B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement in the wake of a hate-filled anti-Semitic speech by Louis Farrakhan at Fellowship Chapel in Detroit:
Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, once again employed his usual litany of anti-Semitic hatred, talking about "Satanic Jews" as well as the "Synagogue of Satan," implying that Jews control government and businesses in the country.
Unfortunately, we are no longer surprised by the outrageous, offensive and dangerous comments of Farrakhan, which serve to threaten Jews and undermine Israel, as well as incite hatred.
Because Farrakhan has a decades-long record of anti-Semitic tirades, we are also disappointed that U.S. Rep. John Conyers and major local Detroit leaders attended the event in the first place and then didn’t condemn Farrakhan’s remarks after.
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