Neo-Nazi Indicted for Bombs is Son of Movement Stalwart
This article at Hatewatch outlines the perfidy of the Harbins, both dad and son are white supremacists & Neo Nazis, and the son is likely to be found to be a domestic terrorist. However the article also demonstrates the crossover between Neo-Nazi group members and Neo Confederate group members, they both have one priority after all.
While most US white supremacists distance themselves from visible neo nazism, the Harbin ties to the Council of Conservative Citizens show that they are easy allies at minimum. Another easy example are the ties between convicted Neo Nazi Bill White and his Neo-Confederate friend, Robert Stacy McCain.
Neo-Nazi sympathizer and former NSM member J.T. Ready, currently one of Arizona’s most visible self-appointed border patrollers, claimed that he personally recruited Harbin into the NSM, but that he himself is no longer a member of the group. When asked by ABC15 News in Phoenix if he knew what Harbin was planning to do with the bombs, Ready replied that things are still under investigation, and that the reporter “would have to talk to the feds and see what their official statement is…but I will say that domestic terrorism is real.” An NSM spokesman contacted ABC15 News reporter Christopher Sign and informed him that Jeffrey Harbin was “no longer with” the NSM.
Jeffrey isn’t the only Harbin to be involved in the neo-Nazi movement. Jeffrey Harbin is the son of Jerry Harbin, who has been active in white nationalist causes for years. In 1999, the senior Harbin was listed as the Phoenix contact for a new chapter of the racist Council of Conservative Citizens in the Citizen Informer, the group’s newspaper. The CofCC, which evolved directly from the pro-segregation White Citizens Councils of the Jim Crow South, has referred to African Americans as “a retrograde species of humanity.”
In 2001, Jerry Harbin became the coordinator for the Phoenix chapter of the National Alliance (NA), at that time one of the most dangerous and best-organized neo-Nazi groups in the country. Harbin’s chapter was active through 2005, when it switched to a chapter of National Vanguard (NV). In 2006, Harbin showed up at the neo-Nazi Winterfest in Phoenix, which was hosted by the wife of Jesse Curnow, Arizona Coordinator for the white supremacist Nationalist Coalition. By 2007, Harbin was no longer with NV, and instead turned his attention to other, perhaps more benign activities, like being the adjutant and choir director of the Phoenix camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.