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October 31, 1980 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-10-31

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

28 Friday, October 31, 1980

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ADL Discloses. Klan Military Training

DALLAS (JTA) — The
Anti-Defamation League of
Bnai Brith has made public
a report of Ku Klux Klan
paramilitary activities in
six states and urged the
U.S. Attorney General to
undertake regular FBI sur-
veillance of the KKK "to
protect American citizens
from further terrorism and
violence."
The findings of the ADL
report and a letter the ADL
sent to Attorney General
Benjamin Civiletti last
week were revealed by
Nathan Perlmutter, na-
tional director of the ADL,
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four-day National Execu-
tive Committee meeting at
the Dallas Hilton.
FBI monitoring of the
KKK was sharply curtailed
in 1976 by guidelines — is-
sued in response to charges
of FBI abuse of its powers —
which required evidence of
actual or imminent violence
before probing the actions of
domestic groups.

The ADL was commis-
sioned this month by the
U.S. Commission on Civil
Rights to prepare an
analysis of the Klan and
other extremist groups.
Perlmutter said the re-
port on the paramilitary
activities, which is being
forwarded to Civiletti,
will be part of that
analysis.
Describing the KKK as
consisting of "armed racists,
pathological haters of
blacks, Jews and other
minority groups," Perlmut-
ter warned that KKK
camps and clandestine
training sites in various
parts of the country present
"a clear danger of new Klan
violence more serious than
even before."
The ADL report showed
the following:

• Alabama: Bill Wilkin-
son's "Invisible Empire,
Knights of the KKK," the
most violent of today's KKK
groupings, operates a
campsite near Cullman,
Ala., which has been dub-
bed "My Lai" and where
trianing includes target
practice with M-16 semi-
automatic rifles, obstacle
course proficiency, study of
guerrilla tactics and prac-
ticing search and destroy
missions.

While the exact site of
the "My Lai" camp is un-
known, there is a possi-
bility that it is on the 47

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Jefferson County owned
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gon Roger Handley.
• Connecticut: The Grand
Dragon of the relatively
new branch of the "Invisible
Empire" Klan, Gary Piscot-
tano, a 27-year-old security
guard from Southington,
admits that practice shoot-
ing and paramilitary train-
ing are being conducted at
secret "guerrilla camps."
His KKK unit drew 1,000
persons to rallies held this
year in Scotland, Conn.
• Illinois: Although its
members do not don hoods
and robes, many of the
members of the Louisville-
based Christian Patriot De-
fense League (CPDL) are
members or former mem-
bers of the KKK and share
the KKK's belief that
"white Christians" should
arm themselves for an im-
pending racial war — with
the "enemy" blacks, Cu-
bans, Mexicans, Haitians,
Southeast Asians "and
other immigrants and ra-
cially impure Americans."
CPDL leader John Har-
rell regularly sponsors
gatherings on his estate,
and this year his self-
described "defense" arm —
the Citizens Emergency De-
fense System — conducted
so-called "survival" train-
ing for the 400 to 500 per-
sons in attendance.
Included were courses
on weapons; combat
medics; marksmanship;
guard dog training; as-
sault teams; knife fight-
ing; archery, crossbow
and black powder guns,
and street action.

• North Carolina: Pro-
spective members of the
KKK Security Guard are
trained in guerrilla warfare
at a paramilitary camp in
Johnstown County owned
by Glenn Miller, a former
Green Beret sergeant and
county leader of the neo-
Nazi National Socialist
Party of America (NSPA).
The training, in army
fatigues, includes brandish-
ing of semi-automatic
weapons and handguns.
In addition to the Klan,
members of the NSPA and
the National States Rights
Party (NSRP) also train at
the camp.
The three hate groups —
the KKK, NSPA and NSRP
— formed an alliance, "The
United Racist Front," in
September, 1979, two
months before the
Greensboro shooting
episode in which five people
were killed. Some of the
members of the groups
which train at the camp
were arrested in connection
with the Greensboro shoot-
ings.
Texas: A KKK

paramilitary unit calling it-
self the Texas Emergency
Reserve (TER) conducts
training activities two
weekends each month at
various sites in rural East
Texas, including one in the
vicinity of Anhuac, which
has been temporarily shut
down.
The TER has an esti-
mated membership of

from 200 to 500, many
veterans of various
branches of the armed
forces, including some
members of the Army
stationed at Ford Hood.
• California: While there
is no evidence that the KKK
here is itself conducting
paramilitary training, it
encourages and promotes
such activities. The White
Point Publishing Co. of
Fallbrdok, which is the
KKK's book service,
works on paramilitary s
jects for do-it-yourself ter-
rorists. Among them are
U.S. Army manuals on
making bombs, grenades,
mines, chemical explosives,
fuses and detonators.
ADL's National Execu-
tive Committee was also
told that the Constitutional
guarantee of separation of
church and state isbeing
eroded by recent court rul-
ings and local government
actions.
NEC chairman Kenneth
Bialkin said there are in-
creasing attempts to inject
prayer into the schools on
the local level, as well as the
Helms Amendment before
the U.S. Senate which
would prohibit the Supreme
Court from reviewing
school prayer cases.
The NEC also studied a
report which said the ter-
rorist Palestine Libera-
tion Organization is mak-
ing diplomatic inroads in
18 European countries.
There is:
• Official political recog-
nition of the PLO in Austria
and Malta;
• Establishment of in-
formation and liaison
offices, constituting de fac-
tor recognition in seven
other countries — Belgium,
Cyprus, France, West Ger-
many, Italy, Spain, Sweden;
• Authorization for the
establishment of informa-
tion and liaison offices in
three countries — Finland,
Greece, Portugal.
Abraham H. Foxman
ADL's associate national.
director, noted that in the
remaining six countries
where no offices have
been established PLO
interests are handled by
information offices in
neighboring countries,
by the Arab League, by
Arab diplomats, or by
local pressure groups,
including student asso-
ciations.
Meanwhile, the ADL
awarded Bayard Rustin
Joseph Prize for HUMa-
Rights in recognition of the
civil rights leader's lifelong
battle in behalf of blacks
and all minorities around
the world.
Rustin, board chairman
of the A. Philip Randolph
Institute and president of
the Black Americans to
Support Israel Committee
(BASIC), was described by
ADL as "a man ahead of his
time."
The prize is a medallion
and a $10,000 stipend.

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