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Arab-Bashing Extremist Dropped by Libertarians

It’s over.

After a brief fling, the Libertarian Party has officially dumped its U.S. Senate candidate from Kentucky — former "Predator" movie star Sonny Landham — whose support of genocide against Arabs was apparently too much for the “party of principle.”

“When you are in a war, you kill everything that moves,” Landham said during a July 25 appearance on the “Weekly Filibuster” radio program. That was just the most egregious of a barrage of anti-Arab comments Landham made last month: He repeatedly referred to Arabs as “camel dung shovelers,” asserted that all Arabs are terrorists, and advocated a ban on Arab immigration to the United States.

Shortly before the Libertarian Party decided last week to drop Landham, party chairman Ken Moellman said that Libertarian officials were “very disappointed” by Landham’s remarks. “With the most recent comments, action was required,” Moellman told the political news website Politickerky.com.

But Landham had made nearly identical comments two years earlier, long before he became the Libertarian Party’s U.S. Senate candidate in June. He told the Intelligence Report in 2006 that the “the camel dung shovelers” were attacking America. “Abdul, Fuzzy Wuzzy, and rest of the camel jockeys are our enemies,” he continued. “The answer is air power. We should bomb every man, woman and child in the Muslim countries. They’re hiding weapons and breeding terrorists. We need to commence genocide in the region. Islam is not a religion.”

Not only that, but Landham was an honorary member of the board of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a hate group descended from the pro-segregationist White Citizens Councils. The CCC remains true to its racist roots, describing blacks as “a retrograde species of humanity” and comparing pop singer Michael Jackson to an ape. While Landham has claimed ignorance of the CCC’s anti-black stance, he told the Intelligence Report that he had “mixed feelings” about the “communist-funded” civil rights movement. Landham appeared in the CCC video, “America Under Attack” (by, of course, the Arabs).

Landham was running for the Senate seat sought by Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell and Democrat Bruce Lunsford. Without the Libertarian Party nomination, Landham’s name likely won’t appear on the ballot at all; he told Politickerky.com that he doesn’t have enough time to gather the 5,000 signatures necessary to qualify for an independent run. He also told the website that he stands by his remarks, saying “anybody that disagrees with me is anti-American, is anti-Israel, and is anti-Semitic.”

Landham, who is part Native-American, made his foray into politics after a career as a porn star. He ran for governor of Kentucky in 2003 as the anti-establishment candidate in the GOP primary, but dropped out for personal reasons.