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December 6, 2013 28

In First Appearance After Heart Attack, Farrakhan Continues Anti-Semitism

Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan’s first pub­lic appear­ance after suf­fer­ing a heart attack fea­tured a num­ber of anti-Semitic claims about Jew­ish con­trol over the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment, Black orga­ni­za­tions and other sectors.farrakhan-indiana-heart-attack

Dur­ing his Decem­ber 1 speech at the Indi­ana Con­ven­tion Cen­ter in Indi­anapo­lis, Far­rakhan revealed he was hos­pi­tal­ized approx­i­mately two months ago due to a heart attack. When Far­rakhan was unable to deliver his 2013 Holy Day of Atone­ment speech in Alabama in Octo­ber, the NOI orig­i­nally said he was hos­pi­tal­ized for “an infection.”

In his speech, Far­rakhan bluntly stated his the­ory about who con­trols the U.S. gov­ern­ment: “…we’re gonna bring you up to speed. The Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment is under con­trol of the Zion­ists.” Far­rakhan went on to claim that the Jew­ish com­mu­nity has power over the NOI and other Black orga­ni­za­tions. “It’s not that I’m against the Jew­ish peo­ple. That’s just false…They have such power and influ­ence that they made most of you believe that I’m against the Jew­ish people.”

He made sim­i­lar claims about the NAACP, stat­ing “You mem­bers of the NAACP, you want to put on a march to Wash­ing­ton but you don’t have no money, so who do you go to? You go to phil­an­thropists, many of them are Jew­ish.” He con­tin­ued, “They tell you who you can have speak­ing. And they told you don’t have Far­rakhan. And you couldn’t say a damn thing because it wasn’t your money it was theirs.”

Far­rakhan also described send­ing a copy of the NOI’s anti-Semitic book, The Secret Rela­tion­ship between Blacks and Jews, which alleges dis­pro­por­tion­ate Jew­ish involve­ment in the slave trade, to the “pres­i­dents of all the major Jew­ish orga­ni­za­tions” as well as some Jew­ish pub­lic offi­cials. This is not the first time Far­rakhan has done so. The let­ter stated that the pur­pose of send­ing the book was to appeal to Jews who are “sit­ting on top of the world in power with riches and influ­ence while the masses of my people…are in the worst con­di­tion of any mem­ber of the human fam­ily” to con­vince them to repair the “dam­age that has been done by your ances­tors to mine.”

The crowd applauded as Far­rakhan read the last line of the let­ter which claimed that if the Jews do not “make the wise and best choice,” that God “will bring you and your peo­ple to dis­grace and ruin and destroy your power and influ­ence here in Amer­ica and through­out the world.”

Also in the ser­mon, Far­rakhan com­pared the Jews of today to those of Jesus’ time, claim­ing both had dis­pro­por­tion­ate influ­ence over the gov­ern­ment. “Did you know the Jesus had a real prob­lem with the Jew­ish com­mu­nity? They had power, the rab­bis of that day, over the Roman author­i­ties just as they have power today over our gov­ern­ment,” he alleged.noi-rg-9-11-israel-tweet

Farrakhan’s bla­tantly anti-Semitic pub­lic state­ments are just one part of the NOI’s larger anti-Jewish pro­pa­ganda cam­paign. The NOI Research Group (NOIRG), which cre­ated a web­site in 2012 that pro­motes vir­u­lently anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries, tweeted and posted on Face­book a num­ber of times that Israel was behind 9/11, includ­ing most recently (Decem­ber 3) post­ing that “#Israel has an ugly his­tory of deadly false flag oper­a­tions, includ­ing 9/11….”

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December 6, 2012 7

Nation of Islam: Why No Jews In Spielberg’s Lincoln?

With the release of Steven Spielberg’s new movie, Lin­coln, the Nation of Islam (NOI) has found another oppor­tu­nity to pro­mote its anti-Semitic book, The Secret Rela­tion­ship between Blacks and Jews, which alleges dis­pro­por­tion­ate Jew­ish involve­ment in the slave trade.

Con­trary to the estab­lished his­tor­i­cal record, the NOI’s arti­cle, “Spielberg’s Lin­coln: Plenty of Negroes, But Why No Jews?” says Spiel­berg “sus­pi­ciously ignores the crit­i­cal role played by his own Jew­ish peo­ple in the War Between the States…This is not an oversight…[but] to ensure that his race is rep­re­sented with dig­nity and respect.” The arti­cle explains Spielberg’s alleged moti­va­tions, say­ing that he “wants to rein­force the fic­tion that a sin­gle doc­u­ment [the 13th Amend­ment] exon­er­ated Amer­ica and ended for­ever a sys­tem by which his peo­ple grew so wealthy.”

The arti­cle was first pub­lished by the NOI Research Group, which main­tains a web­site cre­ated in March of this year and pro­motes vir­u­lently anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries that blame Jews for every­thing from per­pe­trat­ing 9/11 to bring­ing on Hur­ri­cane Sandy’s destruc­tion as divine punishment.

Con­sis­tent with NOI leader Louis Farrakhan’s alle­ga­tions about Jew­ish con­trol of Hol­ly­wood, the NOI Research Group’s arti­cle sug­gests that Steven Spiel­berg has pur­posely crafted the film Lin­coln to over­look Jew­ish involve­ment in what it calls “the Black Holocaust.”

Not only does the NOI hold Jews dis­pro­por­tion­ately account­able for slav­ery, but it also claims that Blacks today con­tinue to be slaves to Jew­ish con­trol of a num­ber of indus­tries. This arti­cle, for exam­ple, describes the “Talmud-based sys­tem that replaced slav­ery in Amer­ica” which allowed “slav­ery to con­tinue unabated in other forms” after the 13th Amend­ment. Other recent arti­cles in NOI’s news­pa­per The Final Call  have made sim­i­lar claims, such as alleg­ing Jew­ish con­trol of Black politi­cians includ­ing Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, as well as a “slave/slavemaster rela­tion­ship between Black enter­tain­ers and enter­tain­ment exec­u­tives who hap­pen to be Jewish.”

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