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Press ReleaseAnti-Semitism-USA

Washington, DC, September 24, 1998…An Anti-Defamation League (ADL) investigative report reveals that the single most dangerous organized hate group in America today is the neo-Nazi National Alliance (NA). Led by veteran anti-Semite and racist William Pierce, the National Alliance has grown to become the largest and most active neo-Nazi organization in the nation. NA members have engaged in plotting violent crimes and its propaganda appears to have inspired others to carry out murder, bombings and robberies, according to Explosion of Hate: The Growing Danger of the National Alliance. ADL released its findings today at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. With 16 active cells from coast to coast and a growing membership, National Alliance has been visible in at least 26 states, most notably in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, New York, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Mexico.

William Pierce’s novel, The Turner Diaries, which depicts the Aryan takeover of the world, is regarded by many extremists as an explicit terrorism manual and may have inspired Timothy McVeigh to carry out the Oklahoma City bombing. Explosion of Hate documents how Pierce uses the Internet to spread his anti-Jewish, anti-Black, and anti-government propaganda, recruit potential members and maintain contact with like-minded haters. ADL’s investigation also reveals active links to racists and neo-Fascist and right-wing parties in Germany, Great Britain, France, and Holland.

"The National Alliance is an alliance of bigots and bombers thriving on hate," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "What makes William Pierce and his group so dangerous," stated Mr. Foxman, " is their organization, discipline and fanatic belief that they have the right to carry out acts of violence in order to realize their vision of a world free of Jews, Blacks and democracy."

Mr. Foxman noted that, "We had a tragic wake-up call on April 19, 1995 when the Murrah Federal Building was blown-up by Timothy McVeigh. The American people must be made aware that the National Alliance is not some insignificant fringe group. They are an army committed to violence and an ideology to undermine our democracy in favor of a Hitlerite world."

"The National Alliance has taken its hate high tech," said Howard P. Berkowitz, ADL National Chairman. "It maintains one of the most technically sophisticated sites on the World Wide Web, exploiting the potential power of the Internet to showcase its racist and neo-Nazi ideology and peddle its wares." Not limited by its web site, Mr. Berkowitz stated that "the National Alliance’s insidious message is also injected unsolicited into chat rooms and on E-mail."

The ADL leaders lauded law enforcement for actions taken against National Alliance members. Speaking for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Ray Velboom detailed his investigations into National Alliance activity in Florida, including conspiracies to commit bombings and bank robberies in Central Florida and the operation of a clandestine radio station in the Tampa area.

Copies of Explosion of Hate were provided to Attorney General Janet Reno, FBI Director Louis Freeh, and law enforcement officials around the country, encouraging them to increase vigilance of this violent hate group.


Militant Membership…16 active cells from coast to coast, an estimated membership of 1,000 and several thousand additional Americans listening to its radio broadcasts and browsing its Internet site…In 1l states around the country, NA members operate as part of official "local units," which are headed by "unit coordinators." Members generally meet regularly, in secret…common themes include white supremacy and William Pierce’s novel The Turner Diaries. Twice each year, Pierce selects about 50 NA members with "leadership potential" to attend a private, national "Leadership Conference"at the organization’s headquarters near Hillsboro, West Virginia…NA members operate 21 telephone hotlines, which serve as regional National Alliance propaganda centers…National Alliance leaders ensure their charges read The Turner Diaries from cover to cover…some NA leaders have instructed members to keep guns and ammunition…National Alliance leaders school their adherents in an ideology of hate.

Exploiting the Internet…The National Alliance uses the Internet to showcase its racist and neo-Nazi ideology…The NA’s weekly half-hour American Dissident Voices (ADV) radio broadcasts…appear on the group’s Web site on the day of the broadcast…The user simply needs to click a mouse to listen to the violent, hate-filled fantasies of William Pierce, and the venom he aims at Blacks, Jews and other minorities…Web pages offer a series of policy statements explaining NA’s program for establishing an "Aryan society…call for the creation of "White Living Space," an area that incorporates all of Europe and the "temperate zones of the Americas," which is to be purged of all non whites…in February 1998 hundreds of people received an unsolicited E-mail message containing one of Pierce’s anti-Semitic and racists pieces…the creation of an "Alliance Cybercell," whose members disrupted Internet discussion group exchanges…"We have organized members working as teams, not identifying themselves as Alliance members but going into these discussion groups and virtually taking them over…(William Pierce, 1996).

Bonds With Other Bigots…the NA has been providing a speaking venue for David Duke, a former Klan leader and founder of the National Association for the Advancement of White People…The National Alliance has also provided a forum for David Irving, the well-known British Holocaust denier…asserted that Hitler neither proposed nor knew about the mass extermination of Jews in Europe and that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz…The National Alliance claims to have members in Holland, France, Great Britain, and Germany…The National Alliance also "has especially friendly relations with the German National Democratic Party, an ultra right-wing nationalist party…William Pierce also claims to have long-term ties to the British National Party, a racist, anti-minority and neo-Fascist party.

Criminal Incidents Linked to the National Alliance and Its Propaganda

1992-1995-Midwest: Authorities say the "Aryan Republican Army" a white supremacist gang that required members to read The Turner Diaries, committed 22 bank robberies and bombings.

April 19, 1995-Oklahoma City: The bombing of the Murrah Federal Building is eerily reminiscent of a fictional bombing scene in The Turner Diaries, of which Timothy McViegh was a devotee.

December 1995-Fayetteville, NC: Two soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg, who were avowed neo-Nazis and reportedly read NA propaganda, murdered an African-American couple

April 1996-Jackson, MI: Larry Wayne Shoemake, reportedly an admirer of The Turner Diaries and other NA literature, went on a shooting rampage, killing an African-American and injuring seven others.

October 1997-Orlanda, FL: NA member Todd Vanbiber sentenced to 6 1/2 years for constructing and possessing explosives.

March 1998-East St. Louis, IL: Federal authorities thwarted an alleged plot by a group patterning itself after the terrorist gang The Order. Officials say the men had been hatching a plot to bomb ADL’s national headquarters and other targets.

May 1998-Tampa, FL: Police arrested Brian Pickett of the NA and others for allegedly planning to detonate pipe bombs across central Florida as a diversion for bank robberies.

Excerpts from William L. Pierce’s American Dissident Voices Radio Broadcasts

We are letting the Mexicans and Blacks wreck our country today not because the Blacks or the Mexicans are able to brainwash us but because the Jews are. Mexicans are not a menace to us because they breed fast and carry switchblades. Blacks are not a menace because there are a lot of them and they have a tendency toward violence. We know how to deal with people who breed fast and carry switchblades. We know how to deal with violent Blacks, no matter how many of them there are. Cleaning up America might be a bit messy, but there's absolutely no question about our ability to do it, if we had the will to do it.

"The Lesson of Amy Biehl" August 8, 1998

What can we do to free ourselves from the Jews? What can we do to break their death grip on our mass media of news and entertainment and on our political system? How can we bring about an end to their racket of using us to extort money from the rest of the world for them?

Superman, Volkswagen, and Lazar Kaganovich July 25, 1998

Ultimately, we must separate ourselves from the Blacks and other non-whites and keep ourselves separate, no matter what it takes to accomplish this. We must do this not because we hate Blacks, but because we cannot survive if we remain mixed with them. And we cannot survive if we permit the Jews and the traitors among us to remain among us and to repeat their treachery. Eventually we must hunt them down and get rid of them.

"The Tragedy of Chautauqua County," November 15, 1997

I wanted to take all of the feminist agitators and propagandists and all of the race-mixing fanatics and all of the media bosses and all of the bureaucrats and politicians who are collaborating with them, and I wanted to put them up against the wall, in batches of a thousand or so at a time, and machine-gun them….I am convinced that one day we will have to do that before we get our civilization back on track, and I look forward to the day.

"Focusing Our Anger" March 29, 1997

The Turner Diaries by Andrew Macdonald, pseudonym for William L. Pierce

October 13, 1991. At 9:15 yesterday morning our bomb went off in the FBI’s national headquarters building. Our worries about the relatively small size of the bomb were unfounded; the damage is immense. We have certainly disrupted a major portion of the FBI’s headquarters operations for at least the next several weeks…

My day’s work started a little before five o’clock yesterday when I began helping Ed Sanders mix heating oil with the ammonium nitrate fertilizer in Unit 8’s garage.

Chapter VI, page 38

We are in a war to the death with the Jew, who now feels himself so close to his final victory that he can safely drop his mask and treat his enemies as the "cattle" his religion tells him they are. Our retribution against the sheriff here should serve as a warning to the Jew’s Gentile henchmen, at least, that if they adopt the Jew’s attitude toward our women and children, then they cannot expect their own families to be safe.

Chapter XVIII, page 130

July 19, 1993. For the past five days I’ve been witnessing what surely must be one of the biggest mass migrations in history: the evacuation of the Blacks and mestizos and "boat people" from southern California. We’ve been marching them to the east at a rate of better than a million a day, and there still seems to be no end to them.

I learned at our unit meeting this evening, however, that tomorrow is expected to be the last full day of evacuation. After that, it’ll just be a matter of sending them across the lines in batches of a few thousand at a time, as we round up strays and finish separating some areas which are still racially mixed.

Chapter XXII, page 153

An hour earlier, in New York, the Organization used a bazooka to shoot down an airliner which had just taken off for Tel Aviv with a load of vacationing dignitaries, mostly Jews. There were no survivors.

Chapter IX, page 62

EDITORS/PRODUCERS NOTE: Explosion of Hate is available on NEXIS, search code USNWR, and from the ADL Media Relations Department. To arrange interviews with ADL experts contact the ADL Media Relations Department at (212) 885-7749.

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