- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 2, 2018

Anti-Semitic preacher Louis Farrakhan questioned Wednesday whether “outside forces” kept his self-produced documentary off Netflix after the streaming service blamed an “internal miscommunication” for the film being initially included on its release list.

Netflix said Tuesday that the film, “My Life’s Journey Through Music,” was never supposed to be on the list.

“Due to an internal miscommunication, it appeared to be scheduled for release on Netflix, but it is not,” the company said. “We apologize for any confusion this has caused.”

But Mr. Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam issued a statement Wednesday saying Netflix caved to media backlash and decided not to air the documentary “less than 24 hours before” before it was set to air.

“The timing of Netflix’s decision — at the 11th hour — to cancel the airing of the documentary affected millions of potential viewers and raises more questions than answers,” the statement said. “In light of this untimely sequence of events, did Netflix bow to outside forces in canceling the airing of the documentary? Did media pressure contribute to this result? What do the opponents of truth not want you to learn about Minister Farrakhan?”

The Nation of Islam said it was not informed by Netflix what was the alleged “internal miscommunication.”

Mr. Farrakhan is notorious for his fiery pulpit rants against Jews and white people. A tweet by Mr. Farrakhan about his film’s inclusion on Netflix has been deleted.

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