The Boy and Girls of white nationalism: ‘Proud’ groups labeled ‘extremist’

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By Brandy Zadrozny and Corky Siemaszko

“The Proud Boys” — a combative, far-right group of self-described “western chauvinists” — have been branded a “extremist group with ties to white nationalism” by the FBI, according to internal law enforcement documents, which also note they’ve spawned a sinister sister organization called “The Proud Boys’ Girls.”

The new federal designation was revealed in an internal affairs report by a sheriff’s department in Washington state, which was obtained by a watchdog group called Property of the People.

“The FBI has warned local law enforcement that the Proud Boys are actively recruiting in the Pacific Northwest and that some in the group have contributed to the escalation of violence at political rallies held on college campuses,” the report, dated July 5, states.

The Proud Boys have became known for their unapologetic misogyny, opposition to Muslims, and violent street brawls with so-called anti-fascist groups that made headlines.


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