Thursday, March 03, 2005

ADL Alerts

There is an excellent piece about Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, in his own words -- and what harsh words they are. Of course most of us know the man often indulges in anti-Semitic rhetoric. What the ADL has managed to do is put many quotes from various speeches out there in one document -- and it's pretty revealing.

Take his most recent speech on Saviours' Day: Chicago, 02/27/05:

“Listen, Jewish people don’t have no hands that are free of the blood of us. They owned slave ships, they bought and sold us. They raped and robbed us. If you can’t face that, why you gonna condemn me for showing you your past, how then can you atone and repent if somebody don’t open the book with courage, you don’t have that, but I’ll be damned, I got it.”

Then there's the gem he laid out about Jews, Israel and the War in Iraq:

“The war in Iraq is not your war; that’s Israel’s war... The rudder that is turning America is not your elected officials; it’s that small influential group of neo-conservatives that are using America’s power to destroy the enemies of Israel.”

And there are plenty more where those came from.

Another alert has to do with Abe Foxman responding to the despicable Senator Robert "I was a Klansman" Byrd comparing Republican tactics on judicial nominations to Hitler's use of power in Nazi Germany:

It is hideous, outrageous and offensive for Senator Byrd to suggest that the Republican Party's tactics could in any way resemble those of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. 

The Senator shows a profound lack of understanding as to who Hitler was and what he and his regime represented. 

Senator Byrd must repudiate his remarks immediately and apologize to the American people for showing such disrespect for this country's democratic process.

Way to go, Abe! Though, may I be so bold as to suggest that you don't bother holding your breath.


At 4:11 AM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Ah, call me sentimental, but I like to remember dear old Louis from when he was known simply as The Charmer. That's when what he had to say really meant something! Even today, his rousing words as he contemplates the subtleties of transgender issues in the classic Is She Is, or Is She Ain't still ring true. And who could forget Don't Touch Me Nylon ? I know I can't.

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

I remember when this guy got all sorts of airtime on TV. Thank god he is little seen nowadays.

This is one thing the ADL does great. They have been following this guys outrageos statments for years. Great post.

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Esther said...

He is awfully special, isn't he, patrick? ;)

Thanks, gindy -- and i'm very glad his screentime has decreased. It was always filled with hate.


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