White Supremacists Busted Near Disney World

'American Front' was preparing for a race war: Police
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2012 12:09 PM CDT
White Supremacists Busted Near Disney World
This undated photo provided by the Osceola County Jail shows Marcus Faella.   (AP Photo/Osceola County Jail)

Ten hard-core white supremacists have been arrested in Florida, where they were training for a race war in America, reports Reuters. Those arrested were members of the American Front neo-Nazi group, and the suspects include local leader Marcus Faella, 39. They trained on his property in St. Cloud—about 10 miles from the happiest place on Earth, Disney World. Faella's plans were considerably darker: He wanted to "kill Jews, immigrants, and other minorities," according to the affidavit, and viewed himself and his group as "protectors of the white race."

The arrests stem from a two-year investigation, notes the Orlando Sentinel, which says the group has given Orlando the distinction of being the "skinhead capital of America." Faella apparently has quite the setup on his property, including firing ports in his fortified trailer and military trenches for training. Authorities say he was trying to manufacture the toxin ricin at the time of his arrest because he thought a race war was just around the corner. (More Florida stories.)

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