Simon Wiesenthal Center Slams Hateful Annual Anti-Jewish Nation of Islam Event
The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) denounced this year’s Nation of Islam Savior’s Day conference, an annual event featuring anti-Semitic rants by Louis Farrakhan and other speakers.
The Center slammed Farrakhan’s latest speech, “The War of Armageddon Has Begun,” in which he “unleashes a tsunami of Jew hatred.” The address included accusations that Jews control world governments, the media and financial institutions.
The Nation of Islam leader, 89, also again referred to the Jewish community as the “Synagogue of Satan.” Farrakhan further repeated his claim that Jews control Black celebrities, defending Kanye West and Kyrie Irving. He praised West as “a very great brother, a genius.”
SWC Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Agenda, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, slammed Farrakhan for “four decades of non-stop vicious Jew-hatred.” “Words lead to action and his toxic hatred has been absorbed by many, including Kanye West.”
“We urge all our neighbors to reject his hate and we must commit to strengthen our relationships for the betterment of all Americans whatever their color creed or orientation” Rabbi Cooper said. (INN / VFI News)
“Many have become my enemies without cause; those who hate me without reason are numerous.” - Psalm 38:19