Minister Louis Farrakhan doubled down on past polarizing statements in an impassioned and wide-ranging speech Thursday evening, just one week after Facebook permanently banned him from its social media platforms for violating the tech giant’s policies on hate speech.
Have you heard this one? So, a Jew-hating Muslim walks into a Catholic Church in Chicago, is welcomed with open arms by the Catholic priest who kisses him, then the priest gives him the Jew-hating Muslim the pulpit to preach. The Jew-hating Muslim winds up his sermon by ranting against the ‘satanic Jews’. Huge applause. Pretty funny, right? What’s the punchline to this sick joke? No punchline, it happened last night at St. Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago.
“O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.” Qu’ran 5:51 (KJV)
What’s more disgusting? The fiery anti-semitic garbage that sludges out of the mouth of Louis Farrakhan, or the fact that he preached that garbage in the pulpit of a Catholic Church at the invitation of the Catholic priest who calls Farrakhan a ‘prophetic voice’? Looks like birds of a feather really do flock together. I guess that’s what Pope Francis was kissing Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb on the mouth back in February while signing a peace covenant with him and Islam.
The only statement made by the Archdiocese of Chicago was a pusillanimous and highly-generic statement that they are against “discriminatory rhetoric of any kind.” No mention of either Farrakhan or the Catholic priest by name was made, simply boilerplate nonsense to hedge against potential lawsuits.
Ahh, Rome, you never fail to disappoint. Cowards one and all.
At St. Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago, hate preacher Louis Farrakhan refers to ‘Satanic Jews’ in defiant response to Facebook ban
FROM CHICAGO SUN TIME: Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, spoke at the Rev. Michael Pfleger’s St. Sabina Church amid heavy criticism of both men — Farrakhan for his past anti-Semitic and homophobic comments, and Pfleger for welcoming the divisive figurehead into his church.
“I’m here to separate the good Jews from the Satanic Jews,” Farrakhan preached at the end of what had been a largely uncontroversial speech. “I have not said one word of hate. I do not hate Jewish people. Not one that is with me has ever committed a crime against the Jewish people, black people, white people. As long as you don’t attack us, we won’t bother you.
“The enemy is so hateful of me,” Farrakhan said to thunderous applause from the packed church pews. “I have never been arrested. No drunken driving. What have I done that you hate me like that?”
Louis Farrakhan spent most of his speech speaking about injustices done to black people throughout history and especially in the United States. The minister said he was not trying to take anything away from white people and should not be considered racist for pointing out the struggles African Americans have faced.
Farrakhan, who turns 86 on Saturday, was banned last Thursday from all of Facebook’s social media platforms — including Instagram — as part of the company’s efforts to rid its websites of hate speech and “dangerous” people and organizations.
“I am dangerous,” a defiant Farrakhan said Thursday. “But I’m not dangerous on my own. God named me dangerous to Satan and his vermin. I used that platform with respect,” Farrakhan said. “I never allowed those who follow me to become vile as those who speak evil of us.”
Hate Preacher Louis Farrakhan Given Pulpit At Chicago Catholic Church
The website did not say exactly what led to the crackdown other than that Farrakhan violated its existing policies. The company said it has “always banned” people or groups that proclaim a violent or hateful mission or are engaged in acts of hate or violence, regardless of political ideology.
Farrakhan’s official Facebook and Instagram pages had more than 1 million “likes” and followers before they were removed. His Twitter account, with more than 336,000 followers, remained active.
Pfleger, introducing his “brother and friend” Farrakhan, called attacks on himself and the minister hypocritical.
“This past week, I have been cursed at, received an overwhelming amount of hate calls, emails, hateful Facebook postings,” Pfleger said. “It is interesting to me that those who accuse him of hate have been so hateful this past week. Oh, the hypocrisy.”
“It is dangerous to me when we begin to stop free speech and seek to silence prophetic voices,” Pfleger said. “There are many who say they do not like Minister Farrakhan because all they have heard is various sound bites. Perhaps that is why Facebook wanted to ban him — to keep people from hearing his whole talk, his entire message and the truth that he seeks to teach us.
“Minister Farrakhan has been a bold voice against injustice done against black people in this country, and his voice deserves and needs to be heard,” Pfleger said. “I love my brother,” Farrakhan said of Pfleger. “In fact, we kissed when I came up here. This is not queer. This is straight up love.”
Earlier Thursday, the president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum — herself a survivor of Nazi Germany — condemned Pfleger for hosting the event.
“Totally shame on you,” Fritzie Fritzshall said in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times. “I don’t understand Father Pfleger because I’ve always thought he was one for peace. What he’s doing today and what he’s doing with Farrakhan is giving him a platform for hatred — hatred he has spoken about for many, many years.”
In its own statement Thursday, the Archdiocese of Chicago said the event was “not sponsored” by the archdiocese, and that Cardinal Blase Cupich “was not consulted” ahead of the invitation. The statement went on, without any further mention of either man, to support freedom of speech but condemn “discriminatory rhetoric of any kind.”READ MORE
Now The End Begins is your front line defense against the rising tide of darkness in the last days before the Rapture of the Church
HOW TO DONATE: Click here to view our GoFundMe page
When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations.
But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 12,832 people on our daily mailing list gave $4.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 151,781 followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 300% of our goal. The same goes for our 14,000 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.
“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)
“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB
HOW TO DONATE: Click here to view our GoFundMe page