Report Blames ‘Radical Right’ For Record Number Of Hate Groups In US

March 8, 2012 12:00 AM
Report Blames ‘Radical Right’ For Record Number Of Hate Groups In US
" ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) — The number of hate groups across the U.S. explodes to a record level, according to a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The number of hate groups jumped to 1,018 in 2011, up from 1,002 the year before.

The report states that more people joined hates groups over the year due to their disillusionment with President Obama, the polarized political scene and the disparity between the rich and poor.

Mark Potok, author of the report, blames the “dramatic expansion of the radical right” for the rise.

“For many extremists, President Obama is the new symbol of all that’s wrong with the country – the Kenyan president, the secret Muslim who is causing our country’s decline,” Potok said in the report. “The election season’s overheated political rhetoric is adding fuel to the fire. The more polarized the political scene, the more people at the extremes.”

A longtime neo-Nazi believes this extremism will lead to a “civil war.”

“The worse the economy gets, the more the groups are going to grow,” August Kreis, who stepped down as leader of an Aryan Nations faction in January, told the Southern Poverty Law Center. “White people are arming themselves — and black people, too. I believe eventually it’s going to come down to civil war. It’s going to be an economic war, the rich versus the poor. We’re being divided along economic lines.” "

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