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August 14, 2013 11

Georgia Police Chief To Join Extremists At Anti-Immigration Protest

Lewis Smith, the chief of police of Uvalda, a small town in the state of Geor­gia (pop­u­la­tion around 600), has announced his inten­tion to join an anti-immigration protest orga­nized by white suprema­cists and neo-Confederate groups. 

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Michael Cush­man

Smith indi­cated he planned to attend the event, sched­uled for August 24 in Uvalda, on the Face­book page of the League of the South (LOS). LOS is an implic­itly racist group that seeks to cre­ate a South pred­i­cated on “Anglo-Celtic” cul­tural dom­i­nance.  The orig­i­nal Face­book post­ing (which has since been mod­i­fied) stated that the orga­niz­ers of the event were Hunter Wal­lace (whose real name is Brad Grif­fin), a white suprema­cist who runs “Occi­den­tal Dis­sent” and Michael Cush­man, who runs “South­ern Nation­al­ist Net­work.” “Occi­den­tal Dis­sent” is a racist blog that focuses on the South and “South­ern Nation­al­ist Net­work” is a neo-Confederate blog that focuses on “South­ern identity.”

Oth­ers announc­ing they would attend the event include Matthew Heim­bach, a white suprema­cist leader with the Tra­di­tion­al­ist Youth Net­work, and Kyle Rogers, a key player in the white suprema­cist Coun­cil of Con­ser­v­a­tive Cit­i­zens. Michael Hill, the pres­i­dent of the League of the South, will also attend the event, along with other LOS mem­bers. The protest will pur­port­edly focus on the claim that “immi­gra­tion is destroy­ing our South­ern Culture.”

Immi­gra­tion has recently played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the pol­i­tics of tiny Uvalda. The mayor, Paul Bridges, has been very vocal in his oppo­si­tion to HB87, Georgia’s harsh anti-immigration law passed in 2011. Bridges joined a 2011 law­suit chal­leng­ing the law, filed by the Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union and the South­ern Poverty Law Center.

Since 2011, Bridges and Smith have been involved in a series of dis­putes. Some of the dis­agree­ments between the two seem to have stemmed from issues related to immi­grants liv­ing in the town.

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May 28, 2013 1

New Black Panther Head Malik Zulu Shabazz Promotes Anti-Semitism On Campus

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Malik Zulu Shabazz at Geor­gia State

New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) chair­man Malik Zulu Shabazz has resorted once again to pro­mot­ing anti-Semitic con­spir­a­cies; this time dur­ing his recent vis­its to two Geor­gia uni­ver­sity campuses.

Dur­ing his “Role and Respon­si­bil­ity of the Black Stu­dent col­lege tour,” which con­sisted of an April 25 lec­ture at Clark Atlanta Uni­ver­sity and an April 26 talk at Geor­gia State Uni­ver­sity, Shabazz invoked anti-Semitic themes of Jew­ish finan­cial con­trol and manip­u­la­tion, claim­ing that Blacks have “been cheated out of [their] divine des­tiny by a cheat­ing sys­tem, and a cheat­ing peo­ple who have cheated us.”

Shabazz claimed that he had “shock­ing and reveal­ing infor­ma­tion” regard­ing “white Jew­ish enter­tain­ment firms who con­trol our artists… Oprah Win­frey and Michael Jack­son and Bey­once and all of them.” He also dis­cussed “pulling a cover off of the so-called Jews who are exploit­ing our peo­ple,” imply­ing Jew­ish and white con­trol of Howard Uni­ver­sity, refer­ring to “pup­pet mas­ters” that set up tra­di­tion­ally Black col­leges “to pro­duce a sub­servient student.”

In a digres­sion about fash­ion designer Marc Jacobs, who Shabazz mis­char­ac­ter­izes as a dia­mond mer­chant, Shabazz asked the audi­ence for “the big Jew­ish guy’s name that sells the dia­monds” and then admon­ished rap­pers, refer­ring to them as “high paid slaves,” to “stop jock­ing Jacob and come to Africa and get your own dia­mond mine.”

Shabazz also used his plat­form to deny Jew­ish his­tory say­ing, “The orig­i­nal Jew is not Shi­mon Peres. The orig­i­nal Jew is not Bibi Netanyahu. He is an imposter. The Jew and so-called Israel is an imposter…I guess they’ll say that’s anti-Semitic, but truth is truth.”

Dur­ing the cam­pus vis­its, Shabazz, along with NBPP Atlanta Chair­woman Nadia Assata Shakur, pitched the stu­dent audi­ences to become more involved with the NBPP and encour­aged them to stay in touch by tex­ting their infor­ma­tion to the party in order to learn about the “ben­e­fits to being part of us” such as orga­nized trips to Africa. There appeared to have about a dozen or fewer stu­dents in atten­dance at each visit.

On that note, Shabazz also announced the for­ma­tion of a “new Black travel agency” which he hopes to use to take “at least one thou­sand” NBPP mem­bers to visit Africa start­ing in June 2014. This announce­ment comes after a del­e­ga­tion of NBPP lead­ers returned from South Africa and Zim­babwe in March with plans to expand NBPP’s inter­na­tional activ­ity and outreach.

Accord­ing to Shabazz, the tour was par­tially spon­sored by Hip Hop Enquirer Mag­a­zine.

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February 21, 2013 3

Iranian Terror Plots Continue To Spread Around the Globe

Even as Iran seeks to mend ties with Argentina over the 1994 ter­ror­ist attack on the AMIA Jew­ish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter in Buenos Aires, Iran con­tin­ues to be impli­cated in ter­ror plots on West­ern, Israeli and Jew­ish tar­gets around the world.

Yes­ter­day, Niger­ian secu­rity ser­vices announced the arrest of three men accused of sur­veilling tar­gets for a pos­si­ble Iranian-backed attack in the city of Lagos. The three men, all Nige­ri­ans, were tasked with gath­er­ing “intel­li­gence on pub­lic places and promi­nent hotels fre­quented by Amer­i­can and Israelis” accord­ing to a State Secu­rity Ser­vice spokes­woman.  She also claimed that the leader of the cell sent pic­tures of the local Israeli cul­ture cen­ter to his Iran­ian han­dlers.  The leader has con­fessed to spy­ing on behalf of Iran.

Also yes­ter­day, a man on trial in Cyprus for scout­ing tar­gets where Israelis were likely to be present admit­ted to being a mem­ber of the Iranian-backed ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tion Hezbol­lah.  He was arrested less than two weeks before a bomb­ing in Bur­gas, Bul­garia, killed five Israelis in July of last year.  Bul­garia offi­cially impli­cated two mem­bers of Hezbol­lah in the attack ear­lier this month.

Since the begin­ning of 2012, Iran and its prox­ies have been impli­cated in a series of plots and attacks on Jew­ish and Israeli tar­gets, including:

  • Jan­u­ary 2012: A failed bomb plot tar­get­ing Israelis in Thai­land was linked to Iran-backed Hezbollah.
  • Jan­u­ary 2012: Azer­bai­jani author­i­ties arrested two men linked to Iran­ian intel­li­gence over a plot to attack the Israeli Ambas­sador and a local rabbi.
  • Feb­ru­ary 2012: Iran­ian intel­li­gence was linked to the bomb­ing of an Israeli embassy vehi­cle in India which injured the wife of the Israeli Defense Attaché and three others.
  • Feb­ru­ary 2012: Israel blamed Iran after a bomb was dis­cov­ered tar­get­ing an embassy car in Geor­gia; it was defused before it exploded.
  • Feb­ru­ary 2012: Azer­bai­jan arrested mem­bers of a cell work­ing linked to Iran and Hezbol­lah in a plot to tar­get the Israeli Embassy and a Jew­ish cul­tural center.
  • Feb­ru­ary 2012: An explo­sion in Bangkok led to the arrest of three Iranians.
  • March 2012: Azer­bai­jan arrested mem­bers of a cell tar­get­ing the Israeli and Amer­i­can embassies on behalf of Iran.
  • April 2012: Intel­li­gence ser­vices report­edly searched for Iran­ian agent in Turkey sus­pected of plot­ting attacks on West­ern, Israeli and Jew­ish targets.
  • April 2012: India expelled an Iran­ian national listed by the Iran­ian con­sulate as a gov­ern­ment employee after he was found cas­ing Israeli and Jew­ish sites in the city of Pune.
  • June 2012: Two Ira­ni­ans were arrested in Kenya in pos­ses­sion of chem­i­cals that author­i­ties claimed would be used for bombs. They report­edly were plot­ting to attack Israeli, Amer­i­can, British or Saudi targets.
  • July 2012: Cypriot author­i­ties arrested a dual Swedish-Lebanese cit­i­zen accused of sur­veilling Israeli tar­gets for a pos­si­ble attack for Iran-backed Hezbollah. 
  • July 2012: At least two mem­bers of Iran-backed Hezbol­lah killed 5 Israelis and their Bul­gar­ian bus dri­ver in the bomb­ing of a tour bus in Bur­gas, Bulgaria.

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