of Who's Creator?
To fund his violent rampage, the young Benjamin Smith
cashed in two of his retirement funds, which totaled over $17,000.
Just 21 years old, Smith was an active member of the World Church
of the Creator, a white supremacist organization. "Anyone who
knows the history of the plague upon humanity who calls themselves
Jews," wrote Smith in his journal, "will know why I have
Among his victims were teenage Orthodox Jews returning
from synagogue. The rampage, which took place in Illinois and Indiana,
not only targeted Jews, but blacks and Asians, as well. After two
people were dead and nine others wounded, Smith took his own life.
While Smith didn't refer to any victims specifically,
his journal writings and other evidence led investigators to believe
he "went to great lengths" to plan the attacks. Smith
obtained the gun illegally from an unlicensed dealer.
who knows the history of the plague upon humanity....
will know why I have acted." Benjamin Smith
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