The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Is Your Child a Target?
A pamphlet for parents and teachers
on the dangers of hate group recruitment
in Canada


* Hate groups are composed of bigots and racists who hate everyone unlike themselves - particularly minorities such as Blacks, Muslims, Jews, Catholics and Homosexuals - not because of anything they've done, but merely because of who they are.

* By blaming all of the past and present problems of society on these identifiable minority groups, hatemongers feed their own self image of superiority.

* Hate groups operate through a network of inter-related, pseudo-religious and right-wing political organizations.

* In the 1990's, Canada has become fertile ground for groups like the Heritage Front, Ku Klux Klan and racist Skinhead gangs. There are approximately 40 known hate groups in Canada today, networking nationally and internationally to promote their White Supremacist ideology.

* They are known to join both political and religious organizations, especially in Caucasian Christian communities, but their ideologies are far from Christian.

* Current hate group activities include telephone "hatelines" across the country run by the Heritage Front, Ku Klux Klan, Liberty Net and others; racist rock concerts sponsored by groups like the Church of the Creator [transcription note: now defunct. knm]; paramilitary training camps for young recruits; assaults against anti-racist activists; and an increase in gay-bashing and racially motivated crime.

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