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March 3, 2015

Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day Sermon (Part 2) Loaded With Anti-Semitism

While Part 1 of Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan’s 2015 Saviours’ Day sermon largely avoided the topic of Jews, in Part 2 of his sermon (March 1), Farrakhan alleged that Jews committed the 9/11 attacks and control the U.S. government.

Part 2 of Farrakhan's 2015 Saviours' Day sermon in Chicago

Part 2 of Farrakhan’s 2015 Saviours’ Day sermon in Chicago

The NOI’s Saviours’ Day provides Farrakhan with an annual platform to display his hatred for Jews. This year, promulgating a number of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jews and 9/11, Farrakhan explained to the congregation at Mosque Maryam in Chicago that  “thanks to the exemplary work of scholars like Victor Thorn and Christopher Bollyn, it is now becoming apparent that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks.”

Citing “evidence” from anti-Semitic 9/11 conspiracy theorists that Israelis were supposedly “arrested immediately after the attacks but quickly released and sent to Israel,” that the attacks were a plot for the Jewish owner of the World Trade Center to collect billions of dollars in insurance money, that “Israelis had foreknowledge of the attacks,” and that “we know that many Jews received a text message not to come to work on September 11,” Farrakhan concluded that 9/11 was a “false flag operation” to start a war between the West and the Muslim world. Blaming Jews for 9/11 is a common NOI tactic for riling up anti-Semitic hatred.

Farrakhan also invoked anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about supposed Jewish control of the American government. He claimed that U.S. foreign aid to Israel is given “without consulting the American people because they [Israel and Jews] have been working for years to control your representatives in Congress, in the Senate, in the House of Representatives.” He also claimed that Israel constantly acts against America’s interests, but “they don’t fear America because they control it from within.”

Additionally, Farrakhan referred to comments by former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz in which Dershowitz listed Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and some U.S. Senators and Representatives as supposedly opposing aspects of President Obama’s foreign policy. Continuing the theme of Jewish control, Farrakhan then adds, “You see what is happening is he is exposing those that he has control over.”

Towards the end of his remarks, Farrakhan mentioned that he planned to talk more about “Jewish manipulation of money products and slavery,” but that he will need to get this message, among others, to his followers at another time.

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February 9, 2015

Nation Of Islam Turns Up Anti-Semitism Prior To Saviours’ Day

In the lead-up to the Nation of Islam’s (NOI) annual Saviours’ Day planned for February 22, the NOI has increased the amount of anti-Semitic content on the website of its “Research Group” and its associated social media accounts.

NOIRG homepage as of Feb. 2, 2015

NOIRG homepage as of Feb. 2, 2015

Under the guise of supposedly publishing “historical research,” the NOI Research Group’s (NOIRG) homepage currently features 13 headlines, 9 of which deal with Judaism. Below are some examples:

  • A February 2 article titled “Kanye West Meets Jewish Power” invokes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jewish control of a number of industries. Discussing Jews as if they act together as one group to keep down the African-American community, Tingba Muhammad writes, “For Jews, our continued subjection and dependency are just good business.” Regarding 2013 comments by Kanye West that President Obama was not delivering because “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people,” Tingba Muhammad claims that various groups denounced West’s comments not because of the content of what West said, but rather because of West’s business acumen, which supposedly represented a threat to “Jewish dominance in the fields of business trade, commerce, and finance.” Tingba Muhammad also appeals to myths of Jewish financial control of the Black community in writing that individuals like West are targeted because they represent “the dead-end path Jewish financiers of negro leadership have demanded that we go down.”
  •  In a January 28 piece titled “The Holocaust, History, and Hate,” Ashahed Muhammad reflects on a trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, which he describes as “indoctrination at its finest, but what do you expect?” Muhammad asks, “How could a group experience such terrible suffering, yet, in an ironically tragic role reversal, shockingly participate in inflicting the same type of suffering upon others?” Ashahed Muhammad likens the Nazis’ systematic murder of 6 million Jews to Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza as well as what he describes as “the documented involvement of Jewish people in developing the architecture of White Supremacy and Jim Crow.”
  •  A December 22, 2014, article, “Back-Peddling Back to God: Lessons from Jewish history,” starts out claiming the Jewish community provides a positive example for the Black community but then descends into the NOI’s typical anti-Semitic theories about supposed Jewish control over Blacks. The article asks, “Who controls the banking, the commerce and trade—the economic and financial aspects—of our Black communities?” It likens Jews returning to the synagogue to “honeybees return[ing] to the hive, to share this intellectual and financial nectar and to strategize about how to MANAGE and CONTROL the territory and its dynamics.”

In previous years, the NOI has also dedicated its online resources to attacking Jews as a prelude to the anti-Semitic Saviours’ Day keynote address by Louis Farrakhan.

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March 27, 2014

New Black Panther Summit Attracts Support from Diplomats, Academics

2014 NBPP SummitDespite the New Black Panther Party’s (NBPP) overt platform of anti-Semitism and racism, the group’s upcoming “Dignity Summit” has attracted support from diplomats, academics and business leaders, who reportedly will be speaking at the events.

The NBPP claims that among the foreign representatives speaking at the March 28-30, 2014 Summit in Atlanta are Gandy Thomas, the Consul General of Haiti in Atlanta, Randy E. Rolle, the Consul General of the Bahamas in Atlanta, and Daniel Agyekum, the former Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana (though the NBPP’s promotional materials do not indicate he is no longer Ambassador).

According to the program of events, there will also be presentations by Professor Leonard Jeffries of the City College of New York, Professor Akinyele Umoja of Georgia State University, Professor Jacob Savage of Alabama A&M University, real estate and media mogul Michael V. Roberts, and editor-in-chief of Hip Hop Enquirer Magazine Dennis Byron.

By tak­ing on racially-charged issues under the guise of cham­pi­oning civil rights, the NBPP, which is led by Hashim Nzinga, has received national atten­tion for its efforts, gar­nered some sup­port from promi­nent mem­bers of the African-American com­mu­nity, and attracted fol­low­ers. The group’s events often feature inflam­ma­tory big­otry coupled with calls for vio­lence, tar­nish­ing its efforts to pro­mote black pride and consciousness.

In recent installments of the NBPP’s online radio broadcast promoting the Summit, NBPP National Chief of Staff Chawn Kweli referred to Jews as the “Synagogue of Satan,” employing a phrase commonly used by the Nation of Islam (NOI) and the title of a viciously anti-Semitic book published by the NOI. Kweli praised NOI leader Louis Farrakhan for his “war on the Synagogue of Satan” and encouraged “anybody righteous” to engage in this war.

In last week’s radio broadcast, Kweli also alluded to the NOI’s Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, stating “the so-called Jews…don’t want their hands to be exposed in terms of their role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade,” and continued, “They don’t want you to talk about your enslavement…and how the blood-sucking capitalist jewelers and others have benefited from our mishaps.”

Kweli then interviewed Ashahed Muhammad, Assistant Editor of the NOI’s Final Call newspaper and author of The Syn­a­gogue of Satan, which claims that the world is being manip­u­lated and cor­rupted by Satanic pow­ers led by Jew­ish elites. The book, which has been heav­ily pro­moted by the NOI since 2005, features a foreword by Malik Zulu Shabazz, then National Chairman of the NBPP.

After profusely praising Muhammad and his book, Kweli asked Muhammad what motivated him to write the book to which Muhammad responded with the following reasons: “the battle with the so-called Jews on campus,” Jewish organizations’ “awesome control of public knowledge,” and the “controlled media” that allegedly portrays the African-American community in a negative light.

Continuing to invoke anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about supposed Jewish control, Muhammad described African Americans as being “hoodwinked and bamboozled by the Zionists” who “have to be exposed and uncovered because as long as they are allowed to continue to lie and influence so many people with their lies, they stop us from unifying.”

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