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DNC Features Performance by Rapper with Ties to Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan

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During Night 4 of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, the Democratic Party featured an artist with ties to a known anti-Semite.

Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., better known by his stage name Common, performed a song celebrating the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches.

Common has promoted the work of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, whom the Anti-Defamation League describes as “quite possibly America’s most popular anti-Semite.”

In 2018, using his Instagram account, Common shared a speech the Nation of Islam leader had given.

“Wise words being spoken!” the rapper’s caption read.

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In that same year, Common was one of the many rappers assembled for a music compilation that Farrakhan had put together, according to The Source.

Farrakhan has described Jewish people as “satanic” and often promotes the anti-Semitic canard that suggests a secret society of powerful, wealthy Jews runs the world for its own evil purposes.

Many politicians on the left have refused to condemn the anti-Semite.

In 2019, Cory Booker would not denounce the Nation of Islam leader and even floated the idea of having a sit-down with him.

Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, California Rep. Maxine Waters and former Attorney General Eric Holder have taken photos with the man who believes Jews have a satanic agenda.

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In recent months, multiple left-leaning celebrities have voiced their support for Farrakhan or promoted his views on social media.

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In July, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson shared one of Farrakhan’s conspiracy theories about Jewish people and the coronavirus on Instagram.

“#farrakhan This man powerful I hope everyone got a chance to watch this !! Don’t be blinded. Know what’s going on !!” Jackson added in a caption.

NFL Hall of Famer and Fox Sports commentator Shannon Sharpe later defended both Jackson and Farrakhan, claiming the latter was not anti-Semitic.

TV star Nick Cannon, former NBA player Stephen Jackson, rapper Ice Cube and talk-show host Chelsea Handler have also promoted Farrakhan’s views, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

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Michael Austin joined The Western Journal as a staff reporter in 2020. Since then, he has authored hundreds of stories, including several original reports. He also co-hosts the outlet's video podcast, "WJ Live."
Michael Austin joined The Western Journal as a staff reporter in 2020. Since then, he has authored hundreds of stories, including several original reports. He also co-hosts the outlet's video podcast, "WJ Live."
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