MICKY LOUIS MAYON, a violent neo-Nazi member of the Klux Klux Klan, thought Israel would be the perfect hiding place after fleeing from the USA in November 2007.
However, Israeli immigration police arrested the 32-year-old on July 13 at his Tel Aviv apartment. Ironically, they did not know that he was on the FBI’s 100 most-wanted list.
A search warrant against him had been issued for remaining in Israel illegally after his one month tourist visa ran out.
Mayon, from Steelton, Pennsylvania, is wanted for questioning suspected of torching Dauphin County District Judge Steven M. Semic's car, and faces charges, including reckless endangerment, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, avoiding apprehension and firearms violations.
He is known to be a staunch advocate of white supremacist ideals and preacher of neo-Nazi views.
Sabine Haddad, spokesperson for the Israeli Interior Ministry said “He hid here because he thought it would be the last place they would look for him.”
Internet Hate describes the rapidly expanding practice utilized by racists and extremists to place anti-Semitic, racist, and other hateful material on the World Wide Web. The growth of the Internet has enabled bigoted and sometimes violent messages to reach a much wider and broader audience than ever before. Consequently, these messages of hate have become widely accessible online - in homes, offices, schools, and libraries.
For years extremists have used printing of every kind -- books, pamphlets, posters, newspapers, magazines -- to get their message out. They have also tried to use modern inventions such as movies. radio, television, recorded audio and video tape and even telephone messages to spread their beliefs. So it is not surprising that they have decided to take their hate to the Internet. The Internet lets them reach millions with a click of a mouse.
Haters use the World Wide Web with its colorful web pages, sounds, and images to push propaganda attacking their enemies. Some of these pages suggest that violent action is needed. Old lies are reprinted and new ones are created. Neo-Nazi Skinheads try to sell the latest CDs filled with calls for "racial holy war."
It is fairly easy to create a simple Web page. Many bigots have. They often try to create the false impression that many people are involved in their activities. This frightens their targets and encourages supporters.
The number of racists and anti-Semites is small compared to the rest of the population; in addition, they are fairly spread out. Yet, on the Internet, they can find people who think like them, which strengthens their beliefs and makes them feel less isolate.
Because extremists on the Internet can hide their real identity behind screen names and addresses (like anyone else), they feel free to attack those they hate. They realize there is no way for anyone to know who they are.
This blog was created to shine a light on who these haters are, where they hang out on the web, and the methods they employ to try and intimidate their victims.