October 16, 2013 marks the 18th anniversary of the ‘Million Man March’, called by Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. On that day in 1995, over 850,000 Black men, women and youth traveled to Washington DC to protest against centuries-old racism and discrimination against Afro-American and Black people. Farrakhan spoke for more than two hours at the rally, which ushered him into international arena of antisemitism.
Farrakhan has been a prominent target of the organized Jewry in the western world. He has received the usual awards of being a “Jew hater” and “anti-Israel” for more than three decades. Read here, here and here.
In 1986, British ‘Iron Lady’, prime minister Margaret Thatcher, a friend of Israel, banned Minister Farrakhan from entering Britain on grounds that he would spark “civil disorder”. In July 2001, British High Court Justice Turner declared the ban illegal. In his ruling he said: “There is a complete absence of evidence before the court of racial, religious or ethnic tension between the Black Muslims and the Jewish communities in the UK existing at the date of the decision letter.” However, despite the ruling, Jewish groups and anti-Muslim Christian bigots have succeeded in keeping Farrakhan to enter the country and tell the truth face-to-face.
On July 19, 2013, British politician, writer and blogger, Lester Holloway, wrote: “The label “anti-Semitic” was particularly bizarre given that the Nation of Islam leader meets with Jewish leaders across the world as well as America. It seems the Jewish leaders who are by far the most implacably opposed to him are those in Britain, embodied by the Council of Deputies (pro-Israel Jewish Lobby).” Read the post here.
One of Farrakhan’s many talents, which the Jewish groups hate to mention, is that he is damn good violinist – and his music coach was Elaine Skorodin Fohrman, a Jewish music teacher from Chicago. Listen to Farrakhan’s recital of the violin concerto composed by the Jewish composer Felix Mendelssohn below.