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White Supremacist David Duke to be Booted from Yet Another Country

By Leah Nelson on November 30, 2011 - 3:23 pm, Posted in White Supremacist

Ex-Klan leader David Duke is to be deported from Germany, where he was arrested last Friday while on his way to address a group of right-wing extremists.

In a statement obtained by the Huffington Post, German authorities say that the globetrotting white supremacist is “obliged to leave German territory without delay,” explaining that Duke is “not entitled to stay in Germany” because of a travel ban against him in an unspecified European country. This is most likely a reference to the Czech Republic, which expelled Duke in 2009 on suspicion of denying the Holocaust, a crime in that country.

Duke, who apparently spent the weekend in jail, on Monday sent a maudlin message begging his acolytes to lend a hand. “To fight this case will cost a lot of money, time and effort,” he wrote on his website. “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 closed with a plea: “Please remember me and this sacred struggle for our people at this beautiful time of year that is such an expression of our exquisite culture and values. … If you would use this link and send something right away because you are so much needed at this time.”

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Judas, if you have been reading this site for any length of time, you would see that the US has just as many hate-related incidents including murders. In fact just one domestic terrorist attack in the US had a body count of 168; Russia has no equivalent unless you count acts of Chechen terrorism.

    Again, I have lived here for more than five years and can count the number of skins I have seen on one hand. But you have Google and managed to find a news story about the trial of a skinhead gang, so clearly you know far more about Russian society and culture than I.

  • Judas

    Ruslan,
    Then I am to assume that the following in regards to Russian neo-Nazis is not true? This was from the AP in July 2011, and to just one group to which I refered. It certainly does not look as if all the “hooligans” were watching football with a murder count of 27

    MOSCOW (AP) — By MANSUR MIROVALEV – Associated Press | AP – Mon, Jul 11, 2011
    A Russian court on Monday handed down sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison to 12 members of the country’s most vicious neo-Nazi gang convicted of 27 hate killings, which included a videotaped decapitation of one of their own gang members and other crimes.

    The Moscow City Court sentenced five members of the group, the National Socialist Society North, to life, giving another seven members between 10 and 23 years. One was handed an eight-year suspended sentence.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    I salute you, Mr. Carmody.

  • mattcarmody

    Any American guy who goes to Russia only to exploit the women there is a fool. In addition to pissing off Russian men and the women themselves, if you don’t speak the language, or at least try, you’re leaving yourself open to get seriously hurt.
    but then again, anyone whose only purpose in traveling is sexual exploitation deserves whatever they get.

  • ruben

    why is this idiot hater globetrotting….does he not know that the best place to conduct your hate nowadays with complete fist amendment protection is the good ole u.s.a…..what a moron!

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Judas, I have lived in Russia for years and I can count the number of times I have seen skinheads in public on one hand. Most Russian skinheads are football hooligans above all. That doesn’t mean they aren’t racist or nationalists, but they care far more about football than politics.

  • Judas

    Just a small correction for:

    Ruslan Amirkhanov who said, on December 1st, 2011 at 3:41 am

    “Duke has supposedly worn out his welcome in Russia. Russian nationalism is far too anti-American for “white power” to override.”

    Let us not forget Ruslan that more than 50% of the worlds “white power” neo-nazis hail from Russia, which would be about 10,000 at last count. Do we forget the Russian NOS and their infamous beheading videos when their primary videographer was taken into custody back in 2009. Sadly this ruthless crew is more underground now than before. I say sadly because it makes them harder to track.

    Just saying…

  • Anna

    When “free speech” reaches into the mind of a 4 year old and sows hate at such a young age, where the child tries to kill its black neighbors pets because the neighbor’s are black, it is no longer free speech but the wilful and criminal destruction of a child’s mind. Failure of adults to understand the body, speech and mind are connected, are one, is what is killing “free speech”.

  • Anna

    The problem with this is David Duke has a groundswell of extremist followers in the US – ne’er do well’s who always blame others for their own inadequacies. He may be kicked out of several European countries but places in Scandinavia, the original birthplace of the most vile and vehement and violent extremism will no doubt welcome him. Their violent supremist network reaches into the bowels of every city in this country. And blossoms on Facebook and other social media, and reaches into academia as well all over the world. This is no joke, and their growing network needs to be identified, graphed, published and reviled, publicly, in the media, on a routine basis…

  • Tom Frazee

    The KKK hasn’t the best track record on respecting the rights of American minorities. Lynchings are not acceptable, that’s why David Duke’s agenda is not welcome. He needs close surveillance. His work is alive and still being practiced, witness Troy Davis’s murder by the state of Georgia, while the rest of the good people of America stood by and watched.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    “people opposed to the radical right are anti-liberal leftists who are as afraid of “dangerous ideas” as Joe McCarthy was. They do not support free speech for people they disagree with. Or if they do, they do so with the caveat “I support your right to speak, as long as nobody else can hear what you have to say.””

    Nice squad of strawmen. You sure mowed them down well.

  • why is left so damn intolerant?

    glpjr — “I’ll never understand why some think it’s fine to prevent others from speaking their minds to willing audiences.”

    people opposed to the radical right are anti-liberal leftists who are as afraid of “dangerous ideas” as Joe McCarthy was. They do not support free speech for people they disagree with. Or if they do, they do so with the caveat “I support your right to speak, as long as nobody else can hear what you have to say.”

  • nupi32tls

    Americans and their devotion to the 1st amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be this country’s downfall. The Germans are absolutely right. The should have put this clown on a swift boat to somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa where he can promulgate his white supremacist doctrine.Let’s see how far his constitutional right to free speech will carry him in that part of the world.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    “I’m surprised he burned his bridges in Russia as last I heard there is a huge nationalist/anti-semitic/anti-immigrant movement there.”

    The size and influence of this movement is largely overstated by Neo-Nazis in America and an uncritical, lazy western media which loves spreading Russophobia. Even though there is a large nationalist movement, it is not only not a “white” nationalist movement, but it is very anti-American. American WNs who visit Russia are often unaware of the thin line they are walking when they deal with these people.

  • http://www.twitter.com/AronL, Aron

    Snorlax!

    Good to see you back :)

  • Ithink

    You know, if a U.S. citizen can be executed for Treason, you have to wonder how a guy who’s been associated or lead the most infamous terrorist/nationalist/supremacist sect in world history hasn’t at least been imprisoned for life here in his native land…but oh yeah, I forgot, these 1st Amendment trollies love their absolute freedom of expression and speech (until of course, someone dissents with something PC in their ‘worldview’ or with *gasp* logic and reason). ONLY in America do we adhere to the libertarian nonsense that even the Holocaust Deniers, white supremacists, black nationalists, patriot/militia groups and extremists of all stripes deserve an equal ‘voice’ in our democratic process.

    God Bless America, and indeed Germany for having committed some right in permanently excommunicating him from their presence. Its just a sad matter that the nation responsible as his birth place can’t save face and somehow do the same…

  • glpjr

    Duke will need to find a country, other than the US, where they actually practice freedom of speech for either visitors or their own people. I’ll never understand why some think it’s fine to prevent others from speaking their minds to willing audiences. What is the big fear? That they’ll convince someone of their views? If his words are so wrong, whatever they are, shouldn’t they be heard all the more to highlight and contrast with the truth? I don’t fear hearing others’ views. I do fear when we refuse to let others express those views to willing listeners and those who want to hear their viewpoints.

  • kate

    I’m surprised he burned his bridges in Russia as last I heard there is a huge nationalist/anti-semitic/anti-immigrant movement there.

    Talk about a man with no country. I think the best punishment would be to drop him in the heart of Somalia with a bright white suit on and a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist full of his white supremacist crap. Methinks people there would know what to do with him.

    Or perhaps Chad, Mali or Rwanda, the more impoverished and isolated the better.

  • Dave Dodge

    I’ve long believed white supremacists should be shipped to the ultimate all-white communities-the unoccupied portions of the North and South Poles!

  • snorlax

    Duke in jail LOL!!

    Good place for him.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    I wouldn’t worry too much about Duke. He knows that running for office places all kinds of restrictions on fundraising which could land him back in the joint for mail fraud. This is a bit different. He knows that he isn’t going to “fight” anything. Even if he is right(because the ban is in the Czech Republic), it’s probably not going to cost him much to “win.” He’s using the idea of some big legal case to get money out of his followers.

  • http://www.twitter.com/AronL, Aron

    All,

    Believe me: I do not underestimate that man. He is a charlatan par excellence, and he has the potential to pose a great threat to this country.

    But that’s not going to stop me from laughing at his misfortune. Better to laugh than to cower, no?

  • Graham Krueger

    The man has been taken seriously before-he won the Republican nomination for LA governor in 1991. He is a menace and should not be underestimated.

  • Jane Perrine

    I agree–this guy is scary and should not be taken as a joke. The fact that he considers himself a Christian and appeals to Christians to send him money during this holy season makes me wonder what Bible these haters read. It certainly isn’t the one that says “Love one another.”

  • Emma Onawa

    You almost gotta feel sorry for this guy – he’s so sick and deluded. If we could be certain that he’s toothless and ineffective, then we could give him a little pity and then forget about him.

  • Peter McMahon

    The exquisite irony, lost on Duke, of remembering “Christmas … this beautiful time of year”, celebrating the life of a definitely non-white, olive-skinned perhaps, Jew who is the foundation of all Christian values.

  • RockyMissouri

    I suggest that he be sent to a country that is best prepared to deal with him… The problem for me is that I love ALL THE NATIONS of the earth TOO MUCH for him to be allowed to poison their climate with his hatred……. I am grateful that he is monitored..

  • Madeline

    Shadow Wolf

    Duke is ban from there too….. He has no where to go expect going back to the USA where he wants to run for presidency!!!! With his buddy John the Nudick. what a pair! Wonder who is the craziest?

  • Alex melise

    Action speaks louder than words thank you germany for eshewing obfusication thats what hate does
    Lawdhavemercy.. .

  • Jim

    I am gratified that the German authorities did what appears to be the right thing under the circumstances. However, I am also struck by the fact that some of the comments posted here seem to make light of David Duke and/or attempt to find humor in these events. The fact is that David Duke may be a joke today, but could be taken seriously tomorrow. Like all white supremacists, he needs to be watched carefully.

  • Matt

    He is the biggest fraud wasting money on his sex trips, plastic face, and re packages William Pierce’s Talks poorly. Recently he told whites to look to a black substitue CA teacher as a hero! What a joke.

  • Arkham

    As Nelson Muntz would say…Ha ha, David Duke.

  • Kwasi

    Maybe DD can move to the Moon or somewhere else outside planet Earth.

  • A.D.M.

    So how many countries have banned David Duke from entering them now?

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Duke has supposedly worn out his welcome in Russia. Russian nationalism is far too anti-American for “white power” to override. Especially when the guy spent years in Russia without even attempting to learn the language and spent his time chasing girls.

  • Reynardine

    He had better embroider his exquisite culture and values on his backside, because it looks like people are mostly going to see them going away.

  • Shadow Wolf

    It looks like Russia will be his last resort, since that “globetrotting” KKKriminal seems to be losing more ground worldwide. Who will take him?

  • http://www.twitter.com/AronL, Aron

    Hey Ruslan,

    They’ve got legalized prostitution in Israel! I say we deport him there. Maybe he’ll have a good time after all! LOL

  • http://www.twitter.com/AronL, Aron

    Damn! I thought we could finally be rid of him.

    But at least he will be unable to enter Germany ever again. And that bit of shadenfreude brings me just the slightest tingles of joy.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Quick Duke, find another European country with legalized prostitution! Gotta spend all those donors’ money.