Online hate's tentacles spreading

The Internet has become a haven for terrorists and hate groups and while the number of their websites is increasing, finding the people who create them is nearly impossible, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre said in its latest report. The 2006 Digital Terrorism and Hate study, issued Thursday in Montreal as part of a global campaign, puts the number of websites, blogs and newsgroups that incite hate at more than 6,000 a 20 per cent jump over the last year. [...] Anonymity on the Internet, and lack of a global enforcement measures, allow racists and extremists to publish inflammatory materials while avoiding hate crime laws.