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  •  Italy bans KKK chief David Duke... (5+ / 0-)

    David Duke, the former leader of the US xenophobic movement, the Ku Klux Klan, was told to leave Italy in early 2012. The news only came to light after his appeal to stay was rejected by a court in Veneto on Tuesday. Duke, 63, who once called the genocide of six million Jews a “myth”, arrived in the northern city of Belluno in February 2011 having entered Italy with a student visa using his middle name, Ernest, the Veneto edition of Corriere reported.

    Police only grew suspicious in January last year after he applied to have his residency permit renewed, and so started an investigation. Corriere said his ousting from Italy would likely have remained secret had he not sought an appeal.

    Duke, a two-time US presidential candidate, arrived in Italy shortly after being kicked out of Germany following his arrest ahead of a speech at a far-right gathering.


    "We are a Plutocracy, we ought to face it. We need, desperately, to find new ways to hear independent voices & points of view" Ramsey Clark, U.S. Attorney General.

    by Mr SeeMore on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 11:39:53 PM PST

    •  Why the heck is he in Europe? (2+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, Calamity Jean

      That seems weird. You wanna hear something scary? I sat in a history class nearly two years ago with a bunch of college students, both undergrad and grad level, and not one of them had ever heard of David Duke. That was a shocking experience for me.

      Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

      by moviemeister76 on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 02:59:03 AM PST

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