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March 27, 2014 3

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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May 21, 2013 34

Detroit Religious Leaders Praise Farrakhan After Latest Anti-Semitic Outburst

Update: One day after Louis Far­rakhan deliv­ered an anti-Semitic speech at the Fel­low­ship Chapel in Detroit and was praised by Detroit reli­gious lead­ers, the NOI broad­cast what appears to be a pre-recorded anti-Jewish rant by Far­rakhan titled “Mak­ing Satan Known.”

Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Far­rakhan was wel­comed and praised by reli­gious lead­ers after pro­mot­ing his anti-Semitic world­view at a Detroit church last week.farrakhan-detroit-fellowship-chapel

Dur­ing his visit to the city, Far­rakhan was invited by Rev. Wen­dell Anthony, who is also the Pres­i­dent of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, to address the Fel­low­ship Chapel on May 17. His speech, which was attended by U.S. Rep. John Cony­ers and Detroit City Coun­cilmem­ber JoAnn Wat­son among oth­ers, invoked the type of egre­gious anti-Semitism that has marked him as a hate­mon­ger for over three decades.

Far­rakhan referred to “Satanic Jews” and the “Syn­a­gogue of Satan” con­trol­ling America’s gov­ern­ment and other sec­tors, report­edly stat­ing that Pres­i­dent Barack Obama “sur­rounded him­self with Satan…members of the Jew­ish community.”

Far­rakhan also said that the Jew­ish peo­ple “have mas­tered the civ­i­liza­tion now, but they’ve mas­tered it in evil… Who’s the owner of Hol­ly­wood that cre­ates images and makes the peo­ple think that what is cre­ated on the screen is the way we should live? That’s Satan…Satan has devoured much of humanity.”

“The peo­ple that own Hol­ly­wood,” Far­rakhan added, are “the same peo­ple that con­trol your press, the same peo­ple that con­trol your media, the same peo­ple who are the pub­lish­ers the same peo­ple who are the dis­trib­u­tors, the same Syn­a­gogue of Satan, and they put you before the world in this dis­grace­ful matter.”

The NOI’s News­pa­per The Final Call also para­phrased this part of Farrakhan’s speech thusly: “Jesus was the last hope for the Jew­ish peo­ple, but they rejected him. They are now in con­trol of the media and the air­waves, gain­ing access to the ‘sacred ter­ri­tory’ which is the minds of the people.”

Instead of rais­ing their voices to pub­licly reject Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism, some of the lead­er­ship in atten­dance at Fel­low­ship Chapel pub­li­cally praised him. Accord­ing to The Final Call, Rev. Horace Sheffield, III of the New Des­tiny Bap­tist Church said, “We need some­one to give us direc­tion. I believe we have a leader here that can orga­nize us.”

Sheffield also added, “They want to silence peo­ple who tell us the truth, and we know why this is hap­pen­ing and who is doing it, but we need some help with how to over­come it.”

Rev. David Bul­lock of Greater St. Matthew Bap­tist Church stated that Farrakhan’s mes­sage was “impact­ful,” “timely,” and left him “inspired.”

Imam Mubarak Al-Mubarak of Warithud­din Mohammed Mosque said that “This mes­sage that the Min­is­ter gave today with respect to the Chris­tians and the pas­tors is the same mes­sage that the Mus­lims and imams of our asso­ci­a­tion need to hear.”  Imam Al-Mubarak con­tin­ued, “Many are afraid of truth, and the Min­is­ter is more dynamic, more impor­tant, and rel­e­vant than we could ever imagine.”

Farrakhan’s ser­mon at Fel­low­ship Chapel echoes his 52-week lec­ture series titled “The Time and What Must Be Done.” In Part 18 (May 11), Far­rakhan dis­cussed his the­ory that Jews con­trol the Pres­i­dent of the United States, say­ing that Jews will “con­tinue to press my brother as Pres­i­dent of the United States to do some­thing about me…President Obama, don’t lis­ten to these hye­nas and jack­als that are in high places. You would be wise to fol­low the dic­tates of your con­science, if it has not been taken by Satan.”

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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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