There’s a story that has been running a little under the attention of the mainstream media. And that’s the story of the Democrats who have held meetings with notorious Nation of Islam leader and rabid anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Some of these same Democrats who have attacked President Donald Trump for supposedly not sufficiently condemning white nationalists (he did condemn them, vociferously) are literally hugging Farrakhan and attending truly questionable meetings with him.
One such Democrat is the lady who styles herself the head of the Trump Resistance, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).
From Daily Caller:
Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters attended a Nation of Islam convention where the hate group’s leader, Louis Farrakhan, defended Palestinian suicide bombers.
The convention, which took place in California in 2002, is just the latest tie to emerge between Democrats and the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist group known for being viciously anti-Semitic.
“We have Maxine Waters here,” Farrakhan told the convention audience, gesturing to the seats behind him, “our great congresswoman from this area.” The audience cheered Waters’ name.
Later in his speech, Farrakhan excused Palestinian suicide bombers and defended Iran for arming Palestinian terrorists.
Farrakhan’s past didn’t stop Waters.
Farrakhan is a notorious anti-Semite who has called Jews “Satanic” and said that white people “deserve to die.” The Nation of Islam holds that white people are inherently inferior to black people and its leaders have criticized inter-racial marriage as unholy and wrong.
Waters’ office did not return repeated requests for comment. An interview request submitted to the Nation of Islam was not returned.
Waters isn’t the only member of the Congressional Black Caucus who has had ties with Farrakhan
The CBC in 2005 held a meeting with Farrakhan, where then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama took a smiling photo with the hate group leader.
Both the photo and the meeting remained secret until last month. The man who took the photo, a journalist for a Nation of Islam publication, said CBC members asked him to suppress it in order to protect Obama’s political future.
A year after the Obama-Farrakhan photo op, Waters and several Democratic members of the CBC met Farrakhan and were seen embracing him, recently resurfaced video shows.
Twenty-one current CBC members were part of the caucus at the time of the 2005 Farrakhan meeting. TheDC asked all 21 members if they would condemn Farrakhan. Zero of the 21 condemned Farrakhan.
Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) even called Farrakhan an “outstanding human being.”
Here’s the video of Waters warmly and familiarly hugging Farrakhan at 3:36.
The Democrat who has had the closest ties has been Keith Ellison who used to work for the Nation of Islam. He later denied connection to Farrakhan, saying that he cut ties in 2006. Yet, it was found that he has been at meetings with him at least three times since then, including at a dinner with two other Congressman and Iran’s President Rouhani.
So when are people going to start calling out ‘Auntie Maxine’ and the others?
Why do they get to cast aspersions against others while they are carrying this anchor around their neck who they will not denounce?
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]