American Renaissance, the self-styled “race realists” that count Richard Spencer among their ranks, on Friday re-tweeted Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan in support.
Farrakhan’s tweet advised black people to “be more convinced that it is time for us to separate and build a nation of our own.”
Retweeting Farrakhan, the white supremacist foundation said his sentiment is an example of “the sort of self-determination we and the broader Alt-Right support.”
“Would you like to discuss this in a public forum?” American Renaissance asked of the controversial Nation of Islam founder.
Something that would have shocked me last year but just makes me sigh now: a "defend white identity" blog endorsing Louis Farrakhan. pic.twitter.com/KAfO0gne0S
— noor (@nooralsibai) October 13, 2017
Shortly after American Renaissance offered their support, Spencer joined in, saying he too is “open to a real dialogue.”
We in the Alt-Right are open for a real dialogue. https://t.co/y4U4EAen2O
— Richard ☀️ Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) October 13, 2017
Right-wingers have a history of support for Farrakhan’s message of black separatism — and many share his virulent anti-Semitism as well. Farrakhan has been on Alex Jones’ InfoWars show, where he praised then-candidate Donald Trump’s plans for a “Muslim ban” because it united Muslims around a common enemy. Jones, at the time, called Farrakhan “the second most influential black man in the world.”
Farrakhan is well-known not only for his anti-Semitism, but also for his belief that the white man is the devil.