Neo-Nazis have begun targeting the Jewish community in Whitefish, Montana, The New York Times reports. Contact information for six Jewish individuals — including that of a child — was posted on a white supremacist website, along with a call for readers to "take action" against them.
As a result, police in Whitefish have stepped up patrols; there have been no confirmed confrontations or death threats, but authorities are currently reviewing social media posts and emails directed at the six targets. Authorities are also working with the FBI, who are currently reviewing the issue to ascertain if any federal laws have been violated.
Andrew Anglin — part-time resident of Whitefish and known Neo-Nazi, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center — wrote the original post, which The Times describes as being filled with anti-Semitic slurs, and which listed phone numbers, work locations, email addresses, and photographs of the six targeted Whitefish residents.
Two rabbis, an activist, a lawyer, a real estate agent, and a boy who's been identified as the child of the latter two individuals were targeted in the post. Yellow stars of David, reminiscent of the kind many Jews were forced to wear on their clothing during World War II, were superimposed over their photos.
"So then, let's hit em up. Are y'all ready for an old fashioned Troll Storm?" read the original post, which then clarifies that the writer is not advocating "violence or threats of violence or anything even close to that."
Spencer, a leader of the white nationalist movement, is known for quoting Nazi propaganda and most recently made headlines for his involvement in a conference where attendees celebrated Trump's presidential win with Nazi salutes.
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