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November 1, 2013 9

White Supremacist Arrested For Shooting Salt Lake City Synagogue

On Octo­ber 30, a fed­eral grand jury indicted white suprema­cist, Macon Michael Open­shaw, 21, on charges related to an early 2012 inci­dent in which he allegedly defaced and dam­aged the Kol Ami syn­a­gogue in Salt Lake City, Utah.macon-michael-openshaw-skinhead

The indict­ment alleges that Open­shaw, of Salt Lake City, was moti­vated by hate when he fired sev­eral rounds at the syn­a­gogue, break­ing win­dows and dam­ag­ing the build­ing.   Author­i­ties charged Open­shaw with a civil rights vio­la­tion and sev­eral gun pos­ses­sion crimes. He has pleaded not guilty.

On Storm­front, a white suprema­cist on-line forum, Open­shaw claimed mem­ber­ship in a local racist skin­head crew. He also claimed alle­giance to the now-defunct Vin­land Folk Patri­ots whose mis­sion, accord­ing to their Web site, was to awaken the white race “to the detri­men­tal and ulti­mately cat­a­strophic real­ity of racial extinction.” 

In his pro­lific on-line pres­ence, Open­shaw uses the numeric sym­bols 14 and 88. The 14 refers to the “14 words,” a white suprema­cist mantra about pre­serv­ing the white race and “88” sig­ni­fies the eighth let­ter of the alpha­bet, “HH,” which stands for “Heil Hitler.” He also uses SWP, a com­mon acronym used by racists to sig­nify “Supreme White Power.”  Addi­tion­ally, Open­shaw has sub­scribed to many white suprema­cist videos on YouTube.

On the white suprema­cist social net­work­ing Web site Newsaxon, Open­shaw praised the Aryan Brotherhood’s use of vio­lence.  He also wrote,“this is a war, the goal, death to zog. even if it means get­ting dirty.”  ZOG is a white suprema­cist acronym for Zion­ist Occu­pied Government.

Open­shaw has a crim­i­nal his­tory, which includes pos­ses­sion of a deadly weapon.

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October 18, 2013 3

Matthew Heimbach’s Extreme World View

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

Since ADL pub­lished a photo of Matthew Heim­bach giv­ing a salute along with other extrem­ists at a hard­core white suprema­cist event in Ken­tucky, he has felt com­pelled to assert that he is not a neo-Nazi.  

Yet, he also announced that he will be a speaker at a Novem­ber 9th rally of the National Social­ist Move­ment (NSM), the largest neo-Nazi group in the country.

In a col­umn Heim­bach wrote after the photo was posted, he attempted to jus­tify his embrace of hard­core white suprema­cists by argu­ing that he wants to unite dis­parate groups of whites from neo-Nazis to racist skin­heads to soc­cer moms and Libertarians.

At least one racist group is not buy­ing Heimbach’s vision. His embrace of neo-Nazi groups has made him per­sona non grata with the neo-Confederate League of the South (LOS). LOS report­edly kicked Heim­bach out of the group after find­ing out that he was con­sort­ing with neo-Nazis.

Heim­bach has argued that his belief in Chris­tian­ity sets him apart from neo-Nazis. How­ever, Heimbach’s views about Jews are more in line with those of neo-Nazis.

In a radio inter­view on “Pro-Think Radio” hosted by anti-Semite Mike Delaney, for exam­ple, Heim­bach argued that Jews should be sep­a­rated from the rest of the pop­u­la­tion. He said, “Jews are not our folk, they’re not our fam­ily, and they don’t belong here. They belong with their own peo­ple, some­where else, not med­dling in our own affairs, not using our resources…”

In the same inter­view, Heim­bach said that Jews should be barred from churches, the media, and the country.

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October 17, 2013 0

New Black Panther Party Announces New Chairman, Same Hateful Message

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Hashim Nzinga (right) at 2013 Mil­lion Youth March in Harlem, NY

Malik Zulu Shabazz announced that he is step­ping down from his posi­tion as National Chair­man of the racist and anti-Semitic New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) to focus on his career as a lawyer with the Black Lawyers for Jus­tice, an orga­ni­za­tion he founded in 1996.

Shabazz made the announce­ment on the NBPP’s online radio broad­cast on Mon­day. He noted that despite leav­ing his posi­tion as National Chair­man, he will con­tinue to serve the NBPP as a “spir­i­tual guide.”

His replace­ment is Hashim Nzinga, who pre­vi­ously served as the NBPP’s Chief of Staff and has been involved with the NBPP since 1994 when he met Khalid Muham­mad and served as his per­sonal assistant.

Like Shabazz, Nzinga has a long his­tory of racism and anti-Semitism. In a June 2013 online radio broad­cast, for exam­ple, Nzinga claimed that Jews con­spire to pro­mote a neg­a­tive image of Black youth through their sup­posed con­trol of the media, stat­ing, “The Jews’ news…shows us before the world look­ing like damn fools” and called for a boy­cott of com­pa­nies that “con­tinue to help the Jews’ news make our youth look like buf­foons before the world.”

In Jan­u­ary 2010, Nzinga accused Jews of hav­ing dis­pro­por­tion­ate power over the media and enter­tain­ment indus­tries, which he asserted was achieved by exploit­ing alliances with Blacks dur­ing the Civil Rights era. Jews, he argued, “used us as can­non fire while they directed our lead­ers, they directed Dr. King, they directed the NAACP, they directed those who they control.”

Nzinga fur­ther protested what he sees as a Jew­ish monop­oly on suf­fer­ing, stat­ing, “If we men­tion our Holo­caust even the Jews get mad, but you say some­thing about their Holo­caust, they call you anti-Semitic.” Nzinga also claimed that Jews had fore­knowl­edge of Sep­tem­ber 11 attacks dur­ing a 2005 appear­ance on Han­nity & Colmes.

Malik Shabazz also announced that National Spokesman Chawn Kweli will take over Nzinga’s for­mer role of NBPP Chief of Staff. King Samir Shabazz, noto­ri­ous for rants in which he calls for vio­lence against whites and oth­ers, will remain in his posi­tion of National Field Marshall.

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