Antisemitic fliers were distributed in mailboxes throughout Plainview and Nassau County and Legislator Arnold Drucker (D–Plainview) is asking for the public’s help in identifying the people responsible.
The fliers titled “Every single aspect of gun control is Jewish” were distributed by the Goyim Defense League, a nationwide antisemitic hate group, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
The organization, which has a presence in various states including New York, spreads its rhetoric through the internet, flier distribution and street actions.
Featured on the fliers are pictures of eight federal lawmakers with the Star of David drawn on their foreheads. Below each lawmaker, many of which are no longer in office or deceased, are examples of their gun-control legislative actions.
All the legislators featured are currently or were members of the Democratic party. This included Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Jerrold Nadler.
The QR codes on the flier direct readers to a website with additional racist, antisemitic and anti-LGBTQ+ fliers.
“As a lifelong resident of the Plainview community, a proud Jew, and an American, I am sickened and infuriated by this brazen attempt to spread the poison of antisemitism in our community – and I refuse to let these cowards prevail,” Drucker said. “Now is the time to stand together not only to denounce and confront hatred, but to act boldly and eradicate it wherever it lurks.”
Drucker asked Plainview residents who received the fliers to check footage from their security and doorbell cameras for evidence about the individuals who distributed them. He asked residents to contact law enforcement with any information and footage that could bring justice to the situation.
Tips can be reported to the Nassau County Police Department’s Sixth Precinct at 516-573-6600 or confidentially to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477).
The Goyim Defense League has been active in Nassau County previously, including in July when similar fliers were distributed in Rockville Centre, Oceanside and Long Beach, according to the press release.
Drucker has asked the Nassau County Task Force to Combat Antisemitism to investigate the presence of the Goyim Defense League. He sponsored legislation that created the task force in the summer of 2021.