The Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights group, has repeatedly labeled the Nation of Islam leader as an antisemite
By Black Headline News
Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, 90, is suing Jewish civil rights group, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for $4.8 billion, accusing the organization of interfering with his First Amendment rights by wrongly labeling him an antisemite, according to the New York Post news article. The papers were filed in Manhattan Federal Court on October 16.
The court documents read “This lawsuit is to ensure that the abuse, misuse, and false use of the terms ‘anti-Semite,’ ‘anti-Semitic,’ and ‘antisemitism,’ as falsely charged by the [ADL] is permanently barred from being a tool to defame [Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam] and stifle the exercise of constitutional rights," according to the News York Post. The counsel on behalf of Minister Farrakhan also stated that Minister Farrakhan “has never harmed a hair on the head of any Jewish person or even advocated for such” and shared that he “honors, respects, and even admires many members of the Jewish community, including his boyhood idol and one of the greatest violinists, Jascha Heifetz, who was a Russian Jew, and his own Jewish violin teachers.” The filing includes 787-page collection of supporting documents.
The ADL has reportedly said that the lawsuit has no merit, nor are they concerned because they said historically his own words and statements will be proof of this hate against Jewish people. his own words and statements According to news outlet, The Root, Minister Farrakhan has referred to Jewish people as “satanic.” Most notably, during the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, Farrakhan said, “The satanic jews control everything and mostly everybody.” He’s also referred to them as “termites,” saying during a 2018 speech, “When they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, you know how they do – call me an anti-Semite. Stop it, I’m anti-termite!”