Extremists

White Supremacist Dylann Roof Appeals Conviction

Reuters reports: Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine black people at a South Carolina church in 2015, has appealed his conviction and death sentence, with lawyers arguing the mentally ill defendant never should have been allowed to represent himself at trial. “This Court should vacate Roof’s convictions and death sentence,” says his appeal, filed with the 4th U.S. …

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Infowars Contributor Arrested For Sandy Hook Doxxing

The New York Times reports: Sheriff’s deputies in Lake County, Fla., on Monday arrested a notorious tormentor of the parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, charging him with the unlawful possession of personal identification. Wolfgang Halbig, a former contributor to Infowars, the online and radio show hosted by the far-right provocateur Alex Jones, has spread false claims for …

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US Nazi Terror Group Runs Operations From Russia

The BBC reports: The American founder of US-based militant neo-Nazi group The Base is directing the organisation from Russia, a BBC investigation has found. Rinaldo Nazzaro, 46, who uses the aliases “Norman Spear” and “Roman Wolf”, left New York for St Petersburg less than two years ago. The Base is a major counter terrorism focus for the FBI. Seven alleged …

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Neo-Nazis Are Disrupting Concentration Camp Tours

The Telegraph reports: Former Nazi concentration camps in Germany are experiencing a disturbing rise in visits by the far-Right and Holocaust deniers, the head of the memorials at two of the most notorious camps has warned. “There are increasing entries in our visitor books that describe National Socialism and the concentration camps as useful and good for Germany,” Prof Volkhard …

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FBI Arrests The Crying Nazi For Extortion And Threats

NBC News reports: A New Hampshire man who was involved in the violent 2017 “Unite The Right” rally in Virginia was charged Thursday with threatening a person using the online messaging app Telegram, authorities said. Christopher Cantwell, 39, was taken into custody and indicted on two counts, extortion over interstate communications and threatening interstate communications, according to the FBI’s Boston …

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FRANCE: 36% Say Holocaust Could Happen In America

Newsweek reports: One-third of French people believe a modern-day Holocaust could happen in the U.S.—more than say it could happen in their own country. A poll conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, saw 36 percent of French respondents say something like a Holocaust could …

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Virginia GOP: White Supremacists Are Unwelcome Here

The Hill reports: Virginia House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert is calling on hate groups that spread “white supremacist garbage” or violence to stay away from the State Capitol, as officials prepare for a gun rights rally that has prompted the governor to declare a temporary state of emergency. “Lobby Day is a time for people to peacefully assemble and petition …

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FBI: Nazis Plotted Opening Fire At Virginia Gun Rally

The Wall Street Journal reports: Three suspected neo-Nazis who were arrested this week in Maryland and Delaware discussed opening fire at a scheduled pro-gun rally Monday at Virginia’s state Capitol, according to local law officials. Three other men were also arrested in Georgia this week and have been linked to the same group as the men who allegedly planned the …

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Brazilian Culture Minster Sacked For Quoting Goebbels

The BBC reports: Brazil’s culture minister has been sacked after using parts of a speech by Nazi Germany’s propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels in a video, sparking outrage. In the clip posted on the ministry’s Twitter page, Roberto Alvim detailed an award for “heroic” and “national” art. Lohengrin by Wagner, Hitler’s favourite composer, played in the background. Earlier, Mr Alvim said …

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Group Asks Court To Overturn Gun Ban At VA Gun Rally

The Associated Press reports: Gun-rights groups asked a judge Thursday to block Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam from banning guns on Capitol grounds during a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week. Northam on Wednesday announced a state of emergency and banned all weapons from the rally, citing threats that armed militia groups were planning to attend. The Virginia Citizens Defense …

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FBI Arrests Alleged Nazis Ahead Of Virginia Gun Rally

The New York Times reports: The F.B.I. has arrested three men suspected of being members of a neo-Nazi hate group, including a former reservist in the Canadian Army, who had weapons and discussed traveling to a pro-gun rally next week in Richmond, Va., in anticipation of a possible race war. The men were taken into custody on Thursday morning as …

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Virginia Gov Declares State Of Emergency Over Report White Nationalist Militias Plan To Storm State Capitol

Roanoke’s CBS affiliate reports: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a State of Emergency ahead of Monday’s planned pro-gun rally on Capitol Square. According to Northam’s statement, “Law enforcement intelligence analysts have identified credible threats of violence surrounding the event, along with white nationalist rhetoric and plans by out-of-state militia groups to attend.” All weapons, including guns, will be prohibited …

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DOJ Charges Alleged Neo-Nazi In “Swatting” Ring

ABC News reports: The U.S. Justice Department has charged a former Virginia college student with calling in fake emergencies to prompt law enforcement responses, in coordination with a group the FBI labelled as sympathetic to neo-Nazi ideology. John William Kirby Kelley, 19, was charged last week with conspiracy to make threats. He’s accused of being part of a network that …

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Fugitive Anti-Migrant Vigilante Found Dead Of Suicide

The Dallas News reports: A North Texas militia member and vigilante who led armed patrols of the Texas-Mexico border and was wanted by federal authorities died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to law enforcement officials. Kevin Lyndel Massey’s body was discovered Dec. 23 in Van Zandt County, according to the sheriff. Pending autopsy results will officially determine the …

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CALIFORNIA: Two Felony Charges For Anti-Vax Woman Who Threw Menstrual Blood On Lawmakers [VIDEO]

The San Jose Mercury News reports: A San Francisco Bay Area woman who opposes mandatory childhood vaccinations has been charged with two felonies over allegedly flinging a cup of menstrual blood at state senators last year. The Sacramento County district attorney’s office filed charges of assault on a public official and vandalism against Rebecca Dalelio, 43, on Thursday. Senators had …

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Bail Denied For Nazi Organizer/2018 Senate Candidate

The SPLC’s Hatewatch reports: “Alt-right” figure Augustus Sol Invictus was denied bond Thursday for charges of kidnapping, domestic violence and possession of a weapon during a crime of violence. Invictus, born Austin Mitchell Gillespie, has lingered on the margins of the modern radical right for years, using its growing visibility to preach his own violent, misogynistic and totalitarian worldview. In …

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Nine #QAnon Nutbags Are Running For The US House

Back in November, I reported that four adherents of the bizarre QAnon cult had declared their 2020 candidacy for the US House. Per Media Matters, that number has now swelled to nine. The conspiracy theory, which revolves around an anonymous account known as “Q,” started on far-right message board 4chan, later moving to fellow far-right message board 8chan, which has …

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Senior ICE Detention Staffer Unmasked As Neo-Nazi

Vice News reports: A senior employee at a for-profit immigrant detention center in Nevada was active on the neo-Nazi site Iron March and aspired to establish a white nationalist chapter in his area. Travis Frey, 31, is currently employed as a captain at the Nevada Southern Detention Center, which is run by private prison behemoth CoreCivic and contracted with ICE. …

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Nazi Rally Organizer And 2016 Senate Candidate Busted On Kidnapping, Domestic Violence, And Gun Charges

The Miami Herald reports: Ex-Florida Senate candidate and white nationalist Augustus Sol Invictus has been arrested on an out-of-county warrant on charges of kidnapping, “high and aggravated” domestic violence and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. Invictus, who campaigned as a libertarian in a 2016 Senate run and later headlined the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally …

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Alex Jones Must Pay $100K In Sandy Hook Legal Fees

The Independent reports: A Texas judge has ordered InfoWars founder Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in legal fees in a defamation case brought against him by the father of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim, the latest court setback for the conspiracy theorist. In a 20 December ruling, judge Scott Jenkins of Travis County District Court said that Mr Jones …

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