There is a new video that appears to feature the voice of a convicted neo-Nazi with ties to the Tampa area.
Brandon Russell was convicted of being in possession of bomb making material and sentenced to five years in federal prison.
Russell first came to the attention of authorities when his friends and roommates were found murdered in his Tampa Palms apartment.
At the time, Russell was a member of the National Guard when Andrew Oneschuk, 18, and Jeremy Himmelman, 22, were murdered.
Police arrested Devon Arthurs for the crime, but when they entered the apartment they found neo-Nazi propaganda and the bomb making material.
Russell is the founder of the neo-Nazi hate group known as the Atomwaffen division.
A voice on the new video purports to be Russell.
“A lot has transpired in the year since my incarceration. I have become a prisoner of war in this war against society.”
The voice on the video goes on to quote Adolf Hitler.
“Adolf Hitler once said, ‘there is no room in this world for cowardly people.’ So there is certainly no room for you in the Atomwaffen Division”
Oren Segal is the director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism.
He says the video is concerning.
“The fact that a member of this white supremacist group would be able to engage in the creation of propaganda should be concerning for everybody,” said Segal.
Three former members of the Atomwaffen division are named in the video and Segal says the threat against them should be taken seriously.
“Certainly they should be concerned. Again, when you have violent ideologies whose messages are built on not only hatred, but on the promulgation of violence, anybody who is named in that may be a potential target,” said Segal.
Calls to Brandon Russell’s attorney for comment on the video were not immediately returned.