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Killing King

Racial Terrorists, James Earl Ray, and the Plot to Assassinate Martin Luther King

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Uncovering previously unknown FBI files and sources, as well as new forensics, the authors of America’s Secret Jihad convincingly make the case that Martin Luther King was assassinated by a clear and long simmering conspiracy orchestrated by the racial terrorists who were responsible for the Mississippi Burning murders.

This explosive book details the long-simmering effort by a group of the nation’s most violent racial terrorists to kill Martin Luther King. Killing King convincingly makes the case that while James Earl Ray was part of the assassination plot to kill King, the preponderance of evidence also demonstrates a clear and well-orchestrated conspiracy.

Thoroughly researched and impeccably documented, the book reveals a network of racist militants led by Sam Bowers, head of the White Knight of the Ku Klux Klan of Mississippi, who were dedicated to the cause of killing King. The White Knights were formed in the cauldron of anti-integrationist resistance that was Mississippi in the early 1960s and were responsible for more than 300 separate acts of violence, including the infamous Mississippi Burning murders. The authors have located previously unknown FBI files and sources which detail the bounty offer as well as new forensics information regarding unmatched fingerprints and an audio recording of an admission that a key suspect obtained a weapon to be used in killing King.

For years Americans have debated issues with this crime. With Killing King we are ever closer to an accurate understanding of how and why Dr. King was killed.

About Stuart Wexler

STUART WEXLER has long been considered one of the top investigative researchers in domestic terrorism and radical religious activities. His books include Awful Grace of God and America’s Secret Jihad. His groundbreaking work on forensics and historical crimes has been featured on NBC News and in the Boston Globe, Newsweek/Daily Beast, USA Today, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger. He now lives and teaches in New Jersey where he won the prestigious James Madison Teachers’ Fellowship in 2010.

LARRY HANCOCK is considered one of the top investigative researchers in the areas of intelligence and national security. He is the author of four books, including Shadow Warfare and Surprise Attack. Hancock’s books have received endorsements and praise from former House Select Committee on Investigations staff members and the former Joint Historian for the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency. He lives in Oklahoma.

Praise

Praise for The Awful Grace of God

“A timely study.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A step in the [right] direction of a better understanding of a national tragedy.” —Booklist

Praise for America’s Secret Jihad

“[Wexler] convincingly makes the case that America has been victimized by significant domestic terrorism for over half a century… He links atrocities familiar (the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995) and less so (attacks on synagogues in the South during the 1950s) to paint a disturbing picture with practical implications for the War on Terror… Wexler’s deliberate and critical review of the evidence is also likely to prompt reconsideration of the possibility of wider conspiracies behind Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and the Atlanta child murders of 1979–1981.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An impassioned investigative report tracing a deeply religious theme to the spate of civil rights violence from the 1950s until today. With urgency and zeal… Wexler carefully differentiates the religiously motivated extremists from the merely white supremacists… [A] compelling study.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[T]his book is a fascinating attempt to see beyond conventional narratives and reveal an overlooked facet of religious terrorism.” —Library Journal

“Stuart Wexler has done a wonderful service to those ignorant of the fact that Islamic fundamentalism does not own the copyright on terrorism. By shining light on religious terrorism in the U.S., Wexler shows us that human nature is capable of the most vile acts when ignorance and extremism is allowed to flourish.” —Tigre Hill, director of The Shame of a City

“Stuart Wexler’s brilliant new book is a major contribution to recent American history. On one level he provides the first coherent overview of a dangerous white anti-Semitic insurrectionary movement in the last half of the 1900s. He shows for example how this movement’s sizable bounty offer is probably a key to the assassination of Martin Luther King. Just as importantly, Wexler analyzes the FBI’s dilemmas in breaking this movement, between acting too soon (and failing to assemble a winnable case) and acting too late (allowing a crime to occur). A similar dilemma arises from the FBI’s reliance on informants, protection of whom has encouraged a distorted prosecution of movement terrorists as loners. Wexler’s analysis throws important new light on the Birmingham Church bombing of 1963, the King assassination, and the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995. Both the research in this book (much of it his own) and Wexler’s insightful interpretations set a new standard for future scholars in this important field.” —Peter Dale Scott, author of The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy

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