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Keith Ellison Said Jews Want to ‘Oppress Minorities All Over the World’ – Washington Free Beacon

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) said that Jews wanted to “oppress minorities all over the world” and referred to them as “slave traders,” according to a former classmate interviewed by Mother Jones.

Ellison, one of the front-runners to be elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee in an election later this month,is one of the most liberal members of Congress and has been a vocal critic of the Jewish state of Israel throughout his decade in the House of Representatives.

Michael Olenick was the opinions editor at theMinnesota Dailyat the time thatEllison, who thenwent by Keith Hakim as a student at University of Minnesota Law School, was submitting numerous op-eds defendingNation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

Olenick, who is Jewish, told Mother Jones that Ellison’s argument at the time was that “an oppressed group could not be racist toward Jews because Jews were themselves oppressors.”

“European white Jews are trying to oppress minorities all over the world,” Olenick said, recalling Ellison’s argument.”Keith would go on all the time about Jewish slave traders.'”

Ellison began attending a mosque when he was 19and became more politically radical, according to the Mother Jones piece.

“Increasingly, he devoted his energy to anti-apartheid activism, and his columns took on a new urgency,” wrote Tim Murphy. “He read a lot of Frantz Fanon, the Marxist anti-colonialist writer from Martinique, and in 1985 he attended a campus speech by Louis Farrakhan, the controversial Nation of Islam leader who blended calls for black empowerment with lengthy diatribes against Jews, gays, and other groups.”

Ellison has long attempted to downplay his support for Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, but Murphy wrote that Ellison was far more involved with the group than he currently says he was.

Organizers that worked with Ellison on his unsuccessful run to be a Minnesota state representative in 1998 told Murphy that Ellison would show up to campaign events wearing a Farrakhan-esque bow tie along with members of Fruit of Islam, which is the Nation of Islam’s security force.

A Minnesota Nation of Islam leader said that Ellison spent several years as a “trusted member of our inner circle,” officially serving asthe local group’s chief of protocol.

Members of the Nation of Islam told Mother Jones that Ellison’s current treatment of Farrakhan is the “ultimate betrayal.” In December, the Nation of Islam’s official newspaper called Ellison “cowardly” and a “hypocrite.”

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Hoodrich Pablo Juan and Jose Guapo Are Juggin Dat Pack in New Video – XXLMAG.COM

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Back in November, Hoodrich Pablo Juan and Jose Guapo teamed up for a mixtape titled Million Dollar Plugs 2. The Atlanta rappers linked up once again to create a music video for the mixtape standout Juggin Dat Pack produced by Ryan Hemsworth and Chindamo.

The video sees the duo out in Los Angeles boasting about their respective exploits. Juan and Guapo are shown in front of the famous Hollywood sign and spitting rhymes on a staircase.

The Juggin Dat Pack video could be just the beginning of a breakout video for Juan. The African Diamonds artist has only been rapping since 2015, yet hes quickly gaining momentum. XXL recently had the chance to speak with Juan, who talked about his lofty aspirations as an artist.

Id probablybe the next Louis Farrakhan, Juan said. If you break the game down, Jay Z is doing good for his angle, even people like Ludacris, he doing good, might have T.I. doing movies, but no ones doing what Farrakhan does. If I make enough money, Im gonna buy my own water, Ima have my own cows to get the milk, Ill have my chickens that grow the eggs. Im gonna take it a little deeper than any rapper I can say.

Make sure to check out XXLs entire interview with Juan for more insight on the rising star. The ATLien touched on topics like the influence of Pimp C on his music and the misconceptions about his background.

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Louis Farrakhan: Obama chose Israel, homosexuals over …

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addresses the audience at the metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in in Washington June 24, 2015.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan harshly criticized US President Barack Obama this week, accusing him of supporting Israel and the gay community instead of the black community.

You fought for the rights of gay people; you fought for the rights of this people and that people…[y]ou fight for Israel, Farrakhan said while giving a sermon on Sunday, according to a report in The Blaze.

Meanwhile, Farrakhan said, “your people are suffering and dying in the streets. He added that Obama has not fared well in the eyes of the black community.

The comments came after Farrakhan claimed that Obama didnt earn a positive legacy with the black community.

If you cant go and see about them, then dont worry about your legacy, he said. Because the white people that you served so well theyll preserve your legacy.

Farrakhans religious group Nation of Islam, once led by Malcolm X, is labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Farrakhan has a checkered past with antisemitism. In March 2015, he blamed “Israelis and Zionist Jews” for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Some of Farrakhans other claims in that speech relating to Sept. 11 include that an Israeli film crew dressed as Arabs were filming the Twin Towers before the first plane went in and many Jews received a text message not to come to work on Sept. 11.

In 2011, he also said that Jews and Zionists are trying to push the US into war and that Zionists dominate the US government and banks. JTA contributed to this report.

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Sunday at the Mens Day program hosted at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, DC,Nation of IslamleaderMinister Louis Farrakhan said to President Barack Obama, Your people are suffering and dying in the streets, of Chicago, so you failed to do what should have been done.

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Farrakhan continued by saying it is time to let Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump do what he wants to because he is not destroying your legacy.

Farrakhan said, So you Democrats, you been in their party a long time. Answer me, what did you get? You got a president. He is worried about his legacy. You want Hillary to get in to protect your legacy because Trump said the minute he gets in, he is going to reverse the Affordable Care Act. Because that is your signature achievement. To show you how hateful the enemy is, he hates that you achieve what you did achieve. So he said Im going to tear it up when I get in. So he dont want his legacy destroyed. Mr. President, let the man do, if he get in, what he wants to because he is not destroying your legacy. If your legacy is bound up in an Affordable Care Act that only affects a few million people and they are trying to make it really difficult for those of us who signed up, thats not your legacy.

He continued, But I just want to tell you, Mr. President, youre from Chicago, and so am I. I go out in the streets with the people. I visited the worst neighborhoods. I talked to the gangs. And while I was out there talking to them, they said You know, Farrakhan, the president aint never come. Could you get him to come and look after us? Theres your legacy, Mr. President. Its in the streets with your suffering people, Mr. President. And If you cant go and see about them, then dont worry about your legacy cause the white people that you served so well, theyll preserve your legacy. The hell they will. But you didnt earn your legacy with us. We put you there. You fought for the rights of gay people. You fought for the rights of this people and that people. You fight for Israel. Your people are suffering and dying in the streets! Thats where your legacy is. Now you failed to do what should have been done.

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Louis Farrakhan’s First Congressman | The Weekly Standard

Minneapolis

AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME in history, it is a matter of note that Congress is about to re ceive its first Muslim member. Keith Ellison, currently a Minnesota state representative, is poised to succeed 14-term incumbent Democrat Martin Sabo in the Fifth District, which includes the city of Minneapolis. Ellison’s endorsement by the Demo cratic-Farmer-Labor party is tantamount to his election in what is one of the safest Democratic seats in the country. Thus, at age 43, Ellison stands positioned not only to win that office but also to hold it as long as he chooses.

Ellison’s Muslim faith has generated no controversy in the campaign. On the contrary, it has served to insulate aspects of his public record from close scrutiny in a city whose dominant news organ, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, is a paragon of political correctness. With the exception of columnist Katherine Kersten, the Star Tribune has scrupulously avoided examining Ellison’s long train of troubling associations, foremost among them his ties to the Nation of Islam.

Ellison’s record also includes a multitude of embarrassments of the traditional kind. He fell afoul of the IRS after failing to pay $25,000 in income taxes; he ignored fines that he had incurred for parking tickets and moving violations so numerous that his driver’s license was suspended more times than he can remember; he was fined for willful violation of Minnesota’s campaign finance reporting law. It amounts to a striking pattern of lawbreaking since he undertook the practice of law in 1990.

But it was the link to the Nation of Islam that stood as the most serious impediment to Ellison’s primary campaign. He addressed it in a letter to the local chapter of the Jewish Community Relations Council following his endorsement by the DFL in May. In the letter, Ellison asserted that his involvement with the Nation of Islam had been limited to an 18-month period around the time of the Million Man March in 1995, that he had been unfamiliar with the Nation of Islam’s anti-Semitic views during his in volvement with the group, and that he himself had never expressed such views. The Star Tribune has faithfully parroted these assertions as facts.

As a result, the three assertions have become the cornerstone of Ellison’s campaign, securing him the support of prominent Minneapolis Jews and the endorsement of the Minneapolis-based American Jewish World newsweekly. Nevertheless, a little research reveals each one of them to be demonstrably false. Ellison’s activities on behalf of the Nation of Islam continued well beyond any 18-month period, he was familiar with the Nation of Islam’s anti-Semitic views, and he himself mouthed those views.

Ellison was born Catholic in Detroit. He states that he converted to Islam as an undergraduate at Wayne State University. As a third-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1989-90, he wrote two columns for the Minnesota Daily under the name “Keith Hakim.” In the first, Ellison refers to “Minister Louis Farrakhan,” defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate. In the second, “Hakim” demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate homeland for American blacks. In February 1990, Ellison participated in sponsoring Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) to speak at the law school on the subject “Zionism: Imperialism, White Supremacy or Both?” Jewish law students met personally with Ellison and appealed to him not to sponsor the speech at the law school; he rejected their appeal, and, as anticipated, Ture gave a notoriously anti-Semitic speech.

Ellison admits that he worked on behalf of the Nation of Islam in 1995. At a rally for the Million Man March held at the University of Minnesota, Ellison appeared onstage with Khalid Abdul Muhammad, who ran true to form: According to a contemporaneous Star Tribune article, “If words were swords, the chests of Jews, gays and whites would be pierced.”

Even in 1995, Ellison’s work on behalf of the Nation of Islam extended well beyond his promotion of the Million Man March. That year, he dutifully spouted the Farrakhan line when Qubilah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, was indicted for conspiring to murder Farrakhan. Ellison organized a march on the U.S. attorney’s office in Minneapolis demanding that Shabazz be released and alleging that the FBI itself had conspired to kill Farrakhan. In a November 6, 1995, column for the Minneapolis periodical Insight News, Ellison wrote under the name “Keith X Ellison.” He condemned a Star Tribune editorial cartoon that was critical of Farrakhan as a role model for blacks because of his anti-Semitism. Ellison argued to the contrary.

Then, in February 1997, Ellison appeared as a local spokesman for the Nation of Islam with the last name “Muhammad.” He spoke at a public hearing in connection with a controversy involving Joanne Jackson of the Minnesota Initiative Against Racism (MIAR). Jackson was alleged to have said, “Jews are among the most racist white people I know.” Jackson denied making the statement or insisted that it had been taken out of context. Ellison appeared before the MIAR on behalf of the Nation of Islam in defense of Jackson’s alleged statement. According to the Star Tribune and the full text of the statement published in the Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder, Elli son said:

The last sentence alluded to another of Jackson’s alleged statements, providing a personal basis for characterizing Jews as “the most racist white people” she knew. Ellison’s May 28 letter acknowledges only that others supported Jackson’s alleged statement in that controversy while falsely denying that he himself did so.

Ellison first emerged as a candidate for public office in 1998, when he ran for the DFL nomination for state representative as “Keith Ellison-Muhammad.” In a contemporaneous article on his candidacy in the Insight News, Ellison is reported still defending Louis Farrakhan:

Ellison says now that he broke with the Nation of Islam when “it became clear to me that their message of empowerment intertwined with more negative messages.” However, Ellison himself was the purveyor of the Nation of Islam’s noxious party line in his every public utterance touching on related issues over the course of a decade. Moreover, Ellison’s unsavory associations were not limited to the Nation of Islam.

Perhaps the lowest moment in Minneapolis’s history was the September 1992 execution-style murder of police officer Jerry Haaf. Haaf was shot in the back as he took a coffee break at a restaurant in south Minneapolis. The murder was a gang hit performed by four members of the city’s Vice Lords gang. The leader of the Vice Lords was Sharif Willis, a convicted murderer who had been released from prison and who sought respectability as a responsible gang leader from gullible municipal authorities while operating a gang front called United for Peace.

The four Vice Lords members who murdered Haaf met and planned the murder at Willis’s house. Two witnesses at the trial of one of the men convicted of Haaf’s murder implicated Willis in the planning. Willis was never charged; law enforcement authorities said they lacked sufficient evidence to convict him.

Within a month of Haaf’s murder, Ellison appeared with Willis supporting the United for Peace gang front. In October 1992, Ellison helped organize a demonstration against Minneapolis police that included United for Peace. “The main point of our rally is to support United for Peace [in its fight against] the campaign of slander the police federation has been waging,” said Ellison.

Willis was the last speaker at the demonstration. According to a contemporaneous report in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Willis told the crowd that Minneapolis police were experiencing the same fear from young black men that blacks had felt from police for many years. “If the police have some fear, I understand that fear,” Willis said. “We seem to have an overabundance of bad police. . . . [W]e’re going to get rid of them,” Willis said. “They’ve got to go.” The Pioneer Press account concludes with Ellison’s contribution to the demonstration: “Ellison told the crowd that the police union is systematically frightening whites in order to get more police officers hired. That way, Ellison said, the union can increase its power base.”

Ellison publicly supported the Haaf murder defendants. In February 1993, he spoke at a demonstration for one of them during his trial. Ellison led the crowd assembled at the courthouse in a chant that was ominous in the context of Haaf’s cold-blooded murder: “We don’t get no justice, you don’t get no peace.” Ellison’s working relationship with Sharif Willis came to an end in February 1995, when Willis was convicted in federal court on several counts of drug and gun-related crimes and sent back to prison for 20 years.

The various themes of Ellison’s public commitments and associations all came together in a February 2000 speech he gave at a fundraising event sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the far-left National Lawyers Guild, on whose steering committee he had served. The event was a fundraiser for former Symbionese Liberation Army member Kathleen Soliah after her apprehension in St. Paul (under the name “Sara Jane Olson”) for the attempted murder of Los Angeles police officers in 1975.

Ellison weirdly referred to Soliah/ Olson as a “black gang member” (she is white) and thus a victim of government persecution. He described her as one of those who had been “fighting for freedom in the ’60s and ’70s” and called for her release. (She subsequently pleaded guilty to charges in Los Angeles and to an additional murder charge in Sacramento; she is serving time in California.) Still toeing the Nation of Islam line, he recalled “Qubilah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, [who] was prosecuted in retribution against Minister Farrakhan.” He also spoke favorably of cop killers Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur. (Shakur has been on the lam in Cuba since 1984; last year she was placed on the FBI’s domestic terrorists list with a one million dollar reward for her capture.)

Having spoken out over many years as an advocate of the Nation of Islam under guises including Keith Hakim, Keith X Ellison, and Keith Ellison-Muhammad, Ellison might reasonably prompt Fifth District voters to wonder where he really stands. His recent account of the nature and extent of his relationship with the Nation of Islam cannot be squared with the public record. During his congressional campaign, Ellison has nevertheless held himself out as a friend of the Jewish people and of Israel. As if to shore up his identity as a Muslim activist, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Nihad Awad, flew to Minneapolis to appear as a featured guest (along with Ellison himself and Guantnamo chaplain James Yee) at an Ellison fundraiser in suburban Minneapolis on August 25. Awad is notable, among other things, for his past expressions of support for Hamas.

The Star Tribune didn’t get around to reporting on the fundraiser until several days after Ellison won the September 12 primary. Ellison commented to the Star Tribune regarding issues raised by Awad’s attendance at the fundraiser: “The Republicans are in a tough position. Iraq is a failed policy. They haven’t done much for homeland security. We still have a health care crisis. The Earth is warming up, and they’re not doing anything about it. What else are they going to do? They have to try to engage in smear politics.”

Unfortunately, it won’t be necessary for Ellison to come up with a more compelling response than that before he makes news in November as America’s first Muslim congressman.

Scott W. Johnson is a Minneapolis attorney and a contributor to the Power Line blog.

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Louis Farrakhan Compares Hillary To Black Community’s Hitler …

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Louis Farrakhan railed against Hillary Clinton during a sermon this past Sunday.

The Nation of Islam leader firstcommended Donald Trump for taking away power from the media.

Farrakhan noted that the Republican nominee had beenplastered acrossthe television networks election coverage as a means to embarrass him, but that only resulted in free campaign advertising for the Trump campaign.

You dont even realize that you [the media] are no longer in power, he stated. Cant you see youve failed?

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Farrakhan then turned his focus towards the Democratic nominee.

My dear brothersand sisters, this is serious, Farrakhan told his congregation. Her husband and Joe Biden were the authors of the crime bill that put tens of thousands of black brothers and sisters in prison.

Mrs. Clinton backed the crime bill and then called our young people super predators. Of course she apologized, but just a minute. See Hitler couldve said to the Jews after Auschwitz, Im so sorry. Would that be enough to satisfy you?

In a 1939 letter, Sanger wrote about getting the black preachers to help with her efforts. She said, we dont want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. And when Mrs. Clinton received the award, [she said] I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. Her courage. Her tenacity. Her vision. Now they have to admit that the war on drugs was a war on black people.

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Louis Farrakhan – Wikipedia

Louis Farrakhan, Sr. (born Louis Eugene Wolcott; May 11, 1933, and formerly known as LouisX) is an American religious leader, activist, and social commentator. He is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI) and served as the minister of major mosques in Boston and Harlem, and was appointed by the longtime NOI leader, Elijah Muhammad, as the National Representative of the Nation of Islam. After Warith Deen Muhammad disbanded the NOI and started the orthodox Islamic group American Society of Muslims, Farrakhan started rebuilding the NOI. In 1981 he revived the name Nation of Islam for his organization, previously known as Final Call, regaining many of the Nation of Islam’s National properties including the NOI National Headquarters Mosque Maryam, reopening over 130 NOI mosques in America and the world. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes Farrakhan as antisemitic and a proponent of an anti-white theology.[2] Farrakhan himself, however, disputes this view of his ideology.[3]

Farrakhan is a black religious and social leader. Farrakhan has been both praised and widely criticized for his often controversial political views and outspoken rhetorical style. He has been criticized for remarks that have been perceived as antisemitic, anti-white and homophobic.[2] In October 1995, he organized and led the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., calling on black men to renew their commitments to their families and communities. Farrakhan, due to health issues, reduced his responsibilities with the NOI in 2007.[4]

In recent years, however, Farrakhan has been very active, including delivering weekly online sermons throughout 2013[5] as well as speaking at both large public NOI events as well as smaller venues.[6] Since 2010, Farrakhan has advocated L Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics and the use of its “auditing” technique despite not being a Scientologist. In 2015, he led the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March: Justice or Else.

Farrakhan was born Louis Eugene Wolcott (also mistakenly spelled Walcott)[7] in The Bronx, New York, the younger of two sons of Sarah Mae Manning (January 16, 1900 November 18, 1988) and Percival Clark, immigrants from the Caribbean islands. His mother was born in Saint Kitts and Nevis. His father was a Jamaican native. The couple split before Louis was born. Farrakhan says he never knew his biological father. His mother then moved in with Louis Wolcott from Barbados, who became his stepfather.[8] After Louis’ stepfather died in 1936, the Wolcott family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where they settled in the West Indian neighborhood of Roxbury.[8]

Starting at the age of six, Wolcott received rigorous training in the violin.[7] He received his first violin at the age of six, and by the time he was 13 years old he had played with the Boston College Orchestra and the Boston Civic Symphony.[8] A year later, he went on to win national competitions. In 1946, he was one of the first black performers to appear on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour,[7] where he also won an award. He and his family were active members of the Episcopal St. Cyprian’s Church in Roxbury.[8]

Wolcott attended the prestigious Boston Latin School, and later the English High School, from which he graduated.[9] He completed three years at Winston-Salem Teachers College, where he had a track scholarship.[10]

Wolcott married Betsy Ross while he was in college. (She later took the name Khadijah Farrakhan.) She lived in Boston,[when?] and was pregnant with their child. Due to complications from the pregnancy, Wolcott dropped out after completing his junior year of college to devote time to her and their child. They are still married.[citation needed]

Farrakhan has nine children: four sons (Mustapha, Joshua Nasir, Abnar, and Louis Jr.) and five daughters (Donna, Hanan, Maria, Fatimah, and Khallada).[11]

In the 1950s, Wolcott started his professional music career by recording several calypso albums as a singer under the name “The Charmer”. He also performed on tour. In February 1955, using part of his middle name, Eugene, “Calypso Gene” was headlining a show in Chicago, Illinois, entitled “Calypso Follies.” One of his songs was on the top 100 Billboard Chart for five years in a row.[citation needed] There he first came in contact with the teachings of the Nation of Islam (NOI) through Rodney Smith, a friend and saxophonist from Boston. Wolcott and his wife Betsy were invited to the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day address by Elijah Muhammad. Prior to going to Saviours’ Day, due to then-Minister MalcolmX’s popularity in the media, Wolcott had never heard of Elijah Muhammad, and like many outside of the Nation of Islam, he thought that MalcolmX was the leader of the Nation of Islam.[citation needed]

In 1955, Wolcott fulfilled the requirements to be a registered Muslim/registered believer/registered laborer. He memorized and recited verbatim the 10 questions and answers of the NOI’s Student Enrollment. He then wrote a Saviour’s Letter that must be sent to the NOI’s headquarters in Chicago. The Saviour’s Letter must be copied verbatim, and have the identical handwriting of the Nation of Islam’s founder, Wallace Fard Muhammad. After having the Saviour’s Letter reviewed, and approved by the NOI’s headquarters in Chicago in July 1955, Wolcott received a letter of approval from the Nation of Islam acknowledging his official membership as a registered Muslim/registered believer/registered laborer in the NOI. As a result, he received his “X.” The “X” was considered a placeholder, used to indicate that Nation of Islam members’ original African family names had been lost. They acknowledged that European surnames were slave names, assigned by the slaveowners to mark their ownership. Members of the NOI used the “X” while waiting for their Islamic names, which some NOI members received later in their conversion.[12] Hence, Louis Wolcott became LouisX. Elijah Muhammad then replaced his “X” with the “holy name” Farrakhan, an Arabic name meaning “The Criterion”.

The summer after Louis’ conversion, Elijah Muhammad stated that all musicians in the NOI had to choose between music and the Nation of Islam.[7] LouisX did so only after performing one final event at the Nevel Country Club.[citation needed]

LouisX quickly rose through the ranks. After only nine months of being a registered Muslim in the NOI and a member of Muhammad’s Temple of Islam in Boston, where MalcolmX was the minister, the former calypso-singer turned Muslim became his assistant minister. Eventually he became the official minister after Elijah Muhammad transferred MalcolmX to Muhammad’s Temple of Islam No. 7 on West 116th St. in Harlem, New York City. Louis X continued to be mentored by MalcolmX, until the latter’s assassination in 1965. The day that MalcolmX died in Harlem, Farrakhan happened to be in Newark, New Jersey on rotation, 45 minutes away from where MalcolmX was assassinated. After MalcolmX’s death, Elijah Muhammad appointed Farrakhan to the two prominent positions that Malcolm held before being dismissed from the NOI. Farrakhan became the national spokesman/national representative of the NOI and was appointed minister of the influential Harlem Mosque (Temple), where he served until 1975.[citation needed]

Considered by many to be a former (and by some, a present) competitor to MalcolmX, Farrakhan made numerous incendiary statements about him, contributing to what was called a “climate of vilification.”[13] This may have contributed to what ultimately led to the assassination of MalcolmX at a time when he was beginning to distance himself from the NOI after his hajj to Mecca.[13] Three men from a Newark, NOI mosque – Thomas Hagan, Muhammad Abdul Aziz (aka Norman 3X Butler) and Kahlil Islam (aka Thomas 15X Johnson)were convicted of the killing and served prison sentences. Only Hagan ever admitted his role.[14] Farrakhan was the keynote speaker at the Newark temple the same day that MalcolmX was assassinated.

Warith Deen Mohammed, the seventh son of Elijah and Clara Muhammad, was declared the new leader of the Nation of Islam at the annual Saviour’s Day Convention in February 1975, a day after his father died. He made substantial changes to the organization in the late 1970s, taking most members into a closer relationship with traditional (orthodox) Islam, and renaming the group “World Community of Islam in the West”, and eventually the American Society of Muslims, to indicate the apparent change. He rejected the deification of the founder Wallace D. Fard as Allah in person, the Mahdi of the Holy Qur’an and the messiah of the Bible, welcomed white worshippers who were once considered devils and enemies in the NOI as equal brothers, sisters, and friends. At the beginning of these changes, Chief Min. Warith Deen Mohammed gave some Euro-Americans X’s, and extended efforts at inter-religious cooperation and outreach to Christians and Jews.[citation needed] Changing his position and title from Chief Minister Wallace Muhammad to Imam Warith huddin Mohammad, and finally Imam Warith Al-Deen Mohammed, he was responsible for the most massive conversion of over 2,000,000 members of the Nation of Islam to traditional Islam in the United States of America.

Farrakhan joined and followed Imam Warith Al-Deen Mohammed, and eventually became a Sunni Imam under him for 312 years from 19751978. Imam Mohammed gave Imam Farrakhan the name Abdul-Haleem. In 1978, Imam Farrakhan distanced himself from Mohammed’s movement. In a 1990 interview with Emerge magazine, Farrakhan said that he had become disillusioned and decided to “quietly walk away” rather than cause a schism among the members.[citation needed] In 1978, Farrakhan and a small number of supporters decided to rebuild what they considered the original Nation of Islam upon the foundations established by Wallace Fard Muhammad, and Elijah Muhammad. This was done without publicly stating the intent.[citation needed]

In 1979, Farrakhan’s group founded a weekly newspaper entitled The Final Call, Inc. intended to be similar to the original Muhammad Speaks Newspaper that Malcolm X claims to have started,[15] in which Farrakhan has a weekly column. In 1981, Farrakhan and his supporters held their first Saviours’ Day convention in Chicago, Illinois, and took back the name of the Nation of Islam. The event was similar to the earlier Nation’s celebrations, last held in Chicago on February 26, 1975. At the convention’s keynote address, Farrakhan announced his attempt to restore the Nation of Islam under Elijah Muhammad’s teachings.[16]

On October 24, 1989, at a press conference at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC, Minister Farrakhan described a vision which he had on September 17, 1985 in Tepoztln, Mexico. In this ‘Vision-like’ experience he was carried up to “a Wheel, or what you call an unidentified flying object”, as in the Bible’s Book of Ezekiel. During this experience, he heard the voice of Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam.[17] He said in the press conference that Elijah Muhammad “spoke in short cryptic sentences and as he spoke a scroll full of cursive writing rolled down in front of my eyes, but it was a projection of what was being written in my mind. As I attempted to read the cursive writing, which was in English, the scroll disappeared and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad began to speak to me.” [Elijah Muhammad said], “President Reagan has met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to plan a war. I want you to hold a press conference in Washington, D.C., and announce their plan and say to the world that you got the information from me, Elijah Muhammad, on the Wheel.”[17]

During that same press conference Farrakhan stated that he believed his “experience” was proven stating, “In 1987, in the New York Times’ Sunday magazine and on the front page of the Atlanta Constitution, the truth of my vision was verified, for the headlines of the Atlanta Constitution read, “President Reagan Planned War Against Libya.” He continued, “In the article which followed, the exact words that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke to me on the Wheel were found; that the President had met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and planned a war against Libya in the early part of September 1985.”[17]

On January 12, 1995, Malcolm X’s daughter Qubilah Shabazz was arrested for conspiracy to assassinate Farrakhan. According to Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson, “[her family] resented Farrakhan and had good reason to because he was one of those in the Nation responsible for the climate of vilification that resulted in Malcolm X’s assassination”.[13] Some critics later alleged that the FBI had used paid informant Michael Fitzpatrick to frame Shabazz, who was four years old when her father was killed.[18] Nearly four months later, on the first of May, federal prosecutors dropped their case against Shabazz.[citation needed]

That year in October, Farrakhan convened a broad coalition of what he and his supporters claim to have been one-million men in Washington, D.C., for the Million Man March. The count however fell far below the hoped-for numbers. The National Park Service estimated that approximately 440,000 were in attendance.[19] Farrakhan threatened to sue the National Park Service because of the low estimate from the Park Police.[20] Farrakhan and other speakers called for black men to renew their commitments to their families and communities. The event was organized by a wide variety of civil rights and religious organizations and drew men and their sons from across the United States of America. While Farrakhan was the keynote speaker, many distinguished African American intellectuals addressed the throng including: Maya Angelou; Rosa Parks; Martin Luther King III, Cornel West, Jesse Jackson and Benjamin Chavis. In 2005, together with other prominent African Americans such as the New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz, the activist Al Sharpton, Addis Daniel and others, Farrakhan marked the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March by holding a second gathering, the Millions More Movement, October 1417 in Washington D.C.[citation needed]

In comments in 2005, Farrakhan stated that there was a 25-foot (7.6m) hole under one of the key levees that failed in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. He implied that the levee’s destruction was a deliberate attempt to wipe out the population of the largely black sections within the city. Farrakhan later said that New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin told him of the crater during a meeting in Dallas, Texas.[23] Farrakhan further claimed that the fact the levee broke the day after Hurricane Katrina is proof that the destruction of the levee was not a natural occurrence. Farrakhan has raised additional questions and has called for federal investigations into the source of the levee break.[24][25] He also asserted that the hurricane was “God’s way of punishing America for its warmongering and racism”.[26]

Experts including the Independent Levee Investigation Team (ILIT) from the University of California, Berkeley have countered his accusations. The report from the ILIT said “The findings of this panel are that the overtopping of the levees by flood waters, the often sub-standard materials used to shore up the levees, and the age of the levees contributed to these scour holes found at many of the sites of levee breaks after the hurricane.”[27]

In 2008, Farrakhan publicly supported then-Senator Barack Obama who was campaigning at the time to become the president of the United States of America, at the same time criticizing the United States.[28][29][30]

The Obama campaign quickly responded to convey his distance from the minister. “Senator Obama has been clear in his objections to Farrakhan’s past pronouncements and has not solicited the minister’s support,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.[28] Obama “rejected and denounced” Farrakhan’s support during an NBC presidential candidate debate.

Conservative internet sites such as World Net Daily reported that during his February 24, 2008, “Saviours’ Day” speech Farrakhan had called Obama “the Messiah”.[31] What Farrakhan actually said is “Sen. Obama is not the Messiah for sure, but anytime, he gives you a sign of uniting races, ethnic groups, ideologies, religions and makes people feel a sense of oneness, that’s not necessarily Satans work, that is I believe the work of God.”[29]

Following the 2008 presidential election, Farrakhan explained, during a BET television interview, that he was “careful” never to endorse Obama during his campaign. “I talked about himbut, in very beautiful and glowing terms, stopping short of endorsing him. And unfortunately, or fortunately, however we look at it, the media said I ‘endorsed’ him, so he renounced my so-called endorsement and support. But that didnt stop me from supporting him.”[32]

As of 2012, Farrakhan no longer supports Obama, whom he has since called the “first Jewish president”, due to Obama’s support for the 2011 military intervention in Libya, which Farrakhan strongly opposed due to his own support for Muammar Gaddafi.[33] At a March 31, 2011 press conference held at the Mosque Maryam, Farrakhan warned that the United States could be “facing a major earthquake as part of Gods divine judgment against the country for her evil”.[34]

On May 8, 2010, Farrakhan publicly announced his embrace of Dianetics and has actively encouraged Nation of Islam members to undergo auditing from the Church of Scientology.[35] Although he has stressed that he is not a Scientologist, but only a believer in Dianetics and the theories related to it, the Church honored Farrakhan previously during its 2006 Ebony Awakening awards ceremony (which he did not attend).[35][36]

Since the announcement in 2010, the Nation of Islam has been hosting its own Dianetic courses and its own graduation ceremonies. At the third such ceremony, which was held on Saviours Day 2013, it was announced that nearly 8500 members of the organisation had undergone Dianetic auditing. The Organisation announced it had graduated 1055 auditors and had delivered 82,424 hours of auditing. The graduation ceremony was certified by the Church of Scientology, and the Nation of Islam members received official certification. The ceremony was attended by Shane Woodruff, vice-president of the Church of Scientologys Celebrity Centre International. He stated that “The unfolding story of the Nation of Islam and Dianetics is bold, It is determined and it is absolutely committed to restoring freedom and wiping hell from the face of this planet. [37]

Farrakhan announced that he was seriously ill in a letter on September 11, 2006 that was directed to his staff, Nation of Islam members, and supporters. The letter, published in The Final Call newspaper, said that doctors in Cuba had discovered a peptic ulcer. According to the letter subsequent infections caused Farrakhan to lose 35 pounds, and he urged the Nation of Islam leadership to carry on while he recovered.[38]

Farrakhan was released from his five-week hospital stay on January 28, 2007, after major abdominal surgery. The operation was performed to correct damage caused by side effects of a radioactive “seed” implantation procedure that he received years earlier to successfully treat prostate cancer.[39]

Following his hospital stay, Farrakhan released a “Message of Appreciation” to supporters and well-wishers[40] and weeks later delivered the keynote address at the Nation of Islam’s annual convention in Detroit.[41]

In December 2013, Farrakhan announced that he had not appeared publicly for two months because he had suffered a heart attack in October.[42]

Farrakhan has been the center of much controversy with critics saying that his political views and comments are antisemitic or racist.[43] Farrakhan has categorically denied these charges[44] and stated that much of America’s perception of him has been shaped by media.[45][46]

Many, including Malcolm X’s family, have accused Louis Farrakhan of being involved in the plot to assassinate MalcolmX.[47][48][49][50] For many years, Betty Shabazz, the wife of Malcolm X, harbored resentment toward the Nation of Islamand Farrakhan in particularfor what she felt was their role in the assassination of her husband.[51] In a 1993 speech, Farrakhan seemed to acknowledge the possibility that the Nation of Islam was responsible for the assassination:

We don’t give a damn about no white man law if you attack what we love. And frankly, it ain’t none of your business. What do you got to say about it? Did you teach Malcolm? Did you make Malcolm? Did you clean up Malcolm? Did you put Malcolm out before the world? Was Malcolm your traitor or ours? And if we dealt with him like a nation deals with a traitor, what the hell business is it of yours? You just shut your mouth, and stay out of it. Because in the future, we gonna become a nation. And a nation gotta be able to deal with traitors and cutthroats and turncoats. The white man deals with his. The Jews deal with theirs.[52][53][54]

During a 1994 interview, Gabe Pressman asked Shabazz whether Farrakhan “had anything to do” with MalcolmX’s death. She replied: “Of course, yes. Nobody kept it a secret. It was a badge of honor. Everybody talked about it, yes.”[55] In January 1995, Qubilah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, was charged with trying to hire an assassin to kill Farrakhan in retaliation for the murder of her father, for which she believed he was responsible. On May 1, 1995, prosecutors agreed to drop murder-for-hire charges against Shabazz in a deal that required her to take responsibility for her actions and undergo drug and psychiatric treatment for two years to avoid a prison sentence.[56][57]

In a 60 Minutes interview that aired during May 2000, Farrakhan stated that some of the things he said may have led to the assassination of MalcolmX. “I may have been complicit in words that I spoke”, he said. “I acknowledge that and regret that any word that I have said caused the loss of life of a human being.”[58] A few days later Farrakhan denied that he “ordered the assassination” of MalcolmX, although he again acknowledged that he “created the atmosphere that ultimately led to MalcolmX’s assassination.”[59]

Many of Farrakhan’s comments have been deemed antisemitic by the Anti-Defamation League.[60][61] In 2012, the Simon Wiesenthal Center included some of Farrakhan’s comments on its list of the Top 10 antisemitic slurs of that year.[62] At a meeting of the Nation of Islam at Madison Square Garden in 1985, Farrakhan said of the Jews: “And don’t you forget, when it’s God who puts you in the ovens, it’s forever!”[63] Farrakhan made antisemitic comments during his May 1617, 2013 visit to Detroit[64] and in his weekly sermons titled “The Time and What Must Be Done”, begun during January 2013.[65] In March 2015, Farrakhan accused Jews of involvement in the September 11 attacks.[66]

Farrakhan has alleged that Jewish distributors blocked a major urban economic renewal initiative in 1984 he had championed which was dubbed “P.O.W.E.R.” for People Organized Working for Economic Rebirth. The initiative called for a joint enterprise of businesses and organizations, owned or run by black people, to produce and distribute a line of cosmetics and toiletries sold under the Clean & Fresh (now defunct) label. Major haircare companies, including Johnson Products Company, backed out of the initiative fearing it could lead to accusations of anti-Semitism.[67] Johnson Products owner George E. Johnson, Sr. maintained that his company’s distributors told him that any dealings with Farrakhan’s P.O.W.E.R. project would lead to having his own products boycotted. “We knew we could not offend our distribution channels,” a Johnson spokesman Dorothy McConner said. “When I saw that,” Farrakhan said, “I recognized that the Blackman will never be free until we address the relationship between Blacks and Jews.”[68]

In 1984, after returning from a visit to Libya Farrakhan delivered a sermon that was recorded by a Chicago Sun Times reporter. A transcript from part of the sermon was published in The New York Times:

Toward the end of that portion of his speech that was recorded, Mr. Farrakhan said: “Now that nation called Israel never has had any peace in 40 years and she will never have any peace because there can be no peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your dirty religion under His holy and righteous name.”[69]

Farrakhan has repeatedly denied referring to Judaism as a “gutter religion” explaining that he was instead referring to what he believed was the Israeli Government’s use of Judaism as a political tool. In a June 18, 1997, letter to a former Wall Street Journal editor Jude Wanniski he stated:

Countless times over the years I have explained that I never referred to Judaism as a gutter religion, but, clearly referred to the machinations of those who hide behind the shield of Judaism while using unjust political means to achieve their objectives. This was distilled in the New York tabloids and other media saying, ‘Farrakhan calls Judaism a gutter religion.’

As a Muslim, I revere Abraham, Moses, and all the Prophets whom Allah (God) sent to the children of Israel. I believe in the scriptures brought by these Prophets and the Laws of Allah (God) as expressed in the Torah. I would never refer to the Revealed Word of Allah (God)the basis of Jewish Faithis ‘dirty’ or ‘gutter.’ You know, Jude, as well as I, that the Revealed Word of Allah (God) comes as a Message from Allah (God) to purify us from our evil that has divided us and caused us to fall into the gutter.

Over the centuries, the evils of Christians, Jews and Muslims have dirtied their respective religions. True Faith in the laws and Teaching of Abraham, Jesus and Muhammad is not dirty, but, practices in the name of these religions can be unclean and can cause people to look upon the misrepresented religion as being unclean.[70]

In response to Farrakhan’s speech, Nathan Pearlmutter, then Chair of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B’nai B’rith, referred to Farrakhan as the new “Black Hitler” and Village Voice journalist Nat Hentoff also characterized the NOI leader as a “Black Hitler” while a guest on a New York radio talk-show.

In response, Farrakhan announced during a March 11, 1984, speech broadcast on a Chicago radio station:

So I said to the members of the press, ‘Why won’t you go and look into what we are saying about the threats on Reverend Jackson’s life?’ Here the Jews don’t like Farrakhan and so they call me ‘Hitler’. Well that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He wasn’t great for me as a Black man but he was a great German and he rose Germany up from the ashes of her defeat by the united force of all of Europe and America after the First World War. Yet Hitler took Germany from the ashes and rose her up and made her the greatest fighting machine of the twentieth century, brothers and sisters, and even though Europe and America had deciphered the code that Hitler was using to speak to his chiefs of staff, they still had trouble defeating Hitler even after knowing his plans in advance. Now I’m not proud of Hitler’s evil toward Jewish people, but that’s a matter of record. He rose Germany up from nothing. Well, in a sense you could say there is a similarity in that we are rising our people up from nothing, but don’t compare me with your wicked killers.[70][71]

Farrakhan received sexual discrimination complaints filed with a New York state agency when he banned women from attending a speech he gave in a city-owned theater in 1993.[72] The next year he gave a speech only women could attend.[72] In his speech for women, as The New York Times reported, “Mr. Farrakhan urged the women to embrace his formula for a successful family. He encouraged them to put husbands and children ahead of their careers, shun tight, short skirts, stay off welfare and reject abortion. He also stressed the importance of cooking and cleaning and urged women not to abandon homemaking for careers. ‘Youre just not going to be happy unless there is happiness in the home,’ Mr. Farrakhan said at the Mason Cathedral Church of God in Christ in the Dorchester section, not far from the Roxbury neighborhood where he was reared by a single mother. ‘Your professional lives cant satisfy your soul like a good, loving man.'” [72]

When Farrakhan first joined the NOI he was asked by Elijah Muhammad to put aside his musical career as a calypso singer.[73] After 42 years, Farrakhan decided to take up the violin once more primarily due to the urging of prominent classical musician Sylvia Olden Lee.[citation needed]

On April 17, 1993, Farrakhan made his return concert debut with performances of the Violin Concerto in E Minor by Felix Mendelssohn. Farrakhan intimated that his performance of a concerto by a Jewish composer was, in part, an effort to heal a rift between him and the Jewish community.[74]The New York Times music critic Bernard Holland reported that Farrakhan’s performance was somewhat flawed due to years of neglect “nonetheless Mr. Farrakhan’s sound is that of the authentic player. It is wide, deep and full of the energy that makes the violin gleam.”[74]

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Louis Farrakhan (born Louis Eugene Wolcott in 1933 and formerly known as Louis X (not of France) is the leader of the Nation of Islam, a radical African-American religious, political and social movement. Farrakhan also happens to be a massive racist and bigot, having made innumerable hateful statements against whites, Jews, and gays over the years.[1] As a raving anti-Semite, Farrakhan has promoted various forms of an international Jewish conspiracy, including Jewish ownership of the media and Jews being responsible for the slave trade.[2] Much like Hugo Chavez with Latin America, a depressingly large number of people genuinely believe he is in this for something besides self-aggrandizement and that he truly looks out for the best interests of all black people.

The family of black power activist and former Nation of Islam member Malcolm X believe Farrakhan was behind his assassination. Members of the Nation of Islam assassinated Malcolm after he left the nation due to the hypocrisy of various leading figures preaching against and simultaneously indulging in various vices. Farrakhan has publicly condoned the assassination, saying it was justified because Malcolm was a traitor to the Nation of Islam.[3] In 2009 he got on the vaccine hysteria bandwagon, claiming that the H1N1 vaccine was in actuality a part of a plan to kill off people in order to ease overpopulation.[4]

Farrakhan supported Robert Mugabe’s unconstitutional seizures of Zimbabwean farmland that resulted in that country’s food production crashing.[5] He also believes that the U.S. government deliberately demolished a levee following Hurricane Katrina in an effort to force black people out of New Orleans, despite multiple engineers pointing out that this bizarre idea is not even wrong.[6]

Farrakhan expressed admiration of Muammar al-Gaddafi on many occasions and received the Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights in 1996.[7] He called Barack Obama “America’s first Jewish president” because of the 2011 intervention in Libya. [8]

Farrakhan is a supporter of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, and has had medical operations performed in Cuba.[9] He also denies Cuba’s human rights violations.[10]

He has banned women from attending his rants, and also given women-only speeches. At one of the latter he encouraged women to put husbands and children ahead of their careers, shun tight, short skirts, stay off welfare and reject abortion. He clearly did not appreciate the irony when addressing a women-only audience close to where he was raised by his single-parent mother: “Your professional lives can’t satisfy your soul like a good, loving man.”[11]

He also doesn’t like Freemasons.[12] He also believes that Ebola was made by whites as a way of killing blacks off.[13]

At least, as an olive branch contrasting with his anti-Semitism, he can play Mendelssohn on violin.[14]

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Louis Farrakhan praises Donald Trump – POLITICO

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Donald Trump is the only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community and said ‘I dont want your money.'” | AP Photo

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan praised Republican front-runner Donald Trump for refusing donations from Jewish groups.

Trump is the only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community and said ‘I dont want your money,’ Farrakhan said in a sermon he delivered this week. Any time a man can say to those who control the politics of America, I dont want your money, that means you cant control me. And they cant afford to give up control of the presidents of the United States.

Despite his commendation for the billionaire businessman, Farrakhan did not endorse him. Not that Im for Mr. Trump, he added, but I like what Im looking at.

Farrakhan also called Jews the “Synagogue of Satan,” according to the Anti-Defamation League, which monitors anti-Semitic statements.

In December, Trump appeared before a crowd of leading Jewish Republicans and told them, Youre not going to support me even though Ill be the best guy for Israel.”

Im a negotiator like you folks,” he also said. Is there anyone in this room who doesnt negotiate deals? … Probably more than any room Ive ever spoken.

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Keith Ellison Said Jews Want to ‘Oppress Minorities All Over the World’ – Washington Free Beacon

Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) / AP BY: Brent Scher February 7, 2017 2:56 pm Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) said that Jews wanted to “oppress minorities all over the world” and referred to them as “slave traders,” according to a former classmate interviewed by Mother Jones. Ellison, one of the front-runners to be elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee in an election later this month,is one of the most liberal members of Congress and has been a vocal critic of the Jewish state of Israel throughout his decade in the House of Representatives. Michael Olenick was the opinions editor at theMinnesota Dailyat the time thatEllison, who thenwent by Keith Hakim as a student at University of Minnesota Law School, was submitting numerous op-eds defendingNation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Olenick, who is Jewish, told Mother Jones that Ellison’s argument at the time was that “an oppressed group could not be racist toward Jews because Jews were themselves oppressors.” “European white Jews are trying to oppress minorities all over the world,” Olenick said, recalling Ellison’s argument.”Keith would go on all the time about Jewish slave traders.'” Ellison began attending a mosque when he was 19and became more politically radical, according to the Mother Jones piece. “Increasingly, he devoted his energy to anti-apartheid activism, and his columns took on a new urgency,” wrote Tim Murphy. “He read a lot of Frantz Fanon, the Marxist anti-colonialist writer from Martinique, and in 1985 he attended a campus speech by Louis Farrakhan, the controversial Nation of Islam leader who blended calls for black empowerment with lengthy diatribes against Jews, gays, and other groups.” Ellison has long attempted to downplay his support for Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, but Murphy wrote that Ellison was far more involved with the group than he currently says he was. Organizers that worked with Ellison on his unsuccessful run to be a Minnesota state representative in 1998 told Murphy that Ellison would show up to campaign events wearing a Farrakhan-esque bow tie along with members of Fruit of Islam, which is the Nation of Islam’s security force. A Minnesota Nation of Islam leader said that Ellison spent several years as a “trusted member of our inner circle,” officially serving asthe local group’s chief of protocol. Members of the Nation of Islam told Mother Jones that Ellison’s current treatment of Farrakhan is the “ultimate betrayal.” In December, the Nation of Islam’s official newspaper called Ellison “cowardly” and a “hypocrite.”

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Hoodrich Pablo Juan and Jose Guapo Are Juggin Dat Pack in New Video – XXLMAG.COM

Subscribe to XXL on Back in November, Hoodrich Pablo Juan and Jose Guapo teamed up for a mixtape titled Million Dollar Plugs 2. The Atlanta rappers linked up once again to create a music video for the mixtape standout Juggin Dat Pack produced by Ryan Hemsworth and Chindamo. The video sees the duo out in Los Angeles boasting about their respective exploits. Juan and Guapo are shown in front of the famous Hollywood sign and spitting rhymes on a staircase. The Juggin Dat Pack video could be just the beginning of a breakout video for Juan. The African Diamonds artist has only been rapping since 2015, yet hes quickly gaining momentum. XXL recently had the chance to speak with Juan, who talked about his lofty aspirations as an artist. Id probablybe the next Louis Farrakhan, Juan said. If you break the game down, Jay Z is doing good for his angle, even people like Ludacris, he doing good, might have T.I. doing movies, but no ones doing what Farrakhan does. If I make enough money, Im gonna buy my own water, Ima have my own cows to get the milk, Ill have my chickens that grow the eggs. Im gonna take it a little deeper than any rapper I can say. Make sure to check out XXLs entire interview with Juan for more insight on the rising star. The ATLien touched on topics like the influence of Pimp C on his music and the misconceptions about his background. 20 of YourFavoriteRappersNaming TheirFavoriteRappers Subscribe to XXL on

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Louis Farrakhan: Obama chose Israel, homosexuals over …

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addresses the audience at the metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in in Washington June 24, 2015.. (photo credit:REUTERS) Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan harshly criticized US President Barack Obama this week, accusing him of supporting Israel and the gay community instead of the black community. You fought for the rights of gay people; you fought for the rights of this people and that people…[y]ou fight for Israel, Farrakhan said while giving a sermon on Sunday, according to a report in The Blaze. Meanwhile, Farrakhan said, “your people are suffering and dying in the streets. He added that Obama has not fared well in the eyes of the black community. The comments came after Farrakhan claimed that Obama didnt earn a positive legacy with the black community. If you cant go and see about them, then dont worry about your legacy, he said. Because the white people that you served so well theyll preserve your legacy. Farrakhans religious group Nation of Islam, once led by Malcolm X, is labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Farrakhan has a checkered past with antisemitism. In March 2015, he blamed “Israelis and Zionist Jews” for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Some of Farrakhans other claims in that speech relating to Sept. 11 include that an Israeli film crew dressed as Arabs were filming the Twin Towers before the first plane went in and many Jews received a text message not to come to work on Sept. 11. In 2011, he also said that Jews and Zionists are trying to push the US into war and that Zionists dominate the US government and banks. JTA contributed to this report. Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin Prev Article Archeologists find war-era artifacts in Nazi time capsule in Poland Holocaust Museum to world leaders at UN: ‘Confront Iran on Holocaust denial’ Next Article

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SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Sunday at the Mens Day program hosted at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, DC,Nation of IslamleaderMinister Louis Farrakhan said to President Barack Obama, Your people are suffering and dying in the streets, of Chicago, so you failed to do what should have been done. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Farrakhan continued by saying it is time to let Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump do what he wants to because he is not destroying your legacy. Farrakhan said, So you Democrats, you been in their party a long time. Answer me, what did you get? You got a president. He is worried about his legacy. You want Hillary to get in to protect your legacy because Trump said the minute he gets in, he is going to reverse the Affordable Care Act. Because that is your signature achievement. To show you how hateful the enemy is, he hates that you achieve what you did achieve. So he said Im going to tear it up when I get in. So he dont want his legacy destroyed. Mr. President, let the man do, if he get in, what he wants to because he is not destroying your legacy. If your legacy is bound up in an Affordable Care Act that only affects a few million people and they are trying to make it really difficult for those of us who signed up, thats not your legacy. He continued, But I just want to tell you, Mr. President, youre from Chicago, and so am I. I go out in the streets with the people. I visited the worst neighborhoods. I talked to the gangs. And while I was out there talking to them, they said You know, Farrakhan, the president aint never come. Could you get him to come and look after us? Theres your legacy, Mr. President. Its in the streets with your suffering people, Mr. President. And If you cant go and see about them, then dont worry about your legacy cause the white people that you served so well, theyll preserve your legacy. The hell they will. But you didnt earn your legacy with us. We put you there. You fought for the rights of gay people. You fought for the rights of this people and that people. You fight for Israel. Your people are suffering and dying in the streets! Thats where your legacy is. Now you failed to do what should have been done. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

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Louis Farrakhan’s First Congressman | The Weekly Standard

Minneapolis AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME in history, it is a matter of note that Congress is about to re ceive its first Muslim member. Keith Ellison, currently a Minnesota state representative, is poised to succeed 14-term incumbent Democrat Martin Sabo in the Fifth District, which includes the city of Minneapolis. Ellison’s endorsement by the Demo cratic-Farmer-Labor party is tantamount to his election in what is one of the safest Democratic seats in the country. Thus, at age 43, Ellison stands positioned not only to win that office but also to hold it as long as he chooses. Ellison’s Muslim faith has generated no controversy in the campaign. On the contrary, it has served to insulate aspects of his public record from close scrutiny in a city whose dominant news organ, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, is a paragon of political correctness. With the exception of columnist Katherine Kersten, the Star Tribune has scrupulously avoided examining Ellison’s long train of troubling associations, foremost among them his ties to the Nation of Islam. Ellison’s record also includes a multitude of embarrassments of the traditional kind. He fell afoul of the IRS after failing to pay $25,000 in income taxes; he ignored fines that he had incurred for parking tickets and moving violations so numerous that his driver’s license was suspended more times than he can remember; he was fined for willful violation of Minnesota’s campaign finance reporting law. It amounts to a striking pattern of lawbreaking since he undertook the practice of law in 1990. But it was the link to the Nation of Islam that stood as the most serious impediment to Ellison’s primary campaign. He addressed it in a letter to the local chapter of the Jewish Community Relations Council following his endorsement by the DFL in May. In the letter, Ellison asserted that his involvement with the Nation of Islam had been limited to an 18-month period around the time of the Million Man March in 1995, that he had been unfamiliar with the Nation of Islam’s anti-Semitic views during his in volvement with the group, and that he himself had never expressed such views. The Star Tribune has faithfully parroted these assertions as facts. As a result, the three assertions have become the cornerstone of Ellison’s campaign, securing him the support of prominent Minneapolis Jews and the endorsement of the Minneapolis-based American Jewish World newsweekly. Nevertheless, a little research reveals each one of them to be demonstrably false. Ellison’s activities on behalf of the Nation of Islam continued well beyond any 18-month period, he was familiar with the Nation of Islam’s anti-Semitic views, and he himself mouthed those views. Ellison was born Catholic in Detroit. He states that he converted to Islam as an undergraduate at Wayne State University. As a third-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1989-90, he wrote two columns for the Minnesota Daily under the name “Keith Hakim.” In the first, Ellison refers to “Minister Louis Farrakhan,” defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate. In the second, “Hakim” demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate homeland for American blacks. In February 1990, Ellison participated in sponsoring Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) to speak at the law school on the subject “Zionism: Imperialism, White Supremacy or Both?” Jewish law students met personally with Ellison and appealed to him not to sponsor the speech at the law school; he rejected their appeal, and, as anticipated, Ture gave a notoriously anti-Semitic speech. Ellison admits that he worked on behalf of the Nation of Islam in 1995. At a rally for the Million Man March held at the University of Minnesota, Ellison appeared onstage with Khalid Abdul Muhammad, who ran true to form: According to a contemporaneous Star Tribune article, “If words were swords, the chests of Jews, gays and whites would be pierced.” Even in 1995, Ellison’s work on behalf of the Nation of Islam extended well beyond his promotion of the Million Man March. That year, he dutifully spouted the Farrakhan line when Qubilah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, was indicted for conspiring to murder Farrakhan. Ellison organized a march on the U.S. attorney’s office in Minneapolis demanding that Shabazz be released and alleging that the FBI itself had conspired to kill Farrakhan. In a November 6, 1995, column for the Minneapolis periodical Insight News, Ellison wrote under the name “Keith X Ellison.” He condemned a Star Tribune editorial cartoon that was critical of Farrakhan as a role model for blacks because of his anti-Semitism. Ellison argued to the contrary. Then, in February 1997, Ellison appeared as a local spokesman for the Nation of Islam with the last name “Muhammad.” He spoke at a public hearing in connection with a controversy involving Joanne Jackson of the Minnesota Initiative Against Racism (MIAR). Jackson was alleged to have said, “Jews are among the most racist white people I know.” Jackson denied making the statement or insisted that it had been taken out of context. Ellison appeared before the MIAR on behalf of the Nation of Islam in defense of Jackson’s alleged statement. According to the Star Tribune and the full text of the statement published in the Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder, Elli son said: The last sentence alluded to another of Jackson’s alleged statements, providing a personal basis for characterizing Jews as “the most racist white people” she knew. Ellison’s May 28 letter acknowledges only that others supported Jackson’s alleged statement in that controversy while falsely denying that he himself did so. Ellison first emerged as a candidate for public office in 1998, when he ran for the DFL nomination for state representative as “Keith Ellison-Muhammad.” In a contemporaneous article on his candidacy in the Insight News, Ellison is reported still defending Louis Farrakhan: Ellison says now that he broke with the Nation of Islam when “it became clear to me that their message of empowerment intertwined with more negative messages.” However, Ellison himself was the purveyor of the Nation of Islam’s noxious party line in his every public utterance touching on related issues over the course of a decade. Moreover, Ellison’s unsavory associations were not limited to the Nation of Islam. Perhaps the lowest moment in Minneapolis’s history was the September 1992 execution-style murder of police officer Jerry Haaf. Haaf was shot in the back as he took a coffee break at a restaurant in south Minneapolis. The murder was a gang hit performed by four members of the city’s Vice Lords gang. The leader of the Vice Lords was Sharif Willis, a convicted murderer who had been released from prison and who sought respectability as a responsible gang leader from gullible municipal authorities while operating a gang front called United for Peace. The four Vice Lords members who murdered Haaf met and planned the murder at Willis’s house. Two witnesses at the trial of one of the men convicted of Haaf’s murder implicated Willis in the planning. Willis was never charged; law enforcement authorities said they lacked sufficient evidence to convict him. Within a month of Haaf’s murder, Ellison appeared with Willis supporting the United for Peace gang front. In October 1992, Ellison helped organize a demonstration against Minneapolis police that included United for Peace. “The main point of our rally is to support United for Peace [in its fight against] the campaign of slander the police federation has been waging,” said Ellison. Willis was the last speaker at the demonstration. According to a contemporaneous report in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Willis told the crowd that Minneapolis police were experiencing the same fear from young black men that blacks had felt from police for many years. “If the police have some fear, I understand that fear,” Willis said. “We seem to have an overabundance of bad police. . . . [W]e’re going to get rid of them,” Willis said. “They’ve got to go.” The Pioneer Press account concludes with Ellison’s contribution to the demonstration: “Ellison told the crowd that the police union is systematically frightening whites in order to get more police officers hired. That way, Ellison said, the union can increase its power base.” Ellison publicly supported the Haaf murder defendants. In February 1993, he spoke at a demonstration for one of them during his trial. Ellison led the crowd assembled at the courthouse in a chant that was ominous in the context of Haaf’s cold-blooded murder: “We don’t get no justice, you don’t get no peace.” Ellison’s working relationship with Sharif Willis came to an end in February 1995, when Willis was convicted in federal court on several counts of drug and gun-related crimes and sent back to prison for 20 years. The various themes of Ellison’s public commitments and associations all came together in a February 2000 speech he gave at a fundraising event sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the far-left National Lawyers Guild, on whose steering committee he had served. The event was a fundraiser for former Symbionese Liberation Army member Kathleen Soliah after her apprehension in St. Paul (under the name “Sara Jane Olson”) for the attempted murder of Los Angeles police officers in 1975. Ellison weirdly referred to Soliah/ Olson as a “black gang member” (she is white) and thus a victim of government persecution. He described her as one of those who had been “fighting for freedom in the ’60s and ’70s” and called for her release. (She subsequently pleaded guilty to charges in Los Angeles and to an additional murder charge in Sacramento; she is serving time in California.) Still toeing the Nation of Islam line, he recalled “Qubilah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, [who] was prosecuted in retribution against Minister Farrakhan.” He also spoke favorably of cop killers Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur. (Shakur has been on the lam in Cuba since 1984; last year she was placed on the FBI’s domestic terrorists list with a one million dollar reward for her capture.) Having spoken out over many years as an advocate of the Nation of Islam under guises including Keith Hakim, Keith X Ellison, and Keith Ellison-Muhammad, Ellison might reasonably prompt Fifth District voters to wonder where he really stands. His recent account of the nature and extent of his relationship with the Nation of Islam cannot be squared with the public record. During his congressional campaign, Ellison has nevertheless held himself out as a friend of the Jewish people and of Israel. As if to shore up his identity as a Muslim activist, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Nihad Awad, flew to Minneapolis to appear as a featured guest (along with Ellison himself and Guantnamo chaplain James Yee) at an Ellison fundraiser in suburban Minneapolis on August 25. Awad is notable, among other things, for his past expressions of support for Hamas. The Star Tribune didn’t get around to reporting on the fundraiser until several days after Ellison won the September 12 primary. Ellison commented to the Star Tribune regarding issues raised by Awad’s attendance at the fundraiser: “The Republicans are in a tough position. Iraq is a failed policy. They haven’t done much for homeland security. We still have a health care crisis. The Earth is warming up, and they’re not doing anything about it. What else are they going to do? They have to try to engage in smear politics.” Unfortunately, it won’t be necessary for Ellison to come up with a more compelling response than that before he makes news in November as America’s first Muslim congressman. Scott W. Johnson is a Minneapolis attorney and a contributor to the Power Line blog.

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Louis Farrakhan Compares Hillary To Black Community’s Hitler …

5305381 Louis Farrakhan railed against Hillary Clinton during a sermon this past Sunday. The Nation of Islam leader firstcommended Donald Trump for taking away power from the media. Farrakhan noted that the Republican nominee had beenplastered acrossthe television networks election coverage as a means to embarrass him, but that only resulted in free campaign advertising for the Trump campaign. You dont even realize that you [the media] are no longer in power, he stated. Cant you see youve failed? WATCH (Election comments begin at 2 hr, 19 min): Farrakhan then turned his focus towards the Democratic nominee. My dear brothersand sisters, this is serious, Farrakhan told his congregation. Her husband and Joe Biden were the authors of the crime bill that put tens of thousands of black brothers and sisters in prison. Mrs. Clinton backed the crime bill and then called our young people super predators. Of course she apologized, but just a minute. See Hitler couldve said to the Jews after Auschwitz, Im so sorry. Would that be enough to satisfy you? In a 1939 letter, Sanger wrote about getting the black preachers to help with her efforts. She said, we dont want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. And when Mrs. Clinton received the award, [she said] I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. Her courage. Her tenacity. Her vision. Now they have to admit that the war on drugs was a war on black people. Follow Datoc onTwitter and Facebook

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Louis Farrakhan – Wikipedia

Louis Farrakhan, Sr. (born Louis Eugene Wolcott; May 11, 1933, and formerly known as LouisX) is an American religious leader, activist, and social commentator. He is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI) and served as the minister of major mosques in Boston and Harlem, and was appointed by the longtime NOI leader, Elijah Muhammad, as the National Representative of the Nation of Islam. After Warith Deen Muhammad disbanded the NOI and started the orthodox Islamic group American Society of Muslims, Farrakhan started rebuilding the NOI. In 1981 he revived the name Nation of Islam for his organization, previously known as Final Call, regaining many of the Nation of Islam’s National properties including the NOI National Headquarters Mosque Maryam, reopening over 130 NOI mosques in America and the world. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes Farrakhan as antisemitic and a proponent of an anti-white theology.[2] Farrakhan himself, however, disputes this view of his ideology.[3] Farrakhan is a black religious and social leader. Farrakhan has been both praised and widely criticized for his often controversial political views and outspoken rhetorical style. He has been criticized for remarks that have been perceived as antisemitic, anti-white and homophobic.[2] In October 1995, he organized and led the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., calling on black men to renew their commitments to their families and communities. Farrakhan, due to health issues, reduced his responsibilities with the NOI in 2007.[4] In recent years, however, Farrakhan has been very active, including delivering weekly online sermons throughout 2013[5] as well as speaking at both large public NOI events as well as smaller venues.[6] Since 2010, Farrakhan has advocated L Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics and the use of its “auditing” technique despite not being a Scientologist. In 2015, he led the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March: Justice or Else. Farrakhan was born Louis Eugene Wolcott (also mistakenly spelled Walcott)[7] in The Bronx, New York, the younger of two sons of Sarah Mae Manning (January 16, 1900 November 18, 1988) and Percival Clark, immigrants from the Caribbean islands. His mother was born in Saint Kitts and Nevis. His father was a Jamaican native. The couple split before Louis was born. Farrakhan says he never knew his biological father. His mother then moved in with Louis Wolcott from Barbados, who became his stepfather.[8] After Louis’ stepfather died in 1936, the Wolcott family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where they settled in the West Indian neighborhood of Roxbury.[8] Starting at the age of six, Wolcott received rigorous training in the violin.[7] He received his first violin at the age of six, and by the time he was 13 years old he had played with the Boston College Orchestra and the Boston Civic Symphony.[8] A year later, he went on to win national competitions. In 1946, he was one of the first black performers to appear on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour,[7] where he also won an award. He and his family were active members of the Episcopal St. Cyprian’s Church in Roxbury.[8] Wolcott attended the prestigious Boston Latin School, and later the English High School, from which he graduated.[9] He completed three years at Winston-Salem Teachers College, where he had a track scholarship.[10] Wolcott married Betsy Ross while he was in college. (She later took the name Khadijah Farrakhan.) She lived in Boston,[when?] and was pregnant with their child. Due to complications from the pregnancy, Wolcott dropped out after completing his junior year of college to devote time to her and their child. They are still married.[citation needed] Farrakhan has nine children: four sons (Mustapha, Joshua Nasir, Abnar, and Louis Jr.) and five daughters (Donna, Hanan, Maria, Fatimah, and Khallada).[11] In the 1950s, Wolcott started his professional music career by recording several calypso albums as a singer under the name “The Charmer”. He also performed on tour. In February 1955, using part of his middle name, Eugene, “Calypso Gene” was headlining a show in Chicago, Illinois, entitled “Calypso Follies.” One of his songs was on the top 100 Billboard Chart for five years in a row.[citation needed] There he first came in contact with the teachings of the Nation of Islam (NOI) through Rodney Smith, a friend and saxophonist from Boston. Wolcott and his wife Betsy were invited to the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day address by Elijah Muhammad. Prior to going to Saviours’ Day, due to then-Minister MalcolmX’s popularity in the media, Wolcott had never heard of Elijah Muhammad, and like many outside of the Nation of Islam, he thought that MalcolmX was the leader of the Nation of Islam.[citation needed] In 1955, Wolcott fulfilled the requirements to be a registered Muslim/registered believer/registered laborer. He memorized and recited verbatim the 10 questions and answers of the NOI’s Student Enrollment. He then wrote a Saviour’s Letter that must be sent to the NOI’s headquarters in Chicago. The Saviour’s Letter must be copied verbatim, and have the identical handwriting of the Nation of Islam’s founder, Wallace Fard Muhammad. After having the Saviour’s Letter reviewed, and approved by the NOI’s headquarters in Chicago in July 1955, Wolcott received a letter of approval from the Nation of Islam acknowledging his official membership as a registered Muslim/registered believer/registered laborer in the NOI. As a result, he received his “X.” The “X” was considered a placeholder, used to indicate that Nation of Islam members’ original African family names had been lost. They acknowledged that European surnames were slave names, assigned by the slaveowners to mark their ownership. Members of the NOI used the “X” while waiting for their Islamic names, which some NOI members received later in their conversion.[12] Hence, Louis Wolcott became LouisX. Elijah Muhammad then replaced his “X” with the “holy name” Farrakhan, an Arabic name meaning “The Criterion”. The summer after Louis’ conversion, Elijah Muhammad stated that all musicians in the NOI had to choose between music and the Nation of Islam.[7] LouisX did so only after performing one final event at the Nevel Country Club.[citation needed] LouisX quickly rose through the ranks. After only nine months of being a registered Muslim in the NOI and a member of Muhammad’s Temple of Islam in Boston, where MalcolmX was the minister, the former calypso-singer turned Muslim became his assistant minister. Eventually he became the official minister after Elijah Muhammad transferred MalcolmX to Muhammad’s Temple of Islam No. 7 on West 116th St. in Harlem, New York City. Louis X continued to be mentored by MalcolmX, until the latter’s assassination in 1965. The day that MalcolmX died in Harlem, Farrakhan happened to be in Newark, New Jersey on rotation, 45 minutes away from where MalcolmX was assassinated. After MalcolmX’s death, Elijah Muhammad appointed Farrakhan to the two prominent positions that Malcolm held before being dismissed from the NOI. Farrakhan became the national spokesman/national representative of the NOI and was appointed minister of the influential Harlem Mosque (Temple), where he served until 1975.[citation needed] Considered by many to be a former (and by some, a present) competitor to MalcolmX, Farrakhan made numerous incendiary statements about him, contributing to what was called a “climate of vilification.”[13] This may have contributed to what ultimately led to the assassination of MalcolmX at a time when he was beginning to distance himself from the NOI after his hajj to Mecca.[13] Three men from a Newark, NOI mosque – Thomas Hagan, Muhammad Abdul Aziz (aka Norman 3X Butler) and Kahlil Islam (aka Thomas 15X Johnson)were convicted of the killing and served prison sentences. Only Hagan ever admitted his role.[14] Farrakhan was the keynote speaker at the Newark temple the same day that MalcolmX was assassinated. Warith Deen Mohammed, the seventh son of Elijah and Clara Muhammad, was declared the new leader of the Nation of Islam at the annual Saviour’s Day Convention in February 1975, a day after his father died. He made substantial changes to the organization in the late 1970s, taking most members into a closer relationship with traditional (orthodox) Islam, and renaming the group “World Community of Islam in the West”, and eventually the American Society of Muslims, to indicate the apparent change. He rejected the deification of the founder Wallace D. Fard as Allah in person, the Mahdi of the Holy Qur’an and the messiah of the Bible, welcomed white worshippers who were once considered devils and enemies in the NOI as equal brothers, sisters, and friends. At the beginning of these changes, Chief Min. Warith Deen Mohammed gave some Euro-Americans X’s, and extended efforts at inter-religious cooperation and outreach to Christians and Jews.[citation needed] Changing his position and title from Chief Minister Wallace Muhammad to Imam Warith huddin Mohammad, and finally Imam Warith Al-Deen Mohammed, he was responsible for the most massive conversion of over 2,000,000 members of the Nation of Islam to traditional Islam in the United States of America. Farrakhan joined and followed Imam Warith Al-Deen Mohammed, and eventually became a Sunni Imam under him for 312 years from 19751978. Imam Mohammed gave Imam Farrakhan the name Abdul-Haleem. In 1978, Imam Farrakhan distanced himself from Mohammed’s movement. In a 1990 interview with Emerge magazine, Farrakhan said that he had become disillusioned and decided to “quietly walk away” rather than cause a schism among the members.[citation needed] In 1978, Farrakhan and a small number of supporters decided to rebuild what they considered the original Nation of Islam upon the foundations established by Wallace Fard Muhammad, and Elijah Muhammad. This was done without publicly stating the intent.[citation needed] In 1979, Farrakhan’s group founded a weekly newspaper entitled The Final Call, Inc. intended to be similar to the original Muhammad Speaks Newspaper that Malcolm X claims to have started,[15] in which Farrakhan has a weekly column. In 1981, Farrakhan and his supporters held their first Saviours’ Day convention in Chicago, Illinois, and took back the name of the Nation of Islam. The event was similar to the earlier Nation’s celebrations, last held in Chicago on February 26, 1975. At the convention’s keynote address, Farrakhan announced his attempt to restore the Nation of Islam under Elijah Muhammad’s teachings.[16] On October 24, 1989, at a press conference at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC, Minister Farrakhan described a vision which he had on September 17, 1985 in Tepoztln, Mexico. In this ‘Vision-like’ experience he was carried up to “a Wheel, or what you call an unidentified flying object”, as in the Bible’s Book of Ezekiel. During this experience, he heard the voice of Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam.[17] He said in the press conference that Elijah Muhammad “spoke in short cryptic sentences and as he spoke a scroll full of cursive writing rolled down in front of my eyes, but it was a projection of what was being written in my mind. As I attempted to read the cursive writing, which was in English, the scroll disappeared and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad began to speak to me.” [Elijah Muhammad said], “President Reagan has met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to plan a war. I want you to hold a press conference in Washington, D.C., and announce their plan and say to the world that you got the information from me, Elijah Muhammad, on the Wheel.”[17] During that same press conference Farrakhan stated that he believed his “experience” was proven stating, “In 1987, in the New York Times’ Sunday magazine and on the front page of the Atlanta Constitution, the truth of my vision was verified, for the headlines of the Atlanta Constitution read, “President Reagan Planned War Against Libya.” He continued, “In the article which followed, the exact words that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke to me on the Wheel were found; that the President had met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and planned a war against Libya in the early part of September 1985.”[17] On January 12, 1995, Malcolm X’s daughter Qubilah Shabazz was arrested for conspiracy to assassinate Farrakhan. According to Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson, “[her family] resented Farrakhan and had good reason to because he was one of those in the Nation responsible for the climate of vilification that resulted in Malcolm X’s assassination”.[13] Some critics later alleged that the FBI had used paid informant Michael Fitzpatrick to frame Shabazz, who was four years old when her father was killed.[18] Nearly four months later, on the first of May, federal prosecutors dropped their case against Shabazz.[citation needed] That year in October, Farrakhan convened a broad coalition of what he and his supporters claim to have been one-million men in Washington, D.C., for the Million Man March. The count however fell far below the hoped-for numbers. The National Park Service estimated that approximately 440,000 were in attendance.[19] Farrakhan threatened to sue the National Park Service because of the low estimate from the Park Police.[20] Farrakhan and other speakers called for black men to renew their commitments to their families and communities. The event was organized by a wide variety of civil rights and religious organizations and drew men and their sons from across the United States of America. While Farrakhan was the keynote speaker, many distinguished African American intellectuals addressed the throng including: Maya Angelou; Rosa Parks; Martin Luther King III, Cornel West, Jesse Jackson and Benjamin Chavis. In 2005, together with other prominent African Americans such as the New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz, the activist Al Sharpton, Addis Daniel and others, Farrakhan marked the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March by holding a second gathering, the Millions More Movement, October 1417 in Washington D.C.[citation needed] In comments in 2005, Farrakhan stated that there was a 25-foot (7.6m) hole under one of the key levees that failed in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. He implied that the levee’s destruction was a deliberate attempt to wipe out the population of the largely black sections within the city. Farrakhan later said that New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin told him of the crater during a meeting in Dallas, Texas.[23] Farrakhan further claimed that the fact the levee broke the day after Hurricane Katrina is proof that the destruction of the levee was not a natural occurrence. Farrakhan has raised additional questions and has called for federal investigations into the source of the levee break.[24][25] He also asserted that the hurricane was “God’s way of punishing America for its warmongering and racism”.[26] Experts including the Independent Levee Investigation Team (ILIT) from the University of California, Berkeley have countered his accusations. The report from the ILIT said “The findings of this panel are that the overtopping of the levees by flood waters, the often sub-standard materials used to shore up the levees, and the age of the levees contributed to these scour holes found at many of the sites of levee breaks after the hurricane.”[27] In 2008, Farrakhan publicly supported then-Senator Barack Obama who was campaigning at the time to become the president of the United States of America, at the same time criticizing the United States.[28][29][30] The Obama campaign quickly responded to convey his distance from the minister. “Senator Obama has been clear in his objections to Farrakhan’s past pronouncements and has not solicited the minister’s support,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.[28] Obama “rejected and denounced” Farrakhan’s support during an NBC presidential candidate debate. Conservative internet sites such as World Net Daily reported that during his February 24, 2008, “Saviours’ Day” speech Farrakhan had called Obama “the Messiah”.[31] What Farrakhan actually said is “Sen. Obama is not the Messiah for sure, but anytime, he gives you a sign of uniting races, ethnic groups, ideologies, religions and makes people feel a sense of oneness, that’s not necessarily Satans work, that is I believe the work of God.”[29] Following the 2008 presidential election, Farrakhan explained, during a BET television interview, that he was “careful” never to endorse Obama during his campaign. “I talked about himbut, in very beautiful and glowing terms, stopping short of endorsing him. And unfortunately, or fortunately, however we look at it, the media said I ‘endorsed’ him, so he renounced my so-called endorsement and support. But that didnt stop me from supporting him.”[32] As of 2012, Farrakhan no longer supports Obama, whom he has since called the “first Jewish president”, due to Obama’s support for the 2011 military intervention in Libya, which Farrakhan strongly opposed due to his own support for Muammar Gaddafi.[33] At a March 31, 2011 press conference held at the Mosque Maryam, Farrakhan warned that the United States could be “facing a major earthquake as part of Gods divine judgment against the country for her evil”.[34] On May 8, 2010, Farrakhan publicly announced his embrace of Dianetics and has actively encouraged Nation of Islam members to undergo auditing from the Church of Scientology.[35] Although he has stressed that he is not a Scientologist, but only a believer in Dianetics and the theories related to it, the Church honored Farrakhan previously during its 2006 Ebony Awakening awards ceremony (which he did not attend).[35][36] Since the announcement in 2010, the Nation of Islam has been hosting its own Dianetic courses and its own graduation ceremonies. At the third such ceremony, which was held on Saviours Day 2013, it was announced that nearly 8500 members of the organisation had undergone Dianetic auditing. The Organisation announced it had graduated 1055 auditors and had delivered 82,424 hours of auditing. The graduation ceremony was certified by the Church of Scientology, and the Nation of Islam members received official certification. The ceremony was attended by Shane Woodruff, vice-president of the Church of Scientologys Celebrity Centre International. He stated that “The unfolding story of the Nation of Islam and Dianetics is bold, It is determined and it is absolutely committed to restoring freedom and wiping hell from the face of this planet. [37] Farrakhan announced that he was seriously ill in a letter on September 11, 2006 that was directed to his staff, Nation of Islam members, and supporters. The letter, published in The Final Call newspaper, said that doctors in Cuba had discovered a peptic ulcer. According to the letter subsequent infections caused Farrakhan to lose 35 pounds, and he urged the Nation of Islam leadership to carry on while he recovered.[38] Farrakhan was released from his five-week hospital stay on January 28, 2007, after major abdominal surgery. The operation was performed to correct damage caused by side effects of a radioactive “seed” implantation procedure that he received years earlier to successfully treat prostate cancer.[39] Following his hospital stay, Farrakhan released a “Message of Appreciation” to supporters and well-wishers[40] and weeks later delivered the keynote address at the Nation of Islam’s annual convention in Detroit.[41] In December 2013, Farrakhan announced that he had not appeared publicly for two months because he had suffered a heart attack in October.[42] Farrakhan has been the center of much controversy with critics saying that his political views and comments are antisemitic or racist.[43] Farrakhan has categorically denied these charges[44] and stated that much of America’s perception of him has been shaped by media.[45][46] Many, including Malcolm X’s family, have accused Louis Farrakhan of being involved in the plot to assassinate MalcolmX.[47][48][49][50] For many years, Betty Shabazz, the wife of Malcolm X, harbored resentment toward the Nation of Islamand Farrakhan in particularfor what she felt was their role in the assassination of her husband.[51] In a 1993 speech, Farrakhan seemed to acknowledge the possibility that the Nation of Islam was responsible for the assassination: We don’t give a damn about no white man law if you attack what we love. And frankly, it ain’t none of your business. What do you got to say about it? Did you teach Malcolm? Did you make Malcolm? Did you clean up Malcolm? Did you put Malcolm out before the world? Was Malcolm your traitor or ours? And if we dealt with him like a nation deals with a traitor, what the hell business is it of yours? You just shut your mouth, and stay out of it. Because in the future, we gonna become a nation. And a nation gotta be able to deal with traitors and cutthroats and turncoats. The white man deals with his. The Jews deal with theirs.[52][53][54] During a 1994 interview, Gabe Pressman asked Shabazz whether Farrakhan “had anything to do” with MalcolmX’s death. She replied: “Of course, yes. Nobody kept it a secret. It was a badge of honor. Everybody talked about it, yes.”[55] In January 1995, Qubilah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, was charged with trying to hire an assassin to kill Farrakhan in retaliation for the murder of her father, for which she believed he was responsible. On May 1, 1995, prosecutors agreed to drop murder-for-hire charges against Shabazz in a deal that required her to take responsibility for her actions and undergo drug and psychiatric treatment for two years to avoid a prison sentence.[56][57] In a 60 Minutes interview that aired during May 2000, Farrakhan stated that some of the things he said may have led to the assassination of MalcolmX. “I may have been complicit in words that I spoke”, he said. “I acknowledge that and regret that any word that I have said caused the loss of life of a human being.”[58] A few days later Farrakhan denied that he “ordered the assassination” of MalcolmX, although he again acknowledged that he “created the atmosphere that ultimately led to MalcolmX’s assassination.”[59] Many of Farrakhan’s comments have been deemed antisemitic by the Anti-Defamation League.[60][61] In 2012, the Simon Wiesenthal Center included some of Farrakhan’s comments on its list of the Top 10 antisemitic slurs of that year.[62] At a meeting of the Nation of Islam at Madison Square Garden in 1985, Farrakhan said of the Jews: “And don’t you forget, when it’s God who puts you in the ovens, it’s forever!”[63] Farrakhan made antisemitic comments during his May 1617, 2013 visit to Detroit[64] and in his weekly sermons titled “The Time and What Must Be Done”, begun during January 2013.[65] In March 2015, Farrakhan accused Jews of involvement in the September 11 attacks.[66] Farrakhan has alleged that Jewish distributors blocked a major urban economic renewal initiative in 1984 he had championed which was dubbed “P.O.W.E.R.” for People Organized Working for Economic Rebirth. The initiative called for a joint enterprise of businesses and organizations, owned or run by black people, to produce and distribute a line of cosmetics and toiletries sold under the Clean & Fresh (now defunct) label. Major haircare companies, including Johnson Products Company, backed out of the initiative fearing it could lead to accusations of anti-Semitism.[67] Johnson Products owner George E. Johnson, Sr. maintained that his company’s distributors told him that any dealings with Farrakhan’s P.O.W.E.R. project would lead to having his own products boycotted. “We knew we could not offend our distribution channels,” a Johnson spokesman Dorothy McConner said. “When I saw that,” Farrakhan said, “I recognized that the Blackman will never be free until we address the relationship between Blacks and Jews.”[68] In 1984, after returning from a visit to Libya Farrakhan delivered a sermon that was recorded by a Chicago Sun Times reporter. A transcript from part of the sermon was published in The New York Times: Toward the end of that portion of his speech that was recorded, Mr. Farrakhan said: “Now that nation called Israel never has had any peace in 40 years and she will never have any peace because there can be no peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your dirty religion under His holy and righteous name.”[69] Farrakhan has repeatedly denied referring to Judaism as a “gutter religion” explaining that he was instead referring to what he believed was the Israeli Government’s use of Judaism as a political tool. In a June 18, 1997, letter to a former Wall Street Journal editor Jude Wanniski he stated: Countless times over the years I have explained that I never referred to Judaism as a gutter religion, but, clearly referred to the machinations of those who hide behind the shield of Judaism while using unjust political means to achieve their objectives. This was distilled in the New York tabloids and other media saying, ‘Farrakhan calls Judaism a gutter religion.’ As a Muslim, I revere Abraham, Moses, and all the Prophets whom Allah (God) sent to the children of Israel. I believe in the scriptures brought by these Prophets and the Laws of Allah (God) as expressed in the Torah. I would never refer to the Revealed Word of Allah (God)the basis of Jewish Faithis ‘dirty’ or ‘gutter.’ You know, Jude, as well as I, that the Revealed Word of Allah (God) comes as a Message from Allah (God) to purify us from our evil that has divided us and caused us to fall into the gutter. Over the centuries, the evils of Christians, Jews and Muslims have dirtied their respective religions. True Faith in the laws and Teaching of Abraham, Jesus and Muhammad is not dirty, but, practices in the name of these religions can be unclean and can cause people to look upon the misrepresented religion as being unclean.[70] In response to Farrakhan’s speech, Nathan Pearlmutter, then Chair of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B’nai B’rith, referred to Farrakhan as the new “Black Hitler” and Village Voice journalist Nat Hentoff also characterized the NOI leader as a “Black Hitler” while a guest on a New York radio talk-show. In response, Farrakhan announced during a March 11, 1984, speech broadcast on a Chicago radio station: So I said to the members of the press, ‘Why won’t you go and look into what we are saying about the threats on Reverend Jackson’s life?’ Here the Jews don’t like Farrakhan and so they call me ‘Hitler’. Well that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He wasn’t great for me as a Black man but he was a great German and he rose Germany up from the ashes of her defeat by the united force of all of Europe and America after the First World War. Yet Hitler took Germany from the ashes and rose her up and made her the greatest fighting machine of the twentieth century, brothers and sisters, and even though Europe and America had deciphered the code that Hitler was using to speak to his chiefs of staff, they still had trouble defeating Hitler even after knowing his plans in advance. Now I’m not proud of Hitler’s evil toward Jewish people, but that’s a matter of record. He rose Germany up from nothing. Well, in a sense you could say there is a similarity in that we are rising our people up from nothing, but don’t compare me with your wicked killers.[70][71] Farrakhan received sexual discrimination complaints filed with a New York state agency when he banned women from attending a speech he gave in a city-owned theater in 1993.[72] The next year he gave a speech only women could attend.[72] In his speech for women, as The New York Times reported, “Mr. Farrakhan urged the women to embrace his formula for a successful family. He encouraged them to put husbands and children ahead of their careers, shun tight, short skirts, stay off welfare and reject abortion. He also stressed the importance of cooking and cleaning and urged women not to abandon homemaking for careers. ‘Youre just not going to be happy unless there is happiness in the home,’ Mr. Farrakhan said at the Mason Cathedral Church of God in Christ in the Dorchester section, not far from the Roxbury neighborhood where he was reared by a single mother. ‘Your professional lives cant satisfy your soul like a good, loving man.'” [72] When Farrakhan first joined the NOI he was asked by Elijah Muhammad to put aside his musical career as a calypso singer.[73] After 42 years, Farrakhan decided to take up the violin once more primarily due to the urging of prominent classical musician Sylvia Olden Lee.[citation needed] On April 17, 1993, Farrakhan made his return concert debut with performances of the Violin Concerto in E Minor by Felix Mendelssohn. Farrakhan intimated that his performance of a concerto by a Jewish composer was, in part, an effort to heal a rift between him and the Jewish community.[74]The New York Times music critic Bernard Holland reported that Farrakhan’s performance was somewhat flawed due to years of neglect “nonetheless Mr. Farrakhan’s sound is that of the authentic player. It is wide, deep and full of the energy that makes the violin gleam.”[74]

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Louis Farrakhan – RationalWiki

Louis Farrakhan (born Louis Eugene Wolcott in 1933 and formerly known as Louis X (not of France) is the leader of the Nation of Islam, a radical African-American religious, political and social movement. Farrakhan also happens to be a massive racist and bigot, having made innumerable hateful statements against whites, Jews, and gays over the years.[1] As a raving anti-Semite, Farrakhan has promoted various forms of an international Jewish conspiracy, including Jewish ownership of the media and Jews being responsible for the slave trade.[2] Much like Hugo Chavez with Latin America, a depressingly large number of people genuinely believe he is in this for something besides self-aggrandizement and that he truly looks out for the best interests of all black people. The family of black power activist and former Nation of Islam member Malcolm X believe Farrakhan was behind his assassination. Members of the Nation of Islam assassinated Malcolm after he left the nation due to the hypocrisy of various leading figures preaching against and simultaneously indulging in various vices. Farrakhan has publicly condoned the assassination, saying it was justified because Malcolm was a traitor to the Nation of Islam.[3] In 2009 he got on the vaccine hysteria bandwagon, claiming that the H1N1 vaccine was in actuality a part of a plan to kill off people in order to ease overpopulation.[4] Farrakhan supported Robert Mugabe’s unconstitutional seizures of Zimbabwean farmland that resulted in that country’s food production crashing.[5] He also believes that the U.S. government deliberately demolished a levee following Hurricane Katrina in an effort to force black people out of New Orleans, despite multiple engineers pointing out that this bizarre idea is not even wrong.[6] Farrakhan expressed admiration of Muammar al-Gaddafi on many occasions and received the Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights in 1996.[7] He called Barack Obama “America’s first Jewish president” because of the 2011 intervention in Libya. [8] Farrakhan is a supporter of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, and has had medical operations performed in Cuba.[9] He also denies Cuba’s human rights violations.[10] He has banned women from attending his rants, and also given women-only speeches. At one of the latter he encouraged women to put husbands and children ahead of their careers, shun tight, short skirts, stay off welfare and reject abortion. He clearly did not appreciate the irony when addressing a women-only audience close to where he was raised by his single-parent mother: “Your professional lives can’t satisfy your soul like a good, loving man.”[11] He also doesn’t like Freemasons.[12] He also believes that Ebola was made by whites as a way of killing blacks off.[13] At least, as an olive branch contrasting with his anti-Semitism, he can play Mendelssohn on violin.[14]

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Louis Farrakhan praises Donald Trump – POLITICO

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Donald Trump is the only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community and said ‘I dont want your money.'” | AP Photo Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan praised Republican front-runner Donald Trump for refusing donations from Jewish groups. Trump is the only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community and said ‘I dont want your money,’ Farrakhan said in a sermon he delivered this week. Any time a man can say to those who control the politics of America, I dont want your money, that means you cant control me. And they cant afford to give up control of the presidents of the United States. Despite his commendation for the billionaire businessman, Farrakhan did not endorse him. Not that Im for Mr. Trump, he added, but I like what Im looking at. Farrakhan also called Jews the “Synagogue of Satan,” according to the Anti-Defamation League, which monitors anti-Semitic statements. In December, Trump appeared before a crowd of leading Jewish Republicans and told them, Youre not going to support me even though Ill be the best guy for Israel.” Im a negotiator like you folks,” he also said. Is there anyone in this room who doesnt negotiate deals? … Probably more than any room Ive ever spoken.

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