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August 26, 2014

Nation Of Islam Exploits Gaza Conflict To Spread Anti-Semitism

The Nation of Islam (NOI) is using Israel’s military response to Hamas in Gaza to promote anti-Semitic conspiracy theories suggesting that Israel was responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The NOI Research Group (NOIRG), which claims to serve as the NOI’s “historical research department,” tweeted on August 24 that “Israeli airstrike in #Gaza levels 7-story building. Their last airstrike was on Sept 11, 2001.” The tweet is accompanied by a photo of smoke billowing from the World Trade Center. noi-tweet-gaza

This is not the first time the NOIRG has used social media to spread the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory blaming Jews for 9/11. In December 2013, for example, the NOIRG tweeted that “#Israel has an ugly his­tory of deadly false flag oper­a­tions, includ­ing 9/11…”

NOI leader Louis Farrakhan also weighed in on the current conflict in his August 17 sermon at Mosque Maryam in Chicago. Farrakhan juxtaposed the tense situation in Gaza with the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, interlacing his address with a number of anti-Semitic claims.

Farrakhan told the congregation that in Israel “there can never be any peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying, and deceit, using the name of God to shield your dirty religion.”

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March 27, 2014

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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March 5, 2014

Farrakhan Continues His Anti-Semitic Saviours’ Day Message in Chicago

Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan delivered “Part 2” of his Saviours’ Day address on Sunday in Chicago, emphasizing his view that “Satanic Jews…control everything and mostly everybody.”

During his speech at Mosque Maryam, Far­rakhan received a standing ovation after telling his audience that, “The Satanic Jews that control everything and mostly everybody, if they are your enemy, then you must be somebody.” The “Satanic Jews,” he added, have “thrown everything at [him] including the kitchen sink, and maybe the toilet too.”

Farrakhan also portrayed Jews as the enemies of Christianity. “Do you know that the enemies of Jesus were the Jews of his day and the Roman authorities? That wasn’t 2000 years ago alone. That’s today!”

These anti-Semitic themes have been a staple of Farrakhan’s weekly online ser­mons lead­ing up to Sav­iours’ Day. The speech came a week after his keynote address at the NOI’s Saviours Day convention in Detroit.

Farrakhan concluded his speech by noting that he may not be speaking publicly again for a while. He gave no reason.

In a separate announcement on the Nation of Islam’s Facebook page, the NOI’s “web team” indicated that he “accepted an invitation” to visit Iran

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