Running around like white monsters, Jesus crosses into fire, and spread fear and terror around the world: the Ku Klux Klan unit with its fearsome rituals and atrocities again and again in the headlines. Recently it was announced that the racists want to prepare a new racial war which the United States will soon take.
But who is actually behind the white masks? There are some recent news about KKK of Ghosts transformed into representations of the Ku Klux Klan.
The Huffington Post shows the 10 most frightening facts about the KKK Organization:
Dark-skinned immigrants, homosexuals – the racist society is above all supposed minorities to enemies. Only in April, Frazier Glenn Miller, a former member of the Klan in Kansas had three people of Jewish descent murdered.
2. Weapons delusion
In the United States, the Klan recruited its members from battle-hardened soldiers of the U.S. Army. The goal: Members for survival and shooting training fit to make.
A vast arsenal of weapons was seized during the House search of in arrest ex-leader Miller: several hand grenades, automatic rifles, pistols, bulletproof vests and explosives.
3. Perfidious rituals
Live animals are massacred in the survival of the Group camps. An insider reported the “daily mail” that members learn, deer, rabbits and squirrels to skin. You need it to survive.
4. Terrorist attacks
Many Klan groups operate in secret. Therefore, the criminal activities of the organization can be difficult to overlook. That they exist, is indisputable.
2005, in the United States for example, the Klan member Daniel James Schertz was sentenced to 14 years in prison. He wanted buses for Mexican migrant workers blow up bombs.
5. IIntimidation of members
In most cults and secret societies, obedience and unconditional allegiance is the be-all and end-all. Who’s not pulling, will be punished.
For supporters did not get the renegade idea, other members of the clan ever to so called Warnkreuze in foreign yards. The strong message: Immediate return to the discipline. Or: Punishment.
6. Racial hostility
Already in the 19th and 20th century have tried members to prevent marriages between whites and dark-skinned. The strict racial segregation and the denial of civil rights for African-Americans were on the list.
This all means the Ku Klux Klan were right: murders, rapes, arson attacks.
Mid of 1990s Klan members set fire to dozens of churches in the South of the United States. In the past years, members were repeatedly sentenced to prison terms due to bodily injury, homicide or the planning of terrorist acts.
The white head coverings, which disguise the Klan members, apply today as a symbol of the “purity of the white race”.
7. Connection to Nazi organizations
The civil rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) observed the activities of the Klan and that his numerous, some rival groups. According to the SPLC, the Klan has today between 5,000 to 8,000 followers.
Some groups are still “openly racist and militant” and searched for the connection with neo-Nazi and extremist organisations, writes “Spiegel online” , referring to the organization.
The head and founder of the “European White Knights of burning cross“, an offshoot of the KKK in Germany, was 2009 for sedition and sentenced dissemination of means of propaganda of anti-constitutional organizations.
Officials had found A bust of Hitler with him during a house search.
8. Contact with Beate
The testimony of a police officer in the context of the NSU processes revealed a close relationship of Klan practicing in Germany to “Nazi underground”.
So, there should be also said photos, show the Beate Zschäpe at an event of the clan cross burning.
9. Influence on the police
2012 temporarily even two police from Baden at the dubious secret society should have participated.
10. Women oppression
Women are clearly subordinate to male members in the organization. US – sect leader Earl Johnson granted 2008 in an interview with “FOCUS Online” deep insights into the social company of the Klan.
The history of Ku Klux Klan wanted no women in leadership positions, he said at the time. “Women are not created. And men would not follow, if women are in charge. The men who follow these female executives, are not real men.”