Deeds and creeds

The story of the lone, crazed gunman is a familiar one in America, but that is not the story of Benjamin Smith, who went on a drive-by shooting spree in Illinois and Indiana over the July 4 weekend, killing two and wounding nine. Smith was an up-and-coming leader in the World Church of the Creator, an Illinois-based white-supremacist group that believes whites are pitted against other races—the "mud people"—in a battle for survival. That's why he targeted blacks, Jews and Asian-Americans. There was a method to Smith's mad violence, and the method was learned from the WCOTC.


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