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White supremacists in Michigan convicted of training for US ‘race war’

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  • Three members of a national white supremacist group called The Base have pleaded guilty in Michigan to conspiring to train for a civil disorder.
  • The Base, which is the English translation of “Al-Qaeda,” claims to be training for a race war that would establish white rule across the U.S.
  • Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said the convictions send a message that the state “will not hesitate to prosecute those who commit crimes in the name of overthrowing our government or perpetuating racist ideologies.”
  • Multiple alleged members of the neo-Nazi group were arrested in January 2020, the same month right-wing extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Three members of a national white supremacist group called The Base have pleaded guilty in Michigan to conspiring to train for a civil disorder, marking the first convictions of the felony in the state’s history.

Founded in 2018, The Base, which is the English translation of “Al-Qaeda,” is a loose, neo-Nazi organization that openly advocates for violence against the U.S. and claims to be training for a “race war” to establish white rule across the country, including Michigan’s predominantly white Upper Peninsula.