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Why Eric Dondero, Former Aid, is Smearing Ron Paul: He is a Rabid Islamophobe and Sharia Conspiracy Theory Nut

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Yesterday, I wrote an article about why Islamophobes hate Ron Paul.

In that same article, I explained some of my own grievances with Dr. Paul, not the least of which were the racist newsletters that were written in his  name.  As they say: Where there is smoke, there is fire.

But there is a disgruntled former aid to Ron Paul named Eric Dondero who is trying to artificially fan the flames by spreading stories about–and against–Ron Paul.

I was first alerted to the story by The Young Turks.  Dondero blogged and tweeted about Ron Paul implying that he was racist, homophobic, anti-Israel, and a 9/11 truther.

The Atlantic reported it this way:

Ex-Aide: Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy is ‘Sheer Lunacy’

A disillusioned former aide publishes scathing allegations, saying that Paul harbors anti-Israel views and is a 9/11 truther.

…[F]ormer Paul staffer Eric Dondero purporting to describe the ins and outs of Paul’s positions on everything from Israel (it shouldn’t exist) to Hitler (we shouldn’t have fought him) to 9/11 (U.S. authorities may have known about the attacks) to Afghanistan (we shouldn’t have invaded). He calls Paul’s foreign policy “sheer lunacy.”

Or, as the conservative Weekly Standard summarized in its headline: “Ex-Aide Says Ron Paul Is a 9/11 Truther & Isolationist Who Thinks U.S. Shouldn’t Have Fought Hitler.”

Eric Dondero’s statements were conveyed in a misleading way, such that many in the media portrayed them to be in defense of Ron Paul.  In fact, as Mediaite has pointed out, Dondero’s message is mixed: Ron Paul is no child molester; he just likes to fondle little boys.

What nobody in the media is doing, however, is critically examining the spurious source of these allegations: Eric Dondero.

A few users on a discussion forum (one I’m unfamiliar with, but a tip of the hat to them for unearthing this) did a bit of digging and found out that Eric Dondero’s blog is full of Islamophobic screeds.

Indeed, Dondero is a rabid Islamophobe and Sharia conspiracy theory nut.  He runs a blog LibertarianRepublican, which is replete with anti-Muslim postings.  For example, Dondero’s blog “is full of Muslims are raping blue eye blond hair Aryan women stories.”  This is not dissimilar to the white nationalist forum Stormfront where one routinely finds threads like this one: “Why do black men rape white women?”

Eric Dondero supports Pamela Geller, the looniest anti-Muslim blogger ever.  She’s the same one behind the so-called Ground Zero Mosque controversy.  Geller posted an article on her blog claiming that Barack Obama was the illegitimate love child of Malcolm X.  She has said that Obama is a Muslim, Jihadist, Pimp, and anti-Semite.  Geller has supported nuclear annihilation of Muslim holy cities and posted a genocidal video on her website.  She has posted a video claiming that Muslims commit bestiality, etc. etc.  The list goes on endlessly.

What does Eric Dondero have to say about Pamela Geller?  He writes of her:

Geller is becomming [sic] the greatest champion of liberty in our time.

Dondero supported Peter King’s McCarthy Hearings Muslim Hearings.  He has sided with the burn a Koran pastor (Terry Jones).  He also buys into the Sharia law is coming to the U.S. conspiracy theory and advocates deportation of Muslims.

On his site, Dondero cites the vitriolic hate site Faith Freedom, which was founded by Ali Sina, a man who openly declares that he hates Islam.  Dondero also relies on the extreme right-wing website World Net Daily, a conspiracy site that promoted the “Obama, show us your birth certificate” nonsense.

As one user on that discussion forum pointed out, this is just the tip of the iceberg: Eric Dondero’s numerous blog posts against Muslims make his site a lot like Jihad Watch and other nutty anti-Muslim sites, such as the one run by the Norwegian anti-Muslim terrorist Anders Behring Breivik.

Dondero opposes Muslim immigration to Western countries; here is one lovely quote from the mouth of Eric Dondero:


Are you an American or some fucking Communist/Fascist piece of shit sent to destroy us from within?


In the same thread, he argues to deport Muslims as “his solution” to “the problem.”

Here is what Dondero says about Muslims and Islam:

This is about an alien culture, coming into our AMERICA AND WESTERN EUROPE and invading us from within.

Why on earth is anyone taking what this guy says seriously?  As a rabid Islamophobe, Eric Dondero has every reason to hate Ron Paul, who fired him long time ago (even before the 2008 election).  Dondero hates Ron Paul for the reasons that every Islamophobe does: (1) Ron Paul opposes Islamophobia against American Muslims; (2) he opposes the Bush-Obama curtailments of civil liberties that specifically target Muslims; and (3) he opposes America’s many wars in the Muslim world.

As I said in my article yesterday, there are plenty of reasons to have deep reservations about Ron Paul, but these recent claims by Eric Dondero should be ignored, because the source is not credible whatsoever.

In the words of Eric Dondero himself:

Call me a dickhead if you wish. But I’m a DICKHEAD FOR LIBERTY.

Well, if you insist.

Danios was the Brass Crescent Award Honorary Mention for Best Writer in 2010 and the Brass Crescent Award Winner for Best Writer in 2011.  

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Update I:

A LW reader named Capauncha, who says he has been reading our website for a long time, seems to be the one who first shed light on Eric Dondero’s Islamophobia.  Capauncha just posted another link to Dondero’s blog in which Dondero reproduces an article from the Philadelphia Weekly:

“My fellow Jews need to buck up,” says Eric Dondero, editor of Libertarian, over the phone from Houston. “The big problem right now is Islam and Islamism invading our country. And if they want to continue to move in, we need to fight back. Their culture is coming here.”

Dondero, a former staffer for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, has blogged extensively about what he calls “creeping Sharia Law” over the past several years. He says if you want to know what Sharia looks like in the United States, all you have to do is look at Europe, where he claims Muslim Europeans have “invaded” the countryside.

“They’re invading Switzerland and a Swedish island called Malmo, where the Muslims are raping all the European and Swedish women,” he says, recalling that city’s reports of lawlessness between the Jewish, Muslim and Neo-Nazi populations. And he fears that if Sharia Law isn’t banned in all states the way it was banned in his, the U.S. is next.

In the words of Antoine Dodson: Hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your husband, because they rapin’ everybody!

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  • Donderloon

    Ignorance is beyond bliss for this hopeless case. Guess what nut bar….I’m a democrat and I work in EMS. Should you ever need help I’m sure a fair amount of my nurse friends who are left leaning would be more than happy to not waste their time on a hopeless case such as yourself and since you hate us so much I suppose you are prepared to die. But, we would still help your ignorant pathetic worthless self out anyways. What an absolute embarrassment of a human being you are.

  • Actually, it’s mostly because Eric Dondero is a moral coward, a sub-intellectual and a douchebag. He’s smearing Ron Paul because everyone in Ron Paul’s camp has come to hate him for the war-loving liberal twit he is.
    Now you’re right about him being a Sharia conspiracy nut, but this is much more personal. The guy is (rightly) despised and, being unwilling to improve himself, he went on the attack.

    I don’t care to whits about Ron Paul or the tremendously banal political libertardians, and I’ve never really clashed with Dondero personally; but the guy is socially retarded and stupid.

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  • He apparently believe that the races have certain characteristics like Asians are weaker than a white men.
    “Similarly her Asian BREED does not have the physical strength that I have particularly in the arms and upper body. Her son’s physique is so different from mine. He’s lankey, where I am bulky.

    It’s the Neanderthal in me.”
    I Asian myself and Dondero does admit that his ideas on the fringe of science.
    “It’s funny, modern Geneticists and DNA scientists don’t want to touch this subject with a 10-foot pole. It skirts the edge of political correctness.”
    I suppose a talk about race and intelligence has to include the Bell Curve.
    “But to suggest that there are inherent differences between different ethnic groupings of homo sapiens, is not at all “racist.

    Remember the Charles Murray book, The Bell Curve?”
    So Dondero is a firm believer in the Bell Curve as is David Duke.

  • RF

    I think that khushboo is on to something, which I’ve been saying for a while myself: Dondero probably wrote those controversial passages. He’s a dirty little political operator who has shown an affinity for racist, anti-Muslim, and other hateful rhetoric. Those passages certainly fit his “style.” In addition, he worked in Dr. Paul’s organization when the newsletters with the controversial passages were being published (a relatively short time frame in the 20 year run of the newsletters). Some years later, when Dr. Paul caught Dondero writing pro-war propaganda under his name, Paul fired Dondero. (Anything familiar here?) Dondero has had it in for Paul since that time and seemingly will stop at nothing to tarnish him.

  • khushboo

    Capauncha, Islamophobes are typically homophobes too so this should not be surprising either. Thanks for the info. Now if you can find out who’s funding him…:D

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