Homegrown Terrorists finding fertile ground in Northwest US???? ??? ?
KALISPELL, Mont. – With its jagged peaks, glistening lakes and lush valleys, the Inland Northwest — stretching from eastern Washington to Montana's Glacier National Park — is a stunningly beautiful and remote part of the country. It also is a cradle for sometimes-violent anti-government activity — a reputation most recently rekindled by the search for David Burgert. The former Kalispell militia leader is accused of opening fire on sheriff's deputies on a remote logging road in Lolo National Forest. After a lull following the demise of the Idaho-based neo-Nazi Aryan Nations in 2000, anti-government and white supremacist groups and individuals may be reviving in the Inland Northwest. It's a mostly white, mostly rural area with few job opportunities and a history of extreme activists. Experts say the number of radical right groups is growing across the country because of the poor state of the economy, rising immigration and fears that President Barack Obama's administration has an agenda to curtail individual liberties. They include so-called patriot groups, which fear one-world government and don't accept the federal government's authority. "A lot of anti-government energy has been building up over the last couple of years," McAdam said. In January, an attempt was made in Spokane to bomb the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. The bomb was found and disarmed before it could explode. The FBI called it an act of domestic terrorism that could have killed and injured many people. White supremacist Kevin Harpham has been charged in the case and could face life in prison. His trial begins in August. A patriot group called Flathead Liberty Bell held a convention just last weekend, featuring right-wing speakers and sale of survival gear for what organizers believe is a coming showdown with federal authorities. It was a flashback to the 1990s, when groups like the Militia of Montana regularly held such expos, McAdam said. The number of hate groups and patriot groups, which do not all share beliefs and conduct, has been growing across the country since Obama was elected in 2008, according to an annual report by the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., which tracks extremist groups and individuals. "Montana is developing into a hotbed," said Mark Potok, director of the SPLC Intelligence Project. What you think about this???? http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110622/ap_on_re_us/us_hate_groups_fertile_ground http://northwestfront.org/
Asked By: Cali Livin - 7/18/2011
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I think it's a sad commentary on the state of our educational system. These types of people are most often ignorant, uneducated, and fearful of anything that is not exactly like them.
Answered By: LadyB - 7/18/2011
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unfortunately, the sad truth about these types of men, that is they come from all walks of life.
Answered By: Trojan - 7/18/2011
All propaganda...is what I think..and a stoop in the gutter in this paper... More
Answered By: Ar~Rad An~Nisa - 7/18/2011
That's nothing... More
Answered By: the old dog - 7/18/2011
Been hearing about this 4 a while Neo-Nazi's and the KKK are the new Terrorists
Answered By: Old Glory - 7/18/2011
The new KKK Crazy
Answered By: Smart American - 7/18/2011
Been seeing this coming for a while for years Many ppl don't like America becoming more culturally mixed
Answered By: CommonSense Christian - 7/19/2011
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