Why USA not declaring Proud Boys a terrorist group?

A drag storytime event planned at a church in Ohio has been cancelled after the Proud Boys, the far-right group, said they would protest the event.

Cheryl Ryan, principal of Red Oak Community School, said the event was cancelled following disagreements over “how best to protect this community,” according to The Associated Press. The “Holi-Drag Storytime” event was scheduled for Saturday morning at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus.

Who are Proud Boys?

The Proud Boys are a gang of men known for violence at public rallies and a racist, misogynistic philosophy. A right-wing group that emerged after Trump’s election has evolved from pseudo-intellectual origins to a more thuggish and openly extremist group that calls for violence more and more openly.

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The central figure in the history of the Proud Boys is Gavin McInnes, one of the co-founders of VICE magazine. Having left VICE in 2008, for years he has expounded extreme views on whiteness, masculinity and political culture in general, in particular, that political correctness is crushing American masculinity and that the West and Western men in particular are human beings. manifestly superior.

The national Proud Boys organization recognizes 119 active chapters spread across 46 US states, according to the Anti-Defamation League, a US-based Jewish civil rights organization.

Why USA not declaring Proud Boys a terrorist org?

The American far-right groups Proud Boys and The Base have been declared terrorist organizations by the New Zealand government and Canada.

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Earlier this year, the Proud Boys, a far-right group that promotes white supremacist views, made international headlines after being endorsed by Donald Trump.

Since then, they have increased their hatred. Members of the Proud Boys joined a group armed with deadly weapons while leading an assault on the US Capitol; this was an act of domestic terrorism.


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