Neo-Nazi-Radio Host Hal Turner: Arrested for Inciting Violence

June 4, 2009

Radio host has strong connections to Sean Hannity

(ChattahBox)—“It is our intent to foment direct action against these individuals personally. These beastly government officials should be made an example of as a warning to others in government: Obey the Constitution or die,” wrote neo-nazi Hal Turner on his blog last week, referring to two Connecticut officials.

Combined with other incendiary statements and a promise to publish the home addresses of Connecticut officials, the Capitol police in Hartford, CT. arrested Turner in his New Jersey home on Wednesday, before someone rose to Turner’s call for violence.

Turner was charged with inciting injury to persons or property and is in jail awaiting extradition to Connecticut. The remainder of his post reads: “If any state attorney, police department or court thinks they’re going to get uppity with us about this, I suspect we have enough bullets to put them down, too.”

Capitol Police Chief Michael J. Fallon described Turner’s statements as “…above and beyond the threshold of free speech.”

Turner’s statements were designed to incite others to commit acts of violence and now finally, law enforcement officials are holding Turner criminally accountable. Turner has built a career based on hate, racism and anti-Semitism.

This recent controversary involved a local Catholic church in a legal dispute with Bridgeport state ethics officials, claiming the Church violated lobbying laws. Turner became involved, essentially rallying Catholics to take up arms against the state ethics officials.

For over two decades, Hal Turner focused most of his energy into neo-nazism, race-baiting, denying the Holocaust, promoting various White Supremacist causes, including the Nationalist Movement and worked as an activist in New Jersey’s Republican Party. He has called for the murder of illegal immigrants, raged against “bull-dyke lesbians,” “savage Negro beasts” and “filthy mongrels.”

And he has threatened the lives of public officials before, publishing their home addresses. In 2005 he published the names and home addresses of three federal judges and in 2006 Turner wrote on his website, “”We may have to ASSASSINATE some of the people you elect on Nov. 7! This could be your LAST ELECTION CHANCE, to save this Republic…”

Again in 2008, Turner threatened a school superintendent for establishing a curriculum for gay students, calling for parents to use force and violence against the school official for supporting…”disease-ridden sodomite lifestyles.” Ironically, of course, Turner has admitted in the past that he has homosexual tendencies

Why it took so long for police officials to finally arrest Turner is a mystery, or maybe it isn’t. The Southern Poverty Law Center reported it had evidence that Turner was a FBI informant.

The dirty back-story to the rise of Hal Turner in hate circles is the helping hands he received along the way, namely from Pat Bucchan and Sean Hannity. Turner worked as the Northern New Jersey coordinator for Pat Buchanan’s 1992 presidential campaign.

Buchanan, the hero to angry white men, with his anti-immigrant ideologies, anti-Semitic views and frequent racist statements, found the perfect campaign coordinator in Turner.

Turner and Sean Hannity, go back a long way to the start of Hannity’s right wing radio show with New York City’s WABC in 1996, when he took over from the race-baiting Bob Grant, who had worn out his welcome. Grant once called Haitian refugees “subhuman infiltrators” and said America had “millions of subhumanoids savages…”

Hannity was a huge follower of Grant, writing in his book, “Let Freedom Ring: “Winning the War of Liberty Over Liberalism,” “I’d grown up listening to Bob Grant…one of the most entertaining hosts I’d ever heard.”

Turner had made a name for himself as a caller on Grant’s show, known as “Hal from North Bergen,” where he would call in saying outrageous racist statements and he continued in that role during Sean Hannity’s radio show.

Turner would call in, even being given a special direct phone number, according to Turner, and spout hateful and racist statements that were not rebuked by Hannity.

Once Turner called into Hannity’s show and said if not for the kindness of the white man: “black people would still be swinging on trees in Africa.” Hannity continued to encourage Turner to call in after that statement. Their relationship extended beyond that of radio host and caller. They frequently spoke on the phone and through e-mails.

When Hannity was critical of Presidential Candidate Obama before the election, regarding his association with Pastor Wright, he neglected to mention his past association with Hal Turner. Malik Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party came on his FOX show and brought up his association with Hal Turner.

Hanity at first even denied knowing Turner, then he referred to Turner as some man from his radio show ten years ago who was banned. Turner wrote on his website the next day that he and Hannity used to be quite close. Hannity did in fact; stop taking Turner’s calls after Turner made a racist comment, after losing a 2000 primary election for the US House of Representatives in New Jersey.

Max Blumenthal’s 2005 piece in the Nation, entitled “Hannity’s Soul-Mate of Hate,” provides a concise and detailed timetable of Hannity’s close relationship with Turner, which Hannity now tries to hide. Newshounds also has an in-depth report of Hannity’s past association with neo-nazi Hal Turner who now sits in jail for inciting violence.

It’s one thing to have a few indiscretions in your past, but quite another to have supported and encouraged hate and race-baiting. That’s something a person like Sean Hannity should never be allowed to hide from.


Comments

14 Responses to “Neo-Nazi-Radio Host Hal Turner: Arrested for Inciting Violence”

  1. The Dutchman on June 4th, 2009 9:44 pm

    It appears that Hal Turner maybe expecting the Roman Catholic church, and its Bishop in Connecticut to come to his defense. From what I’ve read the Roman Catholic spokesman in Connecticut, a priest in the legislature, is already saying that the Roman Church & its Bishop made a mistake lobbying without registering as a lobbyist and spending more than $2000 dollars on lobbying.

    So the Roman Catholics and their Roman Church will not help Hal Turner who went out on a limb for them. Plus, those who Turner spoke harshly of, are themselves Irish Roman Catholics who are promoting homosexual behavior!

    Too bad for Hal Turner.

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  3. olivia on June 5th, 2009 9:22 am

    This makes me so happy I could cry. This idiot has had it coming for a long, long time.

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  5. BeeVee on June 5th, 2009 2:22 pm

    Turner’s comments on his website may be outrageous to some, but they hardly what I would call inciting people to riot. Which people was he speaking to?? He was writing on a blog, not speaking in front of a crowd.

    On the other hand, we had the Black Panther Party standing guard outside of polling places in Philadelphia last November 4th, dressed in military uniforms and swinging a billy-club in front of a reporter who was talking to them. The reporter feared for his own safety when the thugs told him to stop filming that he finally left the scence.

    The Obama Justice Department this week let the thugs off the hook and declined to press charges.

    Compared to the Black Panthers actions, Turner is nothing but a harmless wing-nut…

  6. comment on June 5th, 2009 3:12 pm

    Forget about Hal Turner, Barack Obama has nominated a racist, Sonia Sotomayor to be on the Supreme Court.

  7. Neb Lear on June 6th, 2009 11:43 pm

    Hal does have a tendency to whine, foolishly loses his temper and threatens people, and has a bit of trouble with continuity, but there are a number of gross inaccuracies in this article about him. Fabricating your facts about him will not help you in your witch-hunt. It’s a bit redundant really, when we can easily trace his political and broadcast career and find his radical racialist shift appeared less than ten years ago. That he happened to call in as ‘Hal from North Bergen’ a few times 15 years ago on the old Bob Grant show doesn’t in any way indicate that he is a pal of Sean Hannity. Judging by some of the unflattering comments he’s made about Hannity during the last four years, it is pretty clear that he holds the man in no higher regard than he does most targets of his vitriol. But, it is wrong to jail a man who uses private funds to broadcast his program; whose words have yet to be directly responsible for a crime. There are plenty of listeners who will blow off a little steam on his show, and having this forum to do so may be a good thing. He didn’t make his audience, they made him. Change the channel if you don’t like him. I learned to do that years ago. But this sets a precedent that every independent media personality should take note of and dread.

  8. Anonymous on June 8th, 2009 5:00 pm

    you guys have it all wrong! Hal Turner is NOT a “neo nazi” or a “racist” or the like. he is an average guy who runs a little news outlet. where on Hal’s site do you see anything “racist” or the like? where? this is slander and defamation of character! besides, the things he said were well within the bounds of the first amendment. you may not think so, but saying “i advocate….”, “i think…”, reminding people of their second amendment rights, being against abortion, and giving out the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of PUBLIC FIGURES is legal and protected by the first amendment! make sure you have your facts straight before you defame someone by calling them a racist and the like. also make sure you have your law facts straight as well. make sure what is and what is not legal.

  9. olivia on June 9th, 2009 2:18 pm

    Anonymous, what are you talking about? Hal Turner is an avid, vocal White Power advocate. He has been on television talking about the purity of the white race. His entire radio show is dedicated to hate speech. His website is full of racist propaganda.

    What makes me so happy as a human being is seeing what a ridiculous defense his supporters attempt to give. Hal Turner is a racist, and he is finally being charged after years of investigations against him. He has been on the list a long time, which, if you knew anything about him, you would know.

  10. kathy on June 13th, 2009 8:58 am

    OLIVIA:

    What do you know??? It’s ok if you have a different opinion than Hal, and Anonymous, but your attitude is, ” How dare they disagree with me” and that is saying you only think you have the right to an opinion. Pretty narrow minded if you ask me.
    Hal did not threaten anyone, he was in the confines of his own place, not in Connecticut. The people who turn into his show do so at their own discretion, they are not forced. If they don’t like what they see or hear they should just sigh off. But NO, they are like you, sit there, listen, than say ” OH MY GOD”

    Get a grip because if Hal has no freedom of speech without someone arresting him on bogus charges, than you can’t speak, no one can speak.
    You act like this is just about Hal, it’s not!! It’s about Freedom of Speech for everyone. So, instead of using your narrow mind and your narrow opinion, step to the plate and stand beside Hal and in doing so you will be standing up for ” FREEDOM OF SPEECH” your’s and everyone else in The United States of America

  11. olivia on June 13th, 2009 9:40 am

    Kathy – He never threatened anyone? You mean like when he threatened to bomb the White House, attracting the attention of the FBI? Or the various threats he has given to hurt people online by tracking them down and hurting them? Or when he told people to come to his house, and when people really did for a picket he completely panicked because he had made threats of physical violence and was afraid they would hurt him instead?

    Get your facts straight, please. Hal Turner has been investigated for a long time because of violent threats and suggestions he has made online, on the air, and in person. He has been a target because of illegal activities, not because of his Nazi propaganda. There are a lot of racism scum bags out there, many more vocal and ‘impressive’ than Hal Turner, who is, quite frankly, a totally broke, pathetic figure that most people never even knew about.

    There are bigger fish to fry, but he broke the law. Period. Deal with it.

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