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USA: We need a massive national program to counter hate – By Mohamed Hamaludin

  By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

The soul-searching taking place over the Aug. 3, 2019 El Paso mass shooting in which a 21-year-old white racist killed 22 people and wounded 24 others is likely to get nowhere as far as dealing with violent white supremacy and gun control are concerned. If the slaughter of 20  six- and seven-year-old children and six adult staff members of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown. Conn., could not produce meaningful action, very little else can.

But there was ample warning about such tragedies. Analysts at the Department of Homeland Security said in 2009 that white extremism posed a threat to national security because of the election of the first African American president, the financial crisis (2008-2012) and wider use of social media.          Continue reading

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