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Atlanta Area Jewish Communities Hit with Antisemitic ‘GDL’ Flyers

Residents in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs neighborhoods outside of Atlanta found disturbing antisemitic flyers in their driveways Sunday morning.

Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch posted a photo of the flyer on Facebook.

“The purpose of activities like this is to cause fear and to divide us,” Deutsch said. “I stand with our Jewish community and all who face intolerance. I believe that love always conquers hate. Please be good to each other.”

“The Dunwoody Police Department is aware that a number of residents of all faiths received antisemitic flyers in their driveways overnight,” Dunwoody Chief of Police, Billy Grogan, said. “We are actively investigating this incident and working closely with the Sandy Springs Police Department, as their community was victimized as well. If you have any information related to this case, please contact 911. There is no place for hate in Dunwoody.”

Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul said on Facebook, “Overnight, some despicable individual(s) flyered our community with antisemitic, hate-filled material.”

Gov. Brian Kemp weighed in on the flyers, echoing sentiments expressed by Deutsch and Paul.

Paul said the city is checking security cameras in an effort to identify the “culprits” and “if legal charges are possible, they will be brought.”

NGO StopAntisemitism has identified the group as the Goyim Defense League (GDL), led by leader, Jon Minadeo II. Minadeo was named StopAntisemitism’s ‘Antisemite of the Week.’

White Supremacist group ‘Goyim Defense League’ targets Georgia’s Jewish suburbs of Dunwoody & Sandy Springs with their latest antisemitic flyer campaign

Why aren’t law enforcement officials and judicial partners stopping these targeted harassment hate incidents? pic.twitter.com/RiH7nxHWya— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) February 6, 2023

A spokesperson for Sandy Springs police said they are currently investigating the flyers and that there have been no arrests yet as the investigation is currently underway.

Source: https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/dekalb-county/anti-semitic-flyers-found-driveways-several-dunwoody-sandy-springs-neighborhoods/GF7ZOYTOOJGRZE6D4HI27KGNVM/