LOUIS Farrakhan has denied he's anti-Semitic while ranting about "Satanic Jews" in the wake of his Facebook ban for hate speeches.
The black nationalist leader claimed not to be a preacher of hatred as he slammed those who "do not follow God's word".
In a speech at the controversial St Sabina Church in Chicago, he reportedly said: "I'm here to separate the good Jews fro the Satanic Jews.
"I have not said one word of hate. I do not hate Jewish people. Not one that is with me has ever committed a crime against the Jewish people, black people, white people. As long as you don’t attack us, we won’t bother you.”
It comes after Facebook banned the Nation of Islam leader, claiming he violated the site's rules against hate and violence.
I have not said one word of hate. I do not hate Jewish people. Not one that is with me has ever committed a crime against the Jewish people, black people, white people. As long as you don’t attack us, we won’t bother you
Far-right hatemongers Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos, and right wing leaders Paul Nehlen, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, were also excluded by the social media giant.
Farrakhan went on to joke about “Facebook jail” and compared it to Jesus’ followers who were locked up, reports the New York Post.
He said: “I’m not gonna let them put you in jail, what they call Facebook jail. Some of us did not come out tonight because they did not wish to be censored.”
The preacher added: “I am a hated man today — You can’t even have a picture with me.”
Farrakhan spoke to hundreds in the overcrowded church, despite his presence being condemned by the Jewish community.
He said: “I’m not a misogynist. I’m not a homophobe,” Farrakhan insisted. “Do not be angry with me if I stand on God’s word.”
Farrakhan was banned from Facebook last week for making several anti-Semitic remarks earlier this year.
The ban also applies on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
The company said in a statement: "We’ve always banned individuals or organisations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology.
"The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today."
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