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Journalist who took pic of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting says he didn’t make it public because he believes it would have impacted Obama’s political future.

Photojournalist Askia Muhammad released a photo this week showing former President Barack Obama and the controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan from Obama’s years as a state senator — and the photographer revealed Thursday that theCongressional Black Caucus had pressured him for more than a decade to keep it hidden.

Muhammad told the Trice Edney News Wire last week that he believed that the image absolutely would have made a difference in the 2008 presidential campaign had it been made public.

The image taken in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill showed then-Senator Obama, a young Democrat from Illinois, smiling side-by-side with Farrakhan.

Muhammad told Fox News Tucker Carlson that the same day he snapped the photo, the CBC contacted him.

A staff member from the black caucus called me and said we have to have the picture back, and I was kind of taken aback. And we talked a couple of times on the phone after that, and I said Okay, I will give the picture back to Minister Farrakhans chief of staff, he said on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

He added that after he gave the original copy to Farrakhans staff, he kept his own copy but remained quiet.

I gave the original disk to him and in a sense swore myself to secrecy because I had quietly made a copy for myself, Muhammad said. Its my picture, its my art, and its my intellectual property. I owned it and I wanted to keep it.

He said the CBC called him while he was still on Capitol Hill and he believed that it was because they sensed the future.

Minister Farrakhan and his reputation would hurt someone trying to win acceptance in the broad cross-section, he said, referring to the possibility at the time that the young senator was being considered for a presidential run.

Muhammad also said that Obama had, at some point, people from the Nation of Islam working on his staff and in his offices.

In fact he had people from the Nation of Islam working on his staff and in his office in the Chicago, his Senate staff. The members of the Nation of Islam helped him in his Senate campaign and on the South Side of Chicago.

The Congressional Black Caucus did not immediately reply to Fox News request for a comment.

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New Photo Of Obama With Louis Farrakhan | The Daily Caller

A new photo has emerged that shows former President Barack Obama posing with Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the black nationalist hate group Nation of Islam.

The photo shows then Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama smiling with Farrakhan at aCongressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005. Farrakhan is known for embracing radically anti-Semitic and anti-white views, as even the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center has acknowledged.

Journalist Askia Muhammed said he took the photo but decided to suppress its publication in order to protect Obamas presidential ambitions. Now that Obamas political career is over, Muhammad is going public with the picture and publishing it in a new book called The Autobiography of Charles 67X.

The photo was first publishedlast week by the Trice Edney News Wire, a provocative, empowering, unapologetically Black wire news service that interviewed Muhammad. The veteran journalist told the news service that hegave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy to protect Obama.

But after the nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration; then for eight years after he was President, it was kept under cover, he said, referencing keeping the photo under wraps to protect Obamas career. It absolutely would have made a difference.

Muhammad is a veteran journalist who has won awards from theNational Association of Black Journalists. (RELATED:Farrakhan Tells Black Soldiers To Desert For The Day Of Judgment For Whites)

Obamas ties to Farrakhan became an issue during the 2008 campaign, after Hillary Clinton slammed Obama for being slow to disavow the hate group leaders endorsement.

I obviously cant censor him, but it is not support that I sought, Obama said at the time, according to CNN. And were not doing anything, I assure you, formally or informally with Minister Farrakhan. Obama added: I cant say to somebody that he cant say that he thinks Im a good guy.

Pushed by Clinton, Obama finally denounced Farrakhan, saying thatif the word reject Senator Clinton feels is stronger than the word denounce, then Im happy to concede the point, and I would reject and denounce.

The new photo shows Obama was closer to Farrakhan than he let on.

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Louis Farrakhan: We Need to Put the … – theblaze.com

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan expressed contempt for the American flag Wednesday, telling hundreds gathered in a D.C. church that it is a symbol of racism and needs to be brought down.

The controversial figure spoke at the Metropolitan AME Church, just one week after a white male shot and killed nine individuals at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

White folks march with you because they dont want you upset in the city,Farrakhan said during his speech, a portion which was published online by WMAL. They dont give a damn about them nine. When they arrested that skunk . they took him to the Burger King.

[sharequote align=right]Farrakhan:We need to put the American flag down[/sharequote]

Man just killed nine human beings, and you know what they were saying? You did a good job. Kill all them n******!’ he added.

Farrakhan then took aim at the American flag.

I dont know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag! We need to put the American flag down because weve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag! he said.

Who are we fighting today? Its the people that carry the American flag,Farrakhan continued. What flag do the police have? What flag flies over the non-Justice Department? What flag flies over the White House?

The Nation of Islam leader said that taking the Confederate flag is easy, but not enough.

On Tuesday, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh made a prediction that the American flag would come under assault after the Confederate flag. At the time he said, Do not doubt me.

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After honoring Louis Farrakhan, Mayor Mayo calls out media …

MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Update: Sat 12:05 AM, Dec 30, 2017

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, Why did you give Louis Farrakhan a Key to the City?

Long before racial tensions spiked across the country in 2017, there’s been an unspoken, but oft recognized, racial divide in Monroe. And it’s not only an intangible one, but also a physical one: a north side and a south side. So why did the mayor, in the name of the city of Monroe, honor a man who leads an organization that’s been designated a hate group for its anti-Semitic, homophobic, and black separatist views?

Instead of answering a question many residents want answered, the mayor called us out at a city council meeting. He’s also called us unprofessional in our pursuit to get the answers you want. So we have a message for you and Mr. Mayo.

You can watch or read our full response to Mayor Mayo by clicking the following link.

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Update: Thu 10:40 AM, Dec 28, 2017

At Wednesday night’s city council meeting, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo said it’s time that city leaders and the public openly discuss the racial issues facing Monroe. He said he reached the decision after experiencing the controversy surrounding his decision to honor Louis Farrakhan in mid-December.

Mayor Mayo said, “What’s so strange to me is all the hoopla over this. And as I said when I gave an interview, an exclusive interview, to one of the media outlets… that on one side, on the north side, people were appalled and said that. And on the south side, some people were chiding me because I didn’t call them in to meet with Mr. Farrakhan.”

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Mayor Mayo went on to say that he’s concerned with the racism that’s surfaced in the Monroe community since this story broke. He issued a challenge to residents who are aggressive online but never show up to public meetings.

“I’m going to call a meeting. And we’re going to see who’s bold enough to come to talk about race…. and who’s going to hide behind Facebook and all other types of social media, but not show their faces.”

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Mayo went on to criticize KNOE’s coverage of the events surrounding Farrakhan’s visit and our persistence to get the answer to one question many people still want him to answer: Why did you give Farrakhan the key to the city?

For now, Mayor Mayo is refusing to answer that question.

Original: Wed 6:40 AM, Dec 27, 2017

More controversy in Monroe over Louis Farrakhan’s recent visit to the city and what some people say it represents: a city divided.

Before a city council meeting Wednesday night, multiple Monroe residents called on Mayor Jamie Mayo to apologize for publicly honoring a man who has long served as the leader of a designated hate group. Mayo gave Farrakhan a Key to the City to last week, a symbolic honor naming Farrakhan a friend of Monroe. The move upset many people who don’t think the city should be associated with someone like Farrakhan.

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What’s so controversial about Louis Farrakhan? Many people will tell you it is his position as the leader of an American-based group called “Nation of Islam”. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate speech and actions, has designated the Nation of Islam a hate group. The Southern Poverty Law Center is an independent organization which has spent decades fighting for civil rights. The group has been instrumental in fighting against hate speech of all kinds, most notably that of the KKK. They are considered an authority on hate groups in the United States.

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Before the city council meeting, a few people stood outside with signs on which had been scrawled things like stop the hate and “racial hate divides”. One protester told KNOE, “[Mayo] needs to apologize to Catholics, all white people, and all Christians in this city.” Another said, “Without a doubt, there is a racial problem and Farrakhan just adds to that. And that’s one reason we stand against him.”

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KNOE has asked Mayor Mayo several times why he decided to give Farrakhan a key to the city. So far, he has refused to answer.

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Minister Louis Farrakhan Explains The Star of David – YouTube

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan breaks down the symbolic meaning behind the Jewish Star of David. This excerpt was taken from the lecture, “Who Are The Real Children of Israel: The Proof” on July 11, 2010. Order at http://store.finalcall.com or call (866) 602-1230.

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Louis Farrakhan Press Conference: Muslim Leader Warns Donald …

Minister Louis Farrakhan held a press conference at the Watergate Hotel on Thursday and warned President Donald Trump to show penance for the countrys sins. The Nation of Islam leader, who sent mixed messages in his speech about Trump, blasted American critics for harsh criticism and ongoing calls for impeachment. Minister Farrakhan scolded Americans that the president is a reflection of the countrys image and suffering, this according to a new report.

Louis Farrakhan, 84, spoke before a capacity crowd in a building that is synonymous with Washingtons most ill-famed scandal to rock American politics. The events surrounding the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters eventually led to President Richard Nixons resignation ahead of an impeachment trial.

According to a Google search, the hotel is located a mere 1.5 miles from the White House. Louis Farrakhan delivered a fiery speech about Donald Trumps impact on social relations particularly on race and discrimination in America and the disjointed relationships among Middle Eastern Muslims on their native soils.

In his charged oration, Farrakhan addressed his talking points to Trump and discounted the GOP leaders campaign slogan, Make America Great Again by offering his interpretation of the catchphrase.

Mr. President, you wont make America great again, not in our time. She [America] became great killing Native Americans. She became great enslaving us, bringing us from Africa into America to work the cotton fields. Youre not going to get that opportunity back anymore.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Nation of Islams inception occurred in 1930s Detroit. Its sole purpose was aimed at liberating African-Americans from servitude to white dominance.

The NOI, under Louis Farrakhan, teaches his congregation that blacks are, by nature of existence, superior over their white counterparts, a notion that is called bizarre theology by the SPLC. As the source suggests, establishment Muslims push back against Farrakhans radical teachings while others castigate the organization for using hateful and divisive rhetoric to advocate separatist principles.

Minister Farrakhan warned President Trump to take a leadership role and use his platform to make atonement to a scarred society. He advised the president to repent for all of the evils that America has done to us, to the peoples of the world, according to Yahoo! News.

Farrakhan continued his analysis of Trump by drawing a comparison between him and the embattled president. The controversial NOI minister said he and Trump are similar in their perception of the global power structure.

The president talks on occasion about how the economy is rigged and the entities often blamed for its decline are scapegoats. Similarly, Farrakhan often teaches Nation of Islam followers that Jews and Israelis, not Muslim extremists, were behind the coordinated terror attacks in the United States in 2001.

The liberal media, Independents, and Democrats often criticize Donald Trump about his firebrand style of leadership. Early in his campaign, Trump came under fire for placing institutional labels on minorities (Muslims and Mexicans). Furthermore, hes been losing ground among women voters for his Trump-grade sexism aimed at women in the entertainment industry: Rosie ODonnell, Megyn Kelly, and the unnamed victims in the infamous grab them by the pu**y tape, according to the Telegraph.

Farrakhan stops short of applauding Trumps behavior. Instead, he called Trump real, transparent and said, he is what he is. Minister Farrakhan then showed empathy for the beleaguered president and placed blame on voters in both main parties for allowing his brand of politics to rise.

Hes telling lies all right, and youre angry because hes your reflection. Hes an anomaly. You cant make him what you desire him to be so you can say, Thats my president. He wasnt made that way.

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Press Conference with Minister Louis Farrakhan … – noi.org

Nation of Islam National Representative Minister Louis Farrakhan to deliver major message to President Trump and the U.S. government on Thursday November 16 in Nations Capital

CHICAGONation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan will deliver a major message to President Donald J. Trump and the U.S. government on Thursday, November 16, from the historic Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The press conference will mark the first time that Minister Farrakhan, National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, will speak directly to President Donald J Trump, the 45th President of the United States.

Since the election of President Trump, a myriad of social and political issues and questions about Americas leadership in the world and leadership at home have arisen. Minister Farrakhans message will address issues of importance regarding Americas domestic challenges, her place on the world stage and her future.

This news event is scheduled to be streamed live @ https://NOI.org/press2017, Thursday November 16, 2017 at 10 a.m EST.

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Louis Farrakhans Jesus Is Not Our Jesus | News & Reporting …

More than 1 million Facebook users have watched Louis Farrakhan proclaim that the living Jesus will save him from death, and that he will pay a price for his former teachings as the leader of the Nation of Islam.

Yet what seemed to some Christian outsiders like a move toward biblical repentance was, according to expert observers, actually a common tactic in Farrakhans messaging: using Christian language to apply to the African American movements own theology.

It sounds like, because he used Jesus, that hes talking about the biblical Jesus, said Atlanta preacher Damon Richardson, who was born and raised in the Nation of Islam but found Jesusthe Christian oneat 16.

Ive got pastors and friends who are sharing the video, saying, Hallelujah, praise God for this conversion, and they are not doing the research.

Farrakhan gave his remarks earlier this month at a Washington church where he has guest-preached for decades, and posted a clip on Facebook which has been viewed by more than 1.3 million people. The 84-year-old minister said:

I thank God for guiding me for 40 years absent my teacher. So my next journey will have to answer the question. I’m gonna say, I know that my redeemer liveth. I know, I’m not guessing, that my Jesus is alive. I know that my redeemer liveth and because he lives I know that I, too, will pass through the portal of death yet death will not afflict me.

So I say to the devil, I know I gotta pay a price for what Ive been teaching all these years. You can have the money, you can have the clothes, you can have the suit, you can have the house but, me, you cant have.

His language rings familiar for churchgoers. But Richardson, an urban apologist speaking on Facebook in response, said the clip offers a lesson in the importance of using sound hermeneuticsincluding understanding how a message was originally intended and received.

Farrakhan restructured the Nation of Islam in the 1970s following its longtime leader and his mentor Elijah Mohammad, who died in 1975. He ultimately declared Mohammad as a new savior sent from Allah.

When he says, I know that my redeemer lives, this is a reference to the fact that he believes Elijah Mohammad, while physically absent, is physically alive, Richardson said. (This is a shift in the Nation of Islams theology, since founder Wallace Fard Muhammad was originally seen as the savior and was even honored with a holiday called Saviours Day.)

When [Farrakhan] says, I know Im going to have to pay a price for what Ive been teaching all these years, this is not a denouncing of the teaching. This is an affirmation that he believes what he has been teaching is right, Richardson said. The price is death, imprisonment, or some sort of persecution for exposing the identity of the devil, who the Nation of Islam teaches is the white man.

Even after Christians due diligence on Farrakhans latest remarks reveal that he has not moved away from his own teachings, they can continue to pray for him and all in the Nation of Islam, said apologist and church planter D. A. Horton.

The Nation of Islam began as a black nationalist and Islamic movement to teach the downtrodden and defenseless black people a thorough knowledge of God and of themselves. In a 2000 interview with CT, theologian Carl Ellis described the Nation of Islam among several groups with a theology based on the historical core cultural issues of African Americansdignity, identity, significance, empowermentalong with various doctrines that claim God is black and the white man is the devil.

Though its numbers arent as high as during the 1960s and 1970s, the group under Farrakhan continues to have a presence in major cities and a closer relationship with some black churches who ascribe to black liberation theology, according to Richardson.

His relationship with the black church has grown over the year because of his tendency to use Scripture and Christian language, Richardson said in an interview with CT. Its the skin of the truth, stuffed with a lie.

Farrakhan has made hundreds of references to Jesus over the course of his ministry and incorporated Gods son in his teaching, including attributing the light shining from the east (Matt. 24:27) to Elijah Mohammad.

Many Nation of Islam speakers also follow the language, symbols, and rhythm of black church culture in their style, according to Washington pastor Thabiti Anyabwile.

It is definitely a deceptive means that the Nation of Islam will use to lure unsuspecting Christians, said pastor Ernest Leo Grant II, who has written about the need for a new approach to defending the Christian faith in the inner city.

Grant, who leads Epiphany Fellowship of Camden, New Jersey, listed the Nation of Islam, along with Moorish Science Temple of America and Black Hebrew Israelites, as the top sects offering urban African Americans an alternative to Christianity.

Farrakhan in particular is known for appropriating and transposing Christian terms to make them more appealing, Grant said. Evangelicals should be concerned about the Nation of Islam in general because they are causing some to fall away.

Christian rapper Sho Baraka spoke on The Calling podcast about his own upbringing in the Nation of Islam, and the need for theological training to address similar cults and sects that appeal to African Americans.

The growing field of urban apologeticswith an eye toward poverty, justice, diversity, violence, and a citys cultural distinctiveshas worked to train leaders to serve that mission.

Sadly, in the black community, we have conceded these issues either to liberation theology or to black nationalist groups like the Nation of Islam, Christopher Brooks, a pastor in Detroit where the Nation of Islam began, told CT in 2013. There needs to be a strong evangelical voice in our urban areas that says, Here is what the gospel has to say about justice.

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Louis Farrakhan Calls On Trump to ‘Repent’ for America’s ‘Evils’

(WASHINGTON) Minister Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, on Thursday called on President Donald Trump to repent for Americas sins and chastised Americans who are upset with Trumps image, saying hes your reflection.

Farrakhan, in a wide-ranging, two-hour speech at the Watergate Hotel, touched on issues as varied as North Korea, race relations and relations between Muslims in the Middle East in what he called an address to Trump.

Mr. President, you wont make America great again, not in our time, said Farrakhan, 84, referring to the presidents Make America Great Again campaign slogan. She became great killing Native Americans. She became great enslaving us, bringing us from Africa into America to work the cotton fields. Youre not going to get that opportunity back anymore.

The Nation of Islam, formed in Detroit in the 1930s, in part aims to free blacks from servitude to Western civilization white society.

Farrakhan called on Trump to repent for all of the evils that America has done to us, to the peoples of the world.

During the presidential campaign, Farrakhan sent mixed signals about Trump, indicating he saw some reflection of his worldview in the candidates rhetoric, including the Republicans talk of a global power structure that has rigged the economy. Farrakhan has long promoted conspiracy theories, blaming Israel and Jews for the Sept. 11 attacks, and accusing Jews of controlling the American government.

Trump has called some Mexican immigrants rapists, advocated policies that put Muslims under general suspicion and has been criticized for being slow to condemn white supremacists.

Farrakhan on Thursday called Trump transparent and real, and said he is what he is.

Some wanted him to put on a suit and act dignified, like the thieves and robbers who dress in suits and tell lies, he added.

Hes telling lies all right, and youre angry because hes your reflection, Farrakhan said. Hes an anomaly. You cant make him what you desire him to be so you can say, Thats my president. He wasnt made that way.

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Obama with Farrakhan in 2005: The hidden pic Journalist who took pic of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting says he didn’t make it public because he believes it would have impacted Obama’s political future. Photojournalist Askia Muhammad released a photo this week showing former President Barack Obama and the controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan from Obama’s years as a state senator — and the photographer revealed Thursday that theCongressional Black Caucus had pressured him for more than a decade to keep it hidden. Muhammad told the Trice Edney News Wire last week that he believed that the image absolutely would have made a difference in the 2008 presidential campaign had it been made public. The image taken in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill showed then-Senator Obama, a young Democrat from Illinois, smiling side-by-side with Farrakhan. Muhammad told Fox News Tucker Carlson that the same day he snapped the photo, the CBC contacted him. A staff member from the black caucus called me and said we have to have the picture back, and I was kind of taken aback. And we talked a couple of times on the phone after that, and I said Okay, I will give the picture back to Minister Farrakhans chief of staff, he said on Tucker Carlson Tonight. He added that after he gave the original copy to Farrakhans staff, he kept his own copy but remained quiet. I gave the original disk to him and in a sense swore myself to secrecy because I had quietly made a copy for myself, Muhammad said. Its my picture, its my art, and its my intellectual property. I owned it and I wanted to keep it. He said the CBC called him while he was still on Capitol Hill and he believed that it was because they sensed the future. Minister Farrakhan and his reputation would hurt someone trying to win acceptance in the broad cross-section, he said, referring to the possibility at the time that the young senator was being considered for a presidential run. Muhammad also said that Obama had, at some point, people from the Nation of Islam working on his staff and in his offices. In fact he had people from the Nation of Islam working on his staff and in his office in the Chicago, his Senate staff. The members of the Nation of Islam helped him in his Senate campaign and on the South Side of Chicago. The Congressional Black Caucus did not immediately reply to Fox News request for a comment.

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New Photo Of Obama With Louis Farrakhan | The Daily Caller

A new photo has emerged that shows former President Barack Obama posing with Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the black nationalist hate group Nation of Islam. The photo shows then Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama smiling with Farrakhan at aCongressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005. Farrakhan is known for embracing radically anti-Semitic and anti-white views, as even the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center has acknowledged. Journalist Askia Muhammed said he took the photo but decided to suppress its publication in order to protect Obamas presidential ambitions. Now that Obamas political career is over, Muhammad is going public with the picture and publishing it in a new book called The Autobiography of Charles 67X. The photo was first publishedlast week by the Trice Edney News Wire, a provocative, empowering, unapologetically Black wire news service that interviewed Muhammad. The veteran journalist told the news service that hegave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy to protect Obama. But after the nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration; then for eight years after he was President, it was kept under cover, he said, referencing keeping the photo under wraps to protect Obamas career. It absolutely would have made a difference. Muhammad is a veteran journalist who has won awards from theNational Association of Black Journalists. (RELATED:Farrakhan Tells Black Soldiers To Desert For The Day Of Judgment For Whites) Obamas ties to Farrakhan became an issue during the 2008 campaign, after Hillary Clinton slammed Obama for being slow to disavow the hate group leaders endorsement. I obviously cant censor him, but it is not support that I sought, Obama said at the time, according to CNN. And were not doing anything, I assure you, formally or informally with Minister Farrakhan. Obama added: I cant say to somebody that he cant say that he thinks Im a good guy. Pushed by Clinton, Obama finally denounced Farrakhan, saying thatif the word reject Senator Clinton feels is stronger than the word denounce, then Im happy to concede the point, and I would reject and denounce. The new photo shows Obama was closer to Farrakhan than he let on.

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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan expressed contempt for the American flag Wednesday, telling hundreds gathered in a D.C. church that it is a symbol of racism and needs to be brought down. The controversial figure spoke at the Metropolitan AME Church, just one week after a white male shot and killed nine individuals at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. White folks march with you because they dont want you upset in the city,Farrakhan said during his speech, a portion which was published online by WMAL. They dont give a damn about them nine. When they arrested that skunk . they took him to the Burger King. [sharequote align=right]Farrakhan:We need to put the American flag down[/sharequote] Man just killed nine human beings, and you know what they were saying? You did a good job. Kill all them n******!’ he added. Farrakhan then took aim at the American flag. I dont know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag! We need to put the American flag down because weve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag! he said. Who are we fighting today? Its the people that carry the American flag,Farrakhan continued. What flag do the police have? What flag flies over the non-Justice Department? What flag flies over the White House? The Nation of Islam leader said that taking the Confederate flag is easy, but not enough. On Tuesday, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh made a prediction that the American flag would come under assault after the Confederate flag. At the time he said, Do not doubt me. Follow Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) on Twitter

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Update: Sat 12:05 AM, Dec 30, 2017 Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, Why did you give Louis Farrakhan a Key to the City? Long before racial tensions spiked across the country in 2017, there’s been an unspoken, but oft recognized, racial divide in Monroe. And it’s not only an intangible one, but also a physical one: a north side and a south side. So why did the mayor, in the name of the city of Monroe, honor a man who leads an organization that’s been designated a hate group for its anti-Semitic, homophobic, and black separatist views? Instead of answering a question many residents want answered, the mayor called us out at a city council meeting. He’s also called us unprofessional in our pursuit to get the answers you want. So we have a message for you and Mr. Mayo. You can watch or read our full response to Mayor Mayo by clicking the following link. [UPDATE: KNOE RESPONDS TO MAYOR MAYO] Update: Thu 10:40 AM, Dec 28, 2017 At Wednesday night’s city council meeting, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo said it’s time that city leaders and the public openly discuss the racial issues facing Monroe. He said he reached the decision after experiencing the controversy surrounding his decision to honor Louis Farrakhan in mid-December. Mayor Mayo said, “What’s so strange to me is all the hoopla over this. And as I said when I gave an interview, an exclusive interview, to one of the media outlets… that on one side, on the north side, people were appalled and said that. And on the south side, some people were chiding me because I didn’t call them in to meet with Mr. Farrakhan.” [READ MORE: Farrakhan controversy comes to a head at city council meeting] Mayor Mayo went on to say that he’s concerned with the racism that’s surfaced in the Monroe community since this story broke. He issued a challenge to residents who are aggressive online but never show up to public meetings. “I’m going to call a meeting. And we’re going to see who’s bold enough to come to talk about race…. and who’s going to hide behind Facebook and all other types of social media, but not show their faces.” [WATCH FULL VIDEO: Mayo addresses controversy and calls out KNOE (4:13)] Mayo went on to criticize KNOE’s coverage of the events surrounding Farrakhan’s visit and our persistence to get the answer to one question many people still want him to answer: Why did you give Farrakhan the key to the city? For now, Mayor Mayo is refusing to answer that question. Original: Wed 6:40 AM, Dec 27, 2017 More controversy in Monroe over Louis Farrakhan’s recent visit to the city and what some people say it represents: a city divided. Before a city council meeting Wednesday night, multiple Monroe residents called on Mayor Jamie Mayo to apologize for publicly honoring a man who has long served as the leader of a designated hate group. Mayo gave Farrakhan a Key to the City to last week, a symbolic honor naming Farrakhan a friend of Monroe. The move upset many people who don’t think the city should be associated with someone like Farrakhan. [READ MORE: Mayo gives Farrakhan key to the city] What’s so controversial about Louis Farrakhan? Many people will tell you it is his position as the leader of an American-based group called “Nation of Islam”. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate speech and actions, has designated the Nation of Islam a hate group. The Southern Poverty Law Center is an independent organization which has spent decades fighting for civil rights. The group has been instrumental in fighting against hate speech of all kinds, most notably that of the KKK. They are considered an authority on hate groups in the United States. [READ MORE: Farrakhan speaks as he receives the Key to the City] Before the city council meeting, a few people stood outside with signs on which had been scrawled things like stop the hate and “racial hate divides”. One protester told KNOE, “[Mayo] needs to apologize to Catholics, all white people, and all Christians in this city.” Another said, “Without a doubt, there is a racial problem and Farrakhan just adds to that. And that’s one reason we stand against him.” [READ MORE: Nation of Islam defends its leader, Louis Farrakhan] KNOE has asked Mayor Mayo several times why he decided to give Farrakhan a key to the city. So far, he has refused to answer. [WATCH VIDEO: Mayo addresses controversy and calls out KNOE (4:13)]

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Minister Louis Farrakhan Explains The Star of David – YouTube

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan breaks down the symbolic meaning behind the Jewish Star of David. This excerpt was taken from the lecture, “Who Are The Real Children of Israel: The Proof” on July 11, 2010. Order at http://store.finalcall.com or call (866) 602-1230.

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Louis Farrakhan Press Conference: Muslim Leader Warns Donald …

Minister Louis Farrakhan held a press conference at the Watergate Hotel on Thursday and warned President Donald Trump to show penance for the countrys sins. The Nation of Islam leader, who sent mixed messages in his speech about Trump, blasted American critics for harsh criticism and ongoing calls for impeachment. Minister Farrakhan scolded Americans that the president is a reflection of the countrys image and suffering, this according to a new report. Louis Farrakhan, 84, spoke before a capacity crowd in a building that is synonymous with Washingtons most ill-famed scandal to rock American politics. The events surrounding the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters eventually led to President Richard Nixons resignation ahead of an impeachment trial. According to a Google search, the hotel is located a mere 1.5 miles from the White House. Louis Farrakhan delivered a fiery speech about Donald Trumps impact on social relations particularly on race and discrimination in America and the disjointed relationships among Middle Eastern Muslims on their native soils. In his charged oration, Farrakhan addressed his talking points to Trump and discounted the GOP leaders campaign slogan, Make America Great Again by offering his interpretation of the catchphrase. Mr. President, you wont make America great again, not in our time. She [America] became great killing Native Americans. She became great enslaving us, bringing us from Africa into America to work the cotton fields. Youre not going to get that opportunity back anymore. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Nation of Islams inception occurred in 1930s Detroit. Its sole purpose was aimed at liberating African-Americans from servitude to white dominance. The NOI, under Louis Farrakhan, teaches his congregation that blacks are, by nature of existence, superior over their white counterparts, a notion that is called bizarre theology by the SPLC. As the source suggests, establishment Muslims push back against Farrakhans radical teachings while others castigate the organization for using hateful and divisive rhetoric to advocate separatist principles. Minister Farrakhan warned President Trump to take a leadership role and use his platform to make atonement to a scarred society. He advised the president to repent for all of the evils that America has done to us, to the peoples of the world, according to Yahoo! News. Farrakhan continued his analysis of Trump by drawing a comparison between him and the embattled president. The controversial NOI minister said he and Trump are similar in their perception of the global power structure. The president talks on occasion about how the economy is rigged and the entities often blamed for its decline are scapegoats. Similarly, Farrakhan often teaches Nation of Islam followers that Jews and Israelis, not Muslim extremists, were behind the coordinated terror attacks in the United States in 2001. The liberal media, Independents, and Democrats often criticize Donald Trump about his firebrand style of leadership. Early in his campaign, Trump came under fire for placing institutional labels on minorities (Muslims and Mexicans). Furthermore, hes been losing ground among women voters for his Trump-grade sexism aimed at women in the entertainment industry: Rosie ODonnell, Megyn Kelly, and the unnamed victims in the infamous grab them by the pu**y tape, according to the Telegraph. Farrakhan stops short of applauding Trumps behavior. Instead, he called Trump real, transparent and said, he is what he is. Minister Farrakhan then showed empathy for the beleaguered president and placed blame on voters in both main parties for allowing his brand of politics to rise. Hes telling lies all right, and youre angry because hes your reflection. Hes an anomaly. You cant make him what you desire him to be so you can say, Thats my president. He wasnt made that way. [Featured Images by Mark Wilson/Getty Images]

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Press Conference with Minister Louis Farrakhan … – noi.org

Nation of Islam National Representative Minister Louis Farrakhan to deliver major message to President Trump and the U.S. government on Thursday November 16 in Nations Capital CHICAGONation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan will deliver a major message to President Donald J. Trump and the U.S. government on Thursday, November 16, from the historic Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. The press conference will mark the first time that Minister Farrakhan, National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, will speak directly to President Donald J Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Since the election of President Trump, a myriad of social and political issues and questions about Americas leadership in the world and leadership at home have arisen. Minister Farrakhans message will address issues of importance regarding Americas domestic challenges, her place on the world stage and her future. This news event is scheduled to be streamed live @ https://NOI.org/press2017, Thursday November 16, 2017 at 10 a.m EST.

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Louis Farrakhans Jesus Is Not Our Jesus | News & Reporting …

More than 1 million Facebook users have watched Louis Farrakhan proclaim that the living Jesus will save him from death, and that he will pay a price for his former teachings as the leader of the Nation of Islam. Yet what seemed to some Christian outsiders like a move toward biblical repentance was, according to expert observers, actually a common tactic in Farrakhans messaging: using Christian language to apply to the African American movements own theology. It sounds like, because he used Jesus, that hes talking about the biblical Jesus, said Atlanta preacher Damon Richardson, who was born and raised in the Nation of Islam but found Jesusthe Christian oneat 16. Ive got pastors and friends who are sharing the video, saying, Hallelujah, praise God for this conversion, and they are not doing the research. Farrakhan gave his remarks earlier this month at a Washington church where he has guest-preached for decades, and posted a clip on Facebook which has been viewed by more than 1.3 million people. The 84-year-old minister said: I thank God for guiding me for 40 years absent my teacher. So my next journey will have to answer the question. I’m gonna say, I know that my redeemer liveth. I know, I’m not guessing, that my Jesus is alive. I know that my redeemer liveth and because he lives I know that I, too, will pass through the portal of death yet death will not afflict me. So I say to the devil, I know I gotta pay a price for what Ive been teaching all these years. You can have the money, you can have the clothes, you can have the suit, you can have the house but, me, you cant have. His language rings familiar for churchgoers. But Richardson, an urban apologist speaking on Facebook in response, said the clip offers a lesson in the importance of using sound hermeneuticsincluding understanding how a message was originally intended and received. Farrakhan restructured the Nation of Islam in the 1970s following its longtime leader and his mentor Elijah Mohammad, who died in 1975. He ultimately declared Mohammad as a new savior sent from Allah. When he says, I know that my redeemer lives, this is a reference to the fact that he believes Elijah Mohammad, while physically absent, is physically alive, Richardson said. (This is a shift in the Nation of Islams theology, since founder Wallace Fard Muhammad was originally seen as the savior and was even honored with a holiday called Saviours Day.) When [Farrakhan] says, I know Im going to have to pay a price for what Ive been teaching all these years, this is not a denouncing of the teaching. This is an affirmation that he believes what he has been teaching is right, Richardson said. The price is death, imprisonment, or some sort of persecution for exposing the identity of the devil, who the Nation of Islam teaches is the white man. Even after Christians due diligence on Farrakhans latest remarks reveal that he has not moved away from his own teachings, they can continue to pray for him and all in the Nation of Islam, said apologist and church planter D. A. Horton. The Nation of Islam began as a black nationalist and Islamic movement to teach the downtrodden and defenseless black people a thorough knowledge of God and of themselves. In a 2000 interview with CT, theologian Carl Ellis described the Nation of Islam among several groups with a theology based on the historical core cultural issues of African Americansdignity, identity, significance, empowermentalong with various doctrines that claim God is black and the white man is the devil. Though its numbers arent as high as during the 1960s and 1970s, the group under Farrakhan continues to have a presence in major cities and a closer relationship with some black churches who ascribe to black liberation theology, according to Richardson. His relationship with the black church has grown over the year because of his tendency to use Scripture and Christian language, Richardson said in an interview with CT. Its the skin of the truth, stuffed with a lie. Farrakhan has made hundreds of references to Jesus over the course of his ministry and incorporated Gods son in his teaching, including attributing the light shining from the east (Matt. 24:27) to Elijah Mohammad. Many Nation of Islam speakers also follow the language, symbols, and rhythm of black church culture in their style, according to Washington pastor Thabiti Anyabwile. It is definitely a deceptive means that the Nation of Islam will use to lure unsuspecting Christians, said pastor Ernest Leo Grant II, who has written about the need for a new approach to defending the Christian faith in the inner city. Grant, who leads Epiphany Fellowship of Camden, New Jersey, listed the Nation of Islam, along with Moorish Science Temple of America and Black Hebrew Israelites, as the top sects offering urban African Americans an alternative to Christianity. Farrakhan in particular is known for appropriating and transposing Christian terms to make them more appealing, Grant said. Evangelicals should be concerned about the Nation of Islam in general because they are causing some to fall away. Christian rapper Sho Baraka spoke on The Calling podcast about his own upbringing in the Nation of Islam, and the need for theological training to address similar cults and sects that appeal to African Americans. The growing field of urban apologeticswith an eye toward poverty, justice, diversity, violence, and a citys cultural distinctiveshas worked to train leaders to serve that mission. Sadly, in the black community, we have conceded these issues either to liberation theology or to black nationalist groups like the Nation of Islam, Christopher Brooks, a pastor in Detroit where the Nation of Islam began, told CT in 2013. There needs to be a strong evangelical voice in our urban areas that says, Here is what the gospel has to say about justice.

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Louis Farrakhan Calls On Trump to ‘Repent’ for America’s ‘Evils’

(WASHINGTON) Minister Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, on Thursday called on President Donald Trump to repent for Americas sins and chastised Americans who are upset with Trumps image, saying hes your reflection. Farrakhan, in a wide-ranging, two-hour speech at the Watergate Hotel, touched on issues as varied as North Korea, race relations and relations between Muslims in the Middle East in what he called an address to Trump. Mr. President, you wont make America great again, not in our time, said Farrakhan, 84, referring to the presidents Make America Great Again campaign slogan. She became great killing Native Americans. She became great enslaving us, bringing us from Africa into America to work the cotton fields. Youre not going to get that opportunity back anymore. The Nation of Islam, formed in Detroit in the 1930s, in part aims to free blacks from servitude to Western civilization white society. Farrakhan called on Trump to repent for all of the evils that America has done to us, to the peoples of the world. During the presidential campaign, Farrakhan sent mixed signals about Trump, indicating he saw some reflection of his worldview in the candidates rhetoric, including the Republicans talk of a global power structure that has rigged the economy. Farrakhan has long promoted conspiracy theories, blaming Israel and Jews for the Sept. 11 attacks, and accusing Jews of controlling the American government. Trump has called some Mexican immigrants rapists, advocated policies that put Muslims under general suspicion and has been criticized for being slow to condemn white supremacists. Farrakhan on Thursday called Trump transparent and real, and said he is what he is. Some wanted him to put on a suit and act dignified, like the thieves and robbers who dress in suits and tell lies, he added. Hes telling lies all right, and youre angry because hes your reflection, Farrakhan said. Hes an anomaly. You cant make him what you desire him to be so you can say, Thats my president. He wasnt made that way.

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