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October 4, 2013 8

Matthew Heimbach Embracing Hard-Core White Supremacy

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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.”

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August 29, 2013 2

Traditionalist Youth Network Plans “Koran Barbeque” On September 11

 

Update: The Tra­di­tion­al­ist Youth Net­work will not burn the Qur’an on Sep­tem­ber 11.  Instead, the group plans to hold an  event sup­port­ing Syria’s Pres­i­dent Assad.

The Tra­di­tion­al­ist Youth Net­work (TYN), a small youth group  founded by white suprema­cists Matt Par­rott and Matthew Heim­bach, announced plans to hold a “Koran Bar­be­cue” event on Sep­tem­ber 11 in Cen­tral Michi­gan. Par­tic­i­pants report­edly plan to burn Qur’ans and eat pork to demon­strate their anti-Muslim hatred. traditionalist-youth-network

The serv­ing of pork at the bar­be­cue is an exam­ple of the TYN copy­ing the tac­tics of the French far-right polit­i­cal party Bloc Iden­ti­taire (BI). BI focuses on tak­ing direct action to intim­i­date the Mus­lim com­mu­nity; for exam­ple BI hosts bar­be­ques in pre­dom­i­nately Mus­lim areas of French cities where the group serves pork and wine, both for­bid­den in the Islamic faith.  TYN is mod­eled after BI’s youth move­ment, Gen­er­a­tion Iden­ti­taire (GI). Heim­bach and Parrott’s aim is to attract white youth to their move­ment and to con­vince them to take part in direct action events.

Heim­bach also used Storm­front, the largest white suprema­cist Inter­net forum, to adver­tise the “Koran Bar­beque” event. He encour­aged peo­ple to join in the event, stat­ing, “this can go along with protest­ing a mosque or any activ­ity to let the Islamic invaders know that they are not welcome.”

TYN is not the only extrem­ist groups plan­ning to burn Qur’ans on Sep­tem­ber 11.  Terry Jones, the pas­tor of the Dove World Out­reach Cen­ter, a vir­u­lently anti-Muslim, anti-gay apos­tolic church for­merly based in Gainesville, Florida, has said that his group would burn copies of the Qur’an that day.

Aside from the “Koran Bar­be­cue,” Heim­bach and Par­rott recently passed out fly­ers in the town of Perry, Michi­gan, adver­tis­ing TYN. Perry is just 12 miles south of Owosso, where TYN has a P.O. Box. The fly­ers handed out by Heim­bach and Par­rott attack “con­ser­v­a­tives” for being sur­prised when “fem­i­nism, glob­al­ism, open bor­ders, rad­i­cal Islam, and anti-White racism always end up win­ning.” The fly­ers also allege that the left “hates us because we rep­re­sent a gen­uine threat to Culu­tral Marx­ists, to Orga­nized Jewry, and to Global Capitalism.”

On August 26, Par­rott, Heim­bach and Thomas Buhls, the white suprema­cist founder of the Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity chap­ter of TYN, protested out­side a left-leaning book­store in Bloom­ing­ton, Indi­ana, claim­ing it was a “Marx­ist organization.”

Heim­bach and Par­rott recently attended and addressed the third annual “Prac­ti­cal Pol­i­tics Sem­i­nar” hosted by white suprema­cist Don Black, founder of Storm­front, in Ten­nessee. Other atten­dees included white suprema­cists David Duke, Paul Fromm and Sam Dick­son. In the past, TYN’s few mem­bers lim­ited their activ­i­ties to net­work­ing on the Inter­net and attend­ing white suprema­cist events, but are try­ing to use the flyer cam­paign and planned Qur’an burn­ing event to draw more atten­tion and fol­low­ers to their cause.  

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July 25, 2013 2

Iran’s Press TV Grants David Duke A Platform For Hate

For­mer Klan leader and anti-Semite David Duke pro­moted his new book and made a num­ber of egre­giously anti-Semitic state­ments on Press TV, the Iran­ian government’s English-language news net­work which fre­quently pro­vides a plat­form for anti-Semitic con­spir­acy theorists.david-duke-press-TV-July-25-2013

Although Duke briefly served in the Louisiana State Leg­is­la­ture, Press TV incor­rectly iden­ti­fied him as a “for­mer mem­ber, House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.” Press TV then asked him to “assess” the U.S. Congress.

Invok­ing anti-Semitic con­spir­a­cies about Jew­ish con­trol of the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment, Duke answered that Con­gress “is totally in the hands of the Zion­ists. The Zion­ists con­trol the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment, lock, stock, and barrel.”

Duke then went on to make sev­eral wide-ranging anti-Semitic alle­ga­tions that are con­sis­tent with his record and typ­i­cal of the views often espoused on Press TV:

  • “They con­trol our finances. They con­trol the Fed­eral Reserve. They con­trol the inter­na­tional banks…They con­trol the elite of Amer­ica through the con­trol of the Ivy League, where they dis­crim­i­nate against bet­ter qual­i­fied non-Jewish Americans.”
  • “They will do any­thing. These peo­ple are tyrants…It is Jew­ish trib­al­ism and racism, the fact that they sup­port each other and dis­crim­i­nate against non-Jews in media, in gov­ern­ment, in acad­e­mia and finance that has given them the supremacy in the West over the bank­ing sys­tem, over our media, over our gov­ern­ment and really over our finances and that of course has fueled the sup­port for the Zion­ist state of Israel and the cover-up of their crimes.”
  • Duke describes this sup­posed Jew­ish con­trol over all sec­tors of the United States as “the world’s great­est sin­gle problem.”  
  • He alleges “Jew­ish com­mu­nist” and “Zion­ist” con­trol over both America’s polit­i­cal left and polit­i­cal right and that “Amer­ica is just as oppressed and dam­aged and endan­gered by this Jew­ish extrem­ist power, this Zion­ist power, as the Pales­tini­ans are.”
  • “The real ter­ror­ist power in the world today is not Hezbol­lah, and it is not the Pales­tini­ans, and it’s not the Syr­ian gov­ern­ment. It is in fact Israel, which sup­ports all the real ter­ror­ism going on and the death of truly mil­lions of peo­ple in these insane wars for the power of Israel.”

Accord­ing to his inter­view with Press TV, Duke’s new book, titled The Secret Behind Com­mu­nism, exam­ines “the Jew­ish role in the ori­gins of the com­mu­nist rev­o­lu­tion in Rus­sia and how that Jew­ish suprema­cism and racism and eth­nic hatred against the Rus­sians fueled the great­est mass mur­der in the his­tory of the world.” He claims Jews “don’t want peo­ple to know about this huge holo­caust they were behind.”

In addi­tion to dis­sem­i­nat­ing its hate­ful mes­sag­ing on satel­lite TV net­works, its web­site, and social media, Press TV is now also live stream­ing on YouTube.

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