Jews as Parasites and Jews as Termites: From the Nazis to Farrakhan

By Michael Brown Published on October 18, 2018

There is no hiding the ugliness of Louis Farrakhan’s latest anti-Semitic comments, in which he likened Jews to termites. There is one thing you do with termites. Exterminate them!

Termites are destructive. Termites are nasty. Termites survive by destroying. Termites do nothing good. Rid the earth of them!

My good friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was therefore right to tweet this in response: “Louis Farrakhan calling Jews termites is a virtual call to genocide. The Nazis regularly referred to Jews as roaches and pests who needed to be exterminated. I call on African-American leaders like my close friend @CoryBooker to immediately condemn this vile and loathsome attack.”

How much Jewish blood was spilled because of these lies?

These were Farrakhan’s exact words from a speech on October 14 in Detroit where he mocked his Jewish adversaries: “I can go anywhere in the world and they’ve heard of Farrakhan … I’m not mad at you, because you’re so stupid.”

Then, a little later in his speech, he said, “when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, call me anti-Semite…I’m anti-Termite. I don’t know nothing about hating somebody because of their religious preference.”

He then reinforced his message with this tweet, linked to a video from his message: “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite.”

Remarkably, Twitter has declined to act, leaving Farrakhan’s tweet intact. This is beyond crazy. This is immoral.

The Deadly Lies of Hitler

In 1943, the Nazis printed an educational pamphlet titled, “The Jew as World Parasite.” (In German, “Der Jude als Weltparasit.”)

It begins by saying, “In this war for the very existence of the German people, we must daily remind ourselves that Jewry unleashed this war against us. It makes no difference if the Jew conceals himself as a Bolshevist or a plutocrat, a Freemason or uses some other form of concealment, or even appears without any mask at all: he always remains the same. He is the one who so agitated and spiritually influenced the peoples that stand against us today such that they have become more or less spineless tools of International Jewry.”

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You can imagine just how ugly the whole pamphlet is.

Better still, don’t try to imagine. Just read it. How much Jewish blood was spilled because of these lies?

But this rhetoric is far from dead.

Recent Examples of Anti-Semitism

On January 2, 2018, BBC News reported that, “A self-proclaimed Nazi told gatherings of far-right activists that Jewish people were parasites who should be eradicated, a court has heard.”

On July 28, 2018, a headline in Haaretz stated, “’Jews Drink Blood:’ Britain’s Labour Party Suspends Councillor for Facebook Post.”

Reference was then made to Facebook posts containing language like this: “Talmud Jews are parasites! … All Talmuds need executing!”

Last year, on December 15, 2017, the Times of Israel reported that, “A professor emeritus from an esteemed university in the Netherlands whose father was a Nazi called Jews ‘parasites’ in a televised interview.”

Jan Tollenaere, described as “a lecturer on medicinal chemistry who retired from the Utrecht University in 2001, is the son of Raymond Tollenaere. His father “was in charge of propaganda for the Belgian pro-Nazi collaborationist government of Flanders during the German occupation of Belgium in World War II.”

According to Jan, “Jews ‘are not a nice people, I don’t feel any warmth toward them.’ They are, he added, ‘parasites, speculators and mean people.’”

Passivity Leads to Bloodshed

Parasites should be exterminated!

They suck your blood and drain you and eat you alive.

They are obnoxious and insidious and hard to get rid of.

Special efforts must be taken to destroy them before they destroy you!

Such is the mentality of violent antisemitism. And with full knowledge and clear intent, Louis Farrakhan played right into to this mentality by likening Jews to termites.

Shame on Twitter, infamous for its overzealous censoring of conservative views, for letting this tweet (and Farrakhan’s account) remain intact.

And shame on all people of conscience who do not distance themselves from such remarks. (Can you be a person of conscience and not denounce them?)

It is spineless passivity like this that leads to the shedding of blood. Jewish blood.


Dr. Michael Brown recently joined Stream publisher James Robison in our studio to discuss Brown’s new book, Donald Trump is Not My Savior. You can watch the videos at the #TrumpIsNotMySavior series page.

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  • Patmos

    It’s pretty much par for the course for Farrakhan, a man completely blinded by rage, who for whatever reason has somehow amassed a following. The hypocrisy of Twitter though, just exposes them as biased, but then we already knew that didn’t we?

    *shrugs shoulders*

    I don’t know. These people, these organizations, they had their chance. And then some. Still do even. Such is the grace of God. Maybe they’ll come around. If not, wouldn’t want to be them.

  • tz1

    Who yet remembers the slaughter of the Armenians (to quote Hitler). Well Turkey is an ally so we shouldn’t offend them, nor Saudi Arabia even over Koshoggi.

    Do you know which day in the Ukraine is HoloDOMOR memorial day? Do you even care about Uncle Joe’s broken eggs to make the Soviet Omelete of our ally?

    Rawanda where the Hutus hacked the Tutsis to death?

    South Africa where whites are slaughtered, often by being tortured. I’m trying to remember the last mention here.

    Your friend Rabbi Boteach is rabbidly pro LGBTQ, and gave Bruce (who wants to be called Caitlin) Jenner some kind of award for supporting Israel.

    And why is one tweet more evil than the 60 million dead babies killed by people like Gosnell and Tiller where we want to be seriously careful about due process and other civil niceties and procedures.

    You are standing in a deep pool of the blood of innocents but are more concerned about some clown saying something stupid – because they are Jews?

    I’m tired that only #JewishLivesMatter, but no other lives matter. Don’t Christians say #AllLivesMatter?

    • Kathy

      To be fair, why don’t you suggest every author on this site include those concerns
      you listed in every one of their articles, no matter what the particular topic. Once again, your dislike for Dr. Brown and hatred of the Jewish people is on full display.
      “I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you”.

      • tz1

        Except that Abaram’s seed is now followers of Christ, not genetic Jews. Perhaps we all need to do Fauxcahontis genetic tests to see how much I’m under the bless/curse? Ismael is also Abraham’s descendent, but they will say they aren’t childrent of the promise so we can slaughter, starve, or torture them with immunity?

        Also for some reason, no one is calling him a racist or islamophobe for calling out Farakahn. I don’t know why the SPLC has not shut down this site.

        Beyond that, I’m really tired of being called a Nazi or White Supremacist for calling for far milder policies than Jews desire either here or worse, in Israel. Israel has a wall, but saying it is practicing apartheid as far as I can tell is perfectly accurate, but if I want a border wall here, I’m a Nazi. Why is Jewish Supremacy, and Ethnonationalism holy, but even suggesting that Europeans might want to consider doing something similar is somehow an ultimate evil?

        But to go to the core of the point, there are a million dead innocent babies each year. Gosnell. Tiller. How much blood do they have on their hands?

        How many Jews have been personally murdered by Louis Farrakahan? And can’t they simply move to Israel and be safe there?

        This is where I’m split – either ethnonationalism is intrinsically evil or not. If it is evil, Israel is of the devil. If not, then ethnonationalism in the USA is equally not evil. At the moment, I’m all for Israel being apartheid because it won’t survive otherwise, but Europe similarly – how are the Jews doing in Paris or London now that there are lots of Muslim refugees around? Are there Jews in Minneapolis thriving with the Muslim Somali refugees?

        Either the “nations” as the bible refers to them, and Babel that scattered them is of God, or they are not. But if Jews are a “nation”, then so are the others and each are entitled to exist and preserve themselves.

        • Kathy

          Dr. Brown wrote an open letter to Chelsea Clinton concerning her stance on abortion not that long ago. You seem to have ignored it.

          The authors usually write articles on one topic at a time…why chastise them for not including all of your concerns in every article? It appears Dr. Brown is your main target for doing so.

          You are certainly free to express your opinions on this forum, but don’t require that everyone else must think and feel exactly as you do.

        • davidrev1911

          “Self preservation,” you incoherently proclaim? “…for man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” [Yahweh]. (Deuteronomy 8:3b); thus I believe you’ll easily find yourself included not only in the above verse, but in the following biblical [New Covenant] passage as well. All this profoundly caustic, self-righteous dialogue between one another, is really UNnecessary here – since we’re ALL in the same proverbial “boat” with Louis Farrakahn.

          It’s simply an either/or proposition where you, and the rest of mankind is concerned. So may you penetratingly consider your own accountability before mankind’s only Redeemer & ultimate Judge, while you still have his [Yeshua-Jesus’] Ruach, or breath/spirit/wind in you – sustaining your very existence. Shalom!

          • • •

          “What then? Are we [Jews] better off? Certainly not, for we have already charged that Jews and Greeks [i.e., goyim = Gentiles] alike are ALL under sin, just as it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one, there is no one who understands, there is no one who seeks God. ALL have turned away, together they have become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.'”

          “Their throats are open graves, they deceive with their tongues, the poison of asps is under their lips.”“ Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”“ Their feet are swift to shed blood, ruin and misery are in their paths, and the way of peace they have not known.”“ There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

          “Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the WHOLE WORLD may be held accountable to God. For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.”

          “But now apart from the law the righteousness of God (although it is attested by the law and the prophets) has been disclosed—namely, the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is NO distinction, for ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

          “God [Yahweh] publicly displayed him [the very Jewish, Yeshua-Jesus] at his death as the mercy seat accessible through faith. This was to demonstrate his [God’s] righteousness, because God in his forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed. This was also to demonstrate his [God’s] righteousness in the present time, so that HE would be just and the justifier of the one who lives because of Jesus’ faithfulness.” (Romans 3:9-26/NET…my emphasis, of course.)

  • Cody

    Satan has Farrakhan right were he wants him and he does not even know it.

    • The mohammedan serves demons, as do they all.

  • William B Travis

    All the kvetching about Farrakhan and no one from the Jewish community will engage Farrakhan’s group, NOI, nor other black scholars on the research they’ve produced about how Jews ran the African slave trade. Jewish groups destroyed the career of a black professor at Wellesley College, Dr. Tony Martin, when he wanted to teach on how Jews ran the African slave trade in his African studies class.

    As far as Farrakhan goes, he didn’t compare all Jews to termites, he said he wasn’t an anti-semite but that he was anti-termite, which plainly means against subversives, country-wreckers, etc. who also happen to be Jews.

    Names like Feinstein, Schumer, Jill Stein, Rod Rosenstein, the attorney (coaches) for Christine Ford at the behest of Feinstein, Michael Cohen, David Pecker, Allen Weisselberg, etc. come to mind.

    • Barry Campbell

      If you check history, it was the Dutch who ran most of the slave trade
      But it could have been Canadians.

      • William B Travis

        “Jewish merchants played a major role in the slave trade. In fact, in all the American colonies, whether French (Martinique), British, or Dutch, Jewish merchants frequently dominated.”

        “This was no less true on the North American mainland, where during the eighteenth century Jews participated in the ‘triangular trade’ that brought slaves from Africa to the West Indies and there exchanged them for molasses, which in turn was taken to New England and converted into rum for sale in Africa. Isaac Da Costa of Charleston in the 1750s, David Franks of Philadelphia in the 1760s, and Aaron Lopez of Newport in the late 1760s and early 1770s dominated Jewish slave trading on the American continent.”

        – Jews and Judaism in the United State: A Documentary History, Marc Raphael (who is Jewish)

        Glad I could help clarify. God bless you.

  • Barry Campbell

    Well look who is with Furrycan!!! Another American hating socialist.

    • William B Travis

      Socialist? He’s a black, Muslim nationalist.

  • Dave

    Ok, so labeling Jewish people as parasites and termites is bad. Got it. Is that it?

  • NellieIrene

    Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam are going the way of White Nationalists in this country. Their numbers are dwindling and for good reason. And the more he opens his trap, the more people see him for what he is. So he should be encouraged to speak. Often and loudly.

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