Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Farrakhan Leads Audience in Anti-Semitic Tirade

Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan used his platform at the NOI’s Mosque Maryam in Chicago on Sunday to lead his audience in an anti-Semitic tirade.

Towards the end of his remarks, Farrakhan made a bizarre comparison between the study of ants and white people. “The Honorable Elijah Muhammad says to study [white people]. They’re successful. They make no excuses for their failures. They work hard in a collective manner like the ant….Their long coevolution with other species has led to mimetic, commensal, parasitic, and mutualistic relationships.”

He then brought Jews into the comparison:

Go back to the Secret Relationship[Between Black and Jews] …White people are wise and the wisest of white people are the members of the Jewish community…They are wise and they are the guards of their own world. Are you mad with me for saying that? [Audience: “No sir!”] You can’t go nowhere in their world without paying obeisance to them.

Farrakhan then engaged in a disturbing call-and-response with his audience:

Farrakhan: How many of you are lawyers? Only have one in the house? No wonder we go to jail so much, brother. But at the top of the law profession, who are the top in law?
Audience: Jews.
Farrakhan: Sorry I didn’t hear you.
Audience: Jews!
Farrakhan: Any doctors in the house? Ain’t got no doctors? Oh there’s one way in the back. At the top of the medical profession, the top in that are members of the Jewish community. Anybody in media? Who’s the top in that field?
Audience: Jews.
Farrakhan: Anybody a rapper in the house? There’s rappers. You can rap, ain’t nothing wrong with that, but at the top of that are those that control the industry. Any of you have Hollywood ambitions, Broadway ambitions… Who’s the top of that?
Audience: Jews.
Farrakhan: Same people! They’re masters in business. Well I’m not a businessman I’m a banker. Well who’s the master of the bankers?
Audience: Jews.
Farrakhan: TALK TO ME!
Audience: Jews!
Farrakhan: You don’t discredit them because they’re masters, you discredit them by the way they use their mastery.
Audience: [applause]
Farrakhan: Now, I close.


Anonymous said...

So, are you saying that you disagree, and that Jews are not at the top of the law, medicine, banking, media, and entertainment professions? Imagine if he gave the same speech in your Synagogue. There might be only one rapper but the rest would be doctors, lawyers, bankers and media professionals.

Joe Know said...

Nice job anonymous at perpetuating a really bigoted and antisemitic myth. Do your research. This argument has been made throughout the ages. Any idea what all the Jews forced in to ghettos did for a living? Just look up a Wikipedia posting under Jewish Supremacy or Political Influence. Also consider our striking 2% of the population. Really...think about it.

JB said...

Regarding the fact that "Jews control Hollywood"... I called ADL Chairman Abe Foxman [and he said] .."That's a very dangerous phrase, 'Jews control Hollywood.' What is true is that there are a lot of Jews in Hollywood," he said. Instead of "control," Foxman would prefer people say that many executives in the industry "happen to be Jewish," as in "all eight major film studios are run by men who happen to be Jewish."

----Joel Stein's LA Times article (Dec. 19, 2008)

Bryna said...


Anonymous said...

Read the book, The Jewish Phenomenon, it agrees with the Minister's words. These so-called news outlets never report the good work of the Minister within the Black community. In this lecture he was teaching the importance of hard work and unity and he correctly referenced Jewish people as an example and now that is anti-Semitic. Puhleeeze!!!

Anonymous said...

Listen, Farrakhan is no bigot or anti-semite. He was only telling the truth. As a christian, and yes I am black I know Jewish people are always at the top of their game. The Torah and Bible, both of which I believe in prophesied this-that he would bless Israel's descendants above all nations because they are God's chosen people. Oh,and I consider myself to be Jewish as well because all true christians are considered spiritual Jews. Yes, I still know hard work plays a great part in anyone's success. I don't think Farrakhan meant it negatively.

Anonymous said...

Fara who. He is nothing when compared to the Jewish contribution to mankind. He is a racist no less than any white supremacist in this country.