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White supremacist in Montana wants new Ku Klux Klan group to stand for diversity, but recruiting is slow

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 3:54 PM
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John Abarr says his new KKK group, called the Rocky Mountain Knights, will not discriminate against anyone, the Great Falls Tribune reported. But so far he has just recruited himself. 'He's one guy, pretending to start a Klan group,' an Anti-Defamation League historian tells the Daily News.

Longtime white supremacist John Abarr meets with NAACP officials in Wyoming last year.

A "reformed" white supremacist crackpot in Montana says he wants his new Ku Klux Klan group to stand for diversity, but he's not having much luck with recruiting.

John Abarr says his new KKK group, called the Rocky Mountain Knights, will not discriminate against anyone, the Great Falls Tribune reported.

"The KKK is for a strong America," Abarr told the newspaper. "White supremacy is the old Klan. This is the new Klan."

Members of this "enlightened" Klan would still have to wear robes and hoods and take part in secret rituals, the newspaper reported.

Abarr's new "group," however, is anything but, an expert says. According to Mark Pitcavage of the Anti-Defamation League, Abarr likely is the only member of the Rocky Mountain Knights.

The Ku Klux Klan has not officially existed since 1944, but anyone can create their own Klan group just by saying they created one, Pitcavage says. That's exactly what Abarr did.

The KKK is for a strong America. White supremacy is the old Klan. This is the new Klan.

"He's one guy, pretending to start a Klan group," Pitcavage told the Daily News.

While the Klan is strongest in the South and Midwest, there are few people in the Western part of the U.S. with KKK views, Pitcavage says. Abarr's only goal seems to be to draw attention to himself.

Pitcavage said that was Abarr's goal when he met with NAACP officials in Wyoming last year. Abarr has no standing with any of the other Klan groups, the ADL historian says.

In fact, Abarr was ripped by the United Klans of America group, another tiny KKK splinter group, for his recent statements.

"That man's going against everything the bylaws of the constitution of the KKK say," United Klans of America imperial wizard Bradley Jenkins told the Great Falls Tribune. "He's trying to hide behind the KKK to further his political career."


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/white-supremacist-kkk-article-1.2005673

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by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 3:54 PM
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Toshwood
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 4:18 PM
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momoftransgirl
by on Nov. 26, 2014 at 11:43 AM

What a confused bunch of lunatics 

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