Michigan State University Young Americans for Freedom have established their Anti-Muslim and Anti-Hindu ideology, and believe in a narrow form of fundamental Christianity, to the exclusion of other Christians.Link. And the event itself is written up here.
However, now YAF seems to be taking on an Anti-Semitic Agenda.
YAF announced they are bringing Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party, to campus. The British National Party (BNP) is political party that supports white supremacy and anti-immigrant stances.
Griffin himself is also a well known Anti-Semite and Holocaust denier. The BBC did a special report on the BNP and Nick Griffin.
On Nick Griffin they reported his beliefs on several Jewish issues."On anti-SemitismIt was reported on Michigan Messenger that MSU-YAF Chair Kyle Bristow was administrator to two Facebook groups run by Preston Wiginton, an anti-Semite who posts often on Stormfront, a white nationalist site frequented by Skinheads, Neo-Nazis, and Klu Klux Klan members.
In 1997, Nick Griffin published a booklet entitled "Who are the Mind Benders?". It claimed to prove that Jewish people controlled the British media and thereby were able to brainwash white British people into accepting multiculturalism.
On the Holocaust
Between 1995 and 1997, Nick Griffin edited 'The Rune'. Griffin referred to the Holocaust as a "Holohoax".
In 1998 Nick Griffin said, "I am well aware that the orthodox opinion is that 6 million Jews were gassed and cremated and turned into lampshades. Orthodox opinion also also once held that the Earth was flat... I have reached the conclusion that the "extermination" tale is a mixture of Allied wartime propaganda, extremely profitable lie, and latter witch-hysteria."
Beyond inviting a well known Holocaust Denier to campus, and adding his blog to their blogroll, YAF has had other ties with anti-Semites.
YAF-Watch did a follow up article on how Wiginton had made posts in a Facebook group called Just Say NO to YAF, on which Kyle Bristow and MSU-YAF Legal Adviser Jason Van Dyke were participants.
Preston Wiginton has ties with the British National Party. The Guardian reported that Preston Wiginton ran a BNP Facebook group.
Earlier YAF-Watch reported about a December 22nd, 2005 post by YAF Chairman-at-Large Craig Burgers that seemed to support Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's statement defending Mussolini and World War II era anti-Jewish laws.
Also of interest is a recent addition to YAF's blogroll. They have, in addition to adding Nick Griffin's blog, the blog of the Saint Benedict Center.
The Southern Poverty Law Center reported in their Summer 2007 Intelligence Report that Saint Benedict Center is run by a group of anti-Semitic radical traditionalist Catholics.Yet the Slaves hotly defend Feeney and his beliefs from any criticism, echoing the anti-Semitism of their founder as they do.
In 2004, SBC prior Louis Villarrubia, who goes by the name of Brother Andre Marie, put it like this: "If anti-Semitism means opposing the Jews on religious matters, opposing the Zionist state in Palestine (as St. Pius X did), or opposing the Jewish tendency to undermine public morals (widely acknowledged by Catholic writers before the present age of PC [political correctness]), then we could rightly be considered such."
That same year, The Boston Globe quoted Brother Anthony Mary, whose real name is Douglas Bersaw, blaming the Jews for the murder of Christ and denying the World War II Holocaust: "There's a lot of controversy among people who study the so-called Holocaust. There's a misperception that Hitler had a position to kill all the Jews. It's all a fraud. Six million people… it didn't occur."
In 2005, at a radical conference hosted by a group called St. Joseph's Forum, Bersaw added that "the perpetual enemy of Christ is the Jewish nation" and said Jews should be dealt with using "blood and terror if it's required."
And here are photos of what never happened... just fantasy illos.... (Sources: here and here.)