An anti-Semite is an “outstanding human being,” huh?
This is what a Democrat Congressman thinks of Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam.
Democrat Rep. Danny Davis has gone on record singing the praises of extremist Louis Farrakhan who he called an “outstanding human being” in an interview with the conservative Daily Caller.
Davis hails from Illinois’ 7th Congressional District which includes a chunk of murder-ridden Chicago and is one of the luminaries of the Congressional Black Caucus. Unlike his CBC cohorts, at least Davis gets some credit for being open about his admiration for an anti-Semitic black identity extremist.
Daily Caller has more:
“I personally know [Farrakhan], I’ve been to his home, done meetings, participated in events with him,” Davis told TheDC.
“I don’t regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything, I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate and he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people,” he emphasized later.
Davis told TheDC “it wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary” for him to meet with Farrakhan and said that Farrakhan isn’t considered a fringe character in his hometown of Chicago.
When asked about Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitic comments, Davis was dismissive and said that many people in politics have a history of inflammatory comments.
Talking Points Memo has more:
A journalist announced last week that he will publish a photograph of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that he took in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, but did not make public because he believed it would have “made a difference” to Obama’s political future.
The photographer, Askia Muhammad, told the Trice Edney News Wire that he “gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy.”
Dems are bad, bad people. Anybody questioning that?
Do Jewish American Democrat voters not see comments like this one from Davis?