huffington Post: The new interim leader of a far-right nationalist party in Great Britain defends his use of hateful rhetoric to describe Islam and Muslims.

KOB4-TV (Albuquerque, NM):  The young man who fatally shot two students at Aztec High School in December had a swastika and Nazi SS lightning bolts tattooed on his body.

The Inquirer: Racist social-media posts created and shared among Maple Shade High School students create outrage in South Jersey.

Deep State Nation: Facebook removes racist “alt-right” Proud Boys page for promoting violence against women.

The Guardian: Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the former young star of France’s far-right Front National, will share the stage with Vice President Pence next weekend at a gathering of conservatives and Republicans near Washington, D.C.

New Statesman: White nationalists and neo-Nazis use racist pseudo-science to bolster their political arguments.

The Independent (UK): How Trump’s use of “racial fig leaves” covers up racism.




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