Minister Louis Farrakhan went full anti-Semite during a weekend speech and predicted the downfall of “White folks.” The leader of the Nation Of Islam has a long history of making such comments, but he doubled down on them with vengeance during the Chicago speech on Sunday.
“Jews were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out, turning men into women and women into men,” Farrakhan said. “White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled a cover off of that Satanic Jew, and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.”
Farrakhan: Is the Federal Reserve owned by the government?
Farrakhan: Who owns the Federal Reserve?
Farrakhan: The same year they set up the IRS, they set up the FBI. And the same year they set up the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith… It could be a coincidence… [I want] to see black intellectuals free… I want to see them not controlled by members of the Jewish community.
Dallas Observer (10 August 2000)
BLACKS AND JEWS IN NEW YORK CONDEMN FARRAKHAN’S VIEWS – NYTimes.com – By SAM ROBERTS
Published: October 4, 1985
A broad range of New York’s civic, religious and political leaders, black and white, yesterday repudiated the racial and religious views of Louis Farrakhan, the Black Muslim minister.
Mr. Farrakhan, who is to speak Monday at a rally in Madison Square Garden, preaches on political and economic self-determination for blacks. But in speeches last year he called Judaism a ”dirty religion” and termed Hitler a ”great man.”
”Minister Farrakhan, like all Americans, has the right to voice his opinions,” said City Clerk David N. Dinkins. ”But when those opinions express racial prejudice and bigotry, we cannot be silent, for in this climate, silence can often suggest assent.”
”I find his blatantly anti-Semitic remarks offensive, and I condemn them,” said Mr. Dinkins, who is black.
But coupled with the condemnations were other messages that, according to some officials, reflected an underlying tension between blacks on the one hand and whites, particularly Jews, on the other.
Nation of Islam and antisemitism – Wikipedia – A number of organizations and academics consider the Nation of Islam to be antisemitic, stating that it has engaged in Holocaust denial and antisemitic interpretations of the Holocaust, and exaggerates the role of Jews in the African slave trade. The Nation of Islam has repeatedly rejected such charges as false and politically motivated.[
Ari Feldman // Louis Farrakhan Thinks There Are ‘Good Jews’ — Who Knew – The Forward – Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, made reference to “good Jews” and 9/11 conspiracy theories in a speech at in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, RNS reported. Farrakhan spoke at the Watergate Hotel for over two hours, touching on race, North Korea and Donald Trump.
“I am here from my teacher, not out of hate but out of hope that maybe what I say to this 45th president of the United States of America might have an effect to get him off the course that he is on,” Farrakhan said.
Farrakhan spoke next to a large poster that read, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume II: How Jews Gained Control of the Black American Economy.”
“There are righteous Jews, good Jews, Jews that want to practice the teachings of the prophets,” he said. “But then there are others who don’t wish to practice and it is they that hated Reverend Jackson’s desire to be president.”
David Schraub // No one who praises an anti-Semite like Louis Farrakhan can call herself ‘progressive’ – Opinion – Israel News | Haaretz.com – Why do Jews care so much about putative leftists buddying up to Louis Farrakhan?
Louis Farrakhan: ‘Jews are my enemy,’ ‘white folks are going down’ – Katelyn Caralle | Feb 28, 2018, 2:18 PM
Rev. Louis Farrakhan gave a Saviours’ Day 2018 Address on Sunday in which he declared that “the powerful Jews are my enemy,” and “white folks are going down.”
The Chicago speech went widely unnoticed at first, but garnered more traction on Wednesday when excerpts were tweeted out. CNN anchor Jake Tapper, for example, tweeted out a thread of the keynote speech with some of his quotes, and said Farrakhan was more dangerous than other “alt-reich” leaders because he “has a much larger following and elected officials meet with him openly.”
Louis Farrakhan Renews His Anti-Jewish Views in 2017 | Anti-Defamation League – Louis Farrakhan Renews His Anti-Jewish Views in 2017 | Anti-Defamation League – Once again, Louis Farrakhan has reinforced his position as one of the leading anti-Semites in the United States. In his words and writings since the beginning of 2017 he has continued to preach to his followers that Jews are satanic conspirators who represent the epitome of evil in the modern world. He uses his propaganda machine, which includes a network of Nation of Islam mosques, a weekly newspaper, a “research institute,” occasional speeches, and a robust social media presence to disseminate the notion that Jews are collectively responsible for inhibiting upward mobility in the African-American community, conducting the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and even being responsible for the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the early 20th century.
Days after Omarosa Manigault, a White House aide, appeared on a morning radio show on Chicago’s WVON saying she would be honored to meet with Farrakhan at the White House, Farrakhan gave an interview on the same station with Cliff Kelly. After a two hour tirade, Farrakhan concluded by calling for Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the broader Muslim world to unite in opposition to the existence of the State of Israel, and predicted that in the near future Jews will no longer be able to live in their historic homeland.
TAPE CONTRADICTS DISAVOWALOF ‘GUTTER RELIGION’ ATTACK – NYTimes.com – By E. R. SHIPP
Published: June 29, 1984
CHICAGO, June 28— Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Black Muslim group called the Nation of Islam, continued tonight to deny referring to Judaism as a ”gutter religion,” but a tape recording made available today by The Chicago Sun-Times contained that phrase in a sermon broadcast by Mr. Farrakhan last Sunday.
In an interview on the Cable News Network, Mr. Farrakhan said he had actually used the phrase ”dirty religion.” He also said that he had voluntarily withdrawn from the Jackson campaign on May 5 and that he was ”not the least bit disturbed” by the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s disavowal of his remarks.
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”It it will help him go to the convention and represent the 85 percent of the blacks who voted for him,” Mr. Farrakhan said, ”then the rebuke or the repudiation is well worth it.”
Earlier, the Senate, by a 95-to-0 vote, passed a resolution condemning Mr. Farrakhan’s remarks. Asked about the vote, Mr. Farrakhan said. ”And there is not one black senator, is there? My repudiation of the Senate carries more weight with God than their repudiation of me.”
Mr. Farrakhan could not be immediately reached for further comment.
KLAN FIGURE MET WITH FARRAKHAN – NYTimes.com – By JUDITH CUMMINGS, Special to the New York Times
Published: October 3, 1985
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2— The former head of the Ku Klux Klan in California said today that he headed a ”white nationalist” delegation that attended a speech here last month by Louis Farrakhan, leader of a Black Muslim group, and that talks between the black and white groups have been going on for a year.
The former Klan leader, Thomas Metzger of San Diego, said that he and nine members of his organization attended the Farrakhan rally here Sept. 14 as guests of Mr. Farrakhan and that they contributed $100 to support the Muslim’s cause.
Mr. Farrakhan, who heads the Nation of Islam, has been widely attacked in the past two years for statements that many consider anti-Semitic, among them assertions that Judaism is ”a gutter religion” and that Hitler was a ”great man.”
The Muslim leader, who preaches on political and economic self-determination for blacks, has attracted 15,000 people to the Los Angeles speech and about 10,000 to an appearance in Washington last July, drawing heavy criticism from Jewish leaders in both cities. Prominent civil rights and political leaders in both cities were criticized by Jewish leaders as not denouncing Mr. Farrakhan’s visits in advance.
Nation of Islam | Southern Poverty Law Center // “[T]he Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He wasn’t a great man for me as a black person, but he was a great German. Now, I’m not proud of Hitler’s evils against Jewish people, but that’s a matter of record. He raised Germany up from nothing. Well, in a sense you could say there’s a similarity in that we are raising our people up from nothing.”
— Louis Farrakhan, radio interview, March 11, 1984
“Jews have been conclusively linked to the greatest criminal endeavor ever undertaken against an entire race of people … the black African Holocaust. … The effects of this unspeakable tragedy are still being felt among the peoples of the world at this very hour.”
— The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews (NOI book), 1991
“Who are the slumlords in the Black community? The so-called Jews. … Who is it sucking our blood in the Black community? A white imposter Arab and a white imposter Jew.”
— Speech by NOI national official Khalid Muhammad, Nov. 29, 1993
“These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength. … It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews, that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality. It’s the wicked Jews, false Jews, that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic!”
— Louis Farrakhan, Saviours’ Day speech, Feb. 26, 2006
Uncommon Ground: Secret Relationship – Just as Brock has been a conduit for white supremacist — particularly anti-Semitic — propaganda in the Black community, so too has there been evidence of white supremacists paying lip-service to the aspirations of Black separatists when it has served their interests. The first notable instance of white supremacists teaming with Black separatists occurred on January 30, 1961, when Ku Klux Klan officials met with Nation of Islam leaders, including Malcolm X, in Atlanta, Georgia. According to Clayborne Carson’s Malcolm X: The FBI File, NOI had proposed the meeting to solicit the Klan’s help in obtaining land for the Black Muslims, to help preserve racial segregation. At the meeting, according to Carson, Malcolm X additionally told the Klan that “the Jew is behind the integration movement, using the Negro as a tool.”
On February 25, 1962, NOI continued its flirtation with white supremacy by inviting American Nazi Party (ANP) founder George Lincoln Rockwell to the Annual Muslim Convention — now Savior’s Day — in Chicago. In 1965, after breaking with the Nation of Islam and denouncing its separatist doctrine, Malcolm X told his followers that NOI under Elijah Muhammad had made agreements with the ANP and the Klan that “were not in the interests of Negros.”
In more recent years, Tom Metzger, the founder of White Aryan Resistance (against whom ADL and the Southern Poverty Law Center secured a $12.5 million judgement in a 1990 civil suit which arose in connection with Metzger’s role in inciting neo-Nazi skinheads to murder an Ethiopian immigrant two years earlier), has particularly claimed to support the agenda of the Black extremist community. In 1985, Metzger attended a Farrahkan rally in Los Angeles. He later told The Washington Post that “People should not be surprised” by his support of NOI. “They’re the black counterpart of us.”
According to Metzger, representatives of Farrakhan had invited him to the rally serveral days earlier; the white racist leader reportedly brought ten followers to the NOI event, and later contributed $100 to the Black Muslim organization. The September 30, 1985, issue of The Washington Times reported that Farrakhan and Metzger had formed an alliance to promote their racial-separatist, anti-Jewish ideologies. Metzger told the paper that the two groups had already shared intelligence, “mostly….about extremist Jewish organizations.” He added, “Louis Farrakhan is an honest Black man who is not embarrassed or ashamed to stand up and say what he feels. I like what I hear.”
Nation of Islam • MuckRock – During the early 1980s, the deeply bigoted language for which NOI is infamous for today became daily fare, exacerbated by the charged atmosphere surrounding Jesse Jackson’s 1984 presidential bid. Farrakhan made several of his most infamous remarks during the campaign, including calling Hitler “a very great man” and Judaism a “dirty religion” (some say he actually termed it a “gutter religion”). While these and other remarks ultimately spurred Jackson to publicly disavow Farrakhan, the controversy actually increased the NOI leader’s visibility and appeal to many African Americans angered at the attacks on him.
Farrakhan’s racist venom continued, to the point that he was banned in 1986 from entering the United Kingdom, where officials cited concerns for racial harmony. He frequently reiterated the “dirty religion” theme along with references to the “so-called Jew” (arguing that the “true” Jews were black North Africans) and constant accusations of secret Jewish control of financial and political institutions. One of the most baseless attacks came in the form of a 1991 “study” ordered up by Farrakhan and written by NOI’s “Historical Research Department.” Entitled The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, the book uses isolated examples of Jewish merchants’ involvement in the purchase and ownership of slaves to place the onus of the slavery industry squarely on Jewish shoulders — a historical falsehood,
While Jews remain the primary target of Farrakhan’s vitriol, he is also well known for bashing gay men and lesbians, Catholics and, of course, the white devils, whom he calls “potential humans … [who] haven’t evolved yet.” All of this has helped make him attractive to certain white supremacist groups who agree that the races must be separated. In its turn, NOI has come to view white supremacists as people who at least understand NOI’s program and could therefore become allies.
In one early instance, American Nazi Party boss George Lincoln Rockwell appeared at NOI’s 1962 Saviour’s Day Convention, christening Elijah Muhammad the Hitler of blacks. In another, Malcolm X, on departing from NOI in 1964, spoke of an Atlanta meeting (later corroborated by FBI records) between NOI and the Klan in an attempt to establish mutual working conditions. In more recent years, a yearning for racial separation has brought NOI other strange bedfellows. During the Jesse Jackson campaign, NOI was discovered by white “Third Positionists” (who espouse, among other things, radical racial separatism) in the extreme-right British National Front, some of whom developed friendly relationships with NOI officials in the late 1980s before suffering a backlash from the rank and file who could not understand their leadership’s cozy ties to American “niggers.” Similarly, American neo-Nazi and White Aryan Resistance founder Tom Metzger has praised NOI’s anti-Semitic rhetoric and has even donated a symbolic amount of money to the Nation.
Just as disturbing has been Farrakhan’s willingness to tie himself to authoritarian and, in many cases, violently repressive foreign leaders for the sake of furthering black and Islamic administrations worldwide. These include Libyan dictator Muammar Ghadaffi, Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and the now deceased General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan and Ugandan despot Idi Amin.
During the mid-1990s, it seemed that Farrakhan was trying to moderate his message, reaching out to the Jewish community groups and more mainstream black organizations. But any such effort was thwarted by his own continued anti-Semitic remarks and those of his officers. In 1993, for instance, an attempt at reconciliation with the Congressional Black Caucus failed after the Anti-Defamation League published an article detailing a wildly incendiary speech by top NOI official Khalid Muhammad at New Jersey’s Kean College in November of that year in which he violently bashed Jews, Catholics, LGBT people and whites. Similarly, although many local chapters of the NAACP endorsed the Million Man March where Farrakhan was the keynote speaker, the national organization refused to participate in any way.