A minor epiphany occurred at the “Unite the Right” rally revealed in the wanton violent act of 20 year old James Alex Fields, Jr. Fields was arrested as the perpetrator of the Palestinian/ISIS terrorist-style car ramming that tragically killed 32 year old local law firm employee Heather Heyer while crossing the street and injuring 26 others, many seriously, in downtown Charlottesville .
It surfaced in a Newsweek article and interview with a former high school history teacher that noted Field’s pronounced Neo-Nazi views. Upon further investigation of his Facebook page it revealed his bizarre veneration of embattled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad , “Why Do James Alex Field Jr. and U.S. Neo-Nazis Love Syria’s Bashar al-Assad?”
Note what was found on Fields’ Facebook page:
The now-defunct Facebook page of James Alex Fields Jr., the white nationalist who has been accused of second-degree murder after reportedly ramming his car into demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, was populated by Trump memes, Pepe the Frog and even a cat.
More incongruous, at first glance, was the inclusion of Bashar al-Assad, the leader of the Syrian regime in Damascus, with the caption "undefeated." But Fields' Facebook post belies a growing admiration among America’s far right for the Syrian president.
A Wall Street Journal account of the Charlottesville tragedy revealed Fields’ white supremacist neo-Nazi views in remarks by his former history teacher at Randall K. Cooper High School in Union, Kentucky, Derek Weimer:
Mr. Fields espoused white-supremacist beliefs. Weimer said Fields would often steer class discussions on topics that had nothing to do with Nazism to ‘pro-Hitler stuff, pro white supremacy stuff.
Fields was not alone among those at the Unite the Right gathering praising Syria’s hereditary leader of the Ba’athist regime in Damascus. There were a flurry of tweeted comments from other extremists at the gathering of purported Alt-Right, White supremacists, neo-Nazis and the seemingly ubiquitous Dr. David Duke, Grand Wizard of the KKK and former Lousiana state representative. Duke throughout the chaos was captured on video saying that the objective of the protest is to “take back the country” from minorities but especially the hated “Zionist oriented government” in Washington.
Watch: Unite The Right: David Duke And Mike Enoch Speak Out At The Rally In Charlottesville, Virginia.
Note this excerpt from the Unite the Right video comments, allegedly by Duke:
This generation is going to fight back! The blacks aren't your problem. The elite are playing both sides. America was never yours! Clearly no one knows the Roman history. Go home this is what the Jews want! Jews don't respect you! We're puppets and you’re allowing them to pull your strings! The only winners in this mess are the elite.
The Washington Post article noted these Assad references by Unite the Right protesters in an article “Syria’s Assad has become an icon of the far right in America”:
In a video posted on Twitter, three men who participated in the Charlottesville protests hailed Assad’s use of barrel bombs to subdue communities that turned against him. One is wearing a T-shirt that says: “Bashar’s Barrel Delivery Co.”
“Assad did nothing wrong,” said alt-right social-media activist Tim Gionet, who is also known as “Baked Alaska” on Twitter and YouTube.
“Barrel bombs, hell yeah,” he can be heard saying in the same video.
The prompt for these ravings was the March 2017 twitter storm by the Alt-right targeting President Trump for the US Navy Tomahawk missile attacks at a Syrian air base from which were launched aerial gas attacks on Syrian civilians. That twitter storm was sparked by Duke as noted by the Washington Post:
Assad’s emergence as a popular hero for the right appears to have followed a series of tweets in March by the former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, in which he lavished praise on the Syrian president, describing him as an “amazing leader” — and more.
We go back in time to demonstrate that Duke in 2005 went to Syria to meet with Assad government figures, as did before him black separatist, Louis Farrakhan. MEMRI drew attention to Duke’s remarks at an event sponsored by highly anti-Semitic Syrian Muslim Brotherhood Imams and Ba’athist regime deputies.
Here is what he said:
David Duke: I come from the peace-loving people of America to your great peace-loving president of Syria.
Crowd: Our soul and our blood we will sacrifice for you, oh Bashar.
David Duke: It is only in America and around the world, it is only the Zionists who want war rather than peace.
David Duke: It hurts my heart to tell you that part of my country is occupied by Zionists, just as part of your country, the Golan Heights, is occupied by Zionists.
David Duke: The Zionists occupy most of the American media and now control much of American government.
David Duke: It is not just the West Bank of Palestine, it is not just the Golan Heights that are occupied by the Zionists, but Washington DC, and New York, and London, and many other capitals in the world.
David Duke: Your fight for freedom is the same as our fight for freedom.
David Duke: I bring you a message from many Americans, from many people in Britain, and around the Western world.
A March 2014, Tea Party Tribune article drew attention to Duke’s support of the Iranian Shia brand of Jew Hatred, “Zionism Unsettled” is a hate filled document endorsed by Iran and David Duke”. Zionism Unsettled was produced by the Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) a minority extremist pro-BDS group of the Presbyterian ChurchUSA. Colleagues Richard Swier of the eponymous blog and Dexter Van Zile, Christian media analyst at the Boston-based Middle East media watchdog, CAMERA drew attention to Iranian Press tv ‘praise’ for the IPMN of the PCUSA and the demented self hating Jewish Voices for Peace:
The Guide received the endorsements of the Shiite Islamic Anti-Semitic Regime’s Press TV in Tehran and the American Anti-Semite, David Duke. Duke has conducted outreach to Muslim Anti-Semitic groups in both Syria and Iran, to say nothing of his racist efforts here in the US.
In a study guide on the Israeli regime released by the IPMN of Presbyterian Church (USA) last month, the authors argue that Jewish criticism of Zionism is on the rise, hailing the Jews who speak against the ‘supremacist’ movement.
“Contemporary voices are breaking the taboos that have stigmatized and punished critical examination of Zionism and its consequences,” says the study guide, calling on the brave Jews who criticize Zionism to resist a concerted effort by Pro-Zionist groups to silence them.
Press TV supported the Guide’s anti-Israel views:
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.
Dexter Van Zile, Christian Media Analyst for the Boston-based Middle East media watchdog, CAMERA, cited praise for the Guide from David Duke in an Algemeiner article:
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 February, 2017 we posted an article in New English Review/Iconoclast, “Another Reason not to admit Syrian Refugees –Anti-Semitism.” The context was a raucous gathering in Providence, Rhode Island at the State Capitol with the Governor present, at a presentation by Charles Jacobs of Americans for Peace and Tolerance and former US House Intelligence Committee Republican Chairman, Pete Hoekstra of Michigan. They were explaining the dangers of admitting Syrian refugees many of whom harbor the same virulent anti-Semitic views of Bashar al Assad, KKK Grand Wizard Duke, Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan , the young Neo-Nazis and other at the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally. In this instance Jacobs and Hoekstra were being accosted by pro-immigration and leftist supporters.
Jacobs said that amid the national debate on Syrian refugees, “no one has raised…the very serious question of the deeply ingrained hatred of the West and our way of life that is embedded in Syrian cultural values.”
“Then too, over and beyond the threat to all Americans, this migration represents a unique and specific threat to the Jewish community posed by a near genocidal hatred of Jews that is inculcated in all Syrians,” he said. “This animus is taught through Syrian educational instituitions, starting from childhood, and finds continual expression in the broader Syrian culture. Sadly, even Jewish community leaders have failed to take note of this danger. I am here to break this dangerous, politically correct silence.”
Jacobs explained that studies of Syrian school curricula “show that practically every Syrian will have been taught to hate the West and the Jews. This is the sad consequence of growing up under a Ba’athist regime—a violent authoritarian movement with its roots in 1930s European fascism.”
Those studies, according to Jacobs, include: “The schools of Ba'athism: A study of Syrian schoolbooks,” by Meyrav Wurmser via the Middle East Media Research Institute; “Islam in Syrian textbooks: monolithic and nonpluralistic,” by Muhammad Faour via the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and “Jews, Zionism and Israel in Syrian school textbooks,” by Dr. Arnon Groiss via the Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace, among others.
“The Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace published a report [by Groiss] in 2001 that revealed Syrian school textbooks teach that Jews ‘are portrayed as enemies of Islam since its inception, enemies of all mankind, and enemies of God himself.’ Syrian textbooks teach that, ‘The Holocaust is justified, though its magnitude is exaggerated by the Jews,’” Jacobs noted.
He added a description of the “famous case of [Syrian] defense minister Gen. Mustafa Tlass, who wrote a book titled ‘The Matzah of Zion’ in the 1980s that claims that Jews living in Damascus in 1840 killed two Christians and used their blood in preparing the unleavened bread called Matzah. In consequence, since the Jewish religion is one of ‘vicious deviations’ and ‘black hatred against all human kind and religions,’ no Arab country should ever sign a peace treaty with Israel.”
Addressing Gov. Raimondo, Jacobs asked, “Do you really want to welcome hundreds or thousands of people who think that their religious duty is to make jihad, who think that Jews are the sons of monkeys and pigs, or Nazis, who believed that Jews kill gentile children to make Matzah? We need to heed the lessons of Europe. We are inviting in people from a radicalized culture that rejects tolerance and teaches hatred of women, gays, Christians, Jews, and democracy. Jewish leaders in Europe have spoken about the growing violence against the Jewish community emanating strongly from Muslim immigrants. Sexual assaults and violent anti-Semitism now affect much of Western Europe. Before we can admit hundreds of similar refugees, who come from the same deeply disturbing culture, surely we must first gauge the threat they pose and examine the ideas they support.”
What was Jacobs talking about before his free speech was denied by the raging protesters in the rotunda? He was giving chapter and verse of why bringing Syrian refugees to the US would stoke the fires of anti-Semitism. Why, you ask? Because they have been marinated in Jewish hatred under both secular Ba'athist school materials and Muslim Brotherhood doctrine. He cited studies attesting to incitement of Jewish hatred in doctrinal Islam as well as use of ancient blood libels produced in TV series broadcast far and wide during Ramadan.
Hopefully, not all Syrians are predisposed to this, but many have been and still harbor such noxious beliefs. Let us not forget that the Assad regime under the late Hafez gave safe haven to Adolph Eichmann's deputy, Alois Brunner, who considered Jews as human garbage to be disposed of. Or that Bashar Assad and his Ba'athist minions 'honored' former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke in Damascus for spreading his white supremacist hate toward the Zionist controlled government in Jerusalem and Zionist 'occupied' America.