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November 10, 2015

Virginia White Supremacists Arrested; Plot Against Jews Alleged

Ronald Chaney from Facebook

Ronald Chaney (Facebook)

FBI agents have arrested three eastern Virginia men on weapons and robbery conspiracy charges in connection with an alleged terrorist plot to attack Jewish and African-American religious institutions and conduct “acts of violence against persons of the Jewish faith.”

The three men, Robert Curtis Doyle and Ronald Beasley Chaney III, charged with conspiracy to possess firearms despite felony convictions, and Charles Daniel Halderman, charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, are white supremacists with past criminal records. They all are from the greater Richmond area.

According to criminal complaints, a meeting took place at Doyle’s house in September “to discuss…shooting or bombing the occupants of black churches and Jewish synagogues.” Doyle allegedly discussed criminal acts they could employ for getting money with which to carry out their plans, including robbing and killing a jewelry dealer, committing an armored car robbery, and attacking a gun store owner. The proceeds would allegedly be used to buy land and weapons and to train “for the coming race war.”

The following month, Doyle and Chaney allegedly met with an undercover FBI agent to purchase weapons and explosives from the agent. FBI agents arrested the three at their homes on November 8.

All three suspects have lengthy criminal histories, including crimes of violence. Chaney, for example, pleaded guilty in 2006 to a number of charges related to an attempted robbery and subsequent shootout with the intended victims. He was released from his most recent prison stay in the spring of 2015.

The men may have met in prison, where all were designated by prison officials as white supremacists while in custody. According to the FBI, the suspects were adherents of a white supremacist variety of Asatruism. Asatru is the most common name given to the modern revival of ancient Norse paganism. Most Asatruists are not white supremacists, but a minority are, often referring to themselves by terms such as Odinists or Wotanists.

Halderman and Doyle both have Asatru tattoos, as well as white supremacist tattoos, while Chaney identifies himself as Asatruist on his Facebook profile.

White supremacists have been involved in many of the right-wing terrorist conspiracies and acts in recent decades.   Many white supremacist terrorist plots and acts involve attacks against Jewish targets, as most white supremacists view Jews as their “ultimate enemy.”

 

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April 3, 2015

Iran’s Press TV Continues To Broadcast Anti-Semitism As “News”

Press TV, Iran’s government-run English-language news network, continues to provide a platform for American anti-Semites to spread hateful conspiracy theories, starting 2015 with news reports that Jews are behind all that is wrong with the world.

American Anti-Semite Mark Dankof on Press TV in 2015.

American Anti-Semite Mark Dankof on Press TV in 2015.

Press TV is the Iranian government’s primary English-language propaganda tool, promoting a wide range of pernicious anti-Semitic conspiracy theories as “news” to a worldwide audience.

Operated by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Press TV serves as a mouthpiece for American anti-Semites, conspiracy theorists, and Holocaust deniers, who help amplify the Iranian regime’s hateful messages.

Press TV started 2015 with news reports that Jews and/or Israel were behind the attack at the Char­lie Hebdo office in Paris, the creation of ISIS, the 2011 attacks in Norway that left 77 people dead, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

  • Creation of ISIS:  Kevin Bar­rett, an anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­rist and fre­quent Press TV con­trib­u­tor, stated on January 20, 2015 in a piece titled “Zionist NWO murders Iranian general, American filmmaker” that “The Zionists created ISIL and sent it to fight Muslims and Christians in Syria and Iraq…New World Order Zionism is also targeting the USA for destruction.”
  • 2011 attacks in Norway:  Barrett stated in a February 17, 2015 article titled “9/11 attack was Zionist coup d-etat to seize power in US: Scholar” that “…Zionist pre-emptive murderers excel at ‘killing the future’…A team of Zionist-liked professional killers executed a total of 77 people, while Zionist-freemasonic assets in the Norwegian police and military stood by.”
  • 9/11 terrorist attacks: In the same February 2015 article Barrett stated that “The September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States were a Zionist ‘coup d’etat’ to seize power in the country and launch a permanent war on Islam on behalf of Israel…”

Press TV articles and broadcasts in 2015 also continue to allege that Zionists control the media, politics, finance, and other sectors and supposedly use this control for nefarious purposes.

For example, vir­u­lent anti-Semite and for­mer Klan leader, David Duke stated in a March 19, 2015 article titled “Zionists know war with Iran can upset their apple cart: Ex-US state lawmaker” that “These more cunning Zionist extremists think that war might upset their apple cart, but they are still moving toward the same objective, that is the expansion of Israel, the destruction of the Palestinians, the destruction of the rights of all the nations of the world and a subservience to a Zio-globalist economy, the Zio-globalist government.”

For more information, please see ADL’s full updated report on Press TV.

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April 3, 2014

Houston Terror Suspect Allegedly Behind Conspiratorial Facebook Page

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Robert Talbot Jr.

Last week, the FBI arrested Robert Talbot Jr. on charges of planning a violent attack on a Houston-area mosque. A look into Talbot’s history reveals that he not only fosters a deep-seated hatred of Muslims and Islam, but also subscribes to conspiracy theories of an alleged Muslim Brotherhood takeover of the U.S. and the need to combat the so-called “New World Order.” Talbot’s plan to attack the mosque and Muslim institutions is the latest in a recent string of violence directed toward the Muslim-American community.

According to the FBI, Talbot’s plan was to recruit “like-minded” accomplices to “blow up government buildings, rob banks, and kill law enforcement officers.” In addition, Talbot targeted Islamic centers and mosques. Talbot allegedly planned to enter a mosque during Friday prayers and shoot worshippers during services. FBI officials have also stated that it was part of Talbot’s plan to rob an armored car and attack a mosque with a machine gun. To justify these acts of violence, Talbot said that he would be “doing the Will of God.”

Law enforcement officials state that Talbot is behind the conspiratorial anti-Muslim and anti-government Facebook page, American Insurgent Movement (AIM).  In posts attributed to him, Talbot expressed racist and anti-Muslim conspiratorial sentiments that the U.S. has been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood and that he intended to send “that White House worthless piece of dirt and his Muslim Brotherhood a message they will never forget.”

In a November 23, 2013 post, Talbot claimed that he is “not a racist person, but I’m only racist to those cultures whom show it, and this is why I don’t like Chinks, Muslims and a few other…” Talbot has also made threats against Obama administration advisor Valerie Jarrett, who was born in Iran and who Talbot alleged is “a Muslim.”

The ‘About’ section of AIM’s Facebook page states that it is a group intended for individuals seeking to “restore America Pre-Constitutionally and look forward to stopping the Regime with action by bloodshed.” Additionally, many of Talbot’s postings allude to the need to fight “New World Order,” a conspiracy theory typically revolving around claims that the U.S. government is trying to enslave, coerce, intimidate, scare, poison, or kill U.S. citizens on a mass scale.

In a March 1, 2014 post on the Facebook page, Talbot claimed that the NWO seeks “to turn American [sic] into their Marxist Muslim dream,” and that the “NWO can be stop [sic] and will be stopped.” In an earlier post from February 7, Talbot wrote that AIM is “Looking ONLY for ex-military or self-trained men who trained in guerrilla warfare and understand war/battle to the fullest.”

Talbot’s alleged plot is the latest in a series of recent incidents targeting Muslims and Muslim institutions:

  • March 2014: The Prayer Center of Orland Park, located in a Chicago suburb, was fired at during early morning prayer services by an unknown attacker. A bullet allegedly struck the gold metal dome of the mosque.
  • March 2014: Several shots were fired at the Islamic Center of Hattiesburg, Mississippi in the middle of the night. Law enforcement stated that it is considering the incident as a “malicious mischief case.”
  • March 2014: An Iraqi immigrant was gunned down in a shopping center parking lot in Sacramento, California by an assailant who has expressed hatred for people of Middle Eastern descent. Law enforcement is treating the incident as a hate crime.

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