A British boy band recently dedicated its live performance of a terrible song to one of the most virulent anti-Semites in American history, a Washington Free Beacon analysis has determined.
"We're playing this for my brother Louis and his brothers," Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said while introducing the song "A Sky Full of Stars" during the band's May 29 concert at Soldier Field in Chicago. "There's so many people in here today who help other people, and so we're playing this for them."
Martin is the ex-husband of vagina-centric pseudoscience entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow, who starred in numerous films distributed by Harvey Weinstein's production company. He is also a hippie liberal with a tendency to spout political nonsense such as, "No one is wrong. It is just a question of when people engage. Like with the climate crisis."
There is ample evidence that indicates the "brother Louis" Martin referenced at his Chicago concert is Louis Farrakhan, the notorious Nation of Islam leader who has described Jews as "termites" and Adolf Hitler as a "very great man."
• Martin does not have a biological brother named Louis.
• The Nation of Islam is headquartered in Chicago, where Farrakhan owns a $1.1 million home.
• Martin and Farrakhan appear to have posed for a photo together before Coldplay's concert in Chicago on August 17, 2017.
• Farrakhan recently recounted the time when Martin visited his home "with some Jewish friends" because "he wanted to hear me play the violin."
The Nation of Islam leader discussed his meeting with Martin during a March 2020 speech, according to the anti-Semite watchdog MEMRI. "Do you know the musicians called Coldplay?" Farrakhan asked his followers. "The leader of Coldplay is Chris Martin. He came to my home, wanted to hear me play the violin. You don't come to my home and I'm entertaining you. When you come into my home it's like coming to God in a mosque. You come to be taught."
The crowd gathered at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago applauded vigorously upon hearing Farrakhan's assessment of what it is like to visit him at his home. The anti-Semite continued his story about the Coldplay frontman, which did not appear to have a salient point beyond noting the fact that Martin has a private jet and hangs out with Jews. It may have something to do with how a young Farrakhan was taught to "become God enough to challenge Satan and defeat him." In any event, he does not appear to hold a very high opinion of the singer, and probably would not consider him as a brother.
"Look, Chris Martin flew on his own jet, or he had his own plane, and he brought a few Jewish friends of his," Farrakhan said. "Now they're going to scope me out. Sitting in my living room, asking me questions. See when you ask me a question, I immediately consult the God. Wait, wait, wait. You asked me a question. I'm listening, by the time you finish your question, God has given me the answer. But He's also let me know your motive for asking the question."
Farrakhan's long history of anti-Semitism has not dissuaded liberal politicians and activists from associating with the notorious bigot. The left-wing Women's March organization was embroiled in scandal after a number of its leaders were found to have ties to Farrakhan. Minnesota attorney general and former congressman Keith Ellison was a Nation of Islam member and met with Farrakhan several times while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. His former colleague, Rep. Danny Davis (D., Ill.), has described Farrakhan as an "outstanding human being."
The Nation of Islam leader, who once led chants of "Death to America" during a rally in Iran, has attacked Jewish leaders in the United States for representing the "synagogue of Satan" and "[wrapping their] tentacles around the U.S. government and ... deceiving and sending this nation to hell."