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After Temple Shootings, Are 'Hate' Groups a Tampa Bay Concern?

There are 55 such groups operating in Florida and at least 8 in Tampa Bay, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

It's been less than a week since six worshippers at a Wisconsin Sikh temple were shot and killed.

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We have learned more about the shooter,

And concerns have been ignited about the work of extremist groups across the country.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are 55 "hate groups" in Florida, including 8 around Tampa Bay.

Do you think these groups are a concern in Tampa Bay? Let us know in the comments below. Leave the name of your city, so we can repost the best comments in a followup article in your hometown Patch.

Here is their list:

National Socialist Movement Neo-Nazi National Socialist Freedom Movement Neo-Nazi United Knights Of Tennessee Order Of The Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan Aryan Terror Brigade Racist Skinhead Supreme White Alliance Racist Skinhead League of the South Neo-Confederate Archer Council of Conservative Citizens White Nationalist Beverly Hills American National Socialist Party Neo-Nazi Bonita Springs Independent Skins Southwest Racist Skinhead Callahan American Aryan Reich Neo-Nazi Daytona National Black Foot Soldier Network Black Separatist Delray Beach United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan Englewood Truth Triumphant General Hate Eustis Nation of Islam Black Separatist Fort Lauderdale Jewish Defense League General Hate Fort Lauderdale Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ Black Separatist Fort Myers National Black Foot Soldier Network Black Separatist Gainesville Dove World Outreach Center General Hate Gainesville United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan Hampton True Invisible Empire Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan Highland City Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, The Ku Klux Klan Homosassa Springs New Black Panther Party Black Separatist Jacksonville National Black Foot Soldier Network Black Separatist Jacksonville League of the South Neo-Confederate Jacksonville European-American Unity and Rights Organization White Nationalist Jacksonville Confederate Hammerskins Racist Skinhead Jacksonville American Third Position White Nationalist Jacksonville American Aryan Reich Neo-Nazi Jacksonville Irving Books Holocaust Denial Key West United West, The Anti-Muslim Lake Worth Blood and Honour America Division Racist Skinhead Lakeland Crew 38 Racist Skinhead Largo Knight Riders Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan Live Oak American Front Racist Skinhead Lynn Haven New Black Panther Party Black Separatist Miami Nation of Islam Black Separatist Miami Crusaders for Yahweh Christian Identity Miami Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ Black Separatist North Miami Confederate Hammerskins Racist Skinhead Ocala Nation of Islam Black Separatist Orlando Kinist Institute, The White Nationalist Orlando Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ Black Separatist Orlando Insight USA Anti-Muslim Orlando Confederate Hammerskins Racist Skinhead Orlando Volksfront Racist Skinhead Pensacola Nation of Islam Black Separatist Saint Petersburg American Front Racist Skinhead St. Cloud Nationalist Coalition Neo-Nazi St. Petersburg Bill Keller Ministries (Bill Keller) General Hate St. Petersburg National Socialist Movement Neo-Nazi Tampa Nation of Islam Black Separatist Tampa Crusaders for Yahweh Christian Identity Tampa New Black Panther Party Black Separatist Tampa & (St. Petersburg) Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ Black Separatist West Palm Beach Stormfront White Nationalist West Palm Beach
Nick August 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM
"I've never heard of La Raza advocating racial separatism or violent action, have you?" Yea
Shawn Hicks August 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Fair enough. Citation?
Magnus Thunderson August 16, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Socialism and communism have been slandered by groups as badly as the Indian Hindu sign of the sun was turned to the hated Nazi symbol as every family group is communism in a good family as everyone needs are met and every one chips in for what they can do however communism fails beyond a small group. however Socialism has it place in society best shown in democratic Socialism such as in Sweden and even we have Socialism policy’s in the USA such as our interstate system, Pell grants, Medicare, social security, Medicaid welfare, work programs and even farm programs which all make this country a great place to live. As if you want a true democracy move to Hong Kong were you can still open up a hot dog stand and grown your business or any other business but if it fails you crash and burn on the street as there no safely net there. But I also agree Separatism does not equal hate except in those groups who suport violent action
Maggy Mae September 02, 2012 at 01:56 PM
http://www.splcenter.org/what-we-do/hate-and-extremism/law-enforcement
Anti-Westboro Baptist September 10, 2012 at 02:32 PM
The Question posed by the article is do they affect us. The answer is, not so much. While we as American's should always be ready to stand up for our rights and look out for those less fortunate than ourselves, we can breathe a bit of a sigh because most of the groups listed are small and given a short period of time seem to burn out or disband. I hate lists too, but know there are times when it is a needed evil. Most of these groups can be simply opposed by ignoring them. On rare occasion, we should show up and peacefully let them here our collective voices. This usually sends them packing. So worry, No. Be mindful, Yes.

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