KIRKSVILLE – A local white supremacist‘s Web site has been taken offline after he allegedly issued death threats against Canadian officials.
According to an article published last week in the London Free Press in London Ontario, Canada, Alex Linder, of Kirksville, posted the threats on the Vanguard News Network after the jailing of London resident Tomasz Winnicki.
Winnicki was sentenced to nine months in jail July 13 after violating a court order barring him from posting hate messages. The Free Press reported VNN hosted Winnicki’s “long-running tirade against non-whites and non-Christians.”
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After the jail sentence was issued, Linder posted threats on the site against Federal Court of Canada Justice Konrad W. von Finckenstein, members of the Canadian Human Rights Commission and Ottawa lawyer Richard Warman.
“Killing Warman, ‘judge’ von Finckenship, or any of the jews who make up the dictatorial ‘human rights’ council … would be a genuine act of patriotism,” Linder posted on his Web site “That is VNN’s view.”
The commission increased security for staff working on hate crimes in wake of the threats. They joined Warman in drafting letters to U.S. police and the Internet service provider for VNN.
“This is a direct indication to murder,” Warman said, a human rights advocate who targets Internet hate sites.
The Free Press also reported VNN posted death threats from its members, including one saying outlaw bikers had been offered money to kill Warman and his family.
After being informed of the threats, the Internet service provider shut down the main Web site and the VNN forum July 26.
Several attempts to contact Linder by phone were unsuccessful, and he did not respond to an email from the Daily Express seeking comment.
The Southern Poverty Law Centre, an anti-racism group, describes Linder as “the operator of a gutturally racist Web site that is close to breaking into the big time by becoming one of the 10,000 most-visited pages on the Net.”