Racist bastard from Germany sends hate message from network belonging to Alexander Wirt

A few months ago I reported how racist bastards spray painted anti-Jewish Nazi swastikas in France; for more details see:

Racist Bastards spray paint anti-Jewish Nazi swastikas in France
http://www.factsofisrael.com/blog/archives/000804.html

A couple of days ago, someone left the following racist comment in the above thread:

Maybe if you [Jews] weren't such filthy, murdering, vile, smelly animals people wouldn't hate you so much.

I disagree: we Jews are not filthy, murdering, vile, smelly animals. We are people like everyone else. I decided I'd try to confront this racist moron instead of just accepting his intolerant slurs.

I was able to trace back the origin of the racist comment to the IP address 80.190.250.253. After a bit more digging, I found that this IP address corresponded to the computer named "shadowland.snow-crash.org".


The racist comments was sent from a network
belonging to someone named Alexander Wirt
Click on image to see a larger screenshot of www.snow-crash.org

The computers on the snow-crash.org network seem to belong to someone named Alexander Wirt. This network seems to be on or near Nurnberg, Germany.

I attempted to contact Mr. Alexander Wirt to determine what steps he would take to stop further racist comments to be sent from his network. Unfortunately, he has not responded to any of my messages; this could simply mean that Mr. Alexander Wirst is the racist bastard that actually sent the original racist message.

Apparently, beating Nazi Germany and ending World War II did not eliminate all German Nazi bastards - there are still some around to spit their hate and violence.

I copy below the two messages I sent to Mr. Alexander Wirst. If you'd like to send him a comment, feel free to send him an email at formorer@formorer.de.

If you'd like some tips on tracing back and finding the origin of hate messages, I wrote the following article:

"Stop the Hate", a technical tutorial
to trace the origin of hate messages.
http://www.factsofisrael.com/blog/archives/000450.html

Update: I received the following message from someone named "Hughes" with a french email address:

This IP is part of the Tor network, an anonymization network promoted and developped by the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) to allow privacy to his users. This is free/opensource software. So, Alexander Wirt has no responsability at all in this racist message. According to the EFF, Tor is rarely used for abuse, and the EFF condemns every abuse use of Tor. You can get more information there about abuse problems: http://tor.eff.org/faq-abuse.html.en and about Tor: http://tor.eff.org/

It is sad that network and apps like Tor leave racist bastards free to post their bile without fearing any of the consequences. I am not convinced that Mr. Alexnader Wirt did not send the original hate message, but I publish this information since there's now a chance he didn't do it.






Racist message was traced back to a
network near or in Nurnberg, Germany


From: David Melle
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 10:03 PM
To: 'formorer@formorer.de'
Subject: Racist comment posted on www.FactsOfIsrael.com

Dear Mr. Alexander Wirt,

My name is David Melle and I run a web site at www.FactsOfIsrael.com. Our site covers some basic facts on the state of Israel and the Middle East including maps, the history and geography of the region, statistics and more. Today I received the following racist comment:

Maybe if you weren't such filthy, murdering, vile, smelly animals people wouldn't hate you so much.

This comment was made by an unregistered user on entry #804 (Racist Bastards spray paint anti-Jewish Nazi swastikas in France):

http://www.factsofisrael.com/blog/archives/000804.html

Here are the exact details of the racist comment:

IP Address: 80.190.250.253
Name: Zimmie
Email Address: none@gotmail.net

Comment:
Maybe if you weren't such filthy, murdering, vile, smelly animals people wouldn't hate you so much.

After tracing the IP address 80.190.250.253, I found to my surprise that it belonged to your network. Specifically this is the computer named “shadowland.snow-crash.org”.

Do you have any policy against your users sending racist and intolerant messages? What will you do to stop your users from sending such hate messages in the future?

Regards,

David Melle
Get the facts, check out www.FactsOfIsrael.com


Unfortunately, Alexander Wirt did not respond; so the next day I sent him another message:


From: David Melle
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 9:29 PM
To: 'formorer@formorer.de'
Subject: RE: Racist comment posted on www.FactsOfIsrael.com

Dear Mr. Alexander Wirt,

I sent you a message yesterday (...) with details on a racist message sent to me from one of the computers in your network. Unfortunately, I have received no response from you. Could you please answer the following questions:

• Do you have any policy against your users sending racist and intolerant messages?
• What will you do to stop your users from sending such hate messages in the future?

Regards,

David Melle
Get the facts, check out www.FactsOfIsrael.com

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Comments

This IP is part of the Tor network, an anonymization network promoted and developped by the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) to allow privacy to his users. This is free/opensource software.

So, Alexander Wirt has no responsability at all in this racist message.

According to the EFF, Tor is rarely used for abuse, and the EFF condemns every abuse use of Tor.

You can get more information there about abuse problems:
http://tor.eff.org/faq-abuse.html.en
and about Tor:
http://tor.eff.org/

Posted by: Hugues at December 18, 2005 06:43 AM


Hi David, I've visited lots of sites, Blogs, forums where people seem to feel free to post their racist BS hiding behind their cowardice masks, safe in the knowledge that they'll get away with their bigotry and hate. Well, I'm glad you smashed this one. Now let's see how smug he is. Let's see how brave he is, knowing that his mugshot has been identified for all the world to see. You handled it in a reasonable fashion by giving him the opportunity to explain his actions. He thought he was safe, ignored you, then paid the price. Let this be a lesson for others out there who broadcast their racist, bigoted rubbish.

Posted by: at June 25, 2006 12:37 PM


Hmm, obviously this person is avoiding response like a true capitalist and leader..

I ended up on this site for the first time in my life realy.. I was trying to find out if a surten sign is racist related or not, but I ended up here.. If anyone has a very good view on racist marks and insignia plz msn me.

And I am not nazi/racist.. I despise such mindless hate ;P

Posted by: Hyper at March 30, 2007 11:16 AM


hmmmmmmmmm, it seems all to common to see and hear racist remarks, more so on the net.

take youtube for one, if there is a video and it has a black man in it you then start to see shed loads of racist comments from so called respected white men. you would think that such a big site like youtube would be able to remove such comments or put a blocker on racist words.

im white myself and i fell disgusted being so as it seems to be only white people saying these things.

it doesnt matter what race or colour you are, your all the same aprt from the racist scum that are of course pretty low down on the food chain

Posted by: someone at July 12, 2007 08:07 AM


Sadly, no 'race' is free from such bile. Jews hate. Germans hate. Arabs hate. Blacks hate. Whites hate. Asians hate. Mexicans hate. Whale turds at the bottom of the ocean hate.

What can I say ... it's Satan's world. Apparently he likes things this way.

If you want to change the part of it that you can; stop hating.

Posted by: BillinDetroit at April 10, 2008 10:13 PM


I just noticed this posting, and would like to point out a few things:

(1) The photo you've used to illustrate your article (why did you need that anyway?)
(2) I'm a (non-religious, but still identifying with the name) jew.
(3) Alexander Wirt is a friend of mine, and I am absolutely sure that he didn't post that comment. The explanation from above, pointing out that the host you've identified is a TOR exit node, is correct.

For what it's worth, from a technical point of view, your mails to (the private address) formorer@formorer.de were simply wrong, abuse of a domain or computer system should always go to the role account handling abuse messages.

Posted by: Marc Brockschmidt at June 14, 2009 05:29 AM


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