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Farrakhan Leads Audience in Anti-Semitic Tirade

Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Far­rakhan used his plat­form at the NOI’s Mosque Maryam in Chicago on Sun­day to lead his audi­ence in an anti-Semitic tirade.

Towards the end of his remarks, Far­rakhan made a bizarre com­par­i­son between the study of ants and white peo­ple. “The Hon­or­able Eli­jah Muham­mad says to study [white peo­ple]. They’re suc­cess­ful. They make no excuses for their fail­ures. They work hard in a col­lec­tive man­ner like the ant….Their long coevo­lu­tion with other species has led to mimetic, com­men­sal, par­a­sitic, and mutu­al­is­tic relationships.”

He then brought Jews into the comparison:

Go back to the Secret Relationship[Between Black and Jews] …White peo­ple are wise and the wis­est of white peo­ple are the mem­bers of the Jew­ish community…They are wise and they are the guards of their own world. Are you mad with me for say­ing that? [Audi­ence: “No sir!”] You can’t go nowhere in their world with­out pay­ing obei­sance to them.

Far­rakhan then engaged in a dis­turb­ing call-and-response with his audience:

Far­rakhan: How many of you are lawyers? Only have one in the house? No won­der we go to jail so much, brother. But at the top of the law pro­fes­sion, who are the top in law?
Audi­ence: Jews.
Far­rakhan: Sorry I didn’t hear you.
Audi­ence: Jews!
Far­rakhan: Any doc­tors in the house? Ain’t got no doc­tors? Oh there’s one way in the back. At the top of the med­ical pro­fes­sion, the top in that are mem­bers of the Jew­ish com­mu­nity. Any­body in media? Who’s the top in that field?
Audi­ence: Jews.
Far­rakhan: Any­body a rap­per in the house? There’s rap­pers. You can rap, ain’t noth­ing wrong with that, but at the top of that are those that con­trol the indus­try. Any of you have Hol­ly­wood ambi­tions, Broad­way ambi­tions… Who’s the top of that?
Audi­ence: Jews.
Far­rakhan: Same peo­ple! They’re mas­ters in busi­ness. Well I’m not a busi­ness­man I’m a banker. Well who’s the mas­ter of the bankers?
Audi­ence: Jews.
Far­rakhan: TALK TO ME!
Audi­ence: Jews!
Far­rakhan: You don’t dis­credit them because they’re mas­ters, you dis­credit them by the way they use their mastery.
Audi­ence: [applause]
Far­rakhan: Now, I close.