TWITTER refuses to comment on antiSemitic tweets
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A look at Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and why he's a problem for Democrats
Twitter has refused to comment on anti-Semitic tweets from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, including one where he writes "the Jews have control over those agencies [FBI] of government."
When reached for a response by Fox News, a Twitter spokesman said the company does not comment on individual accounts. The spokesman pointed Fox News to the company's help center, where it details its enforcement options and its approach to enforcement philosophy and policy development.
The 84-year-old Farrakhan posted several bizarre tweets regarding Jews this week, including the aforementioned tweet about government agencies, specifically the FBI.
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"The FBI has been the worst enemy of Black advancement," Farrakhan wrote on Twitter. "The Jews have control over those agencies of government."
The FBI has been the worst enemy of Black advancement. The Jews have control over those agencies of government. #Farrakhan pic.twitter.com/DXKCRr1zpo
Farrakhan, who is verified on Twitter, also wrote another inflamatory tweet referencing the Talmud, a central text in the Jewish religion.
Several social media users took to Twitter to express their displeasure with Farrakhan's tweets.
Farrakhan has been accused of acting in an anti-Semitic manner previously, including by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2014. Last month, Farrakhan gave a near three-hour speech in which he said "powerful Jews" were his enemies, blaming Jews for the "degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men," according to the New York Times.
An unreleased photo from 2005 of then-Senator Barack Obama and Farrakhan has recently emerged, further putting the spotlight on the activist leader.Read More...