White Supremacists Discuss Weaponizing Coronavirus as Bioweapon

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According to a story published by Yahoo News, federal law enforcement has documented discussions among white supremacists where they talked about using coronavirus as a bioweapon.

According to the documented discussions, any white supremacists who contact the coronavirus is duty-bound to spread the virus among law enforcement officers and “nonwhite” people.

Based on this federal investigative report written by the Federal Protective Service, which covers the week of February 17–24, 2020, “Violent extremists continue to make bioterrorism a popular topic among themselves. White Radically Motivated Violent Extremists have recently commented on the coronavirus stating that it is an ‘OBLIGATION’ to spread it should any of them contract the virus.”

Yahoo reports, “According to the document, the extremists discussed a number of methods for coronavirus attacks, such as spending time in public with perceived enemies, leaving ‘saliva on door handles’ at local FBI offices, spitting on elevator buttons and spreading coronavirus germs in ‘nonwhite neighborhoods.’”

“Homeland Security has identified white supremacist violence as one of the major domestic extremist threats facing the United States, and there has been a push to start tracking such groups the way U. S. intelligence agencies track foreign terrorists,” Yahoo reported.

Nick Martin, an investigative reporter who has chronicled hate groups, said, “There is a big concern right now — including from people who work in counterterrorism — that it’s an opportune time for these accelerationist groups to strike.”

Nonwhites confront an invisible virus on their front and an invisible racist on their flank, coupled with the economic hardship brought on by a lack of work while the coronavirus rages cause one to wonder if nonwhites can survive this pandemic.

Thus, for nonwhites, it becomes increasingly essential to wash their hands after going out and to cast a wary eye on every white person met in traditionally nonwhite spaces.

Harold Michael Harvey is the author of Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. He is a Past President of the Gate City Bar Association. He is the recipient of Gate City’s R. E. Thomas Civil Rights Award, which he received for his pro bono representation of Black college students arrested during Freaknik celebrations in the mid to late 1990s. An avid public speaker, contact him at hmharvey@haroldmichaelharvey.com.


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Harold Michael Harvey is a Past President of The Gate City Bar Association and is the recipient of the Association’s R. E. Thomas Civil Rights Award. He is the author of Paper Puzzle and Justice in the Round: Essays on the American Jury System, and a two-time winner of Allvoices’ Political Pundit Prize. His work has appeared in Facing South, The Atlanta Business Journal, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Magazine, Southern Changes Magazine, Black Colleges Nines, and Medium.