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Maxine Waters Attended Farrakhan Speech | The Daily Caller

Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters attended a Nation of Islam convention where the hate groups leader, Louis Farrakhan, defended Palestinian suicide bombers.

The convention, which took place in California in 2002, is just the latest tie to emerge between Democrats and the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist group known for being viciously anti-Semitic.

We have Maxine Waters here, Farrakhan told the convention audience, gesturing to the seats behind him, our great congresswoman from this area. The audience cheered Waters name.

Later in his speech, Farrakhan excused Palestinian suicide bombers and defended Iran for arming Palestinian terrorists.

Farrakhan criticized the United States for providing Israel with planes and other weapons, which he indicated was to blame for Palestinian suicide bombers.

The Palestinians have nothing to defend themselves with, so theyre so exhausted and exasperated, think about that, strapping bombs to themselves, making themselves a weapon, Farrakhan said.

And then for the world to get upset because Iran or somebody is trying to send them some weapons. Wait a minute. If you were Jewish and you saw unarmed Jews being persecuted, wouldnt you come to your brothers aid? Do you expect Muslims to see their brothers suffering like that and not come to their aid?

Farrakhan is a notorious anti-Semite who has called Jews Satanic and said that white people deserve to die. The Nation of Islam holds that white people are inherently inferior to black people and its leaders have criticized inter-racial marriage as unholy and wrong.(RELATED:Seven Louis Farrakhan Quotes On Jews, Gays And White People)

Waters office did not return repeated requests for comment. An interview request submitted to the Nation of Islam was not returned.

Waters appearance at the Nation of Islam convention is just the latest tie to emerge between the hate group and Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).

The CBC in 2005 held a meeting with Farrakhan, where then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama took a smiling photo with the hate group leader.

Both the photo and the meeting remained secret until last month. The man who took the photo, a journalist for a Nation of Islam publication, said CBC members asked him to suppress it in order to protect Obamas political future.

A year after the Obama-Farrakhan photo op, Waters and several Democratic members of the CBC met Farrakhan and were seen embracing him, recently resurfaced video shows.

Twenty-one current CBC members were part of the caucus at the time of the 2005 Farrakhan meeting. TheDC asked all 21 members if they would condemn Farrakhan. Zero of the 21 condemned Farrakhan.

One of those members, Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, defended Farrakhan as an outstanding human being in an interview with The Daily Caller. Davis said he has a personal relationship with Farrakhan and has visited him at his house.

The clearest ties between Democrats and the Nation of Islam run through Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Ellison worked with the Nation of Islam for 18 months organizing a Minnesota delegation to Farrakhans 1995 Million Man March. Ellison admitted to his work with the Nation of Islam when he first ran for Congress in 2006, but assured the public that he had since cut ties with Farrakhan.

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But Ellisons ties with Farrakhan continued while in Congress.Ellison attendedat least three meetings with the hate group leadersince taking office, according to photos, videos and witness accounts reviewed by TheDC.

One of those meetings was a visitwith Democratic Indiana Rep. Andre Carson to Farrakhans hotel room. Farrakhan said in Dec. 2016 that the meeting had taken place recently and that the three men had an enjoyable time together.

Ellisons office refused to deny or confirm that the meeting took place and instead attacked the media for reporting on it.

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Top DNC official dined with Louis Farrakhan, Iranian …

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, invited Rep. Keith Ellison, center, and Louis Farrakhan, right, among others to a dinner in 2013. (Reuters)

Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison attended a private dinner hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, along with the head of the black nationalist group Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan.

First reported by The Wall Street Journal, Ellison, the Democratic congressman from Minnesota, also visited with Farrakhan in 2015.

Ellison attended the 2013 dinner with two other members of the Congressional Black CaucusReps. Andre Carson, D-Ind., and Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y. Rouhani invited Muslim leaders from around the U.S. to dinner after addressing the United Nations General Assembly.

The Nation of Islam website confirmed the attendance of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to the dinner on Sept. 23, 2013 across the street from the U.N. headquarters in New York City. FinalCall.com, the Nation of Islams publication, confirmed Ellisons attendance with an article, and photos of Ellison and Farrakhan at the tables.

After the guests were hosted at a dinner, the Iranian president entered and engaged in warm discussion with guests, including Democratic congressmen Greg Meeks of New York, Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who is a Muslim, Final Call wrote on Oct. 2, 2013.

Iran has been listed by the U.S. government as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1984.

But the dinner was not the first time Ellison was associated with Farrakhan.

Ellison attended Farrakhans Million Man March in 1995, and even publicly defended Farrakhan who has repeatedly made anti-semitic remarks, and has called Jews satanic according to a report by the Daily Caller.

Ellison has attempted to distance himself from Farrakhan, especially during his run for DNC chair in 2016, writing an op-ed for The Washington Post, painting his relationship with Farrakhan as limited to the 1995 march.

But Farrakhan slammed Ellison, posting a video to Facebook saying that Ellison and Carson visited him in 2015.

Neither the DNC nor Ellisons office responded to Fox News request for comment.

Former White House press secretary, now Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer slammed the media for not covering the latest Ellison-Farrakhan development.

“Once again, no feeding frenzy by the media. Don’t let anyone tell you the press is neutral. They’re not. Their silence is deafening. Ellison Attended Private Dinner With Iranian President and Louis Farrakhan in 2013 via @freebeacon,” Fleischer tweeted Monday.

The Congressional Black Caucus also has been tied to Farrakhan in recent months especially with the surfacing of a photo taken in 2005, with then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. smiling alongside him. A Final Call photographer, according to the Daily Caller, said he kept the photo hidden for 13 years at the request of the CBC in order to protect Obamas political career.

Just last week, Democratic Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois defended Farrakhan as an outstanding human being.

Farrakhans past extreme comments include praise for Adolf Hitler as a very great man, blaming Jews for the 9/11 attacks, and saying white people deserve to die.

I dont regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything, I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate and he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people, Davis told the Daily Caller last week, and noted that it wouldnt be anything out of the ordinary for him to meet with Farrakhan.

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Louis Farrakhan claims he is both a Muslim and a Christian

A packed house welcomed Minister Louis Farrakhan to St. Sabina Catholic Church on Friday night with a standing ovation and cheers for his health.

The 74-year-old provocative Nation of Islam leader, who has endured a series of health setbacks, didnt speak from the Quran but from the Bible.

Even though I am a Muslim I dont apologize for that Im also a Christian, he told the crowd at 1210 W. 78th Pl. Islam considers the Bible a sacred book.

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A good Muslim is a Christian, and a good Christian is a Muslim, he added later, stressing the common aspects of the faiths. Whenever Christs name is mentioned, I feel at home.

Farrakhan flashed a wide smile as he entered the sanctuary alongside his friend, the Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of the church.

A few months ago, Pfleger was at Farrakhans bedside as he recovered from surgery. Farrakhan promised to speak at the church, as he has done many times before.

Tonight, were celebrating a healed man, said Pfleger, who called Farrakhan one of the most prophetic voices of our times.

Farrakhan only occasionally looked at his notes. As usual, he peppered his talk with humor and frankness on topics such as women, sex and race.

I feel very honored that the media is struck by my being in a Catholic church with a white pastor, he said. But in truth, we would not have to talk about color if color were not made something to talk about.

Farrakhan last spoke publically on Mothers Day at his headquarters, Mosque Maryam, 7351 S. Stony Island Ave. He thanked Allah for giving me life beyond my wrestling with death.

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Keith Ellison, Louis Farrakhan and Iran – WSJ

When Rep. Keith Ellison ran for Democratic National Committee chairman, he faced questions about past associations with the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan. On MSNBCs Morning Joe in December 2016, Mr. Ellison angrily accused his critics of a smear campaign for talking about something that happened in 1995, when Mr. Ellison was 32. It turns out Mr. Ellisonwho lost his bid but is now the DNCs deputy chairmanwasnt telling the full story.

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

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BY: Alex GriswoldFebruary 7, 2018 10:26 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Barack Obama-Louis Farrakhan Photo Kept Secret For Political …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Maxine Waters Attended Farrakhan Speech | The Daily Caller

Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters attended a Nation of Islam convention where the hate groups leader, Louis Farrakhan, defended Palestinian suicide bombers. The convention, which took place in California in 2002, is just the latest tie to emerge between Democrats and the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist group known for being viciously anti-Semitic. We have Maxine Waters here, Farrakhan told the convention audience, gesturing to the seats behind him, our great congresswoman from this area. The audience cheered Waters name. Later in his speech, Farrakhan excused Palestinian suicide bombers and defended Iran for arming Palestinian terrorists. Farrakhan criticized the United States for providing Israel with planes and other weapons, which he indicated was to blame for Palestinian suicide bombers. The Palestinians have nothing to defend themselves with, so theyre so exhausted and exasperated, think about that, strapping bombs to themselves, making themselves a weapon, Farrakhan said. And then for the world to get upset because Iran or somebody is trying to send them some weapons. Wait a minute. If you were Jewish and you saw unarmed Jews being persecuted, wouldnt you come to your brothers aid? Do you expect Muslims to see their brothers suffering like that and not come to their aid? Farrakhan is a notorious anti-Semite who has called Jews Satanic and said that white people deserve to die. The Nation of Islam holds that white people are inherently inferior to black people and its leaders have criticized inter-racial marriage as unholy and wrong.(RELATED:Seven Louis Farrakhan Quotes On Jews, Gays And White People) Waters office did not return repeated requests for comment. An interview request submitted to the Nation of Islam was not returned. Waters appearance at the Nation of Islam convention is just the latest tie to emerge between the hate group and Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). The CBC in 2005 held a meeting with Farrakhan, where then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama took a smiling photo with the hate group leader. Both the photo and the meeting remained secret until last month. The man who took the photo, a journalist for a Nation of Islam publication, said CBC members asked him to suppress it in order to protect Obamas political future. A year after the Obama-Farrakhan photo op, Waters and several Democratic members of the CBC met Farrakhan and were seen embracing him, recently resurfaced video shows. Twenty-one current CBC members were part of the caucus at the time of the 2005 Farrakhan meeting. TheDC asked all 21 members if they would condemn Farrakhan. Zero of the 21 condemned Farrakhan. One of those members, Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, defended Farrakhan as an outstanding human being in an interview with The Daily Caller. Davis said he has a personal relationship with Farrakhan and has visited him at his house. The clearest ties between Democrats and the Nation of Islam run through Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee. Ellison worked with the Nation of Islam for 18 months organizing a Minnesota delegation to Farrakhans 1995 Million Man March. Ellison admitted to his work with the Nation of Islam when he first ran for Congress in 2006, but assured the public that he had since cut ties with Farrakhan. WATCH: But Ellisons ties with Farrakhan continued while in Congress.Ellison attendedat least three meetings with the hate group leadersince taking office, according to photos, videos and witness accounts reviewed by TheDC. One of those meetings was a visitwith Democratic Indiana Rep. Andre Carson to Farrakhans hotel room. Farrakhan said in Dec. 2016 that the meeting had taken place recently and that the three men had an enjoyable time together. Ellisons office refused to deny or confirm that the meeting took place and instead attacked the media for reporting on it.

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Top DNC official dined with Louis Farrakhan, Iranian …

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, invited Rep. Keith Ellison, center, and Louis Farrakhan, right, among others to a dinner in 2013. (Reuters) Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison attended a private dinner hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, along with the head of the black nationalist group Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan. First reported by The Wall Street Journal, Ellison, the Democratic congressman from Minnesota, also visited with Farrakhan in 2015. Ellison attended the 2013 dinner with two other members of the Congressional Black CaucusReps. Andre Carson, D-Ind., and Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y. Rouhani invited Muslim leaders from around the U.S. to dinner after addressing the United Nations General Assembly. The Nation of Islam website confirmed the attendance of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to the dinner on Sept. 23, 2013 across the street from the U.N. headquarters in New York City. FinalCall.com, the Nation of Islams publication, confirmed Ellisons attendance with an article, and photos of Ellison and Farrakhan at the tables. After the guests were hosted at a dinner, the Iranian president entered and engaged in warm discussion with guests, including Democratic congressmen Greg Meeks of New York, Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who is a Muslim, Final Call wrote on Oct. 2, 2013. Iran has been listed by the U.S. government as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1984. But the dinner was not the first time Ellison was associated with Farrakhan. Ellison attended Farrakhans Million Man March in 1995, and even publicly defended Farrakhan who has repeatedly made anti-semitic remarks, and has called Jews satanic according to a report by the Daily Caller. Ellison has attempted to distance himself from Farrakhan, especially during his run for DNC chair in 2016, writing an op-ed for The Washington Post, painting his relationship with Farrakhan as limited to the 1995 march. But Farrakhan slammed Ellison, posting a video to Facebook saying that Ellison and Carson visited him in 2015. Neither the DNC nor Ellisons office responded to Fox News request for comment. Former White House press secretary, now Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer slammed the media for not covering the latest Ellison-Farrakhan development. “Once again, no feeding frenzy by the media. Don’t let anyone tell you the press is neutral. They’re not. Their silence is deafening. Ellison Attended Private Dinner With Iranian President and Louis Farrakhan in 2013 via @freebeacon,” Fleischer tweeted Monday. The Congressional Black Caucus also has been tied to Farrakhan in recent months especially with the surfacing of a photo taken in 2005, with then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. smiling alongside him. A Final Call photographer, according to the Daily Caller, said he kept the photo hidden for 13 years at the request of the CBC in order to protect Obamas political career. Just last week, Democratic Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois defended Farrakhan as an outstanding human being. Farrakhans past extreme comments include praise for Adolf Hitler as a very great man, blaming Jews for the 9/11 attacks, and saying white people deserve to die. I dont regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything, I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate and he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people, Davis told the Daily Caller last week, and noted that it wouldnt be anything out of the ordinary for him to meet with Farrakhan. Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.

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Louis Farrakhan claims he is both a Muslim and a Christian

A packed house welcomed Minister Louis Farrakhan to St. Sabina Catholic Church on Friday night with a standing ovation and cheers for his health. The 74-year-old provocative Nation of Islam leader, who has endured a series of health setbacks, didnt speak from the Quran but from the Bible. Even though I am a Muslim I dont apologize for that Im also a Christian, he told the crowd at 1210 W. 78th Pl. Islam considers the Bible a sacred book. Louis Farrakhan A good Muslim is a Christian, and a good Christian is a Muslim, he added later, stressing the common aspects of the faiths. Whenever Christs name is mentioned, I feel at home. Farrakhan flashed a wide smile as he entered the sanctuary alongside his friend, the Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of the church. A few months ago, Pfleger was at Farrakhans bedside as he recovered from surgery. Farrakhan promised to speak at the church, as he has done many times before. Tonight, were celebrating a healed man, said Pfleger, who called Farrakhan one of the most prophetic voices of our times. Farrakhan only occasionally looked at his notes. As usual, he peppered his talk with humor and frankness on topics such as women, sex and race. I feel very honored that the media is struck by my being in a Catholic church with a white pastor, he said. But in truth, we would not have to talk about color if color were not made something to talk about. Farrakhan last spoke publically on Mothers Day at his headquarters, Mosque Maryam, 7351 S. Stony Island Ave. He thanked Allah for giving me life beyond my wrestling with death.

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Keith Ellison, Louis Farrakhan and Iran – WSJ

When Rep. Keith Ellison ran for Democratic National Committee chairman, he faced questions about past associations with the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan. On MSNBCs Morning Joe in December 2016, Mr. Ellison angrily accused his critics of a smear campaign for talking about something that happened in 1995, when Mr. Ellison was 32. It turns out Mr. Ellisonwho lost his bid but is now the DNCs deputy chairmanwasnt telling the full story. In 2006, during his first run for Congress from Minnesota, Mr. Ellison conceded…

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

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

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The Media’s Ugly David Duke-Louis Farrakhan Double Standard

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

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February 2, 2018  Tags:   Posted in: Louis Farrakhan  Comments Closed

Footage Of Democrats Hugging Louis Farrakhan | The Daily Caller

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

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February 2, 2018  Tags:   Posted in: Louis Farrakhan  Comments Closed

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

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

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Barack Obama-Louis Farrakhan Photo Kept Secret For Political …

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

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