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    Vader Abraham, officially known as Petrus Kartner, is a Dutch cult leader, self-proclaimed messiah, political activist and author. Kartner was raised in a Dutch Reformed household and spent his childhood interested in music and worked at a chocolate factory until his early 30s [1]. In 1971, at the age of 36, he experienced what he called "the music of the Father Above" and began to formulate the creed of what would become the Brotherhood of the White and Blue Cross.

    This creed contains 99 entries, with the most important ones stressing the colors of white and blue in dress (Kartner believed both colors to be heavenly ordained), the dominance of the man in the community, a rejection of Islam and Judaism, the stressing of racial purity, the rejection of socialism, and the importance of music in the worship of God.

    While doing that he adopted the name of Vader Abraham, seeing himself as God's representative on Earth and as the new Abraham, who would reform the covenant between God and his people. In 1973 he set-up a small commune in the Dutch province of Gelderland, which had collected a population of 418 followers by 1976. That year is significant because it was then that Vader Abraham would first gain attention outside of the Netherlands, because that year he and one of his followers threw red paint on the "false leader" Joop den Uyl, then-Prime Minister of the Netherlands, a rejection of his left-wing policies and a protest against the moderate stance the Prime Minister took during the contemporary Oil Crisis [2].

    Kartner during that time also had contacts with the anti-establishment right-wing Farmer's Party, as well as the theodemocratic Reformed Political Party, who shared comparable views to his own, and at times Vader Abraham would appear at rallies organized by the latter party between 1976 and 1994, though never outside of his designated home province of Gelderland.

    At the start of the 1990s, his community had grown further, with almost 3000 adherents, most of them from the Netherlands (with some of them however coming from Flanders and Germany), however it would not be long until his community would collapse. In 1997 one of his followers, Luuk Achterhoek, attacked a Turkish city council member from Amsterdam, beating him so severely that the politician suffered severe injuries. This escalation, which was preceded by harassment of left-wing politicians and Dutch Muslims by White and Blue Cross adherents, proved to be the tipping point.

    While some minor Dutch politicians defended the cult as being "generally peaceful" and "respectful of Dutch values", the movement shrank down to around 200 members in the following months. In 2002 an arrest warrant was made out for Vader Abraham after a former cult member delivered evidence showing that Kartner was aware of Achterhoek's plans for his 1997 assault, that it was intended to be an assassination, and that Kartner was condoning the attack. In response Kartner fled the country and settled down in a small community on the outskirts of Grand Rapids in the United States.

    Despite Dutch calls to extradite Kartner, he has been living unmolested with a small group of around 40 followers in Michigan for 17 years now, with some suspected ties to the family of the Amway founder Richard DeVos.

    [1] That is pretty much OTL, except he doesn't try getting into the music industry.

    [2] Vader Abraham, together with the chairman of the Farmer's Party, actually recorded a song together criticizing den Uyl and the Arabs for the Oil Crisis IOTL.
     
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    To continue to celebrate the release of "Au Bord de l'Abîme" in English under the title "At the Edge of the Abyss" I would like to repost a few old infoboxes.
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    The first paragraph still has his OTL date of death.
     
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