White supremacists target Montana town’s Jewish population for ‘trolling’ and harassment
A white nationalist website aligned with the neo-Nazi “alt-right” National Policy Institute (NPI) has urged its followers to “troll” and harass the Jewish population of Whitefish, Montana.
According to Missoulian.com, The Daily Stormer website put out a call on Friday for its readers to engage in a “Troll Storm” against Jews in Whitefish out of a mistaken belief that Jews have been harassing the mother of NPI president and director Richard Spencer.
Spencer has gone from the far-flung fringe right to the national spotlight as the new, “dapper” face of racist white nationalism. His mother Sherry Spencer has publicly disavowed her son’s views, but he remains her business partner and co-owner of multiple properties.
On Friday, The Daily Stormer’s Andrew Anglin published a call to action, alleging that Sherry Spencer is being targeted by a cabal of “vicious, evil, hate-filled” Jews.
“Are y’all ready for an old fashioned Troll Storm?
Because AYO – it’s that time, fam.
And as always: NO VIOLENCE OR THREATS OF VIOLENCE OR ANYTHING EVEN CLOSE TO THAT.
Just make your opinions known. Tell them you are sickened by their Jew agenda to attack and harm the mother of someone whom they disagree with.
Think Progress said, “The post included photos, phone numbers, email address, and social media accounts of members of Love Lives Now, a peace organization ‘committed to co-creating a caring, open, accepting and diverse community, free from discrimination and dedicated to equal treatment,’ which is smeared by Anglin as a ‘terrorist group.’ The action also incorporated photos of a local real estate owner, her husband, and young sons, as well as addresses where people can find them.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) calls Anglin “a prolific Internet troll and serial harasser.”
The Missoulian noted that The Daily Stormer is very explicit about its antipathy toward nonwhites and Jewish people.
“The Daily Stormer website has a tab called ‘Jewish Problem,'” wrote Keila Szpaller and Gwen Florio. “It asks for donations from readers with a plea: ‘These bastards are always at our throats.'”