(CNSNews.com) -- Given their association and personal meetings with the hateful, anti-Semitic Louis Farrrakhan, seven members of the Democratic Party should resign, because their meetings with Farrakhan are morally and politically no different than if they had met with the Ku Klux Klan, said the Republican Jewish Coalition in a March 8 statement.
Farrakhan, who heads the U.S.-based Nation of Islam (NOI), is America's "leading anti-Semite," according to the Anti-Defamation League, which added that the NOI "has maintained a consistent record of anti-Semitism and racism since its founding in the 1930s."
In its statement, the Republican Jewish Coalition said, "Farrakhan is first and foremost a preacher of hate. He preaches about Jewish 'control' over the government and media and has claimed to have 'pulled a cover off of that Satanic Jew,' saying 'your time is up, your world is through.' And those were just the comments from last week.
"Anti-Semitism is unacceptable," said the coalition. "Farrakhan is the moral equivalent of a leader of the KKK. If it was discovered that members of Congress had met with the leader of the KKK, they would need to resign. In this case, for meeting with, and embracing, Louis Farrakhan, nothing short of resignation is acceptable from these seven Democrats."
The coalition said there are at leaset seven Democrats who have "close ties with Louis Farrakhan" and they should resign. These include:
"[F]ormer Nation of Islam employee, Congressman Keith Ellison, who is Deputy Chair of the DNC. Ellison has tried to excuse his 2013 meeting with Farrakhan, while ignoring his more recent meeting with the NOI leader in Farrakhan’s hotel room, in 2015.
"At least six other Democrats are known to have embraced Farrakhan. These members of Congress -- Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Danny Davis, Andre Carson, Gregory Meeks, and Al Green -- have all, while in office, sat down with Farrakhan for personal meetings.
"There can be no question about how abhorrent it is for these Democrats to be connected to Louis Farrakhan."
Farrakhan's long and vile history of attacking the Jewish people, as well as other people's he opposes, is well documented.
According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), "During his 2017 Saviours’ Day speech, Farrakhan said that contemporary Jews are 'not really Jews but are in fact Satan.'"
"He went on to describe Jews as 'great and master deceiver[s],'" reported the ADL, "and encouraged his followers to consider Jews 'the enemy of God and the enemy of the righteous.' He also alleged that all Jews, including Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are disloyal to the United States."
Also, reported the ADL, "Farrakhan used his 2015 Saviours’ Day keynote at Mosque Maryam in Chicago to claim Israel and Jews orchestrated the 9/11 attacks. Farrakhan said, 'Israelis had foreknowledge of the attacks' and that Jews were warned ahead of time not to come to work that day. He then went on to speak more broadly of Israeli control of the American government, stating that Israel and Jews 'don’t fear America because they control it from within.'"
Farrakhan is no less hateful than the leaders of the KKK. To read more about Farrakhan, see here.