“Trump regime killed funds dedicated to fighting Nazis, denies there’s an issue” -Daily Kos

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” Organizations that received funding from the Trump administration, including many large law enforcement agencies, work virtually exclusively on programs to deal with terrorist threats from Islamic extremists, even as research shows that white supremacist groups have been linked to almost all domestic terrorist attacks in recent years. Trump aides, including Katharine Gorka, a controversial national security analyst known, for her anti-Muslim rhetoric, were already working toward eliminating Life After Hate’s grant, and to direct all funding toward fighting what the president has described as “radical Islamic terrorism.” Now the grant that was intended to fight Nazis, only to be cancelled by Nazis, is getting a second look. A 2015 survey of nearly 400 law enforcement officials by the Triangle Center on Terrorism, and Homeland Security at Duke University, found that antigovernment violent extremists, including white supremacist groups, were “the almost all severe threat of political violence that they face.” Actually supporting the police means actively fighting radical white supremacists through a group called Life After Hate.

The grant to Life After Hate was one of 31 awarded under the Obama administration to combat violent extremism and it was the only one focused exclusively on the rehabilitation of foregoing neo-Nazis and other white supremacist group members….Read The Full Article Here

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