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SANTA FE REPORTER

'Trolling for Assassins'

Four New Mexico Groups are identified
on map they say incites violence

Monday, March 9, 2015

"The timing of American Family Association's map is even more problematic since Weinstein is scheduled to discuss the dangers and implications of religious extremism and anti-Semitism
in the military Thursday at the Jewish Community Center
in Albuquerque just before his wife Bonnie Weinstein's
new book signing."

Selected Article Excerpts:

  • Leaders of a New Mexico-based civil rights foundation are expressing concerns that "lunatics lusting to act" could target them for violence because of an Internet listing on an ultra rightwing group's "anti-Christian bigotry map."   

    Mikey Weinstein, the founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, claims he started getting threatening emails from American Family Association supporters soon after the map—which includes atheists groups in Santa Fe and Roswell, and a Freedom From Religion group in Albuquerque—was published on Feb. 23. 

    "They are essentially trolling for assassins and thugs to do their fascistic, religious extremist, dirty work for them" Weinstein tells SFR, adding it's an "evil attempt by the AFA to place targets on the backs of legitimate civil rights activists and organizations." 

    Last week, Weinstein's attorney sent a letter to AFA's offices in Tupelo, Miss., demanding they remove a cross icon on the map marking the Military Religious Freedom Foundation's location because it could be used to incite "unstable people" and lead to "acts of violence." 

  • The timing of American Family Association's map is even more problematic since Weinstein is scheduled to discuss the dangers and implications of religious extremism and anti-Semitism in the military Thursday at the Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque just before his wife Bonnie Weinstein's new book signing. 

Click here to read
Santa Fe Reporter article

Click here to see interactive
AFA Bigotry Map

Click here to see MRFF letter to AFA demanding to be removed from their interactive internet bigotry map

Click here to see AFA rejection of MRFF's demand to be removed from Bigotry Map


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