Nigel Farage used ‘antisemitic tropes’ on Alex Jones’ talkshow

Andy Gregory
Tuesday 07 May 2019 11:15
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Nigel Farage has once again been accused of making anti-semitic comments.

This time, it wasn't on his own radio show that the leader of the "fastest-growing political force in the land" spouted conspiracy theories, but that of notorious tin-foil enthusiast Alex Jones.

Mr Jones has previously expressed belief in government-sponsored tornadoes and possibly inspired one of the Boston marathon bombers. The Infowars host is currently banned from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as a "dangerous individual".

The Guardian revealed that Brexit Party leader Farage has made several appearances on Mr Jones' show since 2009 and not only failed to challenge his host's dangerous theories, but proffered a few of his own.

While Mr Farage - commonly referred to as 'Mr Brexit' on the Infowars website - paints himself as a mainstream politician and voice of reason in the UK, it appears that he's happy to discuss some of the stranger theories lurking behind his Brexit campaign with his trans-Atlantic allies.

In the most recent interview last April, Mr Farage explained that the EU is “the prototype for the new world order” and that globalists have been pushing for a conflict with Russia in order to further strip away national sovereignty.

While not exclusively anti-semitic, the "New World Order" mythology has long been tied up in anti-Jewish conspiracy.

As a spokesperson for the Community Security Trust told The Guardian, "for Jones’s conspiracy-minded audience, Farage’s references to ‘globalists’ and ‘new world order’ will be taken as familiar codewords for antisemitic conspiracy theories".

During the appearances Mr Farage also expressed views on globalists attempting to start a world war in order to introduce a world government.

He also stated that climate change is a "scam", intended to further the creation of a transnational government. We'll let that sink in for a second.

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In response, the Board of Deputies of British Jews said: “It is vital that our politicians distance themselves from conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorists, including those who trade in antisemitic tropes.”

It's not the first time Mr Farage has been accused of antisemitism.

In October 2017, he was accused of going "full conspiracy" when he spoke on his LBC show about a "Jewish lobby" holding disproportionate power in the United States.

These remarks were widely condemned, however Mr Farage doubled down, saying:

"The Jewish lobby in America is organised and powerful, but not for one moment do I think that they tried to influence the election, I think it’s ridiculous”.

Author Zoe Margolis previously told The Jewish Chronicle how a Twitter interaction with Nigel Farage led to her being sent thousands of abusive and sexually charged messages by his followers, referencing the Holocaust and anti-Semitic propaganda.

Speaking on his LBC show about antisemitism within the Labour Party, Mr Farage had this to say:

"If I found anybody in UKIP who had been a member of an extreme group we’d expel them immediately”.

Earlier this year, Mr Farage condemned Gerard Batten of "dragging [UKIP] in a shameful direction" after he hired EDL-founder Stephen Yaxley-Lennon as an advisor.

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