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Jackson, MS - Farrakhan Defends Gadhafi, Says Obama Is The First Jewish President

Published on: March 26, 2011 09:39 PM
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Minister Louis Farrakhan displays the book, "The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews," during his speech Friday, March 25, 2011 at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., as part of the 6th Annual Conference of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement. Farrakhan, who leads the Chicago-based Nation of Islam delivered a speech on the need of a new grassroots movement for a change in education, and believes the book, which alleges Jews promoted a myth of black racial inferiority and accuses Jews with extensive involvement in the slave trade and in the cotton, textiles, and banking industries should be taught in schools. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)Minister Louis Farrakhan displays the book, "The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews," during his speech Friday, March 25, 2011 at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., as part of the 6th Annual Conference of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement. Farrakhan, who leads the Chicago-based Nation of Islam delivered a speech on the need of a new grassroots movement for a change in education, and believes the book, which alleges Jews promoted a myth of black racial inferiority and accuses Jews with extensive involvement in the slave trade and in the cotton, textiles, and banking industries should be taught in schools. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Jackson, MS - Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Friday that the United States lacks the moral authority to attack the forces of embattled Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

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The 78-year-old leader of the Chicago-based organization received cheers Friday night from a packed crowd at a civil rights conference at Jackson State University.

Farrakhan said his friend Gadhafi has played the role of a forceful parent in post-colonial Libya.

“When you come out of a colonial past where you have lost the value of your own self-interest, God raises somebody from among you that can instill in you the value of yourself again and that person dictates the path until you have grown into your own self-interest,” Farrakhan said of Gadhafi.

The minister did not address Gadhafi’s alleged role in the bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland that killed 270 people in 1988.

Farrakhan gave several reasons why the U.S. lacks the moral authority to intervene in the Libyan conflict, including the deaths of black people at the hands of law enforcement during the Rodney King protests in 1991 and the unhealthy food that the federal government allows into the marketplace.

“The American people are dying, and the Food and Drug Administration is complicit,” he said. “Greed is more important than the lives of the American people.”

Farrakhan made his remarks at the 6th annual Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Conference.

He talked about the importance of strong family units, conservative outfits for women, healthy food and land ownership. But he also espoused controversial views on some subjects, saying that interracial births pose a threat to the white population and that Jews control the mainstream civil rights movement.

Some Mississippi religious and civil rights leaders previously said it was offensive that Farrakhan was selected to speak at the conference.

Farrakhan criticized President Barack Obama for joining up with the “old colonial masters” of the Western-led forces and expressed skepticism about European countries espousing humanitarian concerns, saying they “give noble motives to their wickedness.”

“Do you think they had humanitarian concerns when the British mowed down the Indians in India who were peacefully protesting?” he said. “Where in the hell is humanitarian values in America when you’ve got over 50 million Americans living in poverty, sick and diseased, with no healthcare?”

He also alleged that Obama had backed down from pushing a Palestinian-Israeli peace accord and banning settlement-building in the West Bank, calling him “the first Jewish president.” Obama is a Christian.

“He was selected before he was elected,” Farrakhan said. “And the people that selected him were rich, powerful members of the Jewish community.”

Local Jewish leaders this week criticized Farrakhan for distorting historical fact in order to perpetuate harmful stereotypes. The Anti-Defamation League said recently that Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism is “obsessive, diabolical and unrestrained.”

Farrakhan has over the years denied claims of anti-Semitism, arguing his remarks are often taken out of context and that criticism of Jews in any light automatically earns the “anti-Semite” label. The Nation of Islam has espoused black nationalism and self-reliance since it was founded in the 1930s, though in recent years it has included other groups, including Latinos and immigrants.



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 Mar 26, 2011 at 09:46 PM Kzler Says:

Farrakhan is a clone of Julius Streicher and should end like him

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 Mar 26, 2011 at 09:48 PM jonkamm623 Says:

Its not for nothing he earned the nickname screwey looeey thank god he didnt mention the 'mother wheel' coming down as he has in the past

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 Mar 26, 2011 at 09:49 PM lamdan Says:

Oy a bruch Obama a jew?

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 Mar 26, 2011 at 09:54 PM Aryeh Says:

This is akward. Somebody want to tell him the news about Gadafi's yichus?

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 Mar 26, 2011 at 10:07 PM Geulah Says:

Let's see, Barbara Bush asked George W. Bush how it feels to be the first Jewish President. Louie Farrakhan is calling Barack Obama, Boruch Obama and has named him the first Jewish President. This stuff, you can't make up. Comedy writers must be walking around shamefaced that they didn't think up this stuff first. But, politicians, ministers, and union leaders are better comedians then the guys who get paid to do comedy. Love America, the comedy state of the world.

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 Mar 26, 2011 at 10:18 PM farra-can't Says:

"The Nation of Islam has espoused black nationalism and self-reliance since it was founded in the 1930s"

-then let them rely on themselves and leave us out of it

-also, Libya was supposed to be the Black Nationalist's homeland. (a) Farrakhan should move there, and (b) it clearly sucks as a place to live so their project didn't work so well.

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 Mar 26, 2011 at 10:43 PM charliehall Says:

I once heard Cornel West say that Farrakhan's entire following is about the size of three churches in Brooklyn. Why does anybody pay any attention to him?

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 Mar 26, 2011 at 10:47 PM OyGevald Says:

And we thought Purim was last Motzei Shabbos!
Too late now, but picture Obama outfitted with a Prayer Shawl, Kippa and kissing a Tourah!

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 Mar 26, 2011 at 11:07 PM Boruch Mordechai Says:

Minister Farrakhan cannot convince me that Mr. Obama is Jewish.
If you misread and mistranslate the Mishna you get a different conclusion.

Bameh madlikin (With what do we light)?
Obama ain madlikin. (Mr. Obama does not light. [because he is not Jewish]).

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 Mar 26, 2011 at 11:35 PM Insider Says:

Farrakhan is obviously a comedian. He should have his own television show. If president Carter wasn't black, thy could be partners. The show could be called "Kick in the Khan"

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 Mar 27, 2011 at 12:56 AM Balaboos Says:

Now I know where to find my "tzenter" for a minyan when I'm in DC...

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 Mar 27, 2011 at 04:35 AM Anonymous Says:

This man is not an anti semite He is mentally retarded! I cant imagine how he has more Than 10 people by his lectures, are there so many retarded people out there?

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 Mar 27, 2011 at 10:32 AM CampRunamok Says:

Calypso Louie is lashing out because the stream of blood money from Qaa-Qaa-Daffy is in danger. NOI has been taking Libyan petro-dollars for decades; dollars acquired over the spilled blood and broken bones of the country's people.

Louie is an accessory to murder and should be prosecuted as such!

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 Mar 27, 2011 at 11:19 AM ALLAN Says:

Farrakhan is clearly mentaly unbalanced. The greater shame goes to the group of Mississippi Civil Rights folks who invited this obvious bigot to speak. Unless I missed it, the story doesn't say what kind of reaction he drew from the crowd. If it was positive then shame on them, if it was negative well maybe some good sense was shown.
If Farrakhan is such a loyal supporter of is good friend Gadhafi Duck, then he and his merry band of hate mongers should go to Libya and take up arms in support of his pal. I'm sure if anyone of them had enough brains and skill to fly a plane there then that plane would be a lovely target for those enforcing the "no fly" zone.

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 Mar 27, 2011 at 12:48 PM esther Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

This man is not an anti semite He is mentally retarded! I cant imagine how he has more Than 10 people by his lectures, are there so many retarded people out there?

let's not bashmere mentally retarded people .

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 Mar 27, 2011 at 12:33 PM hashomer Says:

Instead of writing clever jokey comments about the dangerous bigot farrakan, please contact the civil rights organization that sponsored him with your complaints. I did.

Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
P. O. Box 20978
Jackson, MS 39289
601-979-1515 | 601-979-1520 office
601-979-5929 fax
E-mail: mississippicivilrightsveterans@gmail.com

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 Mar 27, 2011 at 12:54 PM esther Says:

Reply to #7  
charliehall Says:

I once heard Cornel West say that Farrakhan's entire following is about the size of three churches in Brooklyn. Why does anybody pay any attention to him?

i dunno. when he had his million man march in washington,he did get several thousand people to attend.also,they have a presence here in teh black neighboehaoods of LA and long beach,ca. once in long beach i was taking out the trash and i was wareing a long robe and a tichel. a bowtied noi guy saw me,put his hand on his heart and said" al salem alaikem my sister". nu i,i answered "alaikem al salem"

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 Mar 27, 2011 at 01:12 PM MrSmith Says:

I didnt know that this Trash Louie is 78 already, time for him to craoak with a misua meshinu

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 Mar 27, 2011 at 03:25 PM ShmuelG Says:

It's a family fight. Obama is with more mainstream direction in Islam, and Louie, well, we know about his. And we know how famously different sects of Islam get along with each other. A plague on both their houses.

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 Mar 27, 2011 at 04:30 PM ALLAN Says:

Reply to #16  
hashomer Says:

Instead of writing clever jokey comments about the dangerous bigot farrakan, please contact the civil rights organization that sponsored him with your complaints. I did.

Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
P. O. Box 20978
Jackson, MS 39289
601-979-1515 | 601-979-1520 office
601-979-5929 fax
E-mail: mississippicivilrightsveterans@gmail.com

Point well taken, I will and will also send it on to others. Thank you!

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 Mar 27, 2011 at 07:35 PM Ha Ha Ha Says:

If he's Jewish then I'm black

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 Mar 28, 2011 at 11:10 AM Naama Says:

@Geulah, I believe that it is not justified to say that Farrakhan stated that Obama was a Jewish President, as in literally he has now converted. After listening to the video on youtube, from what I interpreted is that he was saying that he was bought out by jews and Zionist. This is why Americans should not watch so much TV and believe what the media tells them. We make ourselves look ignorant when we know what he meant.

Shalom, you may believe I am crazy, however I don't care. Farrakhan has not killed any Jews and burned them in concentration camps to get rid us. Why is this misinterpreted when he just wants to separate from "White people". I think we should honor his request. He isn't a threat when he saying separate from us. I would gladly back him financially to establish something for themselves like we have when our people were slaughtered like theirs. WE CANNOT say that black people have not suffered well beyond our experience for over 500 years starting with many who died in the passage to the slaughter being over there in the United States. I am a historian and I don't fear telling the truth. If anyone opposes I would gladly give you proof of my actual facts.

Naama

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 Mar 28, 2011 at 11:41 AM Naama Says:

Ford Motor Company, ITT, IBM, IG Farben, Standard Oil, and the Bank Of England are all anti-semite.

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