Chelsea Clinton is calling on her fellow Democrats to denounce Louis Farrakhan's ugly anti-Semitic rhetoric. She tweeted, "Comparing Jews to termites is anti-Semitic, wrong and dangerous." She also stated in an earlier tweet that she is "not my parents," following her father's appearance on stage with Farrakhan.
On this we can agree: Christians in Defense of Israel joins Chelsea Clinton in calling on the Democratic National Committee and Democrat members of Congress to denounce Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, for his ugly anti-Semitic remarks.
Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader and anti-Semite who has praised Hitler, recently called the Jews “termites,” a term Nazis used to dehumanize Jews. He further accused Jews of destroying everything good about the world.
Farrakhan recently spoke at an event marking the 23rd anniversary of the Nation of Islam’s Million Man March and Holy Day of Atonement. In his address he said, “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.”
Farrakhan later posted a segment of his speech on Twitter with the caption: “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite.” What makes Farrakhan’s reference all the more odious and repulsive is its not-so-subtle tie to the Holocaust. After all, termites, as we know, are exterminated with gas.
Twitter will not suspend Farrakhan over the tweet though the social media platform has penalized others. It appears there is a double standard at work.
Louis Farrakhan’s racist language is the kind of dehumanizing rhetoric used by Hitler that laid the groundwork for the Holocaust. Anyone who associates with him and will not condemn his outrageous rhetoric is complicit with Farrakhan. There are many high-ranking Democratic leaders from former President Barack Obama to Keith Ellison that have stood by Farrakhan. I call on them to condemn Farrakhan’s racist and dangerous rhetoric.
Christians in Defense of Israel is petitioning the Democratic National Committee and Democrat members of Congress calling on them to denounce Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for his hate-filled anti-Semitic remarks.
Your signature on our “Denounce Louis Farrakhan” petition is a crucial statement. Americans of good will must repudiate the gutter words of Mr. Farrakhan and stand with the Jewish people against his vile anti-Semitic remarks.
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Farrakhan previously bashed Jews and Israel at the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviour’s Day event. He has consistently described the Jewish synagogue as the “Synagogue of Satan” and has claimed, “the Satanic Jews…control everything and mostly everybody.” Farrakhan also claims that Jews caused the Holocaust and blames them for 9/11. Farrakhan even praised Adolf Hitler: “The Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man.”
Before the Holocaust, Jews were demeaned, dehumanized and blamed for the evils of society. Such despicable rhetoric paved the way for the slaughter of six million Jews. We cannot remain silent today when someone like Louis Farrakhan follows the Nazi path.
I condemn Farrakhan’s racist statements and call on others, especially those who have supported or stood by him, to do the same.
Thank you for joining with us!
Yours for the defense of Israel,
Mat Staver, Chairman
Christians in Defense of Israel.
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