Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam, managed to snag a front-row seat at Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday.
A live broadcast of the Queen of Soul’s funeral shows Farrakhan seated in the same row with Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and President Bill Clinton.
On stage in front at Aretha Franklin’s funeral are Min. Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and former president Bill Clinton https://t.co/FOic3yqVw8 #ArethaHomegoing pic.twitter.com/ClQOPuU6Jt
— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) August 31, 2018
Farrakhan is a black nationalist who has called for an end to white men and repeatedly gone on angry rants against Jewish people. (RELATED: Seven Louis Farrakhan Quotes On Jews, Gays, And White People)
“Some of you think that I’m just somebody who’s got something out for the Jewish people. You’re stupid. Do you think I would waste my time if I did not think it was important for you to know Satan? My job is to pull the cover off of Satan so that he will never deceive you and the people of the world again,” Farrakhan said in 2011.
In 2015, he asserted, “White people deserve to die, and they know, so they think it’s us coming to do it.” (RELATED: Louis Farrakhan Issues A Sunday Call For An End To White Men)
Louis Farrakhan prominently featured at Aretha Franklin’s funeral (hugging celebrities and smiling for pictures), is a symbol of how many Black leaders embrace arrogant contradictions on the road to fake justice… pic.twitter.com/2qOcOUjhTV
— Dumisani Washington (@dumisani6) August 31, 2018
Farrakhan has also spoken positively about Adolf Hitler and blamed Jews for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.