Farrakhan’s Folly

At the annual Nation of Islam Conference in Chicago this week, Louis Farrakhan has continued his lifelong commitment to Anti-Semitism and distorting the truth.  Furthermore, he has expressed his belief that his irrational religious-political association with Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi is far more important than justice, morality or America.  Farrakhan pushed his campaign of anti-Semitic rhetoric, insisting on the truth behind various Jewish conspiracies.  The following is a sample of Farrakhan’s statements:

Jews and Zionists are “trying to push the US into war.”

This belief is at the very least paradoxical and is nothing but racist propaganda.  Simply put, the US is already at war; for a variety of reasons, all of which were believed to be within the scope of American interests.  Furthermore, Farrakhan made this claim in reference to American involvement with Libyan unrest, but what advantage would the Jews get from American military involvement in Libya?  Farrakhan’s claims do nothing but parrot the twisted concept that instability in the Middle East stems from the Jews.

“If you allow the Zionists to push you, to mount a military offensive against Gaddafi and you go in and kill him and his sons as you did with Saddam Hussein and his sons, I’m warning you this is a Libyan problem, let the Libyans solve their problem among themselves.”

The thought that American military involvement in Libyan affairs is motivated by “Zionists” is an outrageous attempt to fan the flames of instability.  The United States is the most dominant geopolitical force in the world, with interests that stretch across the globe.  That being said, the United States makes decisions it believes are within its interests, and within global interests (i.e. peace and stability).  Singling out some unknowable portion of an exceeding small and marginalized ethnic group as the major defining force in American decision making is nothing but hate mongering and pays homage to the centuries old tactic of demonizing Jews.

Gaddafi is “My Brother” and “My Friend”

Farrakhan referring to Gaddafi as his “brother” and “friend” should sound the alarm for all segments of peace loving society.  Few people personify evil as well as Gaddafi.  Calling yourself his “friend” aligns you with a history of oppression and subjugation equaled by very few in the world.

“Some of you think that I’m just somebody who’s got something out for the Jewish people…. You’re stupid.  Do you think I would waste my time if I did not think it was important for you to know Satan?  My job is to pull the cover off of Satan so that he will never deceive you and the people of the world again.”

Louis Farrakhan believes that the Jews are Satan.  He holds the same belief system as terrorist groups and enemies of freedom, justice and peace.  Likening the Jews to Satan brings back the Crusades style propaganda that resulted in countless pograms and a history of Jewish oppression in Europe.  Similar to Islamo-fascist terrorists and old world religious fanaticism, Farrakhan replaces reason with hate.

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