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The Ku Klux Klan: One of America’s Oldest Terrorist Organizations Boasts Booming Membership

This February 25, 2011 video image shows the image of an African American man behind a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) robe on exibit as part of the 'American I AM: The African Imprint' at the National Geographic in Washington, DC.

This February 25, 2011 video image shows the image of an African American man behind a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) robe on exibit as part of the 'American I AM: The African Imprint' at the National Geographic in Washington, DC.

One of America’s oldest terrorist organization’s, the KKK is boasting about their increasing numbers. Whenever there is mention about such groups the Islamophobes and their supporters like to claim that they are insignificant and extinct.

Facts prove otherwise:

Increase Of Ku Klux Klan Membership In Colorado Tracks National Rise Of Hate Crimes

The KKK says their membership is “booming” in Colorado, with 12 white supremacist groups active in the state, according to a report by The Durango Herald.

Herald staff writer Chase Olivarius-McAllister reported earlier this week that Cole Thornton, Imperial Grand Wizard of Colorado’s United Northern and Southern Knights Ku Klux Klan group, claims that membership has grown steadily in the past few years.

“I’m really pleased with the kind of people we’re getting in – college-educated, professionals, teachers – even a couple congressmen. People would be amazed to know who I’ve talked with at midnight in isolated areas – it’s almost comical,” Thornton said to the Durango Herald.

A study by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a nonprofit civil rights organization based in Montgomery, found that the number of “radical right groups” in America — including hate groups, “Patriot” groups and nativist groups — increased in 2010 for the second year in a row.

In Durango, Colorado, racially motivated hate crimes rose from just three crimes between the years of 2006 and 2009, to four in 2010, and 19 in 2011, according to the Herald’s report. According to FBI data, hate crimes fell 30 percent between 2009 and 2010 in the state of Colorado.

Thornton attributed the KKK’s growing membership in Colorado in part to “whites’ low birthrate” in the country.

“We’re losing them to white homosexual relationships – they don’t reproduce – and interracial marriage – and to abortions on demand. Plus, immigration’s astronomical with Hispanics,” Thornton said in an interview with the Durango Herald.

According to U.S. Census data, Colorado’s Latino population grew by more than 40 percent between 2000 and 2010. And Denver, the state’s largest city, is now more than 30 percent Latino.

As the Latino population surged nationally in recent years, so did anti-Latino hate crimes.

The preliminary findings by the National Institute of Justice suggests that anti-Latino hate crimes rose disproportionally to other hate crimes between 2004 and 2008. Data collected by the FBI also indicates a steady rise in anti-Latino hate crimes across the country from 2003 to 2007.

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  • Farlowe

    I am not aware of the KKK existing in Australia. But I don’t know much about such groups. I am surprised at the numbers reported in the US. I thought the KKK was in decline there.

    But there’s always Father Ted:

  • Awesome

    Those silly racists. They all have that strong sense of entitlement and simply can’t stand the fact that reality just doesn’t work that way, nor has it ever worked that way.

    Nobody cares that racists choose to only procreate with their own “race”, nor does anyone care what their beliefs are or what culture they practice amongst themselves. The problems arise when they expect/demand/force others to comply with their views and practices. They always complain about “multiculturalism” being forced on them, when they themselves, if they could, would force their xenophobic, monoculture ideals onto everyone else. Hypocrisy and conservatism seem to go hand-in-hand.

  • Reynardine

    Well, Dragon, some of them dance cancans without pants, while others wear fig leaves.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold?feature=mhee CriticalDragon1177

    @Marco

    I know, of course they’re not all exactly the same, but what are you getting at?

  • QB

    Aipac spends more than the other 10 largest Religious lobbies combined (4 of which are also Jewish) What, did u expect someone in congress would speak out against their Zionist Masters?

  • marco

    They may still be racists, but not all of the Klans are the same/. There are many factions, some which have taken a more militant stance and have allied themselves with Neo Nazi skin heads, where as the others put on this image of being Proud white christians ( nothing wrong with that obviously) who claim they’ve got nothing against blacks, jews etc

    They are not all the same.

  • crow

    The new recruit for the Klan: be a white, conservative “Christian”

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold?feature=mhee CriticalDragon1177

    @Black Infidel

    Thanks, but I’m aware, with the whole apartheid and all that took place there.

  • Black Infidel

    @CriticalDragon1177: I forgot to add South Africa. They have groups with similar agendas as well.

  • Young & Free

    Yeah I don’t think they’re referred to as the “KKK”, but during the Cronulla riots, they sure made their presence known ._.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold?feature=mhee CriticalDragon1177

    @Black Infidel

    I don’t think there is a Ku Klux Klan in Australia and New Zealand, but I know there are similar groups there with similar agendas.

  • Black Infidel

    Didn’t Australia and NZ have the KKK as well?

  • Pamela

    Carve the word foll on thier heads.

  • Al

    I can see the potential for a klan spokesman at the next SIOA conference.

  • JD

    Senators Unite On Striking Iran, But Can’t Agree On Keeping U.S. Afloat

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/iran-nuclear-program-senators-obama_n_1310934.html?

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    WASHINGTON — If President Barack Obama feels the need to launch a military strike against Iran’s nuclear program, Congress will back him, a group of senators declared Wednesday.

    That pledge came along with the unveiling of a resolution on Capitol Hill that appeared designed to pressure Obama into taking a tougher stance on Iran, and to foreclose any option of letting Iran achieve an atomic weapon.

    If Iran were on the verge of building a bomb, the resolution would seem to require that the administration destroy it, but Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said it was more of a show of support for such actions.

    “This resolution is not an authorization to use military force,” Lieberman said. “But in opposing containment, it certainly is, I would think, sending a message to President Obama that if he decides as commander-in-chief that at any point that a military strike against Iran’s nuclear weapons facility is necessary in the national security interest of the United States, then he can expect broad bipartisan support from the United States Congress.”

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of 32 co-sponsors on the heavily bipartisan measure, argued that containing Iran was not an option when leaders of the country have insisted Israel be wiped out, when it’s building a nuclear program under a mountain that looks more military based than civilian, and when the nation is willing to suffer sanctions to keep its atomic program.

    “We’re not going to contain people like that, we’re going to stop them,” said Graham, although he added that his first choice to curtail the regime was still sanctions.

    Both senators argued that sanctions would be more effective if it was clear America is ready to strike, and the proposed resolution shows that.

    “It is saying we will not accept a nuclear-armed Iran because they cannot be contained,” Graham said. “They will either share the material with terrorists, is the likelihood, or for sure, create nuclear proliferation throughout the Middle East.”

    “So we’re standing with the president, to say that’s not an acceptable result,” Graham added. “I think sanctions can still work, but they will only work if the Iranians believe the military option is on the table.”

  • Reynardine

    Lady Chatterly’s lover famously said, “If folks would do their own f*ing, they wouldn’t talk a lot of clatfart about other people’s”. But no: that isn’t good enough for the KKK. All those uppity wimmins and dirty white gays and eevil libruls are refusing to breed little white “Christian” babies for them. Not only that, but the “wrong people” are having stable marriages and thriving families. Watch out for them. Their intent to make white women go to their kind of churches and pump out babies is only half their scheme. You know what the other half is. I bet we see an American Breivik or another McVeigh before we see a second Mohammed Atta.

  • http://eireislam.blogspot.com/ yusuf

    The Klan could go away but the sentiment would not. Hate groups are symptomatic of the overall trend in the white peoples of America and Europe. Lets face it, if we take a broad picture of human history we can see that European have been dominant through out the past 800 years or so, subjugating or destroying any other peoples or cultures which they came in contact with. They have gotten used to feeling superior to everyone else, and expressing that, a type of entitlement. The Roman, British and now American empires existed and dominated for most of the last few centuries.

    The world is changing however with the rise of globalization and a general shifting of power Eastwards white people suddenly feel a little choked up.

    If your uneducated, unemployable and white then the KKK could use a man like you.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold?feature=mhee CriticalDragon1177

    @mindy1

    I wish the Klan would go away as well, just like I wish that groups like Act For America, SIOA and SIOE would go away as well. They may not be openly calling for breaking the law or violence but how long until there is a group of anti Muslim bigots out there that does. I wonder how long it will be before there is a violent Islamophobic terrorist organization, whose only goal is terrorize Muslims and people they see as supporting them? Remember Anders Brevik? Remember how he murdered all those innocent people in the name of stopping “Islamization?” What would happen if just two or three Anders Breviks got together and decided to work as a team? Just try to imagine that scenario. Now imagine an entire organization of people who think like Anders Brevik with a about a dozen members or more.

  • mindy1

    Friggen klan-I want them to go away

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold?feature=mhee CriticalDragon1177

    @Amago

    Actually I think the Klan is America’s oldest terrorist organization, at least the oldest one that is still around.

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