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February 25, 2014

Farrakhan Compares Himself To Henry Ford In Detroit

Update – March 5, 2014: Far­rakhan deliv­ered “Part 2” of his Sav­iours’ Day address on Sun­day in Chicago, empha­siz­ing his view that “Satanic Jews…control every­thing and mostly everybody.”

Speaking to an audience of 18,000 at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena yesterday, Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan compared himself to Henry Ford and made allegations – both explicit and implicit – about Jewish control over African-Americans and various industries.farrakhan-detroit-henry-ford-saviours-day-2014

During his keynote address at the NOI’s annual Saviours’ Day convention, Farrakhan likened himself to auto magnate Henry Ford, who promoted anti-Semitic conspiracies in the 1920s in a series (and book) called The International Jew: the World’s Foremost Problem. Farrakhan called Ford “a great man who was called an anti-Semite” and added, “I feel like I’m in good company.”

Farrakhan alleged that Jews manipulate the media and publishing industries to destroy the reputations of African-Americans. He explained, “See, they write our history and feed it back to us.” Farrakhan retold a story about a meeting with former chairman of the Seagram Company Edgar Bronfman, in which he portrays himself as standing up to the wealthy Jewish businessman who supposedly flaunted his wealth, power, and ability to “make The New York Times” print whatever he wanted.

Jewish control over the African-American community, as well as various industries, has been a common theme in Farrakhan’s weekly online sermons leading up to Saviours’ Day. In those sermons, he commonly refers to Jews as “Satanic” or as the “Synagogue of Satan.”

During his speech yesterday, Farrakhan said, “See, Satan is in control of Hollywood. Satan is in control of television. Satan is in control of media.  Satan is in control of money. Satan is in control.”

Copies of the anti-Semitic book The Synagogue of Satan, written by Assistant Editor of the NOI’s Final Call newspaper, Ashahed Muhammad, were sold throughout the 4-day convention. The book, whose overarching theme is that unknown to most, the world is being manipulated and corrupted by Satanic powers led by Jewish elites, has been heavily promoted by the NOI since 2005.ashahed-muhammad-synagogue-of-satan

Farrakhan spent portions of his keynote address calling for a separate Black judicial system that would try white people: “I’m going on record with this today…We have to have our own courts.  You failed us. Well, hell on you! We’re gonna try them in our court.” Farrakhan also said Blacks should not feel like they need white people for anything. “You wasn’t born with no white people. You pre-date them. They weren’t in your life until recently. So how come you think you can’t get along without them?”

Farrakhan’s keynote address was attended by several public officials, including Congressman John Conyers, former Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones. Conyers was in attendance for Farrakhan’s May 2013 anti-Semitic sermon that Conyers later condemned as “unacceptable racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic.”

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May 21, 2013

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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