Louis Farrakhan has blamed the “wicked Jews” for using him to try and break up the Women’s March.
The Nation of Islam leader made the comments on Sunday during the annual Saviours’ Day conference in Chicago.
“The most beautiful sight that I could lay eyes on [was] when I saw, the day after Trump was elected, women from all over the world were standing in solidarity, and a black woman is the initiator of it,” said Farrakhan about one of the march’s leading organizers ,Tamika Mallory.
“The wicked Jews want to use me to break up the women’s movement,” he continued, as ap-plause and cheers broke out. “It ain’t about Farrakhan; it’s about women all over the world [who] have the power to change the world.”
Farrakhan has had a long history of antisemitism and close ties with Women’s March organiz-ers Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez.
Farrakhan also defended Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, saying that she has “nothing to apolo-gize for” following an antisemitic Twitter storm in which she accused the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) of paying American politicians to be pro-Israel.
“Sweetheart, don’t do that,” Farrakhan said, referencing Omar’s apology. “Pardon me for call-ing you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the gov-ernment up, but you have nothing to apologize for.”
Here’s Farrakhan praising Omar’s anti-Semitism also. He said she has “nothing to apologize for.” pic.twitter.com/1flwuaWAUj— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) February 18, 2019
Soon into his sermon, Farrakhan launched a verbal attack on the Jews, blaming them for anti-black racism, slavery, colonialism and dehumanization, as well as numerous problems that have befallen the world and modern society.
Farrakhan continued his attack, saying that “some of the Jewish people who are under the Talmud think so much of themselves that you black people – us, we – look at 400 years of the Transatlantic slave trade, you look at them hanging us up, raping us, robing us and [if] you call it a Holocaust, a Jew will say to you, you can’t say that.”
“How many of you have heard a Jew say you can’t call it a Holocaust when you talk about our suffering?” he questioned as those in the audience agreed and began to clap. “Do you know why? Because to them, the suffering of six million Jews is worth seven billion human beings on our planet, so when you say Holocaust, that to them is blasphemy – that’s how cheap they think of Palestinian life, the life of a gentile – to them only their life is sacred.”
Farrakhan received a standing ovation several times during his speech from the thousands of followers who attended the event.
Meanwhile, Omar is slated to speak at a benefit for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) next month. The event, scheduled for March 23 in Los Angeles, is titled “Advancing Jus-tice, empowering Valley Muslims.”
CAIR has a long history of affiliation with the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah and CAIR members have often defended the actions of Hamas in Gaza.
Further, FBI investigators uncovered evidence establishing CAIR’s place in the “Palestine Committee,” which was a Muslim Brotherhood-created network aimed at helping Hamas in the United States, according to a report by the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
In 2009, US District Court Judge Jorge Solis ruled that there is “at least a prima facie case as to CAIR’s involvement in a conspiracy to support Hamas.”
Omar will be keynoting with Hassan Shibly, the executive director of CAIR-Florida, who is ve-hemently anti-Israel, believes that Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations and is known for openly discriminating against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
In 2014, Shibly claimed that the Hamas terror tunnels uncovered in Operation Protective Edge in the northern Gaza Strip were “being used in the defense of Palestine.”
At the time, he wrote: “To Israel, every tunnel – be it one that brings food into an impover-ished Gaza Strip, where over half of the population depends on food aid, or one that delivers sheep to a Khan Yunis farmer who lost his other farm animals to a prior Israeli incursion – is a ‘terror tunnel.’”
Omar was also caught up in a controversy recently over whether or not she would be speaking alongside an official known for his antisemitic comments at an emergency gala dinner for Yem-en on February 23 in Tampa, Florida.
It was revealed that she would give the keynote address at an Islamic Relief USA dinner along-side Yousef Abdallah, who has advocated for violence against Jews and expressed antisemitic sentiments on his social media pages. Omar’s PR team pushed back and the event’s marketing materials and online invitations were changed.
They claimed that it was a clerical error and that she was never set to speak alongside Abdallah in the first place.