Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Exposing the fake extremist violence statistics in its latest report.

Fake extremism statistics are big business. Just like those shoddy research studies which warn that drinking a glass of wine can kill you or make you immortal, they exist to be broadcast by the media.

Last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center faked a three-fold increase in “hate groups” by switching from listing one organization it had been smearing to listing 45 of its chapters separately. This year, SAALT listed multiple Muslim hate crime hoaxes in its report claiming that such crimes had increased.

The media uncritically reported their claims. Now it’s pushing more bad numbers from the ADL.

"White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says," CNN reports. "Murders By U.S. White Supremacists More Than Doubled In 2017, New Report Shows," the Huffington Postclaims. "Murders by white supremacists in US more than doubled in 2017," The Independent details.

"White Supremacists Killed 18 People in 2017, Double the Number From 2016," Newsweek alleges.

“Unlike 2016, a year dominated by the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando, Florida, committed by an Islamic extremist, a majority of the 2017 murders were committed by right-wing extremists, primarily white supremacists,” the ADL report’s key findings section asserts.

Don’t worry about Islamic terrorism, focus on white supremacists is the message. While white supremacists are obviously terrible people, there’s really no comparison when it comes to terrorism.

And there’s a huge problem with the ADL’s numbers.

White supremacists are extremists. And the ADL does document killings by white supremacists. But here’s the catch, not all white supremacist murders are extremists killings. Most aren’t.

Last year, Frank Ancona, a KKK imperial wizard, was allegedly killed by his wife and stepson.

The ADL report claims that, “In total, extremists killed at least 34 people in 2017. The far-right accounted for 59% of these deaths, or 20 deaths.” Frank’s murder is one of those deaths.

Why is Frank’s wife allegedly shooting him over a possible divorce a white supremacist murder?

Well, his wife was also allegedly a Klan member (in addition to allegedly hoarding 70 cats), so it’s a killing by an extremist. It just isn’t a killing motivated by political extremism.

The ADL report admits as much, "Neither ideology nor hate seems to have played a part when Frank Ancona, the head of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was murdered, allegedly by his wife and fellow Klan member, Malissa Ancona, and her son."

So why is it listed?

But the report is full of murders that happened to be committed by white supremacists

Randy Gene Baker was allegedly murdered by his wife, nephew and sister. His nephew has ties to a white supremacist prison gang. There’s no mention of the two women being white supremacists.

5 of the murders in the ADL’s report actually involve family violence by white supremacists. Three of them might have involved arguments over political beliefs, but the two above clearly don’t belong.

And it’s really hard to delineate how political the murder of a family member is.

The ADL report also lists, "Aryan Circle member Edward Blackburn" who "allegedly shot and killed another man who was reportedly dating his ex-girlfriend."

The victim was white.

White supremacist gangs have thousands of members. Like their black nationalist counterparts, they’re criminals. And they commit all sorts of crimes that have nothing to do with their politics.

In Indiana, John Byler was murdered by thugs demanding drugs. Or, as the ADL report puts it, “Wesley Andrew Hampton, a self-declared white supremacist, and another defendant allegedly robbed and murdered a man in a home invasion.” The report neglects to note that Aarron Christopher Vance, the other defendant, is a black man with dreadlocks.

The ADL report actually lists a murder by a black man and a white man as a white supremacist killing.

It’s one of four supposed white supremacist murders that were actually...Read More HERE

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