SWC: Farrakhan’s Annual Savior’s Day Anti-Jewish Tirades Continue As Does Silence of Political and Faith Leaders

March 1, 2023

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is condemning Louis Farrakhan’s latest Savior’s Day anti-Semitic and anti-Judaic diatribes during the Nation of Islam’s annual conference in Chicago.


In Farrakhan’s latest address ­– “The War of Armageddon Has Begun”— he unleashes a tsunami of Jew hatred accusing Jews of controlling world governments, the media, and financial institutions. Throughout, Farrakhan invoked the New Testament’s “Synagogue of Satan,” to demonize Judaism and those who revere the Torah. 


Farrakhan repeated his mantra that Jews allegedly exert power over Black celebrities. He defended both Ye (Kanye West) and Kyrie Irving, praising Ye as “a very great brother, a genius,” and “a young god.” 


“Four decades of non-stop vicious Jew-hatred from Louis Farrakhan has borne poison fruit in the mainstream of our society. Words lead to action and his toxic hatred has been absorbed by many including Kanye West. We urge all our neighbors to reject his hate and we must commit to strengthen our relationships for the betterment of all Americans whatever their color creed or orientation,” stated SWC Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Agenda, Rabbi Abraham Cooper.


“We have tracked and denounced Farrakhan and his trail of Jew-hatred and anti-Semitic incitement for four decades. Yet, the godfather of hate has rarely been publicly criticized. Indeed, access to this year’s speech was handled by Ticketmaster, at a time when American Jewry is reeling from violent anti-Semitic hate crimes. Farrakhan has rarely been held accountable for his serial Jew-hatred and in 2023, Ticketmaster and others have monetized his hate and expanded the reach of his hatred,” Cooper concluded.


See below SWC's previous reports exposing four decades of Louis Farrakhan’s hate and anti-Semitism: 


Farrakhan Four Decades of Bigotry


This report was prepared amidst an unprecedented national reckoning about past and present racism. Many prominent Americans, including politicians, social activists, NGO leaders, and cultural figures, continue to praise and endorse Minister Louis Farrakhan, who, for forty years, has exploited every opportunity to inject anti-Semitism, homophobia and hate into our society’s mainstream.


Read full report here


Farrakhan's "Reign of Historical Error": The Truth Behind The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews.

This 96-page study specifically refutes the hateful canard that Jews dominated African slave trade for hundreds of years. 

For further information, please email Michele Alkin, Director of Global Communications at malkin@wiesenthal.com or Shawn Rodgers at srodgers@wiesenthal.com, join the Center on Facebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed.


The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization numbering over 400.000 members. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the Latin American Parliament. 






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