Hatewatch is a weekly summary of the latest news about hate and extremism compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Week of August 9, 2012
The murderous attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin this past Sunday by neo-Nazi skinhead Wade Michael Page was just the latest in a series of terrorist incidents and plots by the radical right. Earlier this year, the Southern Poverty Law Center documented a third straight year of extraordinary growth that has swelled the ranks of extremist groups to record levels. The SPLC is now tracking 1,018 hate groups, a 69 percent increase since 2000. Following is a list of Hatewatch blogs, SPLC news and national headlines related to the shooting in Wisconsin, the rise of extremism, the neo-Nazi skinhead movement and the racist music scene. For more information, and links to all of our coverage click here.
Hatewatch Blog and SPLC Coverage of the Sikh Temple Shooting