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ENDelt260
03-03-2005, 12:32 PM
Neo-Nazis setting up base in KCK

Aryan Nations has a violent, racist history

By JUDY L. THOMAS

The Kansas City Star

The Aryan Nations — one of the most notorious neo-Nazi groups in the United States — is moving its national headquarters to Kansas City, Kan., causing alarm among civil rights groups.

The group's members, who believe that Jews are “the children of Satan” and African-Americans are “beasts of the field,” chose Kansas City, Kan., because of its central location, said “High Counsel” August B. Kreis III.

Kreis, who lives in Florida, said Wednesday that the Aryan Nations national director, Charles Juba, recently relocated to the metropolitan area from Pennsylvania with the aim of enlisting new members.

It was unclear how significant the move is, because the group has never revealed how many members it has and it is in the process of rebuilding after its leader was bankrupted as the result of a lawsuit in 2000.

A spokesman for the FBI in Kansas City could not be reached for comment. But those who watch the radical right said area residents should be concerned about such groups.

“I can say without equivocation that the (Aryan Nations) is the most violent wing of the white supremacist movement,” said Leonard Zeskind, president of the Kansas City-based Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, and a board member of the Jewish Community Relations Bureau. “He (Juba) has vowed to rebuild the organization …”

Devin Burghart, of the Center for New Community, a Chicago-based group that monitors the right-wing movement, said he found the move to Kansas City unsettling.

“The presence of groups like this is always something to be concerned about, especially given the Aryan Nations' track record of violence,” Burghart said.

Juba could not be reached for comment. Kreis, however, didn't dispute that members of his group have been connected to violent incidents.

“But it's the same thing with any organization,” Kreis said. “There's going to be good and bad people in all organizations.”

White supremacist groups again are in the national spotlight following the murders this week of the husband and mother of a federal judge in Chicago.

Authorities were investigating whether Monday's shooting deaths were carried out by hate groups linked to white supremacist Matt Hale. Hale, leader of World Church of the Creator, is facing up to 40 years in prison for trying to arrange the murder of the judge, Joan Humphrey Lefkow, who presided over a case involving the group.

When asked about the murders, Kreis said his group wasn't involved, but added: “We love it!”

Among the incidents involving people with ties to the Aryan Nations:

• Buford O'Neal Furrow Jr. shot a mail carrier to death in 1999 after wounding five persons at a Jewish community center in Granada Hills, Calif. He was a former security guard at the Aryan Nations headquarters in Idaho.

• Aryan Nations chaplain James Wickstrom is a Christian Identity minister from Michigan and a leader of the anti-government group, Posse Comitatus. Wickstrom spent time in prison for counterfeiting.

• Robert Mathews, who died in a 1984 shootout with federal agents in Washington, recruited Aryan Nations members for his group called The Order. Order members killed Jewish radio host Alan Berg in Denver in 1984, and Missouri Highway Patrol trooper Jimmy Linegar in 1985.

• Aryan Nations members were sued in 1999 by a mother and her son who alleged they were shot at by the group's security guards. As a result, the group lost a $6.3 million judgment in 2000, forcing the group to close its Idaho compound.

In a letter to followers dated January 2005 and posted on its Web site, Juba announced the group's move and directed supporters to send mail to a Kansas City, Kan., post office box.

“This move is intended to further advance our goals of an Aryan Homeland in the North American Continent,” Juba wrote. “Three years ago with the assistance of our High Council, we centralized authority on an organization level, eliminating the need for public display of officers at a state-by-state, country-by-country level. With this move, we have completed this format by centralizing the physical authority, thus making our membership more accessible in all points of travel.”

Juba said the goal was to open up either a storefront or an office in the Midwest before the end of 2005.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Juba started out in the white supremacist movement as a teenager, when he joined the Invisible Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. At age 21, the center said, Juba became grand dragon of the International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Pennsylvania.

In early 2002, after the Aryan Nations lost its compound in Idaho as the result of the lawsuit, Juba joined with Kreis and another man to replace leader Richard Butler, who was ailing. The group splintered, and, after Butler's death in 2004, Kreis took over the group he called the “true Aryan Nations.”

Another faction calling itself the real Aryan Nations moved to Alabama last year.

An Aug. 8, 2002, article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review mentioned Juba's plans to build a new headquarters on a 10-acre farm in northern Pennsylvania. The article quoted a man who said he had infiltrated the group and that members held meetings with members of the World Church of the Creator.

Kreis acknowledged that the Aryan Nations “will work with any pro-white group,” but wouldn't discuss how many people belong to his group.

“But I'll tell you what,” he said. “We're doing very well. I'm not talking about financially. But if you're talking about bringing the message to the people, we're doing a good job of it.”

To reach Judy L. Thomas, call

(816) 234-4334 or send e-mail to jthomas@kcstar.com.
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What is the Aryan Nations?

One of the most visible white supremacist groups in the

country. The group preaches

the Christian Identity theology, which teaches that Jews are Satanic and the root of all the world's problems, and non-whites are “pre-Adamic,'' a species inferior to the white race.

Who is Charles John Juba?

National director of the Aryan Nations. Formerly involved in the Ku Klux Klan. Recently moved to the Kansas City area from Pennsylvania.

What's the group's history?

People with ties to the group have been involved in murders, shootings, bombings and armed robberies.

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/front/11036787.htm

keg in kc
03-03-2005, 12:33 PM
Great. Just great.

Cochise
03-03-2005, 12:34 PM
ROFL wonder if they visited Wyandotte county before they decided to locate themselves there. ROFL

siberian khatru
03-03-2005, 12:35 PM
Kansas Nazis. I hate Kansas Nazis.

Cochise
03-03-2005, 12:38 PM
Missouri Nazis. I hate Missouri Nazis.

All we need is a band powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline.

siberian khatru
03-03-2005, 12:38 PM
All we need is a band powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline.

Hey, I FIXED that post! BEFORE Endelt caught me!

ENDelt260
03-03-2005, 12:39 PM
Hahahahaha! Cochise was fast enough to get the original.

siberian khatru
03-03-2005, 12:40 PM
Hahahahaha! Cochise was fast enough to get the original.

AAAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!! You can never escape your past!

Cochise
03-03-2005, 12:42 PM
Hey, I FIXED that post! BEFORE Endelt caught me!

You know, for the right price I might be persuaded to edit it.

siberian khatru
03-03-2005, 12:43 PM
You know, for the right price I might be persuaded to edit it.

Oh, hell no, I'm not going to blow you again.

Rain Man
03-03-2005, 12:51 PM
That's a bad idea. When they kill all of the minorities, it's going to tank the property value of the headquarters building.


Census 2000 Statistics



Kansas City city, Kansas

Total:
146,867

Not Hispanic or Latino: 122,270

White alone
71,729

Black or African American alone
44,092

American Indian and Alaska Native alone
872

Asian alone
2,154

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
91

Some other race alone
192

Two or more races
3,140

Hispanic or Latino: 24,597

White alone
9,926

Black or African American alone
272

American Indian and Alaska Native alone
168

Asian alone
11

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3

Some other race alone
12,853

Two or more races
1,364

U.S. Census Bureau
Census 2000

Braincase
03-03-2005, 12:53 PM
Please let this be a bad joke.

Cochise
03-03-2005, 12:54 PM
Oh, hell no, I'm not going to blow you again.

Damnit, you're not getting any more diamonds, that cost me about $50 a second.

Cochise
03-03-2005, 12:55 PM
Please let this be a bad joke.

As long as they aren't doing anything violent I am glad these groups exist. It's good for people to see what they are really all about.

ENDelt260
03-03-2005, 12:56 PM
Please let this be a bad joke.
I don't know that that's really the Star's style.

siberian khatru
03-03-2005, 12:57 PM
Two deleted posts and one caught-in-the-act f*ck up.

This thread really, really sucks for me.

ENDelt260
03-03-2005, 12:58 PM
Two deleted posts and one caught-in-the-act f*ck up.

This thread really, really sucks for me.
Nazis can throw anyone off their game.

Cochise
03-03-2005, 12:58 PM
How did I ruin it?

Mark M
03-03-2005, 12:59 PM
ROFL wonder if they visited Wyandotte county before they decided to locate themselves there. ROFL
Exactly what I was thinking ... "Boy, won't they be surprised."

ROFL

They should've moved to Leawood ... that's where most of the white folks are.

MM
~~;)

Cochise
03-03-2005, 01:02 PM
Well, then again, no one really knows what O'Brien looks like, so he should be safe.

siberian khatru
03-03-2005, 01:03 PM
How did I ruin it?

It's complicated, but your back-to-back posts destroyed the continuity I needed to make a joke tying together Braincase's post and one of yours.

Never mind, it really wasn't worth it anyway.

'Scuse me while I go pull a Hunter S. Thompson. Wait, let me call the kids in the room first.

WilliamTheIrish
03-03-2005, 01:03 PM
Nat'l headquarters? LOL They're moving from the treehouse in Ga.?


Quindaro Blvd. has lots of cheap real estate. Have at it boys and gals.

Cochise
03-03-2005, 01:12 PM
It's complicated, but your back-to-back posts destroyed the continuity I needed to make a joke tying together Braincase's post and one of yours.

Never mind, it really wasn't worth it anyway.

'Scuse me while I go pull a Hunter S. Thompson. Wait, let me call the kids in the room first.

You're going to shoot golf balls with shotguns? Can I come?

memyselfI
03-03-2005, 01:14 PM
Well, this lil bit of news should help the development in the Village West area. :hmmm:

Cochise
03-03-2005, 01:15 PM
Well, this lil bit of news should help the development in the Village West area. :hmmm:

You should go picket their headquarters. Like all day. Every day. And never post.

memyselfI
03-03-2005, 01:16 PM
You should go picket their headquarters. Like all day. Every day. And never post.


Nah, once they cross the county line THEN I'll get concerned.

beavis
03-03-2005, 01:18 PM
Is Dave Chappelle their leader?