LINKS BETWEEN NEO-NAZI GROUP AND ARMY MURDER SUSPECTS?
ADL OFFERS INFORMATION, URGES ACTIVE INVESTIGATION
New York, NY, December 13, 1995...The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today urged
the Government to look into possible links between the National Alliance,
the most active neo-Nazi organization in the country, and the murder of
two African-Americans in Fayetteville, N.C., allegedly by soldiers from
nearby Fort Bragg. In view of media reports that the FBI is examining whether
the crime involved civil rights violations, the League shared relevant information
it had uncovered, and urged the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate
whether active-duty military personnel were among those involved in Alliance
activities near the North Carolina Army base.
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, wrote Attorney General Janet
Reno that the National Alliance "has recently boasted of its recruitment
efforts in the Fort Bragg area." ADL provided the Attorney General
with information that the April 1995 National Alliance Bulletin featured
a photograph of a recruitment billboard with a telephone hotline number.
An accompanying Bulletin caption read, "North Carolina members rented
space on this Fayetteville billboard on a busy street just outside the Army's
Fort Bragg, calling attention to their telephone message service....The
drawback to the use of a toll-free line is that Jews and their collaborators
can sabotage it by generating a large number of spurious calls." The
Bulletin further asserted that "North Carolina...continues to be an
excellent recruiting area for the Alliance."
ADL suggested that the interstate nature of the National Alliance -- with
headquarters in West Virginia and operations in other states, including
North Carolina -- may open further avenues for investigation by the Department
of Justice. Noting that Alliance material has been tied in the past to heinous
crimes, Mr. Foxman wrote, "The Turner Diaries, a violently racist and
anti-Semitic novel written by National Alliance leader William Pierce (under
the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald), served as the inspiration for the terrorist
spree of the neo-Nazi gang known as The Order" which in the mid-1980's
engaged in "murders, bank robberies, armored car heists, counterfeiting,
and the bombing of a synagogue in pursuit of its aim of overthrowing the
United States Government."
Mr. Foxman added, "The Turner Diaries were also reportedly a favorite
of Timothy McVeigh, suspected in the bombing of the Federal Building in
Editors' Note: ADL recently released Q&A on Fayetteville Murders and
Hate and the Military, and has background information on William Pierce
and the National Alliance, entitled William L. Pierce: Novelist of Hate.
Please contact the ADL Media Relations Department.
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