Netflix is poised to premiere a flattering documentary about Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
The film — “The Honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan: My Life’s Journey Through Music” — was produced in 2014 by one of the misogynistic, anti-Semitic and racist provocateur’s sons, and will be released online Aug. 1.
As-Salaam Alaikum! I am looking forward to your thoughts after you watch my documentary "My Life’s Journey Through Music” on @Netflix. It will be premiering on August 1st. https://t.co/0b9gUITT5l #LetsChangeTheWorld pic.twitter.com/GgO87Qnb5T
— MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) July 31, 2018
News about the Farrakhan documentary comes right after Netflix executives announced plans to focus more on faith-based content in the future, though this is hardly the kind of entertainment the coveted Christian audience is seeking.
In early June, Twitter finally removed the Islamic leader’s verified blue check mark after he posted a clip of himself preaching, warning listeners against “the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan.”
Thoroughly and completely unmasking the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan.
— MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) June 7, 2018
One has to wonder why a man like Farrakhan was ever given a verified platform on Twitter when the social media site (rightly) disciplines those who adhere to white supremacist views, given his own racism is hardly a secret. In 1984, he described Adolf Hitler as “a very great man.”
In late June, CNN anchor Jake Tapper called out Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, for his ties to Farrakhan. Tapper criticized Ellison for once following a man who has consistently “expressed sexist, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-Semitic bigotry.”
Ellison, for his part, repeatedly denied any such relationship, though evidence of the connection is readily available, and suggested the topic is — for some reason — off limits.