On Monday, the Huffington Post reported that self-proclaimed "radical Jew slayer" Christian Mackey was arrested by federal authorities as part of an investigation into the neo-Nazi "Iron Youth" group.
"Christian Michael Mackey was charged with unlawful sale of a firearm. Federal authorities said he was 'apparently intent on killing members of the Jewish faith,'" reported Ryan Reilly. "A criminal complaint by an FBI special agent said the bureau began investigating the group Iron Youth, and issued search warrants for members of the organization in April 2020. The FBI called Iron Youth a 'White Racially Motivated Violent Extremist (WRMVE) group.'"
"Mackey, who the feds said ran the defunct Instagram account @oberthesober, discussed 'the need and desire for killing others' and described himself as a 'radical jew slayer' in August 2019, authorities alleged," said the report.
According to the report, the FBI planted an undercover agent into the group as part of an investigation, where a recording device captured Mackey boasting he was "willing to do whatever it takes ... if you drop me off back at my house and the feds are there waiting ... I'm ready to do whatever I need to do ... either to aide or defend whatever is in this movement or myself."
The announcement comes as federal authorities struggle to prosecute a new wave of far-right extremists, most notably those involved in the assault on the U.S. Capitol in January.