I’m not usually one to call for action against someone for something they said. Even if I don’t like what they have to say, it’s still their right to say it, as long as it doesn't promote violence or threaten someone's safety. But if Alex Jones “deserved” to get banned from pretty much all social media, then this next bum should be banned as well, if not brought up on treason charges.
Anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan apparently had some not too flowery things to say about the country that facilitated his rise to “power.”
According to the Clarion Project, Farrakhan was in Iran on Sunday to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. His attendance at the event alone should raise questions as to why Farrakhan would celebrate such a thing. But it was what he said that should make every American’s blood boil.
Farrakhan apparently led the Iranian audience in a chant of “Death to America,” while also essentially siding with the Iranians in their sanction battle with the U.S.
“I understand how the enemies have plotted against the Iranian people and I would like to stay alongside you to stop their plots,” Farrakhan said in a subsequent meeting with the Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, according to Iranian news outlet Mehr.
If those verbal actions weren’t enough to prove Farrakhan’s animus towards the U.S., he wasn’t done. The 85-year-old continued by threatening the U.S. because of the sanctions it has placed on Iran.
“Today, I warn the American government that sanctioning Iran is a big mistake,” Farrakhan said.
Farrakhan seems to echo the sentiments of the Iranian government who also have been notorious for their “Death to America” chants, while also burning American flags.
If what Farrakhan said still isn't enough for people to understand why Farrakhan could possibly be an enemy of the state, here's a little clip of Farrakhan speaking at Tehran University on Sunday, referring to the U.S. as "the great Satan":
Along with his hatred of the U.S., Farrakhan is a known anti-Semite. In February 2017, Farrakhan made direct threats towards Jewish people.
“I want to disabuse the Jews today of the false claim that you are the chosen of God — that Israel or Palestine belongs to you,” Farrakhan said, to loud cheers. “I want to disabuse you of that. I want to make it so clear and I’m going to tell you about your future. You that think you have power to frighten and dominate the peoples of the world. I’m here to announce the end of your time.”
It’s unfathomable how Farrakhan has maintained his presence in the public eye through social media. If the social media companies do nothing about Farrakhan, the bias and radical nature of those who make decisions at social media outlets will be absolutely clear.