Saturday, October 31, 2009

Leader in VA Atty General Fights Off Homophobia Charges
Taylor Swift Takes Photo With Male With Swastika Shirt

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wade Henderson, "The America of Our Ideals"
President Obama's Statement Upon Signing Hate Crime Act Into Law
Dennis Shepard Interview on Passage of Shepard-Byrd Act
ADL's Michael Lieberman Discusses Hate Crime Act
Center Director Brian Levin Discusses Hate Crime
HRC's David Stacy on Hate Crime Act

BREAKING NEWS: President Obama Signs DOD, Hate Crime Bill Into Law/2:52PM EST|main|dl3|link4|

President Obama To Sign Shepard-Byrd Hate Crime Act Today

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Trial In Germany Starts for Islamophobic Killing That Shocked Europe
Imminent Signing of Shepard Byrd Hate Crime Act Expected (More to Follow)
14 Americans, Including DEA, Perish in Afghanistan
Al Q Ally Claims Mass Iraq Bombings, Children Killed
NAACP Says Noose A Hate Crime
UK Cop Fights For Life After Homophobic Hate Crime
Anti-Latino Hate Crime in NJ
Mother of Slain Gay Son Fights Intolerance in UK Schools
CA Interfaith Effort Seeks to LInk Christians, Muslims
Hotel Owner in Dispute With Latino Workers
Center Director Address at Univ. of Maryland, 10/26/09 (Pt. 1 of 5)
Video: NSM Neo-Nazi rally in Riverside, CA 10/24/09

Sunday, October 25, 2009

American Task Force on Palestine Gala Focuses on Peace

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Riverside, CA NSM Nazi Rally Mostly Peaceful: First Photos

About 21 Neo-Nazi protesters were met by upwards of 500 mostly peaceful counterprotestors today in Riverside, CA. A well prepared Riverside PD did a very effective job of maintaining order and protecting all parties in a very highly charged atmosphere. All photos copyright Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism. Click to enlarge

Beloved NJ Priest Killed in Rectory
Brutal Anti-Gay Beating Caught on Tape

Reported FL Hate Crime Down Slightly to 182, Lowest Since '97
CA Church Arson By Disgruntled Ex-Member
UK Nationalist BNP Party Has Support from 22% After BBC TV Spot
AG Holder Discusses Rule of Law in Terrorism Fight in ME
Dallas Police Ticketed People for Not Speaking English
Danish Film on Neo-Nazi Gay Lovers Wins Rome Film Award
NPR on WVA Hate Crime Victim Recanting
Pakistan Captures Taliban Stronghold
UN to Inspect Iran Nuke Plant
Hamas: PA PM Abbas Should face Trial
Another Month, Another Small March By Neo-Nazis in Riverside

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hate Crime Bill Passes Senate 68-29, Mostly on Party Line Vote, Awaits Presidential Signature

Center Statement
The passage of this landmark law fills a critical void that existed with regard to assistance for local law enforcement and some victims. The sad fact is that for many years it appears federal and state enforcement in many jurisdictions actually declined. The Center has been there every step up of the way for many years with our wonderful partners in DC, because we find that a pluralistic society must counter those who target vulnerable people because of status. Anyone attacked for a variety of characteristics including sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disability deserve our tolerance, respect and protection from the additional risk of hateful violence . Certain critics of the bill would do far more good for society if they were as aggressive with their tone of inclusion, as they are with finger pointing of sin.

Defense Asks Judge To Change Venue of Alleged Racist Cop Killer Trial
Self Styled Border Watchers New Effort (Hat Tip, MM on this adjacent articles)
NJ Hate Yapper Out of Jail

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Breaking: Senate Approves Sweeping Change to Fed Hate Law Thursday By 2/3 Margin
Victim in W Va Hate Torture Case Says It Was a Lie
Ecuadorean Immigrant Hospitalized After Attack, Family Destitute
PA Latino Hate Crime Examined By CNN, Ctr, Bd Mbrs. Quoted
BBC Under Fire for Inviting Far Right BNP Pol
No Hate Charges in Okla. Anti-Gay Attacks: Gays Not Covered
Iran Agrees to Draft Nuke Deal
Holocaust Denier Denied By American Express: Priceless
Dutch Islamophobe Speaks at Columbia U. In NYC
AZ Sheriff Headache for McCain
MA Alleged Terror Plotter in Court
NJ Airport Guard Arrested for Prez Threat
Fed 4th Circ. Court Upholds Incarceration for Internet Hater
Nazi Alleged Guard Killer Won't Come to Court
OC Nazi Faces Death Penalty
Free Exchange of Ideas?: Prof. Calls Hate Crime Law Opponents: Hateful

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Breaking: Boston, MA Area Man Accused in Terror Plot
Victim of Publicized W Va Hate Attack Now Says Hoax
Anti-Islam Speaker College Tour, Temple on Tues; Columbia Wednesday
Former ELF Spokesman Starts Magazine
CA: Jury Mulls Deat for White Supremacist Killer
Center Director Letter to Director/Chair of CAIR (No Reply)
Via Email and United States Mail
Mr. Nihad Awad, Executive Director
Hon. Larry Shaw, Chair
CAIR National Headquarters
453 New Jersey Av., SE
Washington, DC 20003
Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Pkwy.
San Bernardino, CA 92407
October 12, 2009
Dear Mr. Awad and Assemblyman Shaw:
My name is Prof. Brian Levin and I am director of the Center for the Study of Hate
& Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. I have devoted my life to combating bigotry, including Islamophobia, for which I was recognized by entities as varied as Congress, the National Academies, Al Jazeera and the Saudi Ambassador to the United States. Please see:
http://hatemonitor.csusb. edu/aboutUs/people.htm
On the morning of Monday, October 12, 2009 I appeared on Los Angeles area radio station KPFK with a spokesperson from your organization named Munira Syeda about the reprehensible conduct of neo-Nazis in Riverside, California, who we both oppose. Ms. Syeda, however, also made the following legally defamatory statement about me at the end of an exchange where I did not have an opportunity to respond:
“The gentleman with a., involved with this, the center for the study of hate Is actually involved with hate himself...” Please see:
Whether or not you agree with my factual statements regarding your organization’s regrettable invitations to individuals over the past decade who have been called out as anti-Semites and extremists by groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center and others is a separate issue. These speakers include, but are not limited to, a neo-Nazi affiliated with the same group that the Holocaust Museum shooter once worked for, as well as an individual who maintains Jews, the U.S. government and the Saudi Royal family masterminded 9/11. See:
In any event, an ad hominem defamatory attack on my work and me without any supporting evidence is beyond the pale. I have spent over twenty years, longer than CAIR has been in existence, combating bigotry, including the disgusting scourge of Islamophobia. This includes research under the Hon. A Leon Higginbotham, and then later with a position at the Southern Poverty Law Center after my graduation from Stanford Law School, where I was a recipient of the Civil Liberties Award. A quick Internet search will establish my record in Congress, in scholarship, at the Supreme Court and elsewhere.
I demand an immediate and unequivocal public apology for this unjustifiable smear and am copying my attorney on this correspondence. Please feel free to email me at or call my office at (909) 537-7711.
Awaiting your response.
Brian Levin, Esq.
Prof. of Criminal Justice
Director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism
California State University, San Bernardino

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Commentary: Extremists On All Sides
Center Director Discusses Expanding Hate Crime Law With French TV

Secret Service Mission Examined As Threats Rose
LA Justice of Peace Talks About Opposition to Inter-Racial Marriage
Afghanistan To Get New Elections
More Blasts Hit Pakistan Univ. As Offensive Intensifies
Iran Delays on Nuke Issue, 42 Dead From Sunday Bomb Attack
Nations Split on Israel War Crime Report
US Appeals Court Upholds Law Against Animal Liberation Advocates
UCLA Places Pro-Animal Research Ad
Deceased MS Senators Possible Klan Bias Probed
Is Al Q Having Money Problems
KKK To March in MS
Oathkeepers Ratchet Up Rhetoric
CA White Supremacist Gets 21 Yrs. for Killing
PA Neo-Nazis March for Lief Erikson Day
AZ Charges Stick Against 2 White Supremacists
Homophobes March in SD
Swastika on Synagogue: Not a Hate Crime
Obesity As A Hate Crime?
Alleged OK Hate Crime
"Illegal Alien" Costume Criticized By Some

Friday, October 16, 2009

CA Supremacist Guilty in Slaying
Lawyer Questions FL Hate Crime Label in Killing
NY Black on Mexican Hate Attack Probed
Dutch Islamophobe Speaks at UK Parliament
Terrorists in Pakistan Continue 2 Week Deadly Bombing Spree
President Obama Faces Differing Views on Afghanistan Role
India & China In Dispute Over Pakistan
FBI Investigating UNC-Charlotte Vandalism
Pols Condemn Anti-Gay NY Hate Attack
CA Skinhead Guilty of Murder
Another CAIR Controversy: New Conservative "Undercover" Book Makes Allegations, But Publisher Has Record of Spinning Bizarre Clinton Death Count, Anti-Islamic & Birther Theories

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Large Swastika & "Obama" Carved in Grass in MA
Gay NYC Man Beaten into a Coma
CA Gov. Signs Harvey Milk & Gay Marriage Bills
Islamophobe Allowed to Speak in UK
Judge Fines Birther Orly Taitz 20K: "Borders on Delusional"
CAIR's Nazi/Anti-Semitism Quandry: Condemns Some Haters But Invited Others to Speak
Bizarre: CAIR Rep Munira Syeda: Won't Repudiate Previous CAIR Speakers Who Worked for Holocaust Museum Shooter's Old Hate Org or Convert Who Says Jews Did 9/11 and Hate Bill is Zionist Jew Plot
William Baker
Abdel Malik Ali
See: Part 3, At 7 minutes Through Part 4 Hate Act is a Plot, Criminalize Criticizing Holocaust, Jews
Liars, Zionist Jew Owns Foxnews 1:06
What Do We Do, Might Be Another 9/11, Because They're The One's That Did It Anyway 3:30
OpEd: Don't Abide Hate
House Republican Explains Opp to Hate Bill
NYC Homeless at All Time High
UN Goldstone Report Controversy
FBI, Police Try to Garner Support from US Muslims
LA Hate Crime Conviction
ATFP Hosts DC Gala This Week

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Update: House Hate Crime Act Passes With DOD Bill 281-146, Senate Next
Our colleague ADL/LCCR top policy expert Michael Lieberman informs
us from DC that the hate crime law is proceeding with the defense auth.
bill (see p. 1473) and is now titled as The James Byrd/Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Prevention Act passed the House this afternoon. Some more strict procedural requirements appear to have been retained. The Center wants to thank him for the years of assistance he has given to our Center regarding this bill and other matters.
NYT: First Lady's Family Goes Back To Slavery
Writer About European Oppression Wins Nobel in Literature
Mugger of 101 Woman Convicted of Hate Crime
Aryan Arrested in LA (Hat Tip, MM)
County Supervisors Approve Immigration Plan for AZ Sherrif
Center Director Profiled in Alternative Press

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Breaking: House Defeats Motion Aimed At Stripping Hate Crime Measure From Appropriations Bill, 234-178--Hat Tip ML
"Birther" True Believer Orly Taitz on Mission To Expose Prez "Ineligibility"
Anti-Latino Hate on LI Probed
Zazi Contacted Sr. Al Q
No Hate Crime Charges in CA Attack
Sotomayor Active in Court's First Session
ADL Urges Europe To Fight Anti-Semitism
BET Founder Apologizes for Mimicing Gov Candidate

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Photos: DOJ CRS Official Ron
Wakabayashi Impresses Cal St, SB Crowd

Award winning speaker covers Community Relations Service and understanding and responding to conflict across diverse communities

NPR: Terror Case Shows Range of Tools Available to Feds
Federal Judge: Victims Shafted in Terror Cases
US Educ Official Defended by Former Student
MA Spree Killer Needs Mental Treatment, Lawyer
IE CA Skinhead Leader Found Hanging in Jail Cell
Supremacists March In IL
Plea in ORE Murder case
Nor Cal Latino on Black Attack
Mexico Faces Eco-Terror Attacks
UTEP Philosophy Prof.: Civil War in Defense of Animals
San Diego Summit on Hate Crime: KPBS
OC HRC Holds Hate Crime Conf., Oct. 9 at Coastline College
Noose in Spokane Prompts Community Response
CHP Officer Guilty of Hate Crime
NY Man Guilty of Terror $ Charges
14 Mos for Bomb Threat
TX Eco Arson Arrest
ADL Slams Int'l Group for Anti-Semitism
Ibish Slams 2 Controversial Commentators