Thursday, February 15, 2007

ADL: Anti-Immigration Among the Exploiters Causing Klan Resurgence in 2006

According to an Anti-Defamation League report, there are real causes of the troubling resurgence of the Klan:

The Ku Klux Klan, which just a few years ago seemed static or even moribund compared to other white supremacist movements such as neo-Nazis, has experienced a surprising and troubling resurgence due to the successful exploitation of hot-button issues including immigration, gay marriage and urban crime. Klan groups have witnessed a surprising and troubling resurgence by exploiting fears of an immigration explosion, and the debate over immigration has in turned helped to fuel an increase in Klan activity, with new groups sprouting in parts of the country that have not seen much activity.

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