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Rep. John Conyers Apologizes for Louis Farrakhan’s Antisemitic Remarks

He actually uttered those words: "I sincerely offer my apologies."
Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich

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Last Friday night, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, in a speech he gave at a Detroit Baptist church, attacked what he called “Satanic Jews” and the “Synagogue of Satan,” claiming Jewish people control the news media, the Detroit Free Press reported. Farrakhan also said President Barack Obama “surrounded himself with Satan … members of the Jewish community.”

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a Detroit Democrat, who was sitting in the audience, on Thursday apologized for Farrakhan’s antisemitic comments.

Conyers issued a strong statement distancing himself from those vile remarks, which had been blasted earlier this week by the ADL.

“Farrakhan made unacceptable racist, antisemitic and homophobic statements, which I condemn in the strongest possible terms,” Conyers said. “It was my expectation that Minister Farrakhan’s speech would focus on the many challenges facing the city of Detroit. In previous days, he had discussed efforts to revitalize our city by purchasing property and investing in blighted neighborhoods. Regrettably, he used this opportunity to promote views that have no place in civilized discourse.”

I must say I share Rep. Conyers’ frustration at the fact that the same man who is capable of giving such inspiring speeches like the one he gave before Detroit’s elected officials—it was a thrilling discussion of community empowerment, it was realistic and optimistic, and very much respectful of members of other faiths—that the same man would then turn around and sound, once again, like a racist thug, only a few hours later.

Frankly, Rep. Conyers, 84, who’s been serving in Congress seemingly since it opened (actually, only since 1965—this is his 25th term) didn’t need more excitement in his life. A series of scandals and family problems have taken their toll on the second-longest-serving member of the House of Representatives. His wife, Monica, former president of the Detroit City Council, is serving a 37-month federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to bribery conspiracy charges.

Some suggested that Conyers connected to his wife’s scandal, and it—and his newly drawn (by the Republican governor) district—made his most recent reelection bid very difficult, especially for a politician so used to running unopposed.

Conyers is considered an anti-Israel voice in Congress. He has been against Iran sanctions and against to U.S. funding of the “Iron Dome” anti-missile system. But I don’t think he’s so much an antisemite as he is a typical left wing Democrat who prefers to see the government concentrate on fixing things at home.

Conservative websites on Wednesday gave it good to Conyers for even attending Farrakhan’s speech. Drudge attacked him, and the ADA urged Conyers and other Detroit leaders to condemn Farrakhan’s remarks at the church ceremony, which is led by the head of the Detroit Branch NAACP, Rev. Wendell Anthony.

Conyers said in his statement: “The fact that Minister Farrakhan has engaged in important charitable work aimed at expanding economic opportunities for under-served communities does not excuse these statements. I sincerely offer my apologies to my constituents and others who also may have been offended by the minister’s words.”

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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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113 Responses to “Rep. John Conyers Apologizes for Louis Farrakhan’s Antisemitic Remarks”

  1. Leslee Howard says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    Farrakhan loves this. Free publicity for him. I challenged him to a debate in the 80's on T.V. NEVER HEARD FROM HIM. Rabbi DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  3. Lee Smith says:

    some people are ******s though white or black can you dig this?

  4. Gil Gilman was david the bully when he confronted goliath?the adl and the twelve major jewish organizations control the u.s.goverment.you cant even become president unless you go and prostrate before aipac.farrakahn is challenging these guys and you say farrakhan is a bully?are you for real?white folks you need a hero to free you from your zionist masters come to farrakhan he and his GOD will defeat them before the world

  5. Gil Gilman and by the way farrakhan runs from no one.you better check his files.he never runs from his enemies he runs to them.remember that

  6. well rabbi you have your shot now.but not just you go get all of the rabbis and jewish scholars that say we are wrong and bring your facts and we will bring are facts which are already in the public forum mainly book1 and 2 of the secrect relationships of blacks and jews.call mosque maryam 773 324 -6000

  7. Tim Upham says:

    No Louis Farrakhan should apologize himself for making those remarks. Not someone else doing it for him. That is if Louis Farrakhan is man enough to do it.

  8. If that piece of **** is the most courageous man that you know then you must know very many. You and your puppet are total racist morons

  9. One question for Representative Conyers – if it was terrible why did you stay?

  10. Samuel Abbo says:


  11. Anonymous says:

    BRING IT OWN. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

  12. Anonymous says:

    Will debate you and will win. Bring it on. You chickened out in the 80's and you will chicken out now. You are a bully and I am standing up to you. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  13. Galen Muhammad says:

    Jay B Heimowitz:

    I notice that no one has addressed the question. Instead, you only make baseless accusations of hypothetical, generic people.

    Let's deal with the facts…..

    Is the Bible antisemitic? Yes or no. After choosing one, then you can go into your spiel….

  14. Anonymous says:

    Forget this nonsense and help with this.

    An anonymous letter sent to the Claims Conference’s Frankfurt office in 2001 identified five cases where restitution was approved for ineligible claimants. I have the guts to say they are a much of thieves. I am a child of Holocaust survivors. For years I have yelled and screamed that there has been hanky panky going on while Holocaust survivors were denied their due. How stupid are we not to protest? A lot of people belong in jail. Holocaust survivors are going without food and medicine while the thieves play with their funds. If you agree with me , speak out. I call on all Holocaust survivors and their children and grandchildren to demand retribution now. I am not afraid to speak out. The claims conference in my opinion is corrupt or at least inept. Soon the holocaust survivors will all be dead. How much more money will be stolen. The more voices the public – especially survivors and their children – who raise their voices now demanding resignations, the more likely we can achieve our objectives to reform the organization and seek immediate diversion of the funds for the benefit of the dwindling numbers of ailing survivors.

    Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

    You speak for our Kedoshim, the martyrs who are no longer with us, as well for the few who are still alive.

    Your words should strike a chord in all our hearts because they come from the heart!

    I distinctly remember the 2001 outrage at the 'Claims Conference' in NY. There was much handwringing and finger pointing. Apparently there was insider involvement – mostly Russians who were administering the disbursement of funds. They created false identities for people, many of whom were born AFTER WWII. These people were paid off and turned the funds over to the crooks. At the time Eva and I wrote letters to the administration, etc. No one even bothered to respond and I do not know if any funds were recovered, or the perpetrators punished The German government left it to the locals here to police themselves… This was sent to me by Holocaust survivors. Both my parents have been long dead and holocaust survivors are dying everyday. I BEG OF YOU. GET THIS MESSAGE OUT TO THE SURVIVORS, THEIR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

  15. Galen Muhammad says:

    Tim Upham:

    I'll ask you the same question — you're saying the Min. Farrakhan should apologize for his own statements. Ok….

    So, based on the fact that he was quoting DIRECTLY from the Bible, are you claiming that something in the Bible or that the Bible, itself, is antisemitic?

    Third option: Do you even know what he ALLEGEDLY stated that you suggest that he apologizes….or are you just satisfied being a member of the "amen chorus"….? :/

  16. Tim Upham says:

    I have read the Bible, Qu'ran, and Tanakh, and no where in the Bible does it state that Jewish people control the media, or President Obama. In fact in the Qu'ran it will state "Children of Israel! Call to mind the favor which I bestowed upon you, and that I preferred you to all other nations. Qu'ran 2:47. Also in the Bible, Jesus Christ said in Matthew 22:39 "Love thy neighbor, as thyself." So where did Louis Farrakhan study theology at, through mail order. Also, "amen" in Hebrew means "certainly," and yes I will certainly say Louis Farrakhan should apologize himself.

  17. Mr. Tim Upham I question if you read these Sacred Books in whole or in part. The fact that we are even having a conversation about these Books shows that they are still relevant – the reason is that they are Prophetic text that are being fulfilled today. Sir, due to the fact that they are written in symbols and parables one would have to be able to apply the right symbols into the historic/prophetic words in a modern day context. So I will answer your questions:
    1. Yes it does state in the Bible that Jews control the media (which is really public opinion not news). In John Chapter 8:32-4

  18. Tim Upham (Sorry computer acting on its own) John 8:32-44 you will read Jesus having a conversation with the Jews. A conversation ending with Jesus saying "I know you Jew, you are of your father the devil." Again you see the Jews controlling public opinion telling Pontius Pilate to crucify the Savior. In a modern context you will see President Obama as Pilate because he must appease Israel, APAC and the Jewish Lobby. Farrakhan is the last hope you have to repent but you cannot listen cause GOD's words have no place in you (they must have stayed in the Books you read but did not comprehend).
    2. Yes the Bible says the Jews control Hollywood. In chapters 2&3 in the Book of Revelation it tells of those calling themselves Jews but are not they are the Synagogue of satan. Further in Chapter 13 it states a beast that "He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast that the image of the beast should both speak and cause many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed" (v.15) ,- Isn't that what Jews would chant, "who do we want FARRAKHAN, how do we want him DEAD!" You say this about the man telling you the truth. Mayer, Wolf, Cohen, Seinfeld, Ruben, Simon all running Hollywood.
    3. Jesus gave the answer to who is my neighbor and in the answer the Levitical Priest walked by other side. The other side could represent the truth the Jewish Priest chose to ignore the man in the mud needing help which does represent the Black Man in America who the Jews would feed pork, cigarettes, alcohol and a culture of lies as if you are the chosen people.
    4. And don't forget the Holy Qur'an condemns the Jews for taking ALLAH'S words and putting it behind their backs for another saying (The Babylonian Talmud ).

  19. That's right Brother stay with the books! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Tim Upham says:

    Victor Muhammad Maybe you should familiarize yourself with the hadiths of the Prophet Mohammed, which says "You will not find faith until you love your brother, as much as you love yourself." So find faith by loving your Jewish brother. Also, Christians and Jews are the People of the Book, according to the Qu'ran, because it is from them that the scriptures came from. As for Hollywood, I am sure somebody like Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman could give a damn about who runs it. As long as they get good roles and paychecks.

  21. Mr. Tim Upham thank you for bringing that hadith to the discussion because I do believe you are correct that the people of faith should get along by living the tenants of faith and living by the golden rule of doing to others as we would have done for ourselves.

    But as the Apostle Paul taught a Jew is not the circumcision of the male organ but circumcision of the heart. So neither the Jew, Christian or Muslim are absolved of duty. You cannot have love without duty. Love has an obligation attached to it to provide Freedom, Justice and Equality to and for those whom you love.

    No one is denying that fact that I should love my brother in faith regardless of his title. However faith is not what you say but what you practice. When we point out the evil practices of those masquerading as the righteous it is not a condemnation of the flesh but the sin in the flesh and it is an opportunity for those People of the Book to stand up and put humanity on the right track which is what the Holy Qur'an is calling out t not just Muslims; but "to those who believe…".

    Satan's job is to deceive the whole world and to make people of faith not to follow the word of GOD INDEED just in loosely put together emotion that can't make us resist the wilds of Satan.

  22. John Conyers has lost his testicular fortitude, shame on him. Let there be a showdown so Minister Farrakhan can prove them to be the liars that they are.

  23. Its not about rhetoric its about the truth that he speaks, prove what he speaks to be a lie or continue to be the cowards that you are.

  24. Gen EX says:


  25. Anonymous says:


    These are some of the anti Semitic responses I received ; thought I would share them with you. This only encourages me to fight harder. Please help me condemn the Holocaust claims Conference and ask for the dismissal of their leadership.

    RABBI DR. BERNHARD Rosenberg


    May 25, 2013 – 4:21 pm.

    **** off Rosen****!



    Reverend Loki
    May 25, 2013 – 4:28 pm.

    “You speak for our Kedoshim, the martyrs who are no longer with us, as well for the few who are still alive.”.

    “kedoshim” IS YIDD FOR LICE.


    rosenbugger GO JOIN THE kedoshim, BASTARD.


  26. Anonymous says:


    May 25, 2013 – 4:21 pm.

    **** off Rosen****!



    Reverend Loki
    May 25, 2013 – 4:28 pm.

    “You speak for our Kedoshim, the martyrs who are no longer with us, as well for the few who are still alive.”.

    “kedoshim” IS YIDD FOR LICE.


    rosenbugger GO JOIN THE kedoshim, BASTARD.


  27. Anonymous says:

    anti-SEMITISM IS ALIVE AND WELL. The message below was a comment on my complain t against the holocaust claims conference. We need the J.D.L. Rabbi Meir Kahana was correct. Regarding the fellow who called me ****, bring it on you gutless mamzer. I will not go to the gas chambers without a bloody FIGHT. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  28. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    The Jew hating and racist Conyers pretend to apologize for the nazi farakhan in the hopes anyone would believe he himself is not a racist and Jew hater. Like obama and his fealty to the raacist Jew hater wright, conyers gets on all fours for most rancid racists and Jew haters like farakhan.

  29. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Al Malik Rasul Muhammad MuHAMed: "Debate farakhan?" Like a Jew debating adolf hitler. Just giving him a platform to spew his venom. Like the NoI theology that white people were created in a lab by a crazy Black scientist. But no surprise your fealty to him or the sheep g-d. The members of the NoI are almost exclusively crack-addicted roaches who use the NoI as an excuse to justify their existence. Now, loosen your bow tie, bend over, and smile as the hallal pig climbs you from behind

  30. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Victor P. Muhammad I always wondered why jihadi crack addicted pigs like the members of the NoI always have "ham" in their names. Also why so many of you, alleging fealty to a sheep g-d that bans alcohol are routinely found in strip clubs (using EBT cards of course), having sex-slave traders as your occupation on your welfare forms, and make up the bulk of the US prison population. Why is that HAM

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