Jewish center shooting deemed a ‘hate crime’

Washington, Apr 15: The recent Jewish center shooting in Kansas, which left three dead, point towards a rise in the number of incidents of hate crimes committed against members of different communities.

Following the arrest of gun man Frazier Glenn Cross, who went on a shooting rampage outside two Jewish centers killing three, Heidi Belrich, the Intelligence Project Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, wrote in an article that racist killers are hiding among us in plain sight.

Belrich said that the Ku Klux Klan, with their white hoods and titles of “dragon” and “grand wizard,” are thought to be symbols of the past, but hate groups have lately seen resurgence, with their numbers doubling since the millennium, ABC News reported.

He said that partnered with that, a rise in the number of domestic terrorism incidents is also seen.

Nearly 100 people have been killed in the past five years by active users of a prominent racist website, Stormfront.org, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which said it plans to release details of its two-year study in the near future, the report added. (ANI)