“Facebook is banning several far-right extremists from its services because it considers them dangerous,” host Alisyn Camerota, whose bias is so severe that it could potentially be worthy of a Guinness World Record, said Friday. “This includes the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan …”
On Thursday the social media giant Facebook banned several conservative commentators and one actual extremist — Farrakhan — from its network over their allegedly “dangerous” rhetoric. The decision has been panned by a number of conservatives, including even President Donald Trump.
Snoop Dogg, a virulently anti-Trump rapper, also spoke out against the ban, but only because he happens to a fervent acolyte of Farrakhan and his inordinately hateful teachings.
“If you’re down with it like I’m down with it, post your favorite Mr. Farrakhan videos on your Instagram and Facebook page,” Snoop said in a video. “Show some love to a real brother.”
Following the ban Thursday, The Washington Post falsely labeled Farrakhan a “far-right leader.” Within an hour of that mistake, however, the outlet at least had the decency to issue a correction.
What in the actual hell? Louis Farrakhan has never once been considered on “the right” – far or otherwise. @washingtonpost what are you doing?? You don’t even have to dig much to get a list of all the appearances he’s made w/lefties over the years. pic.twitter.com/mIPHHAewMp
— Kira (@RealKiraDavis) May 2, 2019
WaPo issues correction: pic.twitter.com/5QILfE1nWc
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) May 2, 2019
Camerota has issued no such correction. Note also that she made her factually inaccurate assertion on Friday, a day after the Post had already apologized for mislabeling Farrakhan.
As of Saturday, it still remains unclear why she thinks the Nation of Islam leader is a member of the right given his connections to multiple Democrats, including former President Barack Obama.
Fourteen years ago then-Sen. Obama posed with Farrakhan for a picture. That photo remained hidden til last year, when the photographer admitted that he’d been asked by the Congressional Black Caucus to never share the photo because it would have “made a difference” to Obama’s political future.
Speaking with the Trice Edney News Wire, the outlet that helped out him out the photo to the public, photographer Askia Muhammad also admitted last year that Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic minions, for a lack of a better word, had worked for Obama in his state Senate office.
“[H]e had people from the Nation of Islam working on his staff and in his office in the Chicago, his Senate staff,” Muhammad said. “The members of the Nation of Islam helped him in his Senate campaign and on the South Side of Chicago.”
News photographer kept this 2005 photo of Obama & Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan secret for Obama’s entire political career because it would have “made a difference” to Obama’s political future. pic.twitter.com/zLIgp9WZrR
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 25, 2018
Farrakhan also boasts links to former Democrat National Committee chair Keith Ellison, House Financial Services Committee chair Maxine Waters and former President Bill Clinton, who was seen last year at singer Aretha Franklin’s funeral sitting alongside him.
After the funeral, the Nation of Islam posted photos from the event to Twitter. One of the photos featured Farrakhan posing with former Attorney General Eric Holder.
Is there a place for Anti-Semitism in America? Apparently, it’s on the stage at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next to Bill Clinton: pic.twitter.com/dpjD6jO5jS
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) October 28, 2018
— The Nation of Islam (@OfficialNOI) September 1, 2018
Farrakhan’s defining trait is and has always been his glaring anti-Semitism. The man literally hates the Jewish people. This is a hatred shared by a disturbing number of Democrats, including current congresswoman Ilhan Omar, whose anti-Semitism has been a reoccurring theme since her election.
Since entering office in January, the Minnesota congresswoman has questioned the loyalty of those Americans who support Israel, accused U.S. politicians of being beholden to Israeli money, berated a Jewish American diplomat and continually derided Israel.
Yet when pushed by congressional Republicans to condemn Omar’s clear-cut anti-Semitism two months ago, Democrats refused. Instead they passed a water-down resolution that condemned everything and everybody but the Muslim congresswoman.
Afterward, one of the of the most notorious anti-Semites in America, Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, posted a video to social media bragging about how she’d convinced congressional Democrats to water down the resolution and direct the focus away from Omar.
“So, many of you know our sister, congresswoman Ilhan Omar, was under attack,” she said, citing the justified backlash the Muslim congresswoman faced after she again spouted blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric during an event Washington, D.C., around early March.
Sarsour continued by asking her followers to donate money to the Women’s March to help it continue its mission. What mission exactly? To protect anti-Semites, it would appear:
“Being able to mobilize progressive leaders across the country to sign on to a letter to organize a press conference in support of Ilhan Omar, to call on the Democrat leadership to actually expand the language of the resolution to include condemning all forms of bigotry, because that’s the type of movement we’re a part of. The Women’s March is a movement that unequivocally rejects all forms of racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and that’s what we called the Democratic leadership to do.”
By the way, Sarsour is a big fan of Farrakhan …
Given all this information, the fact that Camerota would call Farrakhan — a man whose ties to the Democrat Party and its own glaring anti-Semitism are clear-cut — a “far-right extremist” is, at the very least, an indictment of just how far CNN has fallen down the rabbit hole of fake news.
Factually speaking, there is nothing conservative or “right-wing” about the Nation of Islam leader.
Or his fans, including Snoop Dogg.
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