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WAR
Symbol Type

Racist/Extremist Group

Symbol Description

A skull, with a patch over one eye, and crossbones headed by the banner "WAR"

Also Known As

N/A

Traditional Use/Origins

The Skull and Crossbones is a symbol of death once used by pirates and now used as a warning label on poisons.

Hate Group/Extremist Organization

White Aryan Resistance (WAR)

Extremist Meaning or Representation

White Separatism

Background/History

WAR is a neo-Nazi, skinhead organization that espouses white separatism and hatred towards Jews and other minorities. W.A.R., led by Tom Metzger, is based in Fallbrook, California.

ADL Links to Related Information

W.A.R. Skins symbol
Tom Metzger/White Aryan Resistance



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