Via The Washington Post: (Behind paywall)
A neo-Nazi leader recently released from prison has been arrested again and accused of plotting an attack on the Maryland power grid with a woman he met while incarcerated. Brandon Russell, 27, and Sarah Clendaniel, 34, are expected to make their first appearance Monday in Baltimore federal court on a charge of conspiring to destroy an energy facility, which carries up to 20 years in prison. According to prosecutors, their plan was to attack with gunfire five substations that serve the Baltimore area. The charges come after similar attacks on the power grid in North Carolina and Oregon that remain unsolved; the Department of Homeland Security recently warned that the United States is in a “heightened threat environment” and that critical infrastructure is among the “targets of potential violence.”
In 2018, Russell was sentenced to five years in prison after being caught with bomb-making materials in his Florida apartment. Russell is a co-founder of the murderous neo-Nazi group, Atomwaffen Division.
Via The Southern Poverty Law Center: AWD is organized as a series of terror cells that work toward civilizational collapse. Its members, who can be fairly described as accelerationists, believe that violence, depravity and degeneracy are the only sure way to establish order in their dystopian and apocalyptic vision of the world.
Some AWD soundbytes:
*“Pro faggot propaganda is working! AIDS is spreading like wildfire. Dead faggots couldn’t make us happier! Hail AIDS!” – Atomwaffen Division website
*“The frail whites will serve as prey to the aryan predator.” – Atomwaffen Division website
*“I just get a raging boner of hate for the need to rape a Jewish t—. And removing her entrails. And feasting up on [sic] them.” – “Big Iron Cassidy,” AWD Discord server, 2018
*“Bulldozing bodies into mass graves is the obvious solution. But in all seriousness; what re-educaiton [sic] doesn’t fix, the sword will.” – Brandon Russell, “What can be done about Degeneracy in the 21st century?” Iron March forum, June 14, 2016.
AWD’s impact within the white power movement is equal to that of the deadly Charlottesville riot in August 2017.