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Keyword: domestic extremist threats & trends

One emailer wrote: ““You are a disgusting, vile Jew … This is OUR country: you’re merely living here (for now).”

A caller said: “You should have died in the Holocaust with the rest of your people.”

But the calls that most disturbed Tanya Gersh consisted only of the sound of gunshots being fired.

The terror campaign — known as a “troll storm” — was the result of Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin’s December 2016 directive, urging hundreds of thousands of readers to harass the Jewish woman and her family, according to court filings.

Gersh sued the known neo-Nazi. On Wednesday, a Montana federal judge denied Anglin’s motion to dismiss the case, holding that speech in encouraging anti-Semitic harassment was not entitled to First Amendment protection.

Read more: Washington Post

A British Army soldier who vowed that he would “die committed to the white race” has been jailed for being a member of a neo-Nazi terrorist group.

Lance Corporal Mikko Vehvilainen had been trying to recruit fellow soldiers for National Action in preparation for a race war to “cleanse our lands”.

The 34-year-old was one of eight members of the terrorist group to be convicted in a series of trials that dismantled its Midlands cell.

But terror police warned that the threat would not go away and predicted that “peripheral” figures would start chapters under new names.

Read more: Independent (UK)

A 30-year-old man was arrested on a gun charge after his relatives alerted authorities about his white nationalist outbursts on a social media network called Gab.

An FBI investigation revealed Jeffrey Raphiel Clark, Jr., of Northwest Washington, was "friends" with Roberts Bowers, a self-proclaimed white supremacist who killed 11 members of the Tree-of-Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27.

Court documents say Clark lived with his father, sister and younger brother, Edward "Teddy" Clark, 23, who shot himself at Theodore Roosevelt Island in D.C. the same afternoon of the synagogue massacre.

Read more: WJLA

Hate crimes in the U.S. rose about 17 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to data released Tuesday by the FBI. The Uniform Crime Reporting Program's Hate Crime Statistics report, which comprises incidents reported to the federal government by law enforcement agencies, shows 7,175 hate crime incidents in 2017 compared with 6,121 incidents in 2016.

The FBI notes, however, that the number of law enforcement agencies reporting the crimes also increased, with about 1,000 additional agencies contributing data. This is the third year in a row the FBI has reported an increase in hate crimes -- reports spiked about five percent between 2015 and 2016.

Read more: CBS News

A woman who shot Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller and attacked abortion clinics in several states in the 1990s has been released from prison in Oregon, prompting concern in clinics across the country, according to a published report Wednesday.

Rachelle "Shelley" Shannon was released from a halfway house in Portland, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons confirmed. She will be on supervised release for three years but the bureau said conditions of her release will not be revealed.

Shannon spent 25 years in custody and had been living at the halfway house since May, The Kansas City Star reported.

Read more: The Oregonian