Georgia police investigating KKK recruitment flyers left before MLK Day

By David Edwards
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:40 EDT
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Ku Klux Klan (KKK) flyer distributed in Georgia
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The Newton County Sheriff’s Department in Georgia is investigating flyers that North Carolina’s Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) say were distributed in as many as nine states on the East Coast to “counteract Martin Luther King’s birthday.”

“They need to get a life, really,” Georgia resident Hadiyah Abdul-Mateen, who received one of the flyers even though she is black, told WGCL. “I hope it doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that President Obama was re-elected.”

The racist flyer received by Abdul-Mateen urged her to join the Klan because “Our Aryan Heritage, Our American Culture, Our Christian Religion, Our White Homelands” were under attack by the so-called Zionist Occupied Government (ZOG).

Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard Chris Barker told WGCL reporter Steve Kiggins that the effort was “more of a recruitment drive” than an effort to intimidate residents, adding that he wanted to “let the neighborhood know that the Klan is there and that we’re not going nowhere.”

Barker claimed that his group had timed the distribution of flyers in states from Florida to New York to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

“We just told our members to go out pretty much to counteract Martin Luther King’s birthday, who was a known communist,” he explained. “And we decided to put out Klan literature.”

There is no law against KKK recruitment in Georgia, but the Newton County Sheriff’s Department has urged anyone who received the flyers or felt threatened to call the department at (678) 625-1400.

Watch this video from WGCL, broadcast Jan. 22, 2012.

(h/t: The Blaze)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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