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October 2, 2015

Extremists Claim Oregon Shooting Is Sign of White Genocide

The tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, in which a gunman killed nine people and wounded a number of others, elicited a strong response among a sampling of extremists. When the media released information that the shooter, 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, had listed himself as “mixed race” on an online dating profile, white supremacists called his actions a form of “white genocide.”

White supremacists were also quick to reject some media reports that said the gunman had white supremacist leanings. They claimed the gunman was motivated by hatred of whites and Christians. They also blamed Jews for everything from encouraging blacks to kill whites to downplaying the story once the shooter turned out to be non-white.

Chris Harper Mercer online profile circulating on Stormfront

Chris Harper Mercer online profile circulating on Stormfront

Since Mercer had expressed an interest in online postings in Vester Flanagan, a black former reporter who shot and killed two white ex-colleagues, posters on Stormfront, the largest white supremacist Internet forum,  promoted the idea that blacks were targeting whites en masse. One poster called Mercer and Flanagan “anti-white terrorists.”

Others on the site focused on Mercer’s mixed race heritage as the cause of his actions. One poster wrote that “light-skinned blacks are the most racist of all. They hate their white blood with a passion.” Another person posting as “White Nationhood” claimed that Mercer’s “interest in the left-hand path [a reference to the occult and black magic] plus racial anxieties probably fueled his anti-white, anti-Christian massacre.” Still another wrote, “Half castes secretly wish to be white, the denial of this godly privilege makes mulattoes insane.”

Some posters on Stormfront saw the shooting as an indication that whites need to take action to arm themselves or live separately from non-whites. Someone posting as “14 words of truth” wrote that the reaction to the shooting would be “many armed men world wide bringing justice to the guilty.” The person added, “All that violence could be avoided by halting white genocide and allowing white folk to live within our own nations in peace.”

“Tenniel” had similar sentiments, writing, “Given the open warfare being now perpetrated against Whites by nonwhites, particularly negroes, in America, it is vital that White people be able to be ARMED AT ALL TIMES IN ALL LOCATIONS IN AMERICA.”

Many of the posters on Stormfront blamed Jews for the shooting. One poster declared, “White genocide is real and there is always a filthy jew [sic] behind it.” “Laidbackguy71” wrote, “Don’t let the Jews jive ya because they are the ones with blood on their hands for all of this.” Another poster claimed, “The jews [sic] keep trying to brainwash people that race mixing is love and a demonstration of tolerance and equality. It is the worst thing a parent can do to a child.”

Still others claimed that the shooting would lead to gun control and disarming the population. A poster on another white supremacist Internet forum, Vanguard News Network, wrote, “It doesn’t matter this was a gun-free zone or that the shooter was a mulatto. Talmudic media won’t report this anyway! What matters is that this story, along with others before, will be exploited to entertain a mentality that ultimately, leads towards disarming American people.”

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July 15, 2015

White Supremacists View Donald Trump as Champion of Disaffected Whites

Donald Trump’s bigoted remarks about Mexican immigrants, his subsequent jump in the polls and his ability to attract thousands of people to a campaign event in Arizona caught the attention of white supremacists. Eager to exploit the situation, some white supremacists are hailing Trump as a champion of disaffected whites who are angry about non-white immigration and cultural changes.

Andrew Anglin

Andrew Anglin

On July 13, neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin wrote an article on The Daily Stormer, the virulently racist and anti-Semitic site he runs, which praised Trump for his comments on Mexicans. Anglin asserted, “The Trump Train has left the station and is running non-stop to total victory over the barbarian hordes of Mexico. Because there is one issue which matters beyond all other issues and that is the invasion of White countries by non-whites.”Anglin adds that “the amount of good” that Trump has done “is immeasurable.”

Writing also on July 13, Peter Brimelow, who runs the racist, anti-immigrant site VDare, attacked “cultural Marxists,” often a code word for Jews, for rebuking Trump’s remarks and “shutting down” the immigration debate. Brimelow compares the reaction to Trump to the negative reaction to the Confederate flag. Brimelow then implies that the mainstream media “elite” that has rejected Trump’s views is mostly made up of Jews in New York.

Richard Spencer, the head of the National Policy Institute, a white supremacist think tank, posted pictures of Trump’s campaign stop in Arizona on July 12, in the online racist journal Radix under the title, “Trump Against the World.” Spencer claimed that Radix people were at the event. In the article, he also made an apparently sarcastic comment about the “diversity” of the largely white crowd.

On July 10, on The Alternative Right, a white supremacist website, an unidentified writer compared Trump to a “honey badger” that has rampaged through the Republican primary field. The person writes, “Even if they could find some way of stopping Trump, the man has already left his mark on the 2016 Presidential Race by tapping into the rising ethnocentric tide of American politics, something that is hardly likely to dissipate when the liberal left is engaged in a massive culture war against White identity.”

Kevin MacDonald, a white supremacist and anti-Semite, wrote an article about Trump’s candidacy in his online publication Occidental Observer on July 10. MacDonald claims that “Trump’s statements on the criminal tendencies and generally low functioning of Mexican and Central American immigrants have struck a chord with White America.”

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May 28, 2015

ADL’s Terrorism Update Examines U.S. Residents Linked To Terror

isis-fightersThe newest edi­tion of Ter­ror­ism Update, ADL’s newslet­ter pro­vid­ing news and analy­sis on inter­na­tional ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions and their fol­low­ers in the U.S., is now available.

The fea­ture arti­cle details the 40 U.S. citizens and residents who have been linked to terrorism motivated by Islamic extremism in 2015 including recent arrests in California, Texas and Georgia and provides information on their demographics and goals.

The newslet­ter includes a pro­file on Mohamed Abdulahi Hassan, a Minnesota man who joined Al Shabaab, the Al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, and who may have inspired as many as 11 people living in the U.S., including the Garland shooters and several Americans who attempted to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

This edi­tion also includes infor­ma­tion on multiple ISIS-related arrests, women engaged in Islamic extremism, hacking activity by the ISIS cyber-unit, the declassified Osama bin Laden memos, propaganda videos by ISIS and Al Shabaab, and the death of Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn.

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