From California Black Media
NEW YORK — The Nation of Islam and its leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, has filed a lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League, its CEO, Johnathan Greenblatt, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the center.
The suit, charging the plaintiffs with First Amendment violations and defamation, was filed on Oct. 16 in the Federal Court of the Southern District of New York.
“For over 40 years, the defendants have falsely labeled Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam as ‘anti-semites,’ and as ‘anti-semitic’ because of a difference in theological viewpoints, and for his pointing out misbehavior of some members of the Jewish community, among other things,” read a statement released by the Nation of Islam.
“This false labeling has hindered Minister Farrakhan in his mission, which is to deliver the truth taught by the most honorable Elijah Muhammad that will correct the condition of spiritual, mental and moral death of the Black man and woman of America that came as a result of the 310 years of chattel slavery and over 150 years of oppression and suppression thereafter,” the statement continued.
The suit names several other renowned “victims” who have been mischaracterized as antisemitic, including “the late Nelson Mandela, President Jimmy Carter, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bishop Desmon Tutu and many more.”
The suit is asking for $4.8 billion in damages.