ADL Won’t Acknowledge Audrey Hale Is A Leftwing Extremist

The Anti-Defamation League recently claimed that a right-wing perpetrator committed every killing in the United States related to political extremism in 2023, leaving out Audrey Hale, a rampage killer who opened fire on the Covenant School in Nashville, TN, last March, leaving three adults and three students dead.

Covenant School is a private Christian school for preschool through 6th grade, so the attacker’s target was religious. Conservative podcaster Steven Crowder published three pages of Hale’s manifesto in November, and police confirmed they were authentic. They reveal that Hale had a hatred of White people and referred to them by an anti-White ethnic slur.

The excerpts from Hale’s scrawlings were more like mad ravings than an intellectual manifesto. But they were replete with leftwing political ideas and motivations, as much as they were full of profanity and extreme expressions of violent intention.

After expressing her intent to commit the heinous crime that she eventually moved forward within March 2023, Hale referred to her eventual victims by an anti-White racial slur and described them as, “Going to private fancy schools with those fancy khakis and sports backpacks with their daddies mustangs and convertibles.” She then cursed them in writing.

Following more explicit descriptions of the grievous plan she eventually followed through with at Covenant School, Hale referred to her eventual victims as having “mop yellow hair” and called them another anti-white slur and an anti-gay slur before complaining about them for having “your white privileges.”

As a result of the anti-gay slur, the ADL will not acknowledge that Hale was a left-wing extremist. The hate group watchdog told The Daily Signal that Hale does not exhibit “clear evidence of extremism.”

The rest of the rhetoric she used is similar to ideologically leftwing talking points about “white privilege” and a Marxist-sounding rage over class inequities caused by alleged systemic racism in the United States.

“The case of Hale does not appear in the report, as we did not find clear evidence of extremism,” the spokesperson for the ADL said. “Hale left some writings … which did not provide evidence of any particular extremist ideology, but rather primarily resentment and grievance at students” from her old school that she perceived as “better off” than her.