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June 13, 2013 3

Farrakhan Invited By Public Officials To Alabama Rallies

Update – June 17, 2013: Dur­ing his remarks in front of the Alabama State Capi­tol, Far­rakhan report­edly stated that white peo­ple, “don’t have the will to allow you to vote uncon­tested.” Far­rakhan also report­edly told the crowd that Jews “know the value of money” and “mis­use their power.” Speak­ers at the rally had no short­age of praise for Far­rakhan. Sen. Hank Sanders’ wife, Faya Toure, a Selma lawyer who helped orga­nize the event, called Far­rakhan “one of the great­est lead­ers of our gen­er­a­tion. I don’t care what the SPLC says, I don’t care what the Jews say.”

Update – June 14, 2013: In a let­ter to the Birm­ing­ham Jew­ish Fed­er­a­tion, State Sen­a­tor Hank Sanders reit­er­ated his unabashed sup­port for Louis Far­rakhan speak­ing at the Alabama ral­lies. In the let­ter, Sanders stated, “I applaud him [Far­rakhan] for the good things he has done,” turn­ing a blind eye to Farrakhan’s decades of hate­ful words against Jews, white peo­ple, and the LGBT community.

Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Far­rakhan was invited by a group of Alabama elected offi­cials to par­tic­i­pate in mul­ti­ple June 14 ral­lies to sup­port the exten­sion of the fed­eral Vot­ing Rights Act. The ral­lies will take place in Birm­ing­ham, Selma, the Shelby County Cour­t­house, and the steps of the State Capi­tol in Montgomery.farrakhan-alabama-jews

The invi­ta­tion to Far­rakhan comes at a time when Far­rakhan has made numer­ous egre­giously anti-Semitic state­ments, claim­ing that “Satanic Jews” and the “Syn­a­gogue of Satan” con­trol America’s gov­ern­ment, econ­omy, media, and other sectors.

Despite his recent hate­ful state­ments in Detroit as well as his racist and anti-Semitic remarks over a three-decade career, Far­rakhan was pub­licly endorsed by Alabama State Sen­a­tors Hank Sanders (D-Selma) and Bobby Sin­gle­ton (D-Greensboro) and Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford.

Dur­ing a speech in front of the seal of the Alabama State House last week, Sen­a­tor Sanders said, “We’re really proud that the Hon­or­able Min­is­ter Louis Far­rakhan has agreed [to speak].”

Mayor Ford added, “We reached out to Min­is­ter Far­rakhan because we know that he has the power to mobi­lize Black peo­ple as well as some whites who believe in progress in work­ing for free­dom and jus­tice.” He also called Farrakhan’s par­tic­i­pa­tion “his­toric.” Ford pre­vi­ously pub­licly show­ered Far­rakhan with praise in March. While intro­duc­ing Far­rakhan before his speech to stu­dents at Tuskegee Uni­ver­sity, Ford gave him a key to the city and pro­claimed him “hon­orary mayor of Tuskegee for life.”

On June 5, ADL called the invi­ta­tion “a ter­ri­ble mis­take” and urged the pub­lic offi­cials who invited Far­rakhan to Alabama to “with­draw their invi­ta­tion and reject his hate­ful rhetoric.”

In addi­tion to the elected offi­cials, oth­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing include the NAACP and the South­ern Chris­t­ian Lead­er­ship Conference.

Farrakhan’s demo­niza­tion of Jews expands beyond his pub­lic speeches. He also spreads his hate­ful con­spir­a­to­r­ial world­view through social media, the NOI’s tra­di­tional media arm, and his 52-week online lec­ture series, launched in Jan­u­ary 2013.

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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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