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Shows featuring Mark Potok

  • As Right-Wing Shooting Rampages Grow, U.S. Revives Domestic Terror Unit Shelved After 9/11 Lasvagas-shooting5
    Less than a week after Attorney General Eric Holder revived a task force to look at domestic terrorists, a married couple aligned with the anti-government Patriot movement shot dead two Las Vegas police officers, killed a civilian bystander, and then turned their guns on themselves. Jerad and Amanda Miller had recently spent...
    June 10, 2014 | Story
  • Was Kansas Shooting Avoidable? White Supremacist was Ex-Informant with Criminal Past & Hateful Views Frazierglennmiller
    Notorious white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller has been charged with killing three people at two Jewish community sites in Kansas. Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, has openly railed against Jews and African Americans for decades. He served three years in prison on weapons charges and an assassination plot, but...
    April 16, 2014 | Story
  • Texas DA Killed Two Months After Deputy Shot Dead; Aryan Brotherhood Probed in Killings Seg_1
    A potential link to white supremacist prison gangs is being probed in the killing of a Texas district attorney and his wife in their home. Mike McLelland and Cynthia McLelland were shot dead inside their home just two months after Assistant Prosecutor Mark Hasse was gunned down outside the Kaufman County courthouse. The...
    April 01, 2013 | Story
  • Neo-Nazi Rampage: Army Psy-Ops Vet, White Power Musician ID’d as Gunman in Sikh Temple Shooting Wademichaelpage
    More details have come to light about the man who shot dead six worshipers and critically wounded three others at the Oak Creek Sikh temple in Wisconsin before he was killed by police. The gunman, Wade Michael Page, was a white, 40-year-old U.S. Army veteran with links to white supremacist groups and membership in skinhead...
    August 07, 2012 | Story
  • Mother of 9/11 Victim Condemns King Hearing on Muslim "Radicalization" King_hearings
    New York Republican Congressman Peter King, chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, held a controversial hearing yesterday on what he calls the "radicalization" of the American Muslim community. Critics call the hearings a modern-day form of McCarthyism. We speak to Talat Hamdani, the mother of Mohammed...
    March 11, 2011 | Story
  • Mark Potok: Peter King Hearings on Muslims "Despicable"

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    A controversial hearing on the radicalization of the American Muslim community has opened today on Capitol Hill, led by New York Republican Rep. Peter King. Critics have described the hearings as a modern-day form of McCarthyism designed to stoke fear against American Muslims. King has refused calls to broaden the hearing to...
    March 10, 2011 | Blog Post
  • Rage on the Right: Christian Militia Raided in Michigan; Tennessee Skinhead Pleads Guilty to Obama Assassination Plot Fbi-raid
    The Justice Department has charged nine members of a Michigan-based Christian militia group in connection with an alleged plot to spark a war against the federal government. Meanwhile, a white power skinhead from Tennessee has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to carry out a killing spree targeting African Americans,...
    March 30, 2010 | Story
  • Rise of Right-Wing Extremism Linked to Recession Stop-hate-web
    The Department of Homeland Security released a report last week that warned right-wing extremist groups are gaining new recruits by exploiting fears about the economy and the election of the nation’s first black president. We speak with Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center. [includes rush transcript]
    April 24, 2009 | Story
  • FBI Statistics Show Anti-Latino Hate Crimes on the Rise Potokweb
    New FBI statistics suggest anti-Latino hate crimes have risen by almost 35 percent since 2003. In California — the state with the largest number of Latinos — the number of hate crimes against Latinos have almost doubled. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the violence engulfing Latinos is part of a backlash over the immigration debate in this country. We speak with Mark...
    December 05, 2007 | Story