Whereas much of the optics-obsessed “alt-right” is shy about deploying Third Reich imagery, Atomwaffen is not. Its photos, videos and artwork are flush with swastikas and SS lightning bolts. Its members love to throw up a Nazi salute.
The group published its latest propaganda video earlier this month. It features members dressed in camouflage and skull masks shouting “gas the Kikes” and “race war now” as they fire guns and practice military maneuvers across the countryside. A previous video included footage of members setting both an American flag and a copy of the U.S. Constitution on fire during a “Doomsday Hatecamp.”
When Charles Manson died in November, Atomwaffen members mourned the murderous cult leader. “A great revolutionary,” one person wrote on a now defunct Atomwaffen message board. “The world really does feel a little emptier,” wrote another.