Well, that age old question is now answered. Who does the KKK hate more.
A shared hostility toward Israel is apparently what it takes for an ex-Ku Klux Klan leader to endorse a black Democrat from Brooklyn.
David Duke, the former KKK Grand Wizard who served as a Republican state legislator in Louisiana, has spoken out in support of New York City politician Charles Barron, citing his opposition to Israel. “I certainly agree with Barron that Israel is the worst rogue, terrorist state on earth,” Duke says in the statement, posted Wednesday on YouTube.
“Barron is certainly right about Zionist control of our media and our government and the treason that’s existed in our Congress,” he later adds.
Duke, whose YouTube account describes the statement as a “qualified endorsement,” goes on to criticize Barron’s positions on race-related issues, but blames “Zionists” for sowing discord between white and black Americans. “The Zio-masters want constant conflict between the two groups so that they can utilize a divide-and-conquer strategy over us all,” he claims.
Barron’s campaign — part of a Democratic primary for a Congressional seat representing Brooklyn’s eighth district — has distanced itself from Duke. “”We’re staying focused — and we demand respect for our campaign,” the politician, currently a member of the city council, told the New York Daily News. “I don’t think that’s a campaign issue. I don’t think it’s intelligent.”