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Blue Valley High School, Overland Park, Kansas, the school attended by 14-year-old shooting victim Reat Griffin Underwood.

The Missouri-born suspect charged in a pre-Passover shooting spree that left three dead outside two Kansas Jewish centers is a known white supremacist, media report.

Frazier Glenn Cross (aka Frazier Glenn Miller), 73, was charged with one count of first degree premeditated murder and one count of capital murder in connection with the shootings that took place on Sunday near Kansas City, Kansas.  He had three weapons in his possession when he was taken into custody on Sunday, according to police, after shooting at five people, none of whom he knew.

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Of those, 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood and his grandfather, family practitioner Dr. William Lewis Corporon, 69, were both Methodists. Reat was heading for an audition for a play to be held at the Jewish community center. Occupational therapist Terri LaManno, 53, a Roman Catholic, was on the way to visit her mother at the assisted living center.

Police investigators say the shooter’s actions were “unquestionably determined” to be a hate crime,” Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass told reporters. While sitting in the back of a police vehicle after his arrest, Cross was seen in a video filmed by CNN affiliate KMBC shouting, “Heil Hitler!”

Those who know Cross told CNN that he has ‘made no secret of his racist views, writing letters to newspapers and inviting people to white supremacist meetings at his home.’

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) watchdog organization reported that Cross was the founder and former ‘Grand Dragon’ of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and the paramilitary White Patriot Party.

Also according to the Center, Cross is a “raging anti-Semite” who has called Jews “swarthy, hairy, bow-legged, beady-eyed parasitic midgets” in posts on online forums advocating the extermination of Jews.

But although he was convicted on weapons charges and for plotting to murder SPLC founder Morris Dees, Cross spent only three years in prison. And he’s been publishing ‘The Aryan Alternative’ tabloid regularly, without interference, since 2005.

(Note the difference in how American ‘justice for all’ is meted out to a convicted would-be assassin such as Cross, and a Jewish spy for the allied nation of Israel, the man named Pollard.)

The abbreviated prison term for Cross came as the result of a plea bargain arranged with federal prosecutors in exchange for testimony against 14 white supremacists in Arkansas at a sedition trial in 1988.

(The plea bargain arranged with federal prosecutors for Pollard was suddenly abrogated at the bench during sentencing without warning, with no explanation and after Pollard had already fulfilled his part of the deal. He was instead sentenced to life in prison on a one charge of passing classified information to a friendly allied nation. The crime carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison – Pollard is now entering his 29th year.)

Cross appeared in court on Tuesday in a wheelchair wearing an anti-suicide garment to face the charges of murder: the first, for killing a boy and his grandfather outside the Jewish community center. Neither victim was Jewish. As he heard the other accusation for killing a woman visiting her mother at the nearby Jewish assisted living facility, he learned that in this case he had also failed: nor was his third victim a Jew.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

26 COMMENTS

  1. As bad as what this guy did, his actions were no more indicative of a rising trend of anti-Semitism than John Hinkley's were symptomatic of an increase in presidential assassination attempts (his was the last one, and it was 32 years ago).

    What we don't need is the resurrection of Meir Kahane, nor praying for Moschiach. What we need is to be vigilent about these one-off nut jobs, just as the Army needs to be about the Ivan Lopez's in its service (he was the guy who killed four at Ft. Hood a couple weeks ago). There has been no upsurge in anti-Semitism here. In France, perhaps, but not the United States.

  2. I wish I could agree that there is no upsurge of this attitude in the USA. I'm seeing more and more public blogs and Facebook posts et cetera, blaming "Jews" in explicit and ugly terms for everything going wrong in the world. Twenty years ago or even ten years ago, it would be difficult to find an American other than the hateful "White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan" or the American Nazi Party who would admit to such bigoted views. Now it is distressingly easy to find them. People who question other media stories seem to believe whatever the Arabic propaganda purveyors toss out there.
    The result of years of brainwashing by the current moguls of US mass media.

  3. Public expressions of anti-Semitism within the "white" community (most Jews are not white?) are of course very visible and vocal. But you need to notice that these morons are often older. It is slowly dying out here, as is all other forms of "racism". You need to note, however than radical Muslim rhetoric is rising here. They are the real danger to the world peace.

    Notice than none of the victims was Jewish. This is indicative of the mind ruled by hate having no rational basis. This man is simply blind and stupid. You cannot describe him as anything else. Anyone who targets blindly is a fool, and will be cut off.

    A three year sentence is too short, but in America, they always make a deal with the Accuser in order to convict others just like him. No honor, no faith, no personal peace; just hatred of those who are his brothers. The death sentence will be too good for him. Dust the dirt of his grave from your feet, and think of him no more. He is already dead.

  4. I suspect, Gary, that Miller was born into an anti-Semitic family. But there have been numerous studies done showing that there is a common denominator: Service in combat. Miller did two tours in 'Nam, and was a Green Beret for 13 of his 20 years in the Army. He retired (or more correctly, was retired) as a master sergeant (E-8) at age 39 for his outspoken anti-Semitism. Now think about when he was discharged, in '78 or '79. We lost 55,000 in 'Nam in what was most charitably described as a bloody stalemate. Our GI's were mistreated at home, called "baby killers." Most didn't choose to enlist in the first place. Morale was terrible. Add to that a predilection for anti-Semitism and violence and you get a Tim McVeigh or a Glenn Miller — or, going back to a somewhat analogous situation in 1919 — Adolf Hitler.

  5. The SPLC is NOT a watchdog org but a very wicked group that spews hatred from their websites. A man convicted of attempted murder after bring a handgun into the Family Research Center in Washington DC, was found to be influenced by the SPLC in the court of law. They are giving money to teachers in Hawaii to teach their twisted beliefs to spread more hate! I would say that the SPLC and the KKK could compete for which is more evil and it would be hard to determine. They are just as wick as Cross or more! Flush them down the toilet please!

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