We­in­stein ex­poses the ‘Jewish power’

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY BEN WEICH

CON­TRO­VER­SIAL PREACHER Louis Far­rakhan has been de­moted on Twit­ter af­ter de­liv­er­ing a speech in which he blamed “Jewish power” for the Har­vey We­in­stein scan­dal.

In a ram­bling three-hour ser­mon broad­cast on­line, the African-Amer­i­can ac­tivist and min­is­ter claimed that the Tal­mud al­lows men to do “any­thing to gen­tile women — and black women in par­tic­u­lar”.

He later tweeted a link to a video record­ing of the speech with the cap­tion: “Thor­oughly and com­pletely un­mask­ing the Satanic Jew and the Sy­n­a­gogue of Satan.”

But the move led

Twit­ter to strip him of “ver­i­fied sta­tus”, which is given to celebri­ties and prom­i­nent mem­bers of the pub­lic and is in­di­cated by a blue tick next to the user’s name.

He said dur­ing the ser­mon: “The couch where you have to sit is called the cast­ing couch. See? That’s Jewish power. [Did] you see Mr We­in­stein on his way to jail?”

“It’s hard to tell a Jew that he’s wrong when the Tal­mud in which he be­lieves has taught him that gen­tile women, and black women in par­tic­u­lar, you can do any­thing to them you want be­cause they’re partly an­i­mals.”

Mr We­in­stein, the dis­graced film pro­ducer, has been ac­cused of a string of sex­ual as­saults against women. He de­nied charges of rape brought by the Man­hat­tan Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice.

Mr Far­rakhan, who leads the black na­tion­al­ist group Na­tion of Is­lam, first rose to promi­nence in the late 1950s and has a his­tory of mak­ing an­tisemitic com­ments.

Jews are fre­quently the sub­ject of many of his con­tem­po­rary ser­mons. He told an au­di­ence dur­ing the an­nual Saviours’ Day event in Fe­bru­ary that “the pow­er­ful Jews are my en­emy.”

“The Jews were re­spon­si­ble for all of this filth and de­gen­er­ate be­hav­iour that Hol­ly­wood is putting out, turn­ing men into women and women into men,” he said at the

time.

PHOTO: GETTY IM­AGES

Louis Far­rakhan

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