Greek neo-Nazi group ‘Golden Dawn’ opens two new chapters in U.S.

By Scott Kaufman
Friday, October 11, 2013 17:06 EDT
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The Anti-Defamation League reports that American members of Greece’s neo-Nazi “Golden Dawn” party have created chapters in Los Angeles and in what they’re calling “the Regional League of the Western States USA.”

These chapters join the New York chapter founded last year. All openly “sup­port the ideas and goals of the Golden Dawn Party in Greece,” which claims no affiliation with neo-Nazi movements.

However, in 1987, the founder of the movement published an article for its eponymous magazine entitled “Hitler for 1,000 years,” in which he wrote that “[w]e are the faithful soldiers of the National Socialist idea and nothing else … we exist, and continue the battle, the battle for the final victory of our race.”

In September, a number of high-ranking members of the group in Greece were arrested after an anti-racist rapper was murdered.

The New York chapter has posted articles attacking Jews, including one on October 10 that claimed “Jews were so com­fort­able in recent decades with the cor­rupt polit­i­cal sys­tem and it served their inter­ests per­fectly. Now they have begun to trem­ble in fear because of the rapid rise of Golden Dawn.”

Craig Cobb, the North Dakota white supremacist seeking to create an all-white enclave in Leith, has offered members of the Golden Dawn plots of land in the town.

[Image via AFP]

Scott Kaufman
Scott Kaufman
Scott Eric Kaufman is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and, in addition to Raw Story, also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2008.
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