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Dem Rep: Louis Farrakhan Is an ‘Outstanding Human Being’

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BY: Alex GriswoldFebruary 7, 2018 10:26 am

A House Democrat on Tuesday defended having met with controversial activist and imam Louis Farrakhan, saying the Nation of Islam leader is an “outstanding human being.”

The Daily Caller askedRep. Danny Davis (D., Ill.) about the revelation that the black separatist leader met with the Congressional Black Caucus in 2005 and was photographed meeting future president Barack Obama during a 2006 CBC meeting.

“I personally know [Farrakhan]; Ive been to his home, done meetings, participated in events with him,” Davis responded.

“I dont regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything; I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate. And he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people,” he continued.

Farrakhan has been labeled a virulent anti-Semiteby organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center, which notes he “routinely accuses Jews of manipulating the U.S. government and controlling the levers of world power,” and has praised Adolf Hitler as a “very great man.”

Among other fringe beliefs, the black separatist believes 9/11 was a “false flag,” Jews were responsible for slavery, white people are subhumans created by the evil black scientist named Yakub, and that after the 2011 Japanese tsunami, “divine spaceships waiting to avenge black suffering would soon arrive.”

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Is it ever acceptable for elected officials to associate with racists? And if they do associate with racists, is there a statute of limitation on covering the story?

Im asking for Republicans. Because after Donald Trumps first State of the Union address yesterday, former Klansman and all-around bigots like David Duke and Richard Spencer tweeted approval of one of the presidents most memorable lines. A number of journalists, as is their wont, took the opportunity to point out that white supremacists were cheering on Trump.

Whether or not the president meant it this way?Well, polls seem to indicate that a majority of Americans construed Trumps speech as straightforwardly patriotic, but obviously, many liberals heard a string of dog whistles instead. Certainly the line Americans are dreamers, too, which refers to debate over the fate of younger illegal immigrants, is going to be difficult to frame as bigoted when Trump is offering a generous number of these people a pathway to citizenship probably amounting to the largest amnesty in American history.

Whatever the case, when I saw reporters tweeting out Nazi praise for Trump, I wondered if any of them had asked Congressional Black Caucus members (many of them boycotting the State of the Union and readily available to the media) why some of them had been taped hugging and meeting with the racist conspiracy theorist Louis Farrakhan?

If you think this question is a form of whataboutism or seems like old news, its not.

Its true that no politician has control over who supports him, even if politicians occasionally instigate that support. I mean, Farrakhan endorsed Barack Obamas presidential run in 2008. Hillary Clinton was accused of passive-aggressive racism for even bringing up the topic. I did not solicit his support, the candidate explained at the time. I cant say to somebody that he cant say that he thinks Im a good guy. Obama was correct, even if his antagonist policies towards Israel may have pleased the Nation of Islam leader who went to Iran to celebrate the anniversary for the Islamic Revolution a couple of years back.

On the other hand, when Obama posed for a photo with the man who claims white people are a race of devils and said Hitler was a very great man at a Congressional Black Caucus gathering in 2005, it was entirely his fault. We only found out about the picture recently and thus the new questions because the Congressional Black Caucus allegedly suppressed photos of Democrats hanging out with a man who spent decades spreading noxious anti-Semitic and racist conspiracies theories to African-Americans.

Obama is now gone. There are, however, 45 members in the CBC leading the resistance against Donald Trump. Four of them Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Al Green, and William Jefferson can been seen here exchanging pleasantries and running through some talking points on the hurricane Katrina response with Farrakhan in 2009.

If Waters and Lee boycotted the State of the Union because of Trumps supposed racism, isnt it fair to quiz them on their associations with racists that have now come to light? As far as I can tell, no major news outlet has asked any of these heroes of the resistance why it was okay to coordinate a political message with a man believes that the lying, murderous Zionist Jews were behind 9/11. (If I have missed someone asking, I apologize in advance.)

Theres already a striking double standard in the coverage of both major political parties. While every comment from a conservative is parsed for deeper racist meaning, a former Nation of Islam lackey like Keith Ellison became a rising star without any real scrutiny over his ugly pastby the larger outlets. Is it bias, or are journalists are too intimidated to ask?

You can imagine, Im sure, that if there had been a video of members of Congress hugging Richard Spencer or David Duke both whom, incidentally, get most of their oxygen from media coverage rather than popular support then boycotted Hillary Clintons State of the Union speech, it would be a massive story. And rightly so.

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Images of multiple congressional Democrats hugging, embracing and coordinating with Louis Farrakhan have surfaced, just shortly after a never-before-seen, 2005 photo of Barack Obama and Louis Farrakhan was released to the public.

The Obama picture was kept a secret by the photographer who took it because he believed it would hurt the future presidents political career. (RELATED: Photos Released Of Obama Smiling With Black Nationalist Hate Group Leader Louis Farrakhan)

The new images and videos show Congressional Democrats, some of whom are still serving, warmly embracing Farrakhan in 2006 at a church in New Orleans. The footage was brought to light by columnistJeryl Bier. Bier has been tweeting the following images and video of the encounter. (RELATED: Elected Dems. Join Louis Farrakhan On Stage)

Heres regular critic of President Trump, Maxine Waters, huggingFarrakhan warmly.

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The embrace ofFarrakhan is problematic for Democrats in-part because of his history of preaching deeply anti-Semitic, anti-white rhetoric. According to previous Daily Caller reporting:

Hillary Clinton regularly called for Obama to reject and disavow the teachings ofFarrakhan when she ran against him in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo addressed the public during his State of the City discussion Wednesday afternoon at the Monroe Civic Center. There were a lot of topics on the table to discuss.

He talked about race and why he gave the key to the city to Louis Farrakhan, the leader of a designated hate group. Since the news broke about it in December, it raised a lot of questions and controversy.

Betty Cooper, the local NAACP Vice President, went to listen to the mayor’s discussion. She said the time is now to talk about race in this city.

“We have to come together strongly, and we can expose the darkness wherever we find it, even with race division,” she said.

Mayo announced the race conversation after he gave the keys to the city to Farrakhan. Mayo said he didn’t mean to offend anyone by giving Farrakhan the key, but he won’t apologize for it.

During the discussion, Mayo also said this isn’t the first time people are demanding an apology from him after honoring controversial people and groups. He said he gave two proclamations to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and what he called the LGBT group. He continued to say some people found them “offensive” and compared them to a hate group.

“No matter what decisions that I make, somebody is going to be offended or somebody is going to disagree. I didn’t apologize for giving a…proclamation to the Sons of the Confederacy, which some people are offended by them,” he said. “Some people offended by the LGBT group. They want me to apologize for giving them a proclamation. In fact, I read the proclamation at their event. And some people say, ‘well, they’re not a hate group,’ but different people have their different beliefs about different things.”

He also said not everyone is going to agree with his decisions or the public’s opinion; but he wants folks to be open to agreeing to disagree.

Since the Farrakhan controversy, Mayor Jamie Mayo made it clear he wanted to host a public meeting to talk about specific race-related issues people have in Monroe.

That will take place next Tuesday at 6.p.m at the Civic Center.

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A journalist who took a picture of then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has admitted that he kept the existence of the photo quiet for 13 years.

Askia Muhammad is publishing a book later this month in which the long-suppressed photo of Obama and Minister Farrakhan will finally appear. Muhammad snapped the 2005 photo of Obama and Farrakhan during a Congressional Black Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

A CBC staffer contacted Muhammad the next day sort of in a panic and demanded a return of the picture, the journalist recalled. Muhammad subsequently gave the original disc to Farrakhans son-in-law and chief of staff, who is one of the men in the group photo (see below). Muhammad did make a copy for himself since it was his own intellectual property, but under the circumstances, felt honor bound to keep it under wraps.

Muhammad told the Talking Points Memo that the existence of the photo, if known to the public, would absolutely have made a difference in the 2008 presidential campaign.

Given Obamas apparent aspirations for higher office, Askia Muhammad similarly told Tucker Carlson in an interview on the Fox News Channel that As people considered the ambitions, the thought was Minister Farrakhan and his reputation would hurt someone trying to win acceptance in the broad cross section

Muhammad and some political observers still believe that if that photo had been released, it could have drawn enough fire even from some of Obamas supporters looking for excuses to dent his chances of becoming president, the Trice Edney News Wire explained.

Many in the Nation of Islam were offended or angry when presidential candidate Obama finally distanced himself from Minister Farrakhan in 2008 under pressure from then-rival Hillary Clinton, Muhammad added.

Muhammad also claimed that members of the Nation of Islam participated in Obamas U.S. Senate campaign and worked on his Senate staff. Obama announced a run for the presidency just two years into his six-year term as a U.S. Senator.

The Washington Free Beacon also weighed in on the photos potential implications.

Obamas past friendly relationships with radical figures like Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers dogged him during the 2008 campaign. Farrakhan has made anti-Semitic, anti-white and anti-gay statements during his career, and a published photo of the two smiling together likely would have stirred more controversy around his candidacy.

Influential retired Harvard Law Professor and prominent Democrat Alan Dershowitz told Fox & Friends this morning that he never would have campaigned for Barack Obama if he was aware that he posed for a photo op with Louis Farrakhan.

Watch the interview with Obama-Farrakhan photographer Askia Muhammad from Tucker Carlsons show in the clip below.

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A journalist announced last week that he will publish a photograph of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that he took in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, but did not make public because he believed it would have made a difference to Obamas political future.

The photographer, Askia Muhammad,toldthe Trice Edney News Wire that he gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy.

But after the nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration; then for eight years after he was President, it was kept under cover, Muhammad said.

Asked whether he thought the photos release would have affected Obamas presidential campaign, Muhammad said, I insist. It absolutely would have made a difference.

Reached by TPM on Thursday, Muhammad said a staff member for the CBC contacted him sort of in a panic after he took the photo at a caucus meeting in 2005. TPM has published the photo above with Muhammads permission.

Isort of understood what was going on, Muhammad told TPM. I promised and made arrangements to give the picture to Leonard Farrakhan, the ministers son-in-law and chief of staff.

Muhammad said he gave away the disk from his camera but copied the photograph from that day onto a file on his computer.

Realizing that I had given it up, I mean, it was sort of like a promise to keep the photograph secret, Muhammad said.

Muhammad said he did not release his copy of the photograph because he thought it would be perceived as a betrayal of that promise: I was really, I guess, afraid of them.

Muhammad said he thought the photograph would be damaging politically if it were released and was afraid that someone might break into his apartment looking for it, like that Watergate crap. Hesaid he felt a little bit more at ease after Farrakhan in 2016claimed that Obama visited his home in Chicago. Muhammad contacted Farrakhan in autumn 2017 with the final manuscript for a self-published book containing the photo.

I sent him a copy of the manuscript suggesting that, showing him the picture, and saying to him, if he did not object, I was going to publish it, Muhammad said. He had no objection.

Muhammad also told TPM that around the time he took the photo, he asked Obama about a perceived resemblance to Farrakhan.

I asked the senator, Has anyone ever told you that you resemble Minister Farrakhan?’ Muhammad said. And he said what I thought was the perfect answer: Well, hes much better looking than I am.’

TPM learned about the photograph and Muhammads upcoming book from a write-up in Richard Princes Journal-isms newsletter.

A spokesperson for the Congressional Black Caucus suggested that TPM contact the caucus former chair, Mel Watt, who now leads the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Watt did not immediately respond to TPMs request for comment.

A spokesperson for Obama referred TPM to remarks he made in 1995 after attending the Million Man March that Farrakhan organized. At the time, Obama said that anti-Semitic and anti-Asian statements are not going to lift us up and said the marchs organizers were lacking a positive agenda, a coherent agenda for change.

Muhammad is the news director at Washington, D.C. radio station WPFW and has served as the head of the Washington offices of the Nation of Islams official newspaper, TheFinal Call.

Farrakhan is a minister who leads the Nation of Islam and has made anti-Semiticremarks. During Obamas presidential campaign, conservatives pushed multiple apparently racially motivated conspiracy theories about Obamas religion and supposed ties to Islam.

During the 2008 presidential election, conservatives questioned the indirect ties between Farrakhan and Obama, who attended a church that gave Farrakhan an award. At a 2008 presidential debate in Cleveland, Obama said he had been very clear in his denunciation of Farrakhans remarks.

I did not solicit his support, Obama said, referring to Farrakhans praise for his candidacy.I cant say to somebody that he cant say that he thinks Im a good guy.

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Seven Quotes On Jews, Gays And White People From Louis …

A new photo of former President Barack Obama and hate group leader Louis Farrakhan has emerged, showing that Obama was more friendly with Farrakhan than he let on publicly.

Farrakhan, leader of the black nationalist group Nation of Islam, has a decades-long track record of spouting hate against Jews, gays and white people. His bigotry has even been catalogued by the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center. His extremism was well-documented in 2005, when newly elected Illinois Sen. Barack Obama met with Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting and took a smiling photo with him.

The photo took place just two years before Obama announced his presidential campaign. Obama was non-committal on his relationship with Farrakhanduring his first campaign and was hesitant to reject Farrakhans endorsement.

I obviously cant censor him, but it is not support that I sought, Obama said at the time,according to CNN. And were not doing anything, I assure you, formally or informally with Minister Farrakhan. He later rejected Farrakhans support after Hillary Clinton attacked him for it, saying: if the word reject Senator Clinton feels is stronger than the word denounce, then Im happy to concede the point, and I would reject and denounce.

New ties between Obama and Farrakhan have surfaced just as Obamas political career winds down. Farrakhan said at an event in 2016 that Obama visited him in Chicago shortly before the senator launched his campaign for president in 2007. Farrakhan also referenced a picture of himself and Obama during his speech, although its not clear if he was referring to the same 2005 photo. Farrakhan also said that the Nation of Islam backed Obamas early political career in Chicago, dating all the way back to 1996.

Here are some of the things Farrakhan has said about Jews, gays people and white people.

Farrakhan has consistently described Jews as the Synagogue of Satan and has claimed that the Satanic Jews control everything and mostly everybody. In 2011, he said: Some of you think that Im just somebody whos got something out for the Jewish people. Youre stupid. Do you think I would waste my time if I did not think it was important for you to know Satan? My job is to pull the cover off of Satan so that he will never deceive you and the people of the world again.

The Jews have been so bad at politics they lost half their population in the Holocaust. They thought they could trust in Hitler, and they helped him get the Third Reich on the road,Farrakhanclaimedin 1998.

White people deserve to die, and they know, so they think its us coming to do it, Farrakhan saidin 2015. He has also called white people white devils, potential humans who havent evolved yet and sinful by nature. (RELATED:Farrakhan On Ferguson: Well Tear This G**damn Country Up! [VIDEO])

Farrakhan has repeatedly accused the Jews of being behind the September 11 terrorist attacks, which he claims was a false flag attack. In 2015, for example, he claimed that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks and claimed that many Jews received a text message not to come to work on September 11. Farrakhan claimed in 2016 that Osama Bin Laden didnt destroy the Twin Towers.That was a false flag operation to take the worlds attention away from the great disunity in America after George W. Bush stole the election.

Im not into integration. I aint for that. God told the Jews, he didnt want you intermarrying with others. But you disobeyed him. He dont want us uniting into this that hes come to judge. You cant integrate with wickedness if you want righteousness, Farrakhan said in 2003, two years before he was photographed meeting Obama.

Opposing interracial marriage has been a consistent position for Farrakhan. Now God dont want you intermarrying with [white women], Farrakhan said in a 2016 speech posted to Facebook. The fact is that God wanted us to be with ourselves, us with our women, he respected white people who wanted to keep their race white, because we sure want to keep ours from being any further mongrelized.

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Speaking at an event in 2015, Farrkahan said of Jews in Hollywood: Youre Gods chosen people? And you promote something that God rejects? Youve lost your covenant status! You are not the chosen of God, you are the chosen of Satan! Youre promoting homosexuality. God doesnt. You promote filth. God condemns it!

Farrakhan spoke positively about comparisons between himself and Adolf Hitler in 1984. The Jews dont like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, thats a good name. Hitler was a very great man. Farrakhan praised Hitlers leadership against the United States in World War II. He briefly touched on the Holocaust, saying he wasnt proud of Hitlers evil against the Jewish people, but thats a matter of reckon. He then praised Hitlers leadership and compared himself to Hitler.

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A photo of former President Barack Obama and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan from 2005 surfaced on Thursday after more than a decade of a journalist keeping the encounter under wraps.

The photo of Obama and Farrakhan was taken at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005, but it never reached the public eye after the caucus asked the photographer, Askia Muhammad, to hand it over in fear that it would stain Obamas political future.

I sort of understood what was going on, Muhammad told Talking Points Memo, who was allowed to print the picture with his permission. I promised and made arrangements to give the picture to Leonard Farrakhan, the leaders chief-of-staff and son-in-law.

The Congressional Black Caucus allegedly contacted Muhammad in a panic shortly after the event and asked him to hand over the photograph. Muhammad said he made a copy of the photograph on his computer before he gave the disk from his camera over to a staff member.

Realizing that I had given it up, I mean, it was sort of like a promise to keep the photograph secret, the photographer said, while explaining he didnt release his copy because he didnt want to betray that promise.

I was really, I guess, afraid of them, he continued. Muhammad was afraid that someone would break into his apartment in search of the photo, like that Watergate crap if he was to ever release it.

During the 2008 presidential election, Farrakhan made headlines for his alleged ties to then-Senator Obama and his anti-Semitic remarks, which Obama denounced during a debate.

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A photo of former President Barack Obamaand Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has surfaced on the Internet, an image that could have mired the politician’s campaign in controversy. Obama, who was an Illinois senator at the time, met the contentious speaker at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005.

The journalist who took the photo,Askia Muhammad, reportedly told Trice Edney News Wire that it was kept under wraps out of fear that it would have “made a difference” on Obama’s political future. He also claimed that he”gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy.”

Although it’s natural for prominent leaders to snag a photo together, Islamophobia runs rampant in the United States and during Obama’s campaign, Donald Trump led a charge declaring that the former President is Muslim and was not born in the country. Farrakhan is also known for his controversial and anti-Semiticstatements.

Back in March 2016, Farrakhan praised then-presidential candidate Donald Trump for being “the only man that stood in front of some members of the Jewish community and told them ‘I dont want your money.'”

But since the controversial statements by Barack Obama’s former pastorJeremiah Wright didn’t bring him down, there’s a chance that this photo wouldn’t have either. He’s just too smooth. And to be fair, taking a photo isn’t nearly as bad asallegedly discriminating against Haitian immigrants,pushing the doomsday clock closer with your policies or being investigated for having questionable ties to Russia and sending an order to try to fire the guy investigating you for those alleged ties.

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Rep. Danny Davis (C) speaks while flanked by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus / Getty Images BY: Alex GriswoldFebruary 7, 2018 10:26 am A House Democrat on Tuesday defended having met with controversial activist and imam Louis Farrakhan, saying the Nation of Islam leader is an “outstanding human being.” The Daily Caller askedRep. Danny Davis (D., Ill.) about the revelation that the black separatist leader met with the Congressional Black Caucus in 2005 and was photographed meeting future president Barack Obama during a 2006 CBC meeting. “I personally know [Farrakhan]; Ive been to his home, done meetings, participated in events with him,” Davis responded. “I dont regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything; I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate. And he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people,” he continued. Farrakhan has been labeled a virulent anti-Semiteby organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center, which notes he “routinely accuses Jews of manipulating the U.S. government and controlling the levers of world power,” and has praised Adolf Hitler as a “very great man.” Among other fringe beliefs, the black separatist believes 9/11 was a “false flag,” Jews were responsible for slavery, white people are subhumans created by the evil black scientist named Yakub, and that after the 2011 Japanese tsunami, “divine spaceships waiting to avenge black suffering would soon arrive.”

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Is it ever acceptable for elected officials to associate with racists? And if they do associate with racists, is there a statute of limitation on covering the story? Im asking for Republicans. Because after Donald Trumps first State of the Union address yesterday, former Klansman and all-around bigots like David Duke and Richard Spencer tweeted approval of one of the presidents most memorable lines. A number of journalists, as is their wont, took the opportunity to point out that white supremacists were cheering on Trump. Whether or not the president meant it this way?Well, polls seem to indicate that a majority of Americans construed Trumps speech as straightforwardly patriotic, but obviously, many liberals heard a string of dog whistles instead. Certainly the line Americans are dreamers, too, which refers to debate over the fate of younger illegal immigrants, is going to be difficult to frame as bigoted when Trump is offering a generous number of these people a pathway to citizenship probably amounting to the largest amnesty in American history. Whatever the case, when I saw reporters tweeting out Nazi praise for Trump, I wondered if any of them had asked Congressional Black Caucus members (many of them boycotting the State of the Union and readily available to the media) why some of them had been taped hugging and meeting with the racist conspiracy theorist Louis Farrakhan? If you think this question is a form of whataboutism or seems like old news, its not. Its true that no politician has control over who supports him, even if politicians occasionally instigate that support. I mean, Farrakhan endorsed Barack Obamas presidential run in 2008. Hillary Clinton was accused of passive-aggressive racism for even bringing up the topic. I did not solicit his support, the candidate explained at the time. I cant say to somebody that he cant say that he thinks Im a good guy. Obama was correct, even if his antagonist policies towards Israel may have pleased the Nation of Islam leader who went to Iran to celebrate the anniversary for the Islamic Revolution a couple of years back. On the other hand, when Obama posed for a photo with the man who claims white people are a race of devils and said Hitler was a very great man at a Congressional Black Caucus gathering in 2005, it was entirely his fault. We only found out about the picture recently and thus the new questions because the Congressional Black Caucus allegedly suppressed photos of Democrats hanging out with a man who spent decades spreading noxious anti-Semitic and racist conspiracies theories to African-Americans. Obama is now gone. There are, however, 45 members in the CBC leading the resistance against Donald Trump. Four of them Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Al Green, and William Jefferson can been seen here exchanging pleasantries and running through some talking points on the hurricane Katrina response with Farrakhan in 2009. If Waters and Lee boycotted the State of the Union because of Trumps supposed racism, isnt it fair to quiz them on their associations with racists that have now come to light? As far as I can tell, no major news outlet has asked any of these heroes of the resistance why it was okay to coordinate a political message with a man believes that the lying, murderous Zionist Jews were behind 9/11. (If I have missed someone asking, I apologize in advance.) Theres already a striking double standard in the coverage of both major political parties. While every comment from a conservative is parsed for deeper racist meaning, a former Nation of Islam lackey like Keith Ellison became a rising star without any real scrutiny over his ugly pastby the larger outlets. Is it bias, or are journalists are too intimidated to ask? You can imagine, Im sure, that if there had been a video of members of Congress hugging Richard Spencer or David Duke both whom, incidentally, get most of their oxygen from media coverage rather than popular support then boycotted Hillary Clintons State of the Union speech, it would be a massive story. And rightly so.

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Pinterest Reddit LinkedIn Images of multiple congressional Democrats hugging, embracing and coordinating with Louis Farrakhan have surfaced, just shortly after a never-before-seen, 2005 photo of Barack Obama and Louis Farrakhan was released to the public. The Obama picture was kept a secret by the photographer who took it because he believed it would hurt the future presidents political career. (RELATED: Photos Released Of Obama Smiling With Black Nationalist Hate Group Leader Louis Farrakhan) The new images and videos show Congressional Democrats, some of whom are still serving, warmly embracing Farrakhan in 2006 at a church in New Orleans. The footage was brought to light by columnistJeryl Bier. Bier has been tweeting the following images and video of the encounter. (RELATED: Elected Dems. Join Louis Farrakhan On Stage) Heres regular critic of President Trump, Maxine Waters, huggingFarrakhan warmly. Screenshot/Twitter/@JerylBier Screenshot/Twitter/@JerylBier Screenshot/Twitter/@JerylBier Screenshot/Twitter/@JerylBier Screenshot/Twitter/@JerylBier The embrace ofFarrakhan is problematic for Democrats in-part because of his history of preaching deeply anti-Semitic, anti-white rhetoric. According to previous Daily Caller reporting: Hillary Clinton regularly called for Obama to reject and disavow the teachings ofFarrakhan when she ran against him in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.

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Monroe mayor talks race, Louis Farrakhan at State of the City …

MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo addressed the public during his State of the City discussion Wednesday afternoon at the Monroe Civic Center. There were a lot of topics on the table to discuss. He talked about race and why he gave the key to the city to Louis Farrakhan, the leader of a designated hate group. Since the news broke about it in December, it raised a lot of questions and controversy. Betty Cooper, the local NAACP Vice President, went to listen to the mayor’s discussion. She said the time is now to talk about race in this city. “We have to come together strongly, and we can expose the darkness wherever we find it, even with race division,” she said. Mayo announced the race conversation after he gave the keys to the city to Farrakhan. Mayo said he didn’t mean to offend anyone by giving Farrakhan the key, but he won’t apologize for it. During the discussion, Mayo also said this isn’t the first time people are demanding an apology from him after honoring controversial people and groups. He said he gave two proclamations to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and what he called the LGBT group. He continued to say some people found them “offensive” and compared them to a hate group. “No matter what decisions that I make, somebody is going to be offended or somebody is going to disagree. I didn’t apologize for giving a…proclamation to the Sons of the Confederacy, which some people are offended by them,” he said. “Some people offended by the LGBT group. They want me to apologize for giving them a proclamation. In fact, I read the proclamation at their event. And some people say, ‘well, they’re not a hate group,’ but different people have their different beliefs about different things.” He also said not everyone is going to agree with his decisions or the public’s opinion; but he wants folks to be open to agreeing to disagree. Since the Farrakhan controversy, Mayor Jamie Mayo made it clear he wanted to host a public meeting to talk about specific race-related issues people have in Monroe. That will take place next Tuesday at 6.p.m at the Civic Center.

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A journalist who took a picture of then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has admitted that he kept the existence of the photo quiet for 13 years. Askia Muhammad is publishing a book later this month in which the long-suppressed photo of Obama and Minister Farrakhan will finally appear. Muhammad snapped the 2005 photo of Obama and Farrakhan during a Congressional Black Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. A CBC staffer contacted Muhammad the next day sort of in a panic and demanded a return of the picture, the journalist recalled. Muhammad subsequently gave the original disc to Farrakhans son-in-law and chief of staff, who is one of the men in the group photo (see below). Muhammad did make a copy for himself since it was his own intellectual property, but under the circumstances, felt honor bound to keep it under wraps. Muhammad told the Talking Points Memo that the existence of the photo, if known to the public, would absolutely have made a difference in the 2008 presidential campaign. Given Obamas apparent aspirations for higher office, Askia Muhammad similarly told Tucker Carlson in an interview on the Fox News Channel that As people considered the ambitions, the thought was Minister Farrakhan and his reputation would hurt someone trying to win acceptance in the broad cross section Muhammad and some political observers still believe that if that photo had been released, it could have drawn enough fire even from some of Obamas supporters looking for excuses to dent his chances of becoming president, the Trice Edney News Wire explained. Many in the Nation of Islam were offended or angry when presidential candidate Obama finally distanced himself from Minister Farrakhan in 2008 under pressure from then-rival Hillary Clinton, Muhammad added. Muhammad also claimed that members of the Nation of Islam participated in Obamas U.S. Senate campaign and worked on his Senate staff. Obama announced a run for the presidency just two years into his six-year term as a U.S. Senator. The Washington Free Beacon also weighed in on the photos potential implications. Obamas past friendly relationships with radical figures like Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers dogged him during the 2008 campaign. Farrakhan has made anti-Semitic, anti-white and anti-gay statements during his career, and a published photo of the two smiling together likely would have stirred more controversy around his candidacy. Influential retired Harvard Law Professor and prominent Democrat Alan Dershowitz told Fox & Friends this morning that he never would have campaigned for Barack Obama if he was aware that he posed for a photo op with Louis Farrakhan. Watch the interview with Obama-Farrakhan photographer Askia Muhammad from Tucker Carlsons show in the clip below.

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The Photo That Never Saw The Light of Day: Obama With …

A journalist announced last week that he will publish a photograph of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that he took in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, but did not make public because he believed it would have made a difference to Obamas political future. The photographer, Askia Muhammad,toldthe Trice Edney News Wire that he gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy. But after the nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration; then for eight years after he was President, it was kept under cover, Muhammad said. Asked whether he thought the photos release would have affected Obamas presidential campaign, Muhammad said, I insist. It absolutely would have made a difference. Reached by TPM on Thursday, Muhammad said a staff member for the CBC contacted him sort of in a panic after he took the photo at a caucus meeting in 2005. TPM has published the photo above with Muhammads permission. Isort of understood what was going on, Muhammad told TPM. I promised and made arrangements to give the picture to Leonard Farrakhan, the ministers son-in-law and chief of staff. Muhammad said he gave away the disk from his camera but copied the photograph from that day onto a file on his computer. Realizing that I had given it up, I mean, it was sort of like a promise to keep the photograph secret, Muhammad said. Muhammad said he did not release his copy of the photograph because he thought it would be perceived as a betrayal of that promise: I was really, I guess, afraid of them. Muhammad said he thought the photograph would be damaging politically if it were released and was afraid that someone might break into his apartment looking for it, like that Watergate crap. Hesaid he felt a little bit more at ease after Farrakhan in 2016claimed that Obama visited his home in Chicago. Muhammad contacted Farrakhan in autumn 2017 with the final manuscript for a self-published book containing the photo. I sent him a copy of the manuscript suggesting that, showing him the picture, and saying to him, if he did not object, I was going to publish it, Muhammad said. He had no objection. Muhammad also told TPM that around the time he took the photo, he asked Obama about a perceived resemblance to Farrakhan. I asked the senator, Has anyone ever told you that you resemble Minister Farrakhan?’ Muhammad said. And he said what I thought was the perfect answer: Well, hes much better looking than I am.’ TPM learned about the photograph and Muhammads upcoming book from a write-up in Richard Princes Journal-isms newsletter. A spokesperson for the Congressional Black Caucus suggested that TPM contact the caucus former chair, Mel Watt, who now leads the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Watt did not immediately respond to TPMs request for comment. A spokesperson for Obama referred TPM to remarks he made in 1995 after attending the Million Man March that Farrakhan organized. At the time, Obama said that anti-Semitic and anti-Asian statements are not going to lift us up and said the marchs organizers were lacking a positive agenda, a coherent agenda for change. Muhammad is the news director at Washington, D.C. radio station WPFW and has served as the head of the Washington offices of the Nation of Islams official newspaper, TheFinal Call. Farrakhan is a minister who leads the Nation of Islam and has made anti-Semiticremarks. During Obamas presidential campaign, conservatives pushed multiple apparently racially motivated conspiracy theories about Obamas religion and supposed ties to Islam. During the 2008 presidential election, conservatives questioned the indirect ties between Farrakhan and Obama, who attended a church that gave Farrakhan an award. At a 2008 presidential debate in Cleveland, Obama said he had been very clear in his denunciation of Farrakhans remarks. I did not solicit his support, Obama said, referring to Farrakhans praise for his candidacy.I cant say to somebody that he cant say that he thinks Im a good guy. This post has been updated.

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Seven Quotes On Jews, Gays And White People From Louis …

A new photo of former President Barack Obama and hate group leader Louis Farrakhan has emerged, showing that Obama was more friendly with Farrakhan than he let on publicly. Farrakhan, leader of the black nationalist group Nation of Islam, has a decades-long track record of spouting hate against Jews, gays and white people. His bigotry has even been catalogued by the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center. His extremism was well-documented in 2005, when newly elected Illinois Sen. Barack Obama met with Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting and took a smiling photo with him. The photo took place just two years before Obama announced his presidential campaign. Obama was non-committal on his relationship with Farrakhanduring his first campaign and was hesitant to reject Farrakhans endorsement. I obviously cant censor him, but it is not support that I sought, Obama said at the time,according to CNN. And were not doing anything, I assure you, formally or informally with Minister Farrakhan. He later rejected Farrakhans support after Hillary Clinton attacked him for it, saying: if the word reject Senator Clinton feels is stronger than the word denounce, then Im happy to concede the point, and I would reject and denounce. New ties between Obama and Farrakhan have surfaced just as Obamas political career winds down. Farrakhan said at an event in 2016 that Obama visited him in Chicago shortly before the senator launched his campaign for president in 2007. Farrakhan also referenced a picture of himself and Obama during his speech, although its not clear if he was referring to the same 2005 photo. Farrakhan also said that the Nation of Islam backed Obamas early political career in Chicago, dating all the way back to 1996. Here are some of the things Farrakhan has said about Jews, gays people and white people. Farrakhan has consistently described Jews as the Synagogue of Satan and has claimed that the Satanic Jews control everything and mostly everybody. In 2011, he said: Some of you think that Im just somebody whos got something out for the Jewish people. Youre stupid. Do you think I would waste my time if I did not think it was important for you to know Satan? My job is to pull the cover off of Satan so that he will never deceive you and the people of the world again. The Jews have been so bad at politics they lost half their population in the Holocaust. They thought they could trust in Hitler, and they helped him get the Third Reich on the road,Farrakhanclaimedin 1998. White people deserve to die, and they know, so they think its us coming to do it, Farrakhan saidin 2015. He has also called white people white devils, potential humans who havent evolved yet and sinful by nature. (RELATED:Farrakhan On Ferguson: Well Tear This G**damn Country Up! [VIDEO]) Farrakhan has repeatedly accused the Jews of being behind the September 11 terrorist attacks, which he claims was a false flag attack. In 2015, for example, he claimed that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks and claimed that many Jews received a text message not to come to work on September 11. Farrakhan claimed in 2016 that Osama Bin Laden didnt destroy the Twin Towers.That was a false flag operation to take the worlds attention away from the great disunity in America after George W. Bush stole the election. Im not into integration. I aint for that. God told the Jews, he didnt want you intermarrying with others. But you disobeyed him. He dont want us uniting into this that hes come to judge. You cant integrate with wickedness if you want righteousness, Farrakhan said in 2003, two years before he was photographed meeting Obama. Opposing interracial marriage has been a consistent position for Farrakhan. Now God dont want you intermarrying with [white women], Farrakhan said in a 2016 speech posted to Facebook. The fact is that God wanted us to be with ourselves, us with our women, he respected white people who wanted to keep their race white, because we sure want to keep ours from being any further mongrelized. WATCH: Speaking at an event in 2015, Farrkahan said of Jews in Hollywood: Youre Gods chosen people? And you promote something that God rejects? Youve lost your covenant status! You are not the chosen of God, you are the chosen of Satan! Youre promoting homosexuality. God doesnt. You promote filth. God condemns it! Farrakhan spoke positively about comparisons between himself and Adolf Hitler in 1984. The Jews dont like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, thats a good name. Hitler was a very great man. Farrakhan praised Hitlers leadership against the United States in World War II. He briefly touched on the Holocaust, saying he wasnt proud of Hitlers evil against the Jewish people, but thats a matter of reckon. He then praised Hitlers leadership and compared himself to Hitler. WATCH:

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Hidden photo of Obama and Nation of Islam leader Louis …

A photo of former President Barack Obama and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan from 2005 surfaced on Thursday after more than a decade of a journalist keeping the encounter under wraps. The photo of Obama and Farrakhan was taken at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005, but it never reached the public eye after the caucus asked the photographer, Askia Muhammad, to hand it over in fear that it would stain Obamas political future. I sort of understood what was going on, Muhammad told Talking Points Memo, who was allowed to print the picture with his permission. I promised and made arrangements to give the picture to Leonard Farrakhan, the leaders chief-of-staff and son-in-law. The Congressional Black Caucus allegedly contacted Muhammad in a panic shortly after the event and asked him to hand over the photograph. Muhammad said he made a copy of the photograph on his computer before he gave the disk from his camera over to a staff member. Realizing that I had given it up, I mean, it was sort of like a promise to keep the photograph secret, the photographer said, while explaining he didnt release his copy because he didnt want to betray that promise. I was really, I guess, afraid of them, he continued. Muhammad was afraid that someone would break into his apartment in search of the photo, like that Watergate crap if he was to ever release it. During the 2008 presidential election, Farrakhan made headlines for his alleged ties to then-Senator Obama and his anti-Semitic remarks, which Obama denounced during a debate.

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Controversial Photo With Barack Obama and Louis Farrakhan …

A photo of former President Barack Obamaand Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has surfaced on the Internet, an image that could have mired the politician’s campaign in controversy. Obama, who was an Illinois senator at the time, met the contentious speaker at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005. The journalist who took the photo,Askia Muhammad, reportedly told Trice Edney News Wire that it was kept under wraps out of fear that it would have “made a difference” on Obama’s political future. He also claimed that he”gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy.” Although it’s natural for prominent leaders to snag a photo together, Islamophobia runs rampant in the United States and during Obama’s campaign, Donald Trump led a charge declaring that the former President is Muslim and was not born in the country. Farrakhan is also known for his controversial and anti-Semiticstatements. Back in March 2016, Farrakhan praised then-presidential candidate Donald Trump for being “the only man that stood in front of some members of the Jewish community and told them ‘I dont want your money.'” But since the controversial statements by Barack Obama’s former pastorJeremiah Wright didn’t bring him down, there’s a chance that this photo wouldn’t have either. He’s just too smooth. And to be fair, taking a photo isn’t nearly as bad asallegedly discriminating against Haitian immigrants,pushing the doomsday clock closer with your policies or being investigated for having questionable ties to Russia and sending an order to try to fire the guy investigating you for those alleged ties.

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