According to The Hill, Nation of Islam pastor Louis Farrakhan said Thursday at a Chicago church he would separate “good Jews” from “satanic Jews,” in a speech meant as a response to Facebook’s decision to ban him for life due to his anti-Semitic views.
"I don't have no army. I just know the truth. And I'm here to separate the good Jews from the satanic Jews," said Farrakhan, who pointed to his mouth as he repeated, “it's this that they fear."
The pastor’s ban was part of a broad-based move by Facebook to keep figures that promote hateful and violent messages out of its platform. The social media company also vetoed Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
The St. Sabina church livestreamed the speech, in which Farrakhan denied being anti-Semitic, on Facebook and on its website.
This is not the first time the Nation of Islam leader attacks Jews while denying his anti-Semitism. “His remarks last night were vintage Farrakhan: A litany of tropes about how 'Satanic Jews' are corrupting society with immoral acts and that Jewish writings promote pedophilia," said Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish NGO.