Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. (AP/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
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“Would Fox broadcast an hour of the white supremacist neo-Nazis David Duke or Richard Spencer?” Dov Hikind asked in response to news that “Fox Soul TV” will feature Jew-hater Louis Farrakhan.

By Ezra Stone, United with Israel

The Fox Corporation  recently launched a new streaming channel called “Fox Soul TV,” which announced it will feature notorious hate-preacher Louis Farrakhan in a July 4 address entitled “Message to America.”

Farrakhan is a well-known anti-Semite who leads a group called the National of Islam, which has “maintained a consistent record of anti-Semitism and racism since its founding in the 1930s,” according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

In one of Farrakhan’s most recent anti-Semitic controversies, he referred to Jews as “termites.” His comments earned him a ban from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

In response to the news that Fox will feature Farrakhan, Dov Hikind, founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism, commented, “I can’t imagine this isn’t a terrible mistake by someone at Fox, because the mainstreaming of an unabashed racist and anti-Semite, the hate-filled Hitler of our time, does not ordinarily meet their standard of integrity.”

“They’re even directing people to the Nation of Islam website,” Hikind added.

The former New York State assemblyman from Brooklyn noted that the Nation of Islam has been labeled an “extremist hate group” by a leading watchdog, adding that “Farrakhan does nothing to hide his disdain for white or Jewish people as he employs the language of Hitler and Goebbels, referring to Jews as ‘termites.'”

“Would Fox or any other mainstream news organization broadcast an hour of the white supremacist neo-Nazis David Duke or Richard Spencer?” Hikind asked, “So why is a notorious age-old anti-Semite being mainstreamed and provided with a megaphone to amplify his warped, sick, and twisted ideology of hate?

Americans Against Anti-Semitism is calling upon Fox to immediately “pull this planned program from the Fox Soul TV channel” and “recognize the terrible errors in judgement that allowed this program to come this far.”

Hikind concluded, “At a time like this, we need to be amplifying voices that preach harmony not hate, tolerance and acceptance not racism and anti-Semitism.”

“Fox Soul” describes itself as as “a new live and interactive streaming channel dedicated to the African American viewer,” with “programs [that] aim to celebrate black culture and deal with real topics that impact the everyday lives of the black community through frank and insightful dialogue with local and national influencers.”

CORRECTION: The original version of this post incorrectly identified the parent company of Fox Soul as the Walt Disney Company, which did not acquire the Fox Corporation’s assets in its 2019 acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

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