February 27, 2012 | 11:30 am
Posted by Rob Eshman
He said it, we didn’t.
At a speech Sunday, Feb. 26 to thousands of followers in Chicago, Farrakhan acknowledged that “they call me ‘Farrakhan the anti-semite,’ ‘Farrakhan the hater.’”
Hey, you know what? They’re right!
In this latest speech, Farrakhan, 78, accused Jews of being behind plots to assassinate President Barack Obama, of taking over and destroying Hollywood, and of basically ruining society.
According to the Chicago Tribune:
Farrakhan drew a distinction between noble Jews and followers of “the synagogue of Satan,” and he pointed to a recent incident in which the publisher of a Jewish magazine suggested Israeli security forces could help preserve Israel by killing Obama. He attacked Israeli policies, while also directing criticism at perceived Jewish influence in the U.S.
“Jewish people were not the origin of Hollywood, but they took it over,” he said, blaming the entertainment industry for degrading the country’s morality.
As evidence of the assassination plot, Farrakhan pointed to an editorial written by former Atlanta Jewish Times publisher Andrew Adler in which he imagined a far-fetched scenario in which Israel would kill Obama in order to install Vice President Joe Biden as President.
“Who heard about that?!” Farrakhan shouted to his audience. “Not too many of you. Why the hell didn’t the media tell you about what that man said about killing the man in the White House? Talk back to me! It’s because they protect their own regardless of their evil!”
By “they” Farrakhan means “Jews.”
If someone who was actually in that audience or swayed by the puffed-up minister’s rant is reading this, just allow us to point out:
1. The Andrew Adler story was reported EVERYWHERE. Google it: a million web pages will come up. Within one day of Adler’s inane attempt at humor, he was fired. The entire organized Jewish community of Atlanta called for Adler’s ouster. Who will ‘fire’ Farrakhan for his hateful comments?
2. Jewish voters voted 80 percent for Obama in 2008, more than any voting bloc other than black Americans. Jews still support Obama far more than any other voting bloc other than black Americans. Where is the hatred Farrakhan speaks of?
3. Jews WERE the origin of Hollywood. They didn’t take it over. The founders of the great Hollywood studios were almost all Jewish, many of them from the same area of Eastern Europe. The movie industry is one of the great cultural contributions of the Jewish immigrant to America and the world. Jews don’t control Hollywood—it’s a complex industry. But thank God SOMEONE invented it. Otherwise, for entertainment, we’d just have to sit around and watch YouTube clips of Louis Farrakhan.
4. Finally, Louis Farrakhan hasn’t found any way to get attention other than one of the oldest ways—vicious anti-semitism. Instead of inspiring and opening up the hearts of his followers with his God-given gifts of eloquence and charisma, he turns them against their fellow Americans. Shame on him.
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