Hatewatch Headlines 10/9/2018

Trump unleashes flood of abuse on Soros; Le Pen distances herself from Bannon; Taylor Swift endorsement enrages the Nazis; and more.

Media Matters: President Trump opened the gates for a wave of authoritarian and antisemitic attacks on George Soros.

ABC News: France’s Marine Le Pen distances herself from Steve Bannon’s European nationalist movement.

Vox: Christian nationalism, explained through one pro-Trump propaganda film.

Daily Beast: The alt-right outlives the trolls who created it.

Think Progress: Taylor Swift endorses a Democrat, and that enrages the neo-Nazis.

Los Angeles Times: White men can be terrorists, too.

Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA): Ku Klux Klan leader prepares to appeal his conviction for firing gun at protest.

Raw Story: Onetime Montana Tea Party leader faces explosives, multiple weapons charges after arrest.

Flathead Beacon (Kalispell, MT): Anti-Indian ‘New Code of the West’ conference will feature Ammon Bundy.

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson): Armed vigilantes bring unease to Arizona border town haunted by killing of girl and her dad.

Truthout: Friendship alone is not enough to deradicalize far-right extremists.

Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI): John Birch Society draws visitors from afar as it prepares for 60th anniversary.

MLive (Flint, MI): Westboro Baptist raises a ruckus at Flint schools, convention.

Charlotte Observer (NC): Charleston police officer claims he was framed with Nazi-inscribed flashlight.

Las Vegas Review-Journal (NV): Elderly Pahrump man charged with hate crime for vandalizing neighbor’s home.

Toronto Star: The rise of right-wing extremists presents new challenges for Canadian law enforcement.

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