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Beyond the Bombing:
New Mexico

Militias in New Mexico operate in counties around Albuquerque and Santa Fe and in the northwestern area of the state. On October 22, 1994, six militia organizations from these regions met in Raton in an unsuccessful attempt to form a combined New Mexico militia. More recently, Governor Gary Johnson was criticized for meeting with militia representatives on April 28, 1995, although he claimed that he met with them in order to ensure that they remain non- violent.

A Farmington militia is known to promote neo-Nazi and white supremacist sentiments.

The Free American

At the start of 1995, the state's leading pro-militia voice, The Free American, added anti-Semitism to its advocacy of armed preparedness. In its edition marked "January 1994" (the date was clearly erroneous since the issue reported recent events), the Tijeras-based monthly newspaper, published by Clayton R. Douglas, included a coupon stating: "Know Someone Who Doesn't Believe in Conspiracies? Send them a copy of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The blueprint used for the New World Order. Only $15.00."

Douglas, though he is not part of a militia, echoed many militia leaders around the country when he speculated after the April 19 Oklahoma City bombing that "factions within our government" may have engineered the deadly explosion.

ADL Fact Finding Report, "Beyond the Bombing: The Militia Menace Grows," Anti-Defamation League, 1995.

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