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Jews Control Black Politicians Says Deric Muhammad

Image From The Final Call Article

The Nation of Islam’s newspaper, The Final Call, promotes the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews control all levels of American government, including the President himself.

The article, titled “The Secret Relationship Between Black Politicians and Jews,” is written by contributor Deric Muhammad, who is described as “a Houston-based activist in the Ministry of Justice.”

Muhammad claims that Obama “had to pledge allegiance to Israel’s flag before he could pledge allegiance to America’s as her president. He was following the course of the vast majority of Black politicians who fear the Jewish lobby more than they fear the Black vote.” He later describes being “sickened” by the way black politicians “kowtow at the mere mention of AIPAC and the Jewish lobby.”

Muhammad also minimizes Jewish involvement in the civil rights struggle and paints it as part of a larger disingenuous Jewish plan to gain control over black politicians. “Jewish people bankrolled the Civil Rights Organizations that marched to uproot the Jim Crow laws that Jews put in place so that we could secure to [sic] right to vote for Black politicians that would eventually end up under Jewish control. You have got to be kidding me.”

The article also perpetuates myths about the relationship between Jews, money, and undue political influence, claiming “…the Jewish community can always use the might of their unified dollars to bully our elected officials into becoming cheerleaders for ‘all things Jewish.’”

On June 13, The Final Call tweeted another article by Muhammad published in January that promotes similar stereotypes about Jewish control over African-Americans, specifically musicians. In the article, Muhammad asserts there have been “decades of draconian record contracts, usury and the general slave/slavemaster relationship between Black entertainers and entertainment executives who happen to be Jewish.”