Hate Group Litters Town with Anti-Semitic Propaganda

August 19, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On August 19, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that "as many as 1,000 packets of racist and anti-Semitic propaganda were dropped on lawns across [the predominantly Jewish town of Sharon, Mass.]... signed by a West Virginia-based hate group called the National Alliance...Rob Leikend, director of the Anti-Defamation League of New England, described the National Alliance as 'one of the more sophisticated' groups promoting hate against blacks, Jews, and immigrants... He called the contents 'classic Nazi hate theories.'...Other Boston suburbs have been targeted in the last several years...'Instead of dividing people,' [said one Sharon resident], 'this kind of thing brings people together to work for tolerance.'"