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August 31, 2015

Farrakhan Promotes Million Man March with Anti-Semitism & Bigotry

Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Far­rakhan once again expressed anti-Semitism and bigotry at an event to pro­mote the Octo­ber 10 “Justice…Or Else!” Mil­lion Man March (MMM) in Wash­ing­ton, DC.farrakhan-detroit-justice-or-else-million-man-march-2015

At the August 25 Detroit stop of his multi-city “Justice…Or Else!” tour, Far­rakhan told his audience that “[Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu can make a call from Israel and senators dance…Here’s a man, leave Israel and come to the U.S. Congress, and talk like he’s at home because he knows his people run the government. You didn’t hear me! Well, if his people run the government, they own the media, they own Hollywood.”

During the event, which took place at Detroit’s Fellowship Chapel, Farrakhan was introduced by Rev. Wendell Anthony, who serves as the pastor of the church as well as the President of the NAACP’s Detroit branch. Rev. Anthony praised the event as “making history.”

Additionally, during Farrakhan’s visit to Detroit, he was presented with a “state of Michigan seal commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March” as well as a “proclamation” from the State of Michigan by Michigan State Senator Bert Johnson and Michigan State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo.

Farrakhan also incorporated homophobic sentiment into his anti-Jewish conspiracy theories, making the following claims: “Biden said that Hollywood members of the Jewish community single handedly made same sex marriage legal. Now to the Jewish community, if you’re here, how you going to tell me you have a covenant relationship with God? No, listen! I’m going to challenge you on this!” He continued, “You’re God’s chosen people?! And you promote something that God rejects? You’ve lost your covenant status! You are not the chosen of God, you are the chosen of Satan!…You’re promoting homosexuality. God doesn’t. You promote fifth. God condemns it!”

Farrakhan stated that a man who “would want to have sex with another man and say that I’m in love, see, this is a sick society!” Farrakhan also claimed Jews are responsible for the pornography industry, “Most of the 3X 4X 6X movies…most of it is run by members of the Jewish community.”

Farrakhan chastised the transgender community as well, describing Caitlyn Jenner’s transition as “science that is so wicked” claiming that transgender people are the work of Satan. He stated, “Satan wants to turn you so that God will reject you.”

Additionally, in a criticism of U.S. military actions in the Middle East, Farrakhan minimized the role of former Al-Qaeda ideologue Anwar al-Awlaki in encouraging attacks against America and the West asking, “What did al-Awlaki do!? Al-Awlaki disagreed with America’s policies. If you had any sense you would disagree with them too…It’s very sad.” Al-Awlaki was killed in a U.S. airstrike in 2011.

This was not the first event in Farrakhan’s multi-city “Justice…Or Else!” tour to promote hatred against Jews and others.

  • In his August 13 remarks at a church in Mil­wau­kee, Far­rakhan told the con­gre­ga­tion, “I’m talk­ing about the wicked ones in the Jew­ish com­mu­nity that run Amer­ica, run the gov­ern­ment, run the world, own the banks, own the means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. They are my ene­mies! But as sure as I’m alive, my ene­mies will be made my foot­stool and so will yours.”
  • Also in Milwaukee, Farrakhan said, “Would the Jew had lis­tened to Jesus…but you rebelled against him and killed him.”
  • Far­rakhan claimed in Milwaukee that the media have mis­rep­re­sented him as vio­lent because “white peo­ple deserve to die, and they know, so they think it’s us com­ing to do it.”
  • In his July 30 remarks in Miami, Far­rakhan asserted, “A Jew is not a Jew by the cir­cum­ci­sion of the male organ but cir­cum­ci­sion of the heart.”
  • Also in Miami, Farrakhan’s remarks also took a par­tic­u­larly mil­i­tant tone. He stated, “If the fed­eral gov­ern­ment will not inter­cede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us! Stalk them! And kill them! And let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling!”

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August 18, 2015

Farrakhan Promotes Anti-Semitism & Violence In Lead Up To Oct. March

Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan has invoked hateful anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and called for violence against white people during his multi-city tour to promote the October 10 “Justice…Or Else!” Million Man March (MMM) in Washington, DC.farrakhan-justice-or-else-miami-2015

In his August 13 remarks at a church in Milwaukee, Farrakhan accused Jews of controlling the media, government and economy. Farrakhan told the congregation, “I’m talking about the wicked ones in the Jewish community that run America, run the government, run the world, own the banks, own the means of communication. They are my enemies! But as sure as I’m alive, my enemies will be made my footstool and so will yours.”

Farrakhan also invoked the canard that Jews killed Jesus stating, “Would the Jew had listened to Jesus…but you rebelled against him and killed him.”

In his July 30 remarks in Miami, Farrakhan asserted “A Jew is not a Jew by the circumcision of the male organ but circumcision of the heart.” Farrakhan’s Miami remarks also took a particularly militant tone. He stated, “If the federal government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us! Stalk them! And kill them! And let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling!”

Farrakhan employed similar rhetoric in Milwaukee, saying that the media have misrepresented him as violent because “white people deserve to die, and they know, so they think it’s us coming to do it.” He continued, “Allahu akbar! God is great! We have no weapon! We bother nobody! Then if you come to take our life, don’t’ be surprised if you lose your own!”

In an effort to build support for the “Justice…Or Else!” MMM, Farrakhan has spoken in Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Houston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, and Memphis.

Malik Zulu Shabazz, the racist and anti-Semitic former leader of the New Black Panther Party and current leader of Black Lawyers for Justice, has also actively been promoting the event for the NOI in various parts of the country.

The NOI has also organized other local events led by African-American religious and community leaders. Some MMM events have featured support from national, state, and local elected officials, celebrities, and others.

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July 29, 2014

Some Anti-Semitism In U.S. In Reaction To Israeli Operations In Gaza

As Israel’s response to the latest round of rocket fire from Hamas in Gaza continues, some Jewish individuals and institutions in the U.S. have been targets of anti-Semitism related to the current conflict.anti-semitic-graffiti-synagogue

In Florida this week, two separate anti-Semitic hate crimes desecrated a synagogue and a Jewish family’s property. Congregation Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox synagogue within close proximity to other synagogues, was spray-painted with the word “Hamas” and swastikas on its front entrance. Additionally a Jewish family discovered that one of their cars was covered from top to bottom with eggs while the other had the words “Jew” and “Hamas” smeared in cream cheese on the windows.

In Malibu, California over the weekend, phrases such as “Jews=Killers” and “Jews are Killing Innocent Children” were found near the entrance to a Jewish summer camp.

Last week, anti-Semitic leaflets, which threatened violence if Israel does not pull out of Gaza, were left on cars in Peterson Park, a predominantly Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Chicago.

On July 17, about two dozen anti-Israel protesters targeted the Florida Holocaust Museum with graphic images of dead Palestinians and slogans charging Israel with genocide.

Earlier this month, the Chabad of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas was spray-painted with graffiti that read “Fre Palestine” [sic] and “Free Gaza.”

Similarly, in Massachusetts, the Montefiore Orthodox Synagogue in Lowell was vandalized with the words “Free Palestine” and “God Bless Gaza” spray painted in red on its white marble walls.

American Jewish institutions have also been targeted online. The Moroccan Islamic Union-mail hacker group vandalized the website of Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania earlier this month with the phrase “end Israeli violence in #Gaza” and an image of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, a Palestinian who was killed in Jerusalem by what appears to be a group of Jewish extremists.

Additionally, the pop­u­lar­ity of some dis­turb­ing Hitler-related hash­tags on Twit­ter has grown in reac­tion to Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge,” such as #HitlerWasRight and #HitlerDidNothingWrong.

Such anti-Semitism is also evident at many of the anti-Israel demonstrations held in cities throughout the U.S., as well as in Europe, where the State of Israel is often demonized with Holocaust imagery or other anti-Semitic expressions.

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