Federal prosecutors alleged tha Dennis McGiffen organized a terrorist cell of five men in southern Illinois that called itself "The New Order." A 35-year-old pipefitter, McGiffen was known as the leader of a Ku Klux Klan faction in the early 1990s but does not appear to have engaged in criminal activity. He said he not only adopted the Aryan Nations' anti-black, anti-Jewish, anti-government ideology, but also learned his tactics from the group. federal investigators say his dream was to provoke a race war, and he allegedly had a precise plot: robbing banks in order to finance the operation, bombing the offices of Jewish organizations and assassinating civil rights figures. McGiffen held meetings with top Aryan Nations officials while he was enlisting recruits and allegedly collecting an arsenal that included automatic weapons, according to federal investigators.
New Order, The - U.S.
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