The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed deep disappointment with the members of Detroit City Council and local clergy who met with and embraced the antisemitic and racist leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, during his visit to the city last week.

During his visit to Detroit, Farrakhan was invited by Rev. Wendell Anthony, President of the Detroit Branch of the NAACP, to address the Fellowship Chapel on May 17. His speech, which was attended by U.S. Rep. John Conyers and Detroit City Councilmember JoAnn Watson, among other prominent city leaders, invoked hateful antisemitic canards and open racism.


According to the ADL, so far, none of the leaders present during those remarks have publicly condemned Minister Farrakhan’s antisemitic rhetoric, and several have even praised him.

“Although we acknowledge the significant challenges that Detroit faces, providing a platform to an individual with a long history of promoting antisemitism and racism is not the solution,” said Heidi Budaj, ADL Detroit Regional Director. “It is deeply disappointing that so many Detroit leaders are apparently so willing to turn a blind eye to Farrakhan’s antisemitism. Where are the voices in our community who are willing to stand up and say no to racism and antisemitism?”

During his speech to the congregation at The Fellowship Chapel in Detroit, Minister Farrakhan spewed hateful antisemitic invective, referring to “Satanic Jews” and the “Synagogue of Satan” controlling major institutions. He expressed his love for President Barack Obama, but added that the president “surrounded himself with Satan…members of the Jewish community.”



  1. detroit is the result of black governance. it is also, of course, now a fertile breeding ground for ignorant and or deranged anti-semites. the gene pool is damaged which is the result of alcoholism and drug addiction amongst its pregnant females. thurgood marshall came here from a different planet. and, maybe stanley crouch. apart from that, is the abyss.

  2. What help did the Jews give blacks? You all are laughable! Yes, here is the help; Slavemaster-Slave, Agent-singer, Agent-proathlete, lawyer-client, doctor-patient. You all die and pass on your wealth to your families while black people die broke. But you are off of our backs. Thanks for all you have done!

  3. Lol; the cowards at the ADL waited a while to make sure The Minister was out of town to make a statement. They're like roaches when the Light leaves.

  4. I can see bible prophecy taking place. They will attack Israel most likely with chemical weapons from the Golan Heights and then Israel will retaliate with a nuke and good by Damascus. Look, Damascus will disappear! It will become a heap of ruins. The cities of Aroer will be deserted. Sheep will graze in the streets and lie down unafraid. There will be no one to chase them away. The fortified cities of Israel will also be destroyed, and the power of Damascus will end. The few left in Aram will share the fate of Israel’s departed glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. ”in one day will there demise comes. Isaiah 17:1-3 People you better get ready time is short you need to get saved. And to the Muslims convert to Christianity.because if you don’t. there is only hell to await you. Not any 75 virgin’s use your brain.Islam is a false religion.To the Muslims convert to Christianity. There you will find inter peace and true love not hate that Islam teaches. Look in your heart read the bible and compare it to the Koran. If you’re looking for the truth the real god will answer you.
    If Isaiah 17 is written in chronological order then, it appears that the fall of Damascus, which occurs in verse 1, will occur first. And then the rapture of the church will take place (verse 5) and finally the tribulation saints and Israel are left upon the earth to face the upcoming tribulation (verse 6). Isaiah is saying here? Is the 17th chapter of Isaiah written chronologically? Maybe and then again maybe not, but it sure looks like it is to me. If I’m wrong, it doesn’t matter in the big scheme of things. No one’s salvation hinges on whether or not they believe this passage says the fall of Damascus must happen before the church can be raptured. But it does make an interesting argument for that interpretation.To the Muslims brothers. I ask you to take a challenge. Look in your heart a true god wants all of humanity to be happy and kind to each other. A true god would want you to love your fellow human not to hate or kill. No matter what. I ask you to read the bible and compare it to the Koran. And then ask god to show you the true religion. I can tell you that he will answer you and show out of all the religions in the world which one is the true one with the only true god. There you will find inter peace and true love not hate that Islam teaches. Look in your heart read the bible and compare it to the Koran. If you’re looking for the truth the real god will answer you convert to Christianity.

  5. Rose Galston:

    Please delineate this "help" you speak of…..

    In the process, don't USE example of individuals who DON'T represent the entire Jewish community.

    Prayerfully, you won't use similar example of "help" such as the "help" they are supplying to the Palestinian people….

  6. Vincent Gonzales:

    Are you speaking of modern-day Israel or ancient Israel? NOT one or the same….

    "….real god…." Allah (capital "A") is the REAL GOD (capital "G"). Get THAT straight!! And you ARE wrong!!

  7. Here are the facts:

    When Minister Louis Farrakhan quotes other Jews or Christians, why do people bran him as an "antisemite"? He's quoting!

    Why do they never bran his sources as antisemitic?

    He's said, on several occasions that he got his information about heads in Hollywood being Jewish from a Jewish person that is in Hollywood. Why not press Min. Farrakhan for the name of that Jew so that you can brand that Jew as antisemitic?

    His other (apparent) hurtful quotes about Jews comes DIRECTLY from the Bible in Revelations….speaking of those who "….call themselves Jews, but are not". Not ONCE has the ADL or any of Min. Farrakhans' detractors/defamers branded the Bible as antisemitic. WHY NOT? :/

    Oh….btw, I'm NOT in the Nation of Islam, so don't ASSume that's why I'm addressing this issue.

  8. Rising anti-Semitism in Europe is fueled by three main sources: the extreme right, largely boosted by concerns about the economic crisis and growing migration; the extreme left, which refuses to accept Israel’s right to exist; and those Muslims who espouse hatred for Jews and Israel. Apropos, a recent study in Belgium found that nearly half of Muslim teenage students held anti-Semitic views. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  9. What I find to be so interesting is that the book, "The Secret Relationship Between Black & Jews" (Part 1 & 2) wasn't even WRITTEN by any member of the Nation of Islam at all… both books are full of QUOTES and extensive research by JEWISH scholars; bibliography, along with footnotes, that gives the EXACT book, Author & even page number of where these FACTS come from, so that there is ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT of the truth therein. THESE ARE YOUR OWN PEOPLE who GAVE us this history, who prompted us to want to know more and INSPIRED us to read and research for ourselves… we did not write those books… they were already written in the blood of the poorer people of the Earth and it was your VERY OWN (the TRUE JEWS who desire to live their lives according to the Torah and the books of Moses and of God's commandments) who blew the whistle…and you want to call US Anti-Semitic? You want to call US haters and racists? ARE YOU SERIOUS? How is it even possible to condemn Minister Farrakhan and yet NOT CONDEMN YOUR VERY OWN PEOPLE WHO GAVE US THE TRUTH OF OUR HISTORY? Please explain that to me?

  10. *rolls eyes* give me a break. black folks don't need their leaders to be given a stamp of approval anymore from the dominant culture. Bravo to the courage and integrity of the black folks on the Detroit City Council.

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