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December 6, 2012 7

Nation of Islam: Why No Jews In Spielberg’s Lincoln?

With the release of Steven Spielberg’s new movie, Lin­coln, the Nation of Islam (NOI) has found another oppor­tu­nity to pro­mote its anti-Semitic book, The Secret Rela­tion­ship between Blacks and Jews, which alleges dis­pro­por­tion­ate Jew­ish involve­ment in the slave trade.

Con­trary to the estab­lished his­tor­i­cal record, the NOI’s arti­cle, “Spielberg’s Lin­coln: Plenty of Negroes, But Why No Jews?” says Spiel­berg “sus­pi­ciously ignores the crit­i­cal role played by his own Jew­ish peo­ple in the War Between the States…This is not an oversight…[but] to ensure that his race is rep­re­sented with dig­nity and respect.” The arti­cle explains Spielberg’s alleged moti­va­tions, say­ing that he “wants to rein­force the fic­tion that a sin­gle doc­u­ment [the 13th Amend­ment] exon­er­ated Amer­ica and ended for­ever a sys­tem by which his peo­ple grew so wealthy.”

The arti­cle was first pub­lished by the NOI Research Group, which main­tains a web­site cre­ated in March of this year and pro­motes vir­u­lently anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries that blame Jews for every­thing from per­pe­trat­ing 9/11 to bring­ing on Hur­ri­cane Sandy’s destruc­tion as divine punishment.

Con­sis­tent with NOI leader Louis Farrakhan’s alle­ga­tions about Jew­ish con­trol of Hol­ly­wood, the NOI Research Group’s arti­cle sug­gests that Steven Spiel­berg has pur­posely crafted the film Lin­coln to over­look Jew­ish involve­ment in what it calls “the Black Holocaust.”

Not only does the NOI hold Jews dis­pro­por­tion­ately account­able for slav­ery, but it also claims that Blacks today con­tinue to be slaves to Jew­ish con­trol of a num­ber of indus­tries. This arti­cle, for exam­ple, describes the “Talmud-based sys­tem that replaced slav­ery in Amer­ica” which allowed “slav­ery to con­tinue unabated in other forms” after the 13th Amend­ment. Other recent arti­cles in NOI’s news­pa­per The Final Call  have made sim­i­lar claims, such as alleg­ing Jew­ish con­trol of Black politi­cians includ­ing Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, as well as a “slave/slavemaster rela­tion­ship between Black enter­tain­ers and enter­tain­ment exec­u­tives who hap­pen to be Jewish.”

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October 23, 2012 3

Farrakhan Speaks To NOI About Jewish Control And The Holocaust

On Octo­ber 21, Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Far­rakhan deliv­ered the “Part 2” of his Holy Day of Atone­ment address in Chicago. While “Part 1” of his address in Char­lotte last week pri­mar­ily focused on harshly crit­i­ciz­ing Pres­i­dent Barack Obama and Gov­er­nor Mitt Rom­ney, the audi­ence at the NOI’s Mosque Maryam was exposed to Farrakhan’s views on Jew­ish con­trol in the U.S. and a litany of con­spir­acy the­o­ries. Below are some excerpts from Farrakhan’s speech in Chicago:

Jew­ish Con­trol of America

“Now you know I’m going to be lam­basted and called anti-Semitic… They’ll say Far­rakhan was up to his old canards; he said Jews con­trol Hol­ly­wood. Well, they said it them­selves! Jews con­trol the media. They said it them­selves! Jews and some gen­tiles con­trol the bank­ing indus­try, inter­na­tional banks. They do! In Wash­ing­ton right next to the Holo­caust Museum is the Fed­eral Reserve where they print the money. Is that an accident?”

“The bankers never lose. I’m sorry, Mr. Roth­schild, you and your bankers will lose today. You are not going to suck the life blood of the world’s peo­ple too much longer.”

The Holo­caust

“I don’t know how many Jews were killed. I know some­thing hap­pened in Nazi Ger­many, and if it’s one mil­lion, two mil­lion, three mil­lion; it’s one mil­lion, two mil­lion, three mil­lion too many. But to deny a per­son the right to chal­lenge your artic­u­la­tion of num­bers and to put you in jail if you deny aspects of the Holo­caust… You can’t speak about Jews. You can’t crit­i­cize Jews. If you do, you’re an anti-Semite.”

Israel

“…what kind of friend has Israel been to Amer­ica? … Do friends spy on each other? Israelis spy on Amer­ica! Do friends tap each other’s tele­phones? Do they? Mossad tapped the White House phone sys­tem! That’s how they tapped into knowl­edge of what was going on in the Oval Office that wasn’t quite kosher…Tons of ura­nium was stolen from Amer­ica; it ended up in Israel. Israel destroyed an Amer­i­can ship, the [U.S.S.] Lib­erty. Is this what friends do to friends? Amer­i­cans lost their lives!”

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October 16, 2012 0

Farrakhan Blasts Obama And Romney In Address in Charlotte

On Octo­ber 14, Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Far­rakhan deliv­ered the keynote address at 2012 Holy Day of Atone­ment event in Char­lotte, North Car­olina. In addi­tion to harshly crit­i­ciz­ing Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, Gov­er­nor Mitt Rom­ney and both polit­i­cal par­ties, Far­rakhan advanced the­o­ries of undue Israel influ­ence in the Amer­i­can polit­i­cal system.

Far­rakhan blasted both can­di­dates for what he char­ac­ter­ized as answer­ing to Israeli inter­ests over those of America:

“Mr. Rom­ney, he already went to Israel and bowed down. He went to Israel and wore out his knees, got a patch on his knees. He told Israel and his dear friend Netanyahu: We’re not going to let Iran get a nuclear bomb… Obama, he almost wore out his knees too. I mean he may not have a patch on his knee, but he was down there long enough to rub a lit­tle some­thing in that knee. He told Israel, AIPAC, he told them, even though we’re in an eco­nomic down­town, don’t you worry because the money we’ve been giv­ing to you, we’re going to give it to you again and add some more to it. If that ain’t deep knee bend­ing, now I’m not mak­ing stuff up! We’re in bad shape brother!”

As Far­rakhan often does, he also ques­tioned the claim that he laces his ser­mons with anti-Semitic imagery and alle­ga­tions of Jew­ish con­spir­a­cies. He describes how in 1984 when Rev. Jesse Jack­son ran for the Demo­c­ra­tic nom­i­nee for pres­i­dent, Far­rakhan stood up to the Jew­ish com­mu­nity who “were try­ing to side­track and destroy his bid for the pres­i­dency of the United States.”

He later paused for a stand­ing ova­tion from his audi­ence before adding, “So you have financiers like the oil tycoon Koch broth­ers, casino owner Shel­don Adel­son who have invested tens or hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars to buy elec­tions and buy the per­son who gets elected.”

Far­rakhan also crit­i­cized the Repub­li­can Party for what he views as its “overtly hate­ful and racist nature.” He asks his audi­ence “What is it that has blinded Repub­li­cans? It is race, the image of the Black man ris­ing!” He also vows to fight the “schemes or machi­na­tions of our for­mer slave mas­ters” that are part of “a racist sys­tem that wants to keep Amer­ica white.” He claims Rom­ney has no plat­form and is just a “cheer­leader” whose plat­form is “Sis boom bah, rah rah rah! Come on white team! Let’s get that negro out of office!”

This year’s annual “Holy Day of Atone­ment” event, which com­mem­o­rates the 17th anniver­sary of the NOI’s Mil­lion Man March (MMM) in Wash­ing­ton, DC, was attended by approx­i­mately 6,000 people.

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