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Edit: Dealing with home-grown hate

The Twin Falls Times-News editorializes:

Want to stare hate in the face?

No need to seek it out in the evening news. Why look to Nice, France, or San Bernardino, Calif., or Bangladesh or Iraq or Louisiana or Minnesota or any number of places where unspeakable acts of hatred have rocked the world in recent months?

It’s right here at home.

Twin Falls city officials have received more than 100 emails in the fallout from the Fawnbrook Apartment case, where police say a 5-year-old was assaulted by young boys. Authorities have released few details about the case — customary when juveniles are involved — but that hasn’t stopped islamophobes and racists from spinning lies about what really happened to fuel their hatred-driven agenda.

Don’t take our word for it. Reporter Nathan Brown quotes directly from the screeds in a story in today’s edition. It’s simply shocking. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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