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Monday, February 26, 2007

Louis Farrakhan Tumbles Out of the Limelight, The ADL Thinks He's a Racist

Anti-Semiticism, general racism, bigotry, hatred, misunderstanding of why the US is present in Iraq, what impeachment is, the different between the Nation of Islam and traditional Islam, the difference between Christianity and traditional Islam: Pick your favorite controversy. Louis Farrakhan, a modern Archie Bunker (same mindset, different issues), might have spoken for true peace, but opted against it.

Louis Farrakhan (see bio) said that the killing of Muslims and Christians must stop. Since he is a Muslim, he is no doubt speaking first to them.

None the less, he managed to upset the Anti Defamation League. Here's their thoughts on the matter, quoted verbatim.

What he said that probably upset them, "These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength…It’s the wicked Jews the false Jews that are promoting Lesbianism, homosexuality. It’s wicked Jews, false Jews that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic!"

ADL: Farrakhan 'Reading List' Includes Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel Tracts

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minister Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic and racist leader of the Nation of Islam, concluded his Saviours' Day address by recommending to his audience several notoriously anti-Semitic books, including "The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews."

"Farrakhan may have held his anti-Semitic views in check while on the dais, but if this is what he wants people to read, then the leopard hasn't changed his spots," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "Minister Farrakhan's reading list includes books that purport to expose 'the truth' about Jews and their control of the federal banking system or their role in the African slave trade.

"It's a shame that Farrakhan had an opportunity to change his legacy, and he didn't," added Mr. Foxman.

Toward the conclusion of his Saviours' Day address at Ford Field in Detroit, which was described as his last major speech, Minister Farrakhan told his audience, "I want you to become readers" and "Put these names down." Among the authors and books he recommended:

-- "The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews," which argues that the history of slavery in the New World was dominated by Jewish ship owners and merchants. The book presents a multi-layered attack against the Jewish people, assaulting the integrity of the Jewish religion, the meaning of Jewish history, and the foundations of Jewish scholarship upon which the book's own fraudulent charges are based.

-- "The Secrets of the Federal Reserve" by Eustice Mullins, an anti-Jewish conspiracy theory propagandist, one of the key conspiracy books claiming that the banking system in the U.S. is controlled by a few elite families (most of them Jewish). It is a key text used by anti-Semites on the far right.

-- "By Way of Deception" by Victor Ostrovsky, a discredited book that makes unsubstantiated claims about Israel's Mossad.

-- "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid" by President Jimmy Carter, a biased, simplistic and distorted view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that portrays Israeli policies in dealing with Palestinians in the territories as inherently racist.

Copies of "The Synagogue of Satan," written by nation of Islam member Ashahed Muhammad, which claims that the world is being manipulated and corrupted by Satanic powers led by Jewish elites, were available for purchase at the event.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

SOURCE Anti-Defamation League

The discussion following is bound to stir up trouble. It gives all insulted parties (including Muslims) a chance to retort. The good news is now maybe Louis Farrakhan will shut up. He has enjoyed his freedom of speech, and is welcome to continuing doing so (something unavailable in many of the countries he supports) are not allowed to do. What a wasted life. He could have used his voice for good. Instead, he was just a mouth.

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