Simon Wiesenthal Center: Fox Television Network Must Cancel America’s Godfather Of Hate – Louis Farrakhan’s July 4th Platform
June 29, 2020
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"Anti-Semite. Anti-Gay, anti-America #LouisFarrakhan broadcast by @foxsoultv on July 4th no less?" / Twitter
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) is calling on Fox Soul TV to cancel its announced July 4th speech by Louis Farrakhan. “Since the 1980s, Louis Farrakhan has denigrated the Jewish people, Judaism, and the Jewish State, members of the LGBTQ community, the United States of America, and entertainment leaders from Hollywood. Throughout those decade, he has embraced America’s enemies from Libya’s Ghaddafi to Iran’s Ayatollahs,” charged Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, Founder, Dean and CEO and Associate Dean and Global Director of Social Action for the leading Jewish human rights NGO.
“The African American community is blessed with leaders in every field of endeavor from the arts, to business, to politics, to faith to media – anyone of whom can deliver an empowering and inclusive message of hope on July 4th. Farrakhan is a racist, anti-Semite — a demagogue and divider — at a time when all Americans need to hear messages of unity and hope, the values for which Martin Luther King Jr. lived and died for,” Rabbis Hier and Cooper added.
“On behalf of our 400,000 constituent families, we urge Fox Television Network to cancel the speech by a person who has spent his adult life spitting on everything July 4th stands for,” SWC officials concluded.
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