Chicago, IL – Antisemitic vitriol and anti-LGBTQ+ bigotry were once again at the forefront of the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day conference over the weekend.
Longtime NOI leader Louis Farrakhan spread dangerous and violent rhetoric about Jews during his keynote address, alluding to the Holocaust and saying that Jews would burn in ovens again. He also made bigoted statements about LGBTQ+ people, claiming they were “deceived by Satan” and turned the U.S. into a “cesspool.”
Farrakhan’s rhetoric creates division within our communities at a time when we should unite against hate. Our Center on Extremism has a video and breakdown of the hateful speech: