May 20, 2002
The Swastika and the Crescent

Another fascinating magazine that we get is the Souther Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, a nice bit of light reading about hatred and extremism. This article goes into ties between neo-Nazi and Islamofascist organizations. Many people have written about some commentary by David Duke appearing in the Arab News recently. According to this article, it's not the first time Duke has addressed an Islamic audience:

While they wouldn't want bin Laden, or anyone of non-European descent, living next door, leaders of the hard-core racist movement in the United States have seized upon the Sept. 11 attacks as an opportunity to expand their strategic alliance with Islamic radicals under the pretext of supporting Palestinian rights. After hijacked airplanes demolished the World Trade Center and damaged the Pentagon, a number of Muslim newspapers published a flurry of articles by American white supremacists ranting against Israel and the Jews. Anti-Zionist commentary by neo-Nazi David Duke appeared on the front page of the Oman Times, for instance, and on an extremist Web site based in Pakistan ( Another opinion piece by Duke ran in Muslims, a New York-based English-language weekly, which also featured a lengthy critique of U.S. foreign policy by William Pierce, head of the rabidly racist National Alliance. In the wake of Sept. 11, several American neo-Nazi web sites also started to offer links to Islamic Web sites.

Read the whole thing, including the bizarre connection between white supremacists such as George Lincoln Rockwell and Tom Metzger and the Nation of Islam. And if anyone with more free time and intestinal fortitude than I wants to try to track down any of the other things David Duke had to say after 9/11, I'd be interested in seeing it.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 20, 2002 to Around the world