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The following article contains an excerpt from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s message titled, “The Great War,” delivered on March 7, 2010, at Mosque Maryam in Chicago as part 2 of his Saviours’ Day message.

Jesus’ Controversy with the Jews


I want to talk about this charge that they make on me, that I’m “anti-Semitic.” You have never heard me, in all the years of my preaching, ask any one of you to harm any member of the Jewish community. I have never asked you to picket any of their stores. I have never asked that anyone mark-up their synagogues.

I was in a dialogue with some Jewish rabbis recently, and, I said to the rabbi, “Maybe you could invite me to the synagogue.” He said, “Oh, that wouldn’t be a good idea right now.” I said, “Well, I’m inviting you to the mosque. And I’ll give you the platform. …If I am the one preaching hatred of you, how come you can come to my house—without any fear of anybody bothering you—but I can’t come to yours? Who is the real hate teacher here?”

I have great respect for the Jewish people. I wouldn’t say it just to be saying something. Brother Farrakhan is a lot different than the way they try to make you believe about me.

They are very frightened at the Word that is in my mouth, but the only thing they can say is, “Farrakhan doesn’t physically bother anybody. He just speaks truth.”

Brothers and sisters, there are those in religion who claim religion that are very irreligious. You have these kinds of hypocrites in Judaism, in Islam, in Christianity, and in other religious persuasions, where people profess their belief in a religion, and then do the opposite. They use the good name of their religion for wicked practices, which besmirches the name of the religion.

There are Muslims who are doing things that we may say are “un-Islamic.” And there are Christians who claim Jesus Christ, but are doing things that Jesus would not approve of. And there are those who call themselves “Jews” who are doing things that the prophets of God, sent to the Children of Israel—starting with Moses—that these prophets would not approve of.

When I criticize the behavior of those who claim to be Jews, but whose actions show that they are not, then the powerful media singles me out to make my people, and other people, think that I hate the Jewish people.

I am a Muslim, and the Qur’an speaks like this: “Surely those who believe and those who are Jews and the Sabians and the Christians—whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and does good — they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve.” (Surah 5, verse 69)

This is our holy book—it is not hatred for Christians, hatred for Jews, or hatred for people that we believe in! I could never speak against Jews that love The Creator and are trying to follow His laws any more than I could speak against Christians or Muslims who love God, and are trying to be righteous.

But in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 2, verse 9, it reads: “… I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”

Now, I didn’t write this. It’s blasphemy to say you are a “Jew” and not act in accord with the laws, statutes and commandments of God, because you are telling the world that you are the “choice of God.” But then you use the Wisdom of God to build a world in opposition to God!

The Jewish people have said that Hollywood is theirs. Can any of you deny that they are the masters of Hollywood, where sex, lesbianism, homosexuality and violence are promoted? Hollywood also promotes a lewd, degrading caricature of what God intended for women. Whether those women are White, are Black, you do not disrobe a woman and ask men to think sanely.

Who owns the recording companies? People who call themselves “Jews,” but they are not Jews; they are masquerading.

When we had conscious rap with Public Enemy, KRS-1 and Big Daddy Kane, the White man wasn’t promoting that, but he was promoting a counterculture when they started pushing guns, drugs, female misuse and abuse; calling our women “Bs,” and other names. And the so-called Jews who run those record companies never said a word. They use you, and they’ve sent you all over the world degrading the culture of other nations with your filth and debauchery. And because they’ve made us rich, we think that money means we’re right.

Real Jews would never promote that which is against the Law of God.