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KKK Taking Root?

Political journalist Dr John Coulter exposes how a branch of the neo-Nazi Ku Klux Klan is organising secretively amongst Protestantism's middle class, particularly in unionist-held constituencies

 

Dr John Coulter • 28 December 2006

The 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.

The 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.

However, 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.

A 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".

He 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".

He 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 badges”.

But he would be urging working class Protestants to fly the Confederate flag, dubbed the Stars and Bars, during the 2007 Loyalist Marching season.

It 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 nazi network.

There 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.

However, 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".

He 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 Ulster.

“Within a generation, our whole white Christian way of life will be submerged just as is happening in many cities in England."

The 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."

The Invisible Empire, according to the Klan source, is organised along the structures of Stalinist communist cells in some of Ulster's 18 Westminster constituencies.

It 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.

Members 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.

"The 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."

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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