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David Duke Endorses Congressional Candidate Due to Shared Anti-Zionist Views

In a video posted to his Web site on June 20, for­mer Klan leader David Duke endorses Charles Bar­ron, an African-American Con­gres­sional can­di­date from New York. Duke says that he shares Barron’s anti-Zionist and anti-Israel views. Duke also calls Barron’s oppo­nent, Hakeem Jef­fries, a “bought and paid for Zion­ist Uncle Tom.” In the same video, Duke tries to paint him­self as a cham­pion of equal rights for blacks and whites while point­ing to Jews as the com­mon enemy of both.
Duke’s endorse­ment of Bar­ron gives Duke the oppor­tu­nity to expound on his own anti-Semitic views. Duke repeat­edly asserts that Jews con­trol the media, gov­ern­ment and bank­ing in the United States and calls Israel “the worst rogue ter­ror­ist state on earth.”
Duke, a long-time racist and anti-Semite, sug­gests that Barron’s anti-white views were foisted upon him by Jews who allegedly con­trol Hol­ly­wood and release movies with “vicious anti-white pro­pa­ganda.” In the video clip below, Duke argues that black lead­ers like Bar­ron “should work to lessen the enmity between blacks and whites and real­ize that the Jew­ish extrem­ists in Amer­ica keep whites and blacks from mutu­ally solv­ing our inter­ests and differences.”


While Duke crit­i­cizes Bar­ron for sup­port­ing affir­ma­tive action and for espous­ing “extreme racist, even vio­lently anti-white rhetoric,” he tells African-Americans that they have a lot in com­mon with European-Americans. He claims that they both want to have con­trol over their com­mu­ni­ties, schools and the peo­ple with whom they asso­ciate. Duke argues that African-Americans need to real­ize that Jews and “Zion­ist glob­al­ism” are the “ulti­mate real ene­mies of both our peoples.”
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