The white supremacist accused of shooting three people to death outside a Jewish community center and retirement home in a Kansas City suburb Sunday espoused deeply anti-Semitic views in a 2010 interview while campaigning for U.S. Senate in Missouri.
Frazier Glenn Miller, the accused shooter, fulminated against what he said were Jewish conspiracies on a wide range of topics, including the future of the tea party movement and his previous conviction on weapons charges. The interview with talk radio host David Pakman was broadcast nationally.
"Compared to our Jewish problem, all other problems are mere distractions," Miller, now 73, told Pakman in 2010. "Jews control the mass media, the United States federal government and they control the Federal Reserve bank."
Miller, who uses the alias Frazier Glenn Cross, appeared on Pakman's show as an independent Senate candidate with the campaign slogan "It's the Jews, stupid." (Miller, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, won seven votes in the general election.)
Pakman said he regularly books guests with far-right viewpoints for his syndicated program, even though he disagrees with them.
"I talk to a lot of extremists on my program and I always feel that they're always close to taking rhetoric and putting it into real-world action," Pakman told The Huffington Post. "It was clear that he was very well versed in all of the traditional anti-Jewish stereotypes that exist."
When asked about the tea party movement, Miller cast doubt on its staying power.
"I'm watching them closely," Miller told Pakman. "I suspect however that they'll be infiltrated by the Jews and therefore, led into defeat."
Miller also blamed Jews for his three years of imprisonment on weapons charges, and for plotting robberies and the assassination of the founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
"They were responsible for my conviction that prompted me to go underground and declare war, sons of bitches," he fumed to Pakman.
Miller said his conviction was a source of pride. During the roughly 17-minute interview, Miller praised former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Adolf Hitler, former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
The radio host laughed occasionally at Miller's statements during the recording, but said he took his words seriously.
"There are still people that are still bogged down in these stereotypical caricatures of groups," Pakman said Monday. "Their lives are so consumed that you can't help but laugh superficially, but they're probably not that far from taking it to the next level."