Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism continues

Speaking in Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena to a crowd of 18,000 people mostly African American, Nation of Islam “Honorable Minister” Louis Farrakhan resumed his decades-old diatribe of slander towards the Jewish people at the annual “Saviours Day” convention.

The paranoid leader of the Chicago based all-male black militant organization did not hesitate to further trash his reputation. The 80-year-old “Minister” said he was in good company to be mentioned alongside Henry Ford, when he brought up how they were both accused of being anti-Semitic.

In his own words: “A great man who was called an anti-Semite. I feel like I’m in good company.”

Henry Ford is not just famous for his creation of the Model T. He is also noted for penning The International Jew — a series of booklets and pamphlets written in the 1920’s which spoke of a global Jewish conspiracy designed to take over the world.

“Did Jesus have a problem with the Jews of his day? He’s not a hater. Neither am I. I don’t hate Jewish people … what I hate is evil.”

Sorry Louis, but I never recall Jesus calling Judaism a “gutter religion”, or advancing the false notion that Jews perpetrate the destruction of America and the world by conspiring to take over the media, Hollywood, Congress, the Treasury, and etc. It is nothing more than a pathetic attempt at justifying his vile disdain for the Jewish community by dragging the name of Jesus Christ through the mud, and in the process insulting Christians everywhere.

Louis Farrakhan doesn’t hate the Jews. He LOATHES the Jews. In this same lecture he said and I quote: “Satan is in control of Hollywood, TV, media and money.”

As an African American male I apologize on behalf of the Black Community and some of its “leaders” who refuse to call out Louis Farrakhan on his divisive and anti-Semitic language. I will not stand idly by and allow Farrakhan’s verbal poison continue to infect the minds of the black community.

Farrakhan blames the Jews for their involvement in the enslavement of my ancestors during the slave trade. Yes there is evidence that Jews were involved in an evil, dehumanizing project. But so were the Africans and the Muslims. Everyone had a role in the slave trade. It was profitable. However, it has nothing to do with being Jewish or not. The slave trade only signifies that in every race and religion, there are people who (unfortunately) have no compassion for other human beings.

Farrakhan also fails to mention the wonderful work done in part, by the Jewish community regarding the Civil Rights Movement. And in 2014, the relationship between the two groups continue to be as strong as ever.

In closing, having to bear witness (again) Farrakhan’s constant rhetoric which divides rather than it unites, is frightening. But even more frightening isn’t his blatant bigotry. But the people in the audience.

It is unbelievable how so many people sat in that Arena for two plus hours listening to him speak without any opposition. They revered him like an iconic leader. These same people who share my skin color, but obviously not my morals. Even worse are the presence of small Black children at this event, who will be encouraged to hate others. What parent would willingly expose their children and their impressionable minds, to a raging Anti-Semitic, homophobic, racist human being?

I was not at this event Thank God. I might have been kicked out for refusing to allow the black community to continued being brainwashed by “Minister” Farrakhan. He is the true master of deception.

The mere presence of someone with Black skin at an event such as this, would make Martin Luther King roll over in his grave.

How can we as a people support Louis Farrakhan? We might as well support the Ku Klux Klan. He’s no different.

He preaches that Blacks should watch out for the “enemy”. We should. The enemy is staring us in the face, wearing a bow tie and thick glasses. And more ironically, has the

Louis Farrakhan speaking
Louis Farrakhan speaking

same skin color.

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Dennis Austin is a political science major at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and regular contributor.
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