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December 20, 2012

Mike Harris, Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist, Has Neo-Nazi Ties

From white supremacists to conspiracy theorists, extremist circles have been promoting Mike Harris’ claim that Israel is behind the Sandy Hook Massacre. Harris was given a platform to disseminate his hateful views on Press TV, the Iranian government’s English-language propaganda network.

Harris has ties to members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), the country’s largest neo-Nazi group. Harris was an associate of J.T. Ready, a former NSM member and an anti-immigrant activist who shot and killed five people in May 2012, before killing himself. 

In October 2009, Harris attended an NSM rally in Riverside, California, along with Ready (see photo). Harris joined NSM members for a group shot at the Riverside rally. He is in the back row, the fourth person from the left. Ready is the second person from the left in the same row, holding his hand in a “Sieg Heil” salute.

Harris’s conspiratorial ideas about Jews extend beyond the tragedy at Sandy Hook. In 2011, for example, he wrote an article in the anti-Semitic website Veterans Today that blamed “organized Jewry, the Neo-Pharisees that comprise the unelected criminal shadow government” for the tragic shooting in Tucson in which 19 people were shot.

He called Congresswoman Giffords a “pawn” in the Jews’ “bigger agenda,” which included perpetrating 9/11 and the Oklahoma City bombing as false flag operations to help bring about a totalitarian state in America which would “impose hell” on American citizens.

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May 4, 2012

A Hater Until The End: The Last Messages of J.T. Ready

White supremacist and anti-immigration extremist J. T. Ready took his life in horrific and tragic fashion on Wednesday, killing four others, including an infant, before shooting himself in the Phoenix, Arizona, suburb of Gilbert. Though the investigation is ongoing, police believe that Ready initiated the murderous spree of domestic violence. 

The Anti-Defamation League has uncovered Ready’s final on-line messages, revealing that, even in the final hours before he took his own life and the lives of those closest to him, he was busy spewing hatred and anti-Semitism. Early in the morning of Wednesday, May 2, the day of the massacre, Ready posted a steady stream of messages to the video hosting site YouTube as well as to the white supremacist message forum Stormfront.

These messages from Ready drip with heavy-handed racism and anti-Semitism. “Hitler was right,” Ready responded (posting under his screen name of USBorderGuard) on YouTube to a comment from a British user. “And if you are too stupid to see that then you deserve to get pushed off your island into the sea by a bunch of foreigners. Jews like Jack Straw have sold you down the river[,] mate.”

In another post, he opined, “Too bad traitors from within are selling the UK down the drain and letting Pakis in at home to destroy the British race once and for good. I hope the soldiers revolt and take back their island from the scum.”

In response to a video of journalist Mike Wallace interviewing Morgan Freeman about Black History Month, Ready asserted that “Jews are not White. They hate White people. [T]hey genocide Whites from the planet.” He also repeated this opinion in another post in response to a different video: “The Jew parasites want to genocide Whites from the planet in order to enslave the rest of the races. All races should unite against this evil.”

Ready also posted to the hate site Stormfront at this time, though after the shooting spree that site’s moderators deleted his account. However, through Google caches or in responses from other posters who subsequently quoted Ready’s messages, his final comments on Stormfront could still be unearthed.

Not surprisingly, these posts also revealed his obsession with anti-Semitism. In them, Ready responded to news that five anarchists had been arrested in Cleveland for allegedly attempting to destroy a bridge. Ready seemed convinced that Jews were involved, either as perpetrators or as plotters in the government creating a set-up. “Have [the anarchists] not yet figured out,” he asked, “that they are both just tools in the same globalist tyranny toolbox?”

To another poster, who expressed doubt as to whether or not the anarchist suspects were Jewish, he responded: “Learn what a Jew looks like[,] then you won’t be so Jewblind. Calling a Jew a ‘hipster,’ [C]hristian, atheist, Buddhist, communist, capitalist, liberal, conservative, traitor, patriot, criminal, saint, democrat, republican, or anything else…still does not change the racial fact that a JEW is a JEW!”

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May 2, 2012

Arizona White Supremacist And Border Vigilante J.T. Ready Identified As Perpetrator In Mass Shooting

Update: The Anti-Defamation League has uncovered Ready’s final on-line messages, revealing that, even in the final hours before he took his own life and the lives of those closest to him, he was busy spewing hatred and anti-Semitism. 

The Arizona Republic reported on May 2 that the perpetrator behind a shocking mass shooting in Gilbert, Arizona, was J. T. Ready, a prominent neo-Nazi and border vigilante activist.  Ready reportedly shot and killed four people, including his girlfriend and an infant child, before killing himself as well.

Information is still emerging about the shooting incident itself, which will make headlines in the Phoenix area for weeks to come, but what is certain about J. T. Ready is his notorious past.  For almost a decade, J. T. Ready has been significant as a key nexus between the white supremacist movement and the extreme wing of the anti-immigration movement, able to move freely within both spheres.

J. T. Ready stepped onto the public stage in 2004 as an anti-immigration activist, associated with Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce as well as the border vigilante Minuteman Project. His ability to gain mainstream support suffered considerably after April 2007 when the Phoenix New Times and the Anti-Defamation League outed Ready as a white supremacist and neo-Nazi. Following this, he became openly involved with the National Socialist Movement, a prominent neo-Nazi group.

More recently, Ready parted with the NSM to concentrate more on anti-immigration and border vigilante activities, forming his own group, the U.S. Border Guard, which conducted numerous armed vigilante patrols along the Arizona-Mexico border.  These patrols attracted neo-Nazis from as far away as California. 

The Border Guard’s web page prominently quotes Ready as saying “Some of us have our fingers on the triggers; Soap box. Ballot box. Ammo box. These were given to us by our founding fathers and mothers.  We have just about depleted the first two options.”

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