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March 14, 2012 2

Farrakhan to California Students: “Read The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews”

Stu­dents affil­i­ated with the Afrikan Black Coali­tion offered Louis Far­rakhan, the racist and anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI), a plat­form to pro­mote his hate­ful views last week­end at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berkeley.
Far­rakhan speaks at UC-Berkeley
Dur­ing his talk, Far­rakhan repeat­edly encour­aged the African-American stu­dents in atten­dance to read “The Secret Rela­tion­ship Between Blacks and Jews,” an anti-Semitic book pub­lished by the NOI that claims that slav­ery was ini­ti­ated by Jew­ish ship own­ers and mer­chants. At one point, Far­rakhan, who was address­ing stu­dents from at least 10 Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia cam­puses, warned them not to engage in dia­logue with Jew­ish stu­dents before they read the book.
Far­rakhan also alluded to con­spir­a­to­r­ial the­o­ries about “Jew­ish con­trol” of pub­lish­ing com­pa­nies and the U.S. gov­ern­ment. While recount­ing an inter­ac­tion with a rabbi who had urged him to renounce anti-Semitism, Far­rakhan claimed that he rejected the rabbi’s request and responded: “Since you have a lot of influ­ence on the gov­ern­ment, you can bring the gov­ern­ment against me too.”
Far­rakhan reserved the con­clu­sion of his speech for a scathing attack on Israel, which he pref­aced as a mes­sage for “Jew­ish stu­dents.”  He claimed that while he doesn’t fault Jew­ish stu­dents for sup­port­ing Israel, he “would fault” them if Israeli lead­ers decided to attack Iran.
Farrakhan’s speech at Berke­ley came just two weeks after he deliv­ered his annual Sav­iours’ Day address in Chicago. That speech, which con­sis­tently attracts thou­sands of atten­dees, included accu­sa­tions of Jew­ish con­trol and many of the past anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries that have made Far­rakhan one of the nation’s fore­most pro­mot­ers of anti-Semitism.
For more infor­ma­tion, check out our state­ment on Farrakhan’s appear­ance at UC Berke­ley here

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