The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi and white supremacist website, has called for “a troll storm” against the Jewish community of Whitefish, Montana. According to the website, the local community harmed the business of Sherry Spencer, the mother of Richard Spencer, the white supremacist and ardent Donald Trump supporter who coined the term “alt-right.”
“Are y’all ready for an old fashioned Troll Storm?” Andrew Anglin, the editor of the website, wrote in the article Friday. “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.”
Anglin described Jews as “a vicious, evil race of hate-filled psychopaths.”
“When you do something they don’t like, they will use the power of the media to come down on you, assassinate your character,” he wrote. “They will call you names and accuse you of all sorts of things. They will go after your money. If all of that fails, they will attack your mother. This is a people without shame.
Anglin cited a Daily Mail article in which Sherry Spencer claimed her son’s views have damaged her business, saying she was forced to sell one of her buildings because of the residents’ criticism of her son. The article itself makes no mention of any religion. In the article, however, Anglin provided the phone numbers and email addresses of members of the peace organization Love Lives Here, which Spencer’s mother has accused of threatening her business. Anglin also shared the twitter handle of the young son of a local real estate agent whom he believes is involved in harassing Spencer.
The Missoulian, a daily newspaper in Montana, cited Will Randall, the Chairman of Love Lives Here, who said those attacked by Anglin are “some of the best people around, and to see them attacked because they’re Jewish or have a Jewish-sounding name is disgusting.”
Richard Spencer is president and director of the National Policy Institute, which describes itself as being “dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States, and around the world.” The NPI has been designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. Spencer, who generated controversy last month by shouting “Hail Trump!” at a conference in Washington, is now considering a run for Congress in Montana, seeking the seat vacated by Rep. Ryan Zinke, who is being considered for Secretary of the Interior.
“If I did this, it would not be some eccentric campaign that no one talks about and is a footnote to history,” Spencer told the Huffington Post Friday. “It would become a major conversation around the country … just because of my profile in the alt-right. Again, I would only do it to win it.”