Twitter Suspends, Reinstates Louis Farrakhan All In One Day
Twitter suspended the official account of Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan, on Saturday before reinstating it later in the day. Around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, his account was no longer suspended. Farrakhan is known for his anti-Semitic rhetoric and frequently rallies against the state of Israel.
Woke up today to the Twitter Gods doing the right thing for a change … Farrakhan’s account suspended. pic.twitter.com/f6essrRjiV
— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) January 18, 2020
Aside from his anti-Semitism, Farrakhan has a history of making controversial statements that have been deemed anti-White and homophobic.
This reporter reached out to Twitter and the Nation of Islam for a response to the discrepancies on the official Louis Farrakhan Twitter account. This story will be updated if or when they respond.
Since as far back as 1990, he has made hate speeches against the Jewish people.
“The Jews, a small handful, control the movement of this great nation, like a radar controls the movement of a great ship in the waters…The Jews got a stranglehold on the Congress,” Farrakhan said at his Saviours’ Day speech, in Chicago, on Feb. 25, 1990.
The Southern Poverty Law Center labels Farrakhan as “an antisemite who routinely accuses Jews of manipulating the U.S. government and controlling the levers of world power.”
In 2018, he tweeted, “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite.”
Farrakhan has also been tied to leaders of The Women’s March. The march’s co-chair, Tamika, Mallory once shared a picture on Instagram calling him the “GOAT” which stands for “Greatest Of All Time.”
In fact, the fourth annual Women’s March Saturday will not feature any speakers. The group’s organizers wouldn’t say to SaraACarter.com if the decision was made to avoid last year’s controversy that tied several of the group’s leaders to antisemitic hate groups and the organization’s failure to condemn those ties.
“We are not having speakers this year and we are marching with the marchers because we feel like that’s where the energy is with the movement,” Women’s March Chief Operating Officer Rachel O’Leary Carmona told Jennie Taer at a press conference Friday.
Moreover, Al Sharpton still has platforms on Twitter and MSNBC despite his long history of making anti-Semitic remarks. Meanwhile, conservative voices like Pete Hegseth have been silenced on Twitter for far less.