Farrakhan accuses Jews of anti-black behavior


Chicago - Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan has written Jewish organizations nationwide accusing Jews of hurting blacks and asking for what he calls "repair of my people from the damage."

That's according to a rare and strongly worded letter from the leader of the Chicago-based movement.

Farrakhan has long had a tense relationship with Jews, coming under fire for past comments. But the June 24 letter asserts what he calls "an undeniable record of Jewish anti-black behavior."

Farrakhan says a research team studied works of Jewish scholars to support those claims.

In the letter, he asks Jewish groups to open a dialogue and help repair the alleged damage.

The Anti-Defamation League blasted the letter Tuesday, calling Farrakhan anti-Semitic.

Farrakhan has long denied claims of anti-Semitism. 

Chicago Tribune

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