Antisemitism pp 213-257 | Cite as

Antisemitic Myths Blackwashed

The Nation of Islam Inherits a Devil
  • Marvin Perry
  • Frederick M. Schweitzer


In a speech at Kean College in New Jersey on November 29, 1993, Muhammad Khallid, then a national spokesman for the Nation of Islam, launched a vicious attack against Jews that was reminiscent of Nazi propagandists. Jews, he said, controlled the White House and the Federal Reserve System, Hollywood, and the media. Their behavior in Germany forced Hitler to act the way he did. Jews, he continued, used the civil rights movement to exploit blacks, and they continue to exploit black athletes and entertainers. To the familiar accusations of parasites and exploiters that antisemites have traditionally hurled at Jews, Khallid added a rarely used one—cannibals: “You are a European … people who crawled around on all fours …, eatin’ juniper roots and eatin’ each other.”1


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  • Frederick M. Schweitzer

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