An Alta man who had been serving as Grand Dragon and leader of the Missouri and Iowa realms of the Church of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan told the Pilot-Tribune Wednesday that he has called off the controversial rally he had planned for Storm Lake in November.
In an e-mail message identified as coming from Jaremy Lee, also known as J.J. Klan, the writer said, "I am no longer a member of the (KKK group) and I am not having a rally in Iowa." A few days ago, after being arrested by Storm Lake police on outstanding warrants from Missouri, he had reportedly planned to continue the staging of the rally, which he expected to host 2,000 Klan members on the courthouse lawn.
As of this week, the local man's name had been removed from the CNKKK web site. When contacted, the group's leader, Grand Wizard Ray Larsen of Indiana, said that the KKK had not asked J.J. Klan to resign. "As far as I am concerned, he does not need to," he said.