Aryan Nations, a hate group run by white supremacists, returns to Idaho
ReligionNewsBlog.com • Item 23417 • Posted: Tuesday April 21, 2009
Aryan Nations recruiting again in northern Idaho
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – The Aryan Nations has returned to northern Idaho with what it is calling a “world headquarters” and a recruitment campaign.
Coeur d’Alene resident Jerald O’Brien, who has a large swastika tattoo on his scalp, is one of the leaders of the white supremacist group and said he expects membership to grow because of the election of President Barack Obama.
Racist recruiting effort disgusts CdA neighborhood
Many residents of a north Coeur d’Alene subdivision awoke Friday to find racist fliers on their lawns, distributed as recruitment letters by the white supremacist group, the Aryan Nations.
“I saw Aryan Nations and put it in the trash,” said Garvin Jones, who lives in the neighborhood southwest of Atlas Road and Prairie Avenue. “What’s wrong with these people? Give me a break. I bet if you went back in their family history, not one is 100 percent white.”