David Duke Arrested in Prague, Ordered to Leave Country

Saturday, April 25, 2009

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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.

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11 Responses to David Duke Arrested in Prague, Ordered to Leave Country

  1. Brigadoon says:

    Isn’t it amazing how David Duke is still around and how there is always an audience for his shit? Who knew his filth-books were translated into foreign languages? The Czech Republic was correct to toss his ass out. It’s a shame he had to return to the US.

  2. Walk on Socks says:

    I read Duke had all this cosmetic surgery to look more “white,” whatever that means.

    Now, at nearly 60, he looks like a freak. Almost as freaky as Michael Jackson.

  3. JollyRoger says:

    Oh well…. they eagerly await his return in Jesusistan.

  4. Harry says:

    Europe knows all too well what racism and nationalism is like.

  5. Greg says:

    Way to go, Czech Republic!

  6. bradfrmphnx says:

    Mixed feelings.

    Of course I can’t stand David Duke. Nor anything he espouses.

    But the fact that Checkeslovokia ordered him out of the country because he was under arrest for…”suspicion of promoting hate and suppression of human rights”, would seem to violate the very core of our human rights. In America we have the right to freedom of speech, no matter how incindiary, unless you threaten the life of the President. You can’t have selective human rights, and I don’t think you should be happy when others do.

    As sad as it would be to do so, we should not reap praise upon the Checks for kicking him out of the country, for something he would have been allowed to do here in America. I’m sure this will go over like a lead fart but try to understand what I am saying. If we shut up people like David Duke for what they believe, who will let gays speak for what they believe?

    I’m not disagreeing with anyone. Just looking at it in another light.

  7. Jon says:

    Freedom of speach is an almost purely American concept. It is easy to forget that.

  8. seywan says:

    Europe has suffered terribly thanks to racism and anti-semitism so they are completely justified to try and nip it in the bud before it’s imported to their shores.

  9. libhomo says:

    bradfrmphnx: The Czechs are following European norms in human rights laws. In Europe, promoting bigotry and violence trump free speech. Here, free speech trumps bigotry promoting violence.

    I prefer the choice the US has made, but I certainly understand the European viewpoint.

  10. bradfrmphnx says:

    libhomo…thanks for the info. I didn’t know Europe was so different from us in freedom of speech. I agree with you in that I too prefer the American choice. I wonder if Checkeslovokia, being so recently removed from the iron curtain, still carries over some of those governmental ideals? At any rate, I’m glad we found some common ground. 🙂

  11. Jim says:

    Terrible nose job!

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