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Anti-Semitic flier hits Takoma Park
Washington Jewish Week ^ | 12-7-11 | Adam Kredo

Posted on 12/07/2011 3:30:25 PM PST by SJackson

This anti-Semitic flier was found by residents in Arlington and Takoma Park.

Takoma Park resident Hadar Susskind awoke early Sunday morning to find a four-page, anti-Semitic screed laying in his front yard.

The flier, which purports to detail "Jew crimes" and labels "Israel the problem," has been found outside homes in areas of Arlington and Takoma Park in recent days. The Anti-Defamation League says that it's currently investigating numerous complaints from Virginia residents who've received the document (others who received it in Takoma Park contacted WJW).

The flier heavily resembles a multipage pamphlet that was left in front of homes in Bethesda and Washington D.C. in 2009.

"I think it is absurd that someone would distribute this in a community that has a strong Jewish presence and is probably the most open and tolerant anywhere that you can find," said Susskind, noting that he had never before received anything like it.

The ADL's associate regional director, Sophie Dornstreich, said that "more than likely, it's the same individual and flier" that was distributed several years ago. Dornstreich encouraged those who've received the document to contact local police.

According to a 2009 WJW report, the flier was created and distributed by an older man who identified himself as Peter Cojanis. The report, which is based on an eyewitness account, described Cojanis as "a grizzled white guy in his mid-70s" who distributed the flier by bicycle.

The pamphlet requests that state and federal lawmakers "declare war on Israel" and advocates the removal of "each and every Jew and pro-Israel official from state and federal governments and financial organizations," according to pictures of the flier that were forwarded to WJW.

The flier also accuses Jews of putting hazardous materials in the nation's food and water supply, and alleges that "government Jews murder 20 million."

The ADL's Dornstreich said that while the language in the document is protected under the First Amendment and "doesn't rise to the level of criminality," it most certainly is "an example of how someone can create a climate of intimidation." The anti-Semitic language and bizarre accusations "give the sense that there's a reason to feel targeted and vulnerable."

Takoma Park Police Chief Ronald Ricucci said that his department is currently investigating reports of a man who was handing out fliers that match those obtained by WJW. Police, in conjuction with the Maryland Attorney General's Office, are trying to determine whether or not the fliers "cross the line as a hate crime," Ricucci said.

Currently, Takoma police believe that Cojanis is responsible for distributing the fliers, though it still remains unconfirmed. According to Ricucci, a man who resembles Cojanis was photographed with the fliers near a local Metro stop. Additionally, Cojanis' name appears on the fliers themselves. Phone calls placed early Tuesday to the police department in Arlington were not returned.

Dornstreich said that the police would consider this "a noncriminal bias incident," meaning that while officers cannot take action, the situation will be officially monitored. She added that the ADL receives reports of similar incidents multiple times a year.

Ron Halber, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, said that "this is clearly the work of some individuals who are trying to promote hate."

But "they will not succeed," Halber added. "This is a very inclusive region with a strong record of rejecting bigotry and valuing inclusion."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: adl; antisemitism; bluezones

1 posted on 12/07/2011 3:30:30 PM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

so, should jews become a protected class?


2 posted on 12/07/2011 3:36:05 PM PST by brivette
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To: SJackson

Cojanis lives under the stairs in Louis Farrakhan’s basement.


3 posted on 12/07/2011 3:39:00 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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In the context of local ordinances he has the right to distribute any hate material he desires. It's a shame he uses the American Free Press which supports and in the past (may now, haven't looked for awhile) advertised a Republican Presidential candidate as a columnist. But that's old news, roundly condemned, including on FR.

4 posted on 12/07/2011 3:42:55 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: brivette
so, should jews become a protected class?

No, I don't think anyone has suggested that. He has a right, consistant with local ordinance, to distribute his hate material. The paper has a right to publish the news. Heck, I have the ability, not right since this is a private site, to express my opinion that the guy is a Jew hating bigot. If that offends you as the article appears to have, sorry.

5 posted on 12/07/2011 3:47:35 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: SJackson
Insane Anti-Semitic Flyer Invades Suburbia!

The flyer is pictured in the above link. This man is nuts.

6 posted on 12/07/2011 3:49:55 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: SJackson

thanks for the response. I was just asking..


7 posted on 12/07/2011 3:53:36 PM PST by brivette
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To: SJackson; brivette

Brivette is a sometime freeper who, after a long absence, likes to appear on any remotely-Jewish or Israel-related post and spit gems like “I [Brivette] support Ron Paul’s position on Israel.”

(her posting history is, well, interesting)


8 posted on 12/07/2011 3:58:06 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
The flyer is pictured in the above link. This man is nuts.

Maybe, maybe not. Never assume these people are nuts. BTW, the flyer is a reprint of a not entirely insignificant publication.

9 posted on 12/07/2011 3:59:31 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: SJackson

He signs himself ‘Commander in Chief’ and ‘Advocate of God’.

These sorts of publications usually bear all the marks of paranoid schizophrenia.


10 posted on 12/07/2011 4:05:23 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: Jewbacca
Last election Ron Paul was promoted as a featured columnist in the American Free Press in their brochure to potential advertisers. They're strong supporters, don't know if they feature him that way any more or not. But they're sympatico.

Since you mention the good Doctor, did you know than Zionism was not a secular movement reacting to continued unacceptance of even secular Jews in Europe, witness Dryfuss. Rather a movement of religious Jew, to rip the completely assimilated Jews of Europe out of their loving enviornment.

Next thing you know, forget WWI, the Mandate, WWII, the UN whips up this state out of nowhere. Not a Doctor of History.

Best part, he should have left this out of his book, his views were shaped by meeting a palestinian immigrant to the US whose family was ripped out of their home to build a settlement. In the early 1950s. Tel Aviv maybe. I know noone other than rabid Jewhaters and Islamists who throw out that line. But then his first of three books referenced is Carter's Apartheid novel, so I shouldn't be surprised.

11 posted on 12/07/2011 4:10:44 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: proxy_user
He signs himself ‘Commander in Chief’ and ‘Advocate of God’....These sorts of publications usually bear all the marks of paranoid schizophrenia

I wouldn't argue that with you, I just don't think it's particularly relevant. Thus far his conduct is legal, based on his views were he in my neighborhood, I'd consider him a threat, irrespective of his stability.

It's generally accepted that Hitler was, among other things, a severe manic depressive, treated from about 1939 on in a way that intensified the diseast.

There were studies done of many of the accused at Nuremberg, don't know if I can point you to one on the web, to determine if, my guess what kind, of mental illness caused these things. The unfortunate conclusions, most non diseased individuals, I won't say normal, acting in their perceived best interests. In this context I sometimes suppest reading Rudolf Hoss' (not Hoess) memoirs. Not really memoirs, he wrote them while waiting to be hung at the suggestion of prosecutors. And poorly written. But to hear his account, his rise from street thug to high placement at Dachau to commandant of Auschwits wasn't much different from an auto salesman who rose to manage his agency, then own it and two others. Sure, there are aberrations there, certainly today we'd have clinical terms. Personally I think it simple evil. It's easier to spell, and easy to recognize, and you don't have to fret about the motivation of those who wish you harm.

12 posted on 12/07/2011 4:23:27 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: proxy_user

BTW, didn’t mean to leave the impression Hoss was executed at Nuremberg. He was there, testified, but in the end turned over to Poland for prosecution. Poland hung him, and have a memorial placque where he met his just end.


13 posted on 12/07/2011 4:27:12 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: brivette
so, should jews become a protected class?

No, but we should prepare to stomp empty national socialist skulls into mush at the earliest opportunity so Jews don't have to become a protected class.

14 posted on 12/07/2011 4:47:31 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SJackson
The report, which is based on an eyewitness account, described Cojanis as "a grizzled white guy in his mid-70s" who distributed the flier by bicycle.


15 posted on 12/07/2011 4:51:40 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Caipirabob

My boots stand at the ready, more than eager to stomp Nazi skulls into POWDER.


16 posted on 12/07/2011 6:02:55 PM PST by SirLurkedalot (I'm toning it down as much as I can.)
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To: brivette; SJackson; MestaMachine; Nachum

“Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of COLLECTIVISM. [emphasis added] It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.

Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions, values and character are determined before he is born, by physical factors beyond his control. This is the caveman’s version of the doctrine of innate ideas—or of inherited knowledge—which has been thoroughly refuted by philosophy and science. Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men.

Like every form of determinism, racism invalidates the specific attribute which distinguishes man from all other living species: his rational faculty. Racism negates two aspects of man’s life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination.”

Ayn Rand, “The Virtue of Selfishness”

Lemme guess....Ayn Rand was a liberal......


17 posted on 12/08/2011 12:00:58 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: SirLurkedalot

the Nazi’s were defeated some 70 years ago; so take a powder


18 posted on 12/08/2011 12:41:22 PM PST by brivette
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To: Jewbacca

first, I’m a guy, second, I’m Lutheran. third, I don’t like Ron Paul.


19 posted on 12/08/2011 12:43:32 PM PST by brivette
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To: Jewbacca

I’ve been a Free Republic member for years. fyi


20 posted on 12/08/2011 12:45:30 PM PST by brivette
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To: brivette

I essentially quoted your post in support of Paul’s position to abandon Israel. You also repeatedly post that you are a “fan” of Pat Buchananan.

Pretty much the only thing Paul and Pat have in common is hatred of Jewish people.

(BTW: pointing out that you are an accolite of Martin “Of Jews and Their Lies” Luther who wrote the initial draft of Hitler’s final solution is not exactly a way to show you are philosemetic.)


21 posted on 12/08/2011 1:15:15 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: SJackson
Anti-Semitic flier hits Takoma Park

Is the pilot OK, or did I embarrass myself again as this was another drone?

23 posted on 12/08/2011 2:04:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: brivette

Jimmy, you’ll always be a loser, regardless of your religion.


24 posted on 12/09/2011 8:33:26 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: SJackson; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Not cool.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


25 posted on 12/09/2011 11:12:16 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: brivette

Thanks for the update.


26 posted on 12/13/2011 1:03:05 PM PST by SirLurkedalot (I'm toning it down as much as I can.)
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To: COBOL2Java

A 4 page screed is a shootout waiting to happen.

We find stacks of screeds in the church occasionally. Weird.


27 posted on 12/13/2011 1:09:27 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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