Sunday, January 09, 2011

Giffords' shooter has ties to right wing white supremacist group

Details are leaking out about Jared Lee Loughner, the accused shooter in yesterday's assassination attempt/massacre in Tucson, Arizona. Loughner apparently has ties to a white-supremacist hate group:
Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged shooter of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others on Saturday, may have ties to anti-Semitic, anti-immigration hate group American Renaissance, according to a leaked memo from the Department of Homeland Security.

It's unclear whether Loughner maintains a direct connection to the group, however, "strong suspicion is being directed" at American Renaissance in the wake of the group being referenced in Loughner's Myspace and YouTube videos, according to the memo, which was obtained by Fox News.

American Renaissance is a white nationalist group that operates under a pseudo think tank called the New Century Foundation. The group runs a magazine and conferences based on eugenics and the superiority of whites, according to Southern Poverty Law Center.
Gabrielle Giffords is Jewish. Read the rest at Huffington Post.

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