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Jewish leaders demand Farrakhan denounce "Secret Relationship" book

By News | Last updated: Jul 16, 2010 - 9:07:08 AM

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Details emerge of meeting with Jewish leaders and Minister Farrakhan

CHICAGO ( - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan continued his message “Who Are The Real Children of Israel?” with part two subtitled, “The Proof” at the Nation of Islam's international headquarters, Mosque Maryam on July 11, 2010. The message was also broadcast live via webcast to a national and international audience.

For some in the audience, it was the first time hearing detailed aspects of Minister Farrakhan's simmering and at times white-hot controversy with powerful Jewish leaders and organizations.

He went into details of a meeting over a decade ago with several prominent Jewish rabbis and leaders in which they laid down ground rules for him to gain friendship with the Jewish community. Their terms included a probation period of monitoring Minister Farrakhan's actions and words over a “protracted period of time.” Another term was that he denounce “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews,” Volume One, which they called a “calumny” against the Jewish people. No one has been written of well in history who has not been a friend of the Jewish people, Minister Farrakhan said the influential Jews told him.

Minister Farrakhan responded that since they had done more harm to Black people maybe it was us—as members of a vigilant Black community—that needed to watch the Jewish people over a “protracted period of time.” He then advised them that he would not denounce the book unless they were prepared to denounce the research and writings of the Jewish historians and scholars who were quoted in Volume One.

Published in 1991, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews,” Volume One set off ideological tremors resulting in denunciations, and chaotic scrambles into the archives of Jewish historical literature by those hoping to debunk its claims. They were unsuccessful, and quietly, the assertions that Jews were merely “co-sufferers or innocent by-standers” in the trans-Atlantic slave trade have been silenced.

The Nation of Islam's Historical Research Department has followed up with the highly anticipated Volume 2 in a series of scholarly volumes, this one under the subtitle “How Jews Gained Control of the Black American Economy.”

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