From news article:
From news article:
Hey Louis baby I'll give you a quarter for shining my shoes.
Fund raising must be really hurting.
But itâ€™s been almost two decades since Farrakhanâ€™s abrupt and intriguing near-silence on the Jews-as-slavers matter. The silence was forced upon him because he was caught out covering up, excusing, or denying that Arab/Muslims were (and still are) enslaving blacks in Sudan and Mauritania. Farrakhanâ€™s job is to convince Blacks that Jews are their enemies and that Islam is the path to freedom. But when Jewish and Black writers in or allied with, the American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG) documented the Arab/Islamic slave trade -- not only in the New York Times, but also widely in the Black press and on Black TV news shows, Farrakhanâ€™s agenda was jeopardized. A fight ensured. The Times reported that Farrakhan exploded at a press conference when asked about his silence regarding Blacks serving Islamic masters. Farrakhan challenged the press: â€œWhere is the proof? If slavery exists, why donâ€™t you go as a member of the press and you look inside Sudan, and if you find it, then you come back and tell the American people what you found?â€ When two Baltimore Sun reporters, one black and one white, did just that, Louis Farrakhan took his â€œJewish slaversâ€ story and dove under the bed. Why is he now resurfacing? My guess is that he smells Jewish weakness, sees our vulnerability, or sees an opportunity for new funding. In the oily letter to the Jewish leaders, he suggests between the lines that he can be appeased for funds.
In response, ADLâ€™s Foxman called Farrakhanâ€™s anti-Semitism â€œobsessive, diabolical and unrestrained.â€ AJC called NOIâ€™s latest publications â€œfunctional re-writes of â€¦ â€œThe Protocols of the Elders of Zion.â€ But it was Morton Klein of the ZOA who shifted to offense: Mort called on President Barak Obama to condemn Farrakhanâ€™s â€œanti-Semiticâ€ letter (good!), and reminded Farrakhan that â€œthe slave trade that brought Africans to America in chain was largely a Muslim tradeâ€ and that â€œslavery of black Africans continues in some Muslim states to this day.â€
Weâ€™re doing some historical research of our own. Stay tuned.
For documents and videos relating to the Farrakhan controversy, see www.iabolish.org
Charles Jacobs is the founder of the American Anti-Slavery Group, Sasha Giller is its current Director.
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