US prosecutors allege that Matthew Belanger, a former member of the US Marine Corps, conspired to commit mass killings and sexual assault to “decrease the number of minority residents” in the US as part of his pursuits as a member of the neo-Nazi organization known as “Rapekrieg.” The goal of the aforementioned group is to alter the country’s racial composition through mass murder and sexual assaults.

Investigators believe in a court brief that was filed on July 14 that while Matthew Belanger was serving in the Marines, he planned somewhat more heinous crimes as a member of the neo-Nazi group, per a news agency report. Based on the memorandum, Belanger participated in preparations for an assault on the “Zionist Order of Governments” by practicing with airsoft firearms in the forests of Long Island. 

According to the report, Belanger was also the focus of an investigation by the FBI Joint Terrorism Taskforce investigating accusations that he meant to “engage in widespread homicide and sexual assault.” According to the letter, a significant portion of Belanger’s philosophy and scheming is predicated on his goal to reduce the number of people of color living in the US and to rape “white women in order to increase the production of white children.”

New York County Supreme Court with the inscription “The true administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government.” (Source: “Axel Tschentscher,” CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

On June 10 in New York, Matthew Belanger was first detained and indicted with “making false statements to a federal firearms licensee” to conduct straw purchases of an assault rifle and a handgun. During the court hearing on July 25, Belanger entered a not guilty plea to the weapons charges.

 

Who is Matthew Belanger?

Matthew Belanger is originally from the town of Selden, which is located in the state of New York in the US. From ninth to twelfth grade, he studied at Newfield High School, where he graduated with his higher secondary education.

Belanger entered the US Marine Corps on June 2, 2019, which is touted to be the most elite branch of the country’s armed forces. According to the release report, he served in the organization for two years before being discharged due to allegations that he had committed misconduct. During his service in Hawaii, the marine was stationed in the Honolulu Marine Corps, considered the equivalent of a home base for Marines deployed in Hawaii.

In 2021, due to the probe and the allegation that he was affiliated with the group Rapekreig, he was dismissed from the marines force. During the investigation during his time as a marine in October 2020, the FBI discovered videos and photographs along with other files that display the “content of brutality toward women.” The evidence also revealed the mass killing of the people that resulted in his discharge to the marines due to misconduct of codes, according to the report.

The Rapekrieg and its Manifesto

In the court records, references were made to a Rapekrieg manifesto which asserted that “rape ideology” was an “effective tool” for destroying adversaries such as Jews and other marginalized groups. People with “any doubts about being able to pull the trigger on a Jewish child” will not be allowed to remain a part of the organization. As stated in the manifesto, the group also called for the collapse of the first world.

The manifesto also included a passage that discussed making women dependent on men to fulfill the manifesto’s stated goals of “purifying the world and to become dependent on men.” “To be successful in this battle, the white man must learn to hate, seeing red the moment he lays eyes on a member of the race that has inflicted unspeakable horrors onto his people,” it said.

Belanger and other allies of Rapekrieg from Long Island had also formulated plans to assault women and synagogues, and they had purchased firearms and other military-grade equipment. After conducting surveillance on the location, they discussed their plans to attack a synagogue with Molotov cocktails in 2019.

Molotov cocktail on police. Shot when Police entered an autonomous zone. (Source:

A source has notified the investigators that one of the group’s victims of their sexual attacks was a high school student photographed while attending a musical presentation. The image of the girl was distributed across the encrypted Rapekrieg chat forum, and in response, Belanger commented, “Good find.” A comment on the photo given by a group member stated that Belanger “Could possibly get her pretty easy rn.” But Belanger responded, “I am not on the mainland currently so no.” 

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On the other hand, Marine Corps spokesman Maj. Jim Stenger emphasized, without explicitly addressing the Belanger case, that the Corps does not tolerate racism, hatred, or other structures of extremism and that Marines will be separated if they take part in any supremacist or extremist group. 

The Southern Poverty Law Center has stated that organizations with extremist beliefs have made an “active” exertion to enlist veterans and active-duty service members, and the Pentagon has made strides in past years to probe alleged members of white supremacist and other extremist groups that have been found to exist within the military. Task & Purpose gathered a list of approximately 40 military personnel and veterans participating in extremist initiatives in April of 2021. Per a news agency report, 17 active-duty and retired Marines were on the list.