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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

In previously unreported tweets, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) promoted a website that advocates for the “geographical separation of the races,” states that Jewish people are conspiring against Europe and the United States, and pushes Holocaust denialism.

King is a white supremacist congressman who has a long history of promoting bigoted media, including British neo-Nazi writer Mark Collett; white nationalist website VDare and its founder and editor Peter Brimelow; white nationalist host Lana Lokteff; and anti-Semitic and racist commentator Faith Goldy. In response to increased criticism of the Republican congressman, white supremacist media have been urging their fellow racists to support King.

In a January 6, 2017, tweet, King wrote: “Six months to remove all illegal immigrants. Pakistan & Afghanistan doing sweeping deportations. Too hard 4 America?” He then linked to a piece on The New Observer which concluded:

Furthermore, it seems that when nonwhite nations take steps to close their borders and secure their nations, the controlled media in the West either ignores them or reports it without comment.

If, however, a white or European nation should dare impose restrictions on illegal immigration, the same controlled media would pillory them as “bigots” and “inhuman.”

On February 3, King again promoted The New Observer on Twitter, writing: “Four ‘Dreamers’ doing the work that Americans won’t do.” He then linked to a piece headlined “Four ‘Dreamers’ Arrested Smuggling Invaders into US in 1 Week.”

The New Observer is a virulently anti-Semitic website. Here are some headlines that were posted on the website before King’s February tweet:

In a February 2016 piece headlined “Jews Push Muslim ‘Refugees’ on US,” the site writes of Jewish people: “Why do Jews all over the world demand that America and Europe accept millions of nonwhite invaders, while at the same time building walls to protect Israel and barring any invaders from entering their country? This obvious Jewish hypocrisy cannot be an accident. It must be malicious — there is simply no other explanation.”

Its November 2016 piece headlined “Jews, Muslims Form Alliance against Trump” states: “Jewish-Muslim cooperation against Europeans has a long historical record, most notably during the era of the white-slave trading Barbary States of North Africa.”

The website’s anti-Semitic pieces include attacks on HIAS (which was founded as the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society), a nonprofit humanitarian organization that was repeatedly vilified by the Pittsburgh, PA, synagogue shooter.

The New Observer also pushes Holocaust denialism. It heavily promotes The Six Million: Fact or Fiction? by Peter Winter; that book purports to disprove the Holocaust’s death total.

The site is openly white supremacist and advocates for a separation of the races.

An August 2014 piece stated: “The uprising in Ferguson is actually only the tip of the iceberg — and it serves as a prominent warning to whites in America, and all over the globe, that the only path to racial peace lies in physical geographical separation — and nothing less.”

A December 2016 piece concluded of “what can be done about the specter of black crime and violence overwhelming America’s urban areas”: “The answer to this question is, of course, a political solution which must be based upon a physical geographical separation of the races — not segregation, nor supremacy, but separation.”

Here are other white nationalist headlines from the website which were posted prior to King’s tweet:



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