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‘You Have Awakened A Sleeping Giant’: KKK Threatens Lethal Force in Ferguson

The Klan is having a bit a membership boom, all due to the protests in Ferguson.

At least that’s the word that Frank Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan said.

“Missouri is definitely on fire right now,” he bragged, pointing out enrollment numbers are up in other nearby states as well.

“These Ferguson protesters are the best recruiters since Obama,” the imperial wizard crowed. “Normally we might hear from ten people a week in Missouri, and now we’re hearing from more like 50 people a week. Sometimes, depending on these news stories, we get 100, 200 calls in a day.”

In the past Ancona said that the Klan has no business interfering with the Ferguson, even going as far as outing the Klansman who famously said he was going to have a Darren Wilson fundraiser as a fraud.

Now, according to his recent interview with the Riverfront Times, he and his fellow hooded friends are threatening lethal force on the ‘terrorists’ protesting in the streets.

“I call them terrorists, not protesters,” Ancona said, standing by the threatening flyer that was released by the racist group yesterday.

According to the flyer, the Klan is promising swift and harsh action in Missouri.

“You have awakened a sleeping giant. The good people of St. Louis County of all races, colors and creeds will not tolerate your threats of violence against our police officers, their families and our communities,” the flyer read. “You have been warned by the Ku Klux Klan! There will be consequences for your acts violence against the peaceful law abiding citizens of Missouri.”

While ominous, it is important to note that despite the grandiose language, past efforts in and around Ferguson have all been a bust for the Klan and the Southern Poverty Law Center insists they are not really growing at all, the hate group is just desperate.

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