On May 25, 2023, the Biden-Harris administration launched “the first-ever U.S. National Strategy to counter Anti-Semitism.” The administration announced the 60-page, four-pronged plan that details “over 100 new actions and over 100 calls to action to combat anti-Semitism, including new actions to counter anti-Semitism on college campuses and online” to roll out a White House-led “whole-of-society strategy.”
Mr. Biden calls the strategy, which adopts the institutional legacy of the most destructive pro-Israel, Zionist and anti-Black special interest groups’ positions and policies, “the most ambitious and comprehensive U.S. government-led effort to fight anti-Semitism in American history.”
Mr. Biden calls the strategy, which adopts the institutional legacy of the most destructive pro-Israel, Zionist and anti-Black special interest groups’ positions and policies, “the most ambitious and comprehensive U.S. government-led effort to fight antisemitism in American history.”
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, in response to false charges of anti-Semitism by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and author Mr. Harold David Brackman, stated, “The only thing that you have is your power to misuse and to mislabel through your power with the media.” Minister Farrakhan further stated in “The Time and What Must Be Done,” Part 19, “So you will say that ‘Farrakhan is a hater,’ ‘The Nation of Islam is a hate group,’ and ‘They are anti-Semites … .’”
The Biden-Harris administration embraces the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, which is seen as highly problematic even to supporters of the plan. The definition conflates criticisms of Israel with anti-Semitism. According to Bend the Arc CEO Jamie Beran.
“the singular focus of some in the Jewish community to codify the IHRA definition into law or policy is an unnecessary and potentially harmful distraction.” To further understand how problematic the controversy around the definition of this terminology is, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan points out the deceit inherent even in the meaning of the word “Semitic.” Minister Farrakhan questions, in “The Time and What Must Be Done,” Part 19, “What is a ‘Semite’?
According to the dictionary, a Semite is ‘a member of any of the peoples who speak, or spoke, a Semitic language’—but it then adds this to the definition: ‘including, in particular, the Jews and the Arabs.’ That’s a rather ‘deceitful’ definition—let us point out the deceit in that definition! Because today we would like to enlighten you on whom the real ‘Semitic people’ are, if you’re going to use that definition.”
False charges of “anti-Semitism,” a term without clear definition, has now been weaponized as a national governmental policy tactic. This “trick,” according to former Israeli Minister of Education and Knesset (the governing body of Israel) member Shulamit Aloni, is used to demonize, silence, and control any that would oppose or criticize any actions including unjust international war crimes and errant policies of Zionist Jews that strangle liberties like freedom of speech and the national sovereignty of independent nations.
Minister Farrakhan, a true friend to the Black, indigenous, and poor Whites suffering the injustices of U.S. policy, is falsely labeled “America’s leading anti-Semite.” The Nation of Islam is undoubtedly the target of the dishonest policies and programs that expose an anti-Black agenda and White supremacy in the more recent false accusations of anti-Semitism of leaders and influencers such as Barack Obama, Whoopi Goldberg, Nick Cannon, Ilhan Omar, Nelson Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Kyrie Irving, Ye, and Dave Chapelle.
Who is the real hater? Name-calling, false charges, slander and harmful speech from untrustworthy mischief-makers that disregard fact and reason is the first tactic used to dehumanize and target those that threaten to expose their malignant agendas that negatively impact Black and Brown communities in America. The ADL’s skewed studies negatively label Blacks, ‘Hispanics,’ Muslims and Christians as ‘anti-Semitic.’
The ADL’s website and published studies disingenuously state, “Hispanics born outside of the U.S. are significantly more likely than Hispanics born in the U.S. to hold anti-Semitic views.” In addition, the ADL states, “Anti-Semitic propensities within the African-American population continue to be higher than the general population … .”
Their racialized and religious-based sweeping analysis exposes the real hate behind the false charges that can be tied to domestic and international policy around policing, immigration and foreign occupation that disproportionately targets Blacks, Muslims, Arabs and Spanish-speaking people.
They promote transparent claims that support unjust policy, stating, “The steady growth of the U.S. Hispanic population—now at 15 percent of the adult population—means that Hispanics, combined with African Americans (12 percent), now comprise 27 percent of the American population, a number that is sure to grow in the coming years. This population increase of the most anti-Semitic cohorts also means that it will be an ongoing challenge to reduce overall anti-Semitic propensities.”
These claims prove that they are no friends to the most vulnerable populations affected by White supremacy in America. The ADL advances the distorted perception that 1.9 billion people on earth “harbor anti-Semitic attitudes,” also 24 percent of the global population of Christians, 49 percent of Muslims, 19 percent of Hindus, 17 percent of Buddhists, and 21 percent of Atheists. One must rationally question, “How can any policy based on a term with no clear definition, which has been politicized in favor of errant apartheid and Zionist agendas, be good for America?”
“Can you imagine? You have the nerve to call somebody a racist? See, that’s ‘the calumny’; that’s the wickedness of you who call us what you are! ‘Farrakhan is a racist, and a hate monger … ’ We’ve been living among you for 450 years. Where is the hate coming from? It is coming from you … So today, the righteous have to stand up in America and call it like it is!,” advocates the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in “The Time and What Must Be Done,” Part 22.
(Sultan Rahman Muhammad serves as the Student National Imam of the Nation of Islam and resident Imam of Mosque Maryam National Center, Chicago. Visit NOI.org/ramadan, follow @ImamSultanM on Twitter, or email: [email protected].)