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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:22 AM
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Neo-Nazi Group Resurfaces, Citing Obama
When the Aryan Nations compound was publicly bulldozed eight years ago, many people here thought they had seen the end of a neo-Nazi group that brought notoriety and violence to this part of the Northwest. But the group has surfaced again, distributing fliers that say it is recruiting members to create a world headquarters here. That has drawn the attention of the human rights advocates who helped destroy the old Aryan Nations. A new Web site lists two Coeur dAlene residents, Jerald OBrien and Michael Lombard, as leaders of Aryan Nations. Both use the title of pastor, which was also used by Richard Butler, who brought the organization to Idaho from California in the 1970s. Mr. OBrien said a handful of Mr. Butlers supporters remained in the area after he died in 2004, but kept a low profile. It was the election of Barack Obama as the nations first black president that prompted them to begin seeking new members. Hes one of the greatest recruiting tools we could have asked for, Mr. OBrien said of Mr. Obama. Hes helping to awaken the eyes of a lot of Americans. The group distributed fliers in a Coeur dAlene subdivision. The fliers showed a young girl asking her father, Why did those dark men take Mommy away? The fliers were widely denounced in the area.

Read More:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/26/us/26aryan.html?ref=us

I admit I'm confused by the description of the flyer. I can't understand how it would recruit people. Is this a common fear among people who tend to join these organizations, that black men will take their women away? It sounds so absurd. Seriously? A group of black men will come into your house and take your wife away? WTF?
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Old Codger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:27 AM
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1. OK
Twisted thinking recruits like minded people, if you are looking for an excuse/reason for your actions anything will do...doesn't have to make sense to normal people.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:27 AM
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2. oh my
'Hes one of the greatest recruiting tools we could have asked for, Mr. OBrien said of Mr. Obama. Hes helping to awaken the eyes of a lot of Americans.'

I knew this would happen when Obama was elected. The still deep seated racism that was always under the surface of many US citizens will percolate up and out. Hold on to your hats.
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:29 AM
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3. from the end of the article
In a recent report sent to American law enforcement agencies, the Homeland Security Department warned that right-wing extremists could use the bad state of the economy and the election of Mr. Obama to recruit members. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which follows such groups, reported that there were 926 active hate groups in 2008, up 50 percent from 2000.

The center, based in Montgomery, Ala., is not much concerned with this new manifestation of Aryan Nations, said a spokeswoman, Heidi Beirich.

The recent fliers that the handful of remaining members passed out is the most weve seen A.N. members do in a long, long time, Ms. Beirich said. We stomped the Aryan Nations pretty seriously.

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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:30 AM
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4. And do what with her...Waterboard her?
Waterboarding is a form of Rape. Do all those Americans care if their daughters are "waterboarded" especially by a "black man". How about if you were an Arab Muslim and were "waterboarded" by an Infidel
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