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Hate Groups Make Global Connections

Hate Groups Make Global Connections

Social networking and media tools are helping even hate groups connect globally.  For example, Taylor Rose of the Liberty University chapter of the hard-right student group Youth for Western Civilization will appear at an international anti-Islamic demonstration in Germany in early May.

Youth for Western Civilization opposes multiculturalism and “political correctness” on campus.  Among its platforms is a strong anti-immigration stance and a mission to “preserve the values of Western civilization.”  Founded in 2006 the group has grown to include chapters at institutions like the University of North Carolina, Washing State and Vanderbilt, among others.

The event in Germany is called the “March for Freedom” and, according to reports, organizers reached out to Rose whom they describe as a “representative of the Tea Party” and “chapter chairman of Youth for Western Civilization.” 

Rose has been working hard at making international inroads for his message of intolerance.  In early April he met in Antwerp with members of the far-right Belgian political party and has been photographed with various right wing extremists in Germany.

Given the push against multiculturalism and globalization from groups like Youth for Western Civilization, it may seem a bit odd that they would reach out into other countries for support and alliance.  But for Rose, who is fluent in German and pursuing his B.A. at the Jerry Falwell founded Liberty University in international relations with a minor in strategic intelligence, these kinds of relationships must be intentional and represent a growing savviness by the hard-right of how best to spread their message of intolerance and fear.

 

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1:41PM PDT on Apr 30, 2011

I quote Dr. M.L. King, Jr. ".....Hate cannot drive out hate:only love can so that. Hate multiplies hate, Violence multiplies violence.......etc. Non-violent activism heals ....... Thank you Care 2 for giving us a way out of hatred and violence.

11:54AM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

Do they not know what Western Civilization was built on? Really... Someone failed in history.

Sad there is nothing better in life for some than to hate. Born of ignorance and fed by fear.

Blessings.

8:40PM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

Go figure that humans get organized over issues of hatred and bigotry!

11:35PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

The internet in general has made the world a much smaller place and makes it so easy for the wrong people to find each other and individuals to form groups. It has given people access to people and information that they really shouldn't have access to.

11:28PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

Why is there no article on Care2 exposing all the hate from Islam? In the UK Muslims make up less than 5% of the population but commit 25% of the anti-gay violence. A recent poll of whether people believe LGBT people should have equal rights found 0%, yes zero, of Muslims supported this. 70% of all crime in once progressive, peaceful Copenhagen are committed by Muslims. Amsterdam which has been famous for its tolerance for centuries now has gangs of roving Muslim youth roaming the streets looking for LGBT people to attack & several young women have been beaten & raped for not wearing a headscarf. Muslim thugs with pubic hair beards lined the streets in London to yell threats at the Pope & carried signs blaspheming Jesus. If this had been non-Muslims acting like this against a visiting Muslim leader they would have been arrested for promoting hate.

Here in southern Spain we had an Imam preaching & publishing a pamphlet on how to beat your wives/daughters so it wouldn't show, following the Qur'anic verse demanding them beat their women when they 'suspect' they might become rebellious. Fortunately he was tried & convicted for hate. A local Muslim student & family recently filed a 'denuncia' with the police against a popular teacher & demanded he be fired because he mentioned Iberian ham when talking about products produced in our region. Muslims in Germany are demanding Islam be taught in public schools. A local mosque was raided for harboring

11:15PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

Really not surprising that the media is used for any purpose. Books and posters and other printed matter have been used thus for centuries.
The thing most frightening is that fear itself is taking over so many peoples minds and hearts, in so many countries, so that it's created more hatred and fear, and on it goes, in an escalating spiral.
I found a quote that says so much about the human condition, applicable here so I'll share it again:
"Only two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former" Albert Einstein

11:11PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

Hate groups of all kinds are depressing. But for a hate group it would be hard to find one worse than Islam which teaches that all women who marry non-Muslims, all those who renounce Islam & LGBT people should be killed! Why are there so many on this site who defend this horrible ideology? No, not all Muslims are hateful people just as not all Nazis were either - some military leaders actually refused to murder Jews & others, but that doesn't take away from the fact that Hitler's Naziism was a hateful ideology. There isn't enough room here to quote all the hatefilled verses in the Qur'an & Hadiths against 'disbelievers', gays, women, 'apostates', Jews, Christians, 'idolaters' etc.

You have only 1.5million Muslims in the US. We have 54 million in Europe & see & feel the hate much more here. People are afraid to criticize or question Islam for fear of being killed. It happens. The Danish social minister is living, with her family, in hiding under police protection for criticizing all the Muslims flooding into Denmark, living off welfare & committing crimes so she has received death threats for speaking the truth. Islam can't & won't allow any criticism because it cannot stand the light of questioning because then the myth of peaceful tolerant Islam will be unmasked for what it really is. It is Europe that has a history of suffering under Islamic rule, as we had here in southern Spain. It was anything but peaceful & tolerant.

9:58PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

For too many of you, confused responders, as well as for the author of this article, Jessica Pieklo, can you, please, identify the "hater" in this exchange of opinions?:http://europenews.dk/en/node/42624
I also strongly reccomend in your local library to check out the book (available on CD as well) RECONCILIATION by late Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, muslim leader, democratically elected female who did rule Pakistan twice! She was an awesome and progressive woman with depth of knowledge. She correctly assessed that US arming Taliban in order to subvert USSR (8 billion dollars for starters in 1980) cretaed a Frankenstein monster who does and will continue to backfire. Here is one member of a Frankenstein monster:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jT6ldUu4-4 and I am a proud member of many anti islam groups on FB! Call me hater, call me phobic, my fear is well based on facts. After her opposition that did not want any democracy, secularism and equality for genders concocted a world-wide financial and corruption accusations in order to destroy the wonderful work she did in Pakistan, a succession of Pakistani youth (so gullible!) who study in the best of our western schools believes like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pyf4MrR4HE and you think we have nothing to fear? And here is the word of liberal on educated versus uneducated muslims, very interesting and important: https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FKppvKdIoKcE&h=a9d1b

9:04PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

Well there will be impossible to have any peace while Muslim here or there.

1:20PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

KAREN & EDWARD O quote the Emma Lazarus poem placed in 1886 at the Statue of Liberty; we should remember that America's liberty, and strength, came from its pluralist character: those values shared by all its citizens. Only within the context of hewing to American ideals could the promise of Liberty be extended to immigrants. And they in turn would uphold those ideals.

Presently, an estimated 48 per cent of Muslims in America hold Islam higher than American citizenship, freedom or democracy. America's intake of Muslims must be revised. This country was not founded on Shari'a law, and its wretched judicial substitution has no place here. By no means can it be called divine, or be considered a fit replacement for the Rule of Law.

To pretend it can is where multiculturalism demonstrates its delusion and blindness. These traits are no longer innocuous, and multicult cannot be much longer endured.

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