David Vaughan Icke (/aɪk/; born 29 April 1952), is a British writer and conspiracy theorist. Since 1990 he has devoted himself to researching "who or what really controls the world". A former professional football player, reporter, television presenter, and speaker for the Green Party, he authored over 20 books to make his own views known.
David Icke warns about the totalitarian tendencies of the modern world. The essence of David Icke's theories is that the world is led by a secret group known as the "Global Elite," or "Illuminati," operating under Zion's Protocols. Some consider this to be anti-Semitic propaganda.
In 1999, Icke published The Biggest Secret, published by Daksha Publishing House, in which he wrote that the Illuminati were reptilian humanoids called the "Babylon Brotherhood"—worshiped since ancient Babylon. Icke has claimed that prominent figures in politics, entertainment, banking, etc. are reptilians in human form (more precisely hybrids between reptilians and humans, who can change their shape).
David Icke has claimed that the Jews themselves are to blame for antisemitism, a classic Nazi claim that can be traced back to Adolf Hitler. According to Political Research Associates, Icke's theories have attracted a substantial audience in Canada. At a tournament in October 1999, Icke was welcomed by the students of the University of Toronto for a four-hour conference. However, his books were removed from the shelves of Indigo Books due to protests by the Canadian Jewish Congress. Icke and the Canadian tournament were the subject of British Channel 4.
- ↑ "From BBC to PCT", UK-Sceptics, retrieved 22 May 2006.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wikipedia, David Icke
- ↑ Barkun, Michael. A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America, Comparative Studies in Religion and Society, University of California Press, 2003, p. 103.
- ↑ Offley, Will. Selected Quotes Of David Icke", PublicEye.org, Political Research Associates, 23 February 2000
- ↑ Honigsbaum, Mark. "The Dark Side of David Icke", London Evening Standard, 26 May 1995.
- ↑ "From Green Messiah to New Age Nazi". Institute for Social Ecology. January 1996. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
- ↑ Offley, Will. "David Icke And The Politics Of Madness: Where The New Age Meets The Third Reich", PublicEye.org, Political Research Associates, 29 February 2000.
- ↑ Jabbari, Dorsa. "U of T provides accused anti-Semite with mike", Varsity News, 12 October 1999
- ↑ Kraft, Frances. "New Age speaker set to talk in Toronto", The Canadian Jewish News, 7 October 1999.