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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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August 29, 2013 2

Traditionalist Youth Network Plans “Koran Barbeque” On September 11

 

Update: The Tra­di­tion­al­ist Youth Net­work will not burn the Qur’an on Sep­tem­ber 11.  Instead, the group plans to hold an  event sup­port­ing Syria’s Pres­i­dent Assad.

The Tra­di­tion­al­ist Youth Net­work (TYN), a small youth group  founded by white suprema­cists Matt Par­rott and Matthew Heim­bach, announced plans to hold a “Koran Bar­be­cue” event on Sep­tem­ber 11 in Cen­tral Michi­gan. Par­tic­i­pants report­edly plan to burn Qur’ans and eat pork to demon­strate their anti-Muslim hatred. traditionalist-youth-network

The serv­ing of pork at the bar­be­cue is an exam­ple of the TYN copy­ing the tac­tics of the French far-right polit­i­cal party Bloc Iden­ti­taire (BI). BI focuses on tak­ing direct action to intim­i­date the Mus­lim com­mu­nity; for exam­ple BI hosts bar­be­ques in pre­dom­i­nately Mus­lim areas of French cities where the group serves pork and wine, both for­bid­den in the Islamic faith.  TYN is mod­eled after BI’s youth move­ment, Gen­er­a­tion Iden­ti­taire (GI). Heim­bach and Parrott’s aim is to attract white youth to their move­ment and to con­vince them to take part in direct action events.

Heim­bach also used Storm­front, the largest white suprema­cist Inter­net forum, to adver­tise the “Koran Bar­beque” event. He encour­aged peo­ple to join in the event, stat­ing, “this can go along with protest­ing a mosque or any activ­ity to let the Islamic invaders know that they are not welcome.”

TYN is not the only extrem­ist groups plan­ning to burn Qur’ans on Sep­tem­ber 11.  Terry Jones, the pas­tor of the Dove World Out­reach Cen­ter, a vir­u­lently anti-Muslim, anti-gay apos­tolic church for­merly based in Gainesville, Florida, has said that his group would burn copies of the Qur’an that day.

Aside from the “Koran Bar­be­cue,” Heim­bach and Par­rott recently passed out fly­ers in the town of Perry, Michi­gan, adver­tis­ing TYN. Perry is just 12 miles south of Owosso, where TYN has a P.O. Box. The fly­ers handed out by Heim­bach and Par­rott attack “con­ser­v­a­tives” for being sur­prised when “fem­i­nism, glob­al­ism, open bor­ders, rad­i­cal Islam, and anti-White racism always end up win­ning.” The fly­ers also allege that the left “hates us because we rep­re­sent a gen­uine threat to Culu­tral Marx­ists, to Orga­nized Jewry, and to Global Capitalism.”

On August 26, Par­rott, Heim­bach and Thomas Buhls, the white suprema­cist founder of the Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity chap­ter of TYN, protested out­side a left-leaning book­store in Bloom­ing­ton, Indi­ana, claim­ing it was a “Marx­ist organization.”

Heim­bach and Par­rott recently attended and addressed the third annual “Prac­ti­cal Pol­i­tics Sem­i­nar” hosted by white suprema­cist Don Black, founder of Storm­front, in Ten­nessee. Other atten­dees included white suprema­cists David Duke, Paul Fromm and Sam Dick­son. In the past, TYN’s few mem­bers lim­ited their activ­i­ties to net­work­ing on the Inter­net and attend­ing white suprema­cist events, but are try­ing to use the flyer cam­paign and planned Qur’an burn­ing event to draw more atten­tion and fol­low­ers to their cause.  

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