The new Fox ‘Soul’ network has announced it will air Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s “Message to America” on a special July 4th program, despite his history of racism, antisemitism, and homophobia.
Farrakhan has been known to publicly compare Jews to “termites” and to defend the use of the phrase “death to America” during a conversation with students in Iran.
FOX launched Fox Soul in January in an effort to reach black audiences and to move beyond the conservative branding of Fox News.
Former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat, founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, tweeted, “[Americans Against Antisemitism] calls upon @FOXTV to immediately cancel the planned JULY 4 broadcast of Dishonorable Minister of Hate @LouisFarrakhan on @foxsoultv [The Southern Poverty Law Center]considers the Nation of Islam to be an extremist hate group. So why amplify this hateful voice?!#CancelFarrakhanNow!”