T. Willard Fair, another Bala member, also has a notable history of anti-immigrant activism.
But questions regarding Bala go beyond the particulars of its current message.
Bala leaders, meanwhile, enthuse about the wave of public attention their cause is receiving.
A hit Mexican film, Miss Bala, is set in violent Tijuana with a beauty contestant lead.
The film has been a big success at the box office in Mexico, but Naranjo admits that many of those who saw Miss Bala disliked it.
He was lodged with a small escort, in comfortable, but defenceless, quarters in the Bala Hissar or citadel of Cabul.
Something had offended Bala; she marched straight into that corner and stamped.
Yiss, yiss, who would know better than I that it rains in Bala?
I fell into this iniquity on a walk in Wales from Bala to Dolgelley.
But do not waste your time in stopping to acquaint Bala Khan.