Rising Fears Over Increasing Hate-Based Violence

June 11, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – An racially motivated attack this week at the Holocaust Museum in New York, where an African American guard was slain, has triggered fears over rising hate groups.

The shooter in the above attack was 88-year-old James von Brunn, a White Supremacist who ran a website dedicated to anti-Jewish sentiment. According to a report by ABC, it is just one of many rising websites catering to a growing hatred.

“The election of Obama, the economy and the continuing debate over immigration. Each one alone would rile up the extremist movement. Put together it is a perfect storm for hate,” ADL member, Deborah Lauter, told ABC.

According to her, they have begun tracking a number of websites that are run my American webmasters, all dedicated to racist propaganda and hate speech, with a rising focus against the Jewish community.

This last attack being one of four in 2009 alone with Jews as a target (or as a reported motivation) means that something to stop the trend has to be done.


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