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December 6, 2013

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

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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