Neo-Nazi Groups, one of the country’s largest, is planning to protest on the streets of a U.S. state and city, regardless of the fact of being denied a permit. They are known to have a shared hatred of Jews and a love for Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. They also hate other minorities, gays, and lesbians, and even sometimes Christians, they perceive “the Jew” as their cardinal enemy. This is all information provided by Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The permit request was denied. Apparently, the denial letter sent to the group said it was because the group did not have the required insurance. In fact, the group submitted a permit application for the state to hold their gathering this weekend. According to the application, the group planned for 75 people to be in attendance.
Soft Pedalling: Neo-Nazi Group Likes to Think of Itself as the National Socialist Movement
Moreover, the Southern Poverty Law Center has called the organization a “neo-Nazi” group. However, the group itself refers to itself as the National Socialist Movement. That is a decades-old group with roots in the American Nazi Party, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The organization also says it was mostly built around more decentralizing groups and online social networks with a terroristic focus. It doesn’t sound that peaceful, however, spun! Moreover, The Southern Poverty Law Center says they’re knowning for “provocative protests, anti-Jewish rhetoric, and racist views.” Also, according to the Anti-Defamation League, the group’s membership has been declining in recent years. This is due to the pressure of ongoing legal actions. This occurred after its long-time leader left in 2019.
Neo-Nazi: Phoenix, Arizona is Preparing for the Gathering
In a statement, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said they are preparing for the gathering. However, the group has not told DPS about their plans.
First Amendment Rights
“We want to ensure First Amendment rights can in fact be peacefully expressing. Moreover, we will have the additional presence of troopers, regardless. No form of violence will be tolerating,” a DPS spokesman sternly and firmly said.
The organization has confirmed that they will call themselves, “the National Socialist Movement” will be in Phoenix on Saturday. We do, in fact, have other options without the permit.”
Neo-Nazi’s Lump the Leftist Agenda in their Party Platform
Moreover, the organization adding that reasons for their rally include, “immigration, gun control, Biden and the entire political system.”
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is Speaking Out
“They are trying to get some amplification, that is what I think,” Marty Haberer, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, said.
The group’s message is damaging, Haberer said. It is now only hurtful to one sector of the community, but the Arizona community collectively.
“There is a danger when somebody does come in and starts speaking hate talk about different groups. They consider themselves a superior group. It is a big concern,” Haberer said.