The Ku Klux Klan is planning a rally on Saturday, July 18, in South Carolina to protest the recent Supreme Court ruling permitting states to remove the Confederate flag from license plates. “I feel like [banning the Confederate flag] is not right,” Hampton Bays KKK member Douglas Munker says.
Munker, a Grand Exalted Cyclops in the KKK, has also spoken out against white-supremacist Dylann Storm Roof, who shot and killed nine African-Americans inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. “We’re ticked off about what he did in that church,” Munker says. “Those people were praying and didn’t deserve it. Instead, he should have been out shooting the gang-bangers who are selling drugs to our white youth.”
In an online manifesto, created before the shooting, on a site registered in 21-year-old Roof’s name, lastrhodesian.com, it appears he wrote, “I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to whites in the country,” adding, “We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.”
The Hampton Bays KKK chapter has some 300 members, according to Munker, who also notes that the Klan is “the only organization in America fighting for white rights.” When asked if he is nervous about backlash toward the rally, where he says the KKK will be armed, Munker simply replies, “No. We have God on our side.”