Nation Of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has once again used his position to spread antisemitic myths.
Farrakhan, who has made multiple antisemitic comments throughout his career, warned his audience about “Satanic Jews who have infected the whole world with poison and deceit”, claiming that Judaism is a “system of tricks and lies” designed only to “dominate” non-Jews.
He also blamed Jews for social ills ranging from sexual assault to police brutality, as well as spinning a narrative about “Jewish power”, saying “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”, before claiming that Obama was “under Jewish influence”.
Yet for all his antisemitic rants, Farrakhan cannot be dismissed as an irrelevant figure. He has drawn support from the leaders of the popular Women’s March, who have repeatedly declined to condemn his blatant antisemitism. One of the movement’s leaders attended one of Farrakhan’s antisemitic speeches, and pressure has been mounting from others on the American left for the four leaders of the movement who have openly associated with the antisemitic preacher to step down. Of the four leaders who have associated with him, four, Mallory, Perez and Sarsour, have explicitly praised him.