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"Why is a 25-year-old running for Congress?" Meet Erin Schrode of California's Second District.

A young Jewish Democrat running for Congress in California is still being been inundated with some of the most vitriolic anti-Semitic harassment any candidate may have ever received — and the attacks are continuing on a daily basis. The latest installment appeared on the website of the white supremacist neo-Nazi Daily Stormer on Monday.

Erin Schrode, 25, is attempting to overtake incumbent GOP Representative Jared Huffman in the state’s second Congressional district. But in that effort, she has been forced into the position of fighting not only the average campaign battle, but one in which she must show her mettle under what could be real life-threatening fire. It certainly is traumatizing on a daily basis, without doubt, and any candidate who can hold up under such an attack would be a formidable opponent indeed.

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Commentators on the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi blog run by white supremacist Andrew Anglin, posted Schrode’s personal cell phone number and email address online, thereby making her available as a target for a massive “deluge” of anti-Semitic abuse last week. That alone may be grounds for criminal prosecution — but the FBI has said little about it.

Schrode told Buzzfeed that she found it necessary to alert law enforcement due to the level of harassment she was forced to endure, and yet, police say they can do nothing more but increase their patrols, because this kind of thing falls within the purvue of the FBI.

At one point, she received a voice mail message with the sound of someone hissing. Online, one message she received read: “Get out of my country, kike. Get to Israel where you belong. That or the oven. Take your pick.” There have been other epithets and a number of caricatures as well. Local police have beefed up their patrols but there is little more they can do, they say. This is an FBI issue.

“Local police confirmed that the FBI are the ones who should handle this type of threats,” Schrode said. But it’s not clear what, if anything, the FBI is doing about the harassment.

Probably not much – and it is not clear how much they can do, considering American “freedom of speech” laws. But publishing one’s personal details on the Internet without their permission is certainly illegal — ISIS is being tracked for that in New York by the very same Federal Bureau of Investigations that is saying so little about this anti-Semitic harassment in California.

Meanwhile, on Monday’s home page of the anti-Semitic blog, there appeared a disgusting photo of a hissing weasel, with the headline, “Hissing Jew Candidate Erin Schrode is Crying About the Troll Army.” Clicking on the link takes one to an article and a photo showing the animal facing a snake, with the caption, “Jewess Erin Schrode about to get owned by the Stormer Troll Army.”

“Last Friday (sic) the Daily Stormer reported that a Jewess was running for congress (sic) in California. The heros (sic) of the STA (Stormer Troll Army) have since begun a dialogue between her and our people. You know, to foster understanding and cooperation.”

The article continues with an increasingly menacing tone, plus a photo showing the small animal dead, hanging from the mouth of a heron.

“The STA is a professional organization, and is known to lay waste to their enemies with ruthless efficiency. Schrode is a Jew, and as such will support Jewish interests if she’s elected to congress. (sic) Whenever sh**lords try to run for office, they have to brace themselves for a media storm of hostility. Jews and shills must learn to fear a similar reaction when they attempt to infiltrate our leadership positions…. Meanwhile, we have like 12 different strategies, all of which are much better than their “waahhhhhh, feel bad for me, my grandpa got turned into a lampshade by Hitler and now people are saying mean things to me on the internet” strategy….Important Note: I just always assume these Jews are lying when they talk about death threats, because no one ever gets charged. But I will remind you all: don’t send anyone death threats, or threats of any kind. I know you all know that. But it’s good to remind you: don’t ever do anything illegal. Trolling is not illegal, despite the efforts of the Jews.”

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31 COMMENTS

  1. Even in the US, which is far more friendly to Israel and Jews in general than many other nations in this world, Nazis still exist.These Nazis are the perfect illustration that Zionism is still needed today just like it was in 1895. These Anti Semite hate creatures are the reason why a Jewish state must exist and why that state must remain strong enough to deferat all those who dream of another Holocaust.

  2. The Neo-Nazi is a thing of the past, making a comeback as a knee-jerk response to the leftist movement in this country. The left has managed to corral the likes of the disenfranchised. These include the transgenders and the trouble makers in the black community. In fact, it excludes most people with an ounce of common sense.
    If she were not a Jew, she would still face a lot of objections. While it seems her motivation is above question, she is trying to represent something most people detest. She is a Democrat, the party of slavery and the KKK. These are the people that advocate violence at Donald Trump rallies.
    My family is solidly Democrat, and I see things differently. The Democrats used to to be the Democratic Party, but not so much anymore. Now, they should be labeled as Socialists, and that is not a good thing. So, people will rebel. I am one of them.
    Her fate seems to be determined by her religion. In fact, that is just one point of many that sticks in some people's craws. It is an easy thing to attack, and so much of politics is the going after low hanging fruit. If she were to do what she says she wants to do but run as a Republican, she would not draw unwanted attention from the crazy people inhabiting both parties. But, she has embraced liberal values, and I can not accept that part either. The liberals want legal changes to our constitution. Their claims of equality are a falsehood too quickly accepted and wrong. (We may be created equally, but that does end at birth. I can not accept that everyone is just as intelligent as the next, or has the same abilities). Once she gets her reality check, she may do well. I hope she changes her position on a few things as we do not live in an idealistic world. But, she is only 25 years old, and has time for a come-back, should she fail this time.

  3. I agree with you with everything you said, I am Jewish myself but Loath all the Dem's Jews they R no help to our country or to Israel or to Jews they R far left siding with Muslims, and illegal immgrants and further more they R creating an immoral society with LGB agenda.

  4. Ofra Bendavid You got that wrong it is the ignorant idiot republican Jews who are disgraceful and have no idea what it means to be Jewish. Funny how all the Jewish Supreme Court Justices are Deomocrats! In fact all the good Jews in the congress and Senate are Jewish!

  5. Maybe Edward this negative reaction is more attributed to people like you who pretend to be Jewish. Wacko Trump family wise is very connected to the Jewish people and seems to have his head screwed firmly on with his political agenda. LIttle doubt who you voted for last time!

  6. Obviously, these threats and attacks are terrible and shuld be condemned. ALL anti-semitism shuld be condemned.

    However, I do think she is not fit to hold the office.

    She has no real solutions and basicaly is running on empty promisses, such as those of Bernie Sanders (e.g. how the country will pay for free education).

    If she does have real answers, she is unable to articulate them.

  7. These people are real bullies, to gang up on one person shows what low life's they are. No character or decency in them. Reverse their roles and you will see a different, cowardly side of them. Creeps!!!!! crawl into your holes where you belong.

  8. Obviously, these threats and attacks are terrible and shuld be condemned. ALL anti-semitism shuld be condemned.

    However, I do think she is not fit to hold the office.

    1. She has no real solutions and basicaly is running on empty promisses, such as those of Bernie Sanders (e.g. how the country will pay for free education). If she does have real answers, she is unable to articulate them.

    2. Ironically, she supports Bernie Sanders and thus his anti-Semitic, Anti-Israel policies. No Jew who supports Israel should support Bernie Sanders who as pointed out on this site, has constantly attacked Israel with falsities in order to garner votes.

    Thus, the target of anti-semitism herself supports an anti-semite.

  9. This is all concerted effort by the Left to promote her and her candidacy. It's only a matter of time before some enterprising hacker discovers that most of the senders are Lefties. It still may work, unfortunately. Wish I could vote against her. America does not need another loony Leftie in Congress, whether she's Jewish or not.

  10. These types of antisemitic theats and messages are actually prophesied, and they will get worse, until enough American Jews make aliyah. America will never be entirely comfortable and safe for Jews, because it is exile, not home.

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