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President Trump has sent some pretty mixed messages about Jewish people throughout his political career.

He once tweeted a picture of Hillary Clinton next to a Star of David that read "Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!" He said that some of the neo-Nazis at the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, North Carolina who chanted "The Jews will not replace us" are "very fine people."

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How Hate-Filled is Your Home State?

Southern Poverty Law Center’s interactive “hate map” shows you just how many active hate groups are located in your home town.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there were 784 active hate groups operating in the US last year.

What if I told you that easy-going, liberal, blue state California had the most bigots, racists, and general haters of any state in the union? According to a map of active hate groups in each region, created by non-profit Alabama think tank the Southern Poverty Law Center, the gold coast state had the dubious honor of being the most hate-filled (organization-wise) state last year, followed in order by Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Surprisingly, it seems that the tri-state area, despite having one of the largest Jewish populations in the world, is a hotbed of neo-Nazi activity. The only states to be spared from such small minds were Alaska, and Obama’s birthplace, Hawaii. According to their site, the group compiled the list using “hate group publications and websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports.” To weed out lone wolves, the group left out websites that seemed to be created or run by one individual, making sure to delineate between violent individuals and organized, well-administrated hate groups. As the site mentions, “Listing here does not imply a group advocates or engages in violence or other criminal activity.” It just implies that y’all really hate minorities.

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Julian Assange Is Ruining WikiLeaks and Should Resign

First it was rape, now it's anti-Semitism. Julian Assange should quit WikiLeaks and save a valuable institution.


The big story today is that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently appealing an extradition order demanding he return to Sweden to face rape charges, is also an anti-Semite. In an interview published in the latest issue of British satire magazine Private Eye, Assange excoriates the Guardian newspaper and complains of a Jewish-led plot to destroy him.

It goes like this: Asked about a WikiLeaks associate in Russia with a history of anti-Semitism, Assange accused Private Eye of being in cahoots with three other British journalists, all of whom "are Jewish." When the Private Eye reporter noted that one of Assange's accused, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, wasn't actually Jewish, Assange told him Rusbridger, whose brother-in-law is Jewish, is "sort of Jewish." Assange, who later in the interview asked the Private Eye reporter to "forget the Jewish thing," allegedly said he believes Jewish journalists are out deprive WikiLeaks of Jewish donations and support.

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