Armed KKK scare at Indiana college turns out to be Dominican monk
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Armed KKK scare at Indiana college turns out to be Dominican monk
Armed KKK scare at Indiana college turns out to be Dominican monk

Published time: 7 Apr, 2016 16:12

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Students at Indiana University can rest easy in the knowledge that the whip brandishing Klansman said to be stalking the halls of their college was actually just a Dominican friar out for an innocent stroll.

A media intern, who also acts as an advisor to residents at the university in Bloomington, caused a stir on campus after he reportedly sent out a KKK warning message on behalf of the local residents’ center.

It came following chatter about a mysterious man seen on campus dressed in a hooded gown.

“There’s someone walking around campus in a KKK outfit holding a whip. This has already been reported to the IUPD, but because the person is protected under the First Amendment rights, IUPD cannot remove the person unless an act of violence is committed,” the message warned, according to The Tab.

“Please PLEASE PLEASE be careful out there tonight, always be with someone and if you have no dire reason to be out of the building, I would recommend staying indoors if you’re alone.”

The alert caused panic in some students, no doubt concerned about what a Klan member was doing walking around the university so brazenly...

iu students be careful, there's someone walking around in kkk gear with a whip.
— nafanuaaa (@babyynini_) April 5, 2016

why tweet me about something my SCHOOL warned me about? if you get an emergency alert don't you spread the word? https://t.co/52emlRdxn3
— nafanuaaa (@babyynini_) April 6, 2016

...although others took it in a more lighthearted fashion.

Supposedly a member of the KKK is just strolling through campus. This obviously wouldn't have happened if IU was in the championship game
— HEID (@schweggster) April 5, 2016

Hilariously, the man dressed in an all white robe was actually a priest by the name of Father Jude McPeak, who works at the university. And the whip? Well, it was little more than a string of rosary beads.

A Twitter page for the Roman Catholic religious order based in Chicago later posted an amusing robe guide, should their priests ever be mistaken for racists, boxers or other similarly-garbed folk in the future.

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To avoid confusion in the future @TheTab@HoosierCatholic when following @TheWhiteHabitpic.twitter.com/27xJsdDa7u
— Dominican Friars (@OPDomCentral) April 6, 2016


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2016 Apr 07 22:24
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RE: Armed KKK scare at Indiana college turns out to be Dominican monk
Methinks these students watched too many Edgar Wallace movies!

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"Taste my rosary!"


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2016 Apr 07 23:18
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RE: Armed KKK scare at Indiana college turns out to be Dominican monk
In other news Alex Jones and Glenn Beck declare war on each other or whatever:

http://www.infowars.com/the-fall-of-glenn-beck/

The sub-title of the article should be: 'When Establishment Shills Attack (Each Other)."

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RE: Armed KKK scare at Indiana college turns out to be Dominican monk
Clueless students call white-robed priest a Klansman while he tries to get frozen yogurt

Greg Piper - Associate Editor • April 6, 2016

This is the risk when you have a generation dominated by “nones” and clueless about American history.

A Dominican friar on a prayer walk around Indiana University-Bloomington Monday night was mistaken for an armed member of the Ku Klux Klan, sparking a social-media freakout and leading students to confront the poor guy while he was trying to order frozen yogurt.

The Tab broke the story, while Townhall.com and Reddit filled in the background.

A resident adviser emailed his residents to warn about the reports of the KKK on campus, saying campus police couldn’t do anything about it because of the Klansman’s “first ammendment [sic] rights,” and advising them to just stay inside for the night or contact him if they feel “unsafe.”

The Tab said:

While the KKK has been active in the area in the past, it later became apparent this klansman armed with a whip was actually just a monk of the Dominican order in traditional white robes. The “whip” he was holding may have been his rosary beads.

After a picture of the supposed violent racist at Red Mango got sent around, RA Ethan Gill posted a clarification to Facebook (not public) halfheartedly apologizing for his own naivete and negligence but calling the viral reports “a hilarious miscommunication.”

Yeah, rising up with digital pitchforks against a guy praying for your clueless souls is a riot.

Read on


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Temples drear where ancients trod,—
Nay, in oaks on woody hill
Lives and moves the German God.

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