The Aryan Nation: A Threat To Society

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The Aryan Nation: a Threat to Society Fear. Crime. Hate. As guilty as any, the Aryan Nation was a self-described “White Christian supremacist group,” recognized across America as a terrorist act. Aryan Nations, (AN), took on Neo-Nazism to attempt to spread globally, and establish America as a homeland, or main base if you will. The AN struck fear into enough people nationwide, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recognized them as a “top priority terrorist threat.” First off, the AN’s most “successful” era was from the 1980’s until the early 1990’s. In 1998, Richard Gint Butler became deathly ill. Although he elected Nueman Britton and Robert Redfeairn as new AN leaders, he (Butler) was tho only AN leader beforehand. In the earlier…show more content…
During the 1950’s-1960’s, the “Jesus Christ Christian Church”, (This is what Butler would name his church), would send daily radio broadcasts. The Aryan Nation wasn’t officially created until the 1970’s in Hayden Lake, ID. Swift combined multiple religious followings such as British Israelism, extreme anti semitism, and political militancy. Eventually, in 2000, the Southern Poverty Law Center was awarded $6.3 million from the AN in a lawsuit. The money would go to the victims of a physical damage act committed by AN followers, Victoria Keenan and her son Jason. This lawsuit essentially depleted all of the funds AN had (Aryan Nation). AN Co-founder Robert Redfeairn passed away in October of 2003, while Butler died due to heart failure nearly a year later in September, 2004. Remaining Aryan Nation followers splintered with groups from the Neo-Nazi National Alliance, the Ku Klux Klan, and together formed the less successful Silent Brotherhood, also known as “the Order.” Although the Aryan Nation was slow to start itself, they became nationally known as a hate group. Through terrible crimes they were recognized, and through even worse people they were represented. The Aryan Nation, once the most identified Neo-Nazism organization, had experienced enough roadblocks to be shut out by the early
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