On Friday, May 17, Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Muslim extremist group, Nation of Islam, addressed a major Baptist Church in Detroit. The church called Fellowship Chapel granted permission for Farrakhan to speak to the congregation. The pastor is the Rev. Wendell Anthony, who is also the head of the NAACP in the Detroit area.
In a speech that could have been crafted by Dr. Joseph Goebbels for Third Reich consumption Farrakhan railed against the Jews. In a Hitleresque speech he called the Jewish people the “Synagogue of Satan.” Repeatedly he called the Jewish people “Satanic Jews.” Farrakhan trotted out the old line about how the Jews control all the media. Also, how they dominate the entertainment industry. And, get this choice bit, he accused Obama of surrounding “himself with Satan … members of the Jewish community.” If President Barack Obama had a few Jewish Cabinet members he probably would not be chest deep in the mire of scandals.
First of all, I am shocked that any Christian Church would tolerate Farrakhan’s spewing of religious and racial hatred. Don’t these Detroit Baptists realize that the founder of Christianity, Jesus, was born, lived and died as a Jew ? In fact, Moses, the Old Testament prophets, the Holy Family, Jesus, the Apostles and most of the first Christians were Jews. As Christians we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the Jewish people. As Christians we cannot deny our Jewish roots without fundamentally changing the nature of our faith.
Also, this speech was attended by prominent members of the Detroit community who by their presence and their silence tacitly approved of Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism. The only person who stood up to Farrakhan’s lies was U.S. Representative John Conyers. Conyers stated, “Farrakhan made unacceptable racist, antisemitic, and homophobic statements, which I condemn in the strongest possible terms.” Bravo for you, sir, in denouncing the unhinged rhetoric of the raving Farrakhan.
Also, on the same trip loony Louis Farrakhan addressed the Detroit City Council plus another Christian Church, New Destiny Christian Fellowship Church. Chrislam appears to alive and thriving in Detroit. What’s next ? The adoption of full-fledged Sharia by the Christian community in Detroit? How about bringing back stoning and crucifixion as modes of capital punishment ? Christians, do not serve Muslims as their obedient dhimmis ! You will have hell to pay some day for your actions.
Heidi Budaj of the Jewish Anti-Defamation League stated, “It is deeply disappointing that so many Detroit leaders are so willing to turn a blind eye to Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism. Where are the voices in our community who are willing to stand up and say NO to racism and anti-Semitism ?”
In 2007 Farrakhan spoke at Ford Field. A mere 50,000 people turned out to hear his dangerous crackpot ideas. Something is definitely rotten in Detroit. The stench is not coming from the derelict crumbling infrastructure either.
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