John Conyers apologized for Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic comments during an event on May 17 at a Detroit church.
Conyers was in attendance at the event and issued the following statement:
“Farrakhan made unacceptable racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic statements, which I condemn in the strongest possible terms. It was my expectation that Minister Farrakhan’s speech would focus on the many challenges facing the city of Detroit. In previous days, he had discussed efforts to revitalize our city by purchasing property and investing in blighted neighborhoods. Regrettably, he used this opportunity to promote views that have no place in civilized discourse.”
From the JewishPress.com: “During his speech to the congregation at The Fellowship Chapel in Detroit, Minister Farrakhan spewed hateful antisemitic invective, referring to “Satanic Jews” and the “Synagogue of Satan” controlling major institutions. He expressed his love for President Barack Obama, but added that the president “surrounded himself with Satan…members of the Jewish community.”
From the FinalCall: “Over 3,000 heard the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan live May 17 at Fellowship Chapel in Detroit, Michigan. Among those in attendance was long-time Congressman John Conyers who said he enjoyed the Minister’s vision and motivational message to the community.”