Steve West – Anti-Semitic Islamophobic GOP Candidate

August 12, 2018 – August 7 was not a really good day for the GOP US-wide, but especially here in Missouri. You see an “anti-Semitic” Republican candidate won a four-way primary race for Missouri House District 15 with a whopping 50 percent of the vote

HD15 makes up parts of Clay County, north of Kansas City and includes the suburb of Gladstone.

Steve West, a.k.a. Jack Justice on KCXL radio, expounds anti-Jewish and Islamophobic sentiments on a regular basis. His website, according to The Pitch, states that Islam is the problem in America for its call to make the US a theocratic nation. West writes on his campaign site:

“…when a religion, as one of it’s (sic) primary tenants calls for a state religion, a theocracy, that religion I believe has crossed a line from what should be a spiritual and religious institution to a political movement with a political agenda seeking political advantage and should therefore not be granted privileges and tax advantages accorded religious institutions.”

And though he mentions “Protestant, Catholic, Islam or other” religions, his focus is strictly on Islam.

But Islam is not his only target. On the day before the election, “Jack Justice” went on a rant on the radio concerning the Jewish faith. According to the Kansas City Star, he stated “fanatical conspiracies about “Jewish cabals” that are “harvesting baby parts” through Planned Parenthood, that torture and molest children and that run the Republican Party.”

Of course, the Missouri GOP is trying hard to distance themselves from their candidate. As quoted by the Star, a spokesperson for the Clay County GOP said, “Steve West’s shocking and vile comments do not reflect the position of the Missouri Republican Party or indeed of any decent individual. West’s abhorrent rhetoric has absolutely no place in the Missouri Republican Party or anywhere. We wholeheartedly condemn his comments.”

But it gets worse. Just because West promotes a secular government, his anti-Semitic views are powered by his own Christian beliefs.

“Jewish people can be beautiful people, but there’s (sic) ideologies associated with that that I don’t agree with,” he went on. “Jews today are a remnant of the tribe of Judah that rejected Christ.”

Steve West, aka Jack Justice

His YouTube channel is filled with conspiracy rants and praises for President Trump. He does not hold back on his praising of Hitler’s “final solution” or the men who carried the execution of 12 million Jews, Gypsies, Catholics and others during the Nazi regime.

As the Clay County GOP is hurting itself by backing away from West, they did not answer the question on whether they will be supporting West in the November general election.

As we witness the “Rally for the Right” in Washington, D.C. this weekend, we need to note that they too support the president’s divisive comments concerning liberals, Democrats, and Islam. As the Alt-right continues to grow and capture the political arm of the extremists, Steve West is only a glaring example of the problem the United States is now facing.

About David Rosman

David is the winner of the Missouri Press Foundation's "Best Columnist" in 2013 (First Place) and 2014 (Second Place), the 2016 Harold Riback Award for excellence in writing, and the winner of the 2007 Interactive Media Award for excellence in editing.
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