Marlene Lenthang, Daily Mail, October 20, 2018
Iowa Republican Representative Steve King has revealed his white nationalist views in an interview with an Austrian far-right publication.
King, an eight-term congressman up for re-election next month, has been linked to Neo-Nazism and the far-right before, but he laid out his extremely conservative views like never before in an interview with far-right propaganda website Unzensuriert, which translates to ‘uncensored’ in English.
He was interviewed when he stopped in Vienna in August and candidly called for stricter immigration policies, said Mollie Tibbett’s killer should have never been in the U.S., and claims Democrats are teaming up with radical Islamists to attack ‘Western civilization’.
He was interviewed by Caroline Sommerfeld, an intellectual in the European neo-fascist identititarian movement which is connected to the U.S.’s alt-right, to discuss how Muslim and Latino immigrants threaten the U.S. and Europe.
The interview was published in September and went unnoticed by American news outlets until the Huffington Post flagged it.
In the interview Sommerfeld asks: ‘In your opinion is Islam the problem or Western liberalism?’
King replies saying ‘it is like fighting a two front war. How is it, that the liberals, the leftists, on the one side, could build an alliance with the misogynistic hard core rightist Islamic people that have no tolerance for everything?’
‘If we don’t defend Western civilization, then we will become subjugated by the people who are the enemies of faith, the enemies of justice,’ King said.
He cited an old NBC interview where he slammed Charlie Peirce after he said the Republican convention was full of ‘old white men’.
King clapped back saying: ‘That kind of talk is a little tiresome and old, isn’t it? Can you name another subgroup that has contributed more?’
When asked ‘more than white people?’ King responded ‘More than Western civilization itself! No subgroup has contributed more to Western civilization.’
Speaking on migrants, he touched on Mollie Tibbetts, the 20-year-old girl who was found stabbed to death in an Iowa cornfield whose confessed killer is believed to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico.
‘The individual who murdered Mollie Tibbetts should have never been in America,’ he said.
‘Liberals in the US say that Mollie Tibbetts’ death is just because the perpetrator was male, that it didn’t have anything to do with him being a law breaker, a criminal. And what I say to those people who say that immigration isn’t part of her death is: then go and tell her family, that if her killer had been deported the minute he set foot illegally on US soil, your daughter would still be dead,’ he added.
He also slammed the U.S. low fertility rate saying ‘if we continue to abort our babies and import a replacement for them in the form of young violent men, we are supplanting our culture, our civilization.’
At multiple points in the interview he uses the phrase ‘Western Civilization’ which he seems to define as white America.
The two touched upon the theory of the Great Replacement – which is the idea that mass migration such as from Muslim-majority countries, could lead to the extinction of white European culture and identity.
King called it ‘slow-motion cultural suicide’.
The Great Replacement is a term used by anti-Muslim European networks who believe migrants and refugees are leading to the Islamification of Europe.
Unzensuriert is well known in Austria as a far-right publication that attacks the country’s traditional outlets.
‘Unzensuriert is very much like a German-language version of Breitbard. They are opinion pieces which offer a far-right view on the world,’ Ingrid Brodnig, an author and expert on the Austrian far-right, said.
Last year Austria’s intelligence services flagged the site as promoting anti-Semitism and extreme xenophobia.
King hasn’t commented on his interview with the Austrian site.
His Democratic opponent J.D. Scholten retweeted the story and noted how King was able to sit down for an interview in Austria but refused to be interviewed by Iowa’s largest newspaper before the election.
‘It’s disrespectful to this district that he’s spent more time (five times in the last six years) in Austria on TAXPAYER DIME than he does in most counties in our district,’ Scholten said to the Huffington Post.
King has been a Congressman for Iowa for eight terms in Iowa, in one of the reddest districts of America.
He has beaten Democratic opponents by more than 20 points in the past five elections.
According to a poll from last month, he was leading his Democratic challenger Scholten by 10 percentage points.
He made headlines on Wednesday for endorsing Faith Goldy, a white nationalist mayoral candidate in Toronto’s upcoming election.