HANNIE SCHAFT CONGRES
Zaterdag 18 mei 2019 – Nijmegen
Vreemd is het me te moede. Plots valt uit alle hoeken en gaten te vernemen dat de antifascistische strijd moet aangebonden worden. Iemand gaat zelfs al jaren onder die noemer voorop en beweert dat hij zijn leven ervoor in de waagschaal stelt. Islam is fascisme roept die man. De moslims willen ons land stelen. Velen volgen hem en hij heeft steun gekregen van iemand die zegt niet te weten wat fascisme betekent, zover reikte zijn studie niet. Desondanks voert hij diezelfde strijd compleet met oproepen tot het sluiten van grenzen. De EU schetsen beiden als een grote bedreiging voor onze vrijheid.
Het blijft merkwaardig dat na de WO II op bijna dezelfde voet werd doorgegaan als voor en tijdens de oorlog, politiek, sociaal, economisch en zelfs cultureel. Weer werden volkeren voor een karretje gespannen en heette het dat onze vrijheid verdedigd moest worden. Een van de eerste acties op dit terrein was een koloniale oorlog in wat toen nog Indië heette. Juist ja, daar werd kennelijk onze vrijheid verdedigd. Tegen de daar wonende moslims?
En public mag je geen melding maken van de siamese tweeling kapitalisme en fascisme. Nee, als je je daar wilt uiten over fascisme dan moet je je beperken tot de wandaden van de nazi’s. Het is de hoogste tijd dat massaal kennis wordt genomen van de verwevenheid tussen politiek en economie. Wordt daar over gezwegen dan kunnen we er gif op innemen dat hetgeen nu plaats vindt zal eindigen in een nachtmerrie.
Op internet kwam ik het een en ander tegen over Antifa. Mij lijkt dat het geen kwaad kan er kennis van te nemen en mogelijk naar dat congres in Nijmegen te gaan. Zonder auto. Over het alledaagse en gewelddadige fascisme neem ik een blogbericht over van Tumblr.
The worldwide fight against fascism and racism.
you antifa guys are actually more hateful and violent than any neo nazi group in the 21st century. its fucking disgusting and you should be branded as terrorists just as much as the KKK
We’d normally just block you, Anon, but we’re going to use your message as a reminder of where the violence is coming from in 2017. Off the top of our heads, here’s what the year has looked like so far:
January 20, 2017: A right-wing extremist shoots a protestor at a Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of Washington.
January 29, 2017: Alexandre Bissonnette walks into a mosque in Canada during evening prayers and opens fire, shooting 17 people and killing six of them.
January 2017: Over 40 Jewish centers in the U.S. receive bomb threats.
February 22, 2017: Adam Purinton tells two men from India to “get out of my country” then shoots both plus a bystander, killing one.
February 28, 2017: a mosque in Toronto is set on fire by arsonists.
March 12, 2017: a mosque in Ypsilanti, MI. is set on fire by arsonists.
March 20, 2017: James Jackson arrives in Manhattan with a sword and stabs the first black man he sees to death. He later tells authorities he “intended to kill as many black men as he could.”
March 24, 2017: Yelling “I hate Muslims!” a man in Minneapolis stabbed a Somali man in an attempt to kill him.
March 26, 2017: A racist mob attacks a 15-year-old Polish boy in Gloucestershire and, when a local Asian shopkeeper tries to intervene, attack him as well with crowbars and baseball bats, then attempt to run him over with a car.
March 31, 2017: A 17-year-old Iranian/Kurdish boy is nearly beaten to death by a mob of eight people in Croydon after he revealed to them that he was a refugee.
April 6, 2017: A Charlotte store is set on fire by an arsonist who leaves a warning message for the shop owner that he “did not want any refugee business owners and that they would torture the owner if they did not leave and go back to where they came from,” according to police. It was signed “White America.”
MAY 5TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
April 30, 2017: A white man storms a pool party in San Diego and shoots four black women, two black men, and one Latino man while allowing white attendees to leave. One victim dies while the other six sustain critical injuries.
MAY 10TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
May 5, 2017: A man walking his dog on South Beach in Miami is confronted by two men who call him a “fucking faggot,” then attack him, beating him unconscious. At one point in the attack, one of the attackers shouts “all faggots need to die and we’re going to make sure they do!”
MAY 18TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
May 14, 2017: Vandals spray-paint hate graffiti on the home of a black family in upstate New York before attempting to set the house on fire while the family slept. Although the family escaped unscathed, their garage burnt to the ground and their house suffered some damage.
May 17, 2017: A homophobic mob break into the home of a gay couple and shoot and stab both men to death.
MAY 23RD: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
May 20, 2017: University of Maryland student and member of the “alt-Reich” facebook group Sean Urbanski walks up to 22-year-old Richard Collins III, who is black and who Urbanski does not know, and stabs him to death in an unprovoked attack. Urbanski is later charged with a hate crime.
May 27th: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
May 24, 2017: A barrage of doxxing, rape threats, and death threats received by trans comic book artist Sophie Labelle forces her to cancel an appearance and event at a Halifax book store, which also received bomb threats and threats of attacking the event. Labelle is forced into hiding.
May 26, 2017: Three men intervene on a MAX train in Portland when they witness another man verbally abusing two Muslim women with an Islamophobic tirade. The Islamophobe responds by pulling out a knife and stabs the three interveners, killing two of them.
MAY 30th: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
May 27, 2017: A white man drives his pickup truck through a campsite, targeting the Native Americans camping there while yelling racial slurs at them. He intentionally drives over two Native American men, killing one and injuring the other.
June 3rd: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
March 3, 2017: A Sikh man is shot and injured in front of his Seattle house by a white man wearing a mask, who yells at him to “go back to your country!”
May 27, 2017: A 34-year-old Anthony Hammond lets loose with a flurry of racial slurs directed at a black man in a parking lot, then pulls out a machete and stabs the man before barricading himself in his apartment for several hours, until finally surrendering to police.
JUNE 13th: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
January 1, 2017: 19-year-old Nathan Richardson encounters 67-year-old jogger Wenqing Xu and beats him to death in an unprovoked, random attack. After committing the murder, Richardson texted his friends that he “fucked sum chink up. Bodied him. I think pure crime scene – his head’s gone,”
JUNE 19TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
June 18, 2017: two men armed with baseball bats attack a group of Muslim teenagers, kidnapping a 17-year-old girl, who they beat to death, dumping her body in a pond.
June 1, 2017: A Princeton professor and racialized woman is forced to cancel a three-city lecture tour to promote her book about the Black Lives Matter movement after receiving over 50 death threats.
June 19, 2017: Shouting “I’m going to kill all Muslims!” 47-year-old Darren Osborne drives a courier van through a crowd of Muslims leaving a Finsbury mosque, killing one person and injuring ten others.
JULY 4TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
January 28, 2017: a First Nations woman walking with her sister is struck by a trailer hitch hurled from a passing vehicle. After struggling in hospital for several months, she succumbs to her injuries.
June 21, 2017: an Islamophobe approaches a Muslim man and woman sitting in a car stopped at a traffic light and knocks on the window. When the driver rolls down the window, the Islamophobe sprays the driver and passenger with acid, severely burning both.
JULY 16TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
February 21, 2017: a 24-year-old transgender woman is shot and killed in Chicago, IL.
February 26, 2017: a transgender woman is shot and killed in New Orleans, LA.
March 1, 2017: a transgender woman is stabbed to death in New Orleans, LA.
March 22, 2017: a 38-year-old transgender woman is shot and killed in Baltimore, MD.
April 21, 2017: a 28-year-old transgender woman is shot and killed in Miami, FL.
May 17, 2017: a 34-year-old transgender woman is shot and killed in Fresno, CA.
July 2, 2017: a 28-year-old transgender woman is shot and killed in Lynchburg, VA.
JULY 25TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
June 3, 2017: 38-year-old white supremacist Phillip Wade racially abuses a 57-year-old black man on an Oakley, CA. bus, then pulls a knife and stabs the man to death while the man is walking away from the confrontation. The victim is the third racialized person Wade has stabbed in the past six years and the second person he’s murdered.
July 16, 2017: A man attempts to pull the hijab off of a Muslim woman waiting for the tube in London, then hits her when she resists. He then pins her friend to the wall and spits in her face before leaving.
July 16, 2017: Arsonists set a mosque in Manchester ablaze.
July 18, 2017: A NASA researcher of South Asian descent has her car windshield shattered by a rock thrown through it by an assailant screaming “go back to your country!” She’s injured in the attack.
AUGUST 2ND: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
July 19, 2017: Two men exit a car and attack a racialized pedestrian with their fists and an iron bar.
AUGUST 7TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
August 5, 2017: A mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota is firebombed, narrowly missing killing & injuring dozens of members there for morning prayers.
AUGUST 10TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
August 8, 2017: A well-known Chicago neo-nazi starts an altercation at a concert, then pulls out a smuggled knife and stabs a man and a woman at the show.
AUGUST 12TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
August 12, 2017: A white supremacist in Charlottesville, VA. drives his car at high speed directly into a crowd of anti-racist protestors, killing one woman and seriously injured 19 other people.
AUGUST 12TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
January 25, 2017: An arsonist destroys the only mosque in Victoria, Texas.
AUGUST 16TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
August 12, 2017: A self-identifed member of the white supremacist “three percenter” movement is arrested by the FBI after unsuccessfuly trying to blow up a bank in Oklahoma City with a car bombed modeled after the one used by Timothy McVeigh.
AUGUST 21ST: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
May 25, 2017: A black woman riding the train home is subjected to extreme verbal harassment by Jeremy Christian, who admits to being a neo-nazi and tell her he will kill her. As she leaves the train, Christian hits her with a bottle, cutting her eye open. When police arrive, they refuse to arrest Christian. The next day Christian would stab three people, killing two of them.
August 20, 2017: A racialized man standing outside his own home is attacked by a motorist who, without any provocation, jumped out of his car and ran at him, shouting racial slurs, before physically assaulting him. The victim is seriously injured in the attack.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
August 6, 2017: someone lights the car of the president of a Québec City mosque on fire. His mosque is the same one where Alexandre Bissonnette had shot 17 worshippers in January.
August 27, 2017: yelling “ this should clean away the AIDS!” a 56-year-old man throws boiling hot water over a 21-year-old gay man before hitting him about 16 times with a metal bar.
August 2017: a gay man has his jaw broken by a man shouting homophobic slurs and a group of people outside of a fast food outlet.
May 20, 2017: A man begins screaming homophobic slurs at a lesbian couple riding the subway before attacking them both, beating one woman unconscious.
June 10, 2017: A mob screaming transphobic insults attacks three trangender women, stabbing one and sending two to the hospital.
August 2, 2017: Two men chase down and beat up a 29-year-old transgender women while yelling transphobic insults at her.
August 20, 2017: While waiting in line at a food truck, a 22-year-old man is subjected to homophobic abuse and demands that he “go back to your country!” before 24-year-old Gregory Brzoza beat him unconscious. The victim loses several teeth and has a broken jaw.
August 23, 2017: A 37-year-old man and a 47-year-old man start a fight with a black high school student on a city bus, yelling racial epithets at him as they beat him.
SEPTEMBER 11TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
September 7, 2017: A swastika-adorned neo-nazi assaults a Filipino-Turkish man in a Fullerton, CA. parking lot while yelling racial slurs at him.
June 7, 2017: a 23-year-old white man in a Chicago Starbucks spits at a black man, telling him his children are “disposable vermin” and calling a second black man a slave, then punches a black passerby, knocking him unconscious. He’s charged with a hate crime three months later.
August 2017: After enduring eight different racist attacks, including having the front window of their home smashed in and their car set on fire, a Pakistani family is forced to flee their Dublin home of the past ten years.
SEPTEMBER 12TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
August 28, 2017: Several white teenagers begin shouting racial epithets at a 8-year-old black boy playing in an adjacent yard before wrapping a rope around his neck and hanging him. The boy survives but has to be airlifted to medical care for the injuries he sustains.
SEPTEMBER 15TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
September 14, 2017: A 40-year-old man begins spitting and repeatedly punching a 37-year-old Orthodox Jewish woman on the subway in New York. When her 57-year-old mother tries to intervene, the man punches her, pulls her hair, and spits on her as well, yelling “dirty Muslims” as he escapes from the train car.
SEPTEMBER 20TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
September 15, 2017: A black Cornell University student returns to his residence to find five members of a white fraternity shoving and harassing his roommates. When he asks them to leave, they attack and beat him while shouting racial slurs. Two months later, one of the attackers is charged with a hate crime.
September 15, 2017: A 29-year-old white supremacist covered in racist tattoos repeatedly enters a hookah lounge in Lake Forest, CA., threatening to kill the Iranian staff and patrons.
January/February 2017: four men used Grindr to target gay men for assaults and robberies. Pretending to also be gay, they would arrange to come to their victims’ homes, where they would hold their victims at gunpoint while they beat them, bound them, verbally abused them with with homophobic slurs, and stole property and vehicles.
September 12 and 14, 2017: 23-year-old white supremacist Kenneth Gleason drove through Baton Rouge, shooting black men he passed in his vehicle before jumping out and shooting his victims again at close range. Bruce Cofield and Donald Smart are murdered. A speech made by Adolf Hitler is among items recovered by police from the racist murderer’s home.
April 4, 2017: a 27-year-old man breaks into the home of 65-year-old Orthodox Jewish woman Sarah Halimi, beating her to death while calling her “Satan,” and then throwing her body out of a third-floor window.
September 18, 2017: two men jump out of a taxi to racially abuse a teenage boy walking with his friends. One of the men pulls out a knife and threatens to stab the teenager.
August 2, 2017: Five white men attack a black couple at a KFC drive-through, using racial slurs as they assaulted them and pointing a gun at them.
August 26, 2017: Four white men attack a black couple at a recreation center in Rustenberg, South Africa, yelling racial slurs at them as they beat them. One of the accused was evading charges for a racially-motivated attack against three petrol pump attendants in 2014 when he was arrested for this assault.
SEPTEMBER 25TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
September 24, 2017: A 58-year-old surgeon on his way to his mosque is confronted by two men who begin shouting Islamophobic insults at him and then stab him in the neck.
SEPTEMBER 29TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
September 3, 2017: Ally Steinfeld, a transgender teenager, is beaten, stabbed repeatedly, tortured, and mutilated before being murdered by a gang of assailants. Police arrest three people, with more arrests forthcoming.
OCTOBER 15TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
October 8, 2017: A 66-year-old black man is held at gunpoint in his own garage while two white assailants shout racist epithets and beat him. The two leave only to return minutes later to shoot up the victim’s home.
OCTOBER 20TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
October 18, 2017: Three neo-nazis pull up to a Gainesville bus stop after the aborted Richard Spencer appearance at a local campus and proceed to taunt people waiting for the bus with pro-Hitler and racist verbal abuse. After someone throws something at the car, one of the neo-nazis gets out, points a handgun at the crowd, yells “I’m going to fucking kill you!” and fires at the crowd, happily missing. All three are charged with attempted homicide; one is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon.
October 18, 2017: A white couple in a pickup trucks begin shouting racial slurs at a black woman in another car as well as black pedestrians. At one point, the man claims that he “we kill niggers!” Moments later, he reverses the truck at high speed, ramming the black woman’s car and totaling it before speeding away.
February 19, 2017: less than a month after a white supremacist shot seventeen people in a mosque, killing six of them, 35-year-old Florida resident Gerald Sloane Wallace calls several mosques, leaving threats to come and shoot their members.
August 14, 2017: A man boards a train in New York when he notices another man glaring at him. Feeling uncomfortable, he moves to another car only to be followed by the glaring man, who kicks him in the face while screaming “death to all faggots!” before exiting the train and getting away.
October 2017: a gay teenager and her two friends are harassed and then beaten by a mob of 20-30 high school aged boys.
July 2017: A 39-year-old passenger in a Lyft car begins insulting the driver’s race and religion before pulling the driver’s hair, punching him, and choking him.
OCTOBER 21ST: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
October 6, 2017: A stranger starts an argument with a Syrian refugee outside the refugee’s home, making disparaging remarks about Muslims and refugees and then attempting to break into the home when the refugee flees inside for safety. A few hours later, a mysterious fire is started in the refugee’s family’s backyard. The fire quickly engulfs the home, completely destroying it. Although the Syrian refugee family are able to flee, they lose everything but the clothing they were wearing when they fled.
OCTOBER 26TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
July 14, 2017: Lane Davis, a 33-year-old “alt-right” racist activist and former unpaid intern for Milo Yiannopoulos, starts a fight with his own parents. After accusing both of being “leftists,” Davis grabs a kitchen knife and stabs his father to death.
OCTOBER 27TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
September 20, 2017: A man is charged with a hate crime after attempting to murder a Muslim woman and 12-year-old girl by deliberately driving his car into them in two separate incidents on the same day. The woman is severely injured, with broken limbs, extensive cuts and other injuries requiring skin grafts.
June 6, 2017: A 15-year-old black boy cutting through a park on his way to see his girlfriend is hit from behind and beaten unconscious by a group of men yelling “Nigger!” and “Go back to Africa!” at him as they punched and kicked him.
October 17, 2017: 64-year-old Gerard Medvec is arrested after telling police of his plans to firebomb the home of his neighbours, who he erroneously believes are Muslim.
October 22, 2017: A 60-year-old black man standing outside his neice’s home is attacked by two white men who yell racial slurs at him as they beat and stab him multiple times, puncturing his lung and lacerating his kidney.
OCTOBER 28TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
September 27, 2017: Police arrest six members of neo-nazi terrorist group National Action for plotting to murder a Labour MP.
OCTOBER 29TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
October 28, 2017: Hours after a “white lives matter” rally 50 miles away, 20 white supremacists enter a Tennessee restaurant and immediately begin arguing with an interracial couple eating dinner. When the white woman in the couple argues back, one of the men in the white supremacist group punches her in the face, splitting open her forehead.
October 22, 2017: After a string of attacks by vandals, an interracial couple and their young son are forced to leave Belfast when their car is firebombed and completely destroyed in a racist attack.
March 26, 2017: Seven or more members of the Jewish Defence League assault a 54-year-old Palestinian-American college professor. The authorities lay hate crime charges against the assailants.
NOVEMBER 3RD: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
November 1, 2017: an immigrant family’s restaurant is completely gutted in an arson attack a few weeks after the restaurant was hit by vandals. The arsonist spray-painted the words “GO BACK” on the restaurant before burning it down.
NOVEMBER 6TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
November 2, 2017: a 52-year-old man murders his 14-year-old son after a lengthy, loud, and heated argument about the son being gay.
September 2017: an extremist Islamphobe group claims responsibility for a series of hammer attacks by masked men on hijab-wearing women and racialized people in Burgundy, France that left three people injured.
NOVEMBER 8TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
July 9, 2017: Britain First leader Paul Golding viciously attacks someone he befriended and had attended a “self-defence” training with earlier in the day in what the sentencing judge described as “a really nasty and vicious assault.”
NOVEMBER 14TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
November 6, 2017: A black woman driving out of a parking lot is accosted by a man on the street. When she exits her vehicle to find out why he’s trying to get her attention, he calls her “a black bitch” and punches her repeatedly in the face, dropping her to the ground and breaking her nose.
October 29, 2017: A 26-year-old lesbian is confronting in a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant by a mob of at least five people, who begin taunting her and her girlfriend and homophobic slurs before assaulting her. The attack leaves her with broken teeth and a permanent injury to her left eye.
November 11, 2017: A group of men confront a man walking home and ask him if he’s gay. When he confirms that he is, they beat him to the ground.
November 7, 2017: A mob of youths kick down the door of a racialized family and later that night attack another racialized family’s home with a barrage of bricks.
NOVEMBER 17TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
November 13, 2017: A white man on public transit in San Francisco repeatedly tells a fellow passenger that he hates him, calls him a “Chinese nigger,” and punches him several times.
NOVEMBER 19TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
November 12, 2017: A Liverpool-area home is firebombed at 4AM while the Syrian refugee family of two parents and three toddlers slept. No one is injured, but the family is forced to find a new home because of the extensive damage.
DECEMBER 4TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
October 21, 2017: Two men board a train in London where they verbally abuse a gay teenager before strangling him and punching and pushing his female friend to the ground.
December 2, 2017: A 41-year-old man enters a Jewish seniors’ residence where he hits an 84-year-old Jewish man with a fire extinguisher while yelling anti-semitic slurs, threatening to kill him before robbing him.
December 3, 2017: after an altercation in a parking lot, 38-year-old Jeffrey Peters follows an African American driver home. Once at the man’s home, Peters pulls out a loaded handgun, yells racial epithets, and threatens to shoot him.
May 28, 2017: Two teenagers attack a Jewish couple and their five daughters at a beach.
DECEMBER 5TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
December 1, 2017: FBI arrest Bernandino Bolatete for possession of an unregistered silencer after several weeks of investigation during which Bolatete described in great detail his plans to commit a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida.
DECEMBER 8TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
December 4, 2017: An 18-year-old Muslim woman on a train is approached by a man that tells her he is going to kill her and all Muslims before he begins slapping her and trying to force her head to his crotch. At the time, the man was awaiting trial after assaulting a 10-year-old Filipina girl on a train seven months previously.
December 7, 2017: A Colombian immigrant is hospitalized after stepping between his 13-year-old son and a baseball-bat wielding attacker. The victim, his son, his wife, and a family friend were walking across a parking lot while shopping when a man jumped out of a white BMW with the baseball bat, screaming about how the frightened family were “ISIS” and “terrorists” before swinging at the 13-year-old boy and repeatedly striking the father with it instead.
December 7, 2017: A 48-year-old Muslim man is hacked and burned to death in a murder recorded by the perpetrator and posted on YouTube as a warning to Muslim men against marrying HIndu women.
DECEMBER 16TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
December 12, 2017: 21-year-old white supremacist William “Bill” Edward Atchison walks into a high school in New Mexico and shoots two Latino students, killing them, before turning the gun on himself.
DECEMBER 30TH: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
April, 1, 2017: Members of an extremist Hindu nationalist group physically assault people in Alwar, India who had purchased cows. One of the victims – a 55-year-old Muslim farmer – died of his injuries two days later.
May 26, 2017: Two Muslim butchers are beaten by members of an extremist HIndu nationalist group in Malegaon, India after being accused of trading in beef.
June 22, 2017: Three Muslim teenaged brothers on a train out of Delhi, India are attacked by other passengers who accuse them of not being Indian nationalists, abuse them with Islamphobic slurs, and then assault them, stabbing 17-year-old Hafiz Junaid Khan and injuring both of his brothers.
June 27, 2017: A huge mob attacks a dairy farmer and his family in Jharkhand, India after a dead cow was rumoured to be found outside of their house. The mob tries to burn down the family’s home with them inside and beat the entire family so badly that they all require hospitalization. The father of the family is in a coma for eight days and spends two months in the hospital recovering from head injuries and various broken bones.
June 29, 2017: A 40-year-old butcher is pulled out of his car by an angry mob in Jharkhand, India and beaten to death upon suspicion that he was transporting beef.
December 6, 2017: A 50-year-old Muslim man Rajasthan, India is lured to a remote location by 37-year-old Islamophobe Shambulal Regar. While Regar’s 14-year-old Regar nephew filmed, Regar severely beat his victim, then poured kerosene on him and burnt him to death. Regar had previously posted videos condemning romantic relationships between Muslim men and Hindu women.
December 16, 2017: On his way to practice, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling is subjected to racist insults by an unidentified man who goes on to kick Sterling.
December 22, 2017: After convincing their daughter to break up with her 17-year-old neo-nazi boyfriend, Scott Fricker and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker are shot to death in their home by the neo-nazi.
December 27, 2017: A 51-year-old Muslim woman in a Brooklyn Panera Bread is accosted by a mob of teenagers, who call her a terrorist, spit on her, and then begin punching her.
JANUARY 6, 2018: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
October 22, 2017: 26-year-old white supremacist and card-carrying National Socialist Movement member Taylor Michael Wilson attempts to derail an Amtrak train and is arrested on terrorism charges after the train crew tackles him and holds him until the police arrive.
December 31, 2017: Responding to a noise complaint, police in Colorado encounter a man who, after barricading himself into his apartment, engages them in a firefight, killing on sheriff’s deputy and wounding four others. 37-year-old Matthew Riehl was a self-described “libertarian” who frequently shared Islamophobic and alt-right posts on social media.
JANUARY 11, 2018: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
November 1, 2017: 47-year-old Scott Ostrem, best known by his neighbors for his frequent racist tirades, shoots two Latino men and a Latina woman to death in an unprovoked mass shooting in a Colorado Wal-Mart.
JANUARY 15, 2018: EDITED TO INCLUDED:
June 23, 2017: After assaulting his wife, a drunken Britain First supporter and neo-nazi Marek Zakrocki drives off in his work van after declaring he would “kill a Muslim” “for Britain.” Shortly thereafter, he tries to run down restaurant owner Kamal Ahmed outside of his establishment. While he fails to kill Mr. Ahmed, Zakorcki does drive his van into the restaurant, shattering its windows.
JANUARY 18, 2018: EDITED TO INCLUDE
November 6, 2017: Two adult women in a London KFC begin throwing food at a 15-year-old girl eating in the restaurant with her friends. As she stood up to turn around and face her attackers, they throw a hot drink in her face, pull her to the ground by her hair, and begin kicking and punching her while yelling anti-Asian racial slurs at her. The two women break the girl’s arm before fleeing.
JANUARY 26, 2018: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
December 9, 2017: After retired veteran Kevyn Fowler moves to a predominantly white Jacksonville, AR suburb, his dog is poisoned and his truck and trailer are stolen. Then on December 9th, someone sets Fowler’s garage on fire after spray-painting “MOVE NIGGER.” Fowler is African-American.
JANUARY 27, 2018: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
June 24, 2017: 20-year-old neo-nazi Ethan Stables is arrested near the New Empire public house in Cumbria. Having learned that the pub was hosting an LGBT event, Evans – who was known to refer to LGBT people as “degenerates” and to deny the Holocaust – had purchased a machete and researched bomb-making – told acquaintances he was planning to murder attendees and was arrested during his final reconnaissance of the pub.
JANUARY 29, 2018: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
February 2, 2017: 27-year-old active white supremacist William Christopher Gibbs arrives in a Georgia hospital claiming to have accidentally poisoned himself with ricin. The extremely deadly illegal compound, most popular with terrorist groups, has been used in attempts to assassinate U.S. elected officials in the past. Gibbs’ hands and his vehicle tested positive for the presence of ricin. Gibbs was later charged with possession of ricin.
February 16, 2017: Inspired by Dylann Roof’s mass shooting of black church-goers, 28-year-old neo-nazi and convicted felon Benjamin McDowell goes online seeking someone to furnish him with firearms so he can commit his own mass murder. Authorities, who had been monitoring McDowell after he threatened a synagogue, arrest McDowell after he buys a pistol from an undercover FBI agent.
JANUARY 31, 2018: EDITED TO INCLUDE:
December 25, 2018: A 31-year-old trans woman is attacked from behind by a 40-year-old man in a Brooklyn homeless shelter, who hits her with a chair while yelling transphobic slurs at her.
In case you have trouble counting, Anon, that’s three four five six seven eightnine ten eleven twelve fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteentwenty twenty-one shootings, three four five six seven eight nine ten eleventwelve thirteen fourteen fifteen arsons, two three four seven eight nine teneleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen stabbings, two three four five sixseven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen mob beatings, over 40 41 bomb threats, one failed bombing, a thwarted train derailment, a foiled political assassination, an acid attack, a hanging, and several other miscellaneous assaults by bigots, Islamophobes, nazis and racists so far this year.
Eight Nine Eleven Twelve Fourteen Fifteen Sixteen Seventeen EighteenNineteen Twenty twenty-one twenty-two twenty-three twenty-four twenty-fivetwenty-six Twenty-seven Twenty-Eight Thirty Thirty-one Thirty-two Thirty-threeThirty-four Thirty-five Thirty-eight Thirty-nine Forty Forty-one Forty-two Forty-four Forty-five Forty-eight people are dead because of these bigoted attacks and fifteen twenty-one twenty-two twenty-three twenty-five thirty-five thirty-seven thirty-nine fifty-eight fifty-nine sixty sixty-one sixty-three sixty-four sixty-five sixty-six sixty-seven sixty-eight sixty-nine seventy-one seventy-two seventy-four seventy-six eighty eighty-one were seriously injured.
But it’s anti-fascists that people should be worried about, right?
“you should be branded as terrorists just as much as the KKK“
Really, now? Anti-fascists are as much terrorists as the KKK, a terrorist organization which murdered over 3000 people in lynchings, arsons, bombings, etc. over its 150-year history, are we?
Maybe it’s time you learned about the logical fallacy of false equivalence, Anon!