1. Andrew Anglin, 32, runs the neo-Nazi website, The Daily Stormer.
Anglin, who is based in Ohio, launched The Daily Stormer on July 4, 2013. The site is very popular among white supremacists. Anglin says that he is trying to reach “all disenfranchised and angry White males under the age of thirty.” He created the site after founding another neo-Nazi site, Total Fascism, in 2012. Prior to promoting Hitler and fascism, Anglin was a 9/11 “truther” and was influenced by conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones of InfoWars. Anglin was also active on the Internet on sites like the 4chan discussion forum, parts of which are notorious for their hateful content.
2. Anglin’s goal is to promote hatred of Jews and to denigrate minorities.
He writes that The Daily Stormer “is designed to serve as a hardcore front for the conversion of masses into a pro-White, Antisemitic ideology.” Anglin attacks Jews on a daily basis, using crude anti-Semitic language to describe various figures. He has a section on his site called “Jewish Problem,” where he accuses Jews of all sorts of societal ills. Anglin also lauds Hitler and promotes Holocaust denial. His hatred extends to other minorities as well, particularly blacks, and he frequently uses news items as a way to launch his tirades.
3. Anglin encourages his followers to troll and harass perceived enemies online.
Anglin often refers to himself as a troll on the Internet. In this light, he goads his readers and followers, whom he refers to as the “Stormer troll army,” to contact perceived enemies (mostly Jews) on Twitter to inundate them with hateful tweets. On his website, Anglin has also posted extensive instructions on how to troll people. He has carried out these tactics against Jewish journalists and Jewish public figures, including politicians.
4. Other racists have feuded with Anglin over his tactics.
So-called “intellectual racists,” who tend to reject more blatant or shocking displays of white supremacy, do not like Anglin’s openly provocative and crude language or the Nazi imagery he uses. The intellectual racists, though bigoted and anti-Semitic themselves, fear that his “outlandish anti-Semitic bilge” and Hitler worship might dissuade “mainstream” whites from entering the white supremacist movement. In addition, intellectual racists claim that Anglin is more interested in accumulating an Internet following than in spreading white supremacist ideas in the real world. Anglin, in turn, has attacked these intellectual racists for being too cerebral to appeal to the working-class whites he claims to be trying to reach.
5. Anglin is a controversial figure within the white supremacist movement.
Anglin lived for a while in Asia and the Philippines. He reportedly had relationships with Asian and Filipino women, something that is considered traitorous to the white race by white supremacists. Anglin is also controversial for his views on women. He often attacks and belittles women and expresses misogynist views. Saying that the purpose of The Daily Stormer is to educate men about the white nationalist movement, Anglin has actually banned women from producing content for his site.