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June 7, 2012

The Final Call Newspaper Denies Jewish History

The Nation of Islam’s newspaper, The Final Call, featured an article by guest columnist Jackie Muhammad in the May 29, 2012, issue. The article reinforces the blatant anti-Semitic vitriol expressed by Farrakhan during his recent lectures and speeches.

The article not only denies Jewish history by arguing that Ashkenazi Jews have no connection to Biblical Jews but also demonizes the Jewish people in modern times. Muhammad writes that “the white Jewish establishment (Israel)” fears that Farrakhan will “influence the thinking of untold millions who are unaware of the damage done to us by our Jewish ‘friends’” and that “Black youth…will break free of Israel’s control.” The article concludes that it is the “children of the Black slave” who are “the legitimate heirs of God’s covenant,” and therefore the real Jews.

The Final Call serves as a platform to further promote Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. It is a central part of the organization’s media arm, which includes various websites, book publishing and social media initiatives.