Louis Farrakhan insists he's misunderstood and his quotes are "taken out of context".
We assembled a body of Louis Farrakhan quotes from throughout his public speaking.
The reader can then decide better for themselves about Farrakhan's intent.
Louis Farrakhan (born Louis Eugene Walcott, May 11, 1933), is the acting head of the Nation of Islam (NOI). Perhaps the most provocative aspect of Farrakhan's political philosophy are comments he has made that have widely been seen as antisemitic.
Twenty controversial and anti-semitic quotes from the leader of the Nation of Islam.
"They call them terrorists, I call them freedom fighters."
-- Louis Farrakhan, on Hezbollah, at District Council 33 Union Hall, Philadelphia, April 22, 1996
"The Jews have been so bad at politics they lost half their population in the Holocaust. They thought they could trust in Hitler, and they helped him get the Third Reich on the road."
--Saviours' Day speech, Chicago, February 1998
"White people are potential humans - they haven't evolved yet."
--Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2000
"Now that nation called Israel, never has had any peace in forty years and she will never have any peace because there can never be any peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your dirty religion under His holy and righteous name."
-- Louis Farrakhan, 1984
"Many of the Jews who owned the homes, the apartments in the black community, we considered them bloodsuckers because they took from our community and built their community but didn't offer anything back to our community."
"The same year they set up the IRS, they set up the FBI. And the same year they set up the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith… It could be a coincidence… [I want] to see black intellectuals free… I want to see them not controlled by members of the Jewish community."
"...America desires a moderate Islam; an Islam that America can control; an Islam that America can give direction to and give orders to its leaders. So, this war is against the Islam that the West does not control."
"The Jews don't like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man."
"It appears that there is a genocidal plan against Black people."
"Dewey, Kant and Hegel, and the rabbis that wrote the Talmud, make blacks inferior."
"Murder and lying comes easy for white people."
"I believe that for the small numbers of Jewish people in the United States, they exercise a tremendous amount of influence on the affairs of government ...Yes, they exercise extraordinary control, and black people will never be free in this country until they are free of that kind of control ... "
--Meet The Press interview, April 1997
"Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles."
"The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him. I will fight to see that vicious beast go down into the late of fire prepared for him from the beginning, that he never rise again to give any innocent black man, woman or child the hell that he has delighted in pouring on us for 400 years."
-- Louis Farrakhan, City College audience in New York
"I recognized that the black man will never be free until we address the relationship between blacks and Jews."
"America will always side with those whom she can direct, give orders to and have those orders obeyed."
"Countless times over the years I have explained that I never referred to Judaism as a dirty religion, but, clearly referred to the machinations of those who hide behind the shield of Judaism while using unjust political means to achieve their objectives."
This was distilled in the New York tabloids and other media saying, "Farrakhan calls Judaism a gutter religion." As a Muslim, I revere Abraham, Moses, and all the Prophets who Allah (God) sent to the children of Israel. I believe in the scriptures brought by these Prophets and the Laws of Allah (God) as expressed in the Torah. I would never refer to the Revealed Word of Allah (God) -- the basis of Jewish Faith -- as "dirty" or "gutter."
--Letter to the Wall Street Journal June 18, 1997
"These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood. It's the wicked Jews, the false Jews that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality, [and] Zionists have manipulated Bush and the American government [on the war in Iraq]"
--February 2006 NOI event
"History is not what you thought. It is what you can remember. All other history defeats itself."
The reader can decide.
Is it possible that these quotes were "taken out of context?"
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