As a response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, a group of legislators came together to make all neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups labeled as terrorist organizations.
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The Illinois Senate is responsible for the bill after a woman was run over and killed while counter protesting a rally organized by white nationalists — they disagreed with the removal of General Robert E. Lee’s monument, a confederate statue.
As it has been reported, the driver of the car was himself a white nationalist.
“It is vital that we stand in total opposition to the hatred, bigotry and violence displayed by the white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups in Charlottesville this past weekend,” said sponsoring Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park. “They are the heirs to the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazis. We fought two bloody wars in opposition to their ideologies. We must continue to fight those same twisted ideologies today.”
After the events of this weekend — and certainly prior to — white supremacists and neo-Nazi should rightly be labeled as terrorist organizations, but so should Black Lives Matter.
Multiple people have purposely been targeted and killed due to this organization’s ’cause’. Both sides of the aisle are just as guilty of violence and should equally be punished.