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Posted: 9/9/2004 12:04:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 12:08:18 AM EST by KA3B]
Richard Butler, who led Aryan Nations, dies in Idaho at 86

By Jonathan Martin
Seattle Times social issues reporter

Richard Girnt Butler, the Northwest's iconic reverend of the white-supremacist Aryan Nations, died in his sleep yesterday in Hayden, Idaho. He was 86.

He lived to see his racist movement bankrupted, his 20-acre compound auctioned off and his followers convicted of violence. But for nearly two decades, Butler was the elder statesman of white hate. His message combined an interpretation of Christianity with Nazism and the dream of a whites-only homeland centered in the pristine hills of North Idaho.

The group's compound in Hayden, Idaho, with its guard tower, printing press and stained-glass swastikas in the chapel, gave skinheads a place to learn. It eventually spawned radicals convicted of murders, bombings, racketeering and armed robberies. Butler disavowed involvement with these crimes, but he once said that white women who marry outside their race should die.

Butler's movement also produced one of the nation's strongest human-rights groups, the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, to fight back. When dozens of Aryan Nations members marched through downtown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, they faced hundreds of protesters.

Tony Stewart, a founder of the task force, is proud of the response, but he said the Inland Northwest's reputation is still stained by Butler's racism. "It will take a good amount of time to erase that," he said. "We wish no one ill will, but with his passage, this is an end of an era. Most of his people have already left, but he continued to speak out."

Violence led to the group's downfall. In 1998, Aryan Nations security guards shot at a woman driving by the compound, ran her off the road and assaulted her and her son. She sued and won $6.3 million, forcing Butler off his compound and into the small farmhouse where he died.

In recent years, Butler showed his age — his posture stooped, his voice was raspy and quiet. He suffered from heart failure and recently had a heart attack, said Capt. Ben Wolfinger of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office. He appeared to have died of natural causes, but an autopsy is planned.

"[The Aryan Nations] is a waning group, much like Richard Butler was," Wolfinger said.

Without a headquarters, the Aryan Nations withered and descended into bickering, said Mark Potok, who monitors hate groups at the Southern Poverty Law Center. But he estimates there are still 17 chapters and about 200 members across the country, including in Washington state.

"For a very long time, Richard Butler was a central figure in the white-supremacy world, and the Aryan Nations was the glue that held together the movement," he said.

Butler was born in Colorado and raised in Los Angeles. While serving in India with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he noticed that the higher classes of the caste system had lighter skin. He returned home an admirer of Adolf Hitler and became a follower of a white-supremacist pastor.

Butler's wife, Betty, died in 1995. He is survived by two daughters, who do not share their father's racist beliefs. His beloved German shepherds, Hans and Fritz, also preceded him in death.

He had a career as an engineer at Lockheed and developed a patent to fix airplane tires. He picked Hayden for retirement partly because of its low percentage of minorities, and he set about building a movement.

His doctrine followed the teachings of a white-supremacist pastor in Los Angeles: Jews were Satan's children, blacks were "mud people" and white blood must not be diluted by minorities.

Beginning in the mid-1980s, Aryan Nations followers were linked to a pattern of violence. A splinter group called The Order killed a Jewish talk-show host in Denver and committed a series of armored car robberies and bombings, and the group's leader, Robert Matthews, died during a shootout with federal agents on Whidbey Island in 1985.

One Aryan Nations member, Chevie Kehoe, was convicted of three murders in a plot to set up a whites-only nation. An Aryan Nations security guard, Buford O. Furrow, was convicted of killing a Filipino mail carrier and wounding three children at a Jewish community center.

"This in many ways was a serial crime spree that went on for decades," said Norm Gissel, a Coeur d'Alene attorney and a member of the human-rights task force. "The people associated with the Aryan Nations, when you start tallying that up, committed 100 felonies in the name of racism."

In 1999, the FBI reported that Butler's group planned to seize five Western states — or 10 percent of the country — for an Aryan nation.

But the next year, Gissel and a team of lawyers bankrupted the Aryan Nations in a landmark trial involving the 1998 shooting. Two of Butler's wealthy backers left the state, one of them wanted on criminal charges.

In November, Butler was boarding a plane in Spokane when police arrested his female traveling companion, a 31-year-old porn star known as the "Latin Princess," on a forgery warrant, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

That month, Butler got 50 votes out of 2,100 in his run for mayor of Hayden, and another member of the Aryan Nations ticket, running for City Council, spent Election Day in jail.

"It was pretty pathetic end for Richard Butler," Potok said.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002030871_butlerobit09m.html
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 12:10:34 AM EST
The Company He Keeps

From his political running mates to a recent traveling companion, neo-Nazi Richard Butler has made some unusual friends
By Nia Hightower




Wendy Christine Iwanow, formerly known as 'Latina' porn star Bianca Trump

Richard Butler had already lost the entire Klan faction of his organization. He'd lost his designated successor — two of them, actually — and failed miserably in his bid to become mayor of his Idaho hometown. Now, all the aging leader of the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations wanted to do was catch a quiet flight to Phoenix.

But one more humiliation lay in store.

Just as the 85-year-old white supremacist was getting ready to board his Nov. 7 flight from Spokane, Wash., police arrested his traveling companion on an outstanding warrant for forgery.

The 31-year-old tattoo artist, an attractive woman who liked to boast of her "100% Russian" blood, was carted away. It was only the most recent arrest of still another apparently low-life Butler companion, and it left a dispirited Butler to make the trip to an Arizona rally all by himself.

There was more, however. Within minutes of her arrest hitting the local newspapers, hundreds of friends and enemies of the Aryan Nations were shaking their heads over Butler's latest imbroglio. His friend, it turned out, was well known.

Before she decided that she was "born to hate," before she started using the E-moniker of tattoogirl1488 (the numbers refer to neo-Nazi slogans), Wendy Christine Iwanow worked under the name of Bianca Trump — as a porn megastar.

She wasn't just any old object of desire. Iwanow was the famed "Latin Princess," a woman who, as numerous racists were quick to point out, had publicly slept with men of color.

She'd been arrested, in 1995, for armed robbery. She'd run a call girl service — charging between $500 and $1,500 an hour by her own account — and also a porn Webcast from her house. From "Barely Legal Latinas" to "Brassiere to Eternity," Iwanow had starred in more than 180 hard-core films.

How did a "Latina" porn star end up traveling with the aging patriarch of American hate? It's not clear, although it's a fact that she spent more than a week at Butler's Hayden, Idaho, home before the Phoenix excursion. But it certainly was an embarrassment.

An Aryan Nations press release, issued after the incident produced snickers nationwide, sounded greatly annoyed. "Unfortunately," it sniffed, "there are some people who think that hiding out in Pastor Butler's house is a good refuge."



Link Posted: 9/9/2004 12:18:53 AM EST
It is about time this piece of shit went to hell and stayed there. I can't imagine a world where the white retarded sister fucking trash with 6 years or less of education would rule the world. If you ever caught him and his band of no job losers on the news you would really wonder what EXACTLY was supreme about them.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 1:34:01 AM EST
*yawn*

You mean he died without suffering?

Pfffft.


- BG
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 1:43:43 AM EST
After an indeterminable length of time explaining to God why he should not be slow roasted on a spit in Hell, he asks God if he can become one of the 72 Virgins.

Stay tuned to find out whether he gets to wear a dress or BBQ sauce for all Eternity.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 2:12:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 2:15:55 AM EST by norman74]

Originally Posted By KA3B:
The Company He Keeps

From his political running mates to a recent traveling companion, neo-Nazi Richard Butler has made some unusual friends
By Nia Hightower



www.splcenter.org/images/imglib/I/ir112_iwanow_200x260.jpg
Wendy Christine Iwanow, formerly known as 'Latina' porn star Bianca Trump

Richard Butler had already lost the entire Klan faction of his organization. He'd lost his designated successor — two of them, actually — and failed miserably in his bid to become mayor of his Idaho hometown. Now, all the aging leader of the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations wanted to do was catch a quiet flight to Phoenix.

But one more humiliation lay in store.

Just as the 85-year-old white supremacist was getting ready to board his Nov. 7 flight from Spokane, Wash., police arrested his traveling companion on an outstanding warrant for forgery.

The 31-year-old tattoo artist, an attractive woman who liked to boast of her "100% Russian" blood, was carted away. It was only the most recent arrest of still another apparently low-life Butler companion, and it left a dispirited Butler to make the trip to an Arizona rally all by himself.

There was more, however. Within minutes of her arrest hitting the local newspapers, hundreds of friends and enemies of the Aryan Nations were shaking their heads over Butler's latest imbroglio. His friend, it turned out, was well known.

Before she decided that she was "born to hate," before she started using the E-moniker of tattoogirl1488 (the numbers refer to neo-Nazi slogans), Wendy Christine Iwanow worked under the name of Bianca Trump — as a porn megastar.

She wasn't just any old object of desire. Iwanow was the famed "Latin Princess," a woman who, as numerous racists were quick to point out, had publicly slept with men of color.

She'd been arrested, in 1995, for armed robbery. She'd run a call girl service — charging between $500 and $1,500 an hour by her own account — and also a porn Webcast from her house. From "Barely Legal Latinas" to "Brassiere to Eternity," Iwanow had starred in more than 180 hard-core films.

How did a "Latina" porn star end up traveling with the aging patriarch of American hate? It's not clear, although it's a fact that she spent more than a week at Butler's Hayden, Idaho, home before the Phoenix excursion. But it certainly was an embarrassment.

An Aryan Nations press release, issued after the incident produced snickers nationwide, sounded greatly annoyed. "Unfortunately," it sniffed, "there are some people who think that hiding out in Pastor Butler's house is a good refuge."

www.bigboobpornstars.com/bianca_trump/image1/P1695017.jpg




How ironic. That chick lived in Palm Beach County somewhere, and was fighting with her "neighbors of color". The story even made it into a local paper. She kept swearing up and down up and down that she wasn't a racist.

ETA-
Found the article
www.newtimesbpb.com/issues/2003-02-06/feature.html
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:05:09 AM EST
Good to see him dead
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:14:02 AM EST
I watched the history special on naziism in america. Even Hitler hated this guy, he was a zero.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:18:32 AM EST
He did sing some good songs with the Psychedelic Furs, though.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:37:39 AM EST
May the Lord put him wherever he deserves to be.....
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:04:42 AM EST
So I wonder who the next hate king will be...

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:08:40 AM EST
He was a white supremacist AND he coulnd't find WMDs. To hell with him.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:41:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 9:54:25 AM EST by monkeyman]
Good riddens to bad rubbash.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:45:16 AM EST
Happy dirtnap, scumbag.....
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:49:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:21:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
I knew the air smelled crisper and cleaner this morning... scumbad is no longer polluting it...



Amen....
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:40:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 5:46:18 AM EST by Dolomite]

Originally Posted By POWER03:
He did sing some good songs with the Psychedelic Furs, though.




..the ghost in you, she won't faaaaade...
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:49:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By monkeyman:
Good riddens to bad rubbage.

+1
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:56:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:50:39 AM EST
Are there grid coordinates for the grave? I need one of those fire-fighting helicopters with the bucket, and some urine, lots of urine......
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:30:44 AM EST
What a loser....good riddance

Semper Fi,
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:52:17 AM EST
RIP POS
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:55:07 AM EST
Hope he burns in hell and suffers excruciating pain in the afterlife.

What a horrible person.

Nice cans on that slut though
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:56:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By M38:
Good to see him dead



+1

Toodles!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:01:52 AM EST
It's a damned shame...

<­BR>...that he died a natural death.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:06:04 AM EST

Richard Butler, who led Aryan Nations, dies in Idaho at 86


Bye Bye asshole -



Bianca Trump - damn, pornstars are the most f'd up girls in the world, worse than 'dancers' .

Her ranking in the dotcom deadpool just went up a few notches.

Overdose or suicide within the next 18 months my guess.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:06:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By halloween78:
Are there grid coordinates for the grave? I need one of those fire-fighting helicopters with the bucket, and some urine, lots of urine......

Now THAT's a 'Fire Mission' we'd all be glad to contribute some Precious Bodily Fluids to.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:08:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 9:08:25 AM EST by RikWriter]
Shame he couldn't die in agony like William Pierce.
ETA: Sometimes it's a shame there is no hell.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 2:45:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
The Company He Keeps

From his political running mates to a recent traveling companion, neo-Nazi Richard Butler has made some unusual friends
By Nia Hightower



www.splcenter.org/images/imglib/I/ir112_iwanow_200x260.jpg
Wendy Christine Iwanow, formerly known as 'Latina' porn star Bianca Trump

Richard Butler had already lost the entire Klan faction of his organization. He'd lost his designated successor — two of them, actually — and failed miserably in his bid to become mayor of his Idaho hometown. Now, all the aging leader of the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations wanted to do was catch a quiet flight to Phoenix.

But one more humiliation lay in store.

Just as the 85-year-old white supremacist was getting ready to board his Nov. 7 flight from Spokane, Wash., police arrested his traveling companion on an outstanding warrant for forgery.

The 31-year-old tattoo artist, an attractive woman who liked to boast of her "100% Russian" blood, was carted away. It was only the most recent arrest of still another apparently low-life Butler companion, and it left a dispirited Butler to make the trip to an Arizona rally all by himself.

There was more, however. Within minutes of her arrest hitting the local newspapers, hundreds of friends and enemies of the Aryan Nations were shaking their heads over Butler's latest imbroglio. His friend, it turned out, was well known.

Before she decided that she was "born to hate," before she started using the E-moniker of tattoogirl1488 (the numbers refer to neo-Nazi slogans), Wendy Christine Iwanow worked under the name of Bianca Trump — as a porn megastar.

She wasn't just any old object of desire. Iwanow was the famed "Latin Princess," a woman who, as numerous racists were quick to point out, had publicly slept with men of color.

She'd been arrested, in 1995, for armed robbery. She'd run a call girl service — charging between $500 and $1,500 an hour by her own account — and also a porn Webcast from her house. From "Barely Legal Latinas" to "Brassiere to Eternity," Iwanow had starred in more than 180 hard-core films.

How did a "Latina" porn star end up traveling with the aging patriarch of American hate? It's not clear, although it's a fact that she spent more than a week at Butler's Hayden, Idaho, home before the Phoenix excursion. But it certainly was an embarrassment.

An Aryan Nations press release, issued after the incident produced snickers nationwide, sounded greatly annoyed. "Unfortunately," it sniffed, "there are some people who think that hiding out in Pastor Butler's house is a good refuge."

www.bigboobpornstars.com/bianca_trump/image1/P1695017.jpg


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