ADL condemns Farrakhan for touting 'notoriously anti-Semitic'
By Haaretz Service
The Anti-Defamation League
Tuesday condemned Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for a speech in
which the ADL said Farrakhan recommended "several notoriously anti-Semitic
books."The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews.
"Farrakhan may have held his anti-Semitic views in check
while on the dais, but if this is what he wants people to read, then the
leopard hasn't changed his spots," said ADL National Director Abraham H.
Foxman in a statement released by the organization.
Farrakhan's reading list includes books that purport to expose 'the truth'
about Jews and their control of the federal banking system or their role
in the African slave trade.
According to the group, during an
address at Ford Field in Detroit, Farrakhan recommended the following
The ADL said
the book "argues that the history of slavery in the New World was
dominated by Jewish ship owners and merchants. The book presents a
multi-layered attack against the Jewish people, assaulting the integrity
of the Jewish religion, the meaning of Jewish history, and the foundations
of Jewish scholarship upon which the book?s own fraudulent charges are
The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, by Eustace Mullins
According to the ADL, Mullins is an "anti-Jewish conspiracy theory
propagandist," and the book "one of the key conspiracy books claiming that
the banking system in the U.S. is controlled by a few elite families (most
of them Jewish). It is a key text used by anti-Semites on the far
The Synagogue of Satan, by Nation of Islam member Ashahed
The ADL said the book "claims that the world is being
manipulated and corrupted by Satanic powers led by Jewish