From the ADL:
TruNews is a fundamentalist Christian streaming news and opinion platform that has increasingly featured anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist content, and also has a long record of disseminating radical Islamophobic and anti-LGBTQ messages. Founded in 1999 by Rick Wiles and affiliated with Flowing Streams Church in Vero Beach, FL, where Wiles is senior pastor, TruNews was previously known as America’s Hope, American Freedom News, and briefly as Christian News Channel.
TruNews programming generally consists of Rick Wiles and one or more cohosts or guests praying, reading biblical passages, discussing current events, talking breathlessly about the “End Times” and asking for money. Wiles and his guests frequently espouse extreme conspiracy theories, including alleging that the U.S. government planned to spread the Ebola virus on U.S. soil, that the U.S. and Israel created ISIS and that “western intelligence agencies” were training ISIS soldiers, and that mass shootings are false flag operations carried out by “super-secret covert killing teams” as a way of rallying public support for eliminating the Second Amendment and for “capitulat[ing] to a globalist agenda.”
In the first few months of 2019, Rick Wiles and his cohosts have taken an increasingly extreme anti-Semitic and conspiratorial anti-Zionist position. They have obliterated the distinction between Israelis, Zionists and Jews, using terms like “Jewish lobby” and “Israel lobby” interchangeably. They have railed against “old evil wicked kabbalah wizard rabbis,” claimed that Jews crucified Jesus 2000 years ago in order to build a “Zionist empire” and that Jews are going to kill and persecute Christians in the near future. They also alleged that Jews and Zionists control and promote abortion and pornography and have “attacked Christian culture.”
I listened to TruNews’ latest podcast and, yes, Wiles and his team are insane. The antisemitism is off the charts. But it is not at all like what leftists claim white nationalism is like.
Yes, they hate leftists. They emphasize that the Dayton killer likes Bernie Sanders, whom they describe as a “socialist Jew,” to associate him with Jews.
The show then talked about how the Anglican Church in Canada took out a text calling to convert the Jews, and they were very upset. They went on a supercessionist rant saying that the Church replaced the Jews, and therefore the Jews have nothing to do with Israel:
God replaced the citizens of Israel. Let you chew on that one. What Jesus did for us, he said I will give it to the Gentiles to make them jealous, yes, well this is what jealousy looks like… Israel and the church are one and the same. God replaced the citizens of Israel, yes the rebellious Jews who crucified Christ and rejected Christ as Messiah were kicked out of Israel. The Jews who believed on the name of Jesus remained in Israel. Israel and the church are the same. Then God opened up the doors to the Gentiles to everybody and said you’re all welcome come on in join Israel. That’s right, the rebellious Jews were outside of Israel. Right now they they can get back in any day that they want to but their old passports have been expired. They need new passports stamped with the blood of Jesus. And unless a Jew is willing to get a new passport for citizenship and Israel stamped with the blood of Jesus he or she is forever outside the kingdom of God; you’re lost.
That wasn’t the end of the Jewish topics. They spoke about the controversial movie “The Hunt” which they associated with Jews owning Hollywood. And then they claimed that “Talmudic Jews” are attempting to censor the New Testament and the Quran, to put “trigger warnings” on the texts because of their antisemitism.
A nugget from Wiles: “The Talmud is the oral interpretation of those demon-possessed filthy old rabbis that practice witchcraft Kabbalah-ism.”
Every topic on the show they associate with Jew-hate.
They are against Zionists, they are against leftist Jews, they are against “Talmudic” and “Kabbalah” Jews, they claim that Hollywood is a Jewish plot to destroy the youth.
Oh, and they love talking about the “synagogue of Satan,” putting them in the same camp as Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan.
The antisemitism of this white Christian nationalist radio show is surprisingly close to that which one sees on Muslim websites, especially the obsession with Talmud, hate of Zionism, claim that Israel was behind ISIS, and the hate of religious Jews.
Leftists claim that white nationalists have much in common with Zionists. It is not even close to true, but listening to Rick Wiles, one can see that at least their flavor of white nationalism sounds a great deal like Muslim antisemitism.
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