Racists Use Katrina Disaster
White supremacists and neo-Nazis have fastened on the Hurricane Katrina disaster to promote their vile mental illness: Racists Blame Jews, Seek to Help Whites Only in Hurricane’s Aftermath. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
Within days of the destruction, white supremacists communicating to each other on the Internet had incorporated Hurricane Katrina into their standard racist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews are controlling and manipulating the government to use African-Americans to destroy the white race.
In addition, many white supremacists expressed outrage at the “contamination” of their white communities. Some white supremacists argued that communities should impose limits on the numbers of evacuees accepted. Many took satisfaction at the number of African-American deaths, or wished that there had been more minority deaths. At least one racist took matters into his own hands. His solution was to go to evacuee shelters wearing a white supremacist shirt to get the attention of white evacuees so he could help them.
After the hurricane hit, a number of white supremacist groups rushed to offer help to whites, or, in many cases, to solicit donations that would allegedly be used to help white victims. One prominent racist proposed a “Cartridges for Katrina” program that would provide ammunition to whites who chose not to evacuate the affected region. His group claims to have established a “Whites only” tent city for survivors.
UPDATE at 9/21/05 10:10:14 am:
And as Israellycool notes, some of them are apparently able to use the Internet: Soiling his Memory.
An Australian Jewish group has been angered by the use of an online encyclopedia to attack the memory of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, who died yesterday.
The Wikipedia website, a collection of articles that can be freely edited by users, displayed false information about Mr Wiesenthal, claiming he partook in various sex acts in Austria with other men.
“In the 1970’s he became involved in gay life when he began spending his free time giving oral sex to older black men”, the site read in part this morning. It continued on for several paragraphs.
Wiesenthal, a holocaust survivor who helped track down more than 1000 Nazi war criminals, died in his sleep at home in Vienna yesterday. He was 96.
The Council of Australian Jewry was angered at the posting on the Wikipedia website, which gets about 60 million hits a day, and said it was a blatant attempt to denigrate the memory of Mr Wiesenthal.
“I suppose if you are a former Nazi or sympathiser then it makes sense to try and denigrate the person who is bringing you down,” said executive officer with the group, Josh Landis.