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Nation of Islam chief Louis Farrakhan spoke at a Chicago Catholic church on Thursday evening, denouncing Fb and Instagram after being banned from the websites earlier this month. Farrakhan additionally denied accusations of anti-Semitism and racism.
Rev. Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church has a historical past of inviting controversial figures to talk, together with former President Barack Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who in a post-9/11 sermon declared, “Not God bless America, God d— America!”
The Rev. Al Sharpton, the political activist and MSNBC host who shot to fame within the late 1980s after slandering the harmless males accused within the Tawana Brawley rape case, has additionally spoken on the church.
Fb launched an announcement on Might 2 saying it banned Farrakhan and different customers who “promote or interact in violence or hate.”
Throughout his tackle, Farrakhan claimed he has by no means used hate speech in opposition to the Jews, but referred to them as “satanic” solely moments later.
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“I don’t hate Jewish folks,” he mentioned. “Not one that’s with me has ever dedicated a criminal offense in opposition to the Jewish folks, black folks, white folks. So long as you don’t assault us, we received’t hassle you.”
“The enemy is so hateful of me,” he continued. “I’ve by no means been arrested. No drunken driving. What have I executed that you just hate me like that?”
Regardless of claiming he hasn’t expressed hatred for Jews, he sounded anti-Semitic themes.
“I’m right here to separate the great Jews from the satanic Jews,” he mentioned.
Farrakhan has a historical past of constructing offensive feedback about Jewish folks.
God doesn’t love this world. God by no means despatched Jesus to die for this world. Jesus died as a result of he was 2,000 years too quickly to convey concerning the finish of the civilization of the Jews. He by no means was on no cross. There was no Calvary for that Jesus.
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— MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) March 30, 2019
In 1984, Farrakhan known as Judaism a “gutter faith” and in contrast himself to Adolf Hitler.
Final 12 months, he preached a sermon degrading non secular Jews as “infecting the world” with their “filthy” Talmud.
“You and I are gonna must be taught to differentiate between the righteous Jew and the satanic Jews who’ve contaminated the entire world with poison and deceit,” he mentioned.
“I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-termite,” the Nation of Islam chief mentioned in October final 12 months.
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