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 Pierces 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. ADLs 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
"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 Alliances 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.
FROM EXPLOSION OF HATE: THE GROWING DANGER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE
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 Pierces 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 organizations 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
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 NAs weekly half-hour American Dissident
Voices (ADV) radio broadcasts
appear on the groups Web site on the day of
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
Web pages offer a series of policy statements explaining NAs 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 Pierces 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
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
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
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 ADLs 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. Pierces American Dissident Voices Radio
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
"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
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 FBIs
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
FBIs headquarters operations for at least the next several weeks
My days work started a little before five oclock yesterday when I began
helping Ed Sanders mix heating oil with the ammonium nitrate fertilizer in Unit 8s
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 Jews Gentile henchmen, at least, that if they adopt the Jews
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 Ive 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. Weve 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, itll 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
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