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April 14, 2014 - 6:48 am

The Southern Poverty Law Center said the suspect in the deadly shootings at a Kansas Jewish center and assisted living facility is a “raging anti-Semite” who has been on their radar for a while.

Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, of Aurora, Mo., who also goes by the last name Cross, allegedly drove to Overland Park, Kansas, and killed a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. He then drove to the Village Shalom Retirement Community in Leawood, where a woman was shot to death.

The SPLC sued Miller, the former “grand dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, in the 1980s for “operating an illegal paramilitary organization and using intimidation tactics against African Americans.”

“After subsequently forming another Klan group, the White Patriot Party, he was found in criminal contempt and sentenced to six months in prison for violating the court settlement. He went underground while his conviction was under appeal but was caught by the FBI with a weapons cache in Missouri. He served three years in federal prison after being indicted on weapons charges and for plotting robberies and the assassination of SPLC founder Morris Dees. As part of a plea bargain, Miller testified against other Klan leaders in a 1988 sedition trial,” the SPLC said.

“Miller is a raging anti-Semite who has posted more than 12,000 times on Vanguard News Network (VNN), whose slogan is ‘No Jews, Just Right.’ VNN founder Alex Linder has openly advocated ‘exterminating Jews since December 2009. Miller, a close partner to Linder, has called Jews ‘swarthy, hairy, bow-legged, beady-eyed, parasitic midgets.’ Miller is also one of VNN’s largest donors and he printed and distributed thousands of copies of VNN’s newsletter, The Aryan Alternative.”

The SPLC said it spoke with Miller’s wife, Marge, “who has apparently never been active in the white supremacist movement,” and confirmed that Miller had gone to a casino in Missouri.

In a statement late last night, President Obama said he had his team “to stay in close touch with our federal, state and local partners and provide the necessary resources to support the ongoing investigation” in this “horrific shooting.”

“While we do not know all of the details surrounding today’s shooting, the initial reports are heartbreaking,” Obama said.
“I want to offer my condolences to all the families trying to make sense of this difficult situation and pledge the full support from the federal government as we heal and cope during this trying time.”

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) said he was “shocked and sickened” by the slayings.

“Kansas is a place where every person of every kind should be safe from violence or persecution,” Moran said. “My deepest regrets are with the victims’ loved ones and my thoughts are with the entire community, which has had its sense of comfort and safety threatened by today’s events. I join all Kansans in proclaiming that these horrific acts of violence have absolutely no place in our communities, our state or our country.”

Miller has run for public office three times: as a Democrat for North Carolina governor in 1984, as a Republican for the Senate in North Carolina in 1986, and as an independent write-in candidate in 2006 for the House seat held by now-Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.).

The SPLC said it is preparing to release a two-year study showing that “nearly 100 people in the last five years have been murdered by active users on another prominent racist website, Stormfront.org.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Not justifying this raging neo-Nazi hater, but Morris Dees is a liberal hypocrite. Where was his outrage when the late Khalid Muhammed of the New Black Panther party called Long Island Railroad shooter Colin Ferguson a hero for shooting white people? Crickets...
Even more close to home, where was Dees' apology when deranged gay boy Floyd Corkins shot up the Family Research Council that Dees had vilified as a "hate group"?
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And who were the founders of the KKK? Democrats. And who were the advocates of slavery? Democrats. And who were the protagonists of the segregation laws in the south after the Civil War? Democrats. And who protected "Separate but Equal" from 1896-1954? Democrats. And who filibustered every attempted Civil Rights bill from 1875-1964? Democrats. So I guess it makes all the sense in the world for Blacks and Jews to vote Democratic, right?
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I really hate to beat a dead horse, but in recent years, the international skinhead movement has found a new patron... in the White Supremacist State of Russia (WSSR).

http://nyyrc.com/blog/2014/04/russias-secessionist-strategy-exposed/

Yes, Russia is connected to the Klan, the Aryan Brotherhood, and several other drug cartels (Knights Templar, Crips, etc.)

It's part of a broader organized crime war between ROC (Russian Organized Crime... or Russian Orthodox Church...) and al Qaeda and the Takfiris. This is nothing new, and if someone would do some digging they'd probably see elements of this fight in Benghazi.

Russia is on the left and right of the spectrum, from The Nation and Mother Jones, to, well, the whole faux Libertarian movement, and Rolling Stone.

Google "Ron, Rand and the Mises Institute" if you're interested.
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It's not so recent. Have you ever heard of Vladimir Zzirinovsky?
20 weeks ago
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Yes I have. I say recent, but I mean by most peoples political memories. Zhironovwky is a clown!
20 weeks ago
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People who know about anti-semitism in Russia probably know about him. And, he might be a clown, but he's a clown with power.
20 weeks ago
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He's psychotic and dangerous, for sure. But also a comedian, matter of fact.
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Hate-speech eventually kills. That's why it's so important to marginalize it and keep it out of the mainstream.
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I don't know if I'm missing an ironic tone here, but who defines that hate speech, Fail? Many of your comments would fall firmly within the rubric presented by the SPLC, though they should not.

Also, hate-speech does not eventually kill. While the "statistics" collected under the HCSA are both offensive and absurd (because counting only certain types of "hate" normalizes others), the vast majority of "hate crimes" in the U.S. are simple verbal intimidation -- name calling elevated to a crime by politicized prosecutors -- and there are only a handful a year that involve more serious offenses. In contrast, "non-hate" crime (see how the delineation creates a hierarchy of offenses -- and victims) creates millions of victims each year, yet nobody thinks it is as important as these few crimes selected out for special treatment.

If the hate crime industry had an ounce of integrity, they would have to acknowledge that vastly larger percentages of crime are "hate-motivated." Every stranger sexual assault would be hate because of the gender bias (female or male) involved and the symbolic attack on the victim's identity. There would need to be honest scrutiny of literally millions of lesser crimes, too. If one slur is hate, then any slur is hate. Otherwise, you wander into the historical guilt excuse for not counting hate acts committed by minorities, etc.

Of course that's precisely what we've got today, thanks to groups like the SPLC.
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I disagree insofar as I think it's important to speak out, to fight against it. How can that be done if it's not out in the open?
20 weeks ago
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Nazis - National Socialists - like Glenn Miller generally come from the militant statist side of the political spectrum.

You could say he's just got the testicular fortitude to do what most statists wish they could.
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How typical of Obama to speak about this incident while ignoring so much of the violence that happens every day, such as in his former home of Chicago.

It was inevitable really. The alleged culprit in this incident is a white male and he used a gun to commit his crimes. The shootings took place near Jewish institutions, suggesting animosity towards a minority (although one account says that the first two victims were actually Christians who just happened to be near the building). Best of all, the alleged culprit has a track record of gun crimes and racism. What politician of Obama's political orientation could fail to find this a perfect crime to highlight? In a single incident, he can hint that all white men are typically hateful, gun-crazy and racist, especially if their political views skew towards the right and their religious views are Christian.

I'm expecting this incident to be used as an excuse for more generalized efforts to limit access to guns and demonize white Christians.
20 weeks ago
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"Suggesting animosity" because it was "near a Jewish institution" by an "alleged culprit"

I think I read enough.
20 weeks ago
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Just another crazy democrat member of the kkk.
Maybe there should be strict gun control for democrats
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Will some try to link this with the protest in Nevada?
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