Ku Klux Klan warns race war if Obama wins

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 03, 2008 10:45 hrs

Arkansas: A Ku Klux Klan leader has warned of a “race war” in the United States if Barack Obama wins his White House bid.

Describing African-Americans as aliens who have “invaded” the United States to destroy “Christian culture”, Thomas Robb, 62, who styles himself as the Grand Knight of the Ku Klux Klan, warned: “We’re in the middle of a race war.”

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Robb, who claims he is now recruiting as far away as Britain, went on to say: “I have people from England coming here for training. This war is between our people who I see as the rightful owners and leaders of this great country and their people, the blacks. People are angered by the invasion of their communities by those who belong somewhere other than our schools, churches and communities.

“We’re being taken over by aliens and I certainly consider Obama an alien,” Robb was quoted as saying.

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Robb, however, criticized plots to kill Obama.

“Despite what many may believe, the last thing I want is for someone to kill Obama. My, oh my, that would be a disaster. That would turn him into a martyr, just like Martin Luther King. For sure I don’t want him in the White House but there are thousands of Obamas who would want to take his place.

“If someone does assassinate him, it’d give the authorities a reason to really hammer the white supremacist movement,” the New York Times quoted him, as saying.