News

Items of interest concerning Hawthorne Books and its authors

The Jewish Press on Frank Meeink: Reformed Skinhead Sharing his Antisemitic Past

05 Mar 2013|

From the Jewish Press:

Speaking at Iowa Central Community College Tuesday, Meeink related how he submitted to having his head shaved, to officially become a skinhead. His initiation included learning “the truth” about Jews.

Meeink had a swastika tattooed on his neck, and the words “Native Philly” on his head. “I didn’t get accolades from the neo-Nazi Christian Identity movement for doing good in school,” he said. “I got accolades for violent deeds, and I liked that.”

“You hate what you don’t understand,” he told his audience. “I did not know any Jewish people in my life, so it was so easy for me to consider all the stereotypes I heard.”

His page at the Life After Hate foundation website opens with the quote: “Our world is not about the right to own guns or even the US constitution, it’s not about your religion or even what class of people you live with, this world is not about your race or how proud you are of your race…it’s about COMPASSION and LOVE, PERIOD!”

To read the entire article, go here.