Jewish Student Remembers Kansas Jewish Community Center Murderer’s Guest Lecture
Rachel Rundle, a Jewish student at Missouri State University, heard Frazier Glenn Cross, aka Glenn Miller, the former KKK leader accused of shooting three non-Jews outside of two Jewish institutions in Overland Park, Kansas, give a guest lecture on white power two years ago in a religion class.
Rundle, according to an interview on ABC News, said Cross spoke about “how Jews were ruling the world and how there was one giant Jew telling all the other Jews how to take over the world.”
“My friend and I were the two Jewish students in the class,” she said. “My friend was like, ‘This is a bunch of crap; I’m Jewish and I’ve never been told how to rule the world,'” Rundle, now 25, said of her friend’s open challenge to Cross.
“It was ranting from a man who just doesn’t understand the world,” she said.
ABC News said religion professor David Embree invited Cross to be a guest speaker for his class on ‘White Supremacy in the Ozarks.’ Cross was invited with two other white supremacists to address the students.
“I told my students from the very beginning — some of these guys are going to say very disturbing things, they’re probably going to be insulting,” Embree said. “They’re going to talk about visions of things you’ve never imagined before.”
“But the basic motivation for it was that I deal with a lot of really nice students who really believe the ‘coexist’ bumper stickers and believe everyone believes the same things.”
Rundle said she remembered that particular class being “intense,” but says she was never scared of Cross and was “flabbergasted” when he was implicated in the triple murder.
Cross was arrested for killing three people police said that he accused of being Jews, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and Village Shalom senior living center.
ABC News said that Rundle, like other students, “thought Cross was all talk. She chalked the violence up to reports that Cross was ill.”
“I figured he probably had cancer and had nothing left to live for,” Rundle said.
Other Jews have also relayed their interactions with Cross. The New York Post reported how Cross called a hot line for a charity that provides security to Jews in Ukraine, and proceeded to rant to Rabbi Menachem Siegal, director of the United Jewish Communities of Eastern Europe and Asia.
Siegal said Cross cursed him for raising money for Jews because they “cause all of the problems” and “destroyed the whole economy in the United States and the world.”
“He started going on a rampage and said Hitler should have finished off the job in Europe by coming to the United States and getting rid of every Jew,” Siegal told The Post of their March 30 conversation.
The rabbi said Cross referenced Hitler five times in the 10-minute conversation.