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June 25, 2019 No.
8141

White Supremacist Online Incitement – Account Review: Man Apparently Living In Illinois Posts Anti-Jewish Hate Speech, Calls To Action

The following report, published as part of MEMRI's White Supremacist Monitoring Project, presents information about a social media account that posts and discusses racist and anti-Jewish content and threats, indicating that the account owner is a white supremacist/neo-Nazi. Identifying information has been redacted; please contact MEMRI for details.

Threat/Risk Assessment:

The content on the Gab profile and BitChute account of P.R. indicates that he is a white supremacist and neo-Nazi sharing hate speech and inciting calls to action, primarily against Jews and other targets such as the "left wing media" and the LGBTQ community. On several occasions, he has expressed a desire to take action himself.

On June 15, P.R. commented on a post with a screenshot of a fake Buzzfeed article titled "12 things white people can do to make the future a better place." In a comment, he threatened the alleged author of the article, "Dave Cohen," stating that the "'day of the rope' will come!"[1]

On June 18, 2019, P.R. shared an image depicting a Jew with a Nazi gun held to his head, under the heading "Juden Raus" – "Jews out."

Platforms: Gab, BitChute, Stormfront

Account Names: [redacted]

Account Statistics: P.R.'s Gab account has 139 followers and has been active since August 2017. To date, he has posted 317 times. His BitChute account has 112 subscribers; this channel appears to have been active since February 2018.

Affiliations, Ideological Content, and Context:

On his Gab account, both P.R.'s profile picture and cover photo are both images of swastikas. In his account biography, he states: "I am National Socialist, FIRST AND FOREMOST! I work to educate & free my people, (WHITE Aryans of European decent [sic]), from the GRASP & LIES of the JEW! The JEW is our peoples REAL enemy." He frequently posts antisemitic images calling for the "eradication" of the Jews, and also frequently reposts images and videos of Nazi propaganda and comments on antisemitic posts to encourage hatred of Jews. On his BitChute channel and GAB account, he posts videos promoting Holocaust denial as well as videos praising Hitler and the Third Reich.

Account Profile(s):

According to information he shares about himself, P.R. is in his early 50s, has at least one son, and, according to a 2014 Stormfront post, resides in [redacted], Illinois. On Gab, his name is P.R. but it is unclear whether this is an alias. He claimed in a comment on May 15, 2019 on GAB that he made local headlines in 2014 by hanging Nazi flags outside his house at [address redacted], which brought the FBI to his house.

Main Evidence[2]:

On June 18, 2019, P.R. commented on a post about the execution of "the last members of Hitler's personal guard, the SS Charlemagne... loyal to the end,"[3]  writing: "My ONLY wish is this… I'm still alive to take alive part in the RETRIBUTION."

On May 15, 2019, P.R. commented on a post about the two Nazi flags that he allegedly hung on his house porch. He wrote, "It was due to this…… My son and I stirred up a lot of people by letting 'our position' be known. Death threats, local TV station sent to our house and ultimately lost my job as [redacted] over it." He included a photo apparently of his home with the flags.

On June 15, 2019, P.R. threatened "Dave Cohen," the alleged author of the fake Buzzfeed article.

On June 17, 2019, P.R. twice posted an image showing an Aryan punching a Jew with the text "Good night Jewish parasite." He wrote, "I hope I am and well enough to actively take part in THIS action!!!" and "I want to be an active part of this!!!" Earlier, on May 8, he posted a similar image and wrote, "It’s coming soon!!!"

 

On June 18, 2019, P.R. replied to a previous comment of his, writing: "*Time and a place*! This NEITHER the proper time NOR place for a 'lone wolf action' […] 'Waiting on other people to do shit first!!??' You ACTUALLY SOUND MORE like a FED trying to 'incite' someone else to do 'something.'"

On May 15, 2019, P.R. commented on an anti-Communist post, stating: "We need to become the modern day 'SA' and battle these JEW bastards in the streets!!!."

On June 14, 2019 P.R. commented on a post promoting awareness of "White Genocide," sharing an image that he captioned: "Expulsion does NOT work with the JEW! ONLY ERADICATION will!"

 

 


[1] The Day of the Rope, marked by white supremacists on August 1, refers to the 1978 novel The Turner Diaries by white supremacist William Pierce. It describes the aftermath of violent attacks and public executions of "race traitors" to the white European race – for example, "White women who were married to or living with Blacks, with Jews, or with other non-White males."

[2] Details available upon request at [email protected]

[3] The 33rd Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS Charlemagne (französische Nr. 1) and Charlemagne Regiment are collective names for units of French volunteers in the Wehrmacht and later Waffen-SS during World War II. French Charlemagne units were the last defenders of Hitler's bunker. Jewishvirtuallibrary.org/33rd-waffen-grenadier-division-of-the-ss-charlemagne-1st-french; Warhistoryonline.com/featured/last-ss-unit-berlin-frenchmen.html.