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ADL tells Congress to curb online hate speech if social media giants won’t – The Times of Israel

| January 19, 2020

WASHINGTON The head of the Anti-Defamation League told House lawmakers Wednesday to craft legislation that would force social media giants to take neo-Nazis and others spewing anti-Semitic hatred off the platforms if the companies wont do so on their own. In testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Jonathan Greenblatt said that the rise of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States was due, in part, to bigoted voices being amplified on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

DC Fire Investigating After Photo Shows Recruits Using Hand Gesture – NBC4 Washington

| January 19, 2020

Washington, D.C.'s fire department says it is investigating after a photo circulating on social media shows recruits displaying a hand gesture that can be associated with white supremacy. The hand sign seen in the photo is similar to the nonverbal expression for "OK." D.C.

With surge in anti-Semitism, political leaders need to be aggressive and reflective in response | TheHill – The Hill

| January 19, 2020

After the recent rallies, the vigils, the press conferences condemning anti-Semitism- then what?

Taking in refugees has been part of Texas history since the Alamo [Opinion] – Houston Chronicle

| January 19, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbotts decision last week to close our states doors to a small handful of refugees fleeing war, starvation and oppression is a tragic mistake at odds with Texas history and values.

What to Know About the Virginia Gun Rally – The New York Times

| January 19, 2020

Thousands of activists from across the country are expected to descend on the Virginia State Capitol on Monday to rally against sweeping new gun control proposals supported by state Democrats. But the rally in Richmond billed as a peaceful event to lobby lawmakers to defend Second Amendment rights has quickly set off fears of potential violence and chaos. Discussions about the rally have been lighting up online platforms frequented by anti-government militia groups and white supremacists for weeks, and various extremist groups have vowed to attend

Taking a stand against vile acts of bigotry – Boston Herald

| January 19, 2020

Like a metastasizing cancer, anti-Semitism has again shown its ugly head, spreading its ignorance-borne intolerance. And its escalated from words to deeds, which has forced Jews everywhere to rethink every aspect of their daily lives. After seeing to his daughter Avas bat mitzvah a few years ago, state Sen.

US officials claim neo-Nazi groups are using Bitcoin to spread terror – Yahoo Finance

| January 19, 2020

The US House Financial Services Committee has been discussing the use of Bitcoin in domestic terror financing, with some experts claiming it is now being used by neo-Nazi groups.

Where the top 7 Democratic candidates stand on Iran – The Jerusalem Post

| January 19, 2020

The situation in Iran has changed drastically since Trump left the deal. So we went searching for the details of what the leading Democrats would do to contain the Iranian threat amid the new tensions brewing between Iran and the U.S. Spoiler alert: Theres not a lot out there.

More Than 120 Members of Congress Issue Letters of Support to Leading Anti-Israel Group – Washington Free Beacon

| January 19, 2020

More than 120 members of Congress privately issued letters of support to a controversial Islamic-American advocacy group known for its involvement in one of America's most prominent terrorism financing cases, according to a copy of these official communications obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an advocacy group with deep ties to the anti-Israel movement in America, touted its support among congressional leaders during its 2019 gala conference in November in Washington, D.C

UPDATE: Affidavit links former Canadian army extremist to local white nationalist group, target of murder plot was Bartow County couple – Cherokee…

| January 19, 2020

A former Canadian military engineer who had disappeared after reports came out of his neo-Nazi connections made trips to Silver Creek to meet and train with other members of a white nationalist gang. Patrik Jordan Mathews had entered the U.S. illegally and, according to an affidavit unsealed on Friday, had been participating in paramilitary training with other members of The Base


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