Skip to comments.‘Outrageous & Ugly’: Hip-Hop Mogul Russell Simmons Compares Prominent Jewish Leader to Farrakhan
Posted on 06/22/2012 6:25:58 PM PDT by Nachum
Hip-hop Mogul Russell Simmons created a firestorm after making a comparison between Anti-Defamation League president Abraham Foxman and the Minister Louis Farrakhan. Foxman is calling the comparison, which occurred this week while Simmons was in Jerusalem for the Israel Presidential Conference, outrageous and ugly.
During his now-contentious remarks, Simmons defended the friendship he has with Farrakhan and dismissed the radical faith leaders comments on Jews. In drawing his comparison, the business leader claimed that Foxman has alienated African Americans just as Foxman has purportedly alienated Jews.
While Foxman is outraged by the incident, some are coming to Simmons defense, claiming that the mogul was joking around in making the statement. Rabbi Marc Schneier, who co-founded the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding with Simmons, claims that he saw the mogul wink when he was making the comments and that they were made in jest.
I find it sad that Abe would expend so much time and energy in attacking Russell Simmons, who is one of the greatest friends of the Jewish people and a tireless advocate of the state of Israel, Schneier apparently told JTA following the incident.
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Stupid people say stupid things.
I’m no fan of Foxman but its still an idiotic comparison. Foxman doesn’t promote enslaving non Jews and genocide.
Then it’s OK if someone calls Simmons a monkey as long as rhey wink, because it’s just a joke and he needs to lighten up. Right?
Actually, this guy is pretty smart. Just look at how many ghetto hos and pimps he scammed with his prepaid Visa Cards.
Foxman himself is anti-Semitic with some of his views and people he supports....but Louis FarraKUKLUXkhan is nothing but Black Ku Klux Klan hatred
Russel Simmons just as much Black KKK for supporting FarraKuKluxKhan
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