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Farrakhan Demands Reparations from Jews
DanielPipes org ^ | July 13, 2010 | by Daniel Pipes

Posted on 07/12/2010 11:40:48 PM PDT by Fred Nerks

Louis Farrakhan recently sent a three-page letter along with two books to the heads of sixteen Jewish organizations.

Dated June 24, 2010, the letter is resplendent with a crescent-and-moon flag and Farrakhan's impressive-sounding title ("National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam"). In it, he announces that the books (volume two of The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews and Jews Selling Blacks: Slave Trade by American Jews) present

an undeniable record of Jewish anti-Black behavior, starting with the horror of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, plantation slavery, Jim Crow, sharecropping, the labor movement of the North and South, the unions and the misuse of our people that continues to this very moment.

Farrakhan challenges the recipients of his letter – who range politically from Jeremy Ben-Ami (of J-Street) to Lee Rosenberg (of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) to Morton Klein (of the Zionist Organization of America) –

to find one act committed by me or those who follow me that has injured one Jewish person, stopped Jews from doing business, hindered their education, injured their families, sullied or desecrated their synagogues.

"You will not find one," declares Farrakhan, who then asks: "on what basis do you charge me and us as being 'anti-Semitic'?" Quite the contrary, Farrakhan avers, "we could now charge you with the most vehement anti-Black behavior in the annals of our history in America and the world. We could charge you with being the most deceitful so-called friend, while your history with us shows you have been our worst enemy." Farrakhan could also dwell on the fact that Jews are "sitting on top of the world in power, with riches and influence, while the masses of my people here in America, in the Caribbean, Central and South America and elsewhere in the world are in the worst condition of any member of the human family."

He could make these points, he notes, but he chooses not to: "I do not write this with vitriol, hatred, bitterness, or a spirit of vengeance." Instead, he hopes to establish ties with Jews: "I have pleaded with you over the years for a sensible, intelligent dialogue. You have rejected me." Despite prior failures, the publication of these two books inspires Farrakhan to try anew: "I again ask you for a dialogue."

For Farrakhan, dialogue equals reparations. Because Jews "are in a position to help me in the civilizing work that The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was given to do by Allah (God)." More specifically: "This is an offer asking you and the gentiles whom you influence to help me in the repair of my people from the damage that has been done by your ancestors to mine." In other words, after years of unsuccessfully demanding reparations for blatcks from the U.S. government, he is now looking to Jews to make amends for their alleged past injustices.

Farrakhan presents this moment as both a unique opportunity for Jews ("This is a wonderful way of the present generation of Jews to escape the Judgment of Allah") and as an ultimatum:

you may either gather your forces for an all-out struggle against me, the Nation of Islam, and the truth that I and we speak and write, or as an intelligent and civilized people, we can sit down and carve out a way forward that can obliterate the stain of the past and render us, Jews and Blacks … in a new, honorable, and mutually respectful relationship.

Should Jews spurn this offer, Farrakhan threatens "disgrace and ruin":

should you choose to make our struggle to our people more difficult, then I respectfully warn you … that the more you fight and oppose me rather than help me to lift my people from their degraded state, Allah (God) and His Messiah will bring you and your people to disgrace and ruin and destroy your power and influence here and throughout the world.

He signs off with "Respectfully and Sincerely Submitted, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Servant to the Lost-Found Nation of Islam in the West."


(1) In a major speech on June 26, Farrakhan announced having sent these books to more than the named Jewish leaders:

we have published Volume No. 2 of The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews. … I sent this book, and another one that is printed called Jews Selling Blacks, to Mr. Abraham Foxman of B'nai B'rith [sic], and to all the leaders of the major Jewish organizations. I sent it to President Obama, to Rahm Emanuel, to David Axelrod, to Timothy Geithner, to Larry Summers, to Ben Bernanke.

(2) According to Farrakhan's publication, The Final Call, none of the Jewish leaders responded to his letter other than to denounce it.

(3) The "Nation of Islam Historical Research Team" (note the absence of individuals' names) produced the first volume of The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews in 1991. In brief, the first volume was akin to The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, not a scholarly tome but an artifact of conspiracist propaganda intended solely to spawn hatred against Jews. Harold Brackman began to demolish its scholarly pretensions in Ministry of Lies: The Truth behind the Nation of Islam's "The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews" (Four Walls Eight Windows, 1994) and Saul S. Friedman finished the job in Jews and the American Slave Trade (Transaction, 1998).

(4) Attempts to blame the trans-Atlantic slave trade on Jews reminds one of conspiracy theories blaming 9/11 on Jews: in both cases, Jews are brought gratuitously into a story overwhelmingly about Muslims.

(5) Farrakhan relies on obvious but clever duplicity in his letter: "we could charge you" with a host a charges but will not do so. We are offering you a deal but if you turn it down, "disgrace and ruin" await you. The letter amounts to an unsubtle attempt at extortion.

(6) It also offers a perverse example of benign antisemitism, whereby a person hopes that Jews will use what he imagines to be their power to help him – in this case appealing for help with "the gentiles whom you influence."

(7) One might think that with Barack Obama in the White House and Africa enjoying high economic growth rates, Farrakhan would stop focusing on Jews to "lift my people from their degraded state."

(8) The letter fits a pattern of antisemitism on Farrakhan's part that goes back to his re-establishing the Nation of Islam in 1978. In contrast, under Elijah Muhammad, who died in 1975, Farrakhan and the NoI more generally evinced little interest in Jews.

(9) Klein of ZOA calls this letter "a veiled call for violence against Jews" and he is right: Farrakhan full well knows he would not get the reply he demands.

(10) Farrakhan has praised Obama as "the hope of the entire world," the "one who can lift America from her fall," and as one sent by "the Messiah." Obama's presidency has apparently emboldened him to renew his attacks on Jews.

(11) Where are the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim American Society, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council? One awaits their condemnations of Farrakhan.

Mr. Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: farrakhan; islam; israel; jews; louisfarrakhan; muslims; nationofislam; noi; noipropaganda; reparations; slavery; threat; threats
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1 posted on 07/12/2010 11:40:51 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: Fred Nerks

Louie probably thinks there’s a decent possibility he can convince Holder & Co. to file a lawsuit on his behalf.

2 posted on 07/12/2010 11:48:40 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Fred Nerks
Calypso Louie still pissed he didn't land that gig in the Catskills, back in the day.
3 posted on 07/12/2010 11:59:33 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Mr. Mojo
It's probably Farrakhans way to remove attention from who the real slavers were, arabs and the black chiefs who rounded up their own people:

Zanzibar, 1890.

4 posted on 07/13/2010 12:09:34 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

All the racists have been emboldend by the racist in chief and our racist AG, time is short and they gotta move fast and apparently that is exactly what they are doing.

5 posted on 07/13/2010 12:11:51 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: Fred Nerks

“Louis Farrakhan recently sent a three-page letter along with two books to the heads of sixteen Jewish organizations.”

I demand reparations from Farrakhan for the lost life of my ancestors who fought to end slavery in the U.S.

6 posted on 07/13/2010 12:12:23 AM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Director Ashahed M. Muhammad with Malik Zulu Shabazz and members of the New Black Panther Party at Saviours' Day 2007 in Detroit, MI. Ashahed moderated youth forums and Malik sat on a panel at a youth town hall meeting during this year's activities. It was a time of meeting greeting, organizing and strategizing. (Photo: TEI Enlightener News Service)


7 posted on 07/13/2010 12:14:23 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Farrakhan doesn’t want reparations. He wants a race war.

8 posted on 07/13/2010 12:16:43 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Maybe there’s a black panther in the White House?

9 posted on 07/13/2010 12:18:08 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Farrakhan doesn’t want reparations. He wants a race war.

Just following the dream of Malcolm X who wanted a Mau Mau in the USA:

Jomo Kenyatta, Oginga Odinga, and the Mau Mau will go down as the greatest African patriots and freedom fighters that that continent ever knew, and they will be given credit for bringing about the independence of many of the existing independent states on that continent right now. There was a time when their image was negative, but today they're looked upon with respect and their chief is the president and their next chief is the vice president.

I have to take time to mention that because, in my opinion, not only in Mississippi and Alabama, but right here in New York City, you and I can best learn how to get real freedom by studying how Kenyatta brought it to his people in Kenya, and how Odinga helped him, and the excellent job that was done by the Mau Mau freedom fighters. In fact, that's what we need in Mississippi. In Mississippi we need a Mau Mau. In Alabama we need a Mau Mau. In Georgia we need a Mau Mau. Right here in Harlem, in New York City, we need a Mau Mau.


10 posted on 07/13/2010 12:25:04 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks
Bumping this......just because Louie's history of slavery is so incredibly ignorant.

More Europeans and Jews were held in bondage throughout history than Blacks ever were, thanks to the Arabs and Turks. Before those, the slave masters were the Egyptians and the Babylonians.
11 posted on 07/13/2010 12:31:55 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Hah I bet Obama throws all these Black Racists under the bus.

Obama is not going to let these punks ruin his job of screwing over America.

12 posted on 07/13/2010 12:39:10 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Fred Nerks
"Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith

And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the Czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain
I rode a tank
Held a general's rank
When the Blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
Ah, what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah
(woo woo, woo woo)"

Keith Richards/Mick Jager - - "Sympathy for the Devil"
13 posted on 07/13/2010 1:35:30 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo)
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To: Mr. Mojo

He’s speaking for Obamao.

14 posted on 07/13/2010 1:58:41 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Fred Nerks

Too bad most American Jews cannot see past their own blind liberalism to be able to condemn and reject people like this.

15 posted on 07/13/2010 2:50:26 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Global2010

“Hah I bet Obama throws all these Black Racists under the bus.”

Nope, they are speaking for him.
They are just beginning to feel their power.

16 posted on 07/13/2010 3:00:44 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (Where is the Black Regiment?)
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To: Fred Nerks
Let him go to Israel to collect reparations—the IDF knows how to deal with antisemitic Muslim bigots.
17 posted on 07/13/2010 3:06:53 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Liberals frolic at ersatz enlightenment because conservatives keep the savages from the door.")
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To: Fred Nerks

Hahahahahaha; fat chance, Bonehead.

18 posted on 07/13/2010 3:11:28 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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from MANKIND IN AMNESIA. Immanuel Velikovsky. page 154

A characteristic social and psychological phenomenon is taking place in the process of the black reawakening in the United States. The fourth- to tenth-generation descendants of slaves (in the case of of the West Indies only the third generation) feel a resurgence of the longing for Africa that accompanied the fettered slaves on their forced voyage to this country and and haunted the thoughts of the first generation of those working on plantations or in mines. But together with this Back-to-Africa sentiment, a strange, even pathological phenomenon takes place: the most militant among the Amercian blacks look to the Arabs as their allies and mentors.

The descendants of the slaves return to those who preyed on them, took them captives, chained them, drove them mercilessly across deserts, let them die from thirst exhausted at oars on galleys. The urge to return to the tormentor or to his descendants, to adopt their religion, and hail them as saviors is a reaction for which psychology knows the cause: a victim’s children remain fascinated by the one who wielded a whip over their father...

19 posted on 07/13/2010 3:45:28 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

I want reparations for all the pain and suffering from having to endure all the loud,obnoxious,rap noise pollution that blast out of over-sized woofers from some inconsiderate punk’s rice burner low rider at 2-3 oclock in the morning keeping me up at night.You know,the garbage you called a “gift”Screwy Louie?

20 posted on 07/13/2010 3:53:15 AM PDT by Uncle Meat
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