What that Farrakhan picture tells us about antisemitism

A photograph has suddenly surfaced of president Barack Obama, when he was a senator in 2005, posing smilingly with Louis Farrakhan, the demagogue leader of the black power Nation of Islam.

The Israel champion and erstwhile Obama apologist Alan Dershowitz says if he’d previously seen this picture, he would never have campaigned for Obama. Farrakhan is infamous for his anti-Jewish and anti-white bigotry.

The photographer who took the picture kept it secret in order not to jeopardize Obama’s political career.

What’s amazing is that anyone is amazed by this. The links between Obama and Farrakhan were always visible for anyone who looked. In 2005 he took part in Farrakhan’s Million Man March. His pastor, Jeremiah Wright, was a close Farrakhan ally.

One day before Obama was elected president in 2008, I noted on my blog that a former Farrakhan top deputy, Dr. Vibert White Jr., had said Obama’s ties to the Farrakhan movement in Chicago ran deep and that for many years they had maintained “an open line” to discuss policy and strategy.

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