The president of the Association of English Teachers in Korea received an anonymous e-mail threatening his death and accusing him of committing sex crimes after rumors of a former member of ATEK were posted online.
Members of ATEK received two e-mails, one containing threats and another with an image apparently taken from a Naver Cafe post, but with ATEK president Greg Dolezal's picture added.
The police are currently cooperating:
Dolezal said he was taking all legal steps possible. Gimhae Police Department is investigating the case, and Dolezal said he was happy with how they were dealing with the situation.
"The detectives there and the foreign affairs liaison have been very cooperative and seem extremely keen to do something about it," he said.
There's more on this story from Gusts of Popular Feeling.
Here's the text of the email, via a post on the Anti-English Spectrum website:
He has AIDS!!!
Your fucking president of ATEK is fucking sexual crimer.
I attached the picture, your guys should see the real happening.
Go Back Fucking your country!!! Get the hell, Fucking stupid english spectrum in korea!!
I have organized the KEK (Kill White in Korea).
This group of people is about 200 in anywhere in Korea.
We will gonna start to kill and hit White fucking dik english spectrum from this Christmas.
Don't make a fuss in there, just get out.
if you do not wanna listen this warning, our group will throw acid vitriol any white cheese.
That's enough to spoil in Korea.
On that post the Anti-English Spectrum is making clear it didn't send the mail to Dolezal. It's from a firstname.lastname@example.org, judging from this post. I wonder, given the enthusiastic cursing, the over-the-top horrible English, and the gmail address, whether this is somebody trolling to try and attract negative attention to the group, or if this is just an extreme version of what the group has already admitted to doing. Not that people need any more reason to dislike the hate-group Anti-English Spectrum, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. From the Herald again:
The AES cafe manager would not provide The Korea Herald directly with a statement on the death threat e-mail. "However strained relations may be, we need to maintain basic human decency," the notice on the AES website read. "We cannot forgive the person who sent this threatening mail. If we find that person we will definitely report them to the police," it added further down.
The person that issued the death threat sent an apology -- after the notice was posted on AES -- but remained anonymous and said he was motivated by some English teachers' "immoral behaviors."
"He continued to use hateful language," said Dolezal of the apology. "He alluded to the fact that he's not going to stop."
I last wrote about the Anti-English Spectrum a couple days ago---and they know I wrote about them, since I get hits to my blog from the cafe---so check these posts for some background:
* "Korea Herald on Anti-English Spectrum."
* "Korea Times continues to give attention to hate group."
And be sure to check some of the extensive posts Gusts of Popular Feeling has written: