David Duke Praises Congressman Ku Klux King For Anti-Muslim Tweets

March 12th, 2017
David Duke Praises Congressman Ku Klux King For Anti-Muslim Tweets

Congressman Steve King must have woken up today and realized he hadn’t said anything really racist in a while, judging from his incendiary tweet that he shot out around noon. Once again King aligned himself with the far-right Dutch nationalist politician Geert Wilders, whose anti-Muslim demagoguery has seen widespread condemnation in Europe (as well as some support).

“Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny,” King wrote. “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

He was sub-tweeting the “Voice of Europe” twitter account, which spreads hatred of Muslims and non-Europeans.

That got the attention of the most prominent racist in the United States, David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Duke called out Iowa’s 4th District in particular for continuing to reelect the controversial congressman.

King has met with Wilders in the past, who is one of several far-right European nationalists that Iowa’s 4th District congressman likes to pal around with. Wilders and his cohorts go beyond the usual anti-immigration rhetoric, actively portraying Muslims as vicious, murdering “scum” (Wilders’ words about Moroccan immigrants) as a threat to Western civilization. Many in Europe fear that the hatred these groups are whipping up are similar to the demagoguery Nazi Germany saw in the 1930s.

And yet King has continued to go further and further in his own rhetoric about immigrants. Years ago he was comparing Mexican immigrants to farm animals when suggesting an electrified border fence. In the past few years he’s put that immigration concern into a broader context of a battle of Western civilization. He talked of “cultural suicide” by allowing for new “demographics” to enter a country last year, but today’s tweet takes it even further with his “someone else’s babies” line.

Whether it will matter at all to the majority of voters in the 4th District is doubtful. When Duke ran for various offices in Louisiana, he drew national scorn from both political parties. Here in Iowa, we’ve been electing a guy to Congress with apparently the same racist views for the last 16 years. That’s far more success than Duke ever saw.

Perhaps it’s time to start referring to the longtime incumbent by a more appropriate name: Congressman Ku Klux King.

 

by Pat Rynard
Posted 3/12/17

One thought on “David Duke Praises Congressman Ku Klux King For Anti-Muslim Tweets

  1. robin larson says:

    Seriously Congressman King you do know the difference between the world is laughing with you or at you do you not?

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