Good Move, Netflix

Hate preacher Louis Farakhan (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Hate preacher Louis Farakhan (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Media giant Netflix backed down on an alleged plan to air a fawning documentary on Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Numerous groups protested the airing of the program.

Farrakhan is a raging anti-Semite, known for his numerous and vocal displays of bigotry. On his Twitter feed from July 31 (which has since been deleted), he announced the premiere of the film, which was to air August 1.

“On August 1st, watch the premiere of my music documentary “My Life’s Journey Through Music” on @netflix.https://t.co/gxZwHNPhkI#LetsChangeTheWorldpic.twitter.com/t7UHZvDsQE” he tweeted.

After receiving multiple protests about the show that would laud Farrakhan, a spokesman for Netflix said to Fox News, “This film will not be released on Netflix. Due to an internal miscommunication, it appeared to be scheduled for release on Netflix, but it is not. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.”

On May 27, in one of his latest rants, Farrakhan referred to the “Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan.” He also said,

“Whenever you read that God has told the Jews to hear and obey, and they say, ‘I hear and I disobey,’ that’s Satan…[The Jews] are openly disobeying God. He [a Jew] will take down the whole world with him.

“Do you know that many of us who go to Hollywood seeking a chance have to submit to anal sex and all kinds of debauchery, and they give you a little part? It’s called the casting couch. See, that’s Jewish power.”

Farrakhan’s fans include Women’s March organizer and Islamist Linda Sarsour and her co-chair Tamika Mallory.

A number of House Democrats have also been linked to Farrakhan, including Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who attended a dinner with him in 2013 which was hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Reps. Andre Carson, D-Ind. and Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y. also attended the dinner, lending legitimacy to the racist ideologue.

Even former president Barack Obama was photographed with Farrakhan.

Two protesters against the airing of the documentary, B’nai Brith International President Gary P. Saltzman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin, wrote,

“We condemn Netflix’s decision to stream ‘The Honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan: My Life’s Journey Through Music.’

“Though Netflix is calling this a documentary, it’s nothing more than a promotional video. How can Netflix, knowing about Farrakhan’s long history of anti-Semitism, misogyny and racism, his long and unbroken record of bigotry and intolerance, run this? With so many important stories to tell, to choose this raises serious questions about Netflix’s due diligence and judgment.”

 

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