Stephen William Arnquist
This article was contributed by Eugene Antifa.
Stephen William Arnquist is a high school Japanese teacher and a member of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa. The group's internal chats were recently publicized by Unicorn Riot and antifascists have identified numerous members. Stephen graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in December 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Japanese. Following graduation, he relocated to Japan, where he taught English for seven years. Stephen alludes to his time in Japan several times in the Discord chats. In one message, he writes that he "lived in Japan for 7 years, drove a kei-car." Stephen mentions Japan elsewhere, including on the infamous white nationalist forum and violence-hub Stormfront. Stephen posts on Stormfront under his last name, Arnquist, and reveals that he lives in Japan and teaches English at the time of the post (2015). Additionally, Stephen expresses that he wishes to leave Japan and "teach Japanese to whites instead of teaching English to Japanese." Stephen returned to the United States in 2017, settling in Dallas, Texas. A since deleted LinkedIn page lists his occupation as "private tutor," but he now works as a high school Japanese teacher.