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Farrakhan Invited By Public Officials To Alabama Rallies

Update – June 17, 2013: Dur­ing his remarks in front of the Alabama State Capi­tol, Far­rakhan report­edly stated that white peo­ple, “don’t have the will to allow you to vote uncon­tested.” Far­rakhan also report­edly told the crowd that Jews “know the value of money” and “mis­use their power.” Speak­ers at the rally had no short­age of praise for Far­rakhan. Sen. Hank Sanders’ wife, Faya Toure, a Selma lawyer who helped orga­nize the event, called Far­rakhan “one of the great­est lead­ers of our gen­er­a­tion. I don’t care what the SPLC says, I don’t care what the Jews say.”

Update – June 14, 2013: In a let­ter to the Birm­ing­ham Jew­ish Fed­er­a­tion, State Sen­a­tor Hank Sanders reit­er­ated his unabashed sup­port for Louis Far­rakhan speak­ing at the Alabama ral­lies. In the let­ter, Sanders stated, “I applaud him [Far­rakhan] for the good things he has done,” turn­ing a blind eye to Farrakhan’s decades of hate­ful words against Jews, white peo­ple, and the LGBT community.

Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Far­rakhan was invited by a group of Alabama elected offi­cials to par­tic­i­pate in mul­ti­ple June 14 ral­lies to sup­port the exten­sion of the fed­eral Vot­ing Rights Act. The ral­lies will take place in Birm­ing­ham, Selma, the Shelby County Cour­t­house, and the steps of the State Capi­tol in Montgomery.farrakhan-alabama-jews

The invi­ta­tion to Far­rakhan comes at a time when Far­rakhan has made numer­ous egre­giously anti-Semitic state­ments, claim­ing that “Satanic Jews” and the “Syn­a­gogue of Satan” con­trol America’s gov­ern­ment, econ­omy, media, and other sectors.

Despite his recent hate­ful state­ments in Detroit as well as his racist and anti-Semitic remarks over a three-decade career, Far­rakhan was pub­licly endorsed by Alabama State Sen­a­tors Hank Sanders (D-Selma) and Bobby Sin­gle­ton (D-Greensboro) and Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford.

Dur­ing a speech in front of the seal of the Alabama State House last week, Sen­a­tor Sanders said, “We’re really proud that the Hon­or­able Min­is­ter Louis Far­rakhan has agreed [to speak].”

Mayor Ford added, “We reached out to Min­is­ter Far­rakhan because we know that he has the power to mobi­lize Black peo­ple as well as some whites who believe in progress in work­ing for free­dom and jus­tice.” He also called Farrakhan’s par­tic­i­pa­tion “his­toric.” Ford pre­vi­ously pub­licly show­ered Far­rakhan with praise in March. While intro­duc­ing Far­rakhan before his speech to stu­dents at Tuskegee Uni­ver­sity, Ford gave him a key to the city and pro­claimed him “hon­orary mayor of Tuskegee for life.”

On June 5, ADL called the invi­ta­tion “a ter­ri­ble mis­take” and urged the pub­lic offi­cials who invited Far­rakhan to Alabama to “with­draw their invi­ta­tion and reject his hate­ful rhetoric.”

In addi­tion to the elected offi­cials, oth­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing include the NAACP and the South­ern Chris­t­ian Lead­er­ship Conference.

Farrakhan’s demo­niza­tion of Jews expands beyond his pub­lic speeches. He also spreads his hate­ful con­spir­a­to­r­ial world­view through social media, the NOI’s tra­di­tional media arm, and his 52-week online lec­ture series, launched in Jan­u­ary 2013.

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  • Christo­pher Muhammad

    The
    Hon­or­able Min­is­ter Louis Far­rakhan is in Alabama to sup­port the National
    Coali­tion of Lead­ers to Save Sec­tion 5 of the Vot­ing Rights Act. The
    ral­lies hap­pened as many await the U.S. Supreme Court’s deci­sion later
    this month in Shelby County’s attempt to declare parts of the Vot­ing
    Rights Act uncon­sti­tu­tional as they per­tain to 16 states includ­ing
    Alabama that need fed­eral per­mis­sion for changes
    in elec­tions. Of course not all wel­come him with open arms as with any
    man who speaks truth to power. Birm­ing­ham Jew­ish Fed­er­a­tion Exec­u­tive
    Direc­tor Richard Fried­man posted on the group’s web­site: “One could
    eas­ily imag­ine Dr. Mar­tin Luther King Jr. shak­ing his head today in
    sad­ness know­ing that one of America’s most noto­ri­ous Jew haters, Nation
    of Islam leader Far­rakhan, had been enlisted by some black lead­ers to
    help lead the charge on an impor­tant issue per­tain­ing to the 1965
    fed­eral Vot­ing Rights Act, Yet, there was Far­rakhan, a man who openly
    com­pares Jews to Satan, speak­ing not too far away from a tree planted in
    the park com­mem­o­rat­ing Anne Frank, the young Jew­ish girl who per­ished
    in the Holo­caust whose diary has inspired millions,”

    Well Mr.
    Fried­man what about the Jew­ish con­tri­bu­tion to our holo­caust? What about
    Jew­ish com­plic­ity in the denial of our human and civil rights? I’ll
    quote The Rev. Dr. Mar­tin Luther King whom Mr. Fried­man hyp­o­crit­i­cally
    invokes in his deceit­ful dia­tribe of The Hon­or­able Min­is­ter Louis
    Far­rakhan. Dr. King asserted: “Mont­gomery Jews want to bury their heads
    and repeat that it is not a Jew­ish prob­lem. I WANT TO GO ON RECORD, AND
    AGREE THAT IT IS NOT A JEWISH PROBLEM, BUT IT IS A FIGHT BETWEEN THE
    FORCES OF JUSTICE AND INJUSTICE. I WANT THEM TO JOIN WITH US ON THE SIDE
    OF JUSTICE.” (empha­sis mine). King wrote to one Jew­ish activist: “I
    think we all have to admit, that there are Jews in the South who have
    GONE OUT OF THEIR WAY TO CONSORT WITH THE PERPETRATORS OF THE STATUS
    QUO, I SAW THIS IN BOTH MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA AND ALBANY, GEORGIA.”

    Is Dr. King a “noto­ri­ous Jew hater” Mr. Fried­man, Mr. Fox­man? In the heat of the
    seg­re­ga­tion­ist Alabama, Jews were close with such leg­endary race haters
    as George Wal­lace. The Hon. Eli­jah Muham­mad: “[I]n these south­ern states
    where Mr. George Wal­lace was run­ning for pres­i­dent, he could make every
    Black man and woman in the south vote for him under fear.” Rubin Hanan
    (a Jew) was on the staff of Gov­er­nor Wal­lace and shared Wallace’s
    anti-Black views. Hanan vis­ited Israel on behalf of Wal­lace and
    announced that Wal­lace “HAD DONE MUCH FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN
    POPULATION, AND THAT THERE WAS A CERTAIN SOCIAL ORDER THAT HAD EXISTED
    AND COULD NOT BE CHANGED SO EASILY.” It was Wallace’s attor­ney John P.
    Kohn (Jew) who wrote the line “SEGREGATION NOW, SEGREGATION TOMORROW,
    SEGREGATION FOREVER.” It is well doc­u­mented that Jew­ish deal­ings with
    African peo­ple and the gen­eral gen­tile pop­u­la­tion was and is a Satanic
    one. And lastly Mr. Fried­man, did not the Jews label Dr. Mar­tin Luther
    King an anti-semite? YES THEY DID Mr. Fried­man. The real rea­son for your
    hatred towards Min­is­ter Far­rakhan and the Nation of Islam, is that you
    can­not con­trol Min­is­ter Far­rakhan like you con­trol black politi­cians,
    clergy and others.