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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Holocaust Museum Shooting: The Rising Tide of Racism and Anti-Semitism

This article appeared on Imagine 2050, a blog operated by our allies at Center for New Community. Imagine 2050 includes articles from activists, immigrants, artists and students who are invested in a future nation that embraces multiculturalism and tolerance.

Holocaust Museum Shooting: The Rising Tide of Racism and Anti-Semitism

June 10, 2009
by Rev. David L. Ostendorf

James W. Von Brunn is a cold-blooded anti-Semite and white supremacist, and nothing less than a domestic terrorist. His assault on people in the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. today is yet another incident in the rising tide of deadly attacks across the nation by those who hate peoples of color, Jews, immigrants, and “others.”

For years Von Brunn has had deep roots in the nation’s white supremacist movement. His relationship to Willis Carto, the vile anti-Semite founder of the Liberty Lobby and The Spotlight newspaper is long-standing, as revealed in his rambling 2004 diatribe against Jews, the Federal Reserve, and African Americans (“Federal Reserve Caper and Precedents”). He is not—as some are attempting to describe him—simply an old man, mentally unstable, or suicidal. He is a hardcore racist and anti-Semite. Read more



Tmothy Travis said...


So the Bush Administration's study--released shortly after Mr. Obama took office--warned of the danger of right wing terror in the United States and many Republicans demanded apologies and retractions. Fox News was right there, too.

Now that we have had an anti-abortion murder in a church and a shooting with an anti-semetic message too obvious to ignore I am sure that Republicans and Fox News will soon be apologizing for their reaction to that study.

I'll be here in the corner, holding my breath...

Timothy Travis
Portland, Oregon

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