An organization of Neo-Nazi antisemites is organizing a “Day of Hate” for this coming Shabbos.
The local Jewish community in Chicago was the first to be informed, and now officials in New York and Florida are cautioning their respective Jewish populations to exercise caution.
According to David Goldenberg, the Midwest regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, last month, an anti-Semitic organization with roots in Iowa declared February 25 to be a “day of hate,” Since then, other white nationalist and hate groups have announced their intention to take part.
The Goyim Defense League is one of the groups responsible for the scheme (GDL).
Chicago police have urged Jewish groups to exercise additional caution. The department issued a statement saying that there was “no actionable intelligence at this time.” “We are actively keeping an eye on the situation.”
Now, the NYPD has issued a similar alert to the Chicago PD, cautioning the Jewish populations of New York to exercise great caution and report any suspicious activity.
The O-U has also written to its network of shuls, urging them to maintain vigilance and contact their local law authorities to ask for increased security. They said they discussed the threats with the DHS and FBI.
The following warning was also delivered to Jewish residents of South Florida by police: “During the past few weeks, a small number of known antisemitic, white supremacist, and neo-Nazi organizations have incited their supporters to take part in a “National Day of Hate” this coming Saturday, Feb. 25.
The occasion serves as an invitation to action for supporters to carry out in-person propaganda campaigns around the Nation.
Anti-Semitic activities will likely involve physical protests, flyering, stickering, banner dropping, and vandalism.
“South Florida is home to two organizations supporting this endeavor, GDL and NSM.
We urge you to be on the lookout for peaceful in-person protests, flyering, stickering, laser projections, and banner dropping, even though we are not currently aware of any specific or credible threats of violence against the Jewish community in this report.
To compile the lousy behavior and disseminate the hate, organizers reportedly encourage antisemites who participate in the “Day of Hate” to post their actions online.