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March 17, 2016

Reconciliation Cannot Mean Turning a Blind Eye to Farrakhan’s Anti-Semitism

By Jonathan Green­blatt
CEO of the Anti-Defamation League

This article originally appeared on The Huff­in­g­ton Post Blog

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As the new CEO of ADL, I have recommitted ADL to our historic civil rights agenda. In my short tenure as head of ADL, I have brought my leadership team to the cradle of the civil rights movement in Atlanta, Selma and Montgomery to recommit to our immense task of achieving equal justice and fair treatment to all. We have vigorously lobbied Congress to pass legislation to undo the damage to the Voting Rights Act caused by the Supreme Court ruling in 2013; we have channeled our outrage after the tragedy in Charleston to launch a coalition-based campaign of #50StatesAgainstHate to ensure that all states have effective hate crime laws to protect African-Americans and other marginalized communities; and we have taken up issues of education equity and the school to prison pipeline.… read more

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February 29, 2016

Louis Farrakhan Joins List Of Extremists Praising Donald Trump

Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan made anti-Semitic accusations of Jewish governmental control while praising presidential candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 Sav­iours’ Day ser­mon at the NOI’s Mosque Maryam in Chicago on February 28.

Farrakhan delivering his Saviours' Day sermon (Part 1) at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit

Farrakhan delivering his Saviours’ Day sermon (Part 1) at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit

While Part 1 of Far­rakhan’s 2016 Sav­iours’ Day ser­mon last week at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena largely avoided the topic of Jews, in Part 2 of his ser­mon yesterday, Far­rakhan stated that Trump “is the only man…that stood in front of some members of the Jewish community and told them ‘I don’t want your money’… Any time a man can say to those who control the politics of America, ‘I don’t want your money,’ that means if I don’t take your money, you can’t control me.… read more

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February 18, 2016

Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan Finds Receptive Audience In Iran

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Farrakhan meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati

Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Far­rakhan was provided with an opportunity to promote his typical anti-Semitic conspiracy theories last week in Iran.

Farrakhan was a “special guest” at multiple high-level events and met with current and former Iranian government officials including Grand Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati and former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati. Farrakhan was also reportedly the guest of honor at a ceremony unveiling a new drone, during which Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was present.

Farrakhan previously met with Rouhani at a 2013 event organized by the Iranian delegation on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and visited Iran in 1996.… read more

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