Yesterday, I wrote an article about why Islamophobes hate Ron Paul.
In that same article, I explained some of my own grievances with Dr. Paul, not the least of which were the racist newsletters that were written in his name. As they say: Where there is smoke, there is fire.
But there is a disgruntled former aid to Ron Paul named Eric Dondero who is trying to artificially fan the flames by spreading stories about–and against–Ron Paul.
I was first alerted to the story by The Young Turks. Dondero blogged and tweeted about Ron Paul implying that he was racist, homophobic, anti-Israel, and a 9/11 truther.
The Atlantic reported it this way:
Ex-Aide: Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy is ‘Sheer Lunacy’
A disillusioned former aide publishes scathing allegations, saying that Paul harbors anti-Israel views and is a 9/11 truther.
…[F]ormer Paul staffer Eric Dondero purporting to describe the ins and outs of Paul’s positions on everything from Israel (it shouldn’t exist) to Hitler (we shouldn’t have fought him) to 9/11 (U.S. authorities may have known about the attacks) to Afghanistan (we shouldn’t have invaded). He calls Paul’s foreign policy “sheer lunacy.”
Or, as the conservative Weekly Standard summarized in its headline: “Ex-Aide Says Ron Paul Is a 9/11 Truther & Isolationist Who Thinks U.S. Shouldn’t Have Fought Hitler.”
Eric Dondero’s statements were conveyed in a misleading way, such that many in the media portrayed them to be in defense of Ron Paul. In fact, as Mediaite has pointed out, Dondero’s message is mixed: Ron Paul is no child molester; he just likes to fondle little boys.
What nobody in the media is doing, however, is critically examining the spurious source of these allegations: Eric Dondero.
A few users on a discussion forum (one I’m unfamiliar with, but a tip of the hat to them for unearthing this) did a bit of digging and found out that Eric Dondero’s blog is full of Islamophobic screeds.
Indeed, Dondero is a rabid Islamophobe and Sharia conspiracy theory nut. He runs a blogLibertarianRepublican, which is replete with anti-Muslim postings. For example, Dondero’s blog “is full of Muslims are raping blue eye blond hair Aryan women stories.” This is not dissimilar to the white nationalist forum Stormfront where one routinely finds threads like this one: “Why do black men rape white women?”
Eric Dondero supports Pamela Geller, the looniest anti-Muslim blogger ever. She’s the same one behind the so-called Ground Zero Mosque controversy. Geller posted an article on her blog claiming that Barack Obama was the illegitimate love child of Malcolm X. She has said that Obama is a Muslim, Jihadist, Pimp, and anti-Semite. Geller has supported nuclear annihilation of Muslim holy cities and posted a genocidal video on her website. She has posted a video claiming that Muslims commit bestiality, etc. etc. The list goes on endlessly.
What does Eric Dondero have to say about Pamela Geller? He writes of her:
Geller is becomming [sic] the greatest champion of liberty in our time.
Dondero supported Peter King’s
McCarthy Hearings Muslim Hearings. He has sided with the burn a Koran pastor (Terry Jones). He also buys into the Sharia law is coming to the U.S. conspiracy theory and advocates deportation of Muslims.
On his site, Dondero cites the vitriolic hate site Faith Freedom, which was founded by Ali Sina, a man who openly declares that he hates Islam. Dondero also relies on the extreme right-wing website World Net Daily, a conspiracy site that promoted the “Obama, show us your birth certificate” nonsense.
As one user on that discussion forum pointed out, this is just the tip of the iceberg: Eric Dondero’s numerous blog posts against Muslims make his site a lot like Jihad Watch and other nutty anti-Muslim sites, such as the one run by the Norwegian anti-Muslim terrorist Anders Behring Breivik.
Dondero opposes Muslim immigration to Western countries; here is one lovely quote from the mouth of Eric Dondero:
NO YOU STUPID FUCKING ASSHOLE. MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS ARE THE PROBLEM.
Are you an American or some fucking Communist/Fascist piece of shit sent to destroy us from within?
Why do you defend the very people who KILLED 3,000 AMERICANS AND CHEERED ALL ACROSS THE MUSLIM WORLD AS IT HAPPENED?
In the same thread, he argues to deport Muslims as “his solution” to “the problem.”
Here is what Dondero says about Muslims and Islam:
This is about an alien culture, coming into our AMERICA AND WESTERN EUROPE and invading us from within.
Why on earth is anyone taking what this guy says seriously? As a rabid Islamophobe, Eric Dondero has every reason to hate Ron Paul, who fired him long time ago (even before the 2008 election). Dondero hates Ron Paul for the reasons that every Islamophobe does: (1) Ron Paul opposes Islamophobia against American Muslims; (2) he opposes the Bush-Obama curtailments of civil liberties that specifically target Muslims; and (3) he opposes America’s many wars in the Muslim world.
As I said in my article yesterday, there are plenty of reasons to have deep reservations about Ron Paul, but these recent claims by Eric Dondero should be ignored, because the source is not crediblewhatsoever.
In the words of Eric Dondero himself:
Call me a dickhead if you wish. But I’m a DICKHEAD FOR LIBERTY.
Well, if you insist.
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A LW reader named Capauncha, who says he has been reading our website for a long time, seems to be the one who first shed light on Eric Dondero’s Islamophobia. Capauncha just posted another link to Dondero’s blog in which Dondero reproduces an article from the Philadelphia Weekly:
“My fellow Jews need to buck up,” says Eric Dondero, editor of Libertarian Republican.net, over the phone from Houston. “The big problem right now is Islam and Islamism invading our country. And if they want to continue to move in, we need to fight back. Their culture is coming here.”
Dondero, a former staffer for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, has blogged extensively about what he calls “creeping Sharia Law” over the past several years. He says if you want to know what Sharia looks like in the United States, all you have to do is look at Europe, where he claims Muslim Europeans have “invaded” the countryside.
“They’re invading Switzerland and a Swedish island called Malmo, where the Muslims are raping all the European and Swedish women,” he says, recalling that city’s reports of lawlessness between the Jewish, Muslim and Neo-Nazi populations. And he fears that if Sharia Law isn’t banned in all states the way it was banned in his, the U.S. is next.
In the words of Antoine Dodson: Hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your husband, because they rapin’ everybody!