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Louis Farrakhan Jr. “passed peacefully in his sleep” Saturday at his family home in Phoenix, officials said.

Farrakhan Jr. was 60 andthe eldest son of Minister Louis Farrakhan, the 85-year-old leader of the Nation of Islam.

“The Nation of Islam, with deep sadness, announces the passing of Brother Louis Farrakhan Jr.,” an official statement on the Nation of Islam’s website said.

Around 9:30 p.m. Phoenix police responded to a residence near Broadway Road and 24th Street for adeath investigation, said Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, a Phoenix Police Departmentspokeswoman.

Police discovered Farrakhan Jr., with “no obvious signs of foul play,” Mercedes said.

Farrakhan Jr. had a previous heart condition, according to the Nation of Islam’s official statement.

His father, Louis Farrakhan, isknown for preaching a conservative message of self-reliance and family values coupled with black empowerment, but has drawn criticism for fosteringanti-Semitic views in the past,according to a USA Today report.

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Louis Farrakhan Jr., eldest son of the Nation of Islam leader, died in his sleep Saturday at a family home in Phoenix, according to the organization and police.

Farrakhan Jr. was 60 and suffered from a heart condition, the Nation of Islam said in a news release. He was one of nine children of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, 85.

We thank Allah (God) for the life of Louis Jr., his contribution to rise of black and oppressed people and for touching so many of us in a deep and very personal way, the statement said.

He worked alongside his father and family in fulfilling the mission of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam and his dedication and sacrifice to our cause will never be forgotten.

When Farrakhan Jr. was not helping with his fathers cause, he enjoyed designing clothing and creating art, said Richard B. Muhammad, editor of the Nation of Islams newspaper.

Louis Farrakhan Jr. was a very lively, warm person with a great sense of humor, Muhammad said Monday. It was really a joy to be with him.

A spokeswoman for the Phoenix Police Department said officers responded to the Farrakhan residence about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

There were no indications of foul play, Sgt. Mercedes Fortune wrote in an email Monday.

Police said the medical examiner will determine a cause of death. The Maricopa County medical examiners office Monday could not locate information on the case.

The Nation of Islam is headquartered in Chicagos South Shore neighborhood.

In 2000, Farrakhan Jr. made headlines when he pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic battery after he was accused of hitting his pregnant wife with a metal serving tray at his home in south suburban Crete. At the time of his arrest, Farrakhan Jr. worked on various projects with the Nation of Islam but did not hold any posts with the organization.

Services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Mosque Maryam, 7351 S. Stony Island Ave, according to a post on the elder Farrakhans Facebook page.

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Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan, family, friends and loved ones are mourning the death of his eldest son, Louis Farrakhan Jr.

The 60-year-old man passed away in his sleep at the family home in Phoenix, Arizona according to a statement from The Nation posted on The Final Calls website.

Family members say they were aware that Louis Jr. reportedly had a previous heart condition.

The Nation of Islam released this official statement

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

And speak not of those who are slain in Allahs way as dead. Nay, (they are) alive, but you perceive not. Holy Quran, Surah 2, Verse 154

As Salaam Alaikum. (Peace Be Unto You.)

The Nation of Islam, with deep sadness, announces the passing of Brother Louis Farrakhan, Jr., the eldest son of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and Mother Khadijah Farrakhan. The family was aware of a previous heart condition and it appears that Louis, Jr., passed peacefully in his sleep at the family home in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 60 years old.

We extend our love, support and prayers to the Farrakhan family, the family and children of Louis, Jr., the entire Nation of Islam and to all who knew and loved our dear brother.

We will provide details about his funeral, janazah service, as information becomes available.

We thank Allah (God) for the life of Louis, Jr., his contribution to rise of Black and oppressed people and for touching so many of us in a deep and very personal way. He worked alongside his father and family in fulfilling the mission of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam and his dedication and sacrifice to our cause will never be forgotten.

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Louis Farrakhan speaking at a news conference at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago, March 31, 2011. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(JTA) Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan attacked Jews and Judaism during a three-hour sermon from his pulpit at Mosque Maryam in Chicago.

The May 27 sermon was his first major public speaking appearance since February, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

During his sermon Farrakhan, a known anti-Semite, warned his listeners about satanic Jews who have infected the whole world with poison and deceit.

Farrakhan also claimed that contemporary Jews are responsible for promoting child molestation, misogyny, police brutality and sexual assault, among other social ills. In addition, he asserted that contemporary Judaism is nothing but a system of tricks and lies that Jews study in order to learn how to dominate non-Jews.

Farrakhan based some of his mischaracterization of Judaism on a distorted reading of the Talmud, according to ADL.

He also said that the false Jew will lead you to filth and indecency. Thats who runs show business. Thats who runs the record industry. Thats who runs television.

Farrakhan alleged that Jews often force aspiring actors to submit to anal sex.

Do you know that many of us who go to Hollywood seeking a chance have to submit to anal sex and all kind [sic] of debauchery [before] they give you a little part? he asked. Its called the casting couch. See, thats Jewish power.

He used disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is Jewish, as proof of his allegations.

Farrakhan also said that President Barack Obama was under Jewish influence when he advocated for the legalization of same-sex marriage. Marriage equality, Farrakhan informed his audience, is satanic.

The day before his speech, Farrakhan appeared on Chicago radio station WGCI on a program titled The Morning Takeover and said that President Donald Trump has helped his cause by destroying the enemies of the Nation of Islam. Included in this group are the Department of Justice and the FBI.

Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan Jr., the Nation of Islam leaders son, died in his sleep Saturday at a family home in Phoenix, according to the organization. He was 60 and had a heart condition, according to the Nation of Islam. Farrakhan, 85, has nine children.

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David Duke and Richard Spencer have small numbers of fringe supporters and theyre considered to be pariahs on the Right. Just to give you a rough idea of their support, even the unreliable and highly suspect Southern Poverty Law Center estimates that there are only somewhere between 5,000-8,000 KKK members in the United States. In other words, those numbers could be high by a substantial amount. In addition, Duke and Spencer are universally reviled by every mainstream conservative publication and no Republican in Congress wants to be associated with them. In fact, the only reason anyone talks about either of them at all is because the liberal media incessantly builds them up and amplifies their message in an effort to tie them to Republicans who want nothing to do with them.

On the other hand, the dishonorable Louis Farrakhans Nation of Islam is estimated to have somewhere between 20,000-50,000 members. Farrakhan has met with a number of liberal celebrities including Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Ice Cube, Chuck D, Ludacris, 50 Cent, DMX, T.I., Busta Rhymes, C Lo Green, Kendrick Lamar, The Game, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Jada Pinkett and Will Smith. Left-wing social media network Twitter, which has made a big deal about publicly pulling the accounts of prominent racists, has allowed Farrakhans account to stay up. At least seven Democrats, including California Reps. Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee, Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, Indiana Rep. Andre Carson, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, New York Rep. Gregory Meeks and Texas Rep. Al Green have taken meetings with Farrakhan while in Congress and there are many other prominent Dems (including Rahm Emanuel) who have cozied up to him. Even former President Barack Obama is connected to Farrakhan. Not only did he take a side by side smiling picture with him, the Nation of Islam has actually worked on his political campaigns.

All of this is despite Farrakhan openly preaching his hatred of whites, Jews and America for decades. The same people who will claim racism is involved if theres a hard rain have gravitated toward Farrakhan not in spite of, but because of statements like this:

1) “The die is set, and Malcolm shall not escape, especially after such evil foolish talk about his benefactor, Elijah Muhammad. Such a man as Malcolm is worthy of death.” — Louis Farrakhan in 1964 on Malcolm X, who was later murdered by Nation of Islam members.

2) Now that nation called Israel, never has had any peace in forty years and she will never have any peace because there can never be any peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your dirty religion under His holy and righteous name. — Louis Farrakhan in 1984.

3) “The Jews dont like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, thats a good name. Hitler was a very great man.” — Louis Farrakhan in 1984.

4) “Murder and lying comes easy for white people.” — Louis Farrakhan in 1994.

5) “Many of the Jews who owned the homes, the apartments in the black community, we considered them bloodsuckers because they took from our community and built their community but didn’t offer anything back to our community. When the Jews left, the Palestinian Arabs came, Koreans came, Vietnamese…and we call them bloodsuckers.” — Louis Farrakhan in 1995.

6) “They call them [Hezbollah] terrorists, I call them freedom fighters…No one asks why they would do such a thing. Why would they do such a thing? What has driven them to this point? That’s what the UN, the U.S. and Europe doesn’t want to deal with because the Zionists have control in England, in Europe, in the United States and around the world.” — Louis Farrakhan in 1996.

7) Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles. And since hes financing liberation struggles against imperialists and Zionists and oppressors, the Zionists hate him, the imperialists hate him, the neo-colonialists hate him, America hates him. Well, you must be all three. I love him. — Louis Farrakhan in 1996.

8) “A decree of death has been passed on America. The judgement of God has been rendered and she must be destroyed…” — Louis Farrakhan in 1997.

9) “The Jews have been so bad at politics they lost half their population in the Holocaust. They thought they could trust in Hitler, and they helped him get the Third Reich on the road.” — Louis Farrakhan in 1998.

10) “White people are potential humans – they haven’t evolved yet.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2000.

11) “The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him. I will fight to see that vicious beast go down into the lake of fire prepared for him from the beginning that he never rise again to give any innocent black man, woman or child the hell that he has delighted in pouring on us for 400 years.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2002.

12) “Im not into integration. I aint for that. God told the Jews, he didnt want you intermarrying with others. But you disobeyed him. He dont want us uniting into this that hes come to judge. You cant integrate with wickedness if you want righteousness.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2003.

13) “The final thing is the destruction. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us of a giant Mother Plane that is made like the universe, spheres within spheres. White people call them unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Ezekiel, in the Old Testament, saw a wheel that looked like a cloud by day, but a pillar of fire by night. The Hon. Elijah Muhammad said that that wheel was built on the island of Nippon, which is now called Japan, by some of the original scientists. It took 15 billion dollars in gold at that time to build it. It is made of the toughest steel. America does not yet know the composition of the steel used to make an instrument like it. It is a circular plane, and the Bible says that it never makes turns. Because of its circular nature it can stop and travel in all directions at speeds of thousands of miles per hour. He said there are 1,500 small wheels in this Mother Wheel, which is a half mile by-a-half-mile. This Mother Wheel is like a small human built planet. Each one of these small planes carry three bombs.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2011.

14) L. Ron Hubbard himself was and is trying to civilize white people and make them better human beings and take away from them their reactive minds Mr. Hubbard recognized that his people have to be civilized. — Louis Farrakhan in 2011.

15) “Another method (of depopulation) is disease infection through bio-weapons such as Ebola and AIDS, which are race targeting weapons. There is a weapon that can be put in a room where there are Black and White people, and it will kill only the Black and spare the White, because it is a genotype weapon that is designed for your genes, for your race, for your kind.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2014.

16) “White people deserve to die, and they know, so they think its us coming to do it.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2015.

17) It is now becoming apparent that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks. Israelis had foreknowledge of the attacks… We know that many Jews received a text message not to come to work on September 11. Louis Farrakhan in 2015.

18) I dont know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag. We need to put the American flag down. Because weve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag. Who are we fighting today? Its the people that carry the American flag. — Louis Farrakhan in 2015.

19) “Osama Bin Laden didnt destroy the Twin Towers. That was a false-flag operation to take the worlds attention away from the great disunity in America after George W. Bush stole the election.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2016.

20) “America will never be made great again. Her days of greatness are over. The God of justice has come.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2017.

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Edward E. Curtis IV, the author of Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, said that while estimates ranged wildly about how many bona fide members belonged to the Nation, he believes that there were tens of thousands of members in the 1960s and early 1970s. But he said that millions of others sympathized with the movements anticolonial stance and were inspired by its most famous member, Muhammad Ali.

Born Louis Eugene Walcott in New York in 1933, Mr. Farrakhan joined the Nation of Islam in the mid-1950s and rose quickly within the organization, becoming close to Malcolm X. After the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, he became one of the most powerful members of the Nation and its chief spokesman, the position that Malcolm X had held.

The Nation of Islam had gained followers around the nation in the 1940s and 50s by providing something of a religious answer to antiblack racism. It was not widely recognized as an anti-Jewish organization during its early years (its early literature, though, focused on the white man as the white devil). But in 1967, it became outspokenly and flagrantly anti-Zionist, in an expression of solidarity with Palestinians. That political position became a vehicle for Mr. Farrakhan to express his anti-Semitism. (Among his more infamous comments is his 1984 description of Adolf Hitler as a very great man.)

In 1975, when Elijah Muhammad died, the Nation split into two factions. The faction reconstituted under Mr. Farrakhan in the late 1970s retained the original name, though not the influence or support that it had when its leaders were Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Elijah Muhammad. Mr. Curtis said that today the membership could be in the thousands, and there could even be as many as 10,000 followers.

Mr. Farrakhan, whose name, the Anti-Defamation League wrote after the February event, is virtually synonymous with anti-Semitism, then drew national attention in 1984, when he exhorted his followers to support Jesse Jacksons bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In a radio address, he urged listeners to make an example of a Washington Post reporter who had reported that Mr. Jackson had used anti-Semitic terms in private. Mr. Jackson repudiated Mr. Farrakhan, but the ministers support proved troublesome to his 1988 campaign as well.

He was back in the news in 1995 when he organized what became known as the Million Man March, a political and religious revival event in Washington.

Ms. Mallory, who declined to comment for this article, did not respond to calls to condemn Mr. Farrakhan, for whom she had expressed admiration in the past.

On March 3, she said on Twitter that someone had brought to her attention that she had yet to tweet my absolute position on how wrong anti-Semitism is. A day later, she said that she was committed to ending anti-black racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia & transphobia, but did not mention Mr. Farrakhan.

In an essay posted Wednesday, she said that she had been attending Saviours Day celebrations for over 30 years.

In that most difficult period of my life, it was the women of the Nation of Islam who supported me and I have always held them close to my heart for that reason, she said. The essay did not mention Mr. Farrakhan.

Asked what the appeal of Mr. Farrakhans views might be to people like Ms. Mallory, religious scholars emphasized that the Nation of Islam is a religion and can provide comfort and aid to its adherents.

For those who find it appealing, it is a form of radical black self love that is willing to challenge any potential impediment to black freedom, Mr. Curtis said.

Yvonne Chireau, a professor of religion at Swarthmore who called Mr. Farrakhans remarks about Jews unbelievably vile, emphasized that his fundamentalism was comparable to the fundamentalist views found in other religions.

Coincidentally, the photo of Mr. Farrakhan and Mr. Obama had been published by the Trice Edney News Wire in January. The News Wire reported that the picture had been taken by the photojournalist Askia Muhammad during a 2005 meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus and that Mr. Muhammad kept the photo under wraps so as not to hurt Mr. Obamas candidacy.

(Mr. Muhammad, in a 2012 blog post, said that he was an admirer of Mr. Farrakhan and that the minister was not an anti-Semite. He reaffirmed that he admired Mr. Farrakhan in an interview on Friday, though he said that the things the minister says about Jewish people sometimes make me shudder.)

Katie Hill, a spokeswoman for Mr. Obama, said on Friday: President Obama has denounced racism and anti-Semitism his entire life. That includes his public and repeated repudiations of Louis Farrakhans views over the years. Today is no different he still rejects the harmful and divisive views Farrakhan continues to espouse.

Representative Davis, who was interviewed by The Daily Caller, a conservative news site, after the photo emerged, called Mr. Farrakhan an outstanding human being, and later said he was not bothered by the leaders position on The Jewish Question.

After a monthlong backlash about that interview, largely in conservative media, Mr. Davis said in a statement to Forward on Thursday that I reject, condemn and oppose Minister Farrakhans views and remarks regarding the Jewish people and the Jewish religion.

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Republican Congressman Todd Rokita is calling on the House of Representatives to condemn anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, putting pressure on several House Democrats who have had ties to him.

Rokita, of Indiana, introduced a resolution Tuesday condemning Farrakhan for promoting ideas that create animosity and anger toward Jewish Americans and the Jewish religion, and condemning “all manifestations of expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and ethnic or religious intolerance.

Rokitas resolution comes just weeks after Farrakhan gave a speech saying White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by Gods grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and Im here to say your time is up, your world is through.

Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., introduced a resolution Tuesday condemning Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan who has had ties to several members of the Congressional Black Caucus. (AP)

There is no place in our civil discourse for this clear anti-Semitism and hate for another group of human beings, Rokita said in a statement. I urge my House colleagues to join me in condemning Louis Farrakhans hateful and anti-Semitic attacks, while also reaffirming our nations commitment to our Jewish neighbors and our greatest ally, the nation of Israel.

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Several House Democrats have met with Farrakhanincluding Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who attended a dinner with Farrkahn in 2013 hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Two other members of the Congressional Black CaucusReps. Andre Carson, D-Ind., and Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., also attended the dinner.

Ellison also attended Farrakhans Million Man March in 1995, and even publicly defended the Nation of Islam leader.

However more recently Ellison has attempted to distance himself from Farrakhan, especially during his run for DNC chair in 2016, writing an op-ed for The Washington Post, painting his relationship with Farrakhan as limited to the 1995 march.

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Farrakhan then slammed Ellison, posting a video to Facebook saying Ellison and Carson visited him in 2015.

The Congressional Black Caucus also has been tied to Farrakhan in recent monthsespecially with the surfacing of a photo taken in 2005, with then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., smiling alongside him. A Final Call photographer, according to the Daily Caller, said he kept the photo hidden for 13 years at the request of the Congressional Black Caucus in order to protect Obamas political career.

Last week, the Republican Jewish Coalition called on seven Congressional Black Caucus members to resign amid their support for Farrakhan.

The members called on to resign were the subject of a story in The Daily Caller, which reported a review of videos, photographs and other documents revealed the lawmakers have had ties to Farrakhan.They are Ellison, Reps. Maxine Waters of California,Danny Davis of Illinois, Al Green of Texas, Barbara Lee of California, Andre Carson of Indiana, and Gregory Meeks of New York.

Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has met with Farrakhan several times, according to reports. (Reuters)

Last month Davis defended Farrakhan as an outstanding human being.

I dont regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything, I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate and he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people, Davis told the Daily Caller, and noted that it wouldnt be anything out of the ordinary for him to meet with Farrakhan.

Farrakhans past extreme comments include praise for Adolf Hitler as a very great man, blaming Jews for the 9/11 attacks, and saying white people deserve to die.

Rokitas resolution is similar to one passed in 1994when Democrats controlled the House. The resolution condemned a leader of the Nation of Islam, and passed with support from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

There has not yet been a vote scheduled on the resolution, but Rokitas office told Fox News that there has been interest from some Democrats to co-sponsor the measure once it is introduced. Rokitas office is hoping for bipartisan support.

Fox News’ Elizabeth Llorente contributed to this report.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.

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Of all the news from which one can get a sinking feeling this week, mybrain chooses two. One is the apparentpoisoning ofa former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain. The other is theevidently dead-end conversationon Twitter and, subsequently, in themediaabout theassociation betweenTamika Mallory, one of the leaders of the Womens March, and theNation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Bizarrely, one of thesedisheartening stories helps me understand the other.

Two weeks ago, when Farrakhan delivered his annual address to a Nationof Islam gathering in Chicago, he gave a shout-out to Mallory, who wasin the audience. Farrakhans speech was, as it usually is, replete withanti-Semitic, homophobic, and transphobic invectives. When the news ofMallorys presence at the event surfaced, she did not disavowFarrakhans comments. (Mallory and fellow Womens March leader CarmenPerez have both postedpictures of themselves with Farrakhan to Instagram; in acaption, Mallory callshim definitely the GOATthe greatest of all time.) The group leadership of the Womens Marcheventually issued a statement distancingitself from Farrakhans positions and affirming itscommitment to fighting anti-Semitism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia,racism, and white supremacy, listed in that order. The statementexplained that the Womens March leadership had been silent for thefirst days of the controversy because they had been in talks withqueer, trans, Jewish and Black activists in an effort to break thecycles that pit our communities against each other. To manycommentators on social media and in conventional media, this was toolittle, too late, and the Womens March was tainted.

OnTwitter,Instagram, andelsewhere,Mallory continued to fumble and equivocate. She wrote that she had beenattending Nation of Islam events since she was a child, and wouldcontinue to do so. She bristled at the suggestion that she was not fullycommitted to fighting anti-Semitism and homophobia. She certainly didnot apologize. The Womens March, throughout this whole controversy,just hasnt come across as taking anti-Semitism very seriously, JesseSingal wrote at New York.Mallorys unwillingness to see Farrakhan for what he iswill surely cost the entire Womens March organization its credibilityamong many Jewish people, LGBTQ people, and those who see themselves asallies to those communities, Christina Cauteruccipredicted atSlate. It seemed reasonable to take the position that as long as anyof the leaders of the Womens March was associated with a vicious bigotlike Farrakhan, the entire organization was delegitimized. This is alsoan oddly satisfying position.

That feeling of righteousness is familiar to me from living in Russia.Thats a country that has, among other things, been killing itsdissidents and exilesthrough arranging car accidents, hiring icepick-or gun-wielding assassins, and, most consistently, through poisoning, asin the recent incident in Britainfor nearly a hundred years. When youare staring clear, unadulterated evil in the faceand a state thatroutinely practices political murder is certainly clear, unadulteratedevilyour options crystallize. Politics begins to permeate everything,obliterating the division between public and private, but also imbuingaction and speech with exhilarating meaning. Hannah Arendt wrote aboutthis state of being in Between Past and Future, describing the privatecitizens who had become members of the French Resistance: He who joinedthe Resistance found himself….He ceased to be in quest of himself,without mastery, in naked unsatisfaction….He who no longersuspected himself on insincerity, of being a carping suspicious actor oflife…could afford to go naked. In this nakedness, stripped of allmasks…they had been visited, for the first time in their lives, byan apparition of freedom. Arendt might have been writing about Mallory,other Womens March leaders, and many of the activists who have emergedsince the election of Donald Trump. Their sense of purpose is palpable.But in the case of Mallory, it seems that what she thought of as aprivate, basically familial association with Farrakhan has taken onpublic, explicitly political meaning.

In her other work, Arendt showed that she was suspicious of the comfortand cohesion that stem from living under political siege. That sense ofmission is a symptom of the disappearance of politics. Politics is not awar; it is the coperation of people with disparate views, needs, andinterests. The art of compromise, distilled from Bismarcks definitionof politics as the art of the possible, the attainablethe art of thenext best, is not the worst description.

But is compromise possible with a bigot? Can someone who wont denouncea bigot be acceptable as the next best? Could one say that Mallory isjust one of several leaders of an organization whose agenda speaks foritself, or is this bigotry by proxy so virulent that nothing but a purgecan save the March now? In other words, is Farrakhans bigotry the samesort of unmitigated evil as, say, the murderous Russian state? (In TheAtlantic, John-Paul Pagano does a thoroughjob ofexcavating the resentments and alliances that lie at the root ofFarrakhans brand of anti-Semitism; on the other hand, in Russia, thecase for political murder has been typically grounded in Russias litanyof grievances against the West.) Its hard, if not impossible, to makethe case for compromise withor in any way involvingFarrakhan. Nopolitics is possible here.

The tragic part is, the actors are not marginal figures in Americanpolitics. Farrakhan has been wielding major political influence for twogenerations. The Million Man March he organized, in 1995, is asignificant milestone in African-American organizing. At least as lateas 2005, he was an invitedguest ofthe Congressional Black Caucus. His recent speech in Chicagocommanded an audience of thousands. The Womens March, meanwhile,represents the hopes of millions of Americans who were mobilized by theelection of Donald Trump. A giant, influential organization finds itselfin the emotional state of a tiny resistance cell, holding on desperatelyagainst a hostile world. This is a symptom of a deep disease of Americanpolitical life, the descent into positional warfare in whichpoliticsthe art of compromiseis no longer conceivable.

This disease did not start with the Trump election. The progressivesimplification of political discourse began decades ago, and even backwhen the discourse was more complex, it excluded millions of Americans.Blind partisanship didnt start with Trump, either. But the TrumpPresidency, which is both the epitome of anti-political politics and theproduct of hyper-partisanship, is helping to expose the disastrous stateof American politics. Before Trump, there lingered the illusion that thepublic sphere contained something more than black-and-white choices anddisastrous moral threats. In the eight years before Trump, even asCongress willfully descended into dysfunction and election campaignsturned into slugging matches fought with soundbites, President BarackObama stubbornly stuck to the idiom of politics as coperation. TheTrump Presidency has trampled that political vestige. Now, when theWomens March fights a Twitter war about Farrakhan, it seems that thisis all there is.

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Louis Farrakhan: ‘Jews are my enemy,’ ‘white folks are going …

Rev. Louis Farrakhan gave a Saviours Day 2018 Address on Sunday in which he declared that “the powerful Jews are my enemy,” and “white folks are going down.”

The Chicago speech went widely unnoticed at first, but garnered more traction on Wednesday when excerpts were tweeted out. CNN anchor Jake Tapper, for example, tweeted out a thread of the keynote speech with some of his quotes, and said Farrakhan was more dangerous than other “alt-reich” leaders because he has a much larger following and elected officials meet with him openly.

Jews were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out, turning men into women and women into men, Farrakhan said in his keynote speech.

White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by Gods grace, has pulled a cover off of that Satanic Jew, and Im here to say your time is up, your world is through, Farrakhan said towards the end of his speech.

Farrakhan is the Nation of Islam leader that then-Sen. Barack Obama took a photo with at a 2005 Congressional Black Caucus meeting.

The photographer, Askia Muhammad, said he gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy to not publish it because it would have most likely made a difference in Obamas political future.

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Louis Farrakhan Jr., dies at home in Phoenix – azcentral.com

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Louis Farrakhan Jr. ‘passed peacefully in his sleep’ at his family home in Phoenix at the age of 60 on Saturday. A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Facebook post from the Nation of Islam(Photo: Nation of Islam) Louis Farrakhan Jr. “passed peacefully in his sleep” Saturday at his family home in Phoenix, officials said. Farrakhan Jr. was 60 andthe eldest son of Minister Louis Farrakhan, the 85-year-old leader of the Nation of Islam. “The Nation of Islam, with deep sadness, announces the passing of Brother Louis Farrakhan Jr.,” an official statement on the Nation of Islam’s website said. Around 9:30 p.m. Phoenix police responded to a residence near Broadway Road and 24th Street for adeath investigation, said Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, a Phoenix Police Departmentspokeswoman. Police discovered Farrakhan Jr., with “no obvious signs of foul play,” Mercedes said. Farrakhan Jr. had a previous heart condition, according to the Nation of Islam’s official statement. His father, Louis Farrakhan, isknown for preaching a conservative message of self-reliance and family values coupled with black empowerment, but has drawn criticism for fosteringanti-Semitic views in the past,according to a USA Today report. READ MORE: Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Read or Share this story: https://azc.cc/2M1qBtJ These sites are part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Their content is produced independently from our newsrooms. June 7, 2018, 6:15 a.m. June 6, 2018, 4:54 p.m. June 6, 2018, 3:45 p.m. June 6, 2018, 5:26 p.m. June 6, 2018, 1:11 p.m. June 6, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

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Son of Minister Louis Farrakhan dies at family home in …

Louis Farrakhan Jr., eldest son of the Nation of Islam leader, died in his sleep Saturday at a family home in Phoenix, according to the organization and police. Farrakhan Jr. was 60 and suffered from a heart condition, the Nation of Islam said in a news release. He was one of nine children of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, 85. We thank Allah (God) for the life of Louis Jr., his contribution to rise of black and oppressed people and for touching so many of us in a deep and very personal way, the statement said. He worked alongside his father and family in fulfilling the mission of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam and his dedication and sacrifice to our cause will never be forgotten. When Farrakhan Jr. was not helping with his fathers cause, he enjoyed designing clothing and creating art, said Richard B. Muhammad, editor of the Nation of Islams newspaper. Louis Farrakhan Jr. was a very lively, warm person with a great sense of humor, Muhammad said Monday. It was really a joy to be with him. A spokeswoman for the Phoenix Police Department said officers responded to the Farrakhan residence about 9:30 p.m. Friday. There were no indications of foul play, Sgt. Mercedes Fortune wrote in an email Monday. Police said the medical examiner will determine a cause of death. The Maricopa County medical examiners office Monday could not locate information on the case. The Nation of Islam is headquartered in Chicagos South Shore neighborhood. In 2000, Farrakhan Jr. made headlines when he pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic battery after he was accused of hitting his pregnant wife with a metal serving tray at his home in south suburban Crete. At the time of his arrest, Farrakhan Jr. worked on various projects with the Nation of Islam but did not hold any posts with the organization. Services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Mosque Maryam, 7351 S. Stony Island Ave, according to a post on the elder Farrakhans Facebook page.

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Louis Farrakhan Jr., son of Minister Louis Farrakhan, has …

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan, family, friends and loved ones are mourning the death of his eldest son, Louis Farrakhan Jr. The 60-year-old man passed away in his sleep at the family home in Phoenix, Arizona according to a statement from The Nation posted on The Final Calls website. Family members say they were aware that Louis Jr. reportedly had a previous heart condition. The Nation of Islam released this official statement In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful. And speak not of those who are slain in Allahs way as dead. Nay, (they are) alive, but you perceive not. Holy Quran, Surah 2, Verse 154 As Salaam Alaikum. (Peace Be Unto You.) The Nation of Islam, with deep sadness, announces the passing of Brother Louis Farrakhan, Jr., the eldest son of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and Mother Khadijah Farrakhan. The family was aware of a previous heart condition and it appears that Louis, Jr., passed peacefully in his sleep at the family home in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 60 years old. We extend our love, support and prayers to the Farrakhan family, the family and children of Louis, Jr., the entire Nation of Islam and to all who knew and loved our dear brother. We will provide details about his funeral, janazah service, as information becomes available. We thank Allah (God) for the life of Louis, Jr., his contribution to rise of Black and oppressed people and for touching so many of us in a deep and very personal way. He worked alongside his father and family in fulfilling the mission of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam and his dedication and sacrifice to our cause will never be forgotten.

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Louis Farrakhan attacks Jews and Judaism from his Chicago …

Louis Farrakhan speaking at a news conference at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago, March 31, 2011. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) (JTA) Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan attacked Jews and Judaism during a three-hour sermon from his pulpit at Mosque Maryam in Chicago. The May 27 sermon was his first major public speaking appearance since February, according to the Anti-Defamation League. During his sermon Farrakhan, a known anti-Semite, warned his listeners about satanic Jews who have infected the whole world with poison and deceit. Farrakhan also claimed that contemporary Jews are responsible for promoting child molestation, misogyny, police brutality and sexual assault, among other social ills. In addition, he asserted that contemporary Judaism is nothing but a system of tricks and lies that Jews study in order to learn how to dominate non-Jews. Farrakhan based some of his mischaracterization of Judaism on a distorted reading of the Talmud, according to ADL. He also said that the false Jew will lead you to filth and indecency. Thats who runs show business. Thats who runs the record industry. Thats who runs television. Farrakhan alleged that Jews often force aspiring actors to submit to anal sex. Do you know that many of us who go to Hollywood seeking a chance have to submit to anal sex and all kind [sic] of debauchery [before] they give you a little part? he asked. Its called the casting couch. See, thats Jewish power. He used disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is Jewish, as proof of his allegations. Farrakhan also said that President Barack Obama was under Jewish influence when he advocated for the legalization of same-sex marriage. Marriage equality, Farrakhan informed his audience, is satanic. The day before his speech, Farrakhan appeared on Chicago radio station WGCI on a program titled The Morning Takeover and said that President Donald Trump has helped his cause by destroying the enemies of the Nation of Islam. Included in this group are the Department of Justice and the FBI. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan Jr., the Nation of Islam leaders son, died in his sleep Saturday at a family home in Phoenix, according to the organization. He was 60 and had a heart condition, according to the Nation of Islam. Farrakhan, 85, has nine children.

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The 20 Worst Quotes From Louis Farrakhan, Liberal America …

David Duke and Richard Spencer have small numbers of fringe supporters and theyre considered to be pariahs on the Right. Just to give you a rough idea of their support, even the unreliable and highly suspect Southern Poverty Law Center estimates that there are only somewhere between 5,000-8,000 KKK members in the United States. In other words, those numbers could be high by a substantial amount. In addition, Duke and Spencer are universally reviled by every mainstream conservative publication and no Republican in Congress wants to be associated with them. In fact, the only reason anyone talks about either of them at all is because the liberal media incessantly builds them up and amplifies their message in an effort to tie them to Republicans who want nothing to do with them. On the other hand, the dishonorable Louis Farrakhans Nation of Islam is estimated to have somewhere between 20,000-50,000 members. Farrakhan has met with a number of liberal celebrities including Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Ice Cube, Chuck D, Ludacris, 50 Cent, DMX, T.I., Busta Rhymes, C Lo Green, Kendrick Lamar, The Game, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Jada Pinkett and Will Smith. Left-wing social media network Twitter, which has made a big deal about publicly pulling the accounts of prominent racists, has allowed Farrakhans account to stay up. At least seven Democrats, including California Reps. Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee, Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, Indiana Rep. Andre Carson, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, New York Rep. Gregory Meeks and Texas Rep. Al Green have taken meetings with Farrakhan while in Congress and there are many other prominent Dems (including Rahm Emanuel) who have cozied up to him. Even former President Barack Obama is connected to Farrakhan. Not only did he take a side by side smiling picture with him, the Nation of Islam has actually worked on his political campaigns. All of this is despite Farrakhan openly preaching his hatred of whites, Jews and America for decades. The same people who will claim racism is involved if theres a hard rain have gravitated toward Farrakhan not in spite of, but because of statements like this: 1) “The die is set, and Malcolm shall not escape, especially after such evil foolish talk about his benefactor, Elijah Muhammad. Such a man as Malcolm is worthy of death.” — Louis Farrakhan in 1964 on Malcolm X, who was later murdered by Nation of Islam members. 2) Now that nation called Israel, never has had any peace in forty years and she will never have any peace because there can never be any peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your dirty religion under His holy and righteous name. — Louis Farrakhan in 1984. 3) “The Jews dont like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, thats a good name. Hitler was a very great man.” — Louis Farrakhan in 1984. 4) “Murder and lying comes easy for white people.” — Louis Farrakhan in 1994. 5) “Many of the Jews who owned the homes, the apartments in the black community, we considered them bloodsuckers because they took from our community and built their community but didn’t offer anything back to our community. When the Jews left, the Palestinian Arabs came, Koreans came, Vietnamese…and we call them bloodsuckers.” — Louis Farrakhan in 1995. 6) “They call them [Hezbollah] terrorists, I call them freedom fighters…No one asks why they would do such a thing. Why would they do such a thing? What has driven them to this point? That’s what the UN, the U.S. and Europe doesn’t want to deal with because the Zionists have control in England, in Europe, in the United States and around the world.” — Louis Farrakhan in 1996. 7) Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles. And since hes financing liberation struggles against imperialists and Zionists and oppressors, the Zionists hate him, the imperialists hate him, the neo-colonialists hate him, America hates him. Well, you must be all three. I love him. — Louis Farrakhan in 1996. 8) “A decree of death has been passed on America. The judgement of God has been rendered and she must be destroyed…” — Louis Farrakhan in 1997. 9) “The Jews have been so bad at politics they lost half their population in the Holocaust. They thought they could trust in Hitler, and they helped him get the Third Reich on the road.” — Louis Farrakhan in 1998. 10) “White people are potential humans – they haven’t evolved yet.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2000. 11) “The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him. I will fight to see that vicious beast go down into the lake of fire prepared for him from the beginning that he never rise again to give any innocent black man, woman or child the hell that he has delighted in pouring on us for 400 years.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2002. 12) “Im not into integration. I aint for that. God told the Jews, he didnt want you intermarrying with others. But you disobeyed him. He dont want us uniting into this that hes come to judge. You cant integrate with wickedness if you want righteousness.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2003. 13) “The final thing is the destruction. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us of a giant Mother Plane that is made like the universe, spheres within spheres. White people call them unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Ezekiel, in the Old Testament, saw a wheel that looked like a cloud by day, but a pillar of fire by night. The Hon. Elijah Muhammad said that that wheel was built on the island of Nippon, which is now called Japan, by some of the original scientists. It took 15 billion dollars in gold at that time to build it. It is made of the toughest steel. America does not yet know the composition of the steel used to make an instrument like it. It is a circular plane, and the Bible says that it never makes turns. Because of its circular nature it can stop and travel in all directions at speeds of thousands of miles per hour. He said there are 1,500 small wheels in this Mother Wheel, which is a half mile by-a-half-mile. This Mother Wheel is like a small human built planet. Each one of these small planes carry three bombs.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2011. 14) L. Ron Hubbard himself was and is trying to civilize white people and make them better human beings and take away from them their reactive minds Mr. Hubbard recognized that his people have to be civilized. — Louis Farrakhan in 2011. 15) “Another method (of depopulation) is disease infection through bio-weapons such as Ebola and AIDS, which are race targeting weapons. There is a weapon that can be put in a room where there are Black and White people, and it will kill only the Black and spare the White, because it is a genotype weapon that is designed for your genes, for your race, for your kind.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2014. 16) “White people deserve to die, and they know, so they think its us coming to do it.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2015. 17) It is now becoming apparent that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks. Israelis had foreknowledge of the attacks… We know that many Jews received a text message not to come to work on September 11. Louis Farrakhan in 2015. 18) I dont know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag. We need to put the American flag down. Because weve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag. Who are we fighting today? Its the people that carry the American flag. — Louis Farrakhan in 2015. 19) “Osama Bin Laden didnt destroy the Twin Towers. That was a false-flag operation to take the worlds attention away from the great disunity in America after George W. Bush stole the election.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2016. 20) “America will never be made great again. Her days of greatness are over. The God of justice has come.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2017.

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Why Louis Farrakhan Is Back in the News

Edward E. Curtis IV, the author of Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, said that while estimates ranged wildly about how many bona fide members belonged to the Nation, he believes that there were tens of thousands of members in the 1960s and early 1970s. But he said that millions of others sympathized with the movements anticolonial stance and were inspired by its most famous member, Muhammad Ali. Born Louis Eugene Walcott in New York in 1933, Mr. Farrakhan joined the Nation of Islam in the mid-1950s and rose quickly within the organization, becoming close to Malcolm X. After the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, he became one of the most powerful members of the Nation and its chief spokesman, the position that Malcolm X had held. The Nation of Islam had gained followers around the nation in the 1940s and 50s by providing something of a religious answer to antiblack racism. It was not widely recognized as an anti-Jewish organization during its early years (its early literature, though, focused on the white man as the white devil). But in 1967, it became outspokenly and flagrantly anti-Zionist, in an expression of solidarity with Palestinians. That political position became a vehicle for Mr. Farrakhan to express his anti-Semitism. (Among his more infamous comments is his 1984 description of Adolf Hitler as a very great man.) In 1975, when Elijah Muhammad died, the Nation split into two factions. The faction reconstituted under Mr. Farrakhan in the late 1970s retained the original name, though not the influence or support that it had when its leaders were Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Elijah Muhammad. Mr. Curtis said that today the membership could be in the thousands, and there could even be as many as 10,000 followers. Mr. Farrakhan, whose name, the Anti-Defamation League wrote after the February event, is virtually synonymous with anti-Semitism, then drew national attention in 1984, when he exhorted his followers to support Jesse Jacksons bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. In a radio address, he urged listeners to make an example of a Washington Post reporter who had reported that Mr. Jackson had used anti-Semitic terms in private. Mr. Jackson repudiated Mr. Farrakhan, but the ministers support proved troublesome to his 1988 campaign as well. He was back in the news in 1995 when he organized what became known as the Million Man March, a political and religious revival event in Washington. Ms. Mallory, who declined to comment for this article, did not respond to calls to condemn Mr. Farrakhan, for whom she had expressed admiration in the past. On March 3, she said on Twitter that someone had brought to her attention that she had yet to tweet my absolute position on how wrong anti-Semitism is. A day later, she said that she was committed to ending anti-black racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia & transphobia, but did not mention Mr. Farrakhan. In an essay posted Wednesday, she said that she had been attending Saviours Day celebrations for over 30 years. In that most difficult period of my life, it was the women of the Nation of Islam who supported me and I have always held them close to my heart for that reason, she said. The essay did not mention Mr. Farrakhan. Asked what the appeal of Mr. Farrakhans views might be to people like Ms. Mallory, religious scholars emphasized that the Nation of Islam is a religion and can provide comfort and aid to its adherents. For those who find it appealing, it is a form of radical black self love that is willing to challenge any potential impediment to black freedom, Mr. Curtis said. Yvonne Chireau, a professor of religion at Swarthmore who called Mr. Farrakhans remarks about Jews unbelievably vile, emphasized that his fundamentalism was comparable to the fundamentalist views found in other religions. Coincidentally, the photo of Mr. Farrakhan and Mr. Obama had been published by the Trice Edney News Wire in January. The News Wire reported that the picture had been taken by the photojournalist Askia Muhammad during a 2005 meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus and that Mr. Muhammad kept the photo under wraps so as not to hurt Mr. Obamas candidacy. (Mr. Muhammad, in a 2012 blog post, said that he was an admirer of Mr. Farrakhan and that the minister was not an anti-Semite. He reaffirmed that he admired Mr. Farrakhan in an interview on Friday, though he said that the things the minister says about Jewish people sometimes make me shudder.) Katie Hill, a spokeswoman for Mr. Obama, said on Friday: President Obama has denounced racism and anti-Semitism his entire life. That includes his public and repeated repudiations of Louis Farrakhans views over the years. Today is no different he still rejects the harmful and divisive views Farrakhan continues to espouse. Representative Davis, who was interviewed by The Daily Caller, a conservative news site, after the photo emerged, called Mr. Farrakhan an outstanding human being, and later said he was not bothered by the leaders position on The Jewish Question. After a monthlong backlash about that interview, largely in conservative media, Mr. Davis said in a statement to Forward on Thursday that I reject, condemn and oppose Minister Farrakhans views and remarks regarding the Jewish people and the Jewish religion.

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GOP resolution condemning anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan …

Republican Congressman Todd Rokita is calling on the House of Representatives to condemn anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, putting pressure on several House Democrats who have had ties to him. Rokita, of Indiana, introduced a resolution Tuesday condemning Farrakhan for promoting ideas that create animosity and anger toward Jewish Americans and the Jewish religion, and condemning “all manifestations of expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and ethnic or religious intolerance. Rokitas resolution comes just weeks after Farrakhan gave a speech saying White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by Gods grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and Im here to say your time is up, your world is through. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., introduced a resolution Tuesday condemning Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan who has had ties to several members of the Congressional Black Caucus. (AP) There is no place in our civil discourse for this clear anti-Semitism and hate for another group of human beings, Rokita said in a statement. I urge my House colleagues to join me in condemning Louis Farrakhans hateful and anti-Semitic attacks, while also reaffirming our nations commitment to our Jewish neighbors and our greatest ally, the nation of Israel. TOP DNC OFFICIAL DINED WITH LOUIS FARRAKHAN, IRANIAN PRESIDENT Several House Democrats have met with Farrakhanincluding Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who attended a dinner with Farrkahn in 2013 hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Two other members of the Congressional Black CaucusReps. Andre Carson, D-Ind., and Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., also attended the dinner. Ellison also attended Farrakhans Million Man March in 1995, and even publicly defended the Nation of Islam leader. However more recently Ellison has attempted to distance himself from Farrakhan, especially during his run for DNC chair in 2016, writing an op-ed for The Washington Post, painting his relationship with Farrakhan as limited to the 1995 march. OUTRAGE OVER ‘TERRIBLE’ ATLANTIC APOLOGIST PIECE ON LOUIS FARRAKHAN Farrakhan then slammed Ellison, posting a video to Facebook saying Ellison and Carson visited him in 2015. The Congressional Black Caucus also has been tied to Farrakhan in recent monthsespecially with the surfacing of a photo taken in 2005, with then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., smiling alongside him. A Final Call photographer, according to the Daily Caller, said he kept the photo hidden for 13 years at the request of the Congressional Black Caucus in order to protect Obamas political career. Last week, the Republican Jewish Coalition called on seven Congressional Black Caucus members to resign amid their support for Farrakhan. The members called on to resign were the subject of a story in The Daily Caller, which reported a review of videos, photographs and other documents revealed the lawmakers have had ties to Farrakhan.They are Ellison, Reps. Maxine Waters of California,Danny Davis of Illinois, Al Green of Texas, Barbara Lee of California, Andre Carson of Indiana, and Gregory Meeks of New York. Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has met with Farrakhan several times, according to reports. (Reuters) Last month Davis defended Farrakhan as an outstanding human being. I dont regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything, I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate and he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people, Davis told the Daily Caller, and noted that it wouldnt be anything out of the ordinary for him to meet with Farrakhan. Farrakhans past extreme comments include praise for Adolf Hitler as a very great man, blaming Jews for the 9/11 attacks, and saying white people deserve to die. Rokitas resolution is similar to one passed in 1994when Democrats controlled the House. The resolution condemned a leader of the Nation of Islam, and passed with support from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. There has not yet been a vote scheduled on the resolution, but Rokitas office told Fox News that there has been interest from some Democrats to co-sponsor the measure once it is introduced. Rokitas office is hoping for bipartisan support. Fox News’ Elizabeth Llorente contributed to this report. Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.

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The Womens March, Louis Farrakhan, and the Disease of …

Of all the news from which one can get a sinking feeling this week, mybrain chooses two. One is the apparentpoisoning ofa former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain. The other is theevidently dead-end conversationon Twitter and, subsequently, in themediaabout theassociation betweenTamika Mallory, one of the leaders of the Womens March, and theNation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Bizarrely, one of thesedisheartening stories helps me understand the other. Two weeks ago, when Farrakhan delivered his annual address to a Nationof Islam gathering in Chicago, he gave a shout-out to Mallory, who wasin the audience. Farrakhans speech was, as it usually is, replete withanti-Semitic, homophobic, and transphobic invectives. When the news ofMallorys presence at the event surfaced, she did not disavowFarrakhans comments. (Mallory and fellow Womens March leader CarmenPerez have both postedpictures of themselves with Farrakhan to Instagram; in acaption, Mallory callshim definitely the GOATthe greatest of all time.) The group leadership of the Womens Marcheventually issued a statement distancingitself from Farrakhans positions and affirming itscommitment to fighting anti-Semitism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia,racism, and white supremacy, listed in that order. The statementexplained that the Womens March leadership had been silent for thefirst days of the controversy because they had been in talks withqueer, trans, Jewish and Black activists in an effort to break thecycles that pit our communities against each other. To manycommentators on social media and in conventional media, this was toolittle, too late, and the Womens March was tainted. OnTwitter,Instagram, andelsewhere,Mallory continued to fumble and equivocate. She wrote that she had beenattending Nation of Islam events since she was a child, and wouldcontinue to do so. She bristled at the suggestion that she was not fullycommitted to fighting anti-Semitism and homophobia. She certainly didnot apologize. The Womens March, throughout this whole controversy,just hasnt come across as taking anti-Semitism very seriously, JesseSingal wrote at New York.Mallorys unwillingness to see Farrakhan for what he iswill surely cost the entire Womens March organization its credibilityamong many Jewish people, LGBTQ people, and those who see themselves asallies to those communities, Christina Cauteruccipredicted atSlate. It seemed reasonable to take the position that as long as anyof the leaders of the Womens March was associated with a vicious bigotlike Farrakhan, the entire organization was delegitimized. This is alsoan oddly satisfying position. That feeling of righteousness is familiar to me from living in Russia.Thats a country that has, among other things, been killing itsdissidents and exilesthrough arranging car accidents, hiring icepick-or gun-wielding assassins, and, most consistently, through poisoning, asin the recent incident in Britainfor nearly a hundred years. When youare staring clear, unadulterated evil in the faceand a state thatroutinely practices political murder is certainly clear, unadulteratedevilyour options crystallize. Politics begins to permeate everything,obliterating the division between public and private, but also imbuingaction and speech with exhilarating meaning. Hannah Arendt wrote aboutthis state of being in Between Past and Future, describing the privatecitizens who had become members of the French Resistance: He who joinedthe Resistance found himself….He ceased to be in quest of himself,without mastery, in naked unsatisfaction….He who no longersuspected himself on insincerity, of being a carping suspicious actor oflife…could afford to go naked. In this nakedness, stripped of allmasks…they had been visited, for the first time in their lives, byan apparition of freedom. Arendt might have been writing about Mallory,other Womens March leaders, and many of the activists who have emergedsince the election of Donald Trump. Their sense of purpose is palpable.But in the case of Mallory, it seems that what she thought of as aprivate, basically familial association with Farrakhan has taken onpublic, explicitly political meaning. In her other work, Arendt showed that she was suspicious of the comfortand cohesion that stem from living under political siege. That sense ofmission is a symptom of the disappearance of politics. Politics is not awar; it is the coperation of people with disparate views, needs, andinterests. The art of compromise, distilled from Bismarcks definitionof politics as the art of the possible, the attainablethe art of thenext best, is not the worst description. But is compromise possible with a bigot? Can someone who wont denouncea bigot be acceptable as the next best? Could one say that Mallory isjust one of several leaders of an organization whose agenda speaks foritself, or is this bigotry by proxy so virulent that nothing but a purgecan save the March now? In other words, is Farrakhans bigotry the samesort of unmitigated evil as, say, the murderous Russian state? (In TheAtlantic, John-Paul Pagano does a thoroughjob ofexcavating the resentments and alliances that lie at the root ofFarrakhans brand of anti-Semitism; on the other hand, in Russia, thecase for political murder has been typically grounded in Russias litanyof grievances against the West.) Its hard, if not impossible, to makethe case for compromise withor in any way involvingFarrakhan. Nopolitics is possible here. The tragic part is, the actors are not marginal figures in Americanpolitics. Farrakhan has been wielding major political influence for twogenerations. The Million Man March he organized, in 1995, is asignificant milestone in African-American organizing. At least as lateas 2005, he was an invitedguest ofthe Congressional Black Caucus. His recent speech in Chicagocommanded an audience of thousands. The Womens March, meanwhile,represents the hopes of millions of Americans who were mobilized by theelection of Donald Trump. A giant, influential organization finds itselfin the emotional state of a tiny resistance cell, holding on desperatelyagainst a hostile world. This is a symptom of a deep disease of Americanpolitical life, the descent into positional warfare in whichpoliticsthe art of compromiseis no longer conceivable. This disease did not start with the Trump election. The progressivesimplification of political discourse began decades ago, and even backwhen the discourse was more complex, it excluded millions of Americans.Blind partisanship didnt start with Trump, either. But the TrumpPresidency, which is both the epitome of anti-political politics and theproduct of hyper-partisanship, is helping to expose the disastrous stateof American politics. Before Trump, there lingered the illusion that thepublic sphere contained something more than black-and-white choices anddisastrous moral threats. In the eight years before Trump, even asCongress willfully descended into dysfunction and election campaignsturned into slugging matches fought with soundbites, President BarackObama stubbornly stuck to the idiom of politics as coperation. TheTrump Presidency has trampled that political vestige. Now, when theWomens March fights a Twitter war about Farrakhan, it seems that thisis all there is.

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Louis Farrakhan: ‘Jews are my enemy,’ ‘white folks are going …

Rev. Louis Farrakhan gave a Saviours Day 2018 Address on Sunday in which he declared that “the powerful Jews are my enemy,” and “white folks are going down.” The Chicago speech went widely unnoticed at first, but garnered more traction on Wednesday when excerpts were tweeted out. CNN anchor Jake Tapper, for example, tweeted out a thread of the keynote speech with some of his quotes, and said Farrakhan was more dangerous than other “alt-reich” leaders because he has a much larger following and elected officials meet with him openly. Jews were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out, turning men into women and women into men, Farrakhan said in his keynote speech. White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by Gods grace, has pulled a cover off of that Satanic Jew, and Im here to say your time is up, your world is through, Farrakhan said towards the end of his speech. Farrakhan is the Nation of Islam leader that then-Sen. Barack Obama took a photo with at a 2005 Congressional Black Caucus meeting. The photographer, Askia Muhammad, said he gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy to not publish it because it would have most likely made a difference in Obamas political future.

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