Ted Pike, the national director of the Oregon-based National Prayer Network, has for years engaged in an anti-Semitic campaign that denigrates the Jewish religion, as well as what he perceives as Jewish-controlled organizations and leaders. Through a series of Web-based articles, Internet radio interviews, videotapes, and books, Pike constantly claims Jewish control over the government and media and asserts Jewish hatred of Christians and the alleged desire of "evil" Jewish leaders and organizations to control what Christian Americans do and say.
|Born: September 19, 1946
Residence: Oregon City, Oregon
Organization: National Prayer Network
Education: B.A. Portland State University, 1971
Ideology: Anti-Semitism, conspiracy theories
Influences: Claude Pike (father – died 2004)
Books: Israel: Our Duty…Our Dilemma (1984)
Videos: Zionism and Christianity: Unholy Alliance (2005); Why the Mid-East Bleeds (2003); Shaking Campus Liberalism: How Christian Students Defied the Pro-Gay Faculty…and Won! (2002); Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians (2000); The Other Israel: The Whole Story of Zionist Conspiracy (1987)
To promote his virulent anti-Semitic ideology, Pike often works under the guise of opposing federal hate crimes legislation and upholding free speech and Christian values. He gives interviews to extremist cable TV and Internet radio shows to further disseminate his anti-Semitic views and also links from his organization's Website to various anti-Semitic sites. Similarly, a variety of extremists, including neo-Nazis, post Pike's columns to their own hate sites, where they praise Pike's anti-Semitic invective.