Former Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke defended former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters in a post on social media site Gab.
“It appears that Roger Waters has the endorsement of the former KKK Grand Wizard, David Duke,” Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) wrote on Twitter. “Mr. Duke’s rambling post about ‘Jewish power’ says all that you need to know about him.”
Waters is currently being investigated by Berlin police for suspected incitement following a concert in the city in which he dressed in a uniform resembling a Nazi officer, Jewish News reported on Thursday.
The investigation was launched after Waters wore a long leather jacket and gloves with a Nazi-like red armband, depicting crossed hammers instead of swastikas, during his concert at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on May 17.
Waters also compared Anne Frank to Shireen Abu Aqleh, an Al Jazeera journalist who was shot dead while covering clashes between IDF soldiers and Palestinian Arab terrorist in Jenin last year.
In the post, Duke claimed that the “Jewish Global Deep State” was “at war” with Waters for exposing “Israel’s crimes and the crimes of the Jewish controlled USA Gov’t and media.”
Duke, who has a lengthy history of making antisemitic statements, continued: “The AP said Waters is accused of antisemitism but denies it. In truth Waters needs to go on the offensive. He should point out: Antisemitism today actually is nothing more of vile smear against anyone who dares to expose the UltraRacist Jewish Globalists behind both the Palestinian Nakba but also the insane Ukraine War. This proxy war caused by Jews is nothing more than Jewish power happy to sacrifice the lives and well-being of millions of Ukrainians, Russians and Europeans in an attempt to harm and destroy Christian Russia.
Earlier in the week, CAA started a petition urging venues to cancel upcoming Waters concerts.
“Roger Waters, the former Pink Floyd musician, has a long history of baiting Jews, which he has now taken to the next level,” CAA said. “Venues must not platform his hate.”
CAA noted that besides years of hateful comments and antisemitic tropes being stated by the musician – which include offensive pro-BDS and anti-Israel statements as well as referring to the “Jewish lobby” in the music industry, alleging that American politicians were puppets of the late Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson, and claiming that the Israel teaches American law enforcement how to “murder the blacks” – Waters also openly attacked the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.
“It says something about Roger Waters that he incessantly needs to insist that he is not an antisemite. He has a penchant for breaching the International Definition of Antisemitism, has claimed that antisemitism is used as a ‘smear,’ and has a long history of baiting Jews," CAA said. "That his latest show apparently includes a visual equation of Israelis to Nazis, which extends his record of making such comparisons, is all the more reason for these venues to steer clear of him. Artistic freedom does not justify hate."