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article imageLouis Farrakhan to Kanye West: 'Don't bow to Jewish pressure!'

By Layne Weiss     Dec 16, 2013 in Entertainment
Earlier this month, the Anti-Defamation League denounced remarks made by Kanye West during a radio interview and asked him to apologize for what they called "classic antisemitism."
While discussing the obstacles President Obama has faced in office, Kanye told The Breakfast Club "Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people," he said.
More specifically: "Man, let me tell you about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money,” West said. “People want to say Obama can't make these moves or he's not executing. That's because he ain't got those connections. Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don't have the same connection as oil people."
The ADL said Kanye's statements were antisemitic.
“If the comments are true as reported, this is classic anti-Semitism,” Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said in a press release published on the organization's website. “There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government. As a celebrity with a wide following, Kanye West should know better. We hope that he will take responsibility for his words, understand why they are so offensive, and apologize to those he has offended.”
Minister Louis Farrakhan has issued a statement telling Kanye he doesn't owe the Jews an apology and that he shouldn't "bow to Jewish pressure," AllHipHop reports.
In his weekly address Saturday, Farrakhan asked, "Did he lie?" And answered, "No. He told the truth."
He goes on: You are telling Kanye West he should know better. He does know better, and that’s why he said what he said.” The "you" Mr. Farrakhan was referring to was ADL National Director Abraham Foxman.
You know what Mr. Foxman?" Mr. Farrakhan continued. "I wish you and I could have a dialogue. You wouldn’t put that small time stuff over on me that you put on scared to death negroes, that if they mention Jew and you call them anti-semitic they start bowing to you and your pressure. Kanye West don’t bow to the pressure to apologize to anybody. You said nothing wrong."
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