Yes, Another White Nationalist at National Review

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Remember how, just a few weeks ago, the National Review was forced to fire not one, but two overt white nationalists from their staff? Our posts on these disgusting episodes:

National Review’s John Derbyshire Publishes Stunningly Racist Article at White Nationalist Site
John Derbyshire Is Just a Little Too Openly Racist for NRO
National Review Writer Robert Weissberg Attends White Nationalist Gathering
National Review Fires Another White Nationalist Writer

Well, apparently, the editors at National Review haven’t yet learned that racists and white nationalists leave long, nasty trails of incriminating material on the Internet, because today we find yet another vile racist prominently featured at NRO: David Yerushalmi, fear-mongering about the imaginary takeover of America by shariah law.

Yerushalmi is Pamela Geller’s associate, and of course he’s horribly bigoted against Muslims; on his own site, he advocates criminalizing Islam itself and imposing 20-year sentences on practicing Muslims, an un-American violation of the First Amendment.

But this is also the man who, in an infamous article titled “On Race: A Tentative Discussion, Part II,” advocated a return to a pre-Bill of Rights Constitution and the restriction of voting rights to white male land-owners. Yes, really.

Yerushalmi deleted as much evidence of the “On Race” article as he could; he removed it from the Internet Archive and the Google cache, and put his entire website behind a registration wall. But here’s a PDF that contains the full article; Yerushalmi opens by calling Islam “an evil religion,” and “blacks … the most murderous of peoples.” A quote:

There is a reason the founding fathers did not give women or black slaves the right to vote. You might not agree or like the idea but this country’s founders, otherwise held in the highest esteem for their understanding of human nature and its affect on political society, certainly took it seriously. Why is that? Were they so flawed in their political reckonings that they manhandled the most important aspect of a free society - the vote? If the vote counts for so much in a free and liberal democracy as we “know” it today, why did they limit the vote so dramatically?

Nice going, National Review! That’s how to show the world that conservatives aren’t racist — by publishing scare stories about evil Muslim plots to take over America, written by overt racists.

(h/t: Rebecca Schoenkopf.)

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