American Jewish Committee blasts Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan over statement he made condemning Jewish organizations.
There rare instances in which Nation of Islam’s leader, Louis Farrakhan utters lucid and factual statements. I find that the vast majority of the statements he utters are inflammatory, divisive and racist. The American Jewish Committee released a press release today condemning Farrakhan for his hate letter to Jewish organizations. It seems that he has such a hatred of Jews and the white establishment in this country that one has to wonder how can he say he is following God’s words.
AJC Denounces Farrakhan Hate Letter to Jewish Organizations
NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — AJC denounced Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Minister Louis Farrakhan after it received a virulently anti-Semitic letter signed by Farrakhan along with two anti-Semitic books published by the NOI. The books use traditional anti-Semitic stereotypes and conspiracy theories to assert Jewish control of the African-American economy and the historic Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Reverting to a ploy he has used many times in the past, Farrakhan asked Jewish leaders for “dialogue,” while at the same time accusing Jews of “the most vehement anti-Black behavior in the annals of our history in America and the world.” If Jewish leaders decline his offer to help him “in the repair of my people from the damage that has been done by your ancestors to mine…,” then “Allah (God) and His Messiah will bring you and your people to disgrace and ruin…”
“Farrakhan again demonstrates how central anti-Semitism remains to his organization’s worldview,” said Ken Stern, director of AJC’s Department of Anti-Semitism and Extremism. Stern pointed out that the two new books are functional re-writes of the classic anti-Semitic fabrication, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”
“Just as the Protocols blamed all that went wrong in the world on a Jewish conspiracy, these latest NOI publications are fabrications designed to blame Jews for slavery and other historic misfortunes suffered by Blacks,” said Stern. Source: PR News Wire
I believe Louis Farrakhan is deliberately ignoring all the ills in the black community and instead blaming the white man and Jews for these ills. There is the issue of personal responsibility that he has chosen to ignore. Bashing Jews and whites sounds better to him. To be bluntly honest, there is a reason why the Jews are highly successful. They stick together, something that is largely absent in many pockets within the black community. Let’s practice brotherhood and sisterhood in the true sense of the word. We are each other’s keepers and let’s put the riff-raff in our communities on blast.
UPDATE#1: We incorrectly stated that the Atlanta Journal Constitution had issued the press release. It was, in fact, the American Jewish Committee. We have made the corrections.