December 15, 2018

New York Rabbi Harassed by Farrakhan Supporters

A rabbi in New York shared in a Facebook post that he was harassed by a couple of supporters of Louis Farrakhan, who is known for his anti-Semitic views, during his evening commute.

Rabbi Avram Mlotek of Base MNHTN said that while he was on the subway, a man asked if he was “a real Jew.” When he said that he tries to be, the man replied by calling him an “impostor.”

This man told me repeatedly that Israel was not mine, that I was a fraud, and that Jews are responsible for the mess we find ourselves in today in the city of New York and all over the world,” Mlotek wrote.

The man then showed him a picture of Farrakhan and asked him who he was. Mlotek said that Farrakhan is an anti-Semite, the man replied, “No, that’s a real Jew. You’re a f***king fake.” The post continued:

At this point another man on the subway said, “He ain’t gonna take your bait.” The first man then said, “Yeah, brother. Black power.” The second man about me, “He a photo-copy” and lifted up his fist in the Black power symbol. The first man went on: “And a bunch of them are gays. Fu*king faggots. You gonna get off this subway stop, man?” “I’m going to go home to my wife and kids,” I said. “Yeah, you a c******r,” he said. “Have a blessed night,” I said as I got off the train. On a crowded subway home, no one besides a second man who seemingly held similar ideologies said anything.

Farrakhan recently compared Jews to “termites” in a video.