For anyone who wonders why some of us keep a very close eye on the far right fringe, look no further than this story. A former KKK leader, white supremacist and longtime anti-Semite has been arrested after a shooting spree at two Jewish centers in Kansas that left three dead.
The person of interest in custody for the killing of three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas is a Missouri man and former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of antisemitism and racism, law enforcement officials said.
Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr., 73, is suspected of fatally shooting a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather in the parking lot at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City campus in Overland Park then gunning down a woman at Village Shalom, a retirement community that is several blocks away from the center, law enforcement officials said.
A civil rights organization that tracks hate groups said it has long known about Cross.
The Southern Poverty Law Center says Cross is known to them using aliases — Glenn Miller or Frazier Glenn Miller — and is the former Grand Dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan…
According to the SPLC, Cross quit high school as a senior to join the Army. In a 20-year Army career he had two tours in Vietnam and 13 years as a member of the elite Green Berets before he was forced to retire because of his Klan affiliation in 1979.
Later he went on to be active in a neo-Nazi group called “The Order” that advocated violence against Blacks and Jews among others, the SPLC said.
This is why Mikey Weinstein has to travel with a bodyguard and why his whole family has handguns for protection and has been trained to use them. Just as Cross apparently screamed “Heil Hitler” as he opened fire in this case, Mikey has had swastikas painted on his house and routinely receives threatening letters from raging anti-Semites, many of which I’ve published here.
Nate Phelps went to this guy’s website and found this incredibly ironic quote:
“On the other hand, a White racist—that is, any racially conscious White person who looks askance at miscegenation or at the rapidly darkening racial situation in America—is portrayed, at best, as a despicable bigot who is reviled by the other characters, or, at worst, as a dangerous psychopath who is fascinated by firearms and is a menace to all law-abiding citizens. The White racist “gun nut,” in fact, has become a familiar stereotype on television.”
Turns out he was, in fact, a dangerous psychopath. Ranting about the evils of Jews is pretty much a sure sign of that (yes, I’m looking at you, former president of the Pennsylvania chapter of American Atheists Ernest Perce, a Holocaust denier who is perpetually ranting about how the Jews are behind every dark conspiracy on earth).