David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, who has very close personal and “business” ties to the anti-gay hate group the Family Research Council’ and its President Tony Perkins was kicked out of Italy last week after authorities deemed him as “socially dangerous” for his plans to start a pan-European neo-Nazi group.
A court in Venice upheld a decision to deny a permit of residence renewal to the former Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representative and holocaust denier, who was found living under false pretenses near the northern town of Belluno.
“Official reliable sources have revealed [Duke] plans to establish an organization aiming to exterminate the black and Jewish races in Europe,” the sentence read.
Duke, who served as Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s, appealed against the decision, which was however upheld by Venice administrative court.
Duke has also previously arrested and expelled from the Czech Republic as suspected of promoting the launch of a movement for the suppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms and was banned from Switzerland over his activities related to the white supremacist movement in 2009.
In 1996, while managing the U.S. Senate campaign of Woody Jenkins against Mary Landrieu, Duke’s good friend and fellow Louisianian the one and only Tony Perkins of the anti-gay hate group the Family Research Council paid him $82,500 to use the mailing list. The campaign was fined $3,000 (reduced from $82,500) after Perkins and Jenkins filed false disclosure forms in a bid to hide their link to Duke.
In 2012 Duke claimed thousands Tea Party activists urged him to run for president.
The Anti-Defamation League has described David Duke as “America’s most well-known racist and anti-Semite”.
We just call him Tony Perkin’s boyfriend.