Knowledge is one of the most powerful weapons we have in the fight against hate. With this in mind, we’ve updated @ADL's Hate Symbols Database to include 36 new entries. By knowing what they are & how they’re used, we can all help stop the spread of hate. https://t.co/krorD5zq91— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) September 26, 2019
The ADL, a Jewish NGO, has issued a new edict in which it has unilaterally declared 36 new symbols, slogans, numbers and memes to be “hate symbols.”
“Newly added symbols, slogans and memes in ADL’s “Hate on Display” resource include:
The “OK” hand symbol – Begun as a hoax by members of the website 4chan, the OK symbol became a popular trolling tactic. By 2019, the symbol was being used in some circles as a sincere expression of white supremacy. Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant flashed the symbol during his March 2019 courtroom appearance soon after his arrest for allegedly murdering 50 people in mosques in Christchurch. …
Dylann Roof’s “Bowlcut” – The “Bowlcut” is an image of a bowl-shaped haircut resembling the one worn by white supremacist mass killer Dylann Roof. Those who use the bowlcut image or other “bowl” references admire Roof and call for others to emulate his 2015 mass shooting attack at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. …
“Anudda Shoah” – An anti-Semitic phrase that first became popular among white supremacists in 2014 to mock Jews, whom they claim bring up the Holocaust (“Shoah” is the Hebrew term for Holocaust) when confronted with anything they don’t like. …”
The bowl cut is now officially “a symbol of hate.”
The ADL list also includes the “OK” hand symbol, Moonman, “Annudah Shoah,” the numbers 12, 14, 18, 43 and 83, the acronym ACAB (“All Cops Are Bastards”), Anti-Antifa Images, the Confederate flag and It’s Okay To Be White. The League of the South black cross and the American Identity Movement logo also made the list of banned hate symbols.
“The “OK” hand gesture, commonly seen as a way of indicating that all is well, has now been classified as something else: a symbol of hate.
On Thursday, the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights organization, added 36 symbols to its “Hate on Display” database including the index finger-to-thumb sign that in some corners of the Internet has become associated with white supremacy and the far right.
Oren Segal, director of the ADL’s Center on Extremism, told NPR that for years on fringe online message boards such as 4chan and 8chan, the “OK” sign has been deployed in memes and other images promoting hate. Given the number of white supremacists who have adopted it, he said it can now carry a nefarious message. …”
After the ADL sent out its marching orders, the story was dutifully reported by NPR, CNN, The Daily Beast, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, USA Today, Time, CBS News and other outlets. Who gave a Jewish NGO the power to define and blacklist “hate” though? Why does the entire mainstream media push the ADL’s narrative?