Delta Township, MI – Aileen Hecht was “shocked” when she opened a plastic sandwich bag filled with beans and found it on her driveway this morning. Inside the bag was an antisemitic flyer directing readers to a website that curates white nationalist hate videos.
“I am shocked,” Hecht said on Facebook Messenger. “I can’t believe people actually think these things about others.”
Hecht is not alone in challenging the flyers. Reached by Facebook, Delta Township Supervisor Ken Fletcher said he hoped the flyers were reported to law enforcement. Hecht was filing a complaint this afternoon.
“Hate speech like this is unacceptable in any community,” Fletcher said. “Delta prides itself on being a community that is welcoming to all.”
The flyer was distributed to “at least 20 homes,” Hecht said.
Carolyn Normandy, executive director of the Anti-Defamation League of Michigan, said the group behind this flyer is well-known.
“This is a well-known virulent antisemitic organization that has operated in Michigan and other states,” she said by email. “The group represents a loose network of individuals connected by their virulent antisemitism, best known for their antisemitic stunts and schemes to harass Jews. Members often engage in antisemitic flyering and banner campaigns designed to disrupt and ridicule. “