The net spreads: Lawrence Auster is linked to Arizona mass murderer

The Mail reports:

Tucson shooting suspect linked to fanatical
pro-white magazine with anti-Semitic and
anti-government views

The main suspect in the Arizona massacre has links to a fanatical pro-white magazine.

Fox News claimed it had seen a Department of Homeland Security memo which said Jared Lee Loughner, 22, had ties to American Renaissance, which is staunchly anti-immigration, anti-government and anti-Semitic.

Arizona Republican Gabrielle Giffords, the target of the mass killing, is ‘the first Jewish female elected to such a high position in the US government. She was also opposite this group’s ideology when it came to immigration debate,’ according the DHS memo….

Among the contributors [to American Renaissance] have been Nick Griffin, the leader of the BNP in the UK and right-wring American commentator Lawrence Auster, who has claimed in his books that immigration has ruined the U.S.

[Jared Taylor, editor of the American Renaissance newsletter] said the DHS memo was ‘scurrilous’.

‘That is complete nonsense. I have absolutely no idea what DHS is talking about. If this is the level of research we are getting from DHS, then heaven help us.’

He added that he had never heard of Loughner until the shooting, nor was the suspect a subscriber to any of the publications published by his AmRen publishing house.

As I said earlier today, “Taylor is neither a Nazi nor an anti-Semite … ”

And guess what? I am backed up in that statement by none other than Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, who is quoted today at Politico saying, “Jared Taylor is not an anti-Semite.”

At the same time, as I wrote last September:

As I have explained before, I have had no personal association with Taylor since 1996, because of his continuing associations with anti-Semites, Holocaust deniers, and neo-Nazis. Ending that relationship, which meant ending my association with an entire circle of people, cost me a lot, but I had to do it. At the same time, as I have said over and over, the core of Taylor’s work, on race, race differences, and diversity, remains valid and important.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 09, 2011 06:17 PM | Send

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