A White Supremacist Group Spreads Messages Of Hate From NJ To The U.S. Capitol


When pro-Trump insurrectionists ransacked the U.S. Capitol, John McBeth, a church deacon and civil rights activist, was already serving to to plan a march to protest a flurry of racist and anti-Semitic fliers that had simply popped up close to his residence on Staten Island.

“It was in regards to the fliers, after which it moved to what occurred to the Capitol,” McBeth stated. “Our perception is that if we unfold love, if we unfold understanding…there’s little or no room for hate.”

The Staten Island march, held a number of days after the January sixth assault, stood in opposition to those separate incidents of hate. Little did McBeth and organizers notice, however there was truly a standard connection: The identical small white supremacist group accountable for the Staten Island fliers additionally leafleted the Capitol on January sixth, in keeping with the Anti-Defamation League. The message in each circumstances: There’s a warfare on white individuals, orchestrated by Jews.

Hearken to Matt Katz’s report on WNYC:

The native group, often known as the New Jersey European Heritage Affiliation, was one in every of a handful of extremist organizations recognized by the ADL as having a presence on the Capitol. The ADL says NJEHA members “see themselves as defenders of white European individuals and white tradition,” with hateful propaganda as their calling card. Since 2018 they’ve pasted fliers on phone poles, road indicators, and site visitors sign swap containers in dozens of tri-state space neighborhoods, from Central Jersey to Lengthy Island, after which publicized the postings on Twitter and the far-right social media website Gab. The group put up greater than 50 fliers in seven months in 2019, in keeping with Advance/SILive.com.

One of many group’s stickers even turned up on a lamppost in Trenton on Sunday, the place widely-publicized plans for MAGA rallies at state capitols didn’t materialize.

Fliers additionally seem across the nation — together with in Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, the place they had been put in baggage with rocks and tossed onto driveways.

“One of many ways in which white supremacists rely get their message out is fairly low funds, low value, which is create some fliers, publish them on-line and encourage others to obtain them and publish them on a neighborhood phone pole, perhaps at a spiritual establishment, to attempt to get as a lot consideration by relying actually on paper to unfold their message,” stated Oren Segal, vice chairman of the Middle On Extremism on the ADL.

A white supremacist sticker on a pole in New Jersey declares "America is under occupation" over a Star of David.


A white supremacist, anti-Semitic sticker on a pole in New Jersey.


Discovery of the NJEHA’s fliers usually results in tales within the native information, amplifying the eye. Police complaints in regards to the hate propaganda are filed; officers typically vow investigations, although it’s unclear if anybody affiliated with the group has ever been arrested for a hate crime or vandalism. In New Jersey, NJEHA is taken into account the supply of nearly all of white supremacist literature distributed in public.

NJEHA fliers declare Jewish teams fund Black Lives Matter “terrorists.” They lament that white youngsters are a minority in america, that the media is a “virus,” that Antifa is a “Jewish communist militia.” The posters have QR codes to direct the curious to the NJEHA web site, the place fliers could be downloaded and printed. It’s D.Y.I. racism.

Segal stated the NJEHA used the messaging app Telegram to unfold the phrase in regards to the January sixth occasion, and its “Warfare On Whites” flier was discovered on the Capitol. There is no such thing as a indication that its members had been concerned within the breach of the constructing.

Nonetheless, the truth that they’d a presence in Washington is critical, Segal stated.

“What January sixth confirmed us is that that commingling between the extremes within the mainstream…are additionally taking place in actual time on the bottom,” he stated. “And naturally, the large concern is that that normalizes it….It is onerous sufficient to cease it in a web based house. Are you able to think about how onerous it’s when persons are coalescing over the identical narratives in the identical bodily house?”

Whereas sticking up posters is what it’s recognized for, NJEHA members have additionally attended small protests — together with an ”It’s Okay To Be White” rally in Princeton in 2018 and the lethal “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017, in keeping with the ADL.

And their presence has been famous at occasions that aren’t expressly white supremacist. A NJEHA sticker not too long ago confirmed up on the megaphone of a South Jersey fitness center proprietor who rallied to oppose COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Outdoors President Trump’s rally in Wildwood final yr, one of many purported leaders of the group was videotaped by Daryle Lamont Jenkins, a long-time Antifa activist and chief of the anti-racist One Individuals’s Venture.

“I simply wish to ensure everyone sees you and everyone is aware of there’s a Nazi within the space,” Jenkins yelled at NJEHA’s Daniel D’Ambly, as D’Ambly walked away. “Go run, Dan, run to your life, beat it!”

Jenkins stated NJEHA have to be referred to as out — and stopped. “I imply, we aren’t coping with good individuals,” he stated in an interview. “They wish to harm people both bodily or legislatively, and we won’t permit that.”

D’Ambly couldn’t be reached by telephone or on the NJEHA web site, which requires customers to acknowledge they’re of “Semitic” descent with a view to submit a message.

D’Ambly’s identification was first dropped at mild by on-line activists from the Antifa motion who make it their mission to reveal — or “dox” — white supremacists, by revealing their actual names, employers, and residential addresses.

Daryle Lamont Jenkins removes a NJEHA sticker that he found across the street from the NJ statehouse.


Daryle Lamont Jenkins removes a NJEHA sticker that he discovered throughout the road from the NJ statehouse.

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Jenkins wasn’t the one to dox D’Ambly, however he is named the daddy of doxing Nazis. “Individuals at all times say to disregard them and they’ll go away,” Jenkins stated. “Ignoring them is a assure that they will not and they’ll make issues worse.”

D’Ambly filed a lawsuit final yr in opposition to the Antifa activist who doxed him, together with Twitter and others, as a result of he stated the doxing resulted in his automotive getting vandalized and his firing from his job on the New York Every day Information printing press. D’Ambly’s legal professional performed Gothamist/WNYC a voicemail that D’Ambly’s former bosses acquired: “Any affiliation that you’ve with him, together with employment, places any form of violence or any blood spilled additionally in your palms.”

The legal professional, Patrick Trainor, stated this message was a risk on D’Ambly’s life, and that D’Ambly is exercising his First Modification rights by distributing fliers. Trainor argued that Antifa is out to smash individuals’s lives and livelihoods, and that the ADL makes cash by labeling “white supremacist” teams, however he stated each entities fail to bridge divides. “Have they got an olive department to achieve out to individuals?” Trainor requested. “Inform them in the event that they do wish to do this, I will be their conduit.”

The lawsuit describes the NJEHA as “a non-violent, pro-domestic coverage group,” and Trainor questioned why it could be thought of “white supremacist.”

“Have they burned any crosses? The reply to that’s no. Have they marked up or defamed any synagogues? The reply isn’t any. Have they engaged in any bodily assaults of Jewish individuals? The reply isn’t any,” Trainor stated. “So, no, I can not name them a white supremacist group.”

Not like the Proud Boys, one other far-right group recognized for violence, NJEHA supporters who’ve been videotaped distributing supplies appear reluctant to interact in confrontation. A couple of days after the assault on the Capitol, a girl stopped three males who had been posting the group’s fliers throughout from Independence Corridor and the Nationwide Museum of American Jewish Historical past in Philadelphia. She videotaped as she yelled at them: “You’re a shame to our nation!”

The boys then ran away.

Matt Katz stories on air at WNYC about immigration, refugees, hate, and nationwide safety. You possibly can observe him on Twitter at @mattkatz00.