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Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division attempting to recruit students on American campuses

Pictures have emerged on social media of recruitment posters for a neo-Nazi group, which were found on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus.

The group, Atomwaffen Division, has been a rising force in extremist politics and has been targeting US University campuses. In February they plastered posters over the University of Washington’s campus, which we only became aware of when we researched the group having seen these latest pictures.

The stunt at Washington was videoed, showing several people with covered faces plastering the neo-Nazi posters over the campus at night. The group has been glorified by the Daily Stormer, the neo-Nazi news publication, for following the example of National Action, which was proscribed as a terrorist organisation following action by Campaign Against Antisemitism, in publicising their recruitment stunts on YouTube.

The recruitment posters say “how is a diploma going to help you in the race war? Join your local Nazis! The Atomwaffen Division” and features a Swastika and a pointing hand.

The group claims that it has started its recruitment in response to the growth of “communists”, Black Lives Matter, and “Jewish interests” and calls for a “National Socialist revolution”.

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Community responds to Swastika graffiti with beautiful artwork

Esther Cohen-Eskin woke up early on the morning of August 19th in her home in Havertown, Pennsylvania, to find Swastika graffiti on her bins.

Cohen-Eskin, who is Jewish, posted an image of the graffiti on Facebook, and appealed for information, though it is not known whether the police have been contacted.

She also appealed for the community to put up security cameras, and was notably extremely upset by the incident and its potential implications for her and her family.

However, a friend suggested to Cohen-Eskin, who is an artist, that she make the most of the situation and cover the image up with some artwork. Many in her community have responded by adding artwork to their bins too, some of which now have messages of tolerance and co-existence.

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Swastikas drawn on US students’ bedroom doors

Students at an American college have had their bedroom doors vandalised with antisemitic graffiti.

Swastikas and phallic images were drawn on whiteboards affixed to students’ doors in Elizabethtown College’s Royer hall of residence overnight on 27th-28th January, while some residents also found graffiti inside their rooms, the college’s newspaper reported.

The college’s campus security department has interviewed witnesses and photographed the graffiti as part of its investigation to identify the culprits, who are suspected to be fellow students. Extra foot patrols are planned to prevent further vandalism.

The department also issued a statement reminding students that: “Verbal or physical, written or electronic expressions, which create an intimidating, hostile or offensive work, learning or living environment will not be tolerated.”

Source: The Etownian

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Philadelphia man reportedly tells 5-year-old Jewish child he will “kill all of you”

A man in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania reportedly approached a Jewish family at a kosher restaurant and said to their 5-year-old child: “You filthy Jews, I’m going to kill all of you. I should come back here with a gun and shoot you.” He is then reported to have told police officers that he was threatened by the Jewish diners and that “It must be a Jewish conspiracy, you know how they are.”

Source: Facebook