During a recent speech, controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan claimed he was not an anti-Semite despite things he has said in the past.
However, during his speech, the minister thanked those who disliked him:
“White folk don’t like Farrakhan. Some of them respect me. But those who have been our deceivers, they can’t stand me. I’m not mad with you. In fact, to the members of the Jewish community that don’t like me, thank you very much for putting my name all over the planet. Because of your fear of what we represent, I can go anywhere in the world, and they’ve heard of Farrakhan.”
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I'm not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite. pic.twitter.com/L5dPQcnVg4
— MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) October 16, 2018
Although he claimed he was not an anti-Semite, he then insulted the Jewish community by comparing it to bugs.
“I’m not mad at you ’cause you’re so stupid,” Farrakhan said. “[…] My teacher said, ‘Brother, remember, every knock is a boost.’ So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater — you know what they do — call me an anti-Semite. Stop it. I’m anti-termite.”