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Anti-Semitic Prelude to Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day Diatribe

In a pre­lude to Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic keynote address at the United Cen­ter in Chicago  on Feb­ru­ary 26, the Nation of Islam held a ple­nary ses­sion titled “Busi­ness is War­fare: The Secret Rela­tion­ship Between Blacks and Jews” as part of its Sav­iours’ Day weekend.
Dur­ing the Feb­ru­ary 24 ses­sion, named after a set of NOI books alleg­ing that Jew­ish exploita­tion of Blacks dur­ing the slave trade has caused deep and pro­longed reper­cus­sions for African-Americans, sev­eral speak­ers pro­moted anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries in line with Farrakhan’s record. 
  • Refer­ring to Jews, Louis Farrakhan’s daugh­ter Donna Far­rakhan said, “They didn’t intend for us to have free­dom, jus­tice and equal­ity. They built it on our backs, our blood, our sweat, and our tears.”
  • Leonard Jef­fries

    Leonard Jef­fries, for­mer head of the black stud­ies depart­ment at City Col­lege of New York, said Jew­ish owned banks lent money to slave traders. “The evil genius of the Jew­ish com­mu­nity was to put together their pow­ers to make busi­ness their reli­gion and make it part of their culture.”

  • Dr. Ridgely Muham­mad, Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture for the Nation of Islam, said, “The so called Jews were the ones sup­port­ing the KKK and financ­ing them. They formed the KKK.”
Over the past three years, the Nation of Islam (NOI) has engaged in a wide-ranging cam­paign to demo­nize Jews. Not only have the speeches deliv­ered by Louis Far­rakhan been among the most hate­ful of his 30-year career as head of the NOI, but the organization’s media arm has also rein­forced these mes­sages through a range of propaganda.