CNN's Drew Griffin reports on the "white power" music scene, a galvanizing force for hate groups around the country.
Picture a field full of heavy-set men sporting shaved heads and covered with tattoos. They pump their fists in the air and dance raucously in front of a stage festooned with Nazi flags and racist skinhead symbols. Others, including a few women, watch around the perimeter.
The word "terrorism" in the United States usually brings to mind plots linked in some way to al Qaeda, while the danger posed to the public by white supremacists, anti-abortion extremists and other right-wing militants is often overlooked.
The gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin was an Army vet, CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
The weekend killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin have brought a furious fringe genre of American music out of the background and to the front of the mix.
Quick. Think of a white supremacist group.
The Georgia Department of Transportation will not approve the application of a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan to "adopt" a one-mile stretch of highway in North Georgia, a state official said Tuesday.
CNN's Nick Valencia reports the state of Georgia has denied the KKK's application to adopt a stretch of highway.
A chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to participate in cleaning up a stretch of highway in northern Georgia.
A North Georgia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to "adopt" a stretch of highway in Union County, Georgia, according to paperwork obtained by CNN on Monday.
More than a dozen alleged members of American Front, a down-on-its-luck white supremacist group, were charged Friday in Florida with participating in paramilitary training, prosecutors said.
An 11th suspect linked to a central Florida white supremacist group has been arrested and another individual was being sought, authorities said Thursday.
Railroad ties, cement pilings and other debris reportedly mark the entrance to Marcus and Partricia Faella's rural Florida compound, situated on the edge of a wildlife management area marketed by tourism officials as a good spot for hikers, campers and bird watchers.
The far right candidate may have come in third in France, but Marine Le Pen sees a bright future. Jim Bittermann reports.
The success of France's anti-euro National Front party in the first round of the country's presidential elections thrust the far right into the headlines.
A Michigan militia leader and his son pleaded guilty Thursday to federal gun charges two days after a federal judge in Detroit dropped the more serious charges of sedition and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against the government.
The trial against members of the so-called Hutaree militia resumes Thursday as the Michigan-based group's leader David Stone Sr. and his son, Joshua, face weapons charges.
I grew up in an interfaith home where I learned, despite what some on the far right allege today, that Islam and Christianity have much in common. My father was Muslim and born in the 1930s in what was then known as Palestine. My mother is Italian (Sicilian, to be accurate) and proudly Christian.
A look back at the memorials honoring those lost ten years ago on 9/11/01.
Regional police, state and federal authorities in Germany will work more closely together to prevent future neo-Nazi terrorist acts, the interior minister announced Friday after a meeting with the justice minister.
CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on a neo-Nazi terror cell allegedly responsible for murdering at least ten people.
The principal of a Catholic elementary school in the Bronx has been fired because of his writings on race and white supremacy, the Archdiocese of New York said Tuesday.
Oslo, Norway, is learning how to cope after a homegrown terrorist attacked the city.
The threat of domestic terrorist attacks in the United States similar to last week's fatal bombing and assault in Norway is significant and growing, analysts said Monday.
Right wing extremists have the potential to carry out as much destruction as groups like al Qaeda, says Matthew Goodwin.
The far right in Europe has enjoyed a renaissance over the past 30 years, driven by resentment of the growing powers of the European Union and by rejection of the "multiculturalism" that has accompanied rapid immigration from the developing world.
A suspect in the attempted bombing of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade frequently posted his beliefs on white supremacist websites, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.
Authorities have a suspect in custody in connection with a backpack bomb found in January along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, according to Michael Ormsby, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.
The FBI says a backpack found on a bench in Washington held a potentially deadly homemade bomb. KREM reports.
The number of radical right groups in America -- including hate groups, "Patriot" groups and nativist groups -- increased in 2010 for the second year in a row, according to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
A Mississippi proposal wants to honor a Ku Klux Klansmen with a specialty license plate.
The Mississippi NAACP has called on Governor Haley Barbour to publicly denounce an attempt by a Confederacy group to honor a Ku Klux Klan leader, the organization said Monday.
A backpack bomb discovered last week along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, contained a chemical found in rat poison and was packed with little metal pellets, apparently as shrapnel, a law enforcement official said Thursday.
The FBI will consider recent local neo-Nazi activity in its investigation of a backpack bomb found this week along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, but it has no evidence of any connections, the agency told CNN on Thursday.
The mass shooting in Arizona has raised a political challenge for the Republican Party. Party leaders have spent the last few days rebutting charges from liberals that extreme rhetoric from the right had something to do with inspiring the rampage.
CNN's Howard Kurtz talks to Jeff Jarvis, Rick Stengel and Mark Mazetti about the the media reaction to WikiLeaks.
"Terrorist funding emanating from Saudi Arabia remains a serious concern." So states a cable prepared for the visit of U.S. Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke to the kingdom earlier this year.
Pawel sits in the synagogue learning the Torah, praying and getting advice from his rabbi.
Neo-Nazi husband and wife discover their Jewish roots and make a full life transformation.
Authorities believe two Arizona prison escapees and their alleged accomplice may be in the Yellowstone National Park area of Montana and Wyoming, based on recent information, the U.S. Marshals Service said Sunday.
A University of Texas at Austin student dormitory named after a man prominent in the Ku Klux Klan in the 1800s may soon have its name changed, university officials said.
University of Texas officials consider changing the name of a dorm whose namesake was a Ku Klux Klan member. (No audio)
CNN obtains exclusively an audio tape played during a bond hearing for alleged members of the Hutaree militia.
In a secretly recorded audiotape, the alleged ringleader of an anti-government Michigan militia expresses anger over the "new world order" and the "brotherhood," of law enforcement officers.
A South African white supremacist group has retracted its statement vowing to avenge the killing of its leader, Eugene Terreblanche, a spokesman for the group said Monday.
Don't look now, but Pennsylvania might be the new Mississippi.
Authorities have charged two teenagers and an adult in connection with the beating of a 76-year-old African-American man early Tuesday in Baltimore, Maryland, in an incident police say had a racial connection.
To think there are some people who still argue that the law shouldn't categorize some offenses as hate crimes and allow for enhanced criminal penalties.
Last Saturday, a young African-American president used eloquent prose to challenge the world to learn from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust at Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp: "To this day, there are those who insist that the Holocaust never happened -- a denial of fact and truth that is baseless and ignorant and hateful. This place is the ultimate rebuke to such thoughts; a reminder of our duty to confront those who would tell lies about our history."
Hate groups have intensified their rhetoric in recent months, but this new energy hasn't necessarily translated to an increase in the rate of hate crimes in the U.S., according to some researchers.
Lisa Sylvester reports on hate crime statistics in light of the shooting at DC's Holocaust Museum.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on hate-filled messages contained in Holocaust Museum shooting suspect James von Brunn's book.
An 88-year-old Maryland man with a long history of ties to white supremacist groups is the suspect in Wednesday's fatal shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, two law enforcement officials told CNN.
American radio talk-show host Michael Savage said he wants an apology from Britain's home secretary and his name removed from a list of people banned from entering the United Kingdom.
Conservative talk radio host Michael Savage responds to being banned from Britain.
Two Americans banned from entering the United Kingdom because the government feels they have been "stirring up hatred" responded by slamming the country's home secretary, and one of them threatened to sue her.
Radio host Michael Savage is among those Britain has banned from entering the country. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
White supremacists, Islamic clerics, a controversial Kansas pastor and a U.S. talk show host are on a list of 22 people banned from Britain for "stirring up hatred," the British government said Tuesday.
The Department of Homeland Security will never monitor ideology or political beliefs, the head of the agency said Wednesday, responding to criticism of a recent report on right-wing extremist groups.
The DHS issues an assessment about right-wing extremism that isn't pleasing everyone. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.
Right-wing extremist groups may be using the recession and the election of the nation's first African-American president to recruit members, a Department of Homeland Security report contends.
Don Black said he despises Barack Obama. And he said he believes illegal aliens undermine the economic fabric of the United States.
CNN's Jason Carroll says a new report shows a 54 percent rise of hate groups in the U.S. since 2000.
CNN's John Zarrella asks what would Martin Luther King Jr. say about Obama's victory?
Hate crimes experts and law enforcement officials are closely watching white supremacists across the country as Barack Obama prepares next week to be sworn in as the first black president of the United States.
Witnesses say they were guided by the head of the Ku Klux Klan to beat and kill a teen. WAVE's David MacArthur reports.
A jury awarded $2.5 million in damages on Friday to a Kentucky teenager who was severely beaten by members of a Ku Klux Klan group because the Klansmen mistakenly thought he was an illegal Latino immigrant, the Southern Poverty Law Center said.
The Ku Klux Klan is being put on trial in Kentucky.
It was a mismatch from the start: a 16-year-old boy, 5-feet, 3-inches tall and 150 pounds, against two reputed Ku Klux Klansmen, the biggest standing 6-feet, 5-inches and tipping the scales at 300 pounds.
There's been a crucial question hanging over the US election campaign from the very start.
The campus has come a long way since its painful integration years, but the KKK will be at the debate to try to stir up old hatreds
Ethnic tensions boil ahead of Malaysia's elections. CNN's Rosalind Chin reports
Mychal Bell, the sole defendant who remains behind bars from the group of teens known as the "Jena 6," will not be released Friday, a court decided.
Good evening. In the life of all free nations, there come moments that decide the direction of a country and reveal the character of its people.
James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman, was sentenced Friday to three life terms in prison for his role in the 1964 abduction and murder of two black teenagers in southwest Mississippi.
James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman, was sentenced Friday to three life terms in prison for his role in the 1964 abduction and murder of two black teenagers
Average citizens who quietly band together and adopt radical ways pose a mounting threat to American security that could exceed that of established terrorist groups
Ilya Borodenko was killed while protesting against a nuclear processing plant, and ultra-nationalist neo-Nazis are said to be responsible
When we reported the unprecedented suicide bombings of the London underground trains and buses in 2005, we were shocked beyond words that young British Muslims, born and bred here, would go to that extreme.
Pugnacious anthems and racist diatribes have never been in short supply at Nordic Fest, an annual white-power Woodstock held over the Memorial Day break near the former mining town of Dawson Springs, Kentucky. And this past weekend was no exception. On the agenda were a Triumph of the Will -- themed running event and a cross "lighting" sponsored by the Imperial Klans of America. But something new did arise at Nordic Fest this year: bellicose talk and plans of action against illegal immigrants. Among the scheduled guest speakers was Hal Turner, a New Jersey Internet radio talk-show host who recently instructed his audience to "clean your guns, have plenty of ammunition ... and then do what has to be done" to undocumented workers.
A board game glorifying race riots that gripped Sydney's beaches nearly a year ago might be banned to prevent further violence, Australian authorities said on Tuesday.
A neo-Nazi group's scheduled march against "black crime" in Toledo, Ohio, sparked rioting Saturday afternoon.
Watching Eric Rudolph be sentenced to life in prison this week for his terror bombings, I wondered whether he and his followers represent the future of domestic terrorism or the past.
Standing at what was once a U.S. Revolutionary War battlefield, about 125 Neo-Nazis and sympathizers held a rally Saturday while two groups of counter demonstrators protested.
A lawyer for the 80-year-old Baptist preacher accused of masterminding the Ku Klux Klan killings of three civil rights workers in 1964 conceded to a jury Wednesday that his client belonged to the racist group.
Violent animal rights extremists and eco-terrorists now pose one of the most serious terrorism threats to the nation, top federal law enforcement officials say.
The hooded man rushed up to the doorway of Temple Bnai Israel, a Molotov cocktail in his hand. Seconds later, he threw the firebomb and ran off.
A couple of hours up the road from where some September 11 hijackers learned to fly, the new head of Aryan Nation is praising them -- and trying to create an unholy alliance between his white supremacist group and al Qaeda.
Investigators still don't know who is responsible for the murder of a Chicago judge's husband and mother on Monday, but white supremacist Web sites are applauding the killings.
Wolves run in packs. They hunt that way. They live that way. The lone wolf is the exception. When it comes to the world of domestic terrorism that might not be the case.
Last week, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari (that is, certification for review) in a case decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
Richard Girnt Butler, the white supremacist who founded the racist Aryan Nations organization, has died at 86.
Is wearing a masked hood at a public rally the same as shouting "Fire!" inside a crowded theater -- or is it closer in significance to burning an American flag?
Civil Liberties: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, should be known best as a tranquil tourist retreat, but instead it's become infamous for something more sinister than wickedly beautiful scenery. It's home to...
Bounded by pine-covered hills, sparkling lakes, and mountains whose rounded peaks rub the bellies of passing clouds, the small city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, should be known best as a tranquil touri...
Joann Long thought it was a prank at first. At 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 18, 1989, her son Ray Jr. -- then a 14-year-old 10th-grader at Barry Goldwater High in Phoenix -- came pounding on the back door, sh...
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. -- A Klansman who is challenging a state law banning public wearing of masks and hoods ((explained why)) he wore a mask during a one-day protest . . . ''I could lose my job . . ....
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