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The Nation of Islam:
The Relentless Record of Hate
(March 1994 -- March 1995)

November 16, 1994: Bethel AME Church, New Haven, Connecticut

On the Holocaust

"The Jews were never in bondage. Yet the Jews want to corner the term. The Jews think they were the only ones who suffered. The Jews never suffered. Jews never even lost their names." "So how many were there? You can't even agree on how many. Was it six million? Five million? Two million. We'll even give you seven million. We lost 600 million men, and you [Jews] want to have a Holocaust?"

On Jews

"[Jews] say they are the descendants of Abraham. Everyone is a descendent of Abraham. Besides, if you were Abraham's descendants, you would do his work, but you don't. Jews polluted everything."

On Christmas

"The true meaning of Christmas is heathen, vain, ignorant, backward, white pagan worship and idolatry."

February 21, 1995: Interview with the Daily Challenge,
New York City black daily

On His Kean College Speech and its Aftermath

"The Honorable Minister Farrakhan said he found my words spoken at Kean College 'vile in manner, repugnant, malicious, mean-spirited, spoken in mockery of individuals and not in the spirit of Islam'.... I think the context of my comments need to be put in perspective. The topic I spoke on, The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, was chosen by the students. The human side of me said I did what I was supposed to do and, so, I have no apologies. And, if I had the opportunity under the same circumstances, I would do the same thing again."

"President [Bill] Clinton, Vice President [Al] Gore, the U.S. Senate and the United States House of Representatives, in a history-making decision, passed a House Resolution condemning my speech. There are some Negroes--not blacks-- who would have probably committed suicide. But to me, it is a great honor for the enemy and our oppressors to attack me all the way from their high offices and the corridors of their power elite. That's the way I want to be remembered by my one the enemy did not praise and did not love but had nightmares about."

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