Lessons we can learn from the Jewish People

By Jackie Muhammad -Guest Columnist- | Last updated: Aug 22, 2011 - 10:36:38 AM

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( - Members of the White Jewish elite and their minions have repeatedly referred to The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam as an anti-Semitic organization. That appellation is not true, nor has it ever been true. The reality is that The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the teacher of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, advised his followers to respect the Jewish people. On several occasions the Messenger cited the accomplishments of the Jews that were noteworthy and worthy of our respect; their unity, work ethic and dietary habits to name a few.

Therefore, those who label the Nation of Islam and Minister Farrakhan as anti-Semites are either ignorant of our teachings, or knowingly distort the truth for selfish, economic, social, political, or racial reasons.

There are many reasons why Black people should respect the accomplishments of the Jews. Through hard work, guile, industrial action, and intelligence, they have achieved unprecedented world-wide success and acclaim. Some of those achievements are accomplishments Black people should aspire to. For example, the White Jewish elite have achieved a milestone no other ethnic minority has ever accomplished. They have unprecedented power and influence of the entire entertainment industry. These media mavens have uncontested control of the movie, music, newspaper and radio industries.

Joel Stein, columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and a regular contributor to Time magazine in his December 19, 2008 L.A. Times column said that Americans who think that the Jews do not control Hollywood are just plain “dumb.” He proceeded to list the Jewish heads of the major studios and television stations. He ended his column by stating “As a good Jew, I want America to know of our accomplishments. Yes, we control Hollywood” Mr. Stein proudly stated.

Rob Reiner, the famous actor/director reiterated the same sentiments when he stated that Hollywood is certainly a Jewish industry. Add to the list one of Hollywood's greatest actors, Marlon Brando who famously stated on the “Larry King Show” that the Jews control Hollywood. Larry King, who is also Jewish, did not challenge Mr. Brando. He did, however, seal the interview with a kiss on Mr. Brando's lips.

Further, Neal Gabler chronicled their rise to power and dominance in Hollywood in his 1998 publication, An Empire of Their Own How the Jews Invented Hollywood.

The Jewish domination of the movie and television industry is equal to their domination of the music and newspaper industries. America's entertainment network is comprised, in part, of ABC, NBC, CBS, the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) CNN, MTV, Universal Studios, MCA Records, Geffen Records, DGC Records, GRP Records, Rising Tide Records, Curb/Universal Records, and Interscope Records. The head of each of these entities are Jewish. The heads of the seven major Hollywood powerhouses are known as “The Magnificent Seven.”

We can add in Mr. Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul who owns one of the largest media conglomerates in the world, including the right wing, racist Fox News Network and the New York Post. Controversy rages around Mr. Murdoch's Jewishness, even though his mother was Elizabeth Joy Greene, an Orthodox Jew, and based on the Jewish concept of matrilineal descent, that automatically makes Mr. Murdoch Jewish. No controversy swirls around Peter Chernin, the Jewish President and COO of Murdoch's News Corporation, the entity that runs Fox News.

The same is true of newspaper and radio industries. In New York City alone, the New York Times, the New York Post, and the New York Daily News, are all owned or controlled by Jews. In particular, the New York Times was purchased by a Jewish family with the profits made from slavery.

The most influential publication in the nation's capitol is the Washington Post. The Washington Post, like these other major newspapers, has extended holdings that far exceed the newspapers they own. The Washington Post Company—even though it sold Newsweek magazine in 2010— still owns other newspapers, periodicals, magazines, and television stations. They, and the other majority Jewish owned media outlets, have the power to shape the image that the public has of Black people.

Sometime in the early 80s, Dr. Abdul Alim Muhammad, then head of Muhammad Mosque No. 4 in Washington, D.C. and myself met with the publisher of the Washington Post, Donald Graham, to express our concerns about how the Nation of Islam and Minister Farrakhan were being portrayed in his paper. Mr. Graham's late mother, Katherine Myers Graham, inherited the paper from her husband, Phil Graham, who published the paper after he won control of the paper from his father-in-law, Eugene Meyer, a wealthy financier. The Washington Post is one of the most powerful voices in what is referred to as the fourth estate—the media.

Likewise, papers like the New York Post and the New York Daily News are famous for their negative characterizations of our people and, in particular, our leadership. However, the way they characterized the leadership of Rev. Al Sharpton prostrating himself to inhale the gaseous waste of Yasser Arafat was particularly offensive. Another paper had a cartoon of Minister Farrakhan on an operating table with the doctor standing nearby with a saw in his hand ready to perform an “operation.” And another paper had a picture of two New York City police officers shooting a monkey to death and referring to the chimp as Barack Obama.

Even until this very day, Hollywood—under Jewish leadership—continues to portray Black male characters as buffoons and our women are still being degraded in films and music.

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(Jackie Muhammad is a former presidential appointee, member of the Oxford Round Table, educator, youth-trainer and businessman. He can be reached at [email protected]. For more information on this topic, visit