By COLlive reporter
With Barack Obama as U.S. president and other setbacks for the racist far right hate group Ku Klux Klan, a local leader claims to have a “mission accomplished.”
Brother Douglas of the Imperial Wizard of the Fraternal White Knights of the KKK, told the Northern Iowan that he had a hand in toppling the largest kosher meat-packing plant in the United States.
In an e-mail interview with the Northern Iowan, Douglas said a couple of Klan members had infiltrated the Agriprocessors slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, while it was owned by the Chassidic Rubashkin family.
He said his men “helped expose illegal immigrants working there,” but did not give names of the members involved.
He said his group have almost 100 members in in at least 11 Iowa towns including Cedar Falls and Waterloo.
In May 2008, federal authorities raided the plant, arresting more than 380 illegal immigrants in the process.
Many in the Jewish community believe the raid helped bring down the Jewish owned company.