Far­rakhan de­liv­ers in­sult, de­nies he’s anti-Semitic

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Nation of Is­lam leader Min­is­ter Louis Far­rakhan ref­er­enced “Satanic Jews” in a speech deny­ing al­le­ga­tions of anti-Semitism, misog­yny and ho­mo­pho­bia af­ter Face­book banned him from the so­cial me­dia plat­form.

Dur­ing the speech Thurs­day at a Ro­man Catholic church on Chicago’s South Side, Far­rakhan as­serted peo­ple shouldn’t be an­gry with him if “I stand on God’s word,” also say­ing that he knows “the truth,” and “sep­a­rate the good Jews from the Satanic Jews.”

Far­rakhan was in­vited to speak at the church by the Rev. Michael Pfleger af­ter Face­book banned Far­rakhan, con­spir­acy the­o­rist Alex Jones and con­ser­va­tive per­son­al­ity Milo Yiannopou­los, say­ing they vi­o­lated its ban on “dan­ger­ous in­di­vid­u­als.”

Far­rakhan, who turns 86 this week­end, said those who think he is a hater don’t know him and have never had a con­ver­sa­tion with him. He added those who hated him be­fore and got to know him came to love him. He said Face­book’s con­tention that he is dan­ger­ous is true be­cause what he says can be re­searched by his lis­ten­ers.

“So­cial me­dia you met me tonight. I plead with the rulers, let the truth be taught,” he said.

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