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April 3, 2014 Off

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


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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June 7, 2012 7

“Christian News” Promotes Anti-Semitic Writers

Chris­t­ian News, a New Haven, Missouri-based news­pa­per, fea­tured two vir­u­lently anti-Semitic columns in its May 21, 2012 issue. Both arti­cles pro­mote the idea that Jews are vehe­mently anti-Christian.

The paper is pub­lished by Holo­caust denier Her­man Otten. Otten is the pas­tor of the Trin­ity Lutheran Church in New Haven, a mem­ber of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). LCMS is a large con­ser­v­a­tive Chris­t­ian denom­i­na­tion with over two mil­lion mem­bers and more than 6,200 con­gre­ga­tions. Chris­t­ian News is not offi­cially affil­i­ated with LCMS.

The May 21 issue of Chris­t­ian News fea­tures a col­umn by Rev­erend Ted Pike, a noto­ri­ous anti-Semite who is the national direc­tor of the Oregon-based National Prayer Net­work. Pike has for years engaged in an anti-Semitic cam­paign that den­i­grates the Jew­ish reli­gion, as well as what he per­ceives as Jewish-controlled orga­ni­za­tions and lead­ers. In his col­umn, Pike blames Jews for a range of per­ceived evils, from bring­ing Social­ism to the United States to “nor­mal­iz­ing” and pro­mot­ing homo­sex­u­al­ity to cre­at­ing a “malev­o­lent” sys­tem of morals that allegedly under­mines Christianity.

Pike attacks Jews for their lib­er­al­ism and claims that lib­er­al­ism has “striven to sub­sti­tute sec­u­lar, immoral, glob­al­ist val­ues that will even­tu­ally make Amer­ica amenable to par­tic­i­pa­tion in a Zionist-controlled new world order.” Pike sin­gles out the the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for attack and alleges that the ADL has cre­ated pro­grams and influ­enced leg­is­la­tion that makes it ille­gal for Chris­tians to crit­i­cize homo­sex­u­al­ity. Pike goes on to describe ADL and sec­u­lar Jews as “wreck­ers of our civ­i­liza­tion” and urges Chris­tians to stop giv­ing “aid and com­fort” to them.

The same issue of Chris­t­ian News gives a plat­form to Khalid Amayreh, a Pales­tin­ian jour­nal­ist who has ties to Hamas and has pub­lished arti­cles for sev­eral Hamas-linked pub­li­ca­tions over the years. His com­men­tary reg­u­larly fea­tures anti-Semitic rhetoric, includ­ing describ­ing the media in the U.S. and Europe as “Jewish-controlled,” claim­ing that Israel “know­ingly and delib­er­ately shoots and mur­ders school chil­dren” and com­par­ing Israel to Nazi Germany.

In a col­umn for Chris­t­ian News titled “The Hitler of Beth­le­hem,” Amayreh accuses Israel of “per­se­cut­ing and tor­ment­ing” Christians…since time immemo­r­ial.” He goes on to allege that the Tal­mud teaches Jews to hate Jesus and Chris­tian­ity and that “Jew­ish and Judaic hos­til­ity to Chris­tian­ity is inher­ent and intrin­sic and tran­scends all Chris­t­ian pogroms, includ­ing the holo­caust.” Amayreh claims that Jews have still not for­given Jesus and that a rabbi he met allegedly referred to Jesus as the “Hitler of Beth­le­hem.” Amayreh also pro­motes the idea that there is a con­spir­acy by the media to keep alleged Jew­ish hatred of Chris­tian­ity a secret.

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