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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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August 14, 2012 0

White Supremacists React to Sikh Temple Shootings

Since the Sikh tem­ple shoot­ing in Wis­con­sin on August 5, reac­tions from Amer­i­can white suprema­cists have var­ied widely, from deplor­ing the shoot­ings to prais­ing the shooter, Wade Michael Page.

Early responses occurred before white suprema­cists learned the shooter was a long-time white suprema­cist.  Many reac­tions expressed con­cern that the mass shoot­ing would prompt calls for gun con­trol. Oth­ers were unhappy with the tar­get.  “I have to say that Sikhs are the least objec­tion­able non-White immi­grant group in North Amer­ica by far!!” wrote one poster on the white suprema­cist dis­cus­sion forum Storm­front.   Another Storm­fron­ter agreed:  “There’s so many legit­i­mate ene­mies, it’s just so stu­pid to pick Sikhs.”  A poster to the Van­guard News Net­work (VNN) asked, “Why get focused on Sikhs?  Just weird.  Very spe­cific turd in a giant sewer…Our worst ene­mies are jews and white trai­tors.  If you aren’t fight­ing them, you just aren’t living.”

Oth­ers made crude jokes, as did this Storm­fron­ter from Wis­con­sin:  “In a related story, sev­eral gas sta­tions and con­ve­nience stores in the Mil­wau­kee area have put out Help Wanted signs.”

Soon, how­ever, white suprema­cists learned of Page’s extrem­ist past, prompt­ing a gen­eral attempt at dis­tanc­ing them­selves.  Some claimed the shoot­ing was not rep­re­sen­ta­tive of white suprema­cists.  Oth­ers thought it was poor tar­get­ing.  “He…never learned the cru­cial les­son,” posted one Storm­fron­ter.  “Don’t attack the symp­toms, attack the cause.”  A VNN poster opined that “I don’t mind the mas­sacres so much as the sheer idiocy of those doing the shoot­ing, the ran­dom thought­less­ness of their tar­gets.  If they are going to go out in a blaze of glory then they should at least attempt to select more polit­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant tar­gets instead of mean­ing­less indi­vid­u­als.”  Many expressed fear of a back­lash against the white suprema­cist movement.

Oth­ers, how­ever, thought of Page as a mar­tyr to the cause.  “See you in Val­halla, brother,” posted Zach But­ler, a North Car­olina white suprema­cist, to his Face­book pro­file.  One Orange County based white power music band, Armed and Ready, posted to its Face­book page:  “R.I.P. Brother Wade, out with a whim­per or out with a bang, it’s your choice.”

These sorts of sen­ti­ments appeared espe­cially pop­u­lar among mem­bers and sup­port­ers of the Ham­mer­skins, the large racist skin­head group of which Page was a mem­ber.   “For Wade, the fight goes on,” posted one Idaho Ham­mer­skin to Face­book.  “R.I.P. brother, you’ll be missed!” wrote another.  “RIP, Wade, U were one hell of a white patriot,” posted Robert Kopko, a Florida Ham­mer­skin.  Sev­eral days later, he announced that he was “gonna go out with some broth­ers an[d] have a cou­ple drinks for a fallen patriot.”  Another Florida Ham­mer­skin wrote that “I miss my good friend WADEHAIL WADE!!”

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May 4, 2012 3

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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