‘Anti-Sharia’ Rallies Brought out Pro-Trump Thugs, Internet-Radicalized and Spoiling for Violence
The neo-fascist alt-right movement is growing, and it has the backing of police and the White House.
RawStory, June 12, 2017
Alt-right events are harvests of hate. They draw militants seeded by Donald Trump, fertilized in the muck of the internet, and nurtured by the more than 900 hate groups around the United States.
Take the “March against Sharia” on June 10. It was organized by ACT for America, described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-Muslim extremist group. It planned more than 20 events around the country.
Seattle’s was one of the largest. Most attendees were young white men clustered in small groups based on similar haircuts, costumes, flags, and patches. But it was infused with menace. Beefy security in military camo, ballistic vests, and insignias of the III% militia scanned the fringes like protective jocks watching over nerdy wards. Speakers and attendees bashed Muslims for nearly two hours. And the rally took place two weeks after murders linked to the alt right.
The protest was originally slated for Portland. It was moved after white supremacist Jeremy Christian allegedly killed two men on May 26 after unleashing an anti-Muslim tirade against two women of color on public transit. In April, Christian was filmed yelling “Die Muslims” and throwing Nazi salutes at an alt-right event in Portland organized by “Patriot Prayer” leader Joey Gibson, who was at the anti-Sharia rally.
ACT for America founder Brigitte Gabriel, recently welcomed to Trump’s White House to “share their ideas,” has said a “practicing Muslim, who believes in the teachings of the Koran, cannot be a loyal citizen to the United States,” and “Islamic terrorists … are really just very devout followers of Muhammad.”
There have been at least five hate-crime murders linked to white supremacists since Trump came to power. It’s the tip of the iceberg of more than a thousand hate crimes since then. And that number may be a vast undercount given how many people of color in Portland alone have told of racist abuse that was never reported.
Alt—right is on the fringes of society and reality. But it is growing, have backing from the White House and police units, and is increasingly dangerous.
Здешние политиканы, «эксперты», подконтрольные ЦРУ СМ»И» продолжают нахваливать псевдодемократическую Америку.
Те, кто любит «наших американских партнеров», «забывают» о грязных, злых уродах США.
О таких монстрах, как коварный и крайне опасный мошенник, расист, лжец, и убийца Дональд Трамп. И о таких, как порочный Конгресс США, фашистские ФБР и ЦРУ, лживые американские СМ”И”…
Арнольд Локшин, политэмигрант из США