ADL's new report, With Hate in their Hearts, takes readers into the racist and anti-Semitic world of white supremacists, examining the current state of the white supremacist movement from its ideology and structure to the hate crimes and terrorist acts of its adherents. In the aftermath of the brutal killing of nine African-American parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina, allegedly by white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof, this report provides crucial information about white supremacy in the United States today.
Sixty-nine individuals living in the U.S. have been linked to terrorism motivated by Islamic extremist ideology in 2015 thus far. This surpasses the total of each of the past two years: 26 individuals living in the U.S. were linked to such terrorism in all of 2014 and 22 in 2013.
The Oath Keepers are a growing anti-government extremist group, associated with the militia movement, that seeks especially to recruit current or former military, police, and first responders into its ranks. Increasingly confrontational, Oath Keepers have attempted to insert themselves into situations across the United States, from protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to disputes between the federal government and miners and ranchers. A number of Oath Keepers have been arrested on weapons or explosives charges.
In recent years, the anti-government extremist "sovereign citizen" movement has experienced a considerable resurgence, which has resulted in a significant growth in both membership and activity - including violent activity - across the United States.