Iowa man arrested for hate speech, threats against NYC-based Jewish organization

Iowa man arrested for hate speech, threats against NYC-based Jewish organization
Image: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, via Charles and Hana Bruml.

[Ed. – Anti-Semitism is alive and well.]

A 31-year-old man from Iowa was arrested and charged Tuesday for allegedly making repeated hateful phone and email threats against a Manhattan-based Jewish organization.

The victim organization was not named in the criminal complaint but investigators say Garrett Kelsey of Cedar Rapids called the organization on May 23, spoke with an employee and identified himself as “Garrett Odinschild.” He later called back and left a threatening voicemail against all Jewish people.

Kelsey also emailed the organization and demand the removal of a video on Nordic Neo-Nazis, as well as an apology to the “Asatru community.” The Asatru is a neo-religious movement aimed at reviving Norse religious beliefs, which as also been linked to anti-Semitic and other racist groups, including those who marched in Charlottesville in 2017, according to the FBI’s complaint.

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