ADL: Farrakhan praises Trump for refusing Jewish campaign donors
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addresses the audience at the metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in in Washington June 24, 2015.
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"Trump is the only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community, and said I don’t want your money," said Farrakhan, who also accused Jews of controlling America's politics.
The Anti Defamation League, who chastised Donald Trump for his lack of response after being endorsed by infamous KKK leader David Duke, said on its official website on Tuesday that anti-Semitic Islamic religious leader Louis Farrakhan has thrown his support behind the bombastic presidential hopeful. Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Farrakhan delivered his statements in support of Donald Trump during his 2016 Saviors’ Day sermon on Sunday at the NOI’s Mosque Maryam in Chicago in which he also made anti-Semitic accusations of Jewish governmental control. "[Donald Trump] is the only member who has stood in front of [the] Jewish community, and said I don’t want your money. Any time a man can say to those who control the politics of America, ‘I don’t want your money,’ that means you can’t control me. And they cannot afford to give up control of the presidents of the United States," Farrakhan stated in his sermon. Farrakhan later distanced himself from outright support of Trump, saying: “Not that I’m for Mr. Trump, but I like what I’m looking at.” Also in his sermon, Farrakhan blamed the Jewish people, which he refers to as the “Synagogue of Satan” for provoking 9/11 and the Iraq War. Farrakhan defended his use of the phrase the “Synagogue of Satan” by discussing its origins from the Book of Revelations, and said "Satan is a human being without human characteristics. That’s why the revelator called them beasts in human form. These are people sitting in the Pentagon, planning the destruction of Muslim nations.”Farrakhan also alleged that former president of the World Bank Paul Wolfowitz and other government officials have been planning "how they’re gonna clean out the Middle East and take over those Muslim nations." "Now they [Jews] got into the Bush administration and on 9/11 the Twin Towers went down…George Bush, and those devils, Satans around him. They plotted 9/11. Ain’t no Muslim took control of no plane."Farrakhan, who has served as the minister of major mosques in Boston and Harlem, has been heavily criticized in the past for his anti-Semitic and anti-white rhetoric. The ADL condemned Farrakhan's comments as anti-Semitic, and adds him to the list of extremists who are throwing their support behind Donald Trump.On Wednesday, Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke told his followers that a vote for any candidate other than Trump was “treason to your heritage."Trump did not distance himself from the KKK leader and anti-Semite, and claimed he "didn't know anything" about Duke, however later stated that he didn't know Duke had endorsed him. Trump did not condemn the endorsement by Duke or the statements made by Farrakhan in support of his campaign.