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April 3, 2014

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

“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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