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Right Wing Extremism

Man Opens Fire In Florence Market, Killing 2

AP | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

ROME -- An Italian man with extreme right-wing views opened fire in an outdoor market in Florence Tuesday, killing two vendors from Senegal, then crit...

'Nut Country' 48 Years Later

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

"We're heading into nut country today," President John F. Kennedy said to his wife as he showed her an ad, bordered in the black of a funeral announcement, that the John Birch Society had placed in the Dallas Morning News.

Andrea Stone

Counterterrorism Czar Resists Muslim Labels, As Critics Say Right-Wing Threat Looms Larger

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government's point man working to counter homegrown violent extremism and defend communities from terrorist attacks isn't in...

Populist Backlash Crushes Art Pope's Forces in North Carolina

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

North Carolina's right-wing political boss, Art Pope, is having a bad week. One week after a searing profile appeared in the New Yorker, Pope's ultra-conservative ticket fell under the crushing weight of a populist uprising.

People: Get Ready

Steven Weber | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

Lacking actual creative imaginations (but mistakenly thinking "shrewd deception" is the same thing), the right-wing corporate machine may have bought up all the gullible Tea Party's concerns and transmogrified them with craven corporate cant.

Jesus Christ, Michelle Bachmann And Other Lunatics

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

One's faith tradition must not in itself be used to wholly define or dismiss a person, especially a person who is passionate about his/her faith.

Creative Ways to Counter Right-Wing Extremism: Trojan T-Shirts

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

The fact that some right-wing extremists were impressed by the humor in "Operation Trojan T-Shirt" illustrates the need to develop creative approaches to interact with them.

Norway -- And the Fate of the Human Species

Peter Clothier | Posted 10.01.2011 | World
Peter Clothier

It's past time for us to look our fear in the face and acknowledge that it is capable of bringing about our imminent destruction.

Norway Killings Suspect, Was Considering Other Targets

AP | By IAN MacDOUGALL and KARL RITTER | Posted 09.29.2011 | World

OSLO, Norway -- The anti-Muslim extremist who confessed to a bombing and youth camp massacre that killed 77 people in Norway has told investigators he...

Blaming the Muslims

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.27.2011 | Media
Robert Koehler

Pundits, reporters and editorial writers jumped the gun and blamed Muslim terrorists for Norway. And the word went out. This is worse than bad reporting. It's a massive cover-up of the roots of human violence.

Marcus Baram

Right-Wing Extremism Still At Elevated Level, Says Author of 2009 DHS Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The bombing and shooting spree in Norway on Friday has raised questions about whether federal law enforcement agencies in the United State...

German Police Target Far-Right Extremists In Raid

AP | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

BERLIN -- Stuttgart police say they have conducted a series of raids on the homes of far-right extremists who oppose immigration and want all foreigne...

Reading the Pictures: Norway Massacre: What's in a Headshot?

Michael Shaw | Posted 09.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-07-26-Screenshot20110726at2.57.41PM.jpg That's funny, he doesn't look Muslim! (even though that's who the attack was first attributed to).

U.S. Conservatives, Religious And Political, On Defense After Oslo Killings

Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) For years, many religious and political conservatives in the U.S. have sought to connect Islam to viol...

Norway Suspect Calm, Held In Isolation

AP | By BJOERN AMLAND and SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 09.24.2011 | World

OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The self-described perpetrator of Norway's deadly bombing and shooting rampage was ordered held in isolation at a hearing Monday ...

Norway Killer A Lone Wolf, Researchers And Police Believe

Reuters | By Wojciech Moskwa and Aasa Christine Stoltz | Posted 09.24.2011 | World

OSLO, July 25 (Reuters) - Norwegian police think gunman Anders Behring Breivik is probably a lone wolf, a view also held by some researchers who cast ...

Norway massacre suspect Anders Behring Breivik detailed plans to kill as many journalists as possible

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
The Center for Public Integrity

By Traver Riggins, iWatch News July 25, 2011Confessed Oslo attacker Anders Behring Breivik mentioned journalism conferences that attract d...

The Perils of Anti-Immigration Politics: Lessons From Oslo

Sandip Roy | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Sandip Roy

Until the immigrant becomes truly part of Tony Blair's "We," Europe will never be safe from both its Anders Breiviks and its Shahzad Tanweers.

Norway Attacks: Police Lower Youth Camp Death Toll To 68

AP | By IAN MacDOUGALL | Posted 09.24.2011 | World

OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Police have lowered the death toll in the youth camp massacre outside the Norwegian capital to 68, down from 86. Police spokes...

Blogs, Faith And Norway: Terror And Responsibility

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Christianity is not to blame. At the same time, we cannot ignore that the fringes of the religious right in the United States have created an atmosphere of intolerance and fear directed at Muslims.

Norway Suspect Wants To Explain His Actions In Court Hearing

Reuters | By Jon Hemming | Posted 09.23.2011 | World

OSLO, July 25 (Reuters) - Anders Behring Breivik wants to tell Norway and the World why he killed at least 93 people in a bomb attack and shooting ram...

Detailed Account Of Brutal Norway Island Attack, From The Survivors

AP | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 09.22.2011 | World

OSLO, Norway -- When the blond man in the police uniform started firing his assault rifle, many of the youths couldn't believe it was real. It had to ...

Why We Were Attacked In Norway

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2011 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

One of the biggest shocks was that these attacks occurred in Norway, which is characterized by an open and peaceful society. However, Norway is exactly the kind of country that would offend religious or political right-wing extremists.

President Ron Paul? Ron Paul and the John Birch Society

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

During the Vietnam War, an Army major famously told reporter Peter Arnett "It became necessary to destroy the town to save it" Welcome to Dr. Ron Paul's prescription for America. If he ever becomes president, you won't recognize the place.

Right Wing "Facts" V. Reality

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 08.12.2011 | Media
Andrew Reinbach

Even when a conservative and I agree on a premise, we come to completely different conclusions. Why? My own guess is that conservatives' source for facts is the right wing media, a more or less alternate reality filled with alternate facts.