Casey Quinlan: Southern Poverty Law Center files lawsuit against founder of neo-nazi site Andrew Anglin

Southern Poverty Law Center files lawsuit against founder of neo-nazi site Andrew Anglin – [thinkprogress.org] Tanya Gersh, who is Jewish, is one of many people Anglin encouraged his readers to harass. Last December, Anglin urged white supremacists to “troll” people they considered to be Jewish in Whitefish, Montana, falsely claiming that they were “targeting” Sherry Spencer, the mother of white supremacist Richard Spencer. Gersh said she has received hundreds of threatening emails, text messages, and voicemails, many of them referencing the Holocaust. There are at least 14 posts tagged with her name on the Daily Stormer website.

“I once answered the phone and all I heard were gunshots. One time I answered the phone and heard, ‘You really should have died in the Holocaust with the rest of your people… This was so far beyond harassment. This was really terrorism,” Gersh said on a press call on Tuesday. “My sense of safety is forever changed.”

Gersh recalled a night when she came home to her husband sitting in a “completely dark house with suitcases in our room” and he said to her, “We have no idea what kind of danger we’re in.”

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