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HATE

It has caused a lot of problems in this world,
but it has not solved one yet.
- Maya Angelou

We have a new Muslim Hate Crime in our country.
Anti-Muslim Immigration Laws!

All Hate Groups Operating
In The United States

All data from the Southern Poverty Law Center

 

All hate groups operating in the U.S. 892 100%
     
Ku Klux Klan groups 190 21.3%
Black Separatist groups 180 20.2%
Racist Skinhead groups 95 10.7%
White Nationalist groups 95 10.7%
Neo-Nazi groups 94 10.5%
General Hate groups 53 5.9%
Anti-LGBT groups 48 5.4%
Neo-Confederate groups 35 3.9%
Anti-Muslim groups 34 3.8%
Christian Identity groups 19 2.1%
Radical Traditional Catholicism groups 17 1.9%
Anti-Immigrant groups 12 1.3%
Holocaust Denial groups 10 1.1%
Racist Music groups 10 1.1%

 

Note that over 700 of these hate groups are Christian Based.
But also note there are no Muslim or Jewish or Hispanic
or Atheist based hate groups in the United States.

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes By Year

The Southern Proverty Law Center and the BBC report
867 Hate Crimes in the ten days after the election.
That's a jump to over 86 per day!
And It's only begun!

12-9-16 Muslims targeted
Muslims targeted
Three Muslim women—one of them an off-duty NYPD officer—were attacked in alleged hate crimes in New York City this week. In one incident, a transit worker wearing a Muslim head covering was allegedly pushed down the stairs at Grand Central Terminal by a man who called her a “terrorist.” In another, three intoxicated white men reportedly tried to rip the hijab off a young woman riding the subway as they shouted “Donald Trump!” and “Get the hell out of the country!” Yasmin Seweid, 18, who was born in Brooklyn, said she got off the train crying and shaken. “I’m an American, you know?” she said. Days later, an off-duty Muslim cop who was born and raised in New York City was allegedly abused by a man on the street who said to her, “ISIS [expletive], I will cut your throat.” The Southern Poverty Law Center says there has been a surge in hate crimes since Trump’s election.

12-8-16 First US Somali lawmaker gets 'Islamophobic threats' in taxi
First US Somali lawmaker gets 'Islamophobic threats' in taxi
The first Somali-American lawmaker in the US has said she was subjected to "hateful" anti-Muslim threats from a taxi driver in Washington DC. Minnesota Representative-elect Ilhan Omar said the cabbie threatened to remove her hijab during a confrontation on Tuesday. The 34-year-old said the incident occurred just after she attended policy training at the White House. Ms Omar, a Democrat, came to the US as a child from a refugee camp in Kenya. She made history and national headlines last month when she defeated a Republican to gain a seat in Minnesota's state house of representatives. "On my way to our hotel, I got in a cab and became subjected to the most hateful, derogatory, Islamophobic, sexist taunts and threats I have ever experienced," she wrote in a post on social media. "The cabdriver called me ISIS [so-called Islamic State] and threatened to remove my hijab, I really wasn't sure how this encounter would end as I attempted to rush out of his cab and retrieve my belongings. "I am still shaken by this incident and can't wrap my head around how bold being (sic) are becoming in displaying their hate toward Muslims. (Webmaster's comment: Our new FUHRER has empowered hatred and he isn't even in office yet! Brace yourself. This is only the beginning! Expect to see full out public physical assaults on Muslims, Women, LGBTs, Hispanics and anyone else his HATERS have chosen to target.)

7-29-16 Twitter struggles with hate campaigns
Twitter struggles with hate campaigns
The reign of one of Twitter’s most notorious trolls is over, said Mike Isaac in The New York Times. Last week, the social network permanently banned Breitbart.com technology editor Milo Yiannopoulos after the right-wing provocateur “rallied and directed” a campaign of racist and sexist harassment against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. Ghostbusters’ all-female reboot has been the target of online vitriol for months, but Jones, who is black, has been singled out for particularly vicious attacks in recent weeks. Egged on by Yiannopoulos, hundreds of anonymous Twitter accounts recently bombarded Jones with vile tweets, as well as violent and pornographic images, comparing her, for instance, to Harambe, the gorilla shot dead this year at a Cincinnati zoo.

7-29-16 Rampant road rage
Rampant road rage
Four out of five U.S. drivers experienced road rage over the past year, a new AAA Foundation study shows, and 90 percent feel threatened by such aggression. Based on a survey of 2,705 licensed drivers, researchers estimate that more than 50 percent the nation’s 210 million drivers holler at other motorists or purposefully tailgate them, while 45 percent honk out of fury or frustration. Drivers also admit to cutting people off or preventing other cars from changing lanes. The survey also shows that about 4 percent of all drivers—roughly 8 million people—have gone so far as intentionally ramming other cars or leaving their own vehicle to confront another driver. Road rage also inspires more than a few obscene gestures—a practice 30 percent more common among drivers in the Northeast. The risks are significant: The study showed that 56 percent of fatal car accidents—which typically kill 40,000 Americans each year—involved aggressive driving. Researchers advise motorists to find their happy place behind the wheel. “Be tolerant,” AAA’s Jake Nelson tells NBCNews.com. “Don’t engage; focus on getting to your destination safely.” (Webmaster's comment: More Hate!)

7-29-16 On average 7 die from terrorist attacks ever year, but over 1,400 die from mass shootings every year
On average 7 die from terrorist attacks ever year, but over 1,400 die from mass shootings every year
“Since Sept. 11, 2001, fewer than 100 people have died in jihadist attacks in the United States, according to the New America Foundation, a think tank. That’s about the same number of deaths from motor-vehicle accidents every day. But terrorism feels menacing and personal in a way that even a six-car pileup does not, and so it receives disproportionate coverage. In December 2015, Americans named terrorism the country’s most important problem. The media’s emphasis on tragedy and calamity has no obvious solution. Should NPR’s Morning Edition begin every hour by reading the names of Americans who died in car accidents the previous day?” (Webmaster's comment: Mass shootings are the true terrorism in this country, not terrorist's attacks.)

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All Hate Groups Operating In The United States