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June 28, 2019 No.
8147

White Supremacist Online Incitement – Account Review: Self-Proclaimed Member Of 'Combat 18' Neo-Nazi Terror Organization Outlawed In Canada And Other Organizations Shares Hate Speech, Support For San Diego Synagogue Shooter

The following report, published as part of the MEMRI White Supremacist Monitoring Project, presents information about multiple social media accounts that post and discuss racist, anti-Jewish and anti-black content and threats, indicating that the account owner is a white supremacist and neo-Nazi. Identifying information has been redacted.

Threat/Risk Assessment:

The online user, who goes by "J.L." (name redacted), is a self-identified skinhead and member of the militant neo-Nazi organization Combat 18, which is listed as a terror organization in Canada.[1] He refers to himself as a "terror machine" and "ape wrangler" ("ape" referring to blacks). Among J.L.'s hundreds of posts promoting white supremacist and Nazi ideology, he has published the manifesto of Poway synagogue shooter John Earnest[2] on multiple websites where he is active. He is active on at least 20 social media platforms, and his posts show a fascination with guns and violence. A banner he shared reads "I hunt niggers."


Screenshot of an animated banner reading "I hunt niggers"

Platforms: Archive.org, Blogspot, Blogger, Bitchute, Chimpmania, Coub, DailyMotion, Disqus, Facebook, Flickr, Gab, Gfycat, Giphy, Gravatar, Hammerstorm, imgbb, Imgur, Last.fm, Linkedin, Minds, NA Speech, OK.ru, PhotoBucket, Pieville, Pinterest, Quora, RAC Forum, Skype, Soundcloud, StormFront, Twitter, Ulož.to, VNN, Vimeo, WordPress, WorldTruthMX

Account Statistics:

J.L. is active on at least 30 websites, posting multiple times a day. Often, he posts the same material on most of the different platforms. He has a considerable amount of attention and followers on several of these sites. For example, he has 321.7k views on Gfycat, 71 subscribers on Bitchute, 62 subscribers on Minds, and 112 Followers on Gab.

Affiliations, Ideological content and context:

J.L. is a neo-Nazi and self-proclaimed skinhead and member of Hammerskins,[3] in addition to Combat 18. Several of his posts contain racist imagery and guns. The main targets of his posts are Jews, blacks, and LGBTQ. He has expressed support for Poway synagogue shooter John Earnest, by publishing his manifesto. Nazi symbols, insignias and white power references are a recurring theme on his blogsites and in his online activity. He often celebrates Adolf Hitler and Nazi ideology, on a variety of platforms, and uploads literature to Archive.org. He is also a Holocaust denier and has posted links to films and writings supporting his claims.

Account(s) Profile:

Based on the photos in his accounts, J.L. is apparently a white male in his mid-30s; he claims to live in Shingletown, CA. His name appears to be an alias. He designs his own GIFs and disseminates them across a variety of social media platforms and websites. He usually does not write lengthy posts, and mostly shares images.

On several occasions he has also posted pornographic imagery, mostly on the theme of the beauty of white women and the white race.

Main Evidence:[4]

On May 4, 2019, J.L. posted the manifesto of Poway synagogue shooter John Earnest, on both his blog and Gab. The background graphics of his blog are Nazi imagery and the phrase "RAHOWA," an acronym for "Racial Holy War." At the bottom right of the image, he declares himself to be a "Soldier of the Race War."

The following image was posted on his blog; it declares "I hate Race Traitors, Faggots, Niggers, Kikes, Spics, Gooks, Muds ["mudskins"]."

On June 11, 2019, J.L. shared a video clip of an assault on a gay man in Russia in which his hair is set on fire.

A GIF featured prominently on his blogs is a flashing image stating "I hunt faggots, niggers, kikes, spics, and gooks":

This gun swastika features prominently on his blog and he has also posted it on numerous social media platforms.

J.L. has promoted Holocaust denial on several websites. On April 30, 2019, he posted a parody image of the gate at Auschwitz stating "Lying Kikes, lampshades and soap."

Some of the images he shares contain explicit sexual content, such as the one below.

On many occasions, J.L. shares what appear to be photos of himself.

 

[1] Combat 18 is a "leaderless" militant neo-Nazi organization. Members are encouraged to "be their own leaders" and come up with plans of action on their own. It has committed a number of violent acts around the world. On June 26, 2019, it was listed as a terror organization by Canada. Globalnews.ca/news/5432851/canada-adds-neo-nazi-groups-blood-honour-and-combat-18-to-list-of-terror-organizations, June 26, 2019.

[2] For more on John T. Earnest, see MEMRI Inquiry and Analysis No. 1454, The Anti-Jewish Manifesto Of John T. Earnest, The San Diego Synagogue Shooter, May 15, 2019.

[3] According to the ADL, the Hammerskin Nation is the most violent and best-organized neo-Nazi skinhead group in the U.S. A number of its members have been convicted of harassing, beating, or murdering minorities. Their logo and primary symbol, appropriated from Pink Floyd's "The Wall," consists of two crossed hammers, usually superimposed over a cogwheel.  Adl.org/education/references/hate-symbols/hammerskins; Adl.org/education/resources/profiles/hammerskin-nation

[4] Details on the collected evidence is available upon request at [email protected]@org.