Terrorist Organization Profile:
White Patriot Party (WPP)

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United States
1980
Group is inactive
Racist
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The White Patriot Party (WPP) was a paramilitary, Christian Identity faction of the Ku Klux Klan founded by Glenn Miller in 1980. WPP was extremely racist: they supported apartheid, and set up hotlines featuring telephone recordings of a black man being lynched. WPP won considerable support in North Carolina by blaming the bad economic climate for farmers on international Jewish bankers. Some estimates put the WPP's peak membership at 3000. Miller's goal was "southern independence. The creation of an all-white nation within the one million square miles of mother Dixie. We have no hope for Jew York City or San Fran-sissy-co and other areas that are dominated by Jews, perverts, and communists and non-white minorities and rectum-loving queers." (Miller, quoted in Ridgeway, 119)

The Order gave some of the $3.6 million they stole to Miller and the WPP. Miller was subpoenaed to testify at The Order trial because Order member Bruce Pierce said that Miller received $300,000 from the Order. Miller testified that he had received $200,000.

The White Patriot Party was shut down by Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Dees, an outspoken advocate for civil rights, became a target of the Klan after a 1981 confrontation with Louisiana grand dragon Louis Beam. Dees persuaded a court to issue an injunction protecting Vietnamese shrimpers who were being terrorized by the Louisiana Klan. Beam was so enraged that he challenged Dees to a duel. Dees was harassed by Beam and his associates, including Miller, for the next several years. Eventually the SPLC hacked into the WPP's computer network and discovered evidence that the group was planning to assassinate Dees. Based on this evidence, a judge issued an injunction forbidding Miller and the WPP from engaging in paramilitary activity. Miller violated this injunction and was convicted of threatening Dees. As part of a deal he struck with the government, Miller testified at the 1988 trial of 13 white supremacist leaders. He is now loathed as a traitor by much of the extreme right.

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