Andrew Anglin's people are poking at Jews again.
Silly boys are looking for a prison cell. It's needlessly risky, you don't have to put flyers on a synagogue to get your message out.Neo-Nazi Group Puts Racist Posters At Seattle Synagogues
The fliers are part of a recent uptick in hateful posters seen in Puget Sound cities this summer, according the ADL.
By Neal McNamara , Patch Staff
Aug 12, 2019 5:36 pm ET | Updated Aug 12, 2019 11:38 pm ET
SEATTLE, WA — Racist fliers were found posted at three South Seattle synagogues over the weekend, and the incidents match a recent uptick in hate-leafleting across Puget Sound, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
At around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, a masked man was spotted putting up a flier at the Sephardic Bikur Holim synagogue along 52nd Avenue South, Seattle police said. The fliers are signed by the Daily Stormer Book Club, which is a group affiliated with neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin and the racist forum Daily Stormer.
The flier features a cartoon by Antonio F. Branco showing U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley — known as "The Squad" — biting Uncle Sam's hand. Above the image is the phrase "Send them back!" with "deport the commie brown infestation" at the bottom.
The flier echoes Donald Trump's July tweet telling members of The Squad to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."
The South Seattle synagogues are just the latest religious sites to be targeted by hate local groups. Different fliers have been found recently at North Seattle synagogues, plus at Christian churches in Kirkland and Kenmore. There have been about a dozen recent leafleting incidents, according to Anti-Defamation League Pacific Northwest Regional Director Miri Cypers.
"We are deeply troubled by the recent string of anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant flyers being posted at synagogues and churches across the Seattle area. This past weekend, a white supremacist group targeted synagogues in the Seward Park community with racist, anti-immigrant propaganda as part of an ongoing coordinated effort," Cypers said in a statement. "In a recent trend that we have observed across the country, these cowardly acts are meant to spread hateful and racist propaganda — sowing seeds of hate against our most vulnerable."
The Daily Stormer Book Club has been active in the region before, Cypers said, but this weekend's incidents were the first in a long time. The hate groups Identity Europa and Patriot Front have been very active in recent years, putting up recruitment posters in Bellevue, South Lake Union, and Gig Harbor.
The incidents come just one week after a gunman, apparently motivated by hate for immigrants, killed 22 people at an El Paso Walmart — and coincide with a report in the Spokesman Review about how the neo-Nazi group The Base is planning to hold a "hate camp" in Eastern Washington.
Cypers said that hate groups have targeted synagogues before because of Jewish groups that support refugees and immigrants. The Pittsburgh synagogue shooter tweeted about the group Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) before killing eleven at the Tree of Life synagogue last October.
Seattle police have stepped up patrols near the Seattle synagogues. Police are also looking for anyone who may have witnessed someone putting up a flier. You can reach investigators by calling (206) 625-5011
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