The tragic death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts has become an ugly right-wing talking point for politicians eager to point to the college student's suspected killer, a Mexican named Cristhian Rivera, as a reason to bolster anti-immigration policies in the country. But now it appears that a neo-Nazi has taken it one step further by targeting Iowans with racist robocalls about her death.
A reader of the local Iowa Starting Line newspaper sent in a recording of the message he received on Tuesday at around 8 PM. In it, a man who speaks in the same cadence as the host of neo-Nazi podcast The Road to Power, says that Tibbetts would call for genocide if she were still alive and that her family, who have begged politicians and white supremacists not to use their relative's death as racist propaganda, are wrong. At one point, it even uses a female voice actor to impersonate Tibbetts's voice. Here's the transcript of the recorded call, per the Starting Line, below:
“The body of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts was found in a corn field after she was stabbed to death by an invader from Mexico. A biological hybrid of white and savage Aztec ancestors, who also killed with knives during their mass human sacrifices on top of pyramids they didn’t build.
Some relatives of Mollie Tibbetts are implying that despite having been murdered by a non-white, savage intruder, she would still support the invasion of America by a brown horde currently at a staggering 58 million. But you know in your heart they are wrong.
If after her life has now been brutally stolen from her, she could be brought back to life for just one moment and asked, ‘What do you think now?’ Mollie Tibbetts would say, ‘Kill them all.’
We don’t have to kill them all, but we do have to deport them all. The Aztec hybrids, known as Mestizos, are low-IQ, bottom-feeding savages, and is why the countries they infest are crime-ridden failures. That’s now America’s fate too unless we re-found America as whites-only and get rid of them now! Every last one!
This message paid for by The Road To Power dot com.”
The Road to Power podcast is also allegedly behind robocalls for two racist California politicians. One promoted failed neo-Nazi candidate Patrick Little for the Senate in May, and another supported Holocaust-denying congressional candidate John Fitzgerald in July. According to the Daily Beast, Idaho's Sandpoint Reader traced the podcast back to a local resident named Scott Rhodes. He's been accused of distributing anti-Semitic propaganda in Sandpoint, and has made racist videos online.
Tibbets went missing during a jog on July 18. About a month later, authorities say that Rivera, who they believe is in the country illegally, led them to the body after questioning. He has since been charged with first degree murder. Despite calls from Tibbetts's family not to politicize her death, two US senators from Iowa and the state's governor have blamed the country's immigration laws for allowing Rivera into the country. Politicians, including the president, ran with that message to continue to push the Trump administration's hardline stance on the issue.
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