Simon Wiesenthal Center Calls On Archdiocese Of Chicago To Remove Priest Who Hosted Louis Farrakhan Speech

May 10, 2019

Rabbi Marvin Hier: “Louis Farrakhan is the Josef Goebbels of our Time”

LOS ANGELES -- International human-rights NGO, the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) has called on the Archdiocese of Chicago to remove Reverend Michael Pfleger, the priest who extended an invitation for notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan to speak at Chicago’s St. Sabina Catholic Church.

“Louis Farrakhan is the Josef Goebbels of our time, one of the biggest purveyors of anti-Semitism in our country,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Center’s founder and dean.

Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Rabbi Abraham Cooper added: “No leader in the Catholic church, not in Chicago, not in the Vatican can be surprised that Louis Farrakhan has been a leading purveyor of Jew hatred. How is it that he was invited to use a prominent Catholic church to denounce ‘satanic Jews’ from the pulpit.

“It is now up to the leaders of the Catholic church to remove their prominent priest from his hallowed post. He has chosen to channel Jew hatred which every Pope from Pope John John XXll to Pope Francis have condemned as being antithetical to Christianity.”

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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).



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