Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wanted: Montreal police issue warrant for alleged neo-Nazi 'Zeiger'

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Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Montreal man accused of being an influential neo-Nazi.

Gabriel Sohier Chaput – who goes by the alias “Zeiger” online – is wanted for the willful promotion of hatred, according to the arrest warrant issued last month. He is also accused of hate speech and attempting to recruit others to join the neo-Nazi movement.

In May, an investigation by the Montreal Gazette revealed that Zeiger was an IT consultant in his early 30s living in Montreal. Zeiger was a prolific writer on online neo-Nazi forums and for the Daily Stormer, a popular U.S. right-wing website.

Chaput was identified as the man behind the pseudonym after he was spotted at the now-infamous white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. in August 2017.  (more...)


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