You’ve probably heard in the news about the recent neo-Nazi demonstrations and mass distribution of antisemitic flyers across the United States that promote misinformation and conspiracy theories about the Jewish people.
But do you know who’s behind this atrocious hate campaign?
There’s a pretty good chance when you hear or read about incidents like these that the GDL, or Goyim Defense League, is to blame.
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The Goyim Defense League is an antisemitic hate group that is extremely active on social media, operates an online video platform, and has engaged in a series of highly-visible real-life provocations nationwide.
The goal of the GDL is the expulsion of Jews from the United States, which they hope to achieve by spreading virulent antisemitic myths and conspiracy theories to stir up hatred of Jews and turn the American people against them.
They were responsible for the antisemitic demonstrations that took place outside two synagogues in Georgia, the “Kanye is right about the Jews” messages that were displayed on a highway overpass in Los Angeles, California, and projected at several prominent sporting events across the country. and the hundreds of antisemitic propaganda flyers that have littered the yards of suburban homes nationwide.
The GDL maintains that the Holocaust was a hoax, blames Jews for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and claims that Jews control the government and the media.
The leader of this group is Jon Minadeo, who moved from California to Florida last December, bringing his prejudice and bigotry to the Sunshine State, which has seen a spike in antisemitic incidents since his arrival.
He has been arrested several times for criminal activity, but is relentless in his efforts to spread Jew-hatred, and he continues to attract followers who are driven by antisemitic and white supremacist ideologies and united by a deep-seated antipathy for the Jewish people.
Although free speech protections limit some of the actions law enforcement authorities can take against the GDL, many Jews view its activities as a threat to their safety and are calling for more to be done to monitor and counter its growing campaign of intimidation and harassment.