Louis Farrakhan, a Muslim and the “leader” of the Nation of Islam, demonstrates once again that he is an unrepentant bigot who continues to spew hate, as he has done for more than 30 years.
A number of recent speeches testify to the unchanging nature of his views. Here’s what the bigot said on Saviours’ Day, held at the United Center in Chicago on Sunday, with Malik Zulu Shabazz, leader of the anti-Semitic and racist New Black Panther Party. Moreover, the anti-Semitic book, The Synagogue of Satan, by Nation of Islam member Ashahed Muhammad, was widely available at the event.
Selected excerpts from Louis Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day Speech, in Chicago, Feb. 26, 2006:
On Jews and Gays
“These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength…It’s the wicked Jews the false Jews that are promoting Lesbianism, homosexuality. It’s wicked Jews, false Jews that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic!”
“And the Christian right, with your blindness to that wicked state of Israel…can that be the holy land, and you have gay parades, and want to permit to have a gay parade in Jerusalem when no prophet ever sanctioned that behavior. HOW CAN THAT BE THE ISRAEL, how can that be Jerusalem with secular people running the holy land when it should be the holy people running the holy land. That land is gonna be cleansed with BLOOD!”
On Jewish control of the American Government
“Is Jerusalem surrounded by armies now? These neo-cons and Zionists have manipulated Bush and the American government and our boys and girls are dying in Iraq and in Afghanistan for the cause of Israel, not for the cause of America! Israel is the tail waggin’ the dog, which is America. You may not like me, and I really don’t give a damn. I’m throwin’ the gauntlet down today.
“I’m warning you America. You better get rid of them neo-cons. That’s the synagogue of Satan. They have made America weak. You’re a weak nation now, and your country has been taken from you by the synagogue of Satan. They own congress. That’s why the congress ain’t right.”
On Justifying Hate
“God does not love everybody. He said he loved Jacob but he hated Esau. So if God is our example and he can love and he can hate then don’t be afraid to love and don’t be afraid to hate.”
…one should take measures to spread as widely as possible knowledge of both the extent and duration and cruelty of the Arab slave trade in black Africa, and the present-day existence of black slaves in Sudan, Mali, Mauritania, and the fact that slavery in the Arab Muslim lands was abolished or suppressed only by outsiders, by Westerners. There never was a Muslim Anti-Slavery Society and there never could be, because in Islam slavery is recognized as part of the lives of Muhammad and his Companions, and even if he is defended by Muslims as having been a “kind” slave-owner (a most peculiar defense), that is not the same thing as denouncing slavery, or insisting that the practice, accepted in 7th century Arabia, must be ended.
Slavery is recognized in the canonical texts of Islam, and in the practice of Muhammad. It cannot ever be denounced as a moral outrage — for if it was good enough for Muhammad, then it is good enough for all mankind.
Now someone should teach these facts to
Minister Imam Louis Farrakhan.
For more information on Louis Farrakhan, read Minister Louis Farrakhan: In His Own Words 1995-2006 including his announcement in 1985 regarding his receipt of a $5 million interest-free loan from Moammar Gadhafi, leader of Libya, click here, and to read about his complicity in the murder of Malcolm X, click here.