Running head: TERRORIST GROUP PROFILE1Terrorist Group Profile Student's Name:Institution Affiliation:Profiles (Group) Ku Klux Klan (KKK)1.Group Profile Name of Group: Ku Klux Klan Symbol: Othername/Alias: Klan or KKK Group type: TerroristArea ofOperation: United StatesLeadership: In spite of the numerous fraternal organizations, William Simmons becamethe most famous leaders of the groups. This because his chest was coveredwith a lot of tattoos that symbolically promoted the Klan. After the inception of the group in 1866, Nathan Bedford a former Confederate general was appointed to serve as its Grand Wizard. He was the supreme leader who contributed to the rapid spread of the organization to other regions. However, the group was devoid of a local hierarchical chain of command. This resulted in the collapse of some of its affiliates groups.
SUMMARY2Although the group bestowed various titles of authority to its Klansmen, the local members were disconnected from the state leaders("About the Ku Klux Klan", 2013).Political Objectives: Their core objective was to stop the progress of the Republican Partyin Alabama and other states. The Klansmen achieved this goal through intimidation and physical attacks on the black and white party supporters. The Klan dared the African Americans and their white Allies not to vote orrun for public office. The group employed many forms of intimidation such as assaults and threats to the associations who were after the civil rights. The properties ofthese people were demolished, and their homes were burned or attacked with bombs(Rice, 2008).2.General Group Affiliations: Christian identity groups, National Socialist Movement andAryan Nations.The National Socialist Movement is one of the affiliate group which became the major neo-Nazi organization in the United States in 2006. These group has steadily sought after the engagement of Klan assemblies at its anti-Semitic and racists vents. The NSM held a rally in Columbus on September 2006 where speakers from different clan groups attended. They speakers comprised of the Brotherhood of Klans, World Knights, and the National Knights.The Ku Klux Klan have tried to attract various Klansmen and Women to form an umbrella organization. Some of these allies are short-lived as a result of lack of unity. Other Klan organizations conduct regular ‘unity rallies' where different white supremacist associations are invited to join the demonstrations.