Saturday, April 25, 2009
Have I ever said how much I respect the Czech Republic?
David Duck, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, was arrested in Prague, freed and ordered leave the country, according to the Czech police.
Duke, the founder of the Louisiana-based Knights of the Ku Klux Klan arrived in Prague on Friday at the invitation of a local radical far-right hate group called the Narodni Odpor (National Resistance).
The 59-year-old U.S. citizen had been due to give three lectures in the Czech capital of Prague and Brno in the east of the country and read passages from the Czech translation of his 1998 hate tomb, “My Awakening.”
He was arrested Friday afternoon in the Black Eagle restaurant in Prague’s old town and questioned for several hours on suspicion of promoting hate and suppression of human rights, police said.
His book contains passages denying the Holocaust, a crime punishable by up to three years in prison in the Czech republic, police spokesman Jan Mikulovsky said.