…many members shared their beliefs in the “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory, which posits that Jews are seeking to harm whites by encouraging minorities to immigrate to the United States. According to AIM members, school integration is a Jewish plot, and African and Arab immigrants are flooding America as a result of a secret Jewish initiative.Benjamin Gladstone, “This Innocent-Seeming Group Is Actually A Major White Nationalist Organization“
Relevance to New England Landscape:
- After Unite the Right in August 2017, Elliot Kline handed leadership to Patrick Casey, who in turn folded the organization to join with Nick Fuentes’ America First movement.
- AIM/EV demonstrate the ways in which elite university students like Fuentes can use campus communities to promote anti-Semitic and white supremacist organizations under a veil of intellectualism.
Resources & Links:
- “Extremist Files: Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement,” Southern Poverty Law Center
- “Neo-Nazi Hipsters Identity Evropa Exposed In Discord Chat Leak,” Chris Schiano, Freddy Martinez, Unicorn Riot, March 6, 2019
- “This Innocent-Seeming Group Is Actually A Major White Nationalist Organization,” Benjamin Gladstone, Forward, August 25, 2019
- “Identity Evropa / American Identity Movement,” Counter Extremism Project
New England Actions Since 2017:
- Flyering at UMass Boston, Amherst College, Bunker Hill Community College, Holyoke Community College, Boston University, and more.
March 2016-June 2017