Rich Lowry’s article about the Democrats and their love for Louis Farrakhan, lays out a terrifying scenario. Why is it acceptable in this country, where freedom of religion is one of our basic rights and precepts, for a major political party, the Democrats, to embrace an openly malevolent anti-Semite and Nation of Islam leader like Farrakhan? How can a strong supporter of Farrakhan, and equally anti-Semitic Congressman, Keith Ellison, become the Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman? Why is it acceptable for six members of the Black Caucus to boycott President Trump’s State of the Union address, but openly embrace Farrakhan? There’s a photo of former President Obama, happily smiling with Farrakhan. Why was that not enough to raise questions about Obama’s alliances?
As a proud Jew, it offends me no end to be called “Satanic” and to be warned by the Nation of Islam leader that my ‘time is up, my world is through’. It offends me that he openly cites the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in proclaiming the Jews the controllers of the world. And now, as Lowry points out, Farrakhan blames the Jews for ‘transgenderism’.
Farrakhan’s supporters, including women who organized the Women’s March, like Linda Sarsour, as well as Illinois Congressman Danny Davis, and tragically, even some misguided Jews in J Street, are shaming our nation. There is no place in this remarkable country of ours for such slander and hatred against the Jews. None of this would be tolerated for any other people or religion. The Democrats who are embracing Farrakhan and Ellison must understand that they are leading America down a dark path. We pray they will see the light.
For additional reading on this deeply terrifying and troubling issue, see Jack Englehard’s OpEd in Arutz Sheva.