New Video May Signal Dangerous Change For Neo-Nazi Terror Cell Atomwaffen - 2019-10-02
A neo-Nazi terror group under investigation by the FBI has released a propaganda video that one expert is calling "incredibly significant" and "essentially a declaration of war." This comes after the group has already been linked to five murders, and was named in an FBI investigation involving an alleged bomber in Las Vegas who stockpiled explosives and firearms for a planned attack on the city's Jewish and LGBTQ communities.
The video shows James Mason, the author of influential works that advocate for lone-wolf violence by white supremacists, joined by 12 masked men who are all members of Atomwaffen Division (AWD). In the video, Mason and a member of Atomwaffen declare the organization needs to act before law enforcement shuts them down. The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism described AWD in a recent paper on the group as a "small neo-Nazi terrorist organisation" that should be "treated as such."
"The group propagates some of the most vicious and hateful rhetoric ever seen among domestic extremist groups, and should they follow up on their threats, would wreak havoc on civilian life around the country," reads the paper.