Guess who’s the new best buddy of anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar? Big surprise: famed anti-Semite David Duke.
On Monday, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and famed white supremacist and anti-Semite inserted his charming self into the controversy surrounding the rabidly anti-Semitic tweets of Rep. Ilhan Omar. After former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley’s powerful response condemning Omar, Duke attacked Haley, tweeting his usual conspiratorial rhetoric about Jews, stating, “So, let us get this straight. It is 'Anti-Semitism' to point out that the most powerful political moneybags in American politics are Zionists who put another nation’s interest (israel's) over that of America??????”
Haley had tweeted in response to Omar’s anti-Semitic tweets, “To see this at the UN was a fight every day. This CANNOT be tolerated in our own Congress by anyone of either party. In a time of increased anti semitism, we all must be held to account. No excuses.”
Duke has attacked Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, accusing them of collusion with Israel:
As Fox News reported in 2006, Duke told a Holocaust conference in Iran that gas chambers were not used to annihilate Jews in the Holocaust. He also stated, "The Holocaust is the device used as the pillar of Zionist imperialism, Zionist aggression, Zionist terror and Zionist murder.”
In an interview with Evelyn Rich in March 1985 regarding the Holocaust, Duke said, “Did you ever notice how many survivors they have? Did you ever notice that? Everybody — every time you turn around, 15,000 survivors meet here; 400 survivors convention there. I mean, did you ever notice? Nazis sure were inefficient, weren't they? Boy, boy, boy! ... You almost have no survivors that ever say they saw a gas chamber or saw the workings of a gas chamber. ... they'll say these preposterous stories that anybody can check out to be a lie, an absolute lie.”
As the Anti-Defamation League reported:
Since September 11, Duke has reiterated his belief that Israel and the Mossad perpetrated the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. He has insisted that the Mossad warned 4,000 Jews who worked at the World Trade Center to stay home on the day of the attacks, while allowing thousands of innocent Americans to die. Duke's "proof" further reveals his bigotry--he has said that since Jews control finance, more Israelis/Jews should have died in the World Trade Center. He has also stated that Israel carried out the attacks to turn attention away from its treatment of the Palestinians.
In his book, “My Awakening,” Duke wrote of Jews:
They thoroughly dominate the news and entertainment media in almost every civilized nation; they control the international markets and stock exchanges; and no government can resist doing their bidding on any issue of importance. They can coalesce against any state that resists their power, whether it [sic] economic extortion of a billion dollars from Switzerland or the violent carpet bombing of Iraq. The cohesion of the Jewish people is indeed the context of the New World Order, and with it they propose to extend their totalitarian denial of free speech from Europe and Canada to the nation that was once the most free in the world: the United States.