Charles Martel Society

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The Charles Martel Society was founded in 2001 by William Regnery II, who "has made his mark as a major fundraiser in radical right circles. ... The society publishes The Occidental Quarterly: A Journal of Western Thought and Opinion, 'an academic-looking journal filled with articles by white supremacist luminaries such as Samuel Francis, editor for the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens and Wayne Lutton of the hate group The Social Contract Press.'"

"A September 2003 posting at the Stormfront.org forum by TominTX, a 'Friend of Stormfront' and a 'sustaining member,' pointed out that the Charles Martel Society is a non-profit 501c3 group. TominTX advised the white nationalist community that 'it would be wise to split our donations for educational purposes into tax-deductible entities -- this maximizes the donation we can make and directly defunds'" ZOG, the Zionist Occupied Government (or Zionist Occupation Government).

"The Charles Martel Society also organizes conferences, summer schools and has a speaker's bureau -- 'all designed to push Regnery's view that the white race is veering toward extinction,'" the Southern Poverty Law Center's 2004 Intelligence Report stated.[1]

Mark Potok wrote in Southern Poverty Law Center's 2002 Intelligence Report, "The Year in Hate," that:

"Academic racists also added a new and important organization to their ranks. The Charles Martel Society, with its journal Occidental Quarterly, has an editorial board stacked with leaders of anti-immigrant organizations and hate groups like Samuel Jared Taylor's New Century Foundation and the Council of Conservative Citizens. The society, which plans research on how government programs negatively affect white families, is partly funded by William Regnery II, heir to a publishing fortune."

Background

It appears that the Charles Martel Society is based on the former French-based group Charles Martel Group, also known as the "Charles Martel Club."

The MIPT Terrorist Knowledge Base states that the Group "was an anti-Arab organization that operated in the 1970’s and 1980’s in France. The majority of its attacks were on Algerian government and business installations. Algeria, a former French colony, had fought a bitter war for independence, and many Algerian refugees were settling in France around this time.

"Charles Martel, the group’s namesake, is a famous figure in French history, and his defeat of the Arab Moorish armies at Tours in 732 is presumably the motivation for this terrorist group’s invocation of his name. The name Charles Martel has often been invoked by anti-immigrant and anti-Arab groups, both inside and outside France. Members of the Secret Army Organization, a terrorist organization aimed at toppling the French government due to its eventual support for Algerian independence, used this name in the 1960's. In the United States, the Charles Martel Society is a right-wing anti-immigration academic group."

"The Charles Martel Group has not carried out an attack since 1983 and is presumed to be inactive."

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