Frazier Glenn Miller: White Supremacist Is Jewish Center Shooting Suspect

Jonathan Vankin

The suspect in Sunday's Jewish center shootings in Overland Park, Kansas, is a well-known far-right extremist, former Ku Klux Klan leader and founder of a hate group known as the White Patriot Party. Frazier Glenn Miller — who generally went by the name Glenn Miller but at the time of his arrest Sunday was using the alias Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. — has a long history of violently racist and anti-Semitic views and paramilitary activities.

Miller was long a prominent public face of the neo-Nazi white supremacist movement. He has appeared on television as a spokesperson for white supremacist views, even being interviewed on The Howard Stern Show.

According to a booking report released by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Frazier Glenn Miller is 73 years old and resides in Aurora, Missouri. He was booked on charges of first-degree premeditated murder. According to ABC News, a call to Miller's wife confirmed that the Frazier Glenn Miller charged in the Jewish Center shooting is the same Glenn Miller infamous as a paramilitary far-right extremist.

Miller has staged three political campaigns. In 1984 he ran for governor of North Carolina as a Democrat, finishing eighth in a field of 10 in the primary election, garnering 5,790 votes.

By 1986 Frazier Glenn Miller had switched to the Republican party, and staged a run for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, finishing a distant third in a primary field of three with 6,662 votes. Also in 1986, Miller was arrested in North Carolina for operating a paramilitary training camp. He was released on bond but fled and became a fugitive.

When he was captured in 1987, The New York Times wrote that Glenn Miller had "threatened a war against blacks, Jews and the Federal Government." That declaration of war came in a letter mailed by Frazier Glenn Miller to 5,000 individuals.

After agreeing to testify against other extremists in an Arkansas sedition trial, Frazier Glenn Miller served three years in prison weapons charges, and for violating a court order barring him from participating in paramilitary activities.

The White Patriot Party which Miller founded in 1980 was listed in the Memorial Institute For The Prevention of Terrorism Database of terrorist organizations. The MIPT described the group as "extremely racist: they supported apartheid, and set up hotlines featuring telephone recordings of a black man being lynched."

The MIPT database noted that the Glenn Miller White Patriot Party "won considerable support in North Carolina by blaming the bad economic climate for farmers on international Jewish bankers."

Glenn Miller staged his most recent run for political office in Missouri in 2006, running for congress as an independent write-in candidate and gaining all of 26 votes. He is also the author of a book, A White Man Speaks Out.

Jewish center shooting suspect book cover

In the book, Frazier Glenn Miller challenges white people to expel African-Americans and Jews from the United States.

"You and I both know, deep in your heart, you agree with me," Miller wrote in the book. "And I will prove it with one hypothetical scenario: you are alone in a closet of your home. There's a bright red button. You can push that button and presto all Negroes and Jews and all other colored people are instantly removed from the North American continent and returned to their native countries. You'd push it, wouldn't you whitey? See? See? See? in the final analysis, you agree with me."

Corporon had taken his grandson to the Jewish Community Center to audition for the American Idol-style KC Superstar competition when they were both shot dead by the gunman now believed to be white supremacist leader Frazier Glenn Miller.

Below is a portion of the Howard Stern interview with Frazier Glenn Miller from 2006.