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January 26, 2016 3

Failed White Supremacist Leaders Form New Christian Identity Group

Two lead­ers of the white suprema­cist move­ment, Paul Mul­let of Bain­bridge, Ohio, and Billy Roper of Moun­tain View, Arkansas, have joined forces to form a new group, Divine Truth Min­istries and its “polit­i­cal arm,” the Nation of True Israel.  Both men have strug­gled for years to estab­lish them­selves in the move­ment and to recruit followers.

Mul­let and Roper prac­tice Chris­t­ian Iden­tity, a vir­u­lently racist and anti-Semitic reli­gion. They believe not only that whites of Euro­pean descent can be traced back to the “Lost Tribes of Israel,” but that Jews descended from a union between Eve and Satan. In addi­tion to their Chris­t­ian Iden­tity beliefs, both men have embraced neo-Nazi ideology.

Symbol of Divine Truth Ministries, left, and Aryan Nations, right

Sym­bol of Divine Truth Min­istries, left, and Aryan Nations, right

A late Decem­ber press release by Roper announced they were “car­ry­ing for­ward the ideals and val­ues of Aryan Nations under a new ban­ner.” In the 1990s, Aryan Nations was one of the largest and most active neo-Nazi groups in the coun­try, as well as a major Chris­t­ian Iden­tity group.

Pre­sum­ably Mul­let and Roper hope to cap­i­tal­ize on the small void left by the recent dis­so­lu­tion of Mor­ris Gulett’s Louisiana-based fac­tion of Aryan Nations. Gulett’s group was one of a num­ber of fac­tions that formed after the 2004 death of Richard But­ler, the founder of Aryan Nations.

It is no sur­prise that Mul­let and Roper’s first course of busi­ness has been to demo­nize Dr. Mar­tin Luther King, Jr. Ear­lier this month, just days before the fed­eral hol­i­day mark­ing Dr. King’s birth­day, they spon­sored a “Day of Edu­ca­tion,” which encour­aged all “white nation­al­ists” to dis­trib­ute anti-King fly­ers and lit­er­a­ture alleg­ing that King, among other things, was a pla­gia­rist and communist.

They are also orga­niz­ing an April march at Georgia’s Stone Moun­tain Park to protest leg­is­la­tion that would allow changes to exist­ing Con­fed­er­ate dis­plays and mon­u­ments, as well as a plan by the Stone Moun­tain Memo­r­ial Asso­ci­a­tion to install a mon­u­ment in King’s honor. Fol­low­ing the march, they are also plan­ning a white power music event at a dif­fer­ent venue.

Despite their ide­o­log­i­cal begin­nings with promi­nent neo-Nazi groups, Mul­let and Roper, just a year apart in age, have strug­gled to make their mark in the white suprema­cist world. Mul­let started with Richard Butler’s Aryan Nations, while Roper, who came from a fam­ily of Klans­men, got his start with William Pierce and the National Alliance. In the early 2000s, But­ler and Pierce died, leav­ing the neo-Nazi move­ment in dis­ar­ray and both Mul­let and Roper untethered.

Shortly after Pierce’s death, Roper, forced out by the remain­ing lead­ers of the National Alliance, started his own neo-Nazi group, White Rev­o­lu­tion. Despite years of effort, White Rev­o­lu­tion never amounted to any­thing more than a tiny pro­pa­ganda group and Roper shut it down in 2011. For the last sev­eral years, Roper was active with Thomas Robb’s Arkansas-based Klan group, the Knights Party.

Mul­let also expe­ri­enced fail­ures as he attempted to start sev­eral neo-Nazi and Chris­t­ian Iden­tity groups in the years fol­low­ing Butler’s death. His worst loss came in 2011 when Mor­ris Gulett usurped a fac­tion of the Aryan Nations that Mul­let had founded in 2009. In 2011, Mul­let attempted a come­back with the Amer­i­can National Social­ist Party, but it also failed.

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October 16, 2013 0

Former White Supremacist Terror Cell Members Arrested In Arizona

atf-agents-raid-kehoe property

ATF agents at raid on Kehoe prop­erty
(Source: ATF)

On Octo­ber 14, agents from the Bureau of Alco­hol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explo­sives (ATF) launched a raid on a remote piece of land out­side Ash Fork, Ari­zona, to arrest white suprema­cist Kirby Kehoe and his son, Cheyne, on weapons charges. 

The two Kehoes, both con­victed felons, allegedly pos­sessed around 20–30 firearms, includ­ing assault weapons, rifles, and hand­guns, as well as thou­sands of rounds of ammu­ni­tion. Cheyne Kehoe was also allegedly in pos­ses­sion of body armor, also prohibited.

The Kehoes were among the most noto­ri­ous of the white suprema­cist ter­ror­ists of the 1990s. In the late 1990s, both Kirby and Cheyne Kehoe were mem­bers of a domes­tic ter­ror cell led by Chevie Kehoe, the eldest son of Kirby. While pur­su­ing the grandiose dream of cre­at­ing an “Aryan People’s Repub­lic,” the Kehoes and other cell mem­bers mur­dered five peo­ple, includ­ing an eight-year-old girl, engaged in shootouts with police, com­mit­ted armed rob­beries, and allegedly planted a bomb at the city hall build­ing of Spokane, Washington.  

Chevie Kehoe even­tu­ally received mul­ti­ple life sen­tences for his role in the vio­lent acts, while another mem­ber, Daniel Lee, received a death sen­tence. Cheyne Kehoe received a 24-year sen­tence that was later reduced to 11 years for coop­er­a­tion, while Kirby Kehoe received a 51-month sentence. 

Kirby Kehoe, who lived in the Pacific North­west in the 1990s, pur­chased land in Ari­zona in early 2013, to which he and some other mem­bers of his large fam­ily moved. The ATF inves­ti­ga­tion stemmed from an ear­lier encounter between Cheyne Kehoe and local law enforce­ment offi­cers in early Sep­tem­ber.  In this inci­dent, author­i­ties arrested Cheyne on charges of domes­tic violence-related unlaw­ful impris­on­ment, pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia, dis­or­derly con­duct, imper­son­at­ing a police offi­cer, and assault/touching (know­ingly touch­ing another per­son with the intent to injure, insult or pro­voke such person). 

The inves­ti­ga­tion is ongo­ing and fur­ther arrests are possible.

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February 15, 2012 5

American White Supremacists Embrace South Africa…Sort Of

Mon­ica Stone speak­ing at 2011 Aryan Nations World Congress

A coterie of Amer­i­can white suprema­cists is work­ing to orga­nize “nation­wide” protests for Feb­ru­ary 27, 2012, as part of an effort dubbed the South Africa Project (SAP). This “project” has as its stated goal stop­ping the alleged “geno­cide of Whites” in South Africa. Par­tic­i­pants and orga­niz­ers include rep­re­sen­ta­tives from all five of the major white suprema­cist move­ments in the United States (neo-Nazis, racist skin­heads, “tra­di­tional” white suprema­cists, Chris­t­ian Iden­tity adher­ents, and racist prison gangs). In par­tic­u­lar, adher­ents of the racist and anti-Semitic reli­gious sect Chris­t­ian

Iden­tity are involved with the protests.
Accord­ing to SAP orga­niz­ers, events are planned at or near 13 state capi­tols around the coun­try. Sev­eral orga­niz­ers have already obtained per­mits to rally or com­pleted notices of pub­lic assem­bly as required by local ordi­nances; oth­ers plan to hold side­walk protests and demon­stra­tions. Tar­geted states include Alabama, Arkansas, Cal­i­for­nia, Con­necti­cut, Florida, Idaho, Mary­land, New Hamp­shire, New York, Ohio, Penn­syl­va­nia, Ten­nessee, and Texas.

The protests got their start in 2011 thanks to Mon­ica Stone, a long-time mem­ber of the Louisiana-based white suprema­cist Chris­t­ian Defense League and immi­grant from South Africa. In Sep­tem­ber 2011, she spoke of the alleged plight of white South Africans at Mor­ris Gulett’s Aryan Nations World Con­gress event in Louisiana. In fact, SAP uses Gulett’s Louisiana mail­ing address, while sev­eral protests are being orga­nized by mem­bers of Gulett’s Aryan Nations. For exam­ple, Robert Radyn is orga­niz­ing the Albany, New York, protest, and Ryan Mullins, the “Impe­r­ial Wiz­ard” of the Gulett-associated Aryan Nation Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, is orga­niz­ing the Nashville, Ten­nessee, event.

White suprema­cists from other groups are also involved with SAP events. California-based Mike Myers, SAP’s “Chief Coor­di­na­tor,” is orga­niz­ing the rally at Sacra­mento. Myers is a racist skin­head who claims mem­ber­ship in the Golden State Skin­heads and the white suprema­cist Amer­i­can Third Posi­tion.

The Austin, Texas, march is being orga­nized by David McGlumphy of Dal­las. McGlumphy, a mem­ber of the Texas-based street/prison gang White Knights of Amer­ica (WKOA), was released from prison in early 2010. His wife, Anna, is the Texas con­tact per­son for SAP.

Billy Roper, the for­mer leader of the Arkansas-based White Rev­o­lu­tion, is orga­niz­ing the rally sched­uled in Lit­tle Rock. In Sep­tem­ber 2011, Roper joined Thomas Robb’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Robb and his daugh­ter, Rachel Pen­der­graft, are sched­uled to attend the rally. Also attend­ing is Allen Tru­itt of Mis­souri, the leader of the Aryan Nations Prison Min­istry.

Ron­nie Carr, a mem­ber of the neo-Nazi group Volks­front, is orga­niz­ing a SAP event in Greenville, Ten­nessee, “for the peo­ple in East TN, West NC, and South­west VA who can’t make it to their respec­tive state cap­i­tal protests.” Don­ald Palmer, also affil­i­ated with Volks­front, is orga­niz­ing the Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­va­nia, event.

In an effort to dis­guise them­selves as civil rights activists, SAP orga­niz­ers have attempted to dis­cour­age would-be atten­dees from wear­ing white suprema­cist shirts, Klan robes, or neo-Nazi uni­forms. Billy Roper directed one racist skin­head to cover his white suprema­cist cra­nial tat­toos with a hat dur­ing the protest. Though atten­dance over­all is expected to be low, some of the events are bet­ter orga­nized than others.

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