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Domestic Terrorism & White Supremacy

Domestic terrorism and white supremacist activity threatens the security and democratic integrity of the United States. They present a clear danger to the American Jewish community and other minority communities. Extremist ideologies are constantly mutating and the actions they inspire impact not only our daily lives, but also, as we saw on January 6th 2021, the American democracy that we hold dear.

Our research and reports into domestic terrorism and white supremacy, developed by our in house team of experts, are informing policy makers and helping to shape the national discussion.

Our Advisory Board to Counter Domestic Terrorism and White Supremacy is comprised of eminent leaders whose expertise spans the fields of national security, law enforcement, counter terrorism, legal, and civil rights.

The American Jewish Congress is working to combat the threat of domestic terrorism and white supremacist to the Jewish community and the United States.

Our recent work tackling Domestic Terrorism & White Supremacy includes...

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May 16, 2022 - PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress successfully removes Buffalo shooter video from circulation

New York, May 15, 2022 - The American Jewish Congress strongly condemns the racially-motivated mass schooting in Buffalo, New York and shares our prayers and deepest sympathies with the victims, their families and friends, and the people of Buffalo. This shocking crime is the latest example of how white supremacist radicalization is directly threatening the security of American communities. Our failure to take action now will continue to make minority communities the targets of violence. Shockingly, a video live-streamed by the attacker as he shot and killed 10 people, began circulating online shortly after the attack and gained over 3…

May 3, 2022 - JACK ROSEN & MAX ROSE: White Supremacist Extremism Is No Longer a Domestic Issue. It’s a Global One

Published originally in Newsweek. When it comes to domestic terrorism—white extremist terrorism in particular—policymakers, law enforcement and the general public have shown themselves to have a serious blind spot: the fact that homegrown domestic terrorism in the U.S. is deeply interwoven with a global network of white supremacist terrorist activity. And much of it is laced with antisemitism, sexism, racism and visceral hatred. This reality is the product of a hyper-connected world and the sad flip-side of America's cultural and political influence. And if we want to effectively contain this violent threat, we need to stop mislabeling white supremacist extremist terrorism…

August 11, 2021 - HILL REPORTER: Until She is Permanently Banned from Twitter, Marjorie Taylor Greene Will Continue to Spread Disinformation

Originally published in the Hill Reporter. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has proven once again that she will continue to disinform the American public in her quest for political power. This is why Twitter’s decision to temporarily suspend her for a second time for repeated offenses and disinformation about COVID-19 is, while laudable, clearly not enough. Her actions create a direct threat to public health and safety and she cannot be trusted to stop spreading disinformation in the future. The Jewish community knows all too well that Rep. Greene will not cease her COVID disinformation campaign. This is because Greene has shown,…

July 29, 2021 - PRESS RELEASE: The January 6th Select Committee Must Explore the Antisemitic Nature of the Capitol Storming

The American Jewish Congress is strongly encouraged by the start of the House Select Committee’s investigation of the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. We firmly support its goal of providing a comprehensive accounting of the factors that led to this unprecedented extremist attack on American values, democracy, and institutions. Further, we believe that this investigation provides a unique opportunity for the American people to learn about the antisemitic nature of the extremists who stormed the Capitol. No stone should be left unturned in seeking the truth about this assault. We therefore strongly encourage the members of the Select Committee to investigate the…

June 29, 2021 - PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Condemns Rep. Paul Gosar for Fundraising with Renowned Antisemite and White Supremacist

We are shocked by reports that Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) is attending a fundraising event organized by Nick Fuentes, a renowned antisemite, white supremacist, Holocaust denier. Just recently, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) attacked the American Jewish Congress because we stood up for the Jewish community, making it clear that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-GA) comments about Jews and the Holocaust were beyond the pale. Now Rep. Gosar is not only shielding those who trivialize the Holocaust but is also raising money from those that openly deny it. This is a new low and Congress must take immediate action. https://twitter.com/AJCongress/status/1409869292737335305

June 21, 2021 - ROSEN & RIGGLEMAN: We Need to Stop Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Online Extremism Before It Gets Violent

Originally published in Newsweek. Jack Rosen is the President of the American Jewish Congress. Denver Riggleman is a former Member of Congress (R-VA) and Co-Chair of American Jewish Congress' Advisory Board to Counter Domestic Terrorism and White Supremacy. The American political system is under attack from far-right extremists and white supremacists. This battle for the democracy and diversity that define America has already spilled into violence and insurrection. It begins not in the streets but in the shadows of online chat rooms and social networking sites that spread lies and disinformation, foment anger and hatred, and coordinate dangerous action. How our…

June 20, 2021 - We Need to Stop Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Online Extremism Before It Gets Violent

By JACK ROSEN AND DENVER RIGGLEMAN, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS, FORMER MEMBER OF CONGRESS The American political system is under attack from far-right extremists and white supremacists. This battle for the democracy and diversity that define America has already spilled into violence and insurrection. It begins not in the streets but in the shadows of online chat rooms and social networking sites that spread lies and disinformation, foment anger and hatred, and coordinate dangerous action. How our country deals with this challenge will have a direct impact on our political process, as divisive politicians like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)…

May 3, 2021 - “You know what to do.” Gab mobilizes against American Jewish Congress’s Poll

For the past months, we’ve shined a spotlight on the white supremacist and antisemitic threats that metastasize on online platforms like Gab. We’ve looked into how these platforms affect our politics, which is a heightened concern, as elected officials like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) embrace these platforms to raise money and grow their political power. American Jewish Congress Poll: Voters Reject Politicians Using Gab We then conducted a poll, showing that 44% of Republicans, 86% of Democrats, 52% of Independents, 62% of other & 20% of undecided voters would refuse to vote for a candidate from their party if they used Gab.After we asked our supporters to take this poll to…

April 8, 2021 - American Jewish Congress wears Gab founder Andrew Torba’s recent attacks on us with a badge of honor

Gab founder Andrew Torba attacked an American Jewish Congress report that appropriately described the social media platform as a stage for antisemites, white supremacists, and extremists. Torba specifically targeted us for exposing the efforts of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to leverage Gab's extremist audience to build political capital by fundraising on the platform. Greene is not only an active user of Gab, but she has raised funds by pandering to these extremists. Just yesterday Greene thanked her Gab followers for helping her raise a staggering $3.2 million in the first three months of 2021.  As we have stated before, the intersection…

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