Fort Worth Star-Telegram Ignores Major Source of DFW Antisemitism

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram building | Image by Architecture in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram linked leafleting by four Nazis in Fort Worth to the success of socially right-leaning causes throughout Texas while ignoring the hundreds, if not thousands, of pro-Hamas protesters right in DFW.

A group of neo-Nazi demonstrators have apparently periodically appeared at Fort Worth area events to hand out flyers expressing antisemitic sentiment, the Star-Telegram extensively documented in a piece on Thursday.

The Star-Telegram quoted Jeff Tischauser, a senior research analyst with the Southern Poverty Law Center, who claimed that Texas is a hotbed of Nazi sentiment partly due to the adoption of policies like the child sex alteration ban.

“Anytime [an] extremist policy is talked about or maybe voted on in the Texas legislature, you can go on Telegram, you can go on Gab and see members of hate groups or their supporters really saying, ‘Look at what we did,’” Tischauser told the Star-Telegram. “They just take a victory lap.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center has been subject to a litany of criticism in its own right, including for accusations of discrimination and hate speech.

Since the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 caused Israel to retaliate by seeking to destroy Hamas militants in Gaza, the DFW metroplex has been racked by pro-Palestinian protests in which pro-Hamas and blatantly antisemitic slogans have been heard.

Overt acts of antisemitism, like the intimidation of a local Jewish man during a protest in Oak Lawn and rallies in downtown Dallas calling for the end to the state of Israel, have been extensively covered first-hand by The Dallas Express.

Widespread protests have taken place at universities and city centers, with thousands marching across the world from London to New York to here in Texas, for instance in Austin and Dallas.

As the evidence of rising antisemitism mounts in the metroplex, local leaders like Dallas City Council Member Paul Ridley, in whose district a major pro-Hamas rally was held, have been unwilling to personally call out the protesters in public for their antisemitic demands and actions, as DX has revealed.

None of these incidents of antisemitism and espousal of pro-terrorist sympathies were mentioned by the Star-Telegram in its piece on the neo-Nazis.

The Dallas Express reached out to the Star-Telegram and asked if the publication planned to cover the glaring examples of antisemitism being demonstrated en masse in DFW, but no response was immediately received.

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