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Catalog of state hate groups


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Ku Klos Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Battle Creek is a local chapter of the Klan's national headquarters in Lugoff, South Carolina. The group's national website lists Wade Keegan as the Exalted Cyclops in the Battle Creek/Ann Arbor area. The site also lists Keegan as the group's "National Kleagle," or the member responsible for recruiting new members. Requests for comment to Keegan weren't returned.

The group describes itself on its website as "white Christian patriots" representing a traditional white klan who believes in the teachings of Jesus, but is against homosexuals. "Therefore, we do not hate," the group states.

Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, listed by the SPLC in Trenton, is a southeast Michigan chapter of the national group headquartered in Pelham, North Carolina. The group claims to be a new KKK that rejects the hate label, instead claiming to be a non-violent, pro-white civil rights group. The group's website isn't functional.

Great Lakes Knights of the Ku Klux Klan operates a website and lists its mailing address in Alpena. On its website the group describes itself as "a militant order of White Aryan patriots dedicated to living by the '14 words." Coined by the leader of a white supremacist terrorist group who died in prison, the "14 words" phrase is a slogan adopted by the majority of white supremacist groups around the world, which states, "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." The term, according to the Anti Defamation League, reflects the white supremacist worldview in the late 20th century and early 21st centuries that unless immediate action is taken, the white race is doomed to extinction by an alleged "rising tide of color" purportedly controlled and manipulated by Jews.

The Great Lakes group states on its website that it's a "brotherhood of politically motivated individuals" that welcomes both Christians and non-Christians and fully subscribes to National Socialism. Membership, the group states, is open to any "White Aryan individual who is proud of their heritage and ready to fight to preserve their race." However, the site stipulates that members must be 18 or older and of "sound moral character," specifically heterosexual, against race mixing and without "any type of record of sexual assault, animal abuse or other crimes deemed inexcusable."

Militant Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is listed by the SPLC in Alpena. A Twitter account for the national group describes itself as an action-oriented racial and political brotherhood that is inspired and motivated by the "heroic deeds and sublime beliefs of the original KKK." The group's website listed on the Twitter page is void of any content.

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