Anti-Semitic fliers dropped in Montana

(JTA) — Hundreds of fliers showing an apparently fictitious haredi Orthodox rabbi calling for a white genocide were dropped in front of homes in Bozeman, Montana.

The fliers, which were distributed over the weekend, quote the rabbi as saying that it is “in the Jewish interest … that whites experience a genocide,” describing violence against women and children, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. The rabbi is named but appears not to be real.

Bozeman police told the newspaper that they do not know who distributed the fliers and there is no active investigation into the incident, though officers are continuing to take reports of flier sightings.

“There is a fine line between what’s allowed by law as far as free speech coupled with whether it’s a direct threat of any kind,” Sgt. Travis Munter of the Bozeman Police Department said. “It doesn’t take much for something like this to turn into a crime. But it hasn’t gotten to that point.”

Anti-Semitic fliers have been distributed in other areas of Montana, including Missoula and Whitefish, the site of a planned neo-Nazi march that was later called off.

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