Farrakhan In His Own Words
UPDATED: October 24, 2012
For nearly 30 years, Louis Farrakhan has marked himself a notable figure on the extremist scene by making hateful statements targeting Jews, whites and homosexuals.
Farrakhan's bigoted and anti-Semitic rhetoric has included statements calling whites "blue eyed devils" and Jews "bloodsuckers" that controlled the slave trade, the government, the media, Hollywood and various Black individuals and organizations. He frequently denies that Jews have a legitimate claim to their religion and to the land of Israel.
During his keynote address at the NOI's 2011 Saviours' Day convention in Rosemont, Illinois, Farrakhan blamed Jews for killing Jesus and accused Jews of controlling the U.S. government and banking industries. Farrakhan’s address is the latest in a wide-ranging campaign to demonize Jews, which has featured some of the most hateful speeches of his 30-year career as head of the NOI.
In a 2010 lecture series that was rife with anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories, for example, Farrakhan downplayed historical Jewish suffering, accused Jews of world domination and promoted anti-Semitic charges of Jewish deicide. He also repeated many of his past accusations about Jewish involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, Jewish exploitation of Black labor in the cotton trade, and Jewish control over government, finance and entertainment.
Throughout these and other speaking engagements, Farrakhan has heavily promoted the second volume of the NOI’s anti-Semitic book The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews. The new volume, subtitled, “How Jews Gained Control of the Black American Economy,”blames Jews for promoting a myth of black racial inferiority and makes a range of conspiratorial accusations about Jewish involvement in the slave trade and in the cotton, textiles, and banking industries. Both books, according to Farrakhan, should be taught in schools across the U.S.
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