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Right Wing Extremism

The Grim Future of a Stagnant Economy

Aaron Pacitti | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Aaron Pacitti

A new world order will emerge in the next decade. Whether it is one of inclusive, broad-based growth for all or exclusive, unequal growth for a few will be determined by the policies implemented today. It does not look like the world's dominant policy makers are capable or willing to see the consequences of their misguided actions.

Toxic Roots of Oregon Building Takeover

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

The re-imprisonment scheduled for Monday of two rural Oregon ranchers on arson charges was the catalyst, but not the cause of the armed takeover of federal property by anti-government protestors that began on Saturday.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

No Celebration in France Over Blocking Le Pen

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Joel Dreyfuss

France dodged the bullet in Sunday's second round of regional elections, but the threat from the extreme right remains a dark cloud over election post-mortems. Mainstream French politicians expressed relief this week that they had turned back a bid by Marine Le Pen's right-wing National Front that threatened to win control of six of France's 13 regions.

The Paradox of Right-wing Extremism

Brian Hanley | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

They claim to be Christians, but rather than preaching tolerance and love, they demonize other religious groups.

In the Norden, the liberal-democratic model is alive and well.

András Simonyi | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
András Simonyi

The obituary of the liberal-democratic model has already been written, waiting to be published. The doomsayers have made their prediction about the end of the free and democratic world as we know it.

Colorado Springs: The War at Home

Ethan Casey | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

If we insist on requiring Muslims to disavow Islamist violence, it's fair also to ask conservative Americans to be honest and self-critical about the connections between our country's poisonous environment and domestic extremist violence.

Why Distancing Ourselves Won't Help

Merve Gül | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Merve Gül

We are not part of them, but unfortunately, these brutes are part of us. They are part of society. Our society. They don't come from Mars. They have been among us. Always. It is our problem and we as a society are responsible for solving this problem.

I Am an Out-and-Proud Happy Face Carved Into an Open, Pussy Sore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The 'open sores' wedding imagery was supplied by pastor Kevin Swanson, the organizer of last week's National Religious Liberties Conference, which was attended by the three GOP presidential hopefuls.

I Am a Ben Carsonophobe

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

If it is frightening to Dr. Carson that I want equality, then he is being irrational. If he views my desire to be equal as divisive and merely an aspect of "PC culture," that makes little sense. If he believes that wanting to be treated equally under the law is provoking some sort of war, making enemies and destroying this nation, then he is not thinking clearly.

The 5 Ways American Muslims Can Respond to Anti-Muslim Protests

Qasim Rashid | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

This October, anti-Islam extremists are planning roughly 20 anti-Muslim protests in front of mosques in America. With this context, here are five important ways my fellow American Muslims can, and should, respond to these anti-Muslim protests in America.

A Different Kind of Dot Com Boom

Julie Shain | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Julie Shain

In a world where marketing and messaging has moved online, we cannot afford extremist groups the legitimacy and recruitment possibilities attached to a formal web address. When what lies behind these digital storefronts are violent extremist groups, we have a responsibility to stand up and say no.

Little Boys and Big Shots

Jack Rothman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Jack Rothman

McNamara, Santorum, and Murdoch have all clutched tightly their battered truths, same as Dan did--reality checks be damned. In the end, there's a remarkable similarity in the foibles of renowned big shots and innocent little boys.

Shooting Our Mouths Off

John A. Tures | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Nationwide, we mourn the victims of the Lafayette Theater shooting. It is a particularly sad time for people in West Georgia and East Alabama who knew the shooter, and have to come to grips with someone they know perpetrating such a deed. Yet some want to keep the hate that helped fuel Rusty Houser going.

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Director Still Unsure If White Supremacist's Charleston Attack Was Terrorism

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- FBI Director James Comey said Thursday he's still not sure whether the killings of nine African-Americans inside a church in South Carol...

Charleston Church Shooting Reminder Of 'Resurgence Of Right-Wing Extremism'

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting extremists, law enforcement in the U.S. has been focusing on aspiring jihadists who align with the Islamic State, over...

White Supremacist America: He's Not Crazy, He's Your Creation

Torraine Walker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Torraine Walker

There are hundreds of thousands of Dylann Roofs of every age lurking in this country, being fed a diet of White Supremacy by their families, the media, and the system. If the United States of America doesn't face the cancer of racism eating away at it, this society will not survive.

GOP Presidential Candidates Blow Their 'Sister Souljah' Opportunity to Denounce Right-wing Extremism

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The Republican candidates' unwillingness to repudiate those promoting conspiracy theories about martial law and Jade Helm 15 makes clear that the extremist wing of their party is far, far more powerful than the nonexistent Sister Souljah wing of the Democratic Party ever was. Even the more serious candidates like Rubio, Walker, and Bush were afraid to denounce them.

The GOP Shark Has Officially Jumped Over the Moon

Nick Desai | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Nick Desai

There are elected United States senators looking into a theory that the president of the United States is planning to invade Texas, which is in the United States. Right now, today, in 2015.

Right Wing Congress Puts Religion Over People

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

As a nation, we must decide in the very near future whether protecting religious ideology is more important than protecting the vulnerable among us. Congress may have started down the wrong path on this issue, but the American people can pressure our elected representatives to reverse this course.

J'aime Paris et l'Europe

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Brent Budowsky

As many around the world said to Americans in September 2001, we say to the men and women throughout Paris, France and Europe today: You are not alone. Our unity will ultimately triumph, and our cause will ultimately prevail.

Following the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, How Long Will the Solidarity Last?

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Kyle G. Brown

Within hours of the mass shooting of artists and journalists, thousands congregated in public squares across France, Western Europe and North America, with placards, press cards and pens thrust into the air, displaying quiet, poetic power.

Thousands Of Far-Right Protesters Rally In Germany

AP | Posted 02.07.2015 | World

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people demonstrated in downtown Dresden on Monday night in a rally organized by a group calling itself "Patriot...

What Drives Anti-Government Extremists

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

The horrendous ambush assassination of two Las Vegas police officers at a pizzeria and the killing of a good Samaritan by a violent young married couple with anti-government hatred again show that domestic extremists on the fringes remain a continuing threat in America.

Draw Your Weapon

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

A friend on Facebook last weekend posted a provocative meme by Ricky Gervais that said, "Blasphemy: a law to protect an all-powerful, supernatural de...