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April 3, 2014 0

FAIR Advisory Board Member Does Radio Interview on Anti-Semitic Website

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Frosty Wooldrige

On Tues­day, March 25, Frosty Wooldridge, an anti-immigrant activist and advi­sory board mem­ber for the extreme anti-immigrant group Fed­er­a­tion for Amer­i­can Immi­gra­tion Reform (FAIR), appeared on “The Jeff Rense Pro­gram,” a conspiracy-oriented Inter­net radio show. Rense broad­casts his show on his noto­ri­ously anti-Semitic web­site, which pro­motes a wide vari­ety of con­spir­acy the­o­ries, from UFO reports to sup­posed envi­ron­men­tal threats to alleged Jew­ish con­trol of the world.

The March appear­ance is Wooldridge’s lat­est on the show, with Rense wel­com­ing him back and describ­ing him as a “friend” and “great patriot.” Though Rense and Wooldridge were sched­uled to speak about the issue of grow­ing green­house gasses, both men also voiced anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Early in the pro­gram Rense blamed immi­gra­tion for “the degra­da­tion of the iden­tity of the Amer­i­can peo­ple.” Wooldridge claimed Mus­lims are “destroy­ing” Lon­don and called Bel­gium “Bel­gis­tan.” He also pre­dicted “at some point Detroit is going to go Shariah Law” and said Mus­lims are “lit­er­ally tak­ing over” the state of Michi­gan. Wooldridge also asserted, “There are twenty-two known jihad train­ing camps in America.”

Rense’s web­site con­tains a large archive with hun­dreds of arti­cles penned by Wooldridge. The web­site also con­tains archives for the radio shows of anti-Semite David Duke and extrem­ist Don Black, the founder of Storm­front, the most pop­u­lar Inter­net forum for anti-Semites, neo-Nazis, and other white suprema­cists. The Rense web­site also links to the writ­ings of a num­ber of other anti-Semites such as Ted Pike, founder of the National Prayer Net­work and Holo­caust denier Ernst Zun­del.

Wooldridge, who is also a senior writ­ing fel­low for the Santa Barbara-based anti-immigrant group Cal­i­for­ni­ans for Pop­u­la­tion Sta­bi­liza­tion (CAPS), is the lat­est anti-immigrant fig­ure to appear on  “The Jeff Rense Pro­gram.” Accord­ing to the show’s, archives, Roy Beck, the founder of the anti-immigrant group Num­ber­sUSA and Glenn Spencer, founder of the anti-Hispanic hate group Amer­i­can Bor­der Patrol also appeared on the show in the past.

These are not the only exam­ples of anti-immigrant activists appear­ing on extrem­ist venues. In Decem­ber 2013, David North,  a fel­low with the anti-immigrant group Cen­ter for Immi­gra­tion Stud­ies (CIS) appeared on “The Real­ist Report,” an Inter­net radio show hosted by the vir­u­lent anti-Semite and Holo­caust denier, John Friend.

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October 4, 2013 8

Matthew Heimbach Embracing Hard-Core White Supremacy

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Heim­bach, stand­ing on far right in T-shirt and jeans, gives salute at hard-core white suprema­cist event.

Matthew Heim­bach, head of the Tra­di­tion­al­ist Youth Net­work (TYN), and for­mer founder of the white stu­dent union at Tow­son Uni­ver­sity, attended an event last month spon­sored by neo-Nazis, racist skin­heads and Klan groups in Kentucky.

The Aryan Ter­ror Brigade (ATB), a small, racist skin­head group, the neo-Nazi National Social­ist Move­ment, the Knights of the Nordic Order, and the Impe­r­ial Klans of Amer­ica (IKA), whose head­quar­ters are in Ken­tucky, hosted the event.  In a pic­ture from the gath­er­ing, Heim­bach is seen with a group of white suprema­cists salut­ing for the cam­era. Some of these groups, par­tic­u­larly the ATB, have a his­tory of violence.

Although Heim­bach once claimed that his views were merely con­ser­v­a­tive, he seems to be  increas­ingly embrac­ing hard-core white supremacy. In addi­tion to the Sep­tem­ber event, Heim­bach attended a white suprema­cist gath­er­ing in August 2013 hosted by Don Black, who runs the racist Inter­net forum Storm­front. At the event, he also met with David Duke, for­mer Klan leader and vir­u­lent anti-Semite. In an arti­cle on the TYN blog, Heim­bach called both men his heroes.

In his posts for the TYN, Heim­bach has becom­ing increas­ingly anti-Semitic.  In an inter­view on Duke’s radio show in August 3013, he talked about “Jew­ish suprema­cists who are push­ing for our destruc­tion.” At the white suprema­cist Amer­i­can Free­dom Party con­fer­ence in July 2013, Heim­bach asserted, “We know the Jew­ish influ­ence, that cap­i­tal­ists who want to extort us to make money, and the Com­mu­nists who want to destroy all eth­nic reli­gious and racial tides are united together seek­ing our total destruction.”

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September 12, 2013 1

Ron Paul Glibly Ignores Anti-Semitism

For­mer Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ron Paul spoke yes­ter­day at a con­fer­ence hosted by the Fatima Cen­ter, a rad­i­cal tra­di­tion­al­ist Catholic orga­ni­za­tion that espouses anti-Semitic views.  The con­fer­ence took place in Ontario, Canada.ron-paul

The head of the Fatima Cen­ter, Father Nicholas Gruner, has pro­moted con­spir­acy the­o­ries about the Jews plot­ting to over­throw Chris­t­ian civ­i­liza­tion and cre­ate a one-world gov­ern­ment under Jew­ish con­trol. In addi­tion, the Fatima Cen­ter web­site con­tains anti-Jewish rhetoric. Father Gruner also recently denied the Holo­caust in an August inter­view with The Wash­ing­ton Free Bea­con and attended a Holo­caust denial con­fer­ence in 2006.

Ron Paul has a his­tory of brush­ing aside the anti-Semitism of sup­port­ers and peo­ple with whom he asso­ciates.  In an inter­view on MSNBC on Sep­tem­ber 5, Paul lashed out at the show’s host, Alex Wag­ner, when she raised the issue of the Fatima Center’s anti-Semitism.

Paul claimed that the Fatima Cen­ter was a con­ser­v­a­tive Catholic group that wants peace. He argued that the group was just inter­ested in hear­ing about his for­eign pol­icy and his take on the econ­omy. He then accused Wag­ner of bash­ing Catholics and of try­ing to destroy his character.

Like­wise, when con­fronted with the fact that he was receiv­ing sup­port from numer­ous anti-Semites dur­ing his 2012 pres­i­den­tial run, Paul did not dis­avow their sup­port. In an arti­cle in The New York Times in Decem­ber 2011, he stated, “If they want to endorse me, they’re endors­ing what I do or say—it has noth­ing to do with [my] endors­ing what they say.”

In his 2008 pres­i­den­tial run, Paul chose not to reject a dona­tion from racist and anti-Semite Don Black, who runs Storm­front, the largest white suprema­cist Inter­net forum.

Paul also did not take respon­si­bil­ity for the racist and anti-Semitic state­ments pub­lished in his newslet­ters in the 1980s and 1990s. Despite the fact that the newslet­ters were pub­lished under his name, Paul claimed that he had never read them.

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