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Chicago - 9 May 2019
1. Minister Louis Farrakhan walks onto stage, crowd applauding
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Michael Pfleger, Invited Farrakhan to speak:
"A week ago Facebook chose to ban Minister Louis Farrakhan from Facebook and Instagram. This is the same Facebook that has been livestreaming shootings, attempted rapes, white supremists, racial name calling, and coutless other violent and racist acts. It is dangerous to me, when we begin to stop free speech and seek to silence prophetic voices."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Minister Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam leader:
"It's this they fear. (Points to mouth) I don't have no army. I just know the truth. And I'm here to separate the good Jews from the satanic Jews. Yes yes yes! This is just the beginning. Banning me from a social platform?"
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Minister Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam leader:
"I have not said one word of hate. I do not hate Jewish people. Not one that is with me has ever committed a crime against the Jewish people. Black people, white people, no matter what your color is. As long as you don't attack us, we don't attack you." (Applause)
Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan said Thursday that despite assertions by Facebook when it banned him from its platform, he is not a hater of Jewish people, is not a misogynist, nor a homophobe.
During a speech at a Roman Catholic church on Chicago's South Side, Farrakhan asserted people shouldn't be angry with him if "I stand on God's word."
Farrakhan was invited to speak at the church by the Rev. Michael Pfleger after Facebook banned Farrakhan, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and conservative personality Milo Yiannopoulos, saying they violated its ban on "dangerous individuals."
Farrakhan said those who think he is a hater don't know him and have never had a conversation with him. He added those who hated him before and got to know him came to love him. He went on to say Facebook's contention that he is dangerous is true because what he says can be researched by his listeners.
The Archdiocese of Chicago distanced itself from Pfleger's decision to invite Farrakhan to St. Sabina Catholic Church, saying Pfleger did not consult with Cardinal Blase Cupich or other diocese officials before extending the invitation.
Farrakhan noted Cupich's predecessor, Cardinal Francis George, visited him in his home and had dinner with him, and he met with Chicago Cardinal Joseph Bernardin.
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