A FRIGHTENING MESSAGE: TWIN TEENAGE GIRLS WHOSE MUSIC HAS BECOME
A RECRUITING TOOL FOR THE WHITE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT,
ON ABC NEWS� �PRIMETIME,� THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
Also: A �Primetime� Safety Challenge � Keeping Women Safe in Scary Situations
They have been compared to the Olsen twins� 13-year-old girls who sing from the heart, with one album released and another on the way and a music video anyone can download for free. Yet these twins, Lamb and Lynx Gaede, whose group is called Prussian Blue, have a very different message in their music � as members of the white nationalist movement, they perform some songs of admiration about Nazis and white power to all-white crowds. �We�re proud of being white� we don�t want to just be, you know, a big muddle. We just want to preserve our race,� Lynx tells Cynthia McFadden. But how young is too young to promote radical beliefs? The report airs on �Primetime,� THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Some say that the young teenagers have even become one of the most effective recruiting tools for the white nationalist movement today. �Two young, pre-teen girls, twin sisters, very attractive, singing pro-white songs is a real novelty,� says Erich Gliebe, who runs one of the most notorious hate music labels in the country. �11 and 12 years old, I think that�s the perfect age to start grooming kids and instill in them a strong racial identity.�
Yet are the young girls, who are home-schooled by their mother, April Gaede, just espousing her attitudes? �If we were Christians, they would be maybe singing Christian rock songs. But we�re not. We�re white nationalists. And so of course that�s a part of our life, and I�m going share that part of my life with my children,� she tells McFadden.
After viewing the interview with the girls, Ted Shaw, a civil rights advocate and president of the NAACP�s Legal Defense Fund, said: �It really breaks my heart to see those two young girls spewing out that kind of garbage� We have to fight it. We have to stand up against it whatever package it comes in, even if it�s two 12-year-old girls who appeal to a lot of people because of the way they look.�
Also: A �Primetime� safety challenge � with the help of a safety expert, �Primetime� runs a demonstration of common scenarios where women are at risk -- from elevators to parking lots, from public parks to neighborhoods, at home and in cars, and even at gunpoint -- to show what can go wrong and what women can do right. Will the female volunteers be caught by surprise when put to the test? Chris Cuomo reports.
Every year more than 50,000 women are raped, more than 100,000 are assaulted and hundreds are murdered � all by strangers. But as safety expert Bob Stuber explains, there are ways to avoid danger and be in a position of control, if you know what to do. �Bad things can happen, and if they were to happen, what could I do? What�s around me right now? Always be thinking about things like that. Be in a safety state of mind,� Stuber tells Cuomo.
DIANE SAWYER, CHRIS CUOMO, CYNTHIA McFADDEN and JOHN QUI�ONES are the anchors of �Primetime.� DAVID SLOAN is the executive producer.