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April 9, 2013 9

Louis Farrakhan’s 52 Weeks Of Hate

Update: In part 19 of Farrakhan’s lec­ture series, he char­ac­ter­izes the Jew­ish peo­ple as “Satanic” and instructs his lis­ten­ers to look for a hid­den Star of David on the back of the one-dollar bill.

Louis Farrakhan’s lat­est lec­ture series, launched in Jan­u­ary 2013, enables the Nation of Islam (NOI) leader to reach online audi­ences with his unique brand of racist and anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries. While Far­rakhan con­tin­ues to pro­motes his hatred at large NOI events such as Sav­iours’ Day, the lec­ture series, titled “The Time and What Must Be Done,” is broad­cast online in weekly installments.

Far­rakhan has thus far pri­mar­ily focused the series on the impor­tance of NOI’s teach­ings as they con­tinue to be revealed to him, but he also spends a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of each lec­ture proph­esy­ing the immi­nent down­fall of the United States and advis­ing Amer­ica to heed his warn­ings or face divine pun­ish­ment through severe weather, nat­ural dis­as­ters, and world wars. Addi­tion­ally, through­out the lec­ture series, Far­rakhan reit­er­ates his long-standing anti-Semitic ideology.

For exam­ple, Far­rakhan invokes anti-Semitic the­o­ries of Jew­ish con­trol over the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment and dis­pro­por­tion­ate Jew­ish wealth and influ­ence in a recent install­ment on March 30 (part 12 of the series). In this lec­ture, he claims that “nobody becomes Pres­i­dent of the United States with­out going before Israel or AIPAC and promis­ing the Zion­ists every­thing that you think will allow you access to their wealth, their influ­ence, and their power.”

In part 11, Far­rakhan rants about Hol­ly­wood, which he describes as “know[ing] the Torah.” This descrip­tion is con­sis­tent with past state­ments Far­rakhan has made about Hol­ly­wood sup­pos­edly being con­trolled by Jews. He explains, “You are pro­mot­ing that which is against the will of God and you’re doing it pur­posely.” He then elab­o­rates on his belief that the “King­dom of God” will be taken from the Jews and given to “the Black man.” He cites this as the rea­son for Jews allegedly using their con­trol of Hol­ly­wood and other media to encour­age sin­ful behav­ior in the Black community:

“You hate the fact that our rule is going to come whether you like it or not…You know this, so you want to feed us all the filth that we can eat, all the debauch­ery we can stand, so you are now bring­ing the pri­vacy of sex into pub­lic view in your movies, in your mag­a­zines, in your news­pa­pers. It’s all about sex….you are pro­mot­ing that which is against the com­mand­ments of God.”

Far­rakhan also makes con­spir­a­to­r­ial state­ments about what he per­ceives as Jew­ish con­trol of Hol­ly­wood in part 3. While not explic­itly men­tion­ing Jews, he claims that “those that own Hol­ly­wood” are writ­ing plots to encour­age a race war in Amer­ica, get­ting Black char­ac­ters to kill white char­ac­ters in movies “so that white peo­ple in Amer­ica who have these guns will start prepar­ing their minds for a race war.”

In part 9, Far­rakhan describes the Tal­mud as “part of the tricks and lies” used by Jews to “mas­ter the orig­i­nal peo­ple with that sys­tem of tricks and lies and unright­eous­ness.” He then claims that such state­ments are not anti-Semitism but rather truth, a truth that “exposes the lie, the liar, the deceit­ful one.”

Far­rakhan fre­quently dis­cusses race in the lec­ture series as well, call­ing on Amer­ica to give “mil­lions of acres of land” to Blacks so there can be “sep­a­ra­tion” between Blacks and whites. In part 4 he warns, “You’ll see the end [of the white race] by 2050. Sep­a­ra­tion will save you. Sep­a­ra­tion will give you more time as a white per­son on this earth.” In the same lec­ture, he accuses the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment of hatch­ing a plan to kill “two to three bil­lion peo­ple on our planet,” ask­ing “Could this be why, in Africa, AIDS is slaugh­ter­ing black men and women, par­tic­u­larly in those areas where the min­eral resources of that area is nec­es­sary to keep Amer­i­can in power in this 21st cen­tury?” He then claims that the “same geno­ci­dal thought” of whites towards Blacks “will be against the Mex­i­cans and oth­ers as well.”

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February 25, 2013 0

Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theories Mark Farrakhan’s 2013 Saviours’ Day Address in Chicago

Louis Far­rakhan’s keynote address dur­ing this past weekend’s annual Sav­iours’ Day con­ven­tion once again fea­tured anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries about Jew­ish polit­i­cal and finan­cial con­trol of the United States.

Among the anti-Semitic con­spir­a­cies Far­rakhan prop­a­gated dur­ing his three-hour address to approx­i­mately 8,300 peo­ple at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Chicago, is the notion that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Fed­eral Reserve Bank, and the Inter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice (IRS) were set up by the Jews in tan­dem to con­trol the fis­cal poli­cies of the United States: 

“And today in 2013, we are in Decem­ber of this year 100 years since the cre­ation of the Fed­eral Reserve Bank and the Inter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice and the ADL. America’s debt has gone from two bil­lion dol­lars to more than six­teen tril­lion dol­lars. Now they set these insti­tu­tions up to work in unity: the Fed­eral Reserve the IRS and the ADL. One was to cre­ate debt, the other was to enforce a tax pol­icy to take from the Amer­i­can cit­i­zens enough to pay that debt, and the watch­dog of the whole thing was to see who would rec­og­nize who did this and that’s when the ADL raised the cry of anti-Semitism, and now Amer­ica is see­ing her­self in ruin because of it.”

Far­rakhan also listed sta­tis­tics on Jew­ish mem­bers of the Sen­ate, the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and the Supreme Court before con­clud­ing, “Spe­cial inter­ests along with Zion­ist AIPAC are rob­bing Amer­ica of the prin­ci­ple of democ­racy and rep­re­sen­ta­tive government.”

Far­rakhan then raised the nom­i­na­tion of Sen­a­tor Chuck Hagel for Sec­re­tary of Defense to make claims against the Jew­ish State:

“You need a man like Sen­a­tor Hagel as your Sec­re­tary of Defense because a man with a mind like that will keep you out of fight­ing some­one else’s wars. You need a man in gov­ern­ment that has another opin­ion that is not con­trolled, and if the Sen­ate does not con­firm him as Defense Sec­re­tary because of his opin­ion on Israel, that only proves that the Sen­ate and the U.S. Con­gress is con­trolled by the Israel lobby, and it also sen­tences Amer­ica to war with Iran for the state of Israel.”

Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism has not been lim­ited to his lat­est Sav­iours’ Day address. The Nation of Islam (NOI) con­tin­ues to engage in a wide-ranging pro­pa­ganda cam­paign against Jews through its media arm.  For exam­ple, in a Feb­ru­ary 9 arti­cle in the NOI’s news­pa­per, The Final Call, Far­rakhan claimed that Jews con­trol the media and are behind what he describes as an inac­cu­rate por­trayal of him in a Life­time movie on the lives of Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz:

“The Jew­ish peo­ple behind this film have char­ac­ter­ized Far­rakhan as the ‘No. 1 Anti-Semite.’…Those who con­trol this movie, those who wrote the script—those who con­trol the media—all want to try me in the court of pub­lic opinion.”

Far­rakhan also con­tin­ues to pro­mote his ide­ol­ogy in a 52-week lec­ture series titled “The Time and What Must Be Done.” While the first seven install­ments of these lec­tures have focused mostly on the­o­log­i­cal top­ics, Far­rakhan some­times digresses into racist con­spir­acy the­o­ries. In one lec­ture he accuses the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment of hatch­ing a plan to kill “two to three bil­lion peo­ple on our planet…Could this be why, in Africa, AIDS is slaugh­ter­ing black men and women, par­tic­u­larly in those areas where the min­eral resources of that area is nec­es­sary to keep Amer­i­can in power in this 21st century?”

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January 9, 2013 4

CNN Gives Platform to Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

On Mon­day, CNN aired a prime­time inter­view with con­spir­acy the­o­rist Alex Jones on Piers Mor­gan Tonight. Jones’s appear­ance might have been an eye-opening expe­ri­ence for those unfa­mil­iar with what extrem­ists are say­ing, but to the extent that the inter­view allowed him to pro­mote both his views and his media out­lets to hun­dreds of thou­sands of new view­ers, it was quite troubling.

In his ini­tial intro­duc­tion of Jones, the host, Piers Mor­gan, only iden­ti­fied him as the host of “The Alex Jones Show” and also “one of the peo­ple behind” the peti­tion call­ing for Mor­gan to be deported for his views on the sec­ond amendment.

Jones uses his radio show and his web­sites, Infowars and Prison Planet, to pro­mote a host of right-wing and anti-government con­spir­acy theories.

For exam­ple, in a 2011 inter­view with Rolling Stone, Jones com­mented on the shoot­ing of for­mer Con­gress­woman Gabrielle Gif­fords (D-AZ), stat­ing “The whole thing stinks to high heaven. This kid Lough­ner dis­ap­peared for days at a time before the shoot­ing? My gut tells me this was a staged mind-control oper­a­tion. The gov­ern­ment employs geo­met­ric psychological-warfare experts that know exactly how to indi­rectly manip­u­late unsta­ble peo­ple through the media. They implanted the idea in his head by repeat­edly ask­ing, ‘Is Gif­fords in danger?’”

A descrip­tion on Jones’s web­site Infowars for his film “911 The Road To Tyranny” describes how the film exam­ines “Bill Clinton’s involve­ment in the Okla­homa City bomb­ing and how it was car­ried out by intel­li­gence agen­cies to be blamed on the right-wing.  Accord­ing to the descrip­tion, the film also addresses “how the FBI ordered their infor­mants to cook the bomb and train the dri­vers in the first World Trade Cen­ter attack in 1993.”

Jones’s con­spir­acy the­o­ries, while eas­ily dis­missed as ludi­crous, can influ­ence peo­ple to take action. In August 2009, a man pleaded guilty to send­ing a threat­en­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion after he wrote a mes­sage on Infowars threat­en­ing to kill a San Fran­cisco police offi­cer and his fam­ily after read­ing a dis­cus­sion about a sub­way shoot­ing by a police offi­cer in Oak­land, California.

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