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A Catholic church hosted Louis Farrakhan for anti-Facebook speech. At least one Jewish group was not happy about it

Farrakhan told them in the Cathedral of Saint Sabina in Chicago on Thursday that he is "a hated man today"."Saturday, God willing, I'll be 86 years old. I've never been arrested, no drunken driving," he said. "What have I done that you would hate me so?"Pointed to his mouth, Farrakhan said, "This is where they fear. I have no army. I only know the truth. Here to separate the good Jews from the satanic Jews."speech in response to "public outrage over the unprecedented and unjustified lifetime ban". The Church's invitation to Farrakhan drew sharp accusations from the Illinois Holocaust Museum. The organization criticized the Church and said that the speech would provide a "platform for bigotry". Facebook owns Instagram and its ban applies to both social media platforms. Saint Sabina lived Streamed Farrakhan's speech on his website and Facebook page, despite the ban on the controversial leader. Farrakhan said he used the social media platform "with respect". "I never allow those who follow me to become crazy like those who speak evil of us," he said. Farrakhan denied being misogynistic and homophobic. He said, "The white people who think I'm a hater," don't know him. "You've never had a conversation with me, but someone made you hate me. But after you got to know me, the hatred began to decrease and then you started to listen. And after you started listening, your hatred started to turn around to love, he said. Farrakhan approaches the end of his address, saying: "I…

Farrakhan told them in the Cathedral of Saint Sabina in Chicago on Thursday that he is “a hated man today”.

“Saturday, God willing, I’ll be 86 years old. I’ve never been arrested, no drunken driving,” he said. “What have I done that you would hate me so?”

Pointed to his mouth, Farrakhan said, “This is where they fear. I have no army. I only know the truth. Here to separate the good Jews from the satanic Jews.”

speech in response to “public outrage over the unprecedented and unjustified lifetime ban”. The Church’s invitation to Farrakhan drew sharp accusations from the Illinois Holocaust Museum. The organization criticized the Church and said that the speech would provide a “platform for bigotry”.

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Facebook owns Instagram and its ban applies to both social media platforms.

Saint Sabina lived Streamed Farrakhan’s speech on his website and Facebook page, despite the ban on the controversial leader.

Farrakhan said he used the social media platform “with respect”. “I never allow those who follow me to become crazy like those who speak evil of us,” he said.

Farrakhan denied being misogynistic and homophobic. He said, “The white people who think I’m a hater,” don’t know him.

“You’ve never had a conversation with me, but someone made you hate me. But after you got to know me, the hatred began to decrease and then you started to listen. And after you started listening, your hatred started to turn around to love, he said.

Farrakhan approaches the end of his address, saying: “I have not said a word of praise. I do not hate Jewish people. “” No one who is with me has ever committed a crime against the Jewish people, black people, white people, whatever your color is. “

Before the speech, Ishmael said Muhammad, an aide to Farrakhan: “This unfair sanction deprives the American public and others of the fundamental right to know.”

“It is an abbreviation of freedom of expression in a country that presents itself

Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of Saint Sabina, said he has known and worked with Farrakhan for 30 years and has condemned Facebook to ban the controversial leader.

“This is a free language issue,” says Pfleger to CNN. “I disagree with everything the Minister Farrakhan has said. I disagree with anyone at all, but we are in a dangerous time when we can no longer have dialogue without demonizing each other.”

Before the address said Flager: “has been a bold voice against injustice done against black people in this country and his voice deserves and needs to be heard.” Saint Sabina for host Farrakhan, who has a long history of anti-Semitic statements.

“The Holocaust started with hatred and prejudice,” said Fritzie Fritzshall, a survivor from Auschwitz and president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois. press conference Thursday to protest against Saint Sabinas decision to host Farrakhan.

“When community leaders such as Father Pfleger provide a platform for bigotry and anti-Semitism, it increases the threat to all humanity,” Fritzshall said.

Phil Andrew, bishopric of Chicago’s Director of Violence Prevention, was expected to be among those at the Illinois Holocaust Museum who condemned Saint Sabina to host Farrakhan, according to a museum spokesman.

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In a statement, the archbishop of Chicago was not held as its leader, Cardinal Blase Cupich, before Pfleger announced the event with Farrakhan and that the Archbishop did not “sponsor” the speech.

The Anti-Defamation League said they will monitor Farrakhan’s speech. The watchdog group has called Farrakhan, who has led the Islamic nation since 1977, “quite possibly America’s most popular anti-Semitic.”

“Farrakhan has claimed that the Jewish people were responsible for the slave trade and that they conspired to control the government, the media and Hollywood, as well as various black individuals and organizations,” says ADL.

The Minister has long been a controversial figure

The Southern Poverty Law Center lists Farrakhan and his nation of Islam as a “hatred group” and says that “deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay rhetoric of its leaders, including Prime Minister Louis Farrakhan, has earned NOI a prominent position in organized hatred. “

In a speech in Chicago 2018, Farrakhan said” the powerful Jews are my enemy “. White people go down. And Satan goes down. And Farrakhan, of God’s grace, has drawn the cover of satanic Jew and I am here to say your time is up, your world is through. “

Pfleger, who has long worked with African American leaders in Chicago, said Farrakhan and the nation of Islam are respected locally for their anti-violence and anti-drug campaigns.

” No one has done more to save the lives of young black men and Revert life than the nation of Islam. His respect in African American society has been consistent. “

But Pfleger said that e-mail and phone calls have been pouring this week criticizing him for hosting Farrakhan and threatening to withdraw donations to the church and its program.

” If you would have heard and seen the things sent and spoke to me during this week, “he said.” I was shocked – and I have had a lot of hate in my life. People have said they will destroy me. “

CNN’s Darran Simon contributed to this report.

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