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February 14, 2005

White Supremacist Groups Are Using Mainstream Ads to Garner New Members

Stephanie Simon writes in the LAT about the growth of mainstream advertising by white supremacist groups. A billboard in Vegas said "Stop Immigration." In Salt Lake City a billboard said "Securing The Future for European Americans." The National Alliance paid for both of those ads.

Civil rights monitors consider the National Alliance one of the most virulent neo-Nazi organizations in the country. It was founded in the 1970s by the late William Pierce, who called for herding Jews, homosexuals and "racemixers" into cattle cars and sending them to abandoned coal mines.

Although the group's website says it "does not advocate any illegal activity," National Alliance members have been convicted of violent acts over the last two decades, including armed robberies, bombings and murders. The FBI's senior counterterrorism expert told Congress in 2002 that the National Alliance represented a "terrorist threat."

Articles like this remind me why many people don't consider Jews "white." I also wonder about public agencies that take ad money from this trash - they had signs in St. Louis commuter trains for a week before they were pulled because of complaints. Shouldn't someone who works for the city of St. Louis have checked out the group before accepting their money and plastering all of the commuter trains with their ads?

Posted by cj at February 14, 2005 2:15 PM

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