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Neo-Nazi who Was Defended by Robert Spencer Arrested by the FBI

In May of 2010, Douglas Story‘s vehicle was photographed containing anti-Islam slogans and neo-Nazi symbols:

Is this the back of some neo-nazi's truck, or the cover of Robert Spencer's next book?

CAIR filed a complaint with the Virginia Department of Transportation about the “license plate of Douglas Story” claiming that the numbers “14” and “88” were symbolic neo-Nazi code.

As Loonwatch contributor Rousseau reported at the time,

CAIR picked up on this loony truck driver’s mural and then apparently noticed his license plate number, which read “14CV88.” Ibrahim Hooper, communications director of CAIR, argued that this number was code for neo-Nazi white supremacist ideas; Hooper explained: “…Among neo-Nazis, 88 refers to ‘Heil Hitler,’ because H is the eighth letter of the alphabet. White supremacists sometimes use the number 14 as shorthand for the 14-word motto, ‘We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.’”

Story denied being a neo-Nazi, saying instead that the numbers on his license plate referred to his favorite NASCAR racers. This turned out to be a lie…more anti-Muslim so-called taqiyyah if you will.

CAIR was correct that Story was a White Supremacist. The Washington Post’s Brigid Schulte reported just a couple of days later that Douglas Story’s Facebook page was replete with white supremacist associations:

Arguing that his license plate was purely about NASCAR and had nothing to do with race, Story told me that he had a Jewish sister-in-law and had attended his niece’s bat mitzvah. He denied being anti-Semitic.

But here’s how he describes himself on Facebook:

“100% WHITE MAN, 100% ARYAN, 100% PRO-LIFE (Children are innocent), 100% PRO DEATH PENALTY (Criminal Scum aren’t innocent).
Over the past 28 years; I, like David Duke, have had an Awakening.”

Note to self: In these days of social media, Twitter and personal oversharing on the web, always check Facebook…

When I called Story to ask about the Facebook page, he continued to maintain that his license plate message had nothing to with racism. He stuck by his NASCAR story. “Southern white men. Southern white sport. What else needs to be said?” he said.

Story acknowledged that he thinks of himself as 100 percent Aryan. “Aryan is a Sanskrit word that means noble,” he said, “no matter what spin the liberal media tries to put on it as being a racist, hate word.”

He said he is an admirer of David Duke, who, he said was “reamed by the media because of his Klan affiliations.” “I am a white nationalist,” Story said. “I am in favor of the whites having their own homeland.” When I asked him where that homeland would be, he said he didn’t know. “The Pacific Northwest maybe. Alaska. Denmark. Greenland. Iceland.”

I asked if he really thought that the Holocaust was a hoax. “I don’t know what to think,” he said.

Rather than condemn Story, Spencer offered this initial defense,

Hamas-linked CAIR smears anti-jihad Virginia driver as Neo-Nazi

…CAIR’s whole story was false in the first place: the driver in question, Douglas Story, is not a neo-Nazi at all, but a racing fan. The alleged code numbers for neo-Nazi slogans were actually favorite race car drivers’ numbers.

Will Honest Ibe Hooper apologize to Douglas Story? Come on, Ibe! It would be the decent thing to do!

Spencer also argued the entire episode was a ploy by CAIR to link “anti-jihadists” like Spencer to neo-Nazi white supremacists,

The implication of the story, of course, was that anti-jihadists are neo-Nazis — which, despite the febrile fantasies of libelblogger Charles Johnson and his cohort, CAIR’s amiable stomach-stapled beekeeper Honest Ibe Hooper, flies in the face of the facts…

Spencer never apologized for being so horribly wrong about his “anti-Jihadist” buddy being a White Supremacist. Instead he posted a one sentence update saying, “The Washington Post has uncovered evidence that Douglas Story is indeed a white supremacist racist. In that case, he deserves whatever he gets from the DMV.”

In a new twist to this story, yesterday, Douglas Story was arrested by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force “after allegedly receiving a fully automatic AK-47 from an undercover agent.”

A Manassas man accused of being a white supremacist was arrested Wednesday by members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force after allegedly receiving a fully automatic AK-47 from an undercover agent.

Court records show Douglas Howard Story, 48, of the Manassas area, allegedly provided a semi-automatic AK-47, along with $120, to an undercover law enforcement agent with the intent that it be modified to become fully automatic. He then allegedly received the modified weapon from an undercover agent and was subsequently arrested, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Neil H. MacBride and FBI  Assistant Director for the Washington Field Office announced Story’s arrest Wednesday.  He has been charged with a violation of the National Firearms Act – a charge that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Manassas Patch, 30 May 2012

See also Inside NoVa, 31 May 2012

I’m not a fan of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, as they have been deeply involved in abusing constitutional rights, through profiling, secret surveillance and entrapment activities. Story’s arrest however does, once again, bring to surface the fact that the so-called “anti-Jihad/counter-jihad” movement is filled with neo-Nazis, fascists, and racists of one stripe or another.

It is also another opportunity to point out Spencer’s hypocrisy. He asked Ibrahim Hooper to apologize for “defaming” Douglas Story, but cannot and will not bring himself to apologize for supporting a “White supremacist” and defaming Ibrahim Hooper.

Robert Spencer will you finally apologize for defending a neo-Nazi “White Supremacist” even after the above image of his car, replete with neo-Nazi symbolism, the Confederate flag, and anti-Islam propaganda were evident? Do you, Spencer, agree with the neo-Nazi Story that “all we need to know about Islam we learned on 9/11?”

Something tells me Spencer’s apologies and answer will not be forthcoming.

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  • Steve wrote,

    @Garibaldi, that’s what I don’t get – why should anybody have to interpret the apparent word of a god? If a god made us then that god should be sufficiently well informed to let us know its desires for us in language which can’t be interpreted – it should lay out its desire in bullet points rather than obfuscate them in localised tales and allegory.

    Bullet points, really Steve? I think a God would not choose such a medium because, well…it’s boring.

  • JT

    Jan,
    It’s offensive for him to imply that the entire religion of Islam, and all the Muslims who follow it, should be judged by the actions of those hijackers. It’s also offensive that he’s a Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist and Holocaust denier.

    But that isn’t the main point of the article. The main point, which you have conveniently overlooked in order to make a silly comment, is how your hero Robert Spencer is hypocritical and demands an apology from Ibrahim Hooper for ‘defaming’ Douglas Story but then refuses to apologise to Hooper for defaming him, even though he was right about Story being a Neo-Nazi. And despite being a Neo-Nazi and a potentially violent white supremacist, Douglas Story is more acceptable to Robert Spencer than a Muslim.

  • Once again InPeace shows his true colors.

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  • Garibaldi

    You wrote,
    ————————————————————————–
    I don’t have time to watch the video, but I think I know what it means to say, religion can be twisted into an abhorrent ideology to suit the agenda of anyone. I hope to watch it when I get time.

    It is not only religious ideology, but any ideology, be it secularism, Marxism, etc. that can be twisted into violence and cruelty. At play is the mind of the human interpreting the Quran, the Bible, the Communist Manifesto, etc.
    ————————————————————————–

    YouJames1978Forever would actually agree with you. That was pretty much the point of the video. Its not too long, so when you have the time, it shouldn’t take you too long to watch it. He also made a followup video further clarifying his position if you’re interested.

    Indoctrination (A Followup To “Religion Is An Excuse!”)

  • Steve

    @Critical, I agree religion is often the excuse but it can also be the sole reason.

    @Garibaldi, that’s what I don’t get – why should anybody have to interpret the apparent word of a god? If a god made us then that god should be sufficiently well informed to let us know its desires for us in language which can’t be interpreted – it should lay out its desire in bullet points rather than obfuscate them in localised tales and allegory.

  • InPeace

    This white supremacists’

    Most white “supremacists” are actually peaceful white nationalists proud of their race. Personally, I wouldn’t be proud over something I have no control over but many people are proud of their race, ethnicity, nationality or even s.exual orientation; it’s only racist when whites express pride for being white. This is the racist double standard of many non-white and liberals.

  • Garibaldi

    @Critical,

    I don’t have time to watch the video, but I think I know what it means to say, religion can be twisted into an abhorrent ideology to suit the agenda of anyone. I hope to watch it when I get time.

    It is not only religious ideology, but any ideology, be it secularism, Marxism, etc. that can be twisted into violence and cruelty. At play is the mind of the human interpreting the Quran, the Bible, the Communist Manifesto, etc.

  • @Steve

    While I’m not an atheist, other than that Ujames1978Forever sums up my attitude almost perfectly in this video.

    Religion Is An Excuse!

  • Steve

    CriticalDragon, are you saying religion is entirely blameless when religious people carry out appalling acts in the name of religion?

  • @Jan

    You wrote,
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    I don’t understand. Are you saying that 19 muslims *didn’t* fly aeroplanes into the Twin Towers ? Is that why you find it offensive ?
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    No one here, except maybe Beholder, is denying that al-Qaeda terrorists crashed those planes into the twin towers, and we’re not denying that all nineteen of them were Muslims. They may have even used passages from the Qur’an to justify their actions, but so what? That says nothing about Islam. What about all those terrorists who happen to be Christians who use passages from the bible to justify their violent actions?

  • @Beholder,

    You wrote,
    ————————————————————————–
    EVERYTHING I EVER NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT THE US GOVERNMENT

    I LEARNED ON 9/11

    INSIDE JOB (research it)
    ————————————————————————–

    That 9/11 truth conspiracy theory is as baseless as the Stealth Jihad/Creeping Sharia/Islamization conspiracy theory and almost as ridiculously. The claims have been debunked countless times, by genuine engineers. National Geographic did a special debunking the claims made by truthers, including the claim that 9/11 was an Inside job. Please read skeptical blogs and publications and ask people like Micheal Shermer what he thinks about it. Accepting those conspiracy theories as truth, and promoting them, won’t do any good, in fact it will harm our cause.

  • Jan

    I don’t understand. Are you saying that 19 muslims *didn’t* fly aeroplanes into the Twin Towers ? Is that why you find it offensive ?

  • Steve

    “Catholic Church excommunicates mother and doctors of a nine-year-old rape victim that had abortion – but not accused rapist”

    That’s quite an old story (2 or 3 years) – oddly enough it was resurrected a couple of weeks ago on the website of a british newspaper and managed to gain some renewed currency.

    Of course it is an appalling tale. Not sure what relevance it has here though.

  • Beholder

    EVERYTHING I EVER NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT THE US GOVERNMENT

    I LEARNED ON 9/11

    INSIDE JOB (research it)

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