Nation of Islam founder, Louis Farrakhan recently stated Jews “have infected the whole world with poison and deceit” and that Judaism is a “system of tricks and lies.” He claims that it is the “Satanic Jews who have infected the whole world with poison and deceit.” He has praised Hitler and referred to Jews as “termites.” Brings back memories of Nazism.
What is the origin of this visceral hate? He’s old enough to remember that the Jewish people walked with Martin Luther King Jr, August 1963, for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched with King because he believed that “Racism is Satanism, unmitigated evil.” Young Jewish people, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, died fighting for the civil rights of black Americans.
Martin Luther King Jr. stated that Rabbi Heschel
“is indeed a truly great prophet…. Here and there we find those who refuse to remain silent behind the safe security of stained glass windows, and they are forever seeking to make the great ethical insights of our Judeo-Christian heritage relevant in this day and in this age.”
The Jewish people continue to fight against racism. So what happened that Farrakhan has the need to disparage the Jewish people, especially as Jewish people already are disproportionately targeted for hate crimes in America ?
Farrakhan says contemporary Jews are responsible for promoting child molestation, misogyny, police brutality and sexual assault, among other social ills. In addition, he asserted that contemporary Judaism is nothing but a “system of tricks and lies” which Jews study in order to learn how to “dominate” non-Jews.”
His hate for Jews is all pervasive. “…the false Jew will lead you to filth and indecency. That’s who runs show business. That’s who runs the record industry. That’s who runs television.” Farrakhan alleged that Jews often force aspiring actors to submit to anal sex. “Do you know that many of us who go to Hollywood seeking a chance have to submit to anal sex and all kind [sic] of debauchery [before] they give you a little part?” he asked. “It’s called the casting couch. See that’s Jewish power.”
Is it, perhaps, the Judeo-Christian heritage that he finds offensive? Is that the reason he chose Islam as his faith and ideology?
It makes sense when one reads the teachings of Islam in America.
Imam Abdullah Khadra of Raleigh, NC, invoked the Jew-killing hadith (a collection of the sayings of Muhammad), saying the Muslim prophet “gave us the glad tidings that we will fight those Jews until the rocks and the trees will speak: ‘Oh Muslim, this is a Jew behind me.”
Sheikh Ramadan Elsabagh of Garland, Texas, posted a recorded prayer on his Facebook page calling for Israel’s destruction: “Oh Allah, destroy the Zionists and their allies.”
New Jersey Imam Aymen Elkasaby invoked “martyrdom” as a means to take revenge on the Jews, whom he called “apes and pigs.” He then prayed for their annihilation, eliciting cheers from the Muslim men attending his Jersey City mosque.
Imam Ammar Shahin at the Davis Islamic Center in Northern California preached Jews were contaminating Muslim shrines with their “filth” and called for their genocide. “Oh, Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one.”
Mohamed Ahmed Moussa an Imam at Masjid Alfurqan mosque in Philadelphia, PA preached:
“Oh Allah! Protect Al- Aqsa mosque from the clutches of the brutal Jews… Oh Allah! The Jews settled in the land. Oh Allah! Show us the wonders of your power inflicted on them. Oh Allah! Our Lord, show us the wonders of your power inflicted on them. Protect Your house [Al-Aqsa Mosque], Oh Allah! And protect it from the brutal Jews. Oh Allah! Whoever wishes ill for us and wishes ill for Islam and the Muslims, make him preoccupied with himself and make his plot (tied) around his neck and make his plan cause his own destruction.”
I don’t recall a word of rebuke from the Congressional Black Caucus to whom Farrakhan has been speaking for more than thirty years. Twenty-one members of the Caucus, including Maxine Waters, now head of House Financial Services Committee, refused to condemn him.
This despite the fact that the the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center declared the Nation of Islam as a hate group citing the group’s
“theology of innate black superiority over whites and the deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay rhetoric of its leaders.”
Neither was there a peep from former President Barack Obama who thinks of himself as an honorary member of the (Jewish) Tribe. President Obama cut his ties to his Pastor Jeremiah Wright, of Trinity United Church of Christ, which he attended for 16 years, because of Wright’s anti-American and racially charged sermons. Wright had presided over Obama’s wedding and baptized his two daughters.
So what is preventing Obama from denouncing Farrakhan? From denouncing Antisemitism?
Where are the rest of the Democrats? The Progressives? The anti-haters?
So far the left has been silent. Silence is collusion. The left was loud and proud in their condemnation of Roseanne Barr after she sent out a tweet referring to one person-Valerie Jarrett. Despite the fact that she explained the tweet and apologized, they made sure her professional life was destroyed.
Why is Farrakhan still allowed to share his hate for the world’s 14 million Jews?
From the Ethics of the Fathers: “Rabbi Tarfon used to say, it is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but you are not exempt from undertaking it.”