Too Close for Comfort: The Ku Klux Klan's Global Headquarters is in Glendale

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Too Close for Comfort: The Ku Klux Klan's Global Headquarters is in Glendale

From Phoenix New Times | News by Elias Weiss

This news story originally appeared on April 7, 2022.

The global headquarters of the Aryan Nations Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is hidden in plain sight, not in some part of the country you might expect, but right here in metro Phoenix.

The KKK evokes images of mass rallies and terrorizing Black churches in the South, but today it's a far cry from the violent, secret fraternal society founded in Pulaski, Tennessee, on Christmas Eve 1865 to resist the emancipation of slaves.

They went from burning crosses near Atlanta and plotting to blow up the Oklahoma City federal building to hiding out in the Idaho Panhandle.

Now, a ragtag group of about 30 have set up the world HQ inside a Glendale apartment that fronts as a record store.

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