In a speech livestreamed on The Collective 9 YouTube channel on November 10, 2022, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan spoke about recent accusations of antisemitism against NBA star Kyrie Irving and rapper Kanye West. Farrakhan said that the Anti-Defamation League should look into the "horror" that their parents have committed against to blacks in America and throughout the world, and claimed that Jews consider 1,000 black lives to be worth less than the fingernail of one Jew. The Jews, he said, have never apologized to African Americans for the transatlantic slave trade or for the killing, raping, castration, and enslavement of blacks.
The Nation of Islam also shared the clip on its website, on its Facebook page, and on its Bitchute and Odysee accounts. It should be noted that Farrakhan was removed from Facebook in 2019, and that Bitchute and Odysee are platforms widely used by neo-Nazis and white supremacists. For more about the Kyrie Irving controversy, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 9921.
The video on the Nation of Islam Facebook page (Sources: Facebook.com/OfficialNationOfIslam/; Fb.watch/gPpVMK-uOz/, November 10, 2022)
To view the clip of Farrakhan on MEMRI TV, click here or below:
The following is the transcript of Farrakhan's statements:
"I Am Saying To The [Anti-Defamation League]: Why Don't You Come And Look At The Horror Of What Your Parents Have Done To Black People In America And Throughout The World?"
Louis Farrakhan: "Kyrie found something. 'I want you to say that you're sorry for saying something that is antisemitic.' And he kept telling you: 'I can't be anti-myself.' You didn't want to hear that.
"I'm saying to the ADL [Anti-Defamation League]: Sir, we know you. And we know that we know you. And you know that we know you. Don't talk to Kyrie by himself: 'he can go and look at the horror of the Holocaust.' Why don't you come and look at the horror of what your parents have done to Black people in America and throughout the world. Why don't you come and study and repent of your evil to us.
"We Don't Need To See The Holocaust [Memorial]; We Feel Your Pain, Because We Are Real Human Beings; You Don't Feel Ours"
"If you want our brothers to come and sit with your rabbis and visit the Holocaust museum, why not let one of our scholars come and sit with them? Because we know the Torah, by God's grace. We know the Talmud. And we know you and your history. Leave our people alone.
"We have never done to you and your people what you and your people have done to us. We don't need to go see the Holocaust. We feel your pain. Because we are really human beings. You don't feel ours, because to you, a thousand Blacks ain't worth the fingernail of a Jewish man. I've read these things.
"You Won't Do Justice By Us; That's Why Judgement Is On You Now; That's Why You Can't Live A Day Without Another Calamity"
"Tell me something. How many of you would sit down and apologize to us for the transatlantic slave trade? You come now. Bring your wife and your children and tell us you're sorry for killing us, raping us, castrating us, enslaving us, and making us chattel. Will you come and apologize?
"Our people can be like you. It ain't enough, see? If we tell you when you apologize: 'it's not enough,' 'oh, you're trying to pimp us and hustle.' No. reparation ain't pimping. Reparation is what we deserve for the pain and anguish that you have caused us to suffer.
"No, no. no... But you won't do that. You won't do justice by us. That's why judgement is on you now. That's why you can't live a day without another calamity. And it's not going to stop. It's going to get harder and harder, because the God of Justice has claimed us, Kyrie, and Ye, and [Kevin] Durant, and [Charles] Barkley, and Shaq[uille O'Neal], we belong to God. Not you."