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"Very typically these days we see white supremacists, hate groups, trying to use the words of King and other civil rights leaders to try to advance their agendas." Mark Potok
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"A few years ago, a Klansman needed [to put out] substantial effort and money to produce and distribute a shoddy pamphlet that might reach a few hundred people. Today, with a $500 computer and negligible costs, that same Klansman can put up a slickly produced Web site with a potential audience in the millions." Mark Potok
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"The point of doing all of this is so that we as a society can move forward. And the time is really coming when we really are going to turn and face the future." Mark Potok
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"The movement is interested not so much in developing street thugs who beat up people in bars, but college-bound teens who live in middle-class and upper-class homes." Mark Potok
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"I don't see any evidence that these fires are hate crimes. Anti-Christian crimes are exceedingly rare in the South. It's more likely to be teenagers or a mentally ill person." Mark Potok
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"You often see these groups spring up in response to demographic changes. Some people feel threatened, and they look for a group to blame." Mark Potok
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"From the beginning, Phelps' group has been the single most vicious anti-gay group in America, bar none." Mark Potok
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"I don't think there's anything thus far to suggest a hate crime." Mark Potok
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"definitely a Christian Identity believer and an adherent of Nord Davis." Mark Potok
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"Their tone [against homosexuality] has become quite amazing after the Lawrence decision. What was really striking was while the Klan and neo-Nazis spoke out against the Lawrence decision, the really vicious statements came from well-known leaders of the Christian right." Mark Potok
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"I mean from Germans to Irish Catholics to Jews to Hispanics virtually the same kinds of things have been said. The sooner we get this cycle over with, the happier I'll be." Mark Potok
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"They always claim to be larger and more powerful than they really are," Mark Potok
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"It has become the propaganda venue of choice, ... It allows Klansmen who a few years ago could reach only 100 people with a poorly produced pamphlet to reach an audience in the millions." Mark Potok
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"I don't see any evidence that these fires are hate crimes." Mark Potok
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"Hard-line Identity adherents believe that in order for Christ to return to Earth, the globe must be swept clean of satanic forces -- meaning Jews, homosexuals and a whole laundry list of other enemies." Mark Potok
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"People expect that these kinds of incidents won't happen in schools and universities." Mark Potok
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"It is simply ludicrous to describe animal rights and eco-terrorism as the No. 1 threat." Mark Potok
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"meeting with extremist anti-government groups and inoculating them against anthrax." Mark Potok
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"I don't mean to diminish their activities. They've caused huge property damage and there is very little question they will kill someone these days." Mark Potok
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"I think this is a major area of international law that has yet to be settled." Mark Potok
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"It's very likely they didn't have direct or public connections to hate groups. It's very likely this was a troubled young man who was attracted to images of power." Mark Potok
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