Seattle based White Nationalist banned from using Seattle fitness gym
February 12, 2018
CLICK TO ENLARGE. Greg Johnson, seen here in still image from undercover interview done by Swedish grad student Patrik Hermansson. Photo credit: Pa
(SEATTLE, WA.) – A Seattle area man the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) identifies as an "international figure for white nationalism,” has been banned from working out at a Seattle gym.
A report Monday Feb. 12th by the Seattle newspaper The Stranger says Greg Johnson, editor-in-chief of Counter-Currents, “a publishing house that advocates for a white ethnostate,” will no longer be allowed to work out at the NW Fitness Project, according to an email co-owner Kyle Davis sent to the newspaper on Sunday.
Johnson, a former college philosophy professor was the subject of a Stranger article published in October of 2017 that described Johnson as an unlikely white nationalist leader who, “When not fighting for the white ethno-state...lives an extremely NPR lifestyle filled with world travel, visits to art galleries, and opera.”
The Stranger says Johnson also organizes Northwest Forum, an annual white nationalist convention that was the subject of that 2017 Stranger article.
Davis told The Stranger in his email that the gym banned Johnson from its premises after learning of his white nationalism from a member of the fitness community, adding that he believes Johnson’s continued presence at NW Fitness Project would “adversely effect” the safety of his clients.
The newspaper says Johnson did not respond immediately to an email seeking comment.
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The New York Times has a filmed interview with Johnson here done by a young Swedish graduate student who went undercover in the alt-right movement for nearly a year.