Saturday, March 20, 2010
Aryan Nations Athol Faction Distributes 3,000 Pro-White "Racist" Flyers In Southern Idaho
On March 19th, 2010, the Idaho Statesman reports that the Aryan Nations Athol Faction has distributed an estimated 3,000 "white supremacist" flyers in southern Idaho as part of an awareness campaign that started March 6th. In a phone interview with the Idaho Falls Post-Register, Aryan Nations Director Paul Mullet said "It's our constitutional right to distribute literature, and we will continue to do it...There will be a lot more." Meanwhile, Idaho Falls Police Department Sgt. Phil Grimes says the flyer Holm received likely didn't violate any laws.
Unfortunately, the Post-Register requires a subscription to access their story.
The media found their designated mark to trot out for the customary ritual denunciation of the flyers. Barbara Holm, a lifelong resident of Idaho Falls, received one of the flyers that said "join the fight to keep America white." It was stuffed with two peppermint candies. Holm said it was first time she had encountered white supremacist material in her hometown, that she was flabbergasted, and was relieved she wasn't specifically targeted with the fliers. "I'm also horrified that they can do this," Holm said. "I think it's a sad day for America." You can visit the Aryan Nations flyer library HERE.
The Aryan Nations Athol Faction continues to be the most active of the three factions, the others being one led by Pastor Jerald O. Brien based in Coeur d'Alene, ID, and another led by August Kreis based in Lexington, SC.