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Zionist pressure, Black Caucus capitulations won’t stop Farrakhan say analysts and activists

By Richard B. Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad, The Final Call Newspaper | Last updated: Mar 13, 2018 - 12:03:42 AM

Sheldon Adelson

Photos: AP/Wide World photos

The Jewish stranglehold on Black political leaders was manifested when some members of the Congressional Black Caucus pitifully caved in and capitulated to demands by the Republican Jewish Coalition that they denounce Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Jewish and Zionist groups, right-wing and mainstream media unleashed a flood of slander and half-truths following his prophetic, late February address closing the Nation’s Saviours’ Day convention in Chicago.

The Jewish group called on Representatives Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Andre Carson (D-Ind.); Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Al Green (D-Texas) to resign. The RJC demand followed about a week of daily news coverage and media denunciations as part of the “Farrakhan speech controversy.”
Chicago Democrat Davis initially responded by citing his history of opposing bigotry, but did not denounce Minister Farrakhan in interviews with the Daily Caller, a right wing website. Jewish pressure kept building and by the evening of March 8 Rep. Davis had joined Rep. Lee and Rep. Meeks in disavowing the Minister.

Dr. Boyce Watkins spoke candidly about the Black congressional cave ins: “It’s a lack of power. It’s fear! A lack of discipline, a lack of self-respect, which leads to no respect.”

“The members of the Congressional Black Caucus are basically admitting that they have no power. They should too be condemned for abandoning and disavowing the Black community,” the author and Black economic empowerment advocate said.

The lawmakers are political puppets who represent cosmetic diversity only but not ideological diversity, and people shouldn’t expect anything different than they would get from White men, he added.

“What’s interesting to me is that they will condemn the words of Minister Farrakhan and say we condemn hate speech of any kind, so you’re going out of your way to attack another Black person on behalf of White people … but in your quest to allegedly condemn hate speech of any kind, you never once condemn the Jewish community for running these record labels where every other rapper is calling Black people the N-word, and every other rapper is promoting Black genocide, which has been more insidious, more effective, longer lasting than the genocide imposed on the Jews during the reign of Adolf Hitler,” argued Dr. Watkins.

“What the Jewish community is going to have to confront is the fact that you have been our Hitler. You have mass-promoted, through media, the extermination of Black people through Black-on-Black crime, the complete disrespect of Black women and Black families in your music, and not once have you ever condemned that as hate speech,” Dr. Watkins told The Final Call.

“So, you condemn us. Well, we condemn you, so I guess that means everybody is condemning each other,” said Dr. Watkins. He’s not surprised by the condemnations and predicted more in upcoming days.

Between organizing the 60th Southern Christian Leadership Conference convention and the 50th commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor Peoples’ Campaign in Washington, D.C., Charles Steele, SCLC national president, said: “I am expressing not what the Minister said. I am talking about what he did.”
Former First Lady Sen. Hillary Clinton speaks about civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks at the funeral November 2, 2005 at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan. Rosa Parks, who died October 24 at the age of 92, will always be remembered as the woman who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a White man, an incident that sparked the civil rights movement. In the photo along with Mrs. Clinton is Min. Farrakhan who also spoke at the funeral. In their 2008 Democratic Primary Presidential debate Mrs. Clinton criticized then Senator Barack Obama for not “denouncing” and “rejecting” Min. Farrakhan who had spoken kind words about his candidacy

The civil rights leader, and recent inductee into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, repeated how the Minister saved SCLC as the organization was out of money and almost out of hope. Min. Farrakhan gave Dr. Steele money to keep the doors open while other funds were being raised.

“My response is not political. See all this stuff politicians are doing, that’s politics. I’m just talking about the facts. … I know that when I was in desperate need of saving this organization, when everybody had written it off, I went to Minister Farrakhan when every other door I tried—not that they meant anything bad—I’m just telling you, that it didn’t happen until I went to Minister Farrakhan, who didn’t question me and wrote me a check. Because I asked him to have faith in what I was doing in the spirit of Dr. King and the civil rights movement, I said because we are broke. And he said, ‘Brother Charles … I will help you, but there’s one thing I want you to understand. When I help you, you can’t pay me back,’ ” Dr. Steele said.

Pam Africa, founder of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal in Philadelphia, sees a power dynamic playing out and pressure exerted by Jewish groups isn’t rooted in fear, nor the fact that the lawmakers don’t care for Minister Farrakhan.

“They are doing it because of governmental terrorism. They are terrified to stand up and do the right thing,” said the activist.

“These church-going people claim to care and that they are God-fearing people. That’s not true, because you see it when you have a person who is godly, who’s standing before you, and tells the truth, you’re not afraid of him, because you stood with him,” she stated.

The Jewish influence on Black life shows Blacks have gotten nowhere in the Black-Jewish relationship, lamented Ms. Africa. Blacks have been relegated to the position of kiss-up and suck-ups to that which is wrong, as indicated by the Black lawmakers’ denunciation of Minister Farrakhan, she said.

“This is 2018 and we have been duped so much and get nothing from it, and people know that they can’t get anything from these people. That’s why people are gravitating to the continuous stand that the Minister has in teaching the people the truth. ... This war of the gods, good and bad, could have been over a long time ago if we didn’t have weak people. They’re the Judas that Jesus Christ dealt with,” she argued.

Some pointed out naked politics in the RJC and right-wing attack against the Black Democrats. With discontent in the country over President Trump and controversies that could turn off female voters, the pressure on the Democrats, activists like Tamika Mallory and the “Farrakhan controversy” are designed to beat back possible GOP losses in 2018 mid-term elections by weakening Democrats and anti-Trump activists.

Donald Trump, Jr. attacked Min. Farrakhan via Twitter and blasted Democrats for not renouncing him. He derisively tweeted March 11 that Min. Farrakhan “sounds like the Democrat’s front runner for 2020. I guess they finally embraced God ... which is nice!”

He was referring to a tweet by the Minister warning, “America: You are the most rotten nation on the Earth. That is why God has come, and you are No. 1 on His list to be destroyed.”

Ari Fleischer, a Republican Jewish Coalition board member and former spokesman for President George W. Bush, joined the anti-Farrakhan Twitter attacks supported by Sean Hannity, his other Fox News colleagues and Alan Dershowitz.

Jewish billionaire Sheldon G. Adelson, a casino magnate, is RJC board chairman and virulently pro-Israel. He once called for the U.S. to detonate a nuclear bomb in the Iranian desert to show the Islamic Republic that America was serious. His influence and multi-million dollar donations are believed to have influenced President Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, which was condemned as horrible policy around the globe and contrary to the advice of Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Adelson donations included $20 million to a pro-Trump political action committee, $1.5 million to the Republican convention, and additional funds for the inauguration. The president’s son-in-law, a strong supporter of Israel, and a daughter are also Jewish.

“We are writing this open letter to express our deep disappointment with your published denouncement of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day 2018 message at the behest of the Republican Jewish Coalition, the anti-Defamation League and others who represent White supremacy and the continuing effort to destroy our community,” said the Executive Council of the Nation of Islam on March 9, speaking to members of the Black Caucus. (See additional coverage pages 4 and 24.)

RJC pressure in America, Black suffering in Israel

Congressmen Lee, Davis and Meeks joined the unenviable ranks of Rep. Ellison, who had been the lone CBC member to publicly denounce Minister Farrakhan in seeking to head the Democratic National Committee.

Not every member of the Congressional Black Caucus had kowtowed to Jewish demands to disavow Minister Farrakhan at Final Call presstime.

Rep. Carson spoke to Indianapolis-based FOX 58 TV host Angela Ganote about the Republican Jewish Coalition in a March 9 interview: “That organization (the RJC) doesn’t have any credibility with me. I know they have a political agenda. The Congressional Black Caucus is asking that organization to condemn (Israeli Prime Minister) Benjamin Netanyahu and the (Israeli) government for discriminating against Africans who are migrating, who are fleeing dictatorships, who are fleeing oppression. There’s a great deal of bigotry and racism happening right now they fail to condemn.”

Rep. Carson said his record shows he’s consistently condemned any kind of discrimination.

The Final Call had received no response to its requests for interviews with Rep. Lee, Rep. Waters and other CBC members at press time.

During his Feb. 25 message, Minister Farrakhan responded to charges of anti-Semitism that reemerged with the publication of a 2005 photo of the Minister and then-Senator Barack Obama of Illinois.

After howling unsuccessfully for President Obama to repudiate Min. Farrakhan again, the ADL, other paternalistic Zionist organizations and Jewish publications demanded to know why the Minister was invited to the Congressional Black Caucus legislative weekend, where the photo was taken. They polled Black lawmakers and again demanded that “Farrakhan be repudiated.” A majority of Black congressmen did not bow to their demands.

“So you will turn on your brother for some advantage in their world,” said Min. Farrakhan. “If you want something from the White man and you have to denounce me, how will you act when your trial comes?”
After Rep. Lee issued a statement on Twitter condemning Min. Farrakhan, Mr. Greenblatt of the ADL responded with his approval.

Min. Farrakhan described how Black politicians and leaders call for his help but bow to Jewish and White interests when pressured. Minister Farrakhan called out his Jewish detractors to a public debate and challenged them to defeat the truth that he has consistently spoken from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad that Blacks in America fulfil prophecy and are the true children of Israel.

Similarly in a 2010 open letter, Min. Farrakhan urged Black leaders to review the book, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Part 2” which documented how Jews gained control of the Black economy and benefitted from their paternal relationship with Blacks. (See page 22 for a copy of the letter.)

“Whenever the Light of Truth has been shone on them, they reach for you to defend them against the Truth that uncovers the horror that has been done to us. They have always been successful pitting us against each other thus keeping them from facing the Truth of their real relationship with us. As they call upon you to denounce me as an anti-Semite and, because of the favor you believe you owe them for what they have done to help make life comfortable for you; I am asking you to stand down. I am asking you to read this research and then discuss it with your Jewish friends. Would you condemn me as an anti-Semite for exposing the research that shows them as being anti-Black? I am asking you to stand down and let them come out to me to defend their record and history of their relationship with us that we compiled from that which was written by their own scholars, historians, and Rabbis,” he wrote. “If you become an apologist for them in this hour, you will be seen by the masses of our people as a modern day Uncle Tom who believes you owe more to them than to the masses of our suffering people.”

ADL attacks Farrakhan

The Anti-Defamation League took to social media to attack the Minister and Jewish and right-wing media outlets joined the assault. The mainstream media quickly followed.

Atty. Abdul Arif Muhammad, general counsel for the Nation of Islam, pointed out the importance of Min. Farrakhan’s July 19, 2010 letter to Black leaders. “He was very kind to them and asked them to stand down and step to the side and let the Satanic Jew come out to defend himself and the truth that we have been teaching,” said Atty. Arif Muhammad. By “Satanic Jew,” Atty. Arif Muhammad was referring to a term used by Min. Farrakhan in his Saviours’ Day message and at other times. It refers to a scriptural passage, Revelation 3:9, which says, “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee” in the King James version of the bible. Min. Farrakhan has said there are “Satanic” or evil ones masquerading as true Believers in Christianity, Islam and the Jewish faith.

Atty. Arif Muhammad added that the current ordeal reminds him spiritually of Jesus’ crucifixion on the cross with two thieves. “The people were asked to choose whether to take him down off the cross and as the story went, they chose the thieves over Jesus. In other words, they chose Barabbas over the good man, and this, to me, is what has happened with the capitulation of some of these congresspersons. They have chosen Barabbas over a good man, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan,” he stated. “The Minister’s message Saviours’ Day was very prophetic. He said the government is my enemy. The powerful Jews are my enemy. And scared to death Negroes are my enemy, and weak Muslims and hypocrites are my enemy, but here I stand, and we say, here we stand with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.”

“These so-called leaders are acting against the self-interest of themselves and against the self-interest of us as a people because it is the people who love the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan because they know that he works on behalf of the totality of the self-interest of Black people,” he added.

In San Diego, student minister Hugh Muhammad faced down pressure from the ADL against the work of Muhammad Mosque No. 8 to bring the light of Islam to suffering people. The ADL asked Muslim leaders to denounce Minister Farrakhan and when the imams refused, they went to pastors, community leaders and activists, he said. Muslim businesses initially suffered from slander because the Southern Poverty Law Center listed the NOI as a hate group, but the Muslims fought and won because of community support, he said.

“The community members, our young people, tore the woman up from the ADL and said ‘We don’t know you!’ We know the Nation of Islam. We know Minister Hugh Muhammad. We know the work that they do, but we don’t know who you are, and you ain’t gonna come in here and tell us who we’re going to work with,” Hugh Muhammad recalled.

Atty. Ava Muhammad, Minister Farrakhan’s national spokesperson, said the attacks and upset over the photos with Mr. Obama, Black politicians and Tamika Mallory’s attendance at Saviours’ Day are signs that his enemies recognize Minister Farrakhan’s influence.
Min. Farrakhan with activist Tamika Mallory. Ms. Mallory has faced unrelenting attacks by Jewish groups, media and White women who are demanding she denounce and condemn the Minister.

Ms. Mallory, who was a leader of the successful Women’s March, was denounced by mainstream and right-wing media and some White women’s groups. She was criticized on The View in a March 9 broadcast. But in an op-ed published on, titled “Wherever My People Are Is Where I Must Be,” she responded to critics. The Women’s March co-chair admitted her attendance at Saviours’ Day “troubled some of the very people who I have fought for and worked alongside for most of my life.” “I first went (to Saviours’ Day) with my parents when I was just a little girl, and would begin attending on my own after my son’s father was murdered nearly 17 years ago,” she said. “In that most difficult period of my life, it was the women of the Nation of Islam who supported me and I have always held them close to my heart for that reason. I am the same woman who helped to build an intersectional movement that fights for the rights of all people and stands against hatred and discrimination of all forms. I am the same person today that I was before Saviours’ Day, which begs the question—why are my beliefs being questioned now? … Where my people are is where I must also be.” She helped organize the January 21, 2017 that drew 5 million participants worldwide.

CNN anchor Jake Tapper launched a Twitter storm Feb. 28 insisting there was reason for offense because then-Senator Obama and members of the Black Caucus interacted with Minister Farrakhan in 2005.

He further compared Minister Farrakhan to racist, violent White supremacists Nazis, saying the only difference is Minister Farrakhan has a larger following, and that elected officials meet with him openly.

Minister Farrakhan’s followers responded with a barrage of actual facts about who he really is. “The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is not a hater. He is a lover of truth, a lover of God, a lover of his teacher and a lover of our people,” said Jesse Muhammad, who manages the Minister’s social media accounts.

The Farrakhan Twitter Army went to work on social media, hurling truth against falsehood despite hateful, uncivil and sometimes profane words aimed at Minister Farrakhan.

On Twitter, Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL chief executive officer, falsely charged Minister Farrakhan with a history of scapegoating Jews and attacked Ms. Mallory for attending Minister Farrakhan’s keynote address at the Wintrust Arena.

“If you’re Black and you’re a powerful person, elected, corporate, whatever, if you are doing the bidding of White people, you are a super slave, that you have power and you’re exercising that power against your own people,” commented Professor Raymond Winbush of Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Screenshot of Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) during a recent television interview in Indianapolis.

It’s a tragedy that Blacks have elected leaders whose constituents strongly support Minister Farrakhan but politicians don’t because of influential lobbying groups, he said. But, he added, their stances will not bode well among their people, he said.

Minister Farrakhan holds a highly esteemed place in the Black community, not just Black Muslim community, but with Black Christians, among atheists, and at every possible level, so while they may get a few, for the Jewish organizations to continue to think that they can somehow dislodge him from that position is an absolute waste of their time, argued Prof. Winbush.

“It just shows you the inordinate control of the Jewish people over our Black leadership. Why has Barbara Lee, Greg Meeks and Danny Davis condemned the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan? They all have the Minister’s number. Why did they not ask him what was actually said and the context of what, he said before condemnation?” asked regional student Minister Abdul Sharrieff Muhammad of Atlanta.

“The thing is that this is not new, especially with respect to the Minister. There’s always been this effort to separate the Minister, isolate Minister Farrakhan, to isolate the Nation of Islam from other Black folks who are also powerful, also doing work on behalf of the community,” said Nana Gyamfi, a Los Angeles-based human rights attorney.

“It has always failed and it’s gonna continue to fail in terms of their attempts to create this wedge, whether Black people are members of the Nation of Islam, even if they don’t believe in all the tenets of the Nation of Islam, Black people are clear on the fact that the Nation of Islam and Minister Farrakhan love Black people, and that Minister Farrakhan has sacrificed and has worked, diligently, on behalf of Black people, has stood up for Black people, and has done that in terms of the Million Man March and other gatherings and convenings that he has called,” Atty. Gyamfi said.

As for Rep. Maxine Waters, Republicans and Trump followers were already after the outspoken congresswoman. She called for Mr. Trump’s impeachment before he got to the White House, Atty. Gyamfi pointed out.

Dr. Tony Monteiro, former Temple University professor, told The Final Call the “strategy” of leading Zionist organizations in the United States, in particular the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, is to separate Minister Farrakhan from his Black base. Their strategy will not work, the W.E.B. DuBois scholar said.

Their strategy of “repudiation,” like in the past, will only strengthen Min. Farrakhan’s and the Nation of Islam’s position within the Black community, predicted Dr. Monteiro. The position of the Minister and the Nation is stronger now than at “any time since the success of the (1995) Million Man March,” he added.

Dr. Monteiro said Min. Farrakhan attracts Black and poor people “on the basis of him being seen as a voice of Black America and its struggle against the forces of right-wing authoritarianism and racism, as well as a consistent voice against Israeli oppression of the Palestinians.”

Dr. Monteiro believes more than 60 percent of Black Americans are supporters of Min Farrakhan. If this is a fact and the Jewish community is accusing him of “being an anti-Semite,” he said, “it stands to reason they are also indicting those Blacks that see him as leader.”

(Eric Ture Muhammad, Starla Muhammad, Jehron Muhammad and Final Call staff contributed to this report.)

From The Final Call Newspaper

Racist Jews and their Attacks on Black leaders

By the standards established by the contemptible Jewish leadership, all those who ever attended any meeting in the presence of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan must be condemned, repudiated, and suffer the loss of their reputations and their jobs. Curiously, those who have been targeted in these recent Jewish attacks are ALL BLACK: Barack Obama, Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Maxine Waters, and several Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members—but no whites.

Yet at a single meeting in 1998, Minister Farrakhan gave the Anti-Defamation League a whole lot of work to do. Farrakhan was one of over two hundred guests at a gala held by the Jewish-owned Time magazine, and nearly all of the guests were prominent white people. So, ADL, let the condemnations begin. You may wish to start with the two presidents who were there, Donald Trump and Bill Clinton; or with the high government officials Jack Kemp, John Glenn, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, and William Westmoreland; or media figures Wolf Blitzer, Walter Cronkite, Roone Arledge, Ben Bradlee, Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Carl Bernstein, Mike Wallace, and Barbara Walters; or with business leaders Steve Jobs and Bill Gates; or with Christian preachers Jerry Falwell and Billy Graham. In fact, when the Reverend Graham saw Minister Farrakhan, he ran over to hug and kiss the Muslim leader.
But, racist Jews, you can’t stop there. At least 70 of the Farrakhan-meeting-attending luminaries were Jewish, including Henry Kissinger, Sidney Blumenthal, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and even “Holocaust survivor” Elie Wiesel. Yes, Elie “never again” Wiesel met with The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan!

It is time for Black leaders who have silently suffered this ludicrous Jewish onslaught to hold their Jewish “best friends” to the very same Jewish standards they have so rudely applied to Blacks alone. This “new” evidence shows that when the unscrupulous Hillary Clinton turned to presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 and demanded he condemn Farrakhan, Barack could have easily told her, “You met with Farrakhan too,” and ended that nonsense right then and there. But fear and trepidation of Jewish reprisals are a greater influence on most elected Black leaders than the needs of their oppressed Black constituents.

And let us be clear about how cynical these satanic gangsters are. Black leaders should check their calendars. The Jewish Star’s Jeff Dunetz noted the silence of the Congressional Black Caucus on Trump’s decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He wrote, “perhaps because around the same time as the Jerusalem announcement, pictures of many of their member smiling alongside famous anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan was released [sic].”[1]

And thus we have the reason why a 2005 meeting of Black people has become “news” thirteen years later in 2018. As the Mossad’s motto explains, “By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War.”

So the attacks on Black politicians and Min. Farrakhan have nothing to do with “anti-Semitism.” And to prove it, let us see if these selectively offended Jews will be so quick to condemn Elie Wiesel, Henry Kissinger, and Steven Spielberg as they are Barack Obama, Keith Ellison, and Maxine Waters. The responses of the ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt, and his shills Alan Dershowitz and Jake Tapper, will prove definitively whether or not the Jews have changed their ways since their centuries of slave dealing, racist violence, and exploitation of Black people.

Don’t hold your breath.

Full List of Time Magazine’s 75th anniversary party held March 3, 1998, at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall with guest Minister Louis Farrakhan:

Lamar Alexander

Muhammad Ali

Kurt Andersen

Terry Anderson

Kofi Annan

Roone Arledge

Ken Auletta

Lauren Bacall

Lee Bailey

Anne Bancroft

Roger Bannister

Jill Barad

Dr. Christiaan Barnard

Carl Bernstein

Wolf Blitzer

Sidney Blumenthal

Reginald K. Brack Jr.

Ben Bradlee

Bill Bradley

William J. Bratton

Steven Brill

Phil Bronstein

Tom Brokaw

James L. Brooks

Mel Brooks

Tina Brown

Don Budge

Joseph Califano

Kate Capshaw

Steve Case

Carol Channing

Julia Child

Bill Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Jennet Conant

Sean Connery

Joan Ganz Cooney

Arthur Cooper

David Copperfield

Kevin Costner

Patricia Nixon Cox

Walter Cronkite

Tom Cruise

Michael Deaver

Dr. Michael E. DeBakey

Barry Diller

Joe DiMaggio

Dominick Dunne

Ahmet Ertegun

Mica Ertegun

Harry Evans

James Fallows

Jerry Falwell

Joe Ferrer

Kelly Flinn

Jodie Foster

Nancy Friday

Betty Friedan

David Frost

James R. Gaines

Bill Gates

Frank Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford

William Ginsburg

John Glenn

Mikhail Gorbachev

Raisa Gorbachev

Billy Graham

Andrew Grove

Henry A. Grunwald

Bryant Gumbel

Bruce Hallett

Dorothy Hamill

Tom Hanks

Valerie Harper

Don Hewitt

Andrew Heyward

Anita Hill

Dr. David Ho

Richard Holbrooke

Evander Holyfield

John Huey

Lee Iacocca

John Irving

Walter Isaacson

Ann Jackson

Judith Jamison

Mort Janklow

Peter Jennings

Steve Jobs

Tom Johnson

Lanny Jones

Star Jones

Arthur Kaminsky

Peter Kaplan

Jeffrey Katzenberg

James Kelly

Jack Kemp

Caroline Kennedy

Edward Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Jr.

Rory Kennedy

Nancy Kerrigan

Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Nicole Kidman

Val Kilmer

Pat Kingsley

Larry Kirshbaum

Henry Kissinger

Michael J. Klingensmith

Jill Krementz

Steve Kroft

Frank Lalli

Bert Lance

Matt Lauer

Gerald M. Levin

Robert Levine

Marshall Loeb

Don Logan

Dave Long

Sophia Loren

James Lovell

Henry Luce III

Norman Mailer

Terry McDonell

Cynthia McFadden

Jay McInerney

Jason McManus

Robert McNamara

Lisa McRee

Sonny Mehta

Christopher Meigher III

Isaac Mizrahi

Ann Moore

Mary Tyler Moore

Dick Morris

Toni Morrison

Isolde Motley

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Henry Muller

Ralph Nader

Martha Nelson

Mike Nichols

Chris O’Donnell

Daniel Okrent

Edward James Olmos

Alan J. Pakula

Richard Parsons

Jane Pauley

Norman Pearlstine

Michael Pepe

Joy Philbin

Regis Philbin

George Plimpton

Sally Quinn

Dan Rather

Donna Rice

Leni Riefenstahl

Molly Ringwald

Gil Rogin

Ed Rollins

Sherrie Rollins

Andy Rooney

Mickey Rooney

Charlie Rose

Roger Rosenblatt

Tim Russert

Morley Safer

Robert Safian

Mort Sahl

Diane Sawyer

Claudia Schiffer

Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

Edwin Schlossberg

James W. Seymore Jr.

Joyce Seymore

Bernard Shaw

Peggy Siegal

Liz Smith

Lois Smith

Jerry Solomon

Theodore Sorensen

Mira Sorvino

Steven Spielberg

John Squires

Martha Stewart

Sharon Stone

Kerri Strug

Strobe Talbott

Gay Talese

Nan Talese

Cheryl Tiegs

Laurence Tisch

Calvin Trillin

Garry Trudeau

Donald Trump

Peter Ueberroth

Paul Volcker

Diane von Furstenberg

Mike Wallace

Barbara Walters

Wendy Wasserstein

James Watson

Dr. Andrew Weil

Harvey Weinstein

Raquel Welch

Jann S. Wenner

David Westin

William Westmoreland

Tom Wicker

Elie Wiesel

Jeannie Williams

Rita Wilson

Jeff Zucker


Spirited, Militant and Fearless

By Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Last updated: Feb 27, 2018 - 10:23:08 PM

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Min. Farrakhan delivers powerful three-hour address to close Saviours’ Day Convention

Wintrust Arena in Chicago filled to capacity for Saviours’ Day message from Min. Farrakhan. Photo: Hannibal Muhammad

CHICAGO—Standing on the “invincible truth” he received from the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad—the “father I never had”—the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is now the “father” to millions of Black men and women who themselves never had a father, and the “Pops” to Grammy Award-winning singer and Broadway actress Stephanie Mills. The man whose life was saved from cancer and from a death plot spawned by the enemies of Black people, boldly declared repeatedly: “Here I stand!” for the freedom of oppressed people in the United States and throughout the world in a thrilling three hour Saviours’ Day address.

Minister Louis Farrakhan
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Minister Farrakhan loosed the tears of many of the thousands present when he said of the thrilling Feb. 25 performance of “To God Be The Glory,” by Ms. Mills: “I knew I would not be able to be stoic and not shed a tear.

“I like my teacher looked beyond our faults and saw our needs,” Minister Farrakhan declared. “To my Christian friends, the scripture says ‘Let this mind be in you, the same that is in Christ Jesus,’ because the undeserved suffering (of Black descendants of slaves in the U.S.) has made them the heirs to the greatest gift of all, the mind of God through Jesus.

“So now, I can say to the world, like Phillip, when they asked ‘When will we see the father?’ Have not I been among you this long, and you have not seen him? When you see me, you see the Father, for I am in Him and He is in me.

“There is not another Black man on this earth who can speak with the power and authority, and the wisdom and the guidance of Louis Farrakhan. There is not a White man on earth, who has the strength of Louis Farrakhan. I will prove what I am saying.

“If I did not love God, with all my heart and soul, my strength, I could not have withstood what you put on me. If I did not love God, and the mission of the resurrection of Black people in America and all over the world, White people would have destroyed me, a long, long, long, time ago. But here I stand!

“The government is my enemy. The powerful Jews are my enemy. And scared to death Negroes are my enemy. And weak Muslims and hypocrites are my enemy, but here I stand! I told President Trump, he Tweets everybody, but he won’t Tweet back at me, and here I stand!”

After the Muslim leader mentioned the riveting performance by Ms. Mills, he shared that she wanted to bow down at his feet to show the world her devotion to the leader who has befriended her for 46 years now, since she was just 16. Instead, she said, returning to the microphone, she expressed her passion on social media.

Wintrust Arena in Chicago filled to capacity for Saviours’ Day message from Min. Farrakhan. Photo: Hannibal Muhammad

Min. Farrakhan spoke before a packed audience. Photo: Lens of Ansar

Ms. Mills sings moving tribute which brought the Minister to tears. Photo: Andrea Muhammad

“Fear is the worst enemy,” the Muslim leader declared, reminding his listeners that members of the Nation of Islam proceed unarmed, throughout the U.S., in some of the most dangerous places in the country.

You must “challenge your fear,” in order to overcome it, recalling a challenge he received during an address at John Jay College of Law in New York City, where an armed White man, who took pains to reveal the weapon he was wearing, demanded to know if it was true that the Nation taught “the White man is the devil?”

Rather than backing down, Minister Farrakhan said, he proceeded to offer a recitation of the evils committed by White people against Blacks, and before he could complete his list, the man waved his hands in the air, saying he’d heard enough.

Audience listens intently to message.

Regarding the message of Mr. Muhammad, which is sometimes difficult to face, it is better, the Minister said, “even if you don’t like, to go along with it.”

There is also another development which is challenging injustice among governments all around the world. “We thought the Million Man March was great, and it was. We called for a million men, and two million showed up, but when women rose up, they told every government on earth that women are not treated right,” said Min. Farrakhan.

Men in audience applaud. Photos: Final X

Men, he said, too often think they have the right to abuse women because men are physically stronger. But the Holy Qur’an—the Islamic scripture—teaches that woman is “one degree beneath the man.” Looking at a circle—360 degrees—“can you detect one degree? Women are the equal of men.” Indeed, the Minister continued, women are “the second self, not of man, but of God. And the womb is the workshop of God.”

Not even by force, Minister Farrakhan explained, can a man forever make a woman to submit to his ignorance, and he cited his own 65 years of marriage to Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, the mother of his nine children, and dozens of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even great-great grandchildren, whom they both are now able to stand together and see. “The only way a man can have heaven is to have a good relationship with God and a good relationship with a woman.”

But the Muslim leader warned women rising up in this time “is the sign of the end of this world.” And women, he continued who master the science of the kitchen, cooking and preparing the proper food for consumption at the proper time can cure 98 percent of your illnesses, so said Mr. Muhammad in his groundbreaking books “How to Eat to Live.”

The audience filled seats in the Wintrust Arena, home court of the DePaul University basketball team, many sitting beneath the dozen or so NCAA and other conference championships. Muslim women in white garments were spread throughout the audience in every section, but most of the men—the F.O.I., the Fruit of Islam—were deployed all around and outside the arena, securing the comfort, the safety, and seating availability of all the guests.

Minister Farrakhan then stood to face the greatest and most recent criticism he’s faced: that he’s an anti-Semite. Those false charges resurfaced with fury when a 12-year-old photo of Min. Farrakhan and then-Senator Barack Obama of Illinois was made public weeks ago. The ADL and other Jewish groups howled loudly with demands that the former president “denounce Farrakhan.” Later the same pressure was brought to members of the Congressional Black Caucus, with Jewish demands to know why the courageous leader was invited to the group’s legislative weekend, where the photo was taken. Min. Farrakhan said he has personal photos with Mr. Obama but he would never make them public.

Min. Farrakhan spoke about the 2005 photograph picturing him and then Senator Barack Obama during a Congressional Black Caucus gathering. The recent release of the 12 year old photo taken by veteran journalist Askia Muhammad, has caused controversy.

Askia Muhammad, veteran journalist and Final Call senior editor, took the photo and handed copies over to a CBC staffer and a Nation of Islam official and never released the photo. But when Askia Muhammad recently published a book, the photo was included. “When they found that picture in his book, did you know the Jews went crazy,” said Min. Farrakhan. Think, he said, what have I done that they hate me so much that they want Mr. Obama to denounce me again? “He hasn’t done it yet and I hope he doesn’t,” said the Minister.

Jesus the prophet and the last prophet to the Jews was 2,000 years too soon but I’m on time, said Min. Farrakhan. These are wicked Jews, not righteous Jews that you find in revelations, that’s what the late Rev. Billy Graham said to Richard Nixon, he added. Today a mighty and powerful one has chosen Blacks in America as his people, said Min. Farrakhan.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) Photo: MGN Online

Many people have come in and left the mosque, and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) was in the Nation in 1995, said the Minister. He’s a lawyer who wants to help his community by becoming a congressmen but was pressured about nearness to Min. Farrakhan, said the beloved leader. “I’m not here to bash my brother,” he added. But the Minister said, in this world Jewish people hold the door to positions of power. “So you will turn on your brother for some advantage in their world,” said Min. Farrakhan. “If you want something from the White man and you have to denounce me, how will you act when your trial comes?”

Demands came Feb. 22 from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Rep. Ellison, a Black lawmaker and Muslim, denounce Min. Farrakhan again. Mr. Ellison quickly joined the anti-Farrakhan chorus. Min. Farrakhan described how Black politicians and leaders call for his help but bow to Jewish and White interests when pressured. And, he added, Rep. Ellison visited me in my hotel in 2015 as the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March was commemorated with a call for “Justice Or Else.”

Then there was a New York dinner with the president of Iran for Muslims and Muslim congressmen Keith Ellison and Andre Carson were among attendees. But, said Min. Farrakhan, reports of the congressman being in the room with me created problems and a desire to punish Mr. Ellison for being in the room with me.

“The FBI has been the worst enemy of Black advancement,” he added. Jewish people have control of agencies of government and the enemy is so angry that if you like Min. Farrakhan and want something in this world, you have to denounce him or keep the relationship secret.

“Stop it!” the Minister demanded, calling for any White man to come out and challenge Louis Farrakhan in public. “You can’t defeat Elijah Muhammad’s wisdom.”

Then, using the secretly recorded conversation of former President Richard Nixon and recently deceased evangelist, the Rev. Billy Graham—the most prominent and powerful Christian minister in 20th Century, he explained why Jewish people despise him so much. He recalled a conversation among two young girls, one of whom asked her Jewish friend, “Why don’t you like Jesus?” “Because Jesus calls us devils.”

But then, citing the Babylonian Talmud, Gittlin 57a—the book which for many Jewish persons has replaced the Torah, the scriptures of Moses—the Minister pointed out a revolting quote that “Jesus is boiling in excrement.”

“Jesus of 2,000 years ago never taught Black people,” said Min. Farrakhan. Though he lived for 12 years or so in Egypt, he returned to Palestine to carry out his mission. He was the last prophet sent to the Jews and to Caucasian people.

Mr. Nixon and the Rev. Graham complained about the “stranglehold” which Jews in America have on areas of accomplishment in the society. But Mr. Nixon told the evangelist that he must not tell anyone his thoughts.

The late evangelist Billy Graham

“If the president is afraid” of Jewish power, the Minister continued, “then Negroes don’t have a chance, except through the Nation of Islam, because the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is speaking to you through me.” Even the Pope, he declared knows this truth.

“I was taught by a man. He was taught by God. He (Master W. Fard Muhammad, founder of the Nation of Islam in the U.S. in 1930 in Detroit) spoke 16 languages. He wrote 10. He understood the language of the birds,” and the creatures of nature. “He mastered the language of the beings on Mars. He can recite 150,000 years of history. That’s Elijah Muhammad’s teacher,” said Min. Farrakhan.

Louis Farrakhan is also unmasking the wicked rulers of the world today. “These wicked Jews—not religious Jews—are found in the Bible in the Book of John, as well as in the Book of Revelations in both the second and the third chapters.

“I’m not going to stop preaching because they don’t like it. They may put some of us in jail, but we’ve been in jail all our lives.”

“I’m laughing at the government just thinking about harming me. So Trump, you and your boys do all you want to do to me. But with my dying breath I will be the last Black man” you destroy, warned the Minister. He talked about how the government has especially worked to destroy the Nation since the 1995 Million Man March and has sent agents into the mosques.

“I can never die, because the word that I am teaching is in so many. White folks are going down, and Satan is going down, and Farrakhan, by God’s help has pulled the covers off those Satanic Jews,” Minister Farrakhan said.

(Final Call staff contributed to