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February 21, 2014

Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day In Detroit Preceded By 58 Weeks Of Hate

Prior to this weekend’s annual Nation of Islam (NOI) Saviours’ Day convention in Detroit, NOI leader Louis Farrakhan embarked on a weekly online lecture series that promoted some of the most hateful anti-Semitic themes of his career.Farrakhan-the-time-detroit

The series, titled “The Time and What Must Be Done,” consistently blamed Jews for the slave trade and conspiring to control the government, media, Hollywood and various Black individuals and organizations. The videos generally received about 20,000-50,000 views each on YouTube.

The last three episodes, which were broadcast in the weeks leading up to the Saviours’ Day convention in Detroit, Farrakhan focused on how the “Synagogue of Satan,” a phrase he uses throughout the series to describe Jews, controls the U.S. government for nefarious purposes.

For example, Farrakhan said:

“You cannot say you have a covenant through Moses who gave you a law that you are flaunting today with what you are doing through Hollywood, through music, through the media, through the press, through the newspapers, through your inordinate control of the means by which the people think and make their decisions.

“David – even though he may have made a mistake – he submitted and repented before God. This you false Jews have not done. No. You are not a Jew! I say you’re a so-called Jew. You are Satan masquerading as a covenanted people of God. You must be exposed, regardless of the consequences…”

Farrakhan’s online lecture series represents one of the Nation of Islam’s most significant attempts to incorporate social media into its wide-ranging propaganda campaign against Jews.

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February 25, 2013

Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theories Mark Farrakhan’s 2013 Saviours’ Day Address in Chicago

Louis Farrakhan’s keynote address during this past weekend’s annual Saviours’ Day convention once again featured anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jewish political and financial control of the United States.

Among the anti-Semitic conspiracies Farrakhan propagated during his three-hour address to approximately 8,300 people at the University of Illinois Chicago, is the notion that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Federal Reserve Bank, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) were set up by the Jews in tandem to control the fiscal policies of the United States: 

“And today in 2013, we are in December of this year 100 years since the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank and the Internal Revenue Service and the ADL. America’s debt has gone from two billion dollars to more than sixteen trillion dollars. Now they set these institutions up to work in unity: the Federal Reserve the IRS and the ADL. One was to create debt, the other was to enforce a tax policy to take from the American citizens enough to pay that debt, and the watchdog of the whole thing was to see who would recognize who did this and that’s when the ADL raised the cry of anti-Semitism, and now America is seeing herself in ruin because of it.”

Farrakhan also listed statistics on Jewish members of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court before concluding, “Special interests along with Zionist AIPAC are robbing America of the principle of democracy and representative government.”

Farrakhan then raised the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense to make claims against the Jewish State:

“You need a man like Senator Hagel as your Secretary of Defense because a man with a mind like that will keep you out of fighting someone else’s wars. You need a man in government that has another opinion that is not controlled, and if the Senate does not confirm him as Defense Secretary because of his opinion on Israel, that only proves that the Senate and the U.S. Congress is controlled by the Israel lobby, and it also sentences America to war with Iran for the state of Israel.”

Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism has not been limited to his latest Saviours’ Day address. The Nation of Islam (NOI) continues to engage in a wide-ranging propaganda campaign against Jews through its media arm.  For example, in a February 9 article in the NOI’s newspaper, The Final Call, Farrakhan claimed that Jews control the media and are behind what he describes as an inaccurate portrayal of him in a Lifetime movie on the lives of Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz:

“The Jewish people behind this film have characterized Farrakhan as the ‘No. 1 Anti-Semite.’…Those who control this movie, those who wrote the script—those who control the media—all want to try me in the court of public opinion.”

Farrakhan also continues to promote his ideology in a 52-week lecture series titled “The Time and What Must Be Done.” While the first seven installments of these lectures have focused mostly on theological topics, Farrakhan sometimes digresses into racist conspiracy theories. In one lecture he accuses the American government of hatching a plan to kill “two to three billion people on our planet…Could this be why, in Africa, AIDS is slaughtering black men and women, particularly in those areas where the mineral resources of that area is necessary to keep American in power in this 21st century?”

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February 28, 2012

Anti-Semitic Prelude to Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day Diatribe

In a prelude to Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic keynote address at the United Center in Chicago  on February 26, the Nation of Islam held a plenary session titled “Business is Warfare: The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” as part of its Saviours’ Day weekend.
During the February 24 session, named after a set of NOI books alleging that Jewish exploitation of Blacks during the slave trade has caused deep and prolonged repercussions for African-Americans, several speakers promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in line with Farrakhan’s record. 
  • Referring to Jews, Louis Farrakhan’s daughter Donna Farrakhan said, “They didn’t intend for us to have freedom, justice and equality. They built it on our backs, our blood, our sweat, and our tears.”
  • Leonard Jeffries

    Leonard Jeffries, former head of the black studies department at City College of New York, said Jewish owned banks lent money to slave traders. “The evil genius of the Jewish community was to put together their powers to make business their religion and make it part of their culture.”

  • Dr. Ridgely Muhammad, Minister of Agriculture for the Nation of Islam, said, “The so called Jews were the ones supporting the KKK and financing them. They formed the KKK.”
Over the past three years, the Nation of Islam (NOI) has engaged in a wide-ranging campaign to demonize Jews. Not only have the speeches delivered by Louis Farrakhan been among the most hateful of his 30-year career as head of the NOI, but the organization’s media arm has also reinforced these messages through a range of propaganda.

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