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CRS Domestic Terrorist Threat Congress Report

CRS Domestic Terrorist Threat Congress Report

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Published by Dan Feidt
Congressional Research Service points out domestic terrorism vs political activism nexus spinning out of control via http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/how-grand-juries-are-manipulated-fbi-intimidate-political-dissidents-and-radicals
Congressional Research Service points out domestic terrorism vs political activism nexus spinning out of control via http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/how-grand-juries-are-manipulated-fbi-intimidate-political-dissidents-and-radicals

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According to the Southern Poverty Law Center

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Hate GroupsMilitia Groups

Source: Mark Potok, “The Year in Hate and Extremism,” Southern Poverty Law Center, Intelligence Report, no.
145 (Spring 2012).

Notes: The Southern Poverty Law Center includes Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi, white nationalist, racist skinhead,
Christian Identity, neo-Confederate, black separatist, and general hate groups in its hate group category. The
organization goes on to elaborate that “Christian Identity describes a religion that is fundamentally racist and
anti-Semitic. Black Separatist groups are organizations whose ideologies include tenets of racially based hatred.
Neo-Confederate groups seek to revive many of the racist principles of the antebellum South. White Nationalist
groups espouse white supremacy or white separatism but generally avoid anti-Semitism. General Hate groups
espouse ideologies of hatred and include the sub-categories of Anti-Gay groups, Anti-Immigrant groups,
Holocaust Denial groups, Racist Music labels, [and] Radical Traditionalist Catholic groups (which reject core
Catholic teachings and espouse anti-Semitism).” The SPLC describes patriot groups and militias as anti-
government, “engaging in groundless conspiracy theorizing or advocat[ing] or adher[ing] to extreme anti-
government doctrines.” The patriot or militia organizations counted by Southern Poverty Law Center do not
necessarily “advocate or engage in violence or other criminal activities.” Neither are they necessarily racist.

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