Residents in the sleepy town of Millwood, Washington were recently greeted with a very unwelcome sight in their neighborhood: Flyers encased in a plastic bag filled with white rocks. The flyers announced:
“You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!”
“It’s just shocking. This has never happened in our neighborhood. Nobody should feel uncomfortable in this neighborhood. We just want people to know that we won’t tolerate hate.”
Similar flyers were found in January on the windshields of apartment residents in Idaho, Washington. Law enforcement officials said the tactic is used to both terrorize people and in an attempt to recruit new members into the Klan, which remains active throughout the United States.
The KKK has a history of trying to intimidate Muslims in America. As recently as 2013, a man was apprehended by the FBI because he was scouting locations–mosques and Islamic centers–to target. The suspect, Glendon Scott Crawford, later told federal authorities he planned to kill Muslims with radiation poisoning.
Such ignorant and half-brained plots are a favorite plan for the small-minded cretins who populate the modern Ku Klux Klan. And their hatred for anyone who differs from them is almost universally rejected by everyone they encounter.
Cuevas’ daughter, Teresa, went from home to home in the neighborhood and collected the flyers because, she said:
“I did that because I don’t want them to feel the same upset and hurt that I felt. We don’t need children coming and seeing this. This is not okay. It’s disgusting.”
So thanks for the nightmares, KKK! You have scared an entire neighborhood, including innocent children, just so you could vomit out some of your poisonous vitriol. I think we would all sleep better if we knew you had been eliminated from the face of the earth.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.