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ADL: Skinhead group growing

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A neo-Nazi skinhead group is growing in prominence in the United States and internationally, the Anti-Defamation League said. Volksfront, which the ADL identifies as one of the most active skinhead groups in the United States, has chapters in Canada, Australia and Europe. It is said to have a history of violent activity. “Volksfront promotes a deeply racist and anti-Semitic worldview, and its members have not been afraid to back up their words with violent deeds,” said Deborah Lauter, the ADL’s civil rights director. “The group appeals to disaffected, young white males and promotes an ideology of hatred and white supremacy that has led in some cases to intimidation, assault and murder.”According to the ADL, one Volksfront member is serving a life sentence for a 2003 murder and three others were arrested in 2005 for throwing rocks engraved with swastikas at a synagogue.

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