About Paul Mullet
Since pleading guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in 1992, Mullet has found himself in prison several times. He joined Thom Robb's Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 and later became involved with the Aryan Nations, a dangerous Christian Identity group with neo-Nazi leanings. After Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler died in 2004, the group dissolved into several splinter groups. Mullet led one of these factions from April 2009 to October 2010, when he ousted by Aryan Nations pastor Morris Gulett.
In His Own Words
"I not only believe [President Obama] wasn't born in this country, but I also believe that he's the Antichrist, and with 2012 coming around the corner, that if something doesn't happen soon, that in this world, as we know it, there's going to be a pitched battle."
— Paul Mullet quoted in Ethos Magazine, May 31, 2010
"We're ready to risk everything to defend what's right and what's white in this world. … [We're] waking up white America. Letting them know that we're not going to let Jewish media run us into the ground."
— Paul Mullet speaking at a rally at Gettysburg National Military Park, June 19, 2010
"Typical Nigger Behavior and they want equal rights? Really is America that far gone that they can not see that you can take the nigger out of the jungle but not the jungle out of the nigger."
— Paul Mullet Web post on the American National Socialist Party forum, March 13, 2011
In 1992, Mullet pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in Ohio. He was given a jail sentence that was suspended for time served.
In 1993, Mullet was indicted by a grand jury on various counts related to theft and fraud. He pleaded guilty to four counts of felony theft in April 1993, and the other charges were dropped. Mullet subsequently served two years in an Ohio prison.
In 2002, he was convicted of third-degree burglary and theft of business in Minnesota in two separate cases. He served three and a half months in a Minnesota prison.
In 2004, Mullet was convicted of multiple crimes in Ramsey County, Minn., involving theft. He had attempted to cash checks that had been stolen from a man's house. He received a 13-month sentence in a Ramsey County correctional workhouse.
Paul Mullet is a neo-Nazi and Christian Identity adherent with a long criminal history. His record includes several counts of felony theft and numerous instances of check fraud. Mullet joined Thom Robb's Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 and later became involved with the Aryan Nations, at the time the most important hate group in the United States. The group had a major compound in Hayden Lake, Idaho, that served as a gathering place for white supremacists of all stripes. The Aryan Nations preached Christian Identity, a "theology" that teaches that whites are God's true "chosen race" and that Jews are descended directly from a sexual union between Eve and Satan.
In 2000, Mullet moved to St. Paul, Minn., where he led a neo-Nazi group, the National Socialist Party of America. In May 2000, several Jewish businesses and organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul received mailings with materials from Mullet's group. The mailings contained a flier with a picture of five corpses hanging from a gallows and the text, "The Fate of all Jews and Race Traitors." The mailings also contained Nazi imagery and a membership application form for the National Socialist Party of America. Mullet admitted that he had designed the materials but claimed someone else had sent them. Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch sued Mullet under a civil bias law, and Mullet signed a court order agreeing that he would not contact Jewish individuals, businesses or organizations in regard to religious or racial issues.
Mullet was also a Minnesota state leader for the Aryan Nations from 2000 to 2002. Just after the 9/11 attacks, Mullet put out a call to his compatriots. "[T]he current events in Jew York city have caused me to activate my unit. We are preparing a strike here in Minnesota and other surrounding areas. … We will be ready next week for our revolution," Mullet wrote on the web at the time. But, apparently, no action was taken by his unit.
In the early 2000s, while Mullet was in charge of the Minnesota chapter, the Aryan Nations was an organization in decline. In July 1998, Aryan Nations security guards chased down a woman and her son after their car backfired while driving near the Aryan Nations compound. The guards forced their car into a ditch and assaulted them. The Southern Poverty Law Center sued on behalf of the victims, and in September 2000, a jury issued a judgment of $6.3 million against the defendants, forcing Aryan Nations leader Richard Butler to sell his Hayden Lake headquarters compound.
After Butler died in 2004, infighting in the Aryan Nations led to the creation of several splinter groups. From 2005 to 2007, Mullet was a member of an Aryan Nations group led by Jonathan Williams, a Christian Identity pastor who has called blacks a "soulless mud people." The group was headquartered in Lincoln, Ala., and had acquired between 200 and 300 members by 2006. In January 2009, Mullet joined another Aryan Nations faction headed by pastor Jerald O'Brien in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He moved to Athol, Idaho, a city in North Idaho close to Coeur d'Alene. Mullet split from O'Brien in April 2009 to form his own Aryan Nations group. Bitter over the separation, O'Brien in February 2010 called Mullet a "usurper" with "no right to use the name [of Aryan Nations]."
Mullet's Aryan Nations group, established in April 2009, was originally based in Athol, Idaho. Calling himself the group's national director, Mullet built the organization to 14 chapters. It added to its numbers in 2010 when the Maryland-based World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan disbanded and became part of Mullet's group. Mullet's faction was best known for distributing fliers and executing publicity stunts. In an attention-grabbing move in 2010 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, they placed white supremacist literature inside colorful plastic eggs and distributed them on Easter morning.
In February 2010, Mullet caused an uproar in John Day, Ore., when he was quoted in The Daily Astorian as saying that he was looking to relocate his Aryan Nations faction to the area. Local residents were so fiercely against the group relocating to their county that Mullet eventually thought better of the move.
In August 2010, Aryan Nations veteran and Christian Identity pastor Morris Gulett joined Mullet's group after serving a five-year prison sentence for plotting an armed bank robbery. Gulett had authenticity as an Aryan Nations leader: He had worked with Richard Butler and claimed that Butler had ordained him as a Christian Identity pastor. That summer, Mullet moved his Aryan Nations headquarters to Chillicothe, Ohio.
In October 2010, Gulett forced Mullet out of the group, taking control of the Aryan Nations faction. On Oct. 18, 2010, Gulett wrote a statement claiming that Mullet had stepped down from his position as national director to form a new white supremacist organization, emphasizing that he was not endorsing Mullet's new group or implying any alliance between the two groups. Gulett later accused Mullet of stealing from the Aryan Nations and lying to its members during his tenure as national director.
Mullet formed the American National Socialist Party in November 2010, taking a few stragglers from the Aryan Nations with him. The group's mission statement reads, "WE BELIEVE that the current government in America is run by Jews," and, "WE BELIEVE that the Jews [sic] main goal is the total annihilation of the Aryan race, heritage, & culture." Mullet's website also hosts a wide range of Holocaust denial literature.