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September 7, 2016

Oregon Neo-Nazi Takes Anti-Semitic Message to the Highways

Jimmy Marr, a well-known neo-Nazi activist in Oregon, has taken to the highways to promote his anti-Semitic, white supremacist agenda. On July 17, 2016, Marr posted photographs on VNN Forum, a prominent neo-Nazi/ white supremacist social media site, showing off a truck adorned signs reading “Jew Lies Matter” and “Truth Dispels Darkness,” accompanied by a swastika. Marr recently began pairing this message with a “Blue Lives Matter” sign, because, as he explained in an August 2016 VNN post: “the Blue Lives/Jew Lies signage works well for me because it aligns my position with cops who might otherwise be unamused by my activism.” In September, Marr re-painted the back of the truck to read: “Trump: Do the White Thing.”

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This provocative joyriding is just the latest episode in Marr’s long history of anti-Semitism and Neo-Nazi activism. Best known for sporting a kilt and playing bagpipes while leading racist and anti-Semitic protests around Oregon and the U.S., Marr has been an active Neo-Nazi since 2009.  He first made news when Oregon recalled his personal license plate, which read, “NO ZOG,” a reference to the “Zionist Occupied Government,” an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that claims the U.S. and other world governments are controlled by a Jewish/Israeli cabal.

Further notoriety came his way when he was a featured speaker at The Pacifica Forum, an independent group in Eugene formed by a retired professor at the University of Oregon (not affiliated with the university), which regularly  sponsored lectures by anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers.  In 2009, Marr gave a presentation to the group entitled “The National Socialist Movement: An Inside View of America’s Far-Right.”  During the meeting, according to a member of Eugene’s Anti-Hate Task Force, Marr expressed the view that white DNA is not being sufficiently protected. A year earlier, speaking at the same forum, Marr reportedly called Martin Luther King, Jr., a “moral leper and communist dupe,” and gave a Nazi salute.

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In 2011 and 2012, Marr marched with the National Socialist Movement in Nevada and California, and in 2012, Marr posted the following on the anti-Semitic Zion Crime Factory website:  “I embarked on a regimen of one man street demonstrations last month in which I did street performances on the bagpipes while wearing a sign that read ‘Anti-racism is a code word for anti-White.’” In 2013, he was one of several white supremacists who attempted to take control of the City of Leith, North Dakota, to create a home for whites. (Their doomed efforts were immortalized in the 2015 documentary film “Welcome to Leith”).

When Marr takes to the internet, his postings are, unsurprisingly, extremely anti-Semitic. In a 2012 Facebook post, he wrote:  “There once lived a people, far beyond hope whose daughters were whores.  Sons on dope with conscious decision, they watched Talmudvision, let their brains be washed with Jewish soap.”

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October 18, 2013

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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