vehemently racist Ku Klux Klan is recruiting well-educated,
middle class Protestants in a conspiracy to expel
all migrant workers, asylum seekers and the Irish
Travelling community from Northern Ireland.
alarming news comes after it has emerged in the
media how another KKK grouping in the South was
attempting to use the internet to recruit under
the banner of the Imperial Klans of Ireland, Knights
of the Ku Klux Klan.
in the North, Klansmen from the reformed Knights
of the Invisible Empire have been cashing in on
anti-Islamic feeling in Ballymena and Craigavon
to hand-pick activists from unionism's traditional
Fur Coat Brigade.
spokesman for the Invisible Empire, who wished
only to be identified as a "well-educated,
middle class, white graduate from County Antrim"
said his organisation had "permanently binned
the movie-reel images of Klansmen in white sheets
brandishing American Confederate flags and burning
Black Baptist churches".
claimed he held the position of "Grand Dragon"
in the Invisible Empire and that the rise of "Klan
policies" was a "direct consequence
of working class loyalist reaction to the growth
in the immigrant and gypsy races in Ulster".
said while the Invisible Empire Klan in the North
would be a predominantly middle class movement
and members would not be encouraged to wear Confederate
he would be urging working class Protestants to
fly the Confederate flag, dubbed the Stars and
Bars, during the 2007 Loyalist Marching season.
would appear the Klan is attempting to build a
group of nazi intellectuals similar to the League
of St George organisation in England which is
one of the main UK representatives in the European
has been a steady increase in activities in Northern
Ireland by supporters of Extreme Right-wing organisations,
including the British People's, British National
Party, National Front and British Movement. These
have largely been confined to sticker, poster,
leaflet and flag erection provocation.
the Klansman emphasised his organisation wanted
to mobilise opinion within unionism's middle class,
branding groups like the BNP which has
won more than 50 council seats in England - as
"useful cannon fodder to keep the heat off
our real strategies".
added: "Once the European Community is enlarged,
and especially with Romania and Bulgaria joining
in 2007, the immigrant flood gates will open and
these so-called ethnic races will be pouring into
a generation, our whole white Christian way of
life will be submerged just as is happening in
many cities in England."
Knights of the Invisible Empire were one of the
largest Klan groupings of the last century. "As
our title states, we will operate as an invisible
empire within the political community. People
are selected to join the Knights; to be a member
of the Invisible Empire is by invitation only."
Invisible Empire, according to the Klan source,
is organised along the structures of Stalinist
communist cells in some of Ulster's 18 Westminster
takes its racism from the writings of Nazi dictator
Adolf Hitler, and its initiation ceremonies resemble
some of the blood-curdling oaths of Irish Freemasonry.
initiated into the Invisible Empire are reportedly
blindfolded with a mock hangman's noose around
their neck, taking an oath of loyalty with one
hand on the Holy Bible, and the other on a copy
of Hitler's blueprint for genocide, Mein Kampf.
Knights are sworn to secrecy and have orders to
infiltrate branches of the DUP and Ulster Unionists.
We need a legislative Parliament back at Stormont.
Then we can quietly lobby for tough laws to expel
immigrants and repatriate the so-called travelling
people back to the Republic. We need to face the
reality that Enoch Powell was right."