Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., defended his personal relationship with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in a Sunday interview. He said, “The world is so much bigger than Farrakhan and the Jewish question and his position on that and so forth.”
“I’m a pretty global individual. So I know Farrakhan, I know the Middle East question, I know the Jews and Farrakhan — I know all that, but that’s not what I spend all my time focused on,” Davis said. “I know Farrakhan, been knowing him for years and years and years and years and years, and every once in a while some writer or somebody will I guess try to think of something to say about Farrakhan, but nah, my world is so much bigger than any of that. I don’t have time for that. I deal with it, you know, when it comes but nah, that’s not a real part of my focus.”
Davis summed up his position by saying he was unbothered by Farrakhan’s inflammatory views, calling him an “outstanding human being.”
“That’s just one segment of what goes on in our world. The world is so much bigger than Farrakhan and the Jewish question and his position on that and so forth. For those heavy into it, that’s their thing, but it ain’t my thing,” Davis said on Sunday.
When Davis states “the Jewish Question,” he is referring to a debate that was initiated in Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries focused on the status of Jewish people as a minority. The phrase is also usually associated with the extermination policies of Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler who stated that the extermination of the Jewish People was “the final solution” to the Jewish question.
Davis, who has represented the 7th Congressional District since 1997 and is a former Chicago alderman, did not immediately reply to requests for further comment.
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