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A Muslim Double Standard?

March 25, 2010

From an Associated Press article:

March 24, 2010 (CHICAGO) — Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Wednesday that a hateful climate is being created in the U.S. that may encourage an assassination of President Barack Obama. (I’ll get back to this in a moment.)

Later in the article, it states that Farrakhan had been widely criticized for being an anti-Semite for being critical of the Jewish community. Farrakhan’s response:  “I’ve never hated the Jewish people. We are trying to correct an element within the Jewish community,” he said. “When you offer a word of critique, (you) are called an anti-Semite. I’m not what you’ve painted me to be.”

So, when Farrakhan made a critical statement about the Jewish community and/or religion, he was not being anti-Semitic (or racist) even though he made statements such as: 

divided political parties and sparked discourse that he called “a manifestation of hatred.”  
the “white right” is conspiring to make Obama a one-term president.
added that Obama has not been allowed to fully lead because of special interest groups, specifically naming the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

He’s just offering a critique trying to help people correct the error of their ways.

So, Mr. Farrakhan claims to not hate Jews, but says that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is inhibiting Obama’s ability to fully lead the country. Is it me or does that seem to be contradictory? 

But we all need to remember, when someone makes a critical statement about Obama, they are an assasin.