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Federal Marshals Searching for Notorious Neo-Nazi Bill White

By Leah Nelson on May 23, 2012 - 2:40 pm, Posted in Extremist Crime, Neo-Nazi

U.S. marshals are searching for a well-known Virginia neo-Nazi and convicted felon who recently missed a scheduled check-in with his probation officer, Virginia’s WSLS reports.

Bill White, who was released in April 2011 after spending over two years in prison for threatening his enemies through intimidating phone calls and Internet postings, was once the head of the neo-Nazi American National Socialist Workers Party.

White also is a notorious Internet gossip who was let out of prison on the condition that he refrain from participating in “any Internet related business or hobby involving a website, and the posting of any information on any website.” But he nevertheless appears to have written a Facebook post earlier this month claiming that he was tortured in prison and “left the United States several weeks ago after accepting an offer of asylum from a foreign nation that shares my view that the United States government is not legitimate. I shall not be returning.”

Though it was his first known direct violation of the probation conditions, this Facebook post is not White’s first post-prison screed. Since May 2011, he’s been contributing articles to the print edition of American Free Press, a racist, anti-Semitic and conspiracist weekly that bills itself as “America’s Last Real Newspaper” and was founded by Holocaust denier Willis Carto. Like most print media these days, American Free Press is also available online, but White’s end run around the judge’s order have apparently not been enough to prompt officials to pick him up.

Apparently, White hopes to continue writing from abroad – although his alleged Facebook post offers no indication of where he has gone, it does include a note to asking “[a]nyone with a serious interest in licensing my work or commissioning new work” to respond via Facebook “or send an email to”

“Donations to help me settle in my new land are also welcome,” it continues. “Thank all of you who support me. The United States has become an evil empire more dangerous to world security than the former Soviet Union, and its government must be overturned if the peoples of the world are going to remain free.”

  • Gregory

    Well, we all know how accurate Facebook postings are.

  • Ben

    I’ll be damned.
    If this news is true (and I hope that BW has left the U.S. permanently), then I actually feel sort of sorry for the Iranian regime for being stupid enough to offer asylum to such a worthless, disgusting waste of oxygen. Sympathy for the mullahs–only BW is bankrupt enough to pull that one off!

  • Reynardine

    Hey, Wolf, you got anything out there big enough to eat him? (Damn, we lost that Pleistocene megafauna too soon…)

  • Shadow Wolf

    Utah is a “sovereign nation”? When did that happened? I know for a very fact, that Maricopa County, AZ (the largest county in the U.S.) is its own country unto itself. Just take a peep at our “shurf arpaio” who commits crimes while thumbing his bubble nose at the U.S. federal government. And a boat load of crazed political lunatics. M.C.AZ is the place he can relate to. If he’s lucky to make his way out here.

  • Reynardine


  • BC

    I’d agree with you, Tribeca Mike. When he says “foreign nation that shares my view that the United States government is not legitimate…” he probably means some sovereign citizen’s group that considers itself a “foreign nation.”

  • Tribeca Mike

    My guess is that by “foreign nation,” he means a “sovereign nation,” like Arizona or Utah.

  • Reynardine

    It’s okay, Ruslan, this stuff has left us all staggering with fatigue at one time or another.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    What I meant to say above was that he’s actually stupid enough to think that if he says he’s been granted asylum in Iran. the Marshals will just throw up their hands and say, “Damn! He got away,” and then stop looking for him.

  • Reynardine

    Grasshoppur, I’m sure Canada would cheerfully give us extradition. FARS might stand for something like, Fascist A-holes Really Suck, except they would never observe such truth in merchandising.

    Ah! Alaska! He’s counting on the Palins’ secession movement!

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    My guess is that he is actually both stupid and ignorant enough to believe that the Marshals are both stupid and ignorant enough not to understand concepts like visa and immigration laws, as well as the process of seeking asylum.

  • grasshoppurr

    It has been a year since he was released from prison. While that would afford White some opportunity to amass documents and funds, there is no proof that he is in Iran. If he has left the USA, then he may have slipped through one of our porous borders. I’m guessing that the Montana militia would give him support, but that’s just my best guess. He would be much less obvious physically in Canada than in Iran. Oh! Poor Canada!

  • adamhill

    Reynardine, I suppose there might be, but his Facebook page specified the city in Iran. Plainly there is no reason to believe this information, just as there is no reason to believe that he works as a “Consultant” for “FARS News Wire,” an agency that doesn’t seem to exist, but whose name sounds enough like a real Iranian news service, FARS New Agency, to keep people guessing. The fact that White is posting information that appears to specify his whereabouts is a good reason to disbelieve that information, and to perceive it as a (bumbling) attempt to throw police off his scent.

  • Sam Molloy

    Love it, Erika

  • Reynardine

    Adamhill, is there some little podunk town in the United States named Tehran/Teheran/other variant spelling? We’ve got towns named after almost everything. There was this whistle stop in the Texas panhandle where I could have gone and said I was in Tokio, too.

  • CM

    “… an offer of asylum from a foreign nation that shares my view that the United States government is not legitimate.”

    Texas, obviously.

  • Reynardine

    Ah, ratties. I missed Jason Smith’s little essay. Clearly, he’s projecting.

  • Erika

    My guess is Maricopa County, Arizona :)

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Yes, Iran certainly recognizes the US government and vice versa, and when checking on Iranian visa laws I saw that the US gets 100% approval for visas(tourist at least).

  • Reynardine

    I’ll wager he’s in that so-called ril uhMericun’s nation that is supposed to be forming in the upper Plains.

  • Doc Hollidaye

    I agree with Shadow Wolf, it is a mental illness that has been allowed to fester.

  • Dan Zabetakis

    While as I said it is plausible that he has gone to Iran, after further consideration, I think he is still in the US. The key quote is his statement “a foreign nation that shares my view that the United States government is not legitimate.”

    That doesn’t apply to any country that I know of. No country, even our worst enemies, not even the non-state terrorists, thinks the US government in non-legitimate.

    The only people who think that way are extreme Baggers and the kooky right. He’s holed up in some enclave which has declared independence from the US and which we have probably not heard of before. I expect he’ll be found eventually.

  • Erika

    while i’m sure you’re probably right that mr. white is not actually in iran, part of me really hopes that he is simply because it would be so hilarious when mr. nazi runs afoul of the islamic authorities in iran.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Well fluency in Arabic wouldn’t work in Iran- Farsi is an Indo-European country. That being said, he’d probably have an easier time if he did, because the alphabet is based on Arabic and the intelligence services alone would have no shortage of Arabic-speakers.

  • Shadow Wolf

    Sorry about the last comment. It got posted a little too late.

  • Shadow Wolf

    You forget to add that Mr. White(the white supremacist) is also not influential in the Muslim/Arab dialect In other words, it will lead to communication problems which will then render to a simple misunderstanding in Iran, and the next thing you know, he’s in the Iranian gulag accused of being a spy for “the West” and Israel.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    I’m telling you he is in the States. Bill White is not Lee Harvey Oswald and Iran is not the USSR. Mr. White has a very ignorant view of asylum and visa restrictions. He has nothing to offer the Iranians and since he can’t speak or read Farsi(the learning of which would be a herculean feat for someone his age), someone from the government would have to babysit him all week, every day. What is the Iranian government supposed to get in return? Anti-Israel blog entries? I think Iran can make those on its own, in English no less.

    Also there is the question as to how he would manage to do this and then get settled so easily. Travel to Iran requires a visa, which takes about 7-10 business days to grant(and that’s just a tourist visa). Then factor in a flight, booked more or less close to the date of departure, which costs somewhere in the ballpark of $850 MINIMUM. So if we imagine that he wasn’t redflagged for being on probation, or imagine that there was a mistake in the system, it is rather foolish to believe that White made this trip to Iran, not knowing if he would even get asylum or not. Remember, this isn’t Ireland or UK, where people speak English and in the case of the latter it is quite easy to stay so long as you can get in.

    Now let’s say White went into the Iranian consulate in the US and asked for asylum. Again, they would have to consider his reasons and what he might have to offer. He has nothing. Iran could just as easily offer free publication to any number of anti-Semitic cranks in the US and get White’s services free of charge or for an extremely small fee.

  • Marisa

    Shadow Wolf’s post is PERFECT. I agree 100 percent.

  • Dan Zabetakis

    It is plausible that White is in Iran, since that country has a history of supporting Holocaust Deniers and antisemites even if they are otherwise hostile to Islam.

    We’ll see if he makes a public appearance the next time Iran hosts a major denialist conference.


  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Ignoring Jason’s insisting that we recognize his idiocy yet again, I would posit that White is not only not in Iran, but he hasn’t even left the country. People on probation as White is get redflagged at airports. Then there are the visa issues, money issues, and so on. White is in the US.

    Nazi-mon: Gotta Catch ’em all!

  • Erika

    Jason, as you prove every time you post some people are just plain crazy regardless of race.

  • Erika

    If Mr. White (hee hee, what an appropriate name) really is living in Iran, how long before he runs afoul of the Islamic authorities in that country and wishes to return to the relative safety of an American prison?

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    RING! RING! Hello? Is this bullshit? Yes I just thought I should call you.

  • Jason Smith

    This story doesn’t matter. The following story is the one I want to write about: A Negro in Dallas stabbed a beautiful white woman in the back at a Target store:

    Look at his face and how ugly he is. I believe he did it because he always wanted a white woman but had never gotten one and he was mad about it. Maybe he had tried to find a white girlfriend and been rejected in the past. So he picked a very pretty White woman to attack. He just stabbed her because he wanted a woman just like her but could never get one.

  • adamhill

    His Facebook page says he lives in Tehran.

  • Shadow Wolf

    Next time when they apprehend him. They need to keep him in prison for good this time. Mr. White the rabidly racist white supremacist, just can’t seem let his racist beliefs go. He doesn’t want to bury his racist past. I think it is something that he has no control over. It could be that his racist mindset is a mental illness left untreated.