Louis Farrakhan
Louis FarrakhanReuters

Fox Soul TV announced on Monday that it would not be airing a planned July 4 broadcast of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

In a statement on Twitter, the network announced it would instead be airing a special program presenting the most powerful leaders from the greatest black leaders and thinkers about racial relations and civil rights in America.

Dov Hikind, head of the Americans Against Antisemitism organization, praised Fox Soul TV for the move. On Sunday, Hikind called on Fox Broadcasting Co. to immediately cancel the planned broadcast.

“Thanks to Fox TV for doing the right thing & correcting an obvious grave error. The message is clear: vile haters like Louis Farrakhan should never be give[n] a large and mainstream platform to expand the reach of their poisonous diatribes! Other networks take note!” tweeted Hikind.

Farrakhan has blamed Jews for the trans-Atlantic slave trade and American slavery, accused American Jews of being part of the “Synagogue of Satan”, compared Jews to termites, warned of the eventual annihilation of whites, claimed that white people were artificially created by a mad scientist and calling them only “potential humans”, accused “the Jews” of helping Adolf Hitler “get the Third Reich on the road”.

Two years ago, he called the Talmud “filthy, so filthy,” and “ugly”, while deriding Jews as “Satanic people”.

Last year Farrakhan led a chant of “Death to Israel, Death to America” during a visit to Tehran.

In another incident, Farrakhan denied having ever used hateful or bigoted rhetoric, but once again referenced “Satanic Jews”, even though he said he did not believe all Jews fell into this category.

Dov Hikind
Dov HikindAmericans Against Antisemitism