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The Christian Identity movement, which is made up of small separatist organizations whose leaders preach intolerance and hate through religion, exists on the far religious fringes of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and various western European countries. It is arguably an ideological movement first and a religious movement second; nevertheless, religious themes are central to its teachings and motivations.

Adherents of the Christian Identity movement admire Nazism and display hostility toward non-Whites, gay men and lesbians, and members of faiths outside Christianity. They embrace an extreme form of the doctrine of British-Israelism, asserting that the true inheritors of biblical Israel are in Britain and that God's chosen people were not the present-day people known as Jews but an imagined race of ...

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