Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Sunday repeated his recent provocative words about being “anti-termite,” suggesting the controversy was trumped up because “I never used the term ‘Jew’” – and then disputed that “Ashkenazi” Jews are Semites at all.

A “faith briefing” at the White House this week saw Christian music artists hold an impromptu worship session, lifting up the name of Jesus near the Oval Office.