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Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theories Mark Farrakhan’s 2013 Saviours’ Day Address in Chicago

Louis Far­rakhan’s keynote address dur­ing this past weekend’s annual Sav­iours’ Day con­ven­tion once again fea­tured anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries about Jew­ish polit­i­cal and finan­cial con­trol of the United States.

Among the anti-Semitic con­spir­a­cies Far­rakhan prop­a­gated dur­ing his three-hour address to approx­i­mately 8,300 peo­ple at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Chicago, is the notion that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Fed­eral Reserve Bank, and the Inter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice (IRS) were set up by the Jews in tan­dem to con­trol the fis­cal poli­cies of the United States: 

“And today in 2013, we are in Decem­ber of this year 100 years since the cre­ation of the Fed­eral Reserve Bank and the Inter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice and the ADL. America’s debt has gone from two bil­lion dol­lars to more than six­teen tril­lion dol­lars. Now they set these insti­tu­tions up to work in unity: the Fed­eral Reserve the IRS and the ADL. One was to cre­ate debt, the other was to enforce a tax pol­icy to take from the Amer­i­can cit­i­zens enough to pay that debt, and the watch­dog of the whole thing was to see who would rec­og­nize who did this and that’s when the ADL raised the cry of anti-Semitism, and now Amer­ica is see­ing her­self in ruin because of it.”

Far­rakhan also listed sta­tis­tics on Jew­ish mem­bers of the Sen­ate, the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and the Supreme Court before con­clud­ing, “Spe­cial inter­ests along with Zion­ist AIPAC are rob­bing Amer­ica of the prin­ci­ple of democ­racy and rep­re­sen­ta­tive government.”

Far­rakhan then raised the nom­i­na­tion of Sen­a­tor Chuck Hagel for Sec­re­tary of Defense to make claims against the Jew­ish State:

“You need a man like Sen­a­tor Hagel as your Sec­re­tary of Defense because a man with a mind like that will keep you out of fight­ing some­one else’s wars. You need a man in gov­ern­ment that has another opin­ion that is not con­trolled, and if the Sen­ate does not con­firm him as Defense Sec­re­tary because of his opin­ion on Israel, that only proves that the Sen­ate and the U.S. Con­gress is con­trolled by the Israel lobby, and it also sen­tences Amer­ica to war with Iran for the state of Israel.”

Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism has not been lim­ited to his lat­est Sav­iours’ Day address. The Nation of Islam (NOI) con­tin­ues to engage in a wide-ranging pro­pa­ganda cam­paign against Jews through its media arm.  For exam­ple, in a Feb­ru­ary 9 arti­cle in the NOI’s news­pa­per, The Final Call, Far­rakhan claimed that Jews con­trol the media and are behind what he describes as an inac­cu­rate por­trayal of him in a Life­time movie on the lives of Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz:

“The Jew­ish peo­ple behind this film have char­ac­ter­ized Far­rakhan as the ‘No. 1 Anti-Semite.’…Those who con­trol this movie, those who wrote the script—those who con­trol the media—all want to try me in the court of pub­lic opinion.”

Far­rakhan also con­tin­ues to pro­mote his ide­ol­ogy in a 52-week lec­ture series titled “The Time and What Must Be Done.” While the first seven install­ments of these lec­tures have focused mostly on the­o­log­i­cal top­ics, Far­rakhan some­times digresses into racist con­spir­acy the­o­ries. In one lec­ture he accuses the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment of hatch­ing a plan to kill “two to three bil­lion peo­ple on our planet…Could this be why, in Africa, AIDS is slaugh­ter­ing black men and women, par­tic­u­larly in those areas where the min­eral resources of that area is nec­es­sary to keep Amer­i­can in power in this 21st century?”