Donald Trump once referred to neo-Nazis as “very fine people.” That’s not an opinion, that’s a fact that was captured on camera. Now, those neo-Nazi groups have been encouraged by their leaders to contract the COVID-19 coronavirus and intentionally spread it to police officers and Jewish people, according to the FBI.
ABC News reported that the FBI’s New York office sent out an alert recently, warning that neo-Nazi groups are pushing members to spread the virus through “bodily fluids and personal interactions” to their perceived enemies.
“The FBI alert, which went out on Thursday, told local police agencies that extremists want their followers to try to use spray bottles to spread bodily fluids to cops on the street,” ABC News reports. “The extremists are also directing followers to spread the disease to Jews by going ‘any place they may be congregated, to include markets, political offices, businesses and places of worship.'”
Michael Masters, the head of Secure Communities Network that coordinates security for synagogues, spoke with ABC News about the matter. He said that neo-Nazis have been claiming that Jews are responsible for the spread of the virus in the United States.
“From pushing the idea that Jews created the coronavirus virus to sell vaccines to encouraging infected followers to try to spread the illness to the Jewish community and law enforcement, as the coronavirus has spread, we have observed how white-supremacists, neo-Nazis and others have used this to drive their own conspiracy theories, spread disinformation and incite violence on their online platforms,” he explains.
You can read more on the report HERE.