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Introduction

Ron Paul is an interesting Republican and presidential candidate. He does have an interesting pattern of appearing to not oppose or offend Muslims and Arabs, and only minimally supporting Israel. Some of his supporters openly support Hamas with online comments.

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  • 9/11

    @@9/11

    Ron Paul believes 9/11 was blowback for US presence in Saudi Arabia

    Ron Paul to Sean Hannity: Stop with your Sharia! 4/24/2011 Paul asserted that Hannity’s perspective on American relations with the Muslim world is far from reality. Discussing the run-up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Paul told a perturbed Hannity that “the 9/11 Commission recognized there was a blow back phenomenon from the fact we were over there and had a base in Saudi Arabia.”


    @@Ben Stein

    PAUL: WE ARE OCCUPIERS STEIN: THAT'S AN ANTI-SEMITIC ARGUMENT
    Ron Paul vs Ben Stein Dust Up on TerrorismI don't agree with Ron Paul on a lot of issues, but one of them I do agree with him with is our military presence in the Middle East being one of the causes of terrorism. Ben Stein acts like he's never heard such a thing

    PAUL: They're terrorists because we're occupiers.
    
    STEIN: No, we're not occupiers. That's the same anti-Semitic argument
    we've heard.
    
    PAUL: Now that is a vicious attack. You --
    
    STEIN: It's not a vicious attack.
    

    @@Bin Laden

    March 11th 2011 on gibson radio WHTT - Ron Paul supporter called in OPPOSING killing of Bin Laden. He also opposed killing Anwar al-Awlaki. This is entirely consistent with theory that Al Queda allies are SUPPORTING Ron Paul


    @@Code Pink

    Fox notes similarity in anti-Israel policy as radical group Code Pink. Paul is in favor of working with other groups on common issues, though he does not explicitly endorse Code Pink

    "The Ron Paul people are closer and closer to our talking points with each election," Code Pink activist Liz Hourican told FoxNews.com. Asked whether Paul would consider linking up with the anti-war group in the future, she said Paul is "in favor of coalition building," noting that his views occasionally put him in the same camp as Democrats like anti-war Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio. But she said any cooperation would have to be "issue-specific."


    @@David Horowitz

    Ex-lefty now stands with Israel against Islamist extremism, says Paul is a "vicious anti-semite"

    Ron Paul Is A Vicious Anti-Semite and Anti-American and Conservatives Need To Wash Their Hands of Him by David Horowitz Posted on February 17 2011 For years the Texas crackpot, Ron Paul, has been attacking America and Israel as imperialist powers — the Great Satan and the Little Satan, and calling for America’s retreat from the battle against our totalitarian enemies. At the recent CPAC conference Paul’s Jew-hating storm-troopers swarmed the Freedom Center’s table to vent their spleen against Israel as a Nazi state. Now Paul is making a priority of withdrawing aid for Israel — the only democracy in the Middle East and the only reliable ally of the United States.

    'we would not have been attacked on 9/11 if we hadn't had military forces in the Middle East' when a person at the speech asked him if he was essentially agreeing it was US policy that led to 9/11, Paul agreed.... "I don't blame Islam for 9/11" and this gem "If we don’t want to incite radical Islamists, we need to stop these un-needed wars." link: http://www.ronpaul.com/2010-09-07/ron-paul-end-the-wars-stop-blaming-islam-for-911/


  • Depleted Uranium

    @@Depleted Uranium

    Summary: Ron Paul supporters oppose use of depleted uranium, promoted mostly by Muslim supporters

    Ron Paul 2012 comments: what's more obnoxious than loud Ron Paul supporters? War criminals who believe they're above the law. Bombs laced with Depleted Uranium dropped on civilians. T


    @@Facebook


    @@God bless Hamas

    Summary: Some Ron Paul supporters openly bless Hamas, Hezbolla and Iran

    God bless Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran. Jews control the USA.... you say "god bless hamas hezbollah and iran"...yet your profile says you're a Ron Paul supporter...
    "Israel" is a terrorist "nation". God bless Hamas and Hezbollah.
    What a joke. Arabs are taking over. God bless Hamas, God bless Hezbollah.
    look at this supporter on Youtube (God Bless Hamas, God Bless Hellsbollah, God Bless Iran, Ron Paul 2012)


    @@Ground Zero mosque

    Summary: Ron Paul does not oppose the Ground Zero mosque
    Ron Paul to Sean Hannity: Stop with your Sharia! 4/24/2011 needled Paul for defending the Imam who wanted to set up a near Ground Zero in New York. “You are not concerned about the families of 9/11 and what happened?” Hannity asked. “This means you blame the religion, you don't want to blame the religion,” Paul responded. “The principle here is a private property principle. We shouldn't have governments building buildings and telling people where to build. It should be a private property issue.”


  • Hamas

    @@Hamas

    Summary: Ron Paul believes that Hamas is a legitimate government, and will not condemn them.

    JUNE 03, 2010 Ron Paul: Hamas Is A "Legitimate Government

    Ron Paul - Israel Created Hamas 01-09-09

    RON PAUL SOLE VOTE DEFENDING ISRAEL REPELLING ROCKET ATTACKS
    March 6, 2008 Ron Paul Refuses To Condemn Hamas by Doug Mataconis he U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution strongly defending how Israel has repelled rocket attacks. The non-binding resolution, passed 404-1 on Wednesday, was substantially rewritten since its introduction in January to include a strident defense of recent Israeli tactics in the Gaza Strip. New passages include one saying that “those responsible for launching rocket attacks against Israel routinely embed their production facilities and launch sites amongst the Palestinian civilian population, utilizing them as human shields” and “the inadvertent inflicting of civilian casualties as a result of defensive military operations aimed at military targets, while deeply regrettable, is not at all morally equivalent to the deliberate targeting of civilian populations as practiced by Hamas and other Gaza-based terrorist groups.”
    The sole vote against was U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) who preaches the reduction of U.S. involvement in overseas conflicts. Refusing to condemn a terrorist organization is, in my mind at least, tantamount to condoning it’s actions.

    @@Islam

    I don’t believe for a minute that the, quote, religion of Islam is our enemy.”

    As if we needed anymore proof of Ron Paul’s anti-American treachery — and no, I am not speaking of his inclusion in the Democrats’ list of favorite Republicans (though it’s also quite telling), — he’s finally waded into the Ground Zero mosque controversy where — unsurprisingly — he’s chalked it all up to yet another conspiracy theory, fomented by those war-lovin’ neo-cons:

    “I think it’s a big distraction, a grand distraction from the real issues… To me it should have been a grand opportunity, and you really touched on the opportunity, because it’s really a property rights issue, and who owns the property? And it’s also a civil liberties issue. It’s a freedom of speech issue… Property rights and civil rights are one and the same… drives the neo-cons nuts… I don’t believe for a minute that the, quote, religion of Islam is our enemy.”


    @@Mike Rivero

    9-11 anti-israel site supports ron paul. Bill White claims may just be smear against Paul.

    Oh_rubbish -108p · 12 weeks ago You should expect a lot more anti-semitism coming your way as this post is being promoted by Zionists attack Paul as anti-semite post in question dec 19, 2007: http://www.vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=63682

    letter in question:
    
    Congressman Paul and his aides regularly meet with members of the
    Stormfront set, American Renaissance, the Institute for Historic
    Review, and others at the Tara Thai restaurant in Arlington, Virginia,
    usually on Wednesdays. This is part of a dinner that was originally
    organized by Pat Buchanan, Sam Francis and Joe Sobran, and has since
    been mostly taken over by the Council of Conservative Citizens.
    
    For his spokesman to call white racialism a "small ideology" and claim
    white activists are "wasting their money" trying to influence Paul is
    ridiculous. Paul is a white nationalist of the Stormfront type who has
    always kept his racial views and his views about world Judaism quiet
    because of his political position.
    
    I don't know that it is necessarily good for Paul to "expose" this.
    However, he really is someone with extensive ties to white nationalism
    and for him to deny that in the belief he will be more respectable by
    denying it is outrageous -- and I hate seeing people in the press who
    denounce racialism merely because they think it is not fashionable.
    
    Bill White, Commander
    American National Socialist Workers Party
    
    also this:
    http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2204604371&topic=14466
    
    Jelena Draškovic
    Who secretly spearheads Tea-Parties? 
    Human Rights info 101 
    March 25, 2:38 PM
    Human Rights Examiner
    Deborah Dupré 
    
    "Bill White, the commander of the Nazi group, has alleged that Paul’s
    ties to neo-Nazi groups are deeper than campaign contributions and
    photographs.  I am compelled to tell the truth about Ron Paul’s
    extensive involvement in white nationalism.  Paul is a white
    nationalist of the Stormfront type who has always kept his racial
    views and his views about world Judaism quiet because of his political
    position."
    
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8601-503544_162-20062616-2.html?assetTypeId=41&blogId=503544
    Paul is a white nationalist of the Stormfront type who has always kept his racial views and his views about world Judaism quiet because of his political position.
    
    I don't know that it is necessarily good for Paul to "expose" this.
    However, he really is someone with extensive ties to white nationalism
    and for him to deny that in the belief he will be more respectable by
    denying it is outrageous - and I hate seeing people in the press who
    denounce racialism merely because they think it is not fashionable.
    
    Bill White, Commander
    American National Socialist Workers Party"
    
    "The Robert A. Taft Club, a group headed by a man with a network of
    racist connections, has announced that a U.S. congressman, Rep. Ron
    Paul (R-Texas), will address the group this Thursday at a restaurant
    in Arlington, Va."
    
    Knowingly accepted a donation from the Pro National Socialism, White
    Supremacist group Stormfront. 
    
    Had newsletters printed in his name that had blatantly racist comments.
    
    Told Tim Russert that the Civil War to free the slaves was a mistake. 
    
    Speaks out against the 1964 Civil Rights act. 
    
    Voted against giving Rosa Parks a medal. 
    
    Said the federal government should not be involved in education.
    
    Paul argued against federal government insurance programs. He said the
    federal government should not be going into debt to help in natural
    disasters;
    
    Ron Paul, all documented and public information.
    
    No Paul, No way.
    
    Little Green Footballs Update: expenses at http://query.nictusa.com/pres/2007/Q3/C00432914/B_PAYEE_C00432914.html Tara Thai 314.59

    More corroboration of the neo-Nazi’s claim: Extremist Group Announces Speech by Congressman. The Robert A. Taft Club, a group headed by a man with a network of racist connections, has announced that a U.S. congressman, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), will address the group this Thursday at a restaurant in Arlington, Va.

    american thinker believes it could be a propoganda hoax White is known for spreading propaganda and lies about his perceived enemies, including other white supremacists.


    @@Newsletters

    FEBRUARY 11, 2011 CPAC 2011: Ron Paul, the King of NUT JOBS- It was the Ron Paul supporters who were shouting "sheckel" when former defense secretary Rumsfeld was speaking, a reference to Paul's belief that the "Jewish Lobby" controls American Foreign policy

    A 1987 issue of Paul's Investment Letter called Israel "an aggressive, national socialist state," and a 1990 newsletter discussed the "tens of thousands of well-placed friends of Israel in all countries who are willing to wok [sic] for the Mossad in their area of expertise." Of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, a newsletter said, "Whether it was a setup by the Israeli Mossad, as a Jewish friend of mine suspects, or was truly a retaliation by the Islamic fundamentalists, matters little."

    THE NEW REPUBLIC 2008
    Angry White Man The bigoted past of Ron Paul. The New Republic Jan 8, 2008 whoever actually wrote them, the newsletters I saw all had one thing in common: They were published under a banner containing Paul’s name, and the articles (except for one special edition of a newsletter that contained the byline of another writer) seem designed to create the impression that they were written by him--and reflected his views. What they reveal are decades worth of obsession with conspiracies, sympathy for the right-wing militia movement, and deeply held bigotry against blacks, Jews, and gays. In short, they suggest that Ron Paul is not the plain-speaking antiwar activist his supporters believe they are backing--but rather a member in good standing of some of the oldest and ugliest traditions in American politics.


  • @@Paulbot

    Summary:

    "America is a pawn of Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is just another contemptible form of anti-Semitism" Earth to Paulbots Tygrrr Express: CPAC was overrun by a fringe element with loud voices and goofy hair known as Paulbots. Dr. Paul's foreign policy views are more at home with the far left wing of the Democratic Party in the same way that Senator Joseph Lieberman represents a hawkish interventionist viewpoint no longer allowed in the Democratic Party. Many of Dr. Paul's supporters are anti-war protesters that have zero interest in any other issue. While Dr. Paul is not an anti-Semite, too many of his supporters are too willing to attack "Neocons," "bankers," and "moneylenders." Attacking Paul Wolfowitz and the IMF is another approach. Claiming that America is a pawn of Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is just another contemptible form of anti-Semitism disguised as isolationism. Code Pink does it on the left, which is where many of these Paulbots really are


  • Michael Scheuer

    @@Michael Scheuer

    Summary: Supporters of Ron Paul also like Scheuer, and he likes Ron Paul

    by Gary Wood (conservative) Saturday, February 23, 2008 According to Mr. Scheuer the real driving force behind terrorism is interventionism. In his interview on Hannity and Colmes yesterday he said, "What they hate us for is the unusually virulent strain of obsessive compulsive disorder that's present in the American governing class, and that's called interventionism. That's what the cause of this war is."


    @@Muslims for Ron Paul Facebook

    Summary: it's all about being friendly to Muslims and not supporting Israel.

    facebook: 434 members Muslims for Obama: none exists Facebook page: "if you care about Palestine, don't vote for Obama"

    Description: So many times have the Muslims had the power to consolidate into one voting block and make a difference in the election, but we have never managed to become united. Finally, we are blessed with a candidate who is fair to Muslims--Ron Paul. He has always voted against anything related to the Iraq War and PATRIOT Act. He voted against the USA PATRIOT Act,[4] the Military Commissions Act of 2006, and the Iraq War.[5]" He is the perfect candidate for Muslims. ... and a foreign policy benign to Muslims domestic and abroad. He is much better than candidates like Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama who have already pledged support to organizations like AIPAC--the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which means that if either of them will be elected, then the resolution to the Palestinian conflict will most probably be resolved unfairly to Palestinians. I think most people would agree that its mostly international conflicts + domestic rights involving Muslims that will be the most important issues to decide who to give our support to and it seems that Ron Paul is our best candidate. (read less) Obama supports AIPAC (American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee) so if you care about Palestine, don't vote for Obama http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/281249,CST-NWS-OBAMA03.article http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/832668.html Same goes for Hilary: http://www.counterpunch.org/frank01032006.htm


    @@Lew Rockwell

    An Open Letter to American Muslims on Behalf of Ron Paul by Hussein Ali Madeline Albright, when asked by a reporter if the sanctions that killed half a million Iraqi children were worth it, answered in the affirmative.In very sharp contrast, Dr. Paul consistently voted against sanctions on pre-war Iraq... Regarding the fighting in Palestine... if the US government ceases to intervene in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and withdraws all financial and military aid to all nations in the region, both Arabs and Israelis (of all creeds) would have stronger reasons and incentives to resolve the issue permanently. direct result of the use of such terms as "Islamofascism" and "Islamic Terrorism." Dr. Paul's position on racism and bigotry is very clear

    Myspace: "he is against the idea of funding ISRAEL!"


    http://www.myspace.com/muslimsforronpaul He is the Champion of the bill of rights! I ask that you learn about this man and his policys. He wants to change our foreign policy in the Muslim world and actually make peace. In short he is against the idea of funding ISRAEL!

    forum http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?144164-Muslims-For-Ron-Paul!

    11-10-07 08:51 PM #1
    John The Revelator  
    Godless Libertarian
    
    Join Date Feb 2006 Location USA Posts 1,283 Rep Power 7 Muslims For
    Ron Paul!  Ron Paul, Republican presidential candidate, has called for
    the withdrawal of all US forces from the Middle East, which, in
    conjunction with the Israeli mistreatment of Palestinians, is the
    major grievance that the vast majority of Muslims have against the
    foreign policy of the US. He favors a different kind of US involvement
    (not isolation), a partnership in trade and more educational/cultural
    exchanges. That's something that Muslims do favor. 
    
    THIS MAN IS THE REAL DEAL. HE IS NOT A TYPICAL REPUBLICAN. 
    
    Brief Overview of Congressman Paul’s Record:
    
    He has never voted to raise taxes.
    He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
    He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
    He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
    He has never taken a government-paid junket.
    He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
    
    He voted against the Patriot Act.
    He voted against regulating the Internet.
    He voted against the Iraq war.
    
    He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension
    program.  He returns a portion of his annual congressional office
    budget to the U.S. treasury every year.
    
    Congressman Paul introduces numerous pieces of substantive legislation
    each year, probably more than any single member of Congress.
    
    HE ACTUALLY WAS THE ONLY REPUBLICAN TO VOTE AGAINST THE PATRIOT ACT!!!! 
    
    If this man were president, there would be no war American wars and
    invasions in the Middle East today. All Americans need to vote for the
    most honest American politician ever.
    
    He has the most watched videos and subcribers on YouTube than any other candidate.
    
    www.ronpaul2008.com
    
    He believes in non intervention. He will abolish the IRS and income tax!!!!!
    
    He is the only hope for America.
    

    @@Sharia

    Summary: Ron Paul disagrees Muslims want to impose Sharia law

    Ron Paul to Sean Hannity: Stop with your Sharia! 4/24/2011 Hannity then shot back that Islamic leaders are seeing to created a new, worldwide caliphate.

    “I think because we are over there, their numbers grow,” Paul responded. “You have radicals in all religions, if there is some way to incite them, their numbers will grow


  • @@Stormfront

    The Ron Paul Quiz Dec. 20 2007 The money came from Don Black, who runs a Web site called Stormfront.. ) “If you have ever been robbed by a teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be."... comment=Ron Paul immediately disavowed the newsletter article as soon as it came out. The staffer responsible was immediately fired.... In 1996, Cox news service ran an excerpt from a 1992 Paul newsletter that stated "I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal." (He was referring to Washington, D.C.) Paul's spokesman at the time told the reporter that Paul was merely referring to a study by something called the National Center on Incarceration and Alternatives.