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Notorious US racist Duke faces deportation

The Local · 30 Nov 2011, 09:24

Published: 30 Nov 2011 09:24 GMT+01:00

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Duke, 61, is one of the United State’s most prominent racists, who has served in the Louisiana state legislature and is a former leader in the Ku Klux Klan. He has gained a huge following on the internet, where he promotes “white nationalism” and anti-Semitism.

He is said to have been living off and on for the last two years in Austria, which he has used as a base for his regular speaking appearances before extremist gatherings in Europe, including in Germany.

But according to the daily Die Welt newspaper, Duke was picked up by German police last Friday while trying to speak at a neo-Nazi gathering just outside Cologne. He was later released and has remained in Germany while authorities here institute deportation proceedings.

According to Die Welt, Duke was trying to talk to a gathering of about 60 extremists. But police had advance knowledge of the event and conducted extensive identity checks on attendees in order to disrupt it.

German authorities did not immediately comment to media on the reasons they want Duke out of Germany, but the incident comes at a sensitive time for the German government.

Amid revelations of a neo-Nazi killing squad that operated in the country between 2000 and 2006, it is facing accusations that it hasn’t done enough to stem the threat of right-wing extremists.

On his website, Duke vowed to fight the attempted deportation. He condemned the arrest and begged supporters for cash donations, writing that a “desperate fight” was in front of him.

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“While most of you will be getting ready for the warmth and love and friendship and family of Christmas, I will be far from home fighting the good fight,” he wrote.

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11:49 November 30, 2011 by Johnne
"On his website, Duke vowed to fight the attempted deportation. He condemned the arrest and begged supporters for cash donations, writing that a ¦quot;desperate fight¦quot; was in front of him"

¦quot;While most of you will be getting ready for the warmth and love and friendship and family of Christmas, I will be far from home fighting the good fight,¦quot; he wrote.

Where is he calling home? definitely not here Mr ignorant!!
12:01 November 30, 2011 by Berliner Mauer
Good riddance! Don't let the door hit you on the way out...
12:58 November 30, 2011 by catjones
Freedom of Speech, Expression, Assembly....Opps, sorry, wrong country.
13:11 November 30, 2011 by derExDeutsche
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13:22 November 30, 2011 by T.J. Morton
@catjones - to which country do you refer? One that has police clearing occupy Wall Street protestors? Where's the freedom of assembly there?


Or, perhaps you refer to the country who has already officially evicted Occupy London protestors and is now in court to decide the fate of that eviction?


Freedom of speech does not guarantee the speaker's right to say anything he or she chooses. There are limits to what a person can say under the umbrella of freedom of speech. And while I know that England is not the U.S., and vice versa, the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court agrees that there are limits to freedom of speech makes me believe that the courts in England would reach a similar conclusion (or already have).

What does freedom of speech, expression, assembly have to do with a government's sovereign right to deport a racist douchebag anyway?
14:28 November 30, 2011 by _sami_
14:34 November 30, 2011 by DevilDogSemperFi
As an American I would like to say I am SORRY for this idiot. For you all having to see and put up with his cowardice of evil thoughts. He carry's no weight here. He is looked at as a racist and not very smart. The only ones that consider hime anything are his fellow racists. They are not out in the open in the general public. They come out to each other in there own small community's. When you see this Thing Please do not consider him American. WE Don't.
14:38 November 30, 2011 by _sami_
Check this out before you judge,' Youtube' /watch?v=_qxzZY4JycY
15:09 November 30, 2011 by LiberalGuy

Doesn't David Duke also support Ron Paul?

before everyone gets in a knot about free speech, blah, blah, blah.

He's actually being deported on not having a valid visa, and for being issued a deportation order in the Czech republic.

So basically its an immigration issue, something I'm sure the right leaning section of the community can get behind.

Good riddance to bad rubbish
16:58 November 30, 2011 by catjones
T.J. Morton..the OWS was on public property without a permit and became a health hazard.. Sounded like, from the above story, Duke was at a private gathering.

DevilDogSemperFi...why not apologize for all the criminals, miscreants, evil, coward, poor-spelling, obese Americans while you're at it or is there a limit to your personal responsibility?
17:31 November 30, 2011 by Loth
Why is alright for minorities to have militant organizations like La Raza , the Black Panthers and others. But if whites have one its a threat? At some point the White population in America will become a minority. Will it be alright then?
18:59 November 30, 2011 by Beachrider
Other preachers of non-tolerance have come under similar scrutiny. Farrakhan is an Minister for the Nation of Islam in America. He continues to exercise his free speech rights, but is very widely discredited for his intolerance, just as with Duke. Others have abandoned intolerant inflammatory speech to prevent the isolationist approach that Duke and Farrakhan experience.
19:26 November 30, 2011 by brnskin2010
What is Dukie afraid of......not having the superiority that he believes is his God given right anymore....God's plans for the caucasian race has and is changing.....seek ye knowledge about his plan prove for yourself why these changes in the world are coming to pass...and understand why white is no longer right....and to fight against it is called "KICKING AGAINST THE PRICK"....if anyone has problems accepting it...tell it to Yahweh whose bringing about the change.......no need to incite ppl b/c you see that whatever you thought you owned ......your finding out it never really was yours to begin with.......just sayn
19:36 November 30, 2011 by lizhart
In 1991, Louisiana voters had to chose between Edwin Edwards who was corrupt or David Duke a racist, for Governer. They chose Edwards.
20:33 November 30, 2011 by Staticjumper
What makes Germany think that we want him back? WE DON'T!
23:09 November 30, 2011 by MaKo
Gosh! I sure am glad that the German police were able to contain this particular set of dangerous right wing extremists!
23:35 November 30, 2011 by Allen West
Hurry and send him back so we can dump him in a Louisiana swamp, where hopefully, the gators will give him a just end.
00:14 December 1, 2011 by authun
Interesting, _sami_. Thanks for offering some non-charged dialog of sorts.

Speaking of, could there really be that much support for a crazed attack in Iran on behalf of Israel? Is there no end to American gullibility?

The failure to properly educate a single generation is proving amazingly expensive to the U.S....
06:18 December 1, 2011 by Wrench
I remember when he ran for President. He was an idiot then, and I see he hasn't changed.
07:54 December 1, 2011 by wood artist
Although I understand Germany's position, candidly, we don't want him back either. Oh well......

18:46 December 1, 2011 by kopraonu
Why communists always call themselves...... WE......Germany people ....US people.

How they know, what the americans or germans want to hear or do?
20:40 December 1, 2011 by caroline goldbury
David Duke is no more and NO LESS the hateful, small minded genocidal biggot that Ultra Orthadox Jews proved themselves to be when they tried to kill a 12 year old Messianich Jewish boy named Ami Ortiz.

This is why "reasonable thinkers" are really quite surprised that idiots like Duke and the late Mennachem Shneerson and Irv Rubin were not the "Best of Friends".

The mindset is an equalizer and the "Non Gentiles" (that is, "The Judeans") don't want to admit that they are JUST AS BAD IF NOT WORSE.

Generally, "Judeans" are simply smart enough to keep the mouths shut. Listen to your lawyers : "Those who keep their mouths SHUT DON'T GET IN TROUBLE. Jews just keep the mouths shut. : ) : )

Good luck to all of you. And to Germany ~ do NOT hurt this guy on the way out of the country. Just have a few thousand people show up to VERY QUIETLY

"HISSS" at home on his way through the airport and on his way to the jet bridge. : )
07:05 March 13, 2012 by joesans
I suggest everybody search for DAVID DUKE to see who is the guy and then choose to believe him or not.
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