Louis Farrakhan Loses Twitter Verification After ‘Satanic Jew’ Tweet

“Thoroughly and completely unmasking the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan,” the Nation of Islam chief said in a recent sermon

Last Updated: June 11, 2018 @ 6:26 AM

Louis Farrakhan is no longer verified on Twitter.

Sometime over the weekend, the social-media giant quietly removed the Nation of Islam chief’s blue-check verification. The decision came shortly after a clip posted of Farrakhan warning about “the Satanic Jew.”

“Thoroughly and completely unmasking the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan,” the minister tweeted, along with a video of a recent sermon expounding on the same theme.

The comments weren’t new for Farrakhan, who routinely spouts content widely condemned as anti-Semitic.

With each new example, critics have argued that Farrakhan’s blue-check verification should be revoked, especially after the company announced its intention to deny status to individuals peddling hate speech.

“Verification has long been perceived as an endorsement. We gave verified accounts visual prominence on the service which deepened this perception,” said Twitter at the time. “This perception became worse when we opened up verification for public submissions and verified people who we in no way endorse.”

Last November, the company revoked several verification checks from far-right and white nationalist accounts including Richard Spencer, Laura Loomer, Tim Gionet and Charlottesville, Virginia march organizer Jason Kessler.

Many accused Twitter of disproportionately targeting right-wing hate while allowing left-wing extremists, like Farrakhan, to continue without consequence.

Reps for Twitter did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

While Farrakhan has few friends on the left, his legacy there is more complicated. He posed for a chummy photo with Barack Obama in 2005 and met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, several of whom refuse to denounce him to this day. His February “Saviour’s Day” convention this year was attended by Women’s March National co-chair Tamika Mallory, who also refused to condemn him.