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Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke and Iran’s Press TV Praise Presbytarian Church USA’s Anti-Israel Report

February 13, 2014 11:33 am 31 comments

At a Holocaust Denial Conference, in 2006, David Duke shakes hands with former Iranian President Ahmadinejad.

At a Holocaust Denial Conference, in 2006, David Duke shakes hands with former Iranian President Ahmadinejad.

David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and Louisiana State Representative, joined with Press TV, a semi-official Iranian government news agency, in praising a report condemning Israel that was published by Presbytarian Church USA.

The church made headlines in 2012 for a proposal, ultimately voted down by its members, to divest from Caterpillar Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Motorola because of their activities in Israel. Duke has also recently been in the news after being expelled from Italy “for his racist and anti-Semitic views” by an Italian judge, and from Germany, as “undesirable foreigner” on the eve of a planned lecture for a group of a hundred neo-Nazis.

On his blog, the former KKK leader said, “In a major breakthrough in the worldwide struggle against Zionist extremism, the largest Presbyterian church in the United States, the PC(USA), has issued a formal statement calling Zionism ‘Jewish Supremacism’ — a term first coined and made popular by Dr. David Duke.”

In Duke’s blog post, he wrote that the guide, titled ‘Zionism Unsettled,’ was released ahead of the church’s biennial General Assembly, scheduled for June, in Detroit, where a similar recommendation to divest from companies that work with Israel will be presented. Duke noted the 2012 attempt was only narrowly defeated, with a tally of 333-331, with two abstentions.

Duke wrote,”‘Zionism Unsettled’ is not only an attack on Israel and its Jewish supporters. It criticizes the Catholic Church’s landmark 1965 Nostra Aetate, which opened the door for a new relationship between Jews and Catholics, saying that the declaration ‘raises as many questions as it answers.” It also “features an entire chapter panning Evangelical Christian support for Israel,” he said.

Iran’s Press TV wrote, “A Presbyterian Church group has described Zionism as the single reason behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying it is destroying the lives of both Palestinians and Jewish communities across the world.”

“The study guide, dubbed Zionism Unsettled, also argues that most Jews reject Zionism and choose to live outside the Israeli-occupied Palestinian lands, depicting Jewish life inside the Islamic Republic of Iran as ‘alive and well,'” Iran’s Press TV said.

The pamphlet was produced by “The Israel Palestine Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),” with the Reverend Walt Davis, its education co-chair, listed as the point of contact, but he provided no response to an emailed query from The Algemeiner on Thursday.

31 Comments

  • Dr Duke stands with Iran, along with Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Barack Obama.

  • All jews who need to denounce jewish communism, judiasm and zionism before the world collectively deals with you. This warning will be heeded or ignored? Your survival depends on your actions.

    • They have no survival. On Judgment Day Jesus and I. the Saints and Elect [you too??] will destroy that 1947 CORPORATE Fraud, State of Israel-IS, not Chosen Israelites, and in 1000 years they shall experience, finally, an eternal home “in the Lake of Fire” with their father, god, Satan the devil.” The Liar. They shall receive God’s Judgment and eternal Damnation.

  • What if David Duke shaking hands with former Iranian President Ahmadinejad knew that has Perisan Jewish blood in him?

    • Anthony Miller

      You know there is a reasonable sized jewish community that has been rooted in ancient Iran (Persia) since Biblical times and that community is still there and not a but diminished yet even still today. The Iranians and the Jewish Iranians live comfortably and respectfully with and about each other including their(Jews) religious identities are acknowledged. I’s no doubt that President Ahmadinejad might have some jewish blood in his heritage. Ahmadinejad doesn’t hate Jewish People- He hates Zionism.

  • Looks like someone at the PCUSA leaked the book before it’s available to the public. http://Tinyurl.com/ZionismUnsettled

  • Judy Silver-Shapiro

    Am I the only one reminded that SON-OF-ISLAM obama, this sitting US Pres, NEVER comments or condemns escalating ANTI SEMITISM in the US (and worldwide)?

    Oh, I almost forgot that he lost his alleged ‘moral compass’ decades ago on street-corners in Kenya and Indonesia growing up and reciting mohammed’s koran by heart.

    • steve Karper

      Your nuts. A jew basically supporting the hatred of our first black president.

      BTW that crap comes from a maniac named glenn beck, a fundamentalist mormon

  • I attended a Presbyterian church for many years through high school and college. As I matured and began to question many things I left that denomination. I’m ashamed a “church” would display such ignorance and hatred. They have long been losing members and support among Bible believing people. As they further sink into the muck and mire of intolerance and hatred, they’ll grab at anything to try to keep from sinking into oblivian.
    I believe the 2 pictured above are indeed 2 peas-in-a-pod and we can only hope they will retreat to that pod soon.

  • Bart A. Charta

    I remember driving through the Alexandria, Louisiana area many years ago when David Douche was running for some political office, and his political posters were displayed along major traffic thoroughfares.

    Perhaps now it’s time for the Douche to see a plastic surgeon for that much-needed facelift. I can recommend a good Jewish meat-cutter that would be delighted to get ole Dave under his knife.

  • As an Israeli, I read articles chronicling hate, tyranny and injustice. While the news above does not shock me, it does question our security as global citizens. I was relieved to see my fellow commenters rallying against David Duke as he doesn’t reflect the majority of the church.
    The world is dynamic and its citizens are awaken. There is an understanding that dictators are motivated by narcissism and iron fist policies. Mass media and social networking are now enabling people throughout the world to understand the value of freedom. The freedom that people like Ahmadinejad is working to destroy.
    Israeli soldiers guard historic Christian holly landmarks that are visited by thousands of Christian travelers every year and are respected and embraced by Israel and its people. I do not see this as an indictment of the Presbyterian Church. Rather I see it as an opportunity for some of its members to make a stand against hateful people like David Duke and I thank them. PEACH

  • The establishment of Israel screwed up a lot some Christian theology, i.e., that Jews would wander the earth, homeless and persecuted for their alleged role in the crucifixion and rejection of Jesus. Jews were not to return to the Holy Land until the second coming. Well, they’re now to be punished for jumping the gun. Besides, the Presbyterian Church under whatever name has seen a decline in membership over the years from about 7 million to 2 million. BDS is the present day equivalent of the 1970s flower children. This too shall pass.

    • A heathen fool has no moral compass. O
      nly BA Christians of God’s Moral Law has a Christian direction to go by,

  • G-d will win. See Psalm no. Two

  • Zionism is based on a hard working and determined people. A people that have hope and a good working relationship with each other. Jews have what they work for. A very intelligent, resourceful, and industrial people. How can you hate or blame a people that want to better themselves and others around them. Jews are in the ancestral and they’re there to stay. No apologies offered. It’s absolutely ok for Jews to protect themselves against people that want to harm them. I think if the Church would really read their Bibles, they would agree with Zionism. We all know David Duke is a prissy coward that is looking for attention and that He doesn’t speak for the white race but hijacked an idea based on fear and ignorance of the worst kind. Grow up David and be a man, not a clown

  • Am I understanding this? The anti-Semitism does not come from the church but from a group in the church. A few years ago, this group got the church to divest from companies that do business with Israel, but the church rescinded their divestment. Now every two years, the same group tries to get the church to divest, and every two years, they lose.

    In June, the church will once again vote on divestment and on a anti-Semitic booklet put out by the group. We don’t know the vote.

    This church hasn’t had to deal with prejudice as Jews and Catholics have and they may not know how to handle controversy. Perhaps they see this issue as freedom of speech, but the reputation of their church depends on the leaders taking a stand, which they can do and still not interfere with member’s beliefs.

  • I think Photoshopping Hitler in with Duke and Ahmadinejad. They’d make an adorable threesome and perhaps more would get the message about the PC(USA)’s choice to follow criminals.

    Also, it’s interesting to note that the PC church, is both Presbyterian and Politically Correct. Those leaders that encourage Marxism historically have a way of eating their underlings by the millions.

  • KKK, Child-sex-sanctifying Islamism and the Presbytarian “church”: = birds of a feather

  • Nothing surprising here. In the case of the Presbyterian Church it is the same as with other churches in Europe. At last a chance to re-engage with traditional anti-Semitism, the church could not resist.

  • Apparently anti-semitism is alive and well among some Presbyterians who are influenced by the pro-Palestinian members of that faith. The entire Presbyterian movement should be ashamed of the actions of a small minority. The failure of the rank and file to counter the attacks on Israel is a disgraced and certainly does not bode well for interfaith relations.

    • This report makes me ashamed of the fact that I was raised in the Presbyterian Church. My only explanation is that my parents took me to a very different, very tolerant Presbyterian Church in those days.

  • This scumbag reflects the general Jew hatred taught for centuries by the corrupt church.

  • Will someone please tell Ahmadinejad that his Mickey Mouse ears are on upside down.It’s so nice that the washed up anti-semitic Howdy Doody look alike,Duke,has found his listening ears in the hotbed of truth and justice, Iran.

  • My Planet Israel

    The dudes YouTube videos barely fetch a few hundred views. He’s one of the most despised men on earth as he deserves. His racism, prejudice and vile hatred are sub-human. Funny to see him standing next to the former president of Iran: he despises such no -Aryan’s. Lol! Poor achmad, his only ‘friends’ are people who hate him for how he was born! Lol! Two peas in a pod.

  • Scum always floats to the top and adheres to one another.

  • maybe as a grand wizard he can make himself disappear? his head already seems to be in a very dark place…..

    • steve Karper

      a couple of 50 cal machine gun bullets that will wreck a truck engine would solve his problem

      you’d be lucky to find a couple hairs to bury, though on second thought a gallon of oil and a match would do the job better and slower

      Burn baby duke burn

  • David Duke is a non entity. No one listens to him anymore. He reports everything out of context. His so-called KKK is losing more members everyday. He is banned in so many countries.

  • Israel should ban all PC-USA clergy from entering Israel on the grounds of inciting hatred and violence. Period.

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