The Democrats’ Farrakhan Problem
Louis Farrakhan, anti-semetic extremist extraordinaire, continues to be ignored by the MSM and the Democrats as they try to build their supposed Blue Wave:
CNN has refused to inform its audience of a growing scandal tying prominent Democratic politicians and activists to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious racist and anti-Semite.
At least eight Democrats are known to have met with Farrakhan, who routinely calls Jews “satanic” and has said that white people “deserve to die.”
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, misled the public for years about his relationship with Farrakhan, new reporting has shown and The Washington Post has acknowledged.
Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, a Democrat, defended Farrakhan as an “outstanding human being” and admitted to having a personal relationship with him in a pairof interviews with this reporter. After a backlash, Davis reversed his position in a written statement, denouncing Farrakhan’s “views and remarks regarding the Jewish people and the Jewish religion.” (He previously said he wasn’t bothered by Farrakhan’s position on “the Jewish question.”)
Of the eight Democrats with ties to Farrakhan, four of them have repeatedly declined to denounce Farrakhan, despite outrage and pressure from Jewish groups.
Farrakhan’s prominence on the Left isn’t limited to his newly revealed closeness with Democratic politicians.
The leaders of Women’s March, a top progressive organization, have declared their support for Farrakhan and have refused to denounce him even as they alienate other progressives by supporting a rabid anti-Semite. The group’s co-president, Tamika Mallory, suggested that Farrakhan is right to call Jews his enemies and compared him to Jesus.
CNN has bizarrely ignored the growing scandal, even as other establishment media outlets, including The New York Times, ABC News, CBS and The Washington Post, have now begun to cover it.
Just as a reminder, this is whom the left are ignoring/excusing:
The longtime leader of the Nation of Islam, Farrakhan’s name has become virtually synonymous with anti-Semitism. He’s the pied-piper of hate. His obsessive harping on about the “evil, satanic” Jews and their supposed efforts to keep down African-American people, ironically, puts him in a similar category to white supremacists and others who traffic in some of the worst anti-Semitic stereotypes.
And yet Farrakhan is not entirely a fringe figure. He is a leader of a religious movement who draws thousands of attendees to his speeches and fills auditoriums for his sermonizing. His popularity gives him the dubious distinction of being, quite possibly, the most popular anti-Semite in America today.
This all becomes timely because Farrakhan last weekend once again took center stage at the annual NOI Saviours’ Day convention in Chicago, where, in front of thousands of his most devoted followers gathered in the 10,000-seat Wintrust Arena, he launched into yet another withering and slanderous attack on Jews.
After insisting that he’s not an anti-Semite but a “truth teller,” Farrakhan suggested, among other things, that Jews are part of “the Synagogue of Satan;” that the white people running Mexico are Mexican-Jews; that Jews control various countries including Ukraine, France, Poland and Germany where they take advantage of the money, the culture and the business; that Jesus called Jews “the children of the devil”; and “when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door.” He also claimed that Jews control the government and the FBI and use marijuana to feminize black men.
Now, as the Democrats move even further to the Left, sane people-on both sides-are beginning to take notice of their association with Louis the Loon. But does the Democratic Party care?