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Zeskind on Charleston Massacre in Kansas City Star

By June 20, 2015July 14th, 2015No Comments1 min read

On June 18, IREHR president, Leonard Zeskind, was quoted in the Kansas City Star article, "Church shooting suspect Dylann Roof is an enigma, but threat of domestic terrorism is clear."

Leonard Zeskind, president of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, said the patches on Roof’s jacket and comments that Roof allegedly made inside the church indicated a white supremacist mindset.

“He said, ‘You’re raping our women, you’re taking over, this is our country, we want it back,’” Zeskind said. “It’s in line with someone who’s thinking along the lines of the white nationalist universe.”

Zeskind said the shootings were “a terrible reminder that white supremacy remains a danger in our communities.”

Read the full article here.

Devin Burghart

Author Devin Burghart

is vice president of IREHR. He coordinates our Seattle office, directs our research efforts, and manages our online communications. He has researched, written, and organized on virtually all facets of contemporary white nationalism since 1992, and is internationally recognized for this effort. Devin is frequently quoted as an expert by print, broadcast, and online media outlets. In 2007, he was awarded a Petra Foundation fellowship. more...

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