YouTube must remove from its platform a speech in which Farrakhan says, “You are not a Jew … you are Satan and it is my job now to pull the cover off of Satan so that every Muslim when he sees Satan pick[s] up a stone.”
Calls to ban the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan from YouTube are mounting after a three-hour hate-filled tirade was uploaded to the platform.
The anti-Semitic preacher has already been banned from Facebook, and YouTube must follow suit.
During Farrakhan’s July 4, 2020 “Criterion” speech, which racked up 850,000 views and was streamed live on YouTube, Farrakhan declared, “Those of you that say that you’re Jews, I will not even give you the honor of calling you a Jew. You are not a Jew… you are Satan and it is my job now to pull the cover off of Satan so that every Muslim, when he sees Satan, pick up a stone, as we do in Mecca,” The Algemeiner reported.
Farrakhan also pushed the pervasive but completely false blood libel that Israel taught tactics to American law enforcement that have been denounced during recent protests against police brutality in the U.S.
He claimed, American police are “like snakes trying to wrap [themselves] around us so you could give us the treatment that you were taught in Israel.”
He continued, “You gonna stop your police from going to Israel to learn how to kill better.”
Meanwhile, Farrakhan was recently praised by NFL star DeSean Jackson, rapper/actor Ice Cube, and music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, who used their popularity on social media to further propagate the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel lies.
Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitism goes back at least four decades and includes calling Adolf Hitler a “very great man” and lies such as the conspiracy theory that “there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks”
Farrakhan‘s comments in his July 4 speech violate YouTube’s policies against hate speech. He must be removed from the platform, just as Facebook banned him!
1. Report Farrakhan’s video for hate speech by: (a) clicking here to go to the video’s page; (b) clicking the three dots (ellipsis) above the red subscribe button (next to the word “Save”); (c) clicking “Report”; and (d) selecting “hateful or abusive content,” or another option that suits the issue.
2. Write directly to YouTube Vice President Matt Halprin and respectfully voice your concerns (for a template letter composed by the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement click here):
Matt Halprin c/o Google LLC, D/B/A YouTube
901 Cherry Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066 USA