Louis Farrakhan, the rabid anti-White, anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam, called Jews “termites” while addressing a crowd in Detroit to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Million Man March.
“White people don’t like Farrakhan,” he said in his speech at the event on Sunday, a clip of which was posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
“To the members of the Jewish community that don’t like me, thank you very much for putting my name all over the planet because of your fear of what we represent,” he continued.
Farrakhan was referring to the strong reaction to antisemitic comments he made in a speech in May this year when he talked of “Satanic Jews who have infected the whole world with poison and deceit.”
“I can go anywhere in the world and they’ve heard of Farrakhan,” he continued. “Thank you very much.”
“I’m not mad at you because you’re so stupid,” he added.
“So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, you [know] what they do, call me an Anti-Semite. Stop it, I’m anti-termite,” he said to laughter and applause around the audience. “I don’t know nothing about hating somebody because of their religious preference.”
I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite. pic.twitter.com/L5dPQcnVg4-->
— MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) October 16, 2018
Farrakhan was so proud of the hateful comment—and so fearful that not enough people had heard it—that he posted it on his Twitter account. And shockingly, Twitter has announced they will not suspend or ban Farrakhan for a violation of its policies.
Just in from a @Twitter spokesperson: Louis Farrakhan's tweet comparing Jews to termites is not in violation of the company's policies. The policy on dehumanizing language has not yet been implemented.
So if you want to compare Jews to rats/insects – get it in while you can!
— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) October 17, 2018-->
NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) called on fellow Democrats to condemn the despicable remarks.
“Farrakhan’s vile statements against Whites and Jews have been ignored by my fellow Democrats,” said Hikind. “There is nothing subtle about this modern-day Goebbels’ hatred. This racist doesn’t even hide behind an anti-Israel statement; he just publicly attacks Jews and the Jewish religion, and works to incite hatred and racism among his followers. Even worse, Democrats continue to give him a pass. Former President Bill Clinton sat next to him at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. It was appalling!”
Hikind noted that Farrakhan has a long history of saying hateful things about Jews, whites and gays. Among some of Farrakhan’s comments were, “White people deserve to die,” “Hitler was a very great man,” “Jews are the Synagogue of Satan” and “the Satanic Jews control everything and mostly everybody.”
“It’s time for my Democrats to speak up and condemn this hatred. We must be consistent. ALL hatred and racism must be treated the same.”
This is anti-Semitism.
This is who @WomensMarch leaders admired.
This is who @TheDemocrats befriended.
This is who @BarackObama snagged a picture with.
This is who @BillClinton just hung out on stage with.
This is who The Left won’t fully condemn.
This is @LouisFarrakhan. https://t.co/1hX4roHiOg
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) October 17, 2018
Hold on to your hats for my contrarian opinion: Keeping Farrakhan on @Twitter is better than sweeping him under the rug. This way, people see his influence, what he tells his million followers, and who condemns his vile bigotry and who doesn't. It's very revealing on all counts. https://t.co/X30X1iHPw8
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) October 17, 2018
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