Shock jock Adrian Kennedy has been issued with death threats by members of neo-Nazi groups after he ridiculed racists on air.
Show bosses at FM 104 are reporting the threats to Gardai after the DJ was warned he would ‘rot in hell’ for challenging white supremacists on his show.
“Adrian has been threatened in the past,” said show producer Jeremy Dixon. “But these threats are particularly nasty. As far as we are concerned these neo-Nazis are complete headbangers and we cannot be too careful.”
Kennedy, who hosts the station’s late night Phoneshow, interviewed notorious US racist Pastor Richard Butler of Twelve Aryan Nations on air earlier this week.
He explained how his group believed that white people were the supreme race and others were only put on earth to do work that whites didn’t want to do.
The neo-Nazi preacher also condemned homosexuals during a heated debate.
“Adrian didn’t let him away with a single point, and at the end of it really told him what he thought of him,” said Dixon.
“After that there was a flood of calls from Irish people claiming to be part of similar organisations and cursing Adrian.
“When we arrived into the office on Thursday and Friday the phonelines and e-mails had been jammed with messages.
“Some of them were very frightening and threatening toward Adrian. They were calling him a ‘black lover’ and ‘Jew supporter’ amongst other things.
“When we logged onto a big supremacist internet chatroom we found that they had been communicating with one another about the show.
“Most of them were furious with the way Pastor Butler had been spoken to by Adrian – he is like a God to them.”
One caller said: “You’re the real ****ing scumbag, nigger-lover. Hitler killed no Jews – I hope you rot in hell.
“We will sort you out. We don’t mind getting sent down for a few years if it will sort out scum like you. Hitler is the real working class hero.”
Last night Kennedy dubbed the neo-Nazis ‘armchair terrorists’.
“It is very easy to hide behind the e-mail address or mobile phone and threaten me.
“Although it is scary, we have neo-Nazis like the Aryan Nation organisation living next door to us.”