ITALY—ACCORDING TO REPORTS BY IB Times, former Ku Klux Klan leaders David Duke was expelled from Italy earlier this month after authorities deemed him as “socially dangerous” for he allegedly planned to set up a pan-European neo-Nazi group. IB Times wrote: A Venice court has upheld a decision to deny a permit of residence renewal to the former Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representative and holocaust denier, who was found living under false pretences near the northern town of Belluno.
“Ofﬁ cial reliable sources have revealed [Duke] plans to establish an organization aiming to exterminate the Black and Jewish races in Europe,” the sentence read. “He was also previously arrested and expelled from the Czech Republic as suspected of promoting the launch of a movement for the suppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms.”
Duke was initially banned from Switzerland over his activities related to the white supremacist movement in 2009. Swiss authorities also designated him as persona non grata in all the European states including Italy.