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Federal investigators announced this week that they were skeptical
about the role of a right-wing group in the bombings of a family
planning clinic and a gay and lesbian nightclub in Atlanta. The
Army of God claimed responsibility for the attacks in a letter sent
to news organizations this week. But Federal Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms (ATF) officials expressed doubt about the authenticity of
the claim.

On Jan. 16 two devices exploded outside the Northside Family
Planning Services center in suburban Atlanta injuring six people.
And just this past Friday, five people were injured when a bomb
exploded in the rear patio section of the crowded gay and lesbian
club — the Otherside Lounge. A second device was found outside the
club.

Although the police say the Army of God may not have been
responsible, the attacks have all the hallmarks of a right-wing
group.

Here to discuss some recent developments on the radical rights is
Fred Clarkson, a freelance journalist. He worked for two years as
a Planned Parenthood researcher on the anti-abortion movement and
the radical right. He is author of Eternal Hostility: The Struggle
Between Theocracy and Democracy (Common Courage).

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FRED CLARKSON, a freelance journalist. He worked for two
years as a Planned Parenthood researcher on the anti-abortion
movement and the radical right. He is author of Eternal Hostility:
The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy (Common Courage).

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