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Dubai - Louis Farrakhan, In Iran, Warns Trump A Mideast War Possible

Published on: November 8, 2018 07:35 PM
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Minister Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, arrives to his press conference, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)Minister Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, arrives to his press conference, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Dubai - Minister Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, warned President Donald Trump not to pull “the trigger of war in the Middle East . at the insistence of Israel,” speaking Thursday while on a visit to Iran.

The 85-year-old Farrakhan, long known for provocative comments widely considered anti-Semitic, criticized the economic sanctions leveled by Trump against Iran after America’s pullout from the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Farrakhan told journalists in Tehran that he is “begging our president and the government that supports him to be very, very careful.”

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“The war will trigger another kind of war which will bring China, Russia, all of the nations into a war,” he said. “The war will end America as you know it.”

Farrakhan leads the Nation of Islam, a black separatist religious movement. The Nation has been largely closed off to outsiders, making it impossible even for those who follow the movement closely to gauge its strength.

For Farrakhan, the height of his prominence came when he organized the 1995 Million Man March in Washington, a symbol of black pride and empowerment.

Earlier on his trip to Iran, state television published a short video clip of Farrakhan trying to say “Death to Israel” in Farsi, a common chant at rallies in the decades after Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. He began to repeat it, but the crowd at Tehran University sitting at Farrakhan’s event then substituted “America” for “Israel,” drawing laughter.

After the video clip spread online, Farrakhan issued a statement saying: “I never led a chant calling for death to America.”

“I asked a question about how to pronounce the chant in Farsi during my meeting with Iranian students and an examination of the video shows just that,” he said.

On Thursday, Farrakhan reacted angrily to an Iranian state television’s request to repeat the chant. However, he kept his harshest words for Trump.

“It is your policies that are eroding trust for you in the world, favor for you in the world, and now you are pulling apart, confused,” Farrakhan said, addressing Trump. “If you do this, you will bring about — not the Iranian chant — you will bring about the death of the greatest nation that has been on this Earth in the last 6,000 years.”



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 Nov 08, 2018 at 08:06 PM puppydogs Says:

The face of the democratic party

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 Nov 08, 2018 at 08:31 PM Anonymous Says:

How does this Amalaik survive the big "C" , and continue to spew his hate ???

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 Nov 08, 2018 at 09:46 PM Anonymous Says:

If there were Death to Farrakhan America and Israel would both be a better place....

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 Nov 08, 2018 at 10:07 PM lipa21 Says:

hope he bought a ONE WAY ticket

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 Nov 08, 2018 at 11:38 PM Chaim meilech Says:

This is Obama and Clintons buddy. I'm so glad Trump is our president.

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 Nov 09, 2018 at 01:53 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

Well, obviously as the Americans step away from leadership and disengages from the world, the chance of war increases. The US no longer has much leverage with anyone in this region and has no real interest in peace. We are heading towards war. We may get there.

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 Nov 09, 2018 at 07:45 AM Frish Says:

Did he bring them more money from his partner in crime Oh-bomher?

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 Nov 09, 2018 at 09:00 AM Anonymous Says:

How does ICE allow this momzer to reenter the USA with impunity? When Jane Fonda came back from North Vietnam, she was harassed by customs. However, our own customs department and immigration officers are afraid to confront Farrahkhan. Any opinions on this matter, from anyone?

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 Nov 09, 2018 at 02:01 PM Democrats are evil Says:

The darling of the Democrat party
They just elected a bunch of anti Israel Jew haters to Congress

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 Nov 09, 2018 at 03:31 PM Cricket Says:

LF is a moder day Bilam and will meet his models same fate in the war of Og

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