Nation of Islam leader Rev. Louis Farrakhan praised — called out — Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison at his Saviors’ Day 2018 Address on Sunday during a racist screed in which he also proclaimed “the powerful Jews are my enemy,” and “white folks are going down.”
Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, admitted to working for the Nation of Islam for over a year to help with the 1995 Million Man March, but has repeatedly promised the public he cut ties with the hate group since he was elected to represent Minnesota’s 5th district in 2006.
Photos and video recently uncovered by the Wall Street Journal and The Daily Caller show he lied – evidence that revealed at least three meetings with Farrakhan since 2013. Ellison is among several black Democrats who have denounced Farrakhan publicly, while meeting with him privately.
A photo surfaced in January of a smiling President Obama posing with Farrakhan. More recently, the Daily Caller outed California Congresswoman Maxine Waters for attending a 2002 Nation of Islam convention in California, where Farrakhan praised Waters as “our great congresswoman from this area” shortly before defending Palestinian suicide bombers, according to The Blaze.
On Sunday, Farrakhan was focused on Ellison.
“Keith Ellison – You ain’t got a picture of Keith? – well let me talk about him,” he said. “Keith was in the Nation in 1995. He was selling The Final Call newspaper, beautiful brother.
“And, being in Minnesota … he wants to help his community. He’s a lawyer, so he wants to help his community, so he wants to become a congressman,” Farrakhan continued. “’You do? Wasn’t that Farrakhan you was with?’ Oh, wait, wait.”
Moments later, a large image of Ellison appeared on the screen to sneers from the crowd.
“He up there now!” one man shouted.
“I’m not here to bash my brother,” Farrakhan said. “Let me tell you something, when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door.”
Farrakhan likened the current times to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and demands from Jewish authorities that he submit to their will.
“’Jesus, your father is late in this kingdom business,’” Farrakhan said, mocking the Jews. “But I own all these cities out here. If you want to run them, just bow down to me. You see, that’s where they trap you. You walk like a little punk because you want something and they seem to have it.
“So you will turn on your brother for some advantage in their world,” Farrakhan said. “He wanted to help his community. He wanted to be a congressman. So when the Jews found out he was in the Nation: ‘Alright, Mr. Ellison, come on now, you got to denounce Farrakhan as an anti-Semite and maybe we’ll let you run.’”
Presenters then posted a large image of a young Ellison with an arm full of The Final Call, a publication of the Nation of Islam.
“I don’t want you attacking brother, cause you ain’t so strong yourself,” Farrakhan said. “If you want something from the white man and you have to denounce me, how will you act when your trial comes?
“See like them disciples of Jesus, ‘I ain’t known that man. I never seen him before.’ And they run away from me like I’ve got a plague,” he said. “I’m surprised that you all showed up.”
Farrakhan’s own racist comments also likely contribute to the problem.
Also in his speech, Farrakhan proclaimed that “Jews were responsible for all this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out, turning men into women and women into men.”
“White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled a cover off of that Satanic Jew, and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through,” he said, according to The Washington Examiner.