This video from the USA says about itself:
22 July 2016
This 2015 video is called Ku Klux Klan | America’s Oldest Terrorist Group.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
Mars in Ku Klux Klan style in refugee camp in Germany
Eight unknown people have in Germany held a brief march on the grounds of a refugee camp, dressed in Ku Klux Klan outfits. That happened in a camp in Löcknitz, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, not far from the border with Poland.
An employee of the shelter has today reported the incident on the night of Thursday to Friday. Around midnight the eight people marched without saying anything for about ten minutes on the site. When refugees came out, the eight left.
The white supremacist terror movement KKK resisted in the USA the abolition of slavery and equal rights for black people. It also opposed with intimidation and violence immigration, Jews, homosexuals and communists. That happened in long white robes, with white pointed hats on ….
In the region Löcknitz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern live many Poles, which already a couple of times triggered anti-Polish incidents.
This video from the USA says about itself:
2 March 2016
Last night on CNN a Donald Trump surrogate tried to explain to Van Jones that the KKK was a leftist organization. Van wasn’t having it. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola (ThinkTank), hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“It’s a leftist terrorist organization,” Lord interjected.
“We’re not going to play that game,” Jones shot back. “No, you need to take a serious look at the fact that this man has been playing fast and loose and footsie. When he starts talking about terrorism, he gets passionate, he says, ‘No, this is wrong.’ But when you talk about the Klan, ‘Oh, I don’t know, I don’t know.’”
The former White House staffer pointed out that Lord had compared the Klan to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama’s one-time pastor.
“Rev. Wright never lynched anybody!” Jones insisted. “Rev. Wright never put anybody on a post and you guys play these word games, and it’s wrong to do in America. It is wrong to do!””
Read more here.
This video from the USA says about itself:
30 August 2015
Donald Trump received the endorsement of a former presidential candidate today. Unfortunately that man is David Duke, who also is a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Trump was recently asked about this. Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz (Turner Classic Movies), John Iadarola (Think Tank), and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show Podcast), hosts of The Young Turks, break it down on tonight’s TYT Power Panel. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke recently praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his tough stance on undocumented immigrants, which Duke called the “greatest immediate threat to the American people…”
“And I think he realizes that his path to popularity toward power in the Republican Party is talking about the immigration issue,” the radio host continued. “And he has really said some incredibly great things recently. So whatever his motivation, I don’t give a damn. I really like the fact that he’s speaking out on this greatest immediate threat to the American people.””
Read more here.
From daily The Independent in Britain today:
A number of white supremacist groups have declared their support for Mr Trump’s nomination
Andrew Buncombe Charleston
Earlier this week, David Duke, a white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, told listeners to his radio show that voting against Mr Trump would be “treason to your heritage”.
“I’m not saying I endorse everything about Trump, in fact I haven’t formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do.”
The declaration by Mr Duke, 65, first reported by BuzzFeed, triggered The Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish civil rights group headquartered in New York, to call on Mr Trump to distance himself from the endorsement and condemn him.
“It is time for him to come out firmly against these bigoted views and the people that espouse them.”
Reports have revealed how a number of white nationalist organisations, many of which are described as “hate groups” by activists, have supported Mr Trump’s candidacy. Last week, it was revealed that two KKK members appeared at the recent Nevada caucus to declare their support for him.
Mr Trump was questioned about the endorsement earlier this week and said he did not know Mr Duke had announced his support. On Sunday morning, Mr Trump was again asked about Mr Duke’s comments when he appeared on CNN.
“I don’t know anything about David Duke. I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists,” he said. “You’re asking me about something I know nothing about.”
He added: “I have to look at the group, I don’t know what group you’re talking about. You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about.”
Mr Trump responded: “I don’t know David Duke, I don’t think I’ve ever met him. I don’t know anything about him.” Mr Trump was also asked on Sunday why he had retweeted a quote from the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini. The tweet, initially posted by another user, read: “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”
Asked about whether he had known the quote belonged to Mussolini and whether he wanted to be associated with fascism, Mr Trump told NBC’s Meet the Press: “Mussolini was Mussolini. It’s a very good quote, it’s a very interesting quote. I know who said it, but what difference does it make whether it’s Mussolini or somebody else?”
See also here.
Billionaire demagogue Donald Trump went out of his way to advertise his sympathies with racists and fascists this weekend, favorably citing a saying of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, while refusing to disavow an endorsement from David Duke, the longtime white racist agitator from Louisiana: here.
Donald Trump’s father was arrested for fighting cops with the KKK: here.
From KTLA.com in California in the USA:
Posted 2:22 PM, February 27, 2016, by Ashley Soley-Cerro, Tracy Bloom and Steve Kuzj, Updated at 11:56pm, February 27, 2016
Three people were stabbed, 12 were arrested — including a juvenile, and one man was being sought after a “walking protest” involving the Ku Klux Klan turned violent as members of the group clashed with counterprotesters in Anaheim on Saturday, according to the local police department.
Violence erupted after six suspected members of the KKK arrived at the south side of Pearson Park, located at 400 North Harbour Blvd., for a planned “walking protest,” an Anaheim Police Department news release stated.
About 30 counterprotesters immediately confronted the KKK members, police said.
During the melee, KKK members allegedly stabbed three counterprotesters, and two KKK members were “stomped on the ground” by counterprotesters, according to police.
Four people were hospitalized, including the three stabbing victims and one stomping victim who was listed in stable condition.
One of the stabbing victims was initially transported to an area hospital in critical condition, but police later said he was stable. The two other stabbing victims were also in stable condition. …
Five suspected KKK members — four males and one female — were initially arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection to the stabbings …
At one time, four of five Anaheim City Council seats were held by Klansmen before they were removed in 1924, and nearly 300 once lived in the area.
More recently, KKK business cards and anti-MLK propaganda was left in the front of dozens of Santa Ana homes in January 2015, and in July 2014 KKK recruitment flyers were distributed in the city of Orange.
This 17 May 2014 video says about itself:
Confronting racism face-to-face – BBC News
Mo Asumang, daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother, talks to BBC News about her experiences making her new documentary, The Aryans, in which she confronts racists, both in Germany and among the Ku Klux Klan in America.
By Peter Frost in Britain:
150 years of lynchings, hate and burning crosses
Monday 12th October 2015
Black US citizens have always been the Klan’s main enemy, but that hasn’t stopped the hooded Klansmen turning their hate on to Jews, Mexicans, other immigrants, and latterly to gays and lesbians, civil ceremonies and same-sex marriages. Today much of their spleen is vented on Muslims.
Despite all that hate the Klan has always seen itself as a strictly Christian organisation always strongest in the Bible belt of the Southern states.
One theory on how the Klan got its name has them using the word for circle, kuklos, from the classical Greek. Most scoff at the idea of these racist rednecks knowing anything of classic Greece.
The defeat of the slave-owning states in the civil war really upset those who believed God had given them, the white races, the right to rule over lesser breeds.
It didn’t take long for some of these white supremacists to found undercover organisations that would try to reverse the victories of the civil war that had only finished in April of 1865.
This seriously weakened the black political establishment. Murder and violence frightened some black people out of politics.
Early in its history the Klan introduced laughable ranks and titles like imperial wizard, grand dragons, grand titans and grand and exalted cyclops, all part of what they grandly declared was an invisible empire.
The white-hooded costumes, violent night rides, lynchings, tar-and-featherings, rapes, burning of black churches and other violent attacks on those challenging white supremacy became the hallmarks of the Klan.
The Klan became less popular as the Southern Establishment introduced official segregation and Jim Crow laws. The negro had officially become a second-class citizen and persecution by the Klan became almost unnecessary.
The popularity of this racist group would wax and wane with three distinct periods of growth in its history. The first after its founding, then in the 1920s and finally with the growth of the black civil rights movement from the late ’50s and ’60s.
In the ’20s a rekindled Klan organised against new threats to what it saw as the purity of the white race and its protestant religion. Catholic and Jewish immigrants from eastern and central Europe were the new enemy.
That fear of immigrants drew many members into the Klan. In 1925 it was claiming four million members. It certainly had enough to stage a huge march on Washington. It also boasted huge social and political influence, with hundreds of Klan-backed candidates elected to local, state and even federal office.
A series of sex scandals, internal political wrangling and battles over power undermined its support. Newspaper exposés of corruption by Klan leaders dramatically reduced its membership and influence.
The Klan arose a third time during the 1960s to oppose the growing civil rights movement and to preserve segregation.
It was fighting a losing battle against an unstoppable political force but that didn’t stop bombings, murders and other attacks.
One of the most heinous Klan crimes was the murder of four young girls killed while preparing for Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
Since the ’70s the Klan has struggled with splits and divisions. Infiltration by government agents has led to prosecutions and court cases.
Today the Klan takes it place on the extreme right wing of US politics with many other tiny and ineffectual white supremacist, racist and even overtly nazi organisations.
There are at least a dozen varieties of Klans, each one claiming to be the true church, the true descendents of the Klan that came to birth in Tennessee a century and a half ago. Best estimates suggest that there are perhaps only up to 10,000 US citizens who support various manifestations of today’s Klan.
Some Klan factions are openly racist and fascist, sharing their platforms with nazis who publically praise Adolf Hitler.
Others take a much more subtle approach, cloaking their racism with more reasonable-sounding demands for civil rights for whites.
Today US society is still deeply racist. Examples of segregation, although in theory illegal, are still easy to find. Hate crimes such as the Charleston church shooting in June this year, where Dylann Roof shot nine black people dead at a prayer meeting, show the racist attitudes of the Klan are alive and well. Dylann Roof paid tribute to the Klan on his web site.
Fortunately more and more people white and black are combating racism wherever it raises its ugly head. But sadly it will still be a long time before the cowardly white-hooded nightriders and their fiery crosses are banished from the Deep South forever.
By Justin Block in the USA:
08/26/2015 01:38 PM EDT
An Alabama cheerleading squad has lost two of its coaches after a pair of racist T-shirts appeared at an August practice.
Brian McCracken, the assistant vice president of a Boaz, Alabama cheerleading team, resigned from his post late last week after wearing a Ku Klux Klan shirt to a North Alabama Youth Football & Cheerleading League practice, reports local Alabama affiliate, WAFF. The shirt’s text reads, “The Original Boys In The Hood,” and offensively makes a comparison to the 1991 film “Boyz N The Hood,” which focuses on gangs South Central Los Angeles.
“We have zero tolerance for any kind of discriminatory apparel or anything,” said Jones to WAFF.
Jones responded to the incident by contacting McCracken and banning him from wearing racially inflammatory shirts to cheer practice — something that shouldn’t really have to be said — but nonetheless, it was Tipton who was ultimately punished, not McCracken.
According to WAFF, the next time Tipton showed up at practice, Boaz’s cheerleading vice president and Brian’s wife, Melynnda McCracken, asked her to not come back.
“I’m just disgusted because I feel like I didn’t do anything wrong besides make a complaint that should have been kept private to begin with,” Tipton said. “I asked why and she could not give me any reason.”
Both Brian and Melynnda have since resigned, reports WAFF, but the Tipton family iterated that the damage has already been done — not to the parents, who completely fumbled the situation, but to the kids, who had to witness this racially-inflamed drama first-hand.
“It’s hard for a biracial child that is 4 and 5 to understand what racism is,” Kayleigh’s husband, Cody Tipton, said. “It just outrages me and a lot of other parents but no one will stand up to it because of the consequences their children will get.”