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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 03:42 PM
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KKK is making a comeback due largely to exploiting issues of immigration and gay marriage


ADL's just-published Klan Report reveals a troubling jump in Ku Klux Klan activity across the U.S. The report uncovers the Klan's recruiting tactic - exploiting immigration fears to enlist new members.

The report is receiving widespread national and international media coverage. ADL experts have been extensively featured, discussing the latest findings. The Associated Press covered the story and CNN featured the report on its evening news program, Paula Zahn Now. The story also reached the Spanish-speaking community through CNN En Espanol and other Spanish-language media. Clearly this story resonates in various sectors of our society, because it speaks to two important issues - immigration and extremist ideology.

ADL's report tracks these resurgent Klan activities across the country, and includes a slide show of recent Klan meetings and rallies.

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The Ku Klux Klan, which just a few years ago seemed static or even moribund compared to other white supremacist movements such as neo-Nazis, has experienced a surprising and troubling resurgence due to the successful exploitation of hot-button issues including immigration, gay marriage and urban crime.

Klan groups have witnessed a surprising and troubling resurgence by exploiting fears of an immigration explosion, and the debate over immigration has in turned helped to fuel an increase in Klan activity, with new groups sprouting in parts of the country that have not seen much activity.


More:
http://www.adl.org/learn/ext_us/kkk/intro.asp?LEARN_Cat=Extremism&LEARN_SubCat=Extremism_in_America&xpicked=4&item=kkk

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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 03:57 PM
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1. Unfortunately, I'm not surprised.... it's interesting the states where the KKK is growing
Edited on Tue Feb-20-07 03:58 PM by RedEarth
ADL has identified the following states as being notable for active or growing Klan chapters:


Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Louisiana
Mississippi
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas

Indiana
Kentucky
Michigan
Ohio

Iowa
Nebraska

Maryland
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
West Virginia
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johnlal Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 04:47 PM
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2. I guess gay Mexican racists can still be neo-Nazis.
Apparently, they're not welcome in the Klan anymore.

PS--Does the Klan still hate us Catholics?
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 06:11 PM
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3. Gay mexican racists were never welcome in the klan, and yeah, they still hate Catholics.
They say that Catholics are beholden to a foreign leader who tells them how to vote and stuff.

Where they'd get THAT idea...

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YellingTuna Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-28-07 03:02 PM
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4. do they hate us Catholics? Of course they do.
Those people are the sh*t of the earth. Its natural for them to hate anyone and any faith they don't understand.
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