Facebook banned Rev. Louis Farrakhan for his rampant anti-Semitism. So how come the video of him speaking about “Satanic Jews” is still live on the platform?
The leader of the Nation of Islam spoke in front of an audience at the Catholic Church of St. Sabina in Chicago with far-left Priest Michael Pfleger. The video of the speech was streamed live on Facebook, and received 31,000 views. Farrakhan railed against the Jewish people and Facebook, saying that he only “knows the truth” and is “just here to separate the good Jews from the Satanic Jews.”
Facebook banned Farrakhan as a “dangerous person” on May 2, along with Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Alex Jones/Infowars. However, apparently there are no restrictions for him on Facebook Live, the streaming tool used by Facebook, although Infowars is not allowed to be shared on the platform.
Farrakhan claimed that he used the social media platform with nothing “but respect.” He said that "I never allow those who follow me to become vile as those who speak evil of us.” Of course, in the same speech where he labelled Jewish people as “Satanic,” he excused his behavior. In his own opinion, Farrakhan is not anti-Semitic, as he argued, “I have not said one word of hate. I do not hate Jewish people.”
Some people who did not wish to be censored from Facebook avoided making an appearance, according to Farrakhan himself. “I’m not gonna let them put you in jail, what they call Facebook jail,” he promised.
His Twitter account put out the statement at around the same time, “We are assured that we will be victorious.”
Farrakhan has used social media to help elevate his message, which is decidedly anti-Semitic. In the past, he has tweeted and posted videos referring to the Jewish people as “termites,” and has said “The Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man.” He has also accused the Jewish people of pedophilia.