RJC wants all 7 Congressional allies of Louis Farrakhan to resign

Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam leader, has ties to at least 7 House Democrats… and they are completely unapologetic about it, too.

Louis Farrakhan isn’t just any Islamic leader… he is a vile anti-Semite that promotes violence and bigotry with every sermon. He has called Jews “Satanic” and has also said that all white people “deserve to die.”  In a recent speech in Chicago, he said “powerful Jews are my enemy” and “white folks are going down.”

The 7 Congressional allies, all Democrats (and also all members of the Congressional Black Caucus) that have ties to Louis Farrakhan, are:

  • Maxine Waters (D-CA)
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Danny Davis (D-IL)
  • Andre Carson (D-IN)
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN)
  • Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
  • Al Green (D-TX)

ALL have attended meetings with Farrakhan while in Congress.  The calls are growing louder for these Democratic leaders (and also Women’s March founders with ties, as well) to denounce Louis Farrakhan, or step down.

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has called on all seven House Democrats to resign.

In a Daily Caller article, RJC executive director Matt Brooks states,

“There can be no question about how abhorrent it is for these Democrats to be connected to Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan is first and foremost a preacher of hate. He preaches about Jewish ‘control’ over the government and media and has claimed to have ‘pulled a cover off of that Satanic Jew,’ saying ‘your time is up, your world is through.’ And those were just the comments from last week.”

“Anti-Semitism is unacceptable. Farrakhan is the moral equivalent of a leader of the KKK. If it was discovered that members of Congress had met with the leader of the KKK, they would need to resign. In this case, for meeting with, and embracing, Louis Farrakhan, nothing short of resignation is acceptable from these seven Democrats,” Brooks said.

The left-wing Women’s March organization has faced a similar backlash over their leaders’ ties to Farrakhan and public defense of him.

Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory, and Women’s March co-president, Carmen Perez, are also under fire for their ties to Farrakhan.  (More about that HERE.)

In a Fox News article about all of this, they posted a video about WHO is Louis Farrakhan and why he’s a problem for Democrats.  You can watch the video below:

The article continues,

“Here’s the problem: Farrakhan does have an audience and still has widespread popularity among his devoted followers,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, wrote in a blog published on Thursday. “Because of Farrakhan’s reach and influence and his broad name recognition and something like celebrity status, some public officials, politicians and hip-hop entertainers are still willing to meet with him, still willing to have their pictures taken with him.

“They seemingly have a blind spot when it comes to his anti-Semitism,” he added.

President Obama was recently criticized when a photograph of him with Farrakhan, taken before his 2008 election, surfaced. The photographer said he buried the picture on orders from tthe Congressional Black Caucus, which believed it would hurt Obama’s election chances.

Farrakhan has long expressed controversial views about Jews and whites, and has spoken of black separatism. In an interview featured on the Final Call website, which is run by the Nation of Islam, Farrakhan said, “This is the time in history for the separation of black people in America, indigenous people, from the whites of that nation.”

Rep. Keith Ellison, deputy director of the Democratic National Committee, has said that at one time he saw the Nation of Islam as an organization that did positive things, like “promote African-American self-sufficiency, personal responsibility and community economic development.” Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, has said he had erroneously dismissed concerns that Farrakhan was anti-Semitic, and said he never shared the “hateful views” of “Jews, gays or any other group.”

Ellison recently came under fire after The Wall Street Journal reported he had attended a 2013 meeting with Muslim leaders where Farrakhan was present. Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, said he did not know who would be at the meeting, and said his decision to attend “was not an endorsement of the political views of other attendees.”

On Tuesday, Ellison spokesman Karthik Ganapathy told Fox News that the lawmaker “has repeatedly disavowed anti-Semitism and bigotry, since his first campaign for Congress in 2006.”

Rep. Danny Davis, a Democrat from Illinois, said in an interview with The Daily Caller on Sunday that Farrakhan is an “outstanding human being,” and that he sees the minister on a regular basis.

Davis’ office later released a statement denouncing anti-Semitism as being “antithetical to everything I believe and everything that I work for on a daily basis.”

Apart from Ellison, others either have said they do not share Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic views but have stopped short of denouncing the Nation of Islam leader. Some have remained silent altogether.

In a statement to Fox News, the ADL said, “We are deeply disappointed with Congressman Davis statements about Farrakhan, an avowed anti-Semite who leads a group that traffics in hate not just towards Jews but also the LGBTQ community.”

“It is unfortunate that the congressman apparently can’t muster up the courage to denounce Farrakhan’s blatant anti-Semitism and instead chose to praise him instead. Hate should not be difficult to denounce. Once again we’re calling on the congressman to denounce anti-Semitism and all forms of hate.”

Calls and emails to the Nation of Islam, the Congressional Black Caucus and Mallory received no response.

HANG ON…. don’t stop reading yet!  I know your brain hurts, but hold on!

Before you go, there’s one very important point that needs to be made here:  THE MIDTERMS ARE COMING UP SOON!  Each one of these House Representatives CAN (and should) be voted out of office, if they do not step down voluntarily.

Again, the 7 Congressional Black Caucus members, with ties to Louis Farrakhan, are:

  • Maxine Waters (D-CA)
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Danny Davis (D-IL)
  • Andre Carson (D-IN)
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN)
  • Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
  • Al Green (D-TX)

Happy Voting!! 🙂

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