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Farrakhan Remains a Dangerous Man

October 14, 2005 Sephardic Voice

By Shelomo Alfassa

On a drizzly Sunday morning, while people were busily shopping in the heart of the largest Sephardic community in America, a rally was held that drew the attention of many people. It was held on Kings Highway in Brooklyn and was attended by two groups. The earlier arriving camp was the Neturei Karta Jews, these are the peculiar Hassidic sect that openly embrace Islamic leaders such as Kahdafi in Libya, the president of Iran, and before he was dead, Arafat. These are the people who have recently visited Iran, the same people that a few years made an infamous visit for which they were criticized for presenting gifts to a sworn enemy that has called for the annihilation of Israel. They even made a pilgrimage to the home of the long dead Ayatollah Khomeini, arch-enemy of the Jews during the 1970's and 80's.

Across the street was a group of people including Mordechi Levy, New York’s own self-declared and well known defender of the Jews and organizer of Camp Jabotinsky, a place where Jews can receive training to defend themselves. Both groups, which arrived on this day, are of course not without controversy. Mordechi Levy and his vocal group of supporters, both men and women, some which were impromptu (and included many young Sephardim from local yeshivot), were shouting across the police-lined streets at the Jews dressed all in black.

So now you ask, what does all this have to do with Louis Farrakhan? You see, the rally was assembled by Jews who have the wherewithal to stand up to the crisis Farrakhan is setting in motion. The reason why the Neturei Karta Jews came to the heart of one of Brooklyn’s large Jewish communities in the first place was because they wanted to expose people to their banners that declare, “Minister Farrakhan Loves Jews” and that, “Accusers of Farrakhan are hate Mongers”. These “confused” Jews, are conducting damage control for Farrakhan, the Jew hater par excellence. Louis Farrakhan is the man who once said, “Hitler was a very great man”, has met and embraced Arafat, Assad of Syria, Castro of Cuba, Saddam, Qadhafi of Libya and even Saddam Hussein’s government.

On Shabbat October 15, 2005 there will be a massive Million More March on Washington D.C. Farrakhan and his Holocaust-denying, pogrom-inciting bunch, will be sending some 1,000 buses to bring people to the rally. The people are being bussed from major U.S. cities, especially New York, where they will be spoon-fed lies and hate-filled diatribes about the Jews and others. Glancing over headlines from major newspapers around the country, you would think that Louis Farrakhan is setting up some sort of legitimate charity, maybe even going straight, departing from his past ways. The papers are blind to the truth! The Duluth News said “Dogged by controversial past, Farrakhan seeks broader movement”, the Minnesota Spokesman says, “A Twin Cities minister prepares for Millions More Movement”, and the Washington Post says “'Millions More' Event Focuses on Action”. Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam will be in the company of the militant New Black Panther Party led by Paris Lewis, aka “Malik Zulu Shabazz.” So now we wonder, what kind of action are they desiring, focusing on?

The Black Panther Party is a splinter group of the Nation of Islam. They once declared the Talmud is racist, that Zionism is racism, Zionism is terrorism, and Zionism is the root of why so many were killed on September 11. Just two weeks ago appearing on FOX’s Hannity & Colmes program, September 19, 2005, Black Panther Party Chief of Staff Hashim Nzinga said Jews had foreknowledge of the September 11 terrorist attacks. This is the same group that has chanted “death to Israel” and “jihad!” Shabazz himself has led marches in the street shouting, “Kill every Zionist in Israel!” and “Blow up Zionist supermarkets!”

Shabazz is one of the key people organizing Farrakhan’s D.C. rally. Shabazz and Farrakhan work intimately together on their programs to elevate themselves in the eyes of the mainstream Jew-hating Islamio-facists. Together they are stirring the pot which will eventually boil over—a pot they want to boil over. They are attempting to create another Kristallnacht right here in Brooklyn, as well as all over the United States. Demonstrating with posters of men armed with rifles and shotguns, they attempt to instill fear in both Jews and other “whites”.

In almost any other country in the world the comments Shabazz or other people who associate with Farrakhan say would land them in jail. Of course we certainly do have the right to free speech, but certain verbal statements have the potential to ignite violence or cause injury. Just like you can’t scream fire in a crowded theatre, screaming “jihad” or telling your followers to “kill” every Zionist has the same potential affect. This is not the Black Panthers Party of the 1960’s that wanted to help destroy racism; this is virulent hatred and incitement on a par with Hamas and Hezbollah. Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panther Party are working towards the same goal of Yassar Arafat. They are seeking power, they want the destruction of the Jews, and most alarming is the fact they are indoctrinating a generation that will grow up with the same blind hatred towards the Jewish people as children are in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. They are doing it right here in Brooklyn, funded by Islamic leaders in Libya, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.

Fueling the young disenfranchised youth, both Farrakhan and his subordinates continually make incendiary racist statements. Their actions are something that we as Jews need to watch, observe, and follow. Never again can we look in the other direction and think that a small person rising up in a modern city with verbal murderous zeal will just go away. Their smirking, contemptuous tone against the Jews must keep us on our toes. When they make statements which border on being terroristic, we must demand their arrest. And when they come to our neighborhoods to march and fan the flames of hatred, we must speak up.