For the second time in recent months, neo-Nazi white supremacist leaflets have been seen in Lexington, KY.
A photo of the offensive antisemitic and anti-Black fliers was shared by local rabbi, Rabbi Shlomo Litvin. The leaflets said that Jews were “the masterminds” in the media, “behind every anti-white post” and “defend your children, Hitler was right.”
In a statement, Rabbi Litvin said that hateful words against the Jewish community must be “countered” or could “lead to hateful deeds.”
A spokesperson for Lexington police reportedly said that the department was investigating after a report about the leaflets was filed on 19th November. The fliers appear to have been distributed by a neo-Nazi group calling itself 14First The Foundation.
In August similar offensive, racist leaflets, were sent to homes in Kentucky. At the time, a man claiming to be Vice-President of the group behind the leaflets claimed that they already had up to 60 members in the state and had “received interest” from prospective members. He explained that the group puts its pamphlets in plastic bags “with a rock” and throws “them onto properties” because placing offensive material “in a mailbox” is illegal.
Cherlynn Stevenson, the State Representative for the County said the group’s threats must be taken seriously. In a tweet, Ms Stevenson said: “I am beyond heartbroken that we have this type of hatred in our community and that these fliers were distributed in my district.”
Image credit: Rabbi Shlomo Litvin