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Matthew Heimbach Embracing Hard-Core White Supremacy


Heim­bach, stand­ing on far right in T-shirt and jeans, gives salute at hard-core white suprema­cist event.

Matthew Heim­bach, head of the Tra­di­tion­al­ist Youth Net­work (TYN), and for­mer founder of the white stu­dent union at Tow­son Uni­ver­sity, attended an event last month spon­sored by neo-Nazis, racist skin­heads and Klan groups in Kentucky.

The Aryan Ter­ror Brigade (ATB), a small, racist skin­head group, the neo-Nazi National Social­ist Move­ment, the Knights of the Nordic Order, and the Impe­r­ial Klans of Amer­ica (IKA), whose head­quar­ters are in Ken­tucky, hosted the event.  In a pic­ture from the gath­er­ing, Heim­bach is seen with a group of white suprema­cists salut­ing for the cam­era. Some of these groups, par­tic­u­larly the ATB, have a his­tory of violence.

Although Heim­bach once claimed that his views were merely con­ser­v­a­tive, he seems to be  increas­ingly embrac­ing hard-core white supremacy. In addi­tion to the Sep­tem­ber event, Heim­bach attended a white suprema­cist gath­er­ing in August 2013 hosted by Don Black, who runs the racist Inter­net forum Storm­front. At the event, he also met with David Duke, for­mer Klan leader and vir­u­lent anti-Semite. In an arti­cle on the TYN blog, Heim­bach called both men his heroes.

In his posts for the TYN, Heim­bach has becom­ing increas­ingly anti-Semitic.  In an inter­view on Duke’s radio show in August 3013, he talked about “Jew­ish suprema­cists who are push­ing for our destruc­tion.” At the white suprema­cist Amer­i­can Free­dom Party con­fer­ence in July 2013, Heim­bach asserted, “We know the Jew­ish influ­ence, that cap­i­tal­ists who want to extort us to make money, and the Com­mu­nists who want to destroy all eth­nic reli­gious and racial tides are united together seek­ing our total destruction.”

  • Spe­lunker

    Heim­bach will also be speak­ing at a National Social­ist Move­ment event on Novem­ber 9th in Kansas City.

    Heim­bach is not just recently becom­ing more extreme, he’s been that way.

  • Richard

    Any­body ever won­der where he gets the money to travel so much? Can’t be from work­ing a J-O-B. Some­body is foot­ing Heim­bachs bills?

  • ENDSIEG1488

    Good on you matt! Hail victory!

  • Carl Schmitt

    Get a life, ADL, please. You make so much money off of cre­at­ing unwar­ranted fear.
    I am most cer­tain that Heim­bach and his asso­ciates are not going to throw you peo­ple in a gas cham­ber just because he goes to a BBQ, polit­i­cal event, or spends time with peo­ple of (close to) like mind.
    Ever con­sider is inten­tion in going to these straight arm­ing Swastika bear­ing events was to get peo­ple to put down the beer, find God, and live a more whole­some life while being pro­duc­tive for their people?

    You peo­ple, and your sis­ter orga­ni­za­tion, the South­ern Poverty Law Cen­ter CREATE hate. If peo­ple like Matthew and who­ever else want to do what they want to do and not hurt any­body else doing it, why in the WORLD do you peo­ple need to go and make blogs about it?
    Next few head­lines:
    “Matthew Heim­bach Wiped his ass at KFC in East St. Louis.“
    “Matthew Heim­bach Enjoys Chi­nese Food, Just Not Sugar Snap Peas.“
    “Matthew Heim­bach Has the Flu, Doesn’t Attend Church, Turns Back on God.“

  • P

    The log­i­cal leaps that makes him believe Cap­i­tal­ists and Com­mu­nists can be united on any­thing (Or that Com­mu­nists can even be united on any­thing) is as bad as the Solutrean nuts who believe the gov­ern­ment is con­spir­ing to do any­thing use­ful for the Native Americans

  • Chris

    U always crack me up ADL, why don’t u guys quit com­plain­ing and fight us on the bat­tle­field if you hate our ideas so much? you can’t because you are cow­ards, you use trai­tors to fight your bat­tles for you! a bunch of rats!!!!!!!!

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