Aryan Nations

white supremacist group

The Aryan Nations are an American anti-semitic, neo-Nazi[1] and white supremacist[2] terrorist group. Richard Girnt Butler founded the group during the 1970s.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) marked the Aryan Nations as a terrorist threat.[3] In a review of terrorist groups, the RAND Corporation called it "the first truly nationwide terrorist network" in the United States.[4]

Between the late 1970s and 2001, the Aryan Nations headquarters was just north of Hayden, Idaho.[5] The Aryan Nations had a number of state affiliates.


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  2. "The Supremacist Suit Include Punitive Damages". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  3. "FBI Press Room-A Congressional Statement". The Federal Bureau of Investigation. Archived from the original on 2001-08-12. Retrieved May 21, 2021. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. "A Terrorist Organization Profile: The Aryan Nations". START. Archived from the original on 2013-12-30. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  5. "Extremism in America: The Aryan Nations". The Anti Defamation League. Retrieved May 21, 2021.