Thursday, August 09, 2012

Fox Faux News: Lies and Propaganda : Sikh Massacre Shooter Not A "Domestic Terrorist" and White Supremacists "Rock Music of Hate" & Justifying Islamophobia

"Volksfront is a racist anti-Semitic group formed in 1994, that has become the most active neo-Nazi group on the West Coast. It maintains close alliances with many other hate groups."
from: Daily

Shooter Wade Michael Page's girl-friend Misty Cook in this picture is also a white supremacist and a criminal . So he was not such a loner after all even though those associated with him are now in damage control mode and denying any real connection.

Fox News 's Napolitano et al claim Wade Michael Page acted alone and was not a Domestic Terrorist .

But the facts about Page points in a different direction since his involvement with these Hate groups went far beyond some sort of anonymous commenter on internet White Supremacist Hate-Mongering websites.

"Page pictured right: The band's MySpace page states that End Apathy's 'music is a sad commentary on our sick society and the problems that prevent true progress' "
from Daily

"Band members: Wade Michael Page, left, with his band End Apathy gave an interview to a white supremacist website two years ago talking about why he started up the band"  from Daily

AFP - Last weekend's shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin has thrown a spotlight onto the white power rock scene in the United States and bands like Definitive Hate, Attack and End Apathy.

Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old former psy-ops soldier who killed six worshippers in Oak Creek before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, had been involved with a number of underground skinhead bands.

Such groups and have been "instrumental in the formation of a white supremacist sub-culture," said Marilyn Mayo, who monitors hate groups for the Anti-Defamation League.

"Hate music helps bring haters together into a shared community," she told AFP, even if the lyrics have "little to offer followers except extreme rhetoric."

Events such as the Hammerfest gathering, underpinned by the Hammerskin Nation movement, attract "racist skinheads ... from all over the country," providing an opportunity for networking, she said.

Sikh temple massacre casts light on white-power rock AFP via, August 8, 2012

One of the facts of note in the above quote is that Wade Michael Page was not a loner but was involved with various White Supremacy " groups .

and from The Daily sums up the facts known so far that is that Wade Page has been connected with White Supremacist groups and was an active member and also was lead singer in White Supremacist rock band that preached hatred of blacks, Hispanics, Jews , Gays and all Non-Christians and non-Aryans etc.:

Revealed: Neo-Nazi ex-girlfriend of Sikh temple gunman arrested after police found a gun at her home at Daily

*Misty Cook - a convicted felon - charged with being in possession of a firearm

*Wade Michael Page shot dead six people and injured there more on Sunday

* Not known if she had anything to do with Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting

* Page would try to enlist neo-Nazis on internet forums to 'take action' for the cause

* Stepmother said military may have had an impact on his behaviour

* Became lead singer

* in neo-Nazi punk band after leaving military

Let me begin with my own and Gord's Poetry Factory 's observations about this issue :

A white angry bigot who was a white supremacist and belonged to white supremacist skin-head neo-NAZI groups including belonging to racist skin-head rock groups which sing about the killing of non-white Christians and promulgates the notion of "White Superiority" who kills innocent people because of their religion or race would be the definition of a Domestic terrorist.

But in America much of the Mainstream Media and various politicians and Evangelical Christians and so forth and other white Christians argue that Islamophobia is acceptable because it is supposedly they claim supported by the fact of terrorist attacks 9/11 etc. and the evil teachings of Muhammad and the Quran so far as they interpret these teachings.

So what we see is bigots and racist in search of an argument to support their own bigotry, prejudices, narrow mindedness , Xenophobia and Nativist tendencies.
So they want all Muslim Americans to be under constant government surveillance and that there should be different rules for Muslim American citizens as opposed to other American citizens.

As an aside all such forms of bigotry , hate-mongering against various groups should play a bigger part in the #Occupy movement . One can not expect a united front made up of all citizens if we are silent about these divisive issues . #OCCUPY must reach out to all Citizens who believe that the people have been getting a raw deal from their own governments and the wealthy Wall Street Robber Barons.

The FBI had the shooter under investigation and yet did not stop him. Because they didn't have enough evidence or not enough to convince GOP/Tea Party/Pro-NRA conservatives that a gun toting white Americans could qualify as a Domestic Terrorists.

As we see below Judge Andrew Napolitano argument is that only non-whites and non-Christians who target white Christians can be considered a Domestic Terrorists.
The Fort Hood shooter is in his view definitely a Domestic Terrorists because he was non-white and a Muslim even though we know the shooter had been exhibiting severe mental problems for years and that he acted alone . His connection with Islamic extremists was mainly on the internet. So one could just refer to him as a crazy paranoid guy who decided to kill a number of people in a mass killing.

Napolitano and other conservatives and Islamophobes see the Sikh killer as having made a mistake attacking Sikhs because he confused them with Muslims.
If he had killed Muslim Americans would it then be justified and the answer is yes according to Islamophobes or other bigots and racists since Napolitano he and other Professional hate-mongering Islamophobes such as Robert Spencer, David Horowitz, Michelle Malkin, Pam Geller, Sean Hannity & Michelle Bachmann , Fox News and CNN and much of the Mainstream Media have been promulgating Islamophobia since 9/11 .

So killing Muslims in their view is understandable and this would not happen if the US government and its agencies such as the FBI and Homeland security were more diligent in their efforts to uncover Muslim American extremists.

Though of course according to most Islamophobes all Muslims are not "REAL AMERICANS" and are therefore unAmerican or anti-American and are just waiting to take over America and institute Sharia law on all Americans.

This sort of bigoted paranoid conspiracy theories involving all Muslim Americans nonsense gets trotted out on US Conservative TV news programs and on hate-Talk radio.
Unfortunately we also hear these bigoted unsubstantiated opinions being trotted out in the MSM in Canada and across Europe .

All of this manufactured hate against Muslims does not lend itself to a realistic and better understanding of our fellow Muslim citizens .

Instead the Islamophobes as true believing Christians, Jews and secularists do all they can to misinform the public about Islam , the Prophet Muhammad and Islam in general . They forget that the Old Testament of the Bible is as if not more blood thirsty and hate-mongering and war-mongering as the Holy Quran .

The Christian church's tradition from its early formal creation preached intolerance and bigotry towards any or all who refused to accept the authority and truth of the Christian religion . That's why when Christians took control of the Roman Empire they forced all non-Christians ( Pagans ) to recant or die. It is estimated more Pagans and heretics and apostates etc. were murdered or martyred by the Roman Christian authorities than Christians who had been murdered by the Pagan Roman authorities when they were in power.

Under Fox News and Napolitano's definition of a Domestic Terrorism Timothy McVeigh was not a real Domestic Terrorists because McVeigh was legitimately pissed off with the US government for what valid ,logical reasons ie affirmative action, taxation, income tax.. This supposedly evil American Federal government was guilty and had to be fought because it was and is promoting racial equality , tolerance and pluralism and multiculturalism and most evil of all Gun Control and refusing to recognize the legitimacy of groups of militant gun totting white Christians who are involved in meting out rough justice ie lynchings, murder, intimidation etc. We can point to the violent nature of a growing proportion of so-called Right to Life members.
They see as Francis Schaeffer pointed out that the aborting of millions of foetuses is akin to Hitler's Gas Chambers.

Ipso facto abracadabra anyone performing abortions or assisting the same and all who support Pro-Choice are all no better than the NAZIS. Therefore according to this twisted logic all are legitimate targets.

So executing doctors such as George Tiller (the baby killer) who performed abortion even Ann Coulter, Fox News, and Abnn Coulter, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Pat Robertson, Pastor Hagee other pro-lifers including large numbers of militant Evangelical, Catholic and Mormon Christians applauded this senseless murder as an act of courage and resolve on the part of Tiller's executioner.

So here we have Fox News going into damage control since almost daily Fox News allows its so-called journalist to spew hate against Muslim Americans, Black Americans , Hispanic Americans and immigrants and other groups such as Gays , atheists, liberals, progressives while they tout American exceptionalism and as being a free and open and tolerant society which in fact is what they themselves hate about America because they want less tolerance and more conformity to their view of what constitutes a "real" American.-

And here's the disingenuous howler from Fox News and its various bigots and white supremacist who are going out of their way insisting this right-wing Nativist and Xenophobe and intolerant defender of traditional white Christian America is some sort of an aberration who has not been influenced by the hostile rhetoric of Fox Faux News and other mainstream media who pander to their angry racist "Know Nothing " fact challenged mean spirited audience who have come to believe non-Christians should not be permitted for instance to hold any public office from dog-catcher to president

 Fox News and the White Supremacist organizations are attempting to put some distance between themselves and the shooter whom they helped to create like Frankenstein 's monster so they use the old cunard of the 19th century Know-Nothings who when asked about certain activities especially ill-legal actions by their supporters they would say like Sergeant Klink "I know nothing"!. So they ain't so brave once someone puts their vile rhetoric of hate into action.

Fox News Analyst: Sikh Temple Massacre 'Not Domestic Terrorism' via Crooks and Liars, August 7, 2012

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano is insisting that it was "not domestic terrorism" for a white supremacist to shoot seven people dead at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, but a Muslim U.S. Army major killing 13 coworkers at Ft. Hood was.

Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday that the FBI was investigating Wade Michael Page's deadly rampage at the Wisconsin Sikh temple as possible domestic terrorism. The FBI defines terrorism as "the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives."

"The legal definition of terrorism is two or more acts of violence intended to change the policy of the government, by scaring the population or by scaring the government," Napolitano told the hosts of Fox & Friends on Tuesday. "That does not appear to be what happened in this case."

"Page appears to be -- appears, he's dead -- appears to have been a disgruntled nut job who hated Muslims, didn't know the difference between Sikhs and Muslims and thought by killing the Sikhs he was somehow going to eliminate the Muslim population. It is an absurd, tortured way of thinking but it is not an act of domestic terrorism."

He continued: "On the other hand, the Ft. Hood shooter [Nidal Malik Hasan] who killed military in the place where they worked while damning and condemning the behavior of the government -- the employer of the people that he killed -- the government refuses to call that an act of domestic terrorism."

"While hailing Allah," Fox News co-host Brian Kilmeade noted.

"If that's not a case of terrorism then nothing is a case of terrorism," Napolitano agreed. "I think that what's playing here is politics. I think that there's a political ramification to calling something terrorism. It scares people. We look at it more closely. But if you call something 'workplace violence,' as horrific as it is, it doesn't scare us as much as it does with the word 'terrorist.'"

Napolitano Fox Faux News (misinformation channel) Flatly states the Sikh Massacre shooter was not a Domestic Terrorists.
from Mediaite via Crooks and Liars

Sikh temple massacre casts light on white-power rock AFP via, August 8, 2012

AFP - Last weekend's shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin has thrown a spotlight onto the white power rock scene in the United States and bands like Definitive Hate, Attack and End Apathy.
Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old former psy-ops soldier who killed six worshippers in Oak Creek before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, had been involved with a number of underground skinhead bands.

Such groups and have been "instrumental in the formation of a white supremacist sub-culture," said Marilyn Mayo, who monitors hate groups for the Anti-Defamation League.

"Hate music helps bring haters together into a shared community," she told AFP, even if the lyrics have "little to offer followers except extreme rhetoric."

Events such as the Hammerfest gathering, underpinned by the Hammerskin Nation movement, attract "racist skinheads ... from all over the country," providing an opportunity for networking, she said.

Mayo said Page was a member of Hammerskin Nation, which describes itself on its website as "a leaderless group of men and women who have adopted the White Power Skinhead lifestyle."

Page founded a band called End Apathy in 2005, but he had been involved with white-power rock for some time, playing with bands with warriors names like Celtic Warrior, Radikahl, Intimidation One and Blue-Eyed Devils.

There are about 130 such groups in the United States, Mayo said, typically playing concerts for audiences of up to 300 people as well as festivals often attended by like-minded European skinheads.
In 2004 the Anti-Defamation League published an introduction to what it called neo-Nazi hate music, explaining its importance in binding the subculture that listens to it.
Whereas right-wing extremist leaders in the 1960s had little to offer besides rhetoric, it said, music has made it possible for their followers to feel they are at the heart of a community.

"A lot of the songs are attacks on black, Jews, minorities, building up the white race, preserving the white civilization," Mayo said. "A lot of lyrics are violent, filled with hate and violence."
"Most of the recording labels are very small and they don't make very much money," she added. Some, like Resistance Records, made good profits at one stage, but that is no longer the case.

"Racist music is what keeps the movement young" and sets it apart from the image of white-hooded Ku Klux Klan members "sitting on the front porch with a shotgun," said one-time skinhead Frank Meeink on MSNBC television.

"Driving in the car with a bunch of skinheads, listening to music about kicking people's heads in, you know, finding people of other races to destroy is to feel it is time for action," Meeink explained.

Expressing sorrow for the Wisconsin tragedy, Maryland-based Label 56 said it was pulling all End Apathy images and products from its website, and denied using "shock value" symbols and ideology to seek attention.
"We do not wish to profit from this tragedy financially or with publicity," the record label said in a press statement on its website.
It added: "In closing, please do not take what Wade did as honorable or respectable and please do not think we are all like that."
Speaking to the Washington Post, Byron Calvert of pro-white label Tightrope Records asked: "If my art form is responsible for this shooting, how come no other art form is responsible in all of the other shootings?"

Of course the white Supremacist group he blonged to denies any association with the Shooter.
These are extremist who talk big but are in the end cowards these racist skinheads are comparable to the KKK who hide in the dark and are only brave when in a group. Of course the GOP never really considered the KKK a Domestic Terrorists group since they are seen as exrcising their right to bear arms and mete out rough justice like the worst Sheriff Joe Arpaio A racist bully who has no respect for the law or for human rights for people he hates.
As is evident among the GOP, Tea Party and their media outlets on TV and Radio they are always lamenting that America changed for the worse because governments caved into the demands of the Civil Rights movement and of course they are still in shock that they have a black man as president.
Their every criticism of President Obama is almost always rooted in some form of stereotyping and racism.

They suggest Obama isn't one of them that is white Christians and that he was not born in the USA and so is a usurper of the American Presidency and he may even be a secret Muslim or a socialist and collectivist working to destroy America's economic system and its basic values as exemplified by Obama 's fight for reforming America's Medical system and his in their view attempts to redistribute the wealth of the nation .

Sikh temple killing suspect's ex-girlfriend, an ex-con with white power ties, busted on illegal gun rap by Anthony Bartkewicz, at nydailynews, August 08,2012

Misty Cook, 31, and Wade Michael Page drifted apart in the weeks before the killing, a neighbor says. She is forbidden to own firearms because of a felony conviction for fleeing and eluding a traffic officer.

Police have taken the ex-girlfriend of Wisconsin Sikh temple gunman Wade Michael Page into custody on a weapons charge, ABC News reported. Misty Cook, 31, is forbidden to own a firearm because she is a convicted felon. But cops in Milwaukee say they found a gun in the home she shared with Page and arrested her Tuesday.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office will charge her as a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a police statement. Cook was convicted of fleeing and eluding a traffic officer in 2002.
There is no evidence that she was involved in attack Page is suspected of carrying out, which left six people dead at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in suburban Milwaukee. But like Page, she was apparently involved in white supremacist groups.

RELATED: FEDS WERE WATCHING ALLEGED SIKH TEMPLE GUNMAN YEARS BEFORE MASSACRE: REPORT A photo obtained by the Anti-Defamation League shows Cook and three other men wearing T-shirts with the logo of Volksfront, a “secular fraternal organization for working persons of European descent” with chapters around the U.S. and abroad.
Police said Page was a member of Volksfront, but in a statement to ABC News the group said he "has never been a member of, or associate of our organization" and blasted his deadly temple rampage as "an act of demented criminal cowardice."

Page did play in several white power bands, including End Apathy and Definite Hate, and was apparently involved in the Hammerskins, another neo-Nazi group.
The album cover for Definite Hate’s “Violent Victory” shows a fist tattooed with the Hammerskins motto “HFFH” – for “Hammerskins forever, forever Hammerskins” – and photos show Page performing in front of a Hammerskins flag. Cook and Page apparently drifted apart in the weeks before Sunday’s mass shooting.
He (Wade Page) moved out of the apartment they shared in the middle of June, and then disappeared, Sharon Page, a neighbor not related to Wade Page, said. "[Cook] told us that for six weeks she hadn't heard anything of him," Sharon Page said. “She said he kind of just dropped off the face of the earth."

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