Some of the most notorious white supremacist websites have expressed support for Joy Karega, the Oberlin College professor who has come under heavy criticism after her Facebook posts, which contained conspiracy theories that many considered to be anti-Semitic, were revealed by The Tower last month.
Karega shared her beliefs that Israel was behind the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack and the rise of ISIS, and that Jewish banker Jacob Rothschild owns “your news, the media, your oil, and your government.” She also promoted a lecture by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who said that “Israeli and Zionist Jews” rigged explosives to destroy the World Trade Center. In response, the chair of the college’s board of trustees called her posts “anti-Semitic and abhorrent” and said that a review “must be considered expeditiously.”
“The same college that has no problem promoting white guilt, white genocide, and the concept of evil whitey. Now is upset because a black professor is posting anti-Semitic comments online,” a dues-paying member of the white supremacist web forum Stormfront wrote on March 8. “I guess she should’ve just stuck to evil whitey comments. Then her job wouldn’t be in jeopardy. Though I am amazed that she posted the same stuff we do and she wasn’t fired on the spot.” Another user responded that if Karega wanted to make her case, “to Fing bad for the jews, the bad part is we have allowed this situation to evolve to the point where the entire country is threatened by enemies both foreign and domestic. The fight is here, not in the Middle East.” [Ed. note: The Tower does not hyperlink to extremist websites]
The Anti-Defamation League has called Stormfront the “oldest and largest white supremacist website on the Internet,” and described it as “meeting place for anti-Semites, neo-Nazis, and other white supremacists.”
Karega also got support from a blog called WickedZionism.com, whose publisher asserts,”I Oppose Both AntiSemitism and Zionism.” The publisher of WickedZionism claimed that Karega was being “slandered” for “speaking out about Israeli involvement in 9/11.”
Earlier this month, Karega expressed gratitude for the support of Kevin Barrett, a contributor to the website Veterans Today, which the Southern Poverty Law Center described in 2013 as “squarely in neo-Nazi territory.” Barrett subsequently published two more defenses of Karega. On March 5, he asserted that “It is a simple fact that virtually all wealthy, powerful Jews are pro-Zionist…and that many are fanatically dedicated to using their wealth and power to support the Zionist entity occupying and genociding Palestine.”
Four days later, he directly addressed The Tower, asserting that “self-appointed representatives of the American Jewish community, such as Tower.org Staff, ought to stop whining about (insignificant) anti-Jewish bigotry, and face the fact that the Jewish community itself is infested by raging bigotry.” Barrett went on:
The Zionists who blew up the World Trade Center—and accused their enemies—exemplify this phenomenon. Likewise with those who staged the Paris and San Bernardino massacres.
Telling the truth is not bigotry. It’s honesty.
Barrett appeared earlier this week on PressTV, an Iranian propaganda station, calling last week’s U.S. district court ruling, in which Iran was found liable for $10 billion in damages due to their ties to 9/11 hijackers, “bizarre” and “outrageous.” Evidence has shown that Iran has regularly worked with al-Qaeda. The U.S. government recently declassified a 2007 letter from Osama bin Laden to an al-Qaeda associate, calling Iran the “main artery for funds, personnel, and communication” for his terror organization.
Barrett is also frequently cited on Stormfront.
Earlier this month, an e-mail was sent out to a large number of Oberlin students from a self-described “Truthseeker” and “Christian man with high morals,” accusing “Zionist Jews” of committing the 9/11 attacks. Oberlin dean of students Eric Estes denounced the e-mails as “anti-Semitic and deeply offensive” shortly afterwards.