“Chicago Values” update: Godfather welcomes Farrakahn

According to The Godfather, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chick-fil-A doesn’t represent Chicago Values.

But look who apparently does: “Rahm welcomes help from Farrakahn, ignores antisemitic remarks

Ignoring Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitic remarks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday welcomed the army of men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan to stop the violence in Chicago neighborhoods.

Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th), an Orthodox Jew, has said it’s good that Farrakhan is “helping” in the fight against crime, “but it doesn’t eradicate the comments that he’s made about the Jewish community.”

Emanuel offered no such caveat. Although Farrakhan has a history of making anti-Semitic statements, Chicago’s first Jewish mayor has no interest in revisiting that controversy.

He’s more concerned about reducing a 40 percent surge in Chicago homicides that’s become a media obsession and threatens to undermine his efforts to market Chicago to international tourists.

Oops, there’s that 40% surge in homicides (most from gun-related violence, in a city with extremely strict gun control) again.  Not supposed to talk about that.  It might lead to the wrong conclusion about, you know, “Chicago Values.”

Sheesh.

 

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