SWC Outraged by White House Staffer Seeking Meeting With Leading Anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan

May 8, 2017

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish Human Rights NGO, is outraged to hear that White House staffer, Omarosa Manigault, expressed interest in working and meeting with known anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam. In an interview with Chicago radio station WVON, Manigault said, “I’ve never shied away from having an open, and I believe a good, relationship with Louis Farrakhan, and so I would look forward to receiving that invitation and sitting down with him.”

“Louis Farrakhan, for the last four decades, is one of the leading voices of anti-Semitism in the world, and is fixated on blaming Jews for the world’s problems,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Wiesenthal Center, who last Thursday participated in the National Day of Prayer at the White House. “Having a representative of the Administration speak to him, gives this divisive figure a legitimacy he does not deserve.”

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).