The Baltimore County Police Department has received reports that antisemitic flyers and other propaganda have been circulating in the Parkville area.
Howard Libit, the executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, said that several incidents of propaganda-sharing have occurred in the area over the past few days.
“These flyers are basically an attempt to intimidate and harass the Jewish community, Jewish residents,” Libit said.
Paul Simpson, who lives in the Parkville area, said he was shocked after finding the antisemitic flyers in front of his home. He said he found them last Saturday morning.
“It’s disturbing,” he said of the jarring discovery. “I don’t like this kind of hate speech.”
Libit told WJZ that he believes the flyers might be connected to a “day of hate,” which extremists called for online last week.
“I know a lot of synagogues added an extra guard, added an extra precaution, spent more time thinking about security,” he said.
Jewish advocacy group StopAntisemitism has identified these antisemitic flyers belonging to a neo-nazi group, the Goyim Defense League (GDL). The GDL, led by white supremacist Jon Minadeo II, was one of the leading antisemitic groups pushing the ‘National Day of Hate’ against Jewish communities nationwide.
The Baltimore County Police told WJZ that it is aware of the flyers and is investigating the incident.