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ADL: Alabama Paper That Called for KKK to ‘Ride Again’ Has History of Anti-Semitism

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February 21, 2019
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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has made a blog post on Thursday, Feb. 21, showing how a local Alabama newspaper who called for the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) to “ride again” has a history of anti-Semitism.

The paper, The Democrat-Reporter, in the small town of Linden, published a Feb. 14 editorial that stated, “Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again. Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama.”

According to the ADL’s post, a 2014 editorial from the paper said it was a “sin of omission” to not put Adolf Hitler and Adolf Eichmann’s anti-Semitism “in context.”

“Why did they want to rid Germany of Jews?” the editorial stated. “Go read German history after World War I.”

Another 2014 editorial said, “The Democrats loved war as long as it lined the pockets of the Jews who run America: and a 2016 piece in the paper said that the “establishment” hated then-presidential candidate Donald Trump because there are Jews “who don’t want any changes in the laws governing money changing.”

There was also a 2012 editorial that said the only reason that the Holocaust received more media coverage over the atrocities of Josef Stalin and Mao Zedong is because of Jews “in key places… of the media.”

According to CNN, Goodloe Sutton, the editor and publisher of The Democrat-Reporter, has admitted to writing the KKK editorial and said that the white supremacist organization “wasn’t violent until they needed to be.” Among those calling for his resignation include Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.

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