Why Do Democrats Play Footsie With Islamic Nazis Like Farrakhan and the Muslim Brotherhood?

Originally published by Fran Spielman from City Hall Reporter

Jul 26, 2012

Ignoring Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitic remarks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday welcomed the army of men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan to stop the violence in Chicago neighborhoods.

Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th), an Orthodox Jew, has said it’s good that Farrakhan is “helping” in the fight against crime, “but it doesn’t eradicate the comments that he’s made about the Jewish community.”

Emanuel offered no such caveat. Although Farrakhan has a history of making anti-Semitic statements, Chicago’s first Jewish mayor has no interest in revisiting that controversy.

He’s more concerned about reducing a 40 percent surge in Chicago homicides that’s become a media obsession and threatens to undermine his efforts to market Chicago to international tourists.

“People of faith have a role to play and community leaders have a role to play in helping to protect our neighborhoods and our citizens. You cannot get there on just one piece of an anti-crime strategy,” the mayor said.

“The police have a role to play. Tearing down abandoned buildings has a role to play. Shutting liquor stores that are a cancer in the community have a role to play. Community leaders have a role to play. Pastors have a role to play. Principals have a role to play. And most importantly, parents have roles to play. They have decided, the Nation of Islam, to help protect the community. And that’s an important ingredient, like all the other aspects of protecting a neighborhood.”

For the last two Mondays, black men in dress suits and bow ties fanned out across violence-plagued Chicago neighborhoods — first Auburn-Gresham, then South Shore — to form a human wall of protection against any sudden outbreak of gunfire.

The army of men, know as the Fruit of Islam, were led by Farrakhan, who ordered the show of force in response to last month’s brutal murder of seven-year-old Heaven Sutton.

Emanuel’s decision to steer clear of Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitic remarks is a far cry from the 1994 controversy that followed former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s private meeting withFarrkakhan.

During the meeting, Daley prodded Farrakhan to work out his differences with Jewish leaders in talks arranged by the Commission on Human Relations. Daley even hinted that if those conversations did not take place, the Nation of Islam would have trouble winning the city approval needed for its planned development along the 79th Street commercial strip.

Jewish leaders refused to engage in the dialogue. They were so concerned about the mayor’s private meeting with Farrakhan they demanded an audience of their own to clear the air. Daley used that meeting to deny ever suggesting the give-and-take.

“There’s been a rather longstanding pattern where Minister Farrakhan has talked about wanting dialogue. There have even been a couple of instances where members of the Jewish community have met with him,” Michael Kotzin, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, said at the time.

“Invariably, he’s been unchanged after that. They have felt betrayed by things he said to them. Been there. Don’t want to be there again and be put in that kind of box. All that happens is that he gains from those kinds of meetings a kind of credibility, legitimacy and stature. That’s all that would come of it.”


  • Ghostwriter

    Mayor Emanuel is making a big mistake. Louis Farrakhan is a rabid anti-semite. He's made some pretty horrendous comments in the past. I wouldn't trust the KKK patrolling ANY neighborhood. The same goes for the Nation of Islam. They're both bigots and deserve condemnation.

    • Looking4Sanity

      It's CHICAGO! They live for that kind of garbage. They always have.

    • SKIP

      The NOI is not only being trusted to do this but our muslim gubmint is paying them a LOT of taxpayer money to do it.

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  • Melvin B

    The Far Left (Emanuel, Obama, the girls at the NYT like Krugman and Friedman, etc. etc.) could not care less about Farrakhan's anti-white and anti-Semitic rants. He serves the Left's purpose very well. Go back to the Million Man March of several decades ago, where Farrakhan with the principal speaker. One of his major talking points in addressing the many thousands of black men who took off from work that day to attend (that's a joke, son) was his vivid description of the trip he had recently taken aboard a flying saucer, where he met the long-departed Elijah Muhammed. The national news media did not report that piece of insanity in Farrakhan's rambling, at times incoherent speech. He was and is very useful to The Cause.
    The Administration and its accompanying dung beetles like Emanuel and the New York Times need to get the black vote out; working people, middle class people, and whites in general are hurting and embarrassed by what passes for government in Washington these days. Most of the African American community is receiving some kind of free government goodies, be it welfare, food stamps, WIC, rental subsidies, free daycare for the kiddies, etc. The black community is actually less affected by the decline in the economy than the white community, since the black population has seen a substantial increase in their free government goodies since Obama took office.
    Hence Farrakhan, Sharpton and the rest of those low-lifes. They have their role to play.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    It would seem to me…
    and I know everyone is entitled to their opinions. But it would seem to me that the liberal/communist left will do anything to keep the united african-American voter as a group from unraveling. If they start to lose little bits and pieces of them as a block then the individual black will think for himself. It's better to tolerate islam and keep them asleep, it's just a shame they think that this group will embrace islam as a group.

    • Looking4Sanity

      Unfortunately, I can see it happening. The black community is apparently willing to swallow the vilest of bilge water in order to be able to continue to cling to their now ancient hatreds.

      The only thing worse than a liar is the person who willingly and knowingly accepts the lie as truth because it happens to fit their agenda.

  • Kevin Stowell

    It's not like, philosophically, the Left and the IslamoNAZIs are significantly different. I suspect the Left hope to use Islamocretins for the tools they have been for what totalitarian machination finally fleshes out of all this B.S. It will be interesting to see how they rid themselves of the Islamocretins when they have outlived their usefulness.

  • stevefraser

    Chicago values.

  • Antifascist18

    Hitler (Farrakhan) meets Stalin (Emanuel). No difference between Fascists.

  • Stan Lee

    I don't think Mayor Emanuel feels the sting of anti-semitism. He is no more than a secular Jew favored by leftist forces, so he's OK with them. He owes his current job to the corruption of the Chicago left.
    Obviously, he accepts the display of strength by Farrakhan's Nation of Islam, because most of the crime in Chicago is black on black. Farrakhan's troops would have no reservations about using force and Chicago blacks know that. They will behave while they know Farrakhan's men are at large.

    Minister Farrakhan's diatribes against Jews won't stop, just as Islam's actions against Jews are integral in Islam's policies. For the time being, Emanuel has managed to put a lid on most of Chicago's violence. As bad a man as he is, no one has taken such a step to contain what Chicago has become known except Emanuel.
    Sometimes it takes a devil to deal with devils. It isn't an ideal solution, I doubt any permancy to it, but it may be a time-out to allow the Chicago police and morgue a rest. It will also cultivate recruits to the Nation of Islam.

  • marios

    Obama's community organizer, Emmanuels and Democraps created by their politic the outrages criminality rate in Chicago. As far as I know that blue states have higher criminal rate overall than red states. Leftists/neo-communists needs marginals dependent on government. They bribe black communities by welfare program and give them privileges (not equality) before white blaming anyway whites for all what's happened with black.
    They play racists carts as if black is immune to be racists. Reality is that country became more racist but it is black racism. Democraps let gin out of the bottle. Black racism, Islamization are on their consciousness but they don't care. What they want is Power forever (as all communists regimes).

  • Martin Horan

    We have a similar thing here in Britain with our liberals. They are such confused people. They advocate "Gay" (homosexual) rights–which aren't actually demanding equality but openly claim the superiority of the homosexual life styles–and, at the same time, they support Islamic groups which are totally opposed to any kind of homosexual rights.
    They also turn a blind eye to black racism and look upon any criticism of it as racism! They are a bit like ecumenists in religion: They believe everything and nothing and even hold views which contradict each other. This would show that these people suffer from cognitive dissonance.
    They call the only democracy in the whole of the Middle East (Israel) fascist yet never condemn Arab terrorism or their abuse of their own children when they train them to be suicide bombers.
    So our liberals are as confused and as ridiculous as America's. It beats me how anyone would vote for people who are not only blatantly illogical but who actually flout their opposition to logic!
    The really worrying thing about both our nations' liberals is that the other parties all want to accomodate them. Here in Britain the Tories, Labour and even the Welsh and Scottish Nationalists take on liberal "policies." This is in the face of that fact that the overwhelming British public do not agree with liberalism. It's as if the main parties are afraid of having the liberal cliches such as "fascist" thrown at them and so want to appear as caring.
    When I look at the American news, I get the same impression that your Republicans are just the same. Let's face it can Americans spot the difference between Bush and Obama?
    The left would say that they are both fascists. The BBC and the rest of the British media implies as much. Strange, when the truth is that both US main parties are now liberal, as are all of our own in the British Isles.


    Rahm Emanuel is incompetent and not qualified to be mayor.

    If he as mayor can not control crime in the city, and turns to criminals like louie farraklan and his gangsters for help, what more proof do the people of Chicago need?

    Emanuel should step down and let someone else be mayor.

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