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February 9, 2015

Nation Of Islam Turns Up Anti-Semitism Prior To Saviours’ Day

In the lead-up to the Nation of Islam’s (NOI) annual Saviours’ Day planned for February 22, the NOI has increased the amount of anti-Semitic content on the website of its “Research Group” and its associated social media accounts.

NOIRG homepage as of Feb. 2, 2015

NOIRG homepage as of Feb. 2, 2015

Under the guise of supposedly publishing “historical research,” the NOI Research Group’s (NOIRG) homepage currently features 13 headlines, 9 of which deal with Judaism. Below are some examples:

  • A February 2 article titled “Kanye West Meets Jewish Power” invokes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jewish control of a number of industries. Discussing Jews as if they act together as one group to keep down the African-American community, Tingba Muhammad writes, “For Jews, our continued subjection and dependency are just good business.” Regarding 2013 comments by Kanye West that President Obama was not delivering because “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people,” Tingba Muhammad claims that various groups denounced West’s comments not because of the content of what West said, but rather because of West’s business acumen, which supposedly represented a threat to “Jewish dominance in the fields of business trade, commerce, and finance.” Tingba Muhammad also appeals to myths of Jewish financial control of the Black community in writing that individuals like West are targeted because they represent “the dead-end path Jewish financiers of negro leadership have demanded that we go down.”
  •  In a January 28 piece titled “The Holocaust, History, and Hate,” Ashahed Muhammad reflects on a trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, which he describes as “indoctrination at its finest, but what do you expect?” Muhammad asks, “How could a group experience such terrible suffering, yet, in an ironically tragic role reversal, shockingly participate in inflicting the same type of suffering upon others?” Ashahed Muhammad likens the Nazis’ systematic murder of 6 million Jews to Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza as well as what he describes as “the documented involvement of Jewish people in developing the architecture of White Supremacy and Jim Crow.”
  •  A December 22, 2014, article, “Back-Peddling Back to God: Lessons from Jewish history,” starts out claiming the Jewish community provides a positive example for the Black community but then descends into the NOI’s typical anti-Semitic theories about supposed Jewish control over Blacks. The article asks, “Who controls the banking, the commerce and trade—the economic and financial aspects—of our Black communities?” It likens Jews returning to the synagogue to “honeybees return[ing] to the hive, to share this intellectual and financial nectar and to strategize about how to MANAGE and CONTROL the territory and its dynamics.”

In previous years, the NOI has also dedicated its online resources to attacking Jews as a prelude to the anti-Semitic Saviours’ Day keynote address by Louis Farrakhan.

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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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February 25, 2014

Farrakhan Compares Himself To Henry Ford In Detroit

Update – March 5, 2014: Far­rakhan deliv­ered “Part 2” of his Sav­iours’ Day address on Sun­day in Chicago, empha­siz­ing his view that “Satanic Jews…control every­thing and mostly everybody.”

Speaking to an audience of 18,000 at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena yesterday, Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan compared himself to Henry Ford and made allegations – both explicit and implicit – about Jewish control over African-Americans and various industries.farrakhan-detroit-henry-ford-saviours-day-2014

During his keynote address at the NOI’s annual Saviours’ Day convention, Farrakhan likened himself to auto magnate Henry Ford, who promoted anti-Semitic conspiracies in the 1920s in a series (and book) called The International Jew: the World’s Foremost Problem. Farrakhan called Ford “a great man who was called an anti-Semite” and added, “I feel like I’m in good company.”

Farrakhan alleged that Jews manipulate the media and publishing industries to destroy the reputations of African-Americans. He explained, “See, they write our history and feed it back to us.” Farrakhan retold a story about a meeting with former chairman of the Seagram Company Edgar Bronfman, in which he portrays himself as standing up to the wealthy Jewish businessman who supposedly flaunted his wealth, power, and ability to “make The New York Times” print whatever he wanted.

Jewish control over the African-American community, as well as various industries, has been a common theme in Farrakhan’s weekly online sermons leading up to Saviours’ Day. In those sermons, he commonly refers to Jews as “Satanic” or as the “Synagogue of Satan.”

During his speech yesterday, Farrakhan said, “See, Satan is in control of Hollywood. Satan is in control of television. Satan is in control of media.  Satan is in control of money. Satan is in control.”

Copies of the anti-Semitic book The Synagogue of Satan, written by Assistant Editor of the NOI’s Final Call newspaper, Ashahed Muhammad, were sold throughout the 4-day convention. The book, whose overarching theme is that unknown to most, the world is being manipulated and corrupted by Satanic powers led by Jewish elites, has been heavily promoted by the NOI since 2005.ashahed-muhammad-synagogue-of-satan

Farrakhan spent portions of his keynote address calling for a separate Black judicial system that would try white people: “I’m going on record with this today…We have to have our own courts.  You failed us. Well, hell on you! We’re gonna try them in our court.” Farrakhan also said Blacks should not feel like they need white people for anything. “You wasn’t born with no white people. You pre-date them. They weren’t in your life until recently. So how come you think you can’t get along without them?”

Farrakhan’s keynote address was attended by several public officials, including Congressman John Conyers, former Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones. Conyers was in attendance for Farrakhan’s May 2013 anti-Semitic sermon that Conyers later condemned as “unacceptable racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic.”

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