The NOI's Escalating Anti-Jewish Campaign
Posted: February 23, 2011
Updated: July 8, 2011
Over the past two 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.
The NOI's 2011 Saviours' Day convention in Rosemont, Illinois, proved to be a continuation of this campaign. Louis Farrakhan's keynote address, titled "I Will Send Saviours After Them," featured many of the anti-Semitic themes that have defined the organization's latest efforts, including anti-Semitic charges of deicide and accusations of Jewish control.
In addition, a plenary session devoted to "The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews" sought to demonstrate disproportionate Jewish involvement in the slave trade and Jewish exploitation of Blacks ever since. The session featured charges of Jewish control of the media and calls for the inclusion of the NOI's anti-Semitic book by the same name, The Secret Relationship Between Blacks & Jews Volume 2, in educational curricula nationwide. A promotional graphic released in advance of the session featured a Jewish star over an illustration of a Black family being auctioned off during the slavery era.
The convention took place from February 24-27, 2011.