This video clip is from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s message “The Educational Challenge: A New Educational Paradigm for the 21st Century” delivered August 3 2008 at Christ Universal Temple – Chicago, IL. Minister Farrakhan talks about The “I Am” Statements of Jesus.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivers part 2 of his Saviours’ Day 2020 address on March 1, 2020 at the Nation of Islam’s headquarters Mosque Maryam in Chicago, IL.
Greetings All. On the previous Youtube post I made of this video (https://youtu.be/eyjopp2tiMw), it was brought to my attention that at the 10:19 mark there’s a cut. That video clip was pulled directly from Fellowship Church’s full Facebook livestream that aired so I don’t know how that cut in his words came about because I absolutely would NEVER cut out any of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. I sincerely apologize for that. So, I am posting this video which has the part that was cut.
Here’s what The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said at the moment: “He took away from you the stain of sin. And he never judged us for our shortcomings. He made me a son. Though I’m hated. Though I’m misunderstood. Though I’m evil spoken of. Nobody wants to sit with me because I have a disease of courage. I have a disease of law and love for my people that I will not shrink in the face of the enemy.”
Video: On Saturday, December 7, 2019, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was among the many who attended and addressed the funeral and celebration of life for Reverend Clay Evans. It was held at the Apostolic Faith Church. in Chicago, IL. #ClayEvans #Farrakhan #Chicago
[Photo Credits: Marcus Robinson]
“Today, I want to introduce you to Jesus because you have never seen Jesus,” said The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan during his Saviours’ Day 2019 address at the United Center in Chicago.
“If you saw Jesus, you would observe something that you have never seen the likes of before in a world as wicked as this one. You would have to observe Jesus. You’ll have to concentrate on Jesus. Then you would have to submit and surrender so that he could make you his Disciple. Meaning, he’s going to discipline us into something we have never experienced after 400 years living under the tyranny of White Supremacy and the filth and wickedness of those who had us in slavery.”
Later in the message, he stated, “The real story is what I tried to tell you from the beginning. It didn’t happen back there. It’s happening right while you’re alive looking at it. I represent the Messiah. I represent the Jesus and I am that Jesus.”
“Now watch. If I am not, take my life but look at your brother. Every day they’re after me. Every day they’re saying something evil about me. What have I done? For which of my good works do you stone me? You make the drug addicts, we clean them up. You make my little sisters, turn them into prostitutes and we raise them up. You bring guns and drugs into the Black community having our people kill one another and we clean them up. When you come and hear me preach, your eyes come open. The deaf hear, the dumb speak, the lame walk. When I made the call in 1995 to Black people, for the Million Man March, that was like Jesus calling Lazarus and Lazarus came forth.”
I represent the Messiah. I represent the Jesus and I am that Jesus. pic.twitter.com/IotsBKvwsV— MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) February 20, 2019
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, who came to us in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi, the Self-Guided One. We thank him for His Coming. We thank him for His Wise Choice in the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the first one among these, the Original People of our planet, the Lost Sheep of God; and He would be the first one among us who God would make into Himself.
Whether you know it or not or believe it or not, God has not chosen us for some foolish task. You might ask yourself, why choose us? I’m not so good. He already understood that. Why God have you chosen us? Because we came through the furnace of affliction.
We were already strong but the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, when it was over and they said we had arrived, like we had booked passage on some ship to come to America. But when we finally arrived, we were the strongest of the strong.
They took 64 years to break us from an African people of high civilization and intelligence. In 64 years they had made us completely savage, blind, deaf and dumb, living the life of the beasts of the field. Then they said, “We arrived.” They could say to their fellow demons, “now we have them where we want them.” Some scholars of the White race and some in politics said, “We have closed every avenue by which light can enter the mind of the slave.”
They were intending to make us permanent slaves. So, we have been slaves 464 years that ended in 1955. We used to go down to the shore in Virginia to look for that ship, Jesus. The ship that we first came over on was a ship named Jesus; but the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, “Little did we know it would be four centuries before the ‘Real Ship of Jesus,’ came for us and that Real Ship of Jesus is God in Person known in the scripture as the Son of Man.”
Today, I want to introduce you to Jesus because you have never seen Jesus. If you saw Jesus, you would observe something that you have never seen the likes of before in a world as wicked as this one. You would have to observe Jesus. You’ll have to concentrate on Jesus. Then you would have to submit and surrender so that he could make you his Disciple. Meaning, he’s going to discipline us into something we have never experienced after 400 years living under the tyranny of White Supremacy and the filth and wickedness of those who had us in slavery.
Many of the slave masters had the freedom to take our women and abuse them; but they not only abused women, they abused men. Most of the slave masters were freaks. They loved the flesh of our women and they loved to do freakish things to us. That is why a Saviour had to come. And the Saviour I’m talking about is “Jesus.” The Saviour in the writings in the scriptures says, “He came,” listen to his words, “to save us from our sins.” The Honorable Elijah Muhammad added something to that: “He came to save us from the sins of White people that we have been under them for over 400 years and they have made us into themselves.”
Jesus Christ is a new man. The old man, follow me in the scripture, you scriptural scientists, the old man is called “Adam.” The new man is “Jesus Christ.” The old man was made from the dust of the earth; but the new man is made of a quickening spirit, two Adams. I didn’t know, I didn’t know, I didn’t know that I was being made into something I have never dreamed that I could be. There’s nobody in America like Farrakhan. Nobody stronger. Nobody more fearless. Nobody more courageous. Nobody who will not bow down to Satan or White people in power.
Brothers and sisters, you haven’t met anybody like me. Elijah Muhammad made me an honorable man. All my friends that are here who have watched me grow, they have never found me lying. You have never found me cheating. You have never found me robbing. You have never found me exalting myself above any of you. If I give you my word, I live up to my word. Whatever I promise you, I’m found giving you what I promised. I don’t run after women. I have some of the finest women in the world in the classroom of the Nation of Islam. Come and ask them: what kind of man is he? I have what God allowed me to have, but I have never gone to no woman and asked her to be anything to me but one of my students or one of my sisters. Search around.
I met a man. I met the greatest man that my eyes could behold. I offered him my life and my word is my bond. …
When you read your Bible and you read about Peter and Paul and James and Thomas and you’re reading about people who gave their lives to Jesus. You can’t follow him half-hearted. You can’t walk with Jesus with one hand in his hand, one foot where he’s stepping but the rest of you is in the world.
When I wrote my Saviours’ Letter to register in the Nation of Islam, I wrote a letter of divorce from the White man’s world. How do you do that? All of you sitting in here in front of me, you’re my family. You may not even recognize me as your family; and if you saw Jesus you wouldn’t recognize him as your brother. The Jesus that I read of in the scripture, I was in love with that man. Even though they painted him as a White man, I still loved him because I had never met a man in history who did the wonderful things that Jesus did. I just wanted to know him more, know him better and I wanted to follow him.
Our young men in prison are being raped every day. You send a young boy off to prison and some older person in the prison tells him you going to be my “B.” You go to try to resist and they break you down or they beat you up and gang rape you. The next thing you know you can’t walk. You’re trying to walk but so many men been in your anus. You have been through hell. We need a Saviour. Don’t tell me that Jesus Saves and you’re in the condition that you’re in and nobody has brought you up out of it.
We need a Saviour brothers and sisters. You are nursing cocaine, weaponized reefer. You call me homophobic. I have family members that are gay. I have family members that are drug addicts. Jesus didn’t come to judge them, not the Jesus I know. He loved them so deeply he don’t care anything about what they were. He came to make you into himself. The worst deception that the White man made was to deceive us of our Jesus. I loved Jesus all my life. “Well I thought you were a Muslim.” It’s not a Muslim in here that doesn’t love Jesus.
But the Jesus that you think you know; the picture that you have on your wall or in the church is a figment of the imagination of Michelangelo. Why do you think they gave you a White Jesus? We don’t have a problem with Jesus if he’s White, if he’s Jesus. But if he’s a cracker posing as a righteous teacher … look, they made us worship through Jesus the image of White people as divine.
I’m in love with Jesus. In fact, that was the most dynamic teaching I ever did as a young follower of Elijah Muhammad—it was teaching the history and the knowledge of Jesus. And even while I was teaching it I did not know I would one day run into the Jesus that I was teaching about.
You have been victimized by Christianity as it has been taught to you. There are some good preachers. Reverend Willie Wilson, Father Pfleger, my dear and beloved brother Pastor T. L. Barrett. We walk together as family. But you have to now become acquainted with Jesus on the deepest, possible level. In order to do that we have to move away all falsehood that has been added to his holy and righteous name.
When you go to church, you want salvation. The sign says Jesus Saves. He does. But if you don’t know him, he can’t save you if you don’t know him. But you love him so to hear you sing, to hear you shout and even some of the great preachers to hear them preach you would really think they know Jesus. And they walk right down off the pulpit and get engaged in sin and debauchery and filth.
Here’s what the wicked scientists of religion have done. Twenty-five percent of what you read of Jesus in the Bible is actual history. Seventy-five percent of what you read is prophecy. So what the enemy did, he took prophecy and made it history and took history and made it prophecy so that you would be walking with Jesus and wouldn’t know him.
Now I have to get to Satan because he’s the man that God has made me to condemn and destroy. Satan is no lightweight. Satan has beaten all the prophets of God. The prophet does his work, sometimes Satan will arrest him, sometimes he kills them, sometimes he whips them in prison.
After the prophet did his work and left, Satan came right in the path of the prophet and corrupted his teachings. The two greatest prophetic voices that are universal are the voice of Jesus and the voice of Muhammad. Each one, Jesus and Muhammad, started narrowly. Jesus started this way, “go ye not in the way of the Gentiles but go ye to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
A narrow focus: Go to the lost sheep, teach them; get them right first because I’m going to use them. … Before he leaves he says, “go ye into all the world and preach this gospel to every Nation, Kindred and Tongue.” Jesus was to be a universal man not some local fellow.
The real Jesus is so heavy, in truth, that when he does his work, he seals up the book. No need for another prophet ever because when prophets come it means something is wrong. When Jesus finishes evil is ended. Satan’s world is collapsing when Jesus comes.
By Askia Muhammad & Bryan 18X| FinalCall.com
CHICAGO—It may be the most difficult job a man has ever faced: helping the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad complete his difficult task of resurrecting the mentally and spiritually dead Black man and woman in North America. Minister Louis Farrakhan explained in detail—Saviours’ Day 2019, on Feb. 17—how he was prepared for that role, in his mother’s womb, even before his birth.
“A Saviour is Born for the Whole of Humanity: No One Need Perish,” was the theme, celebrated by tens of thousands of members and guests attending the three day celebration of the birth anniversary of Master W. Fard Muhammad, the founder of the Nation of Islam in the Wilderness of North America, and the teacher of Mr. Muhammad who carried the message and built the Nation for 41 years, leaving a Divine Reminder—the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan—to show the world the way to salvation.
The new nation is being built on the Word of Allah, God Almighty, right before our eyes. “I see what is happening in America! Black people are rising and White people are watching,” Minister Farrakhan said in a four-hour-long lecture at the United Center, home of Chicago’s professional basketball and hockey teams.
“There is nobody in America like Farrakhan,” the Muslim leader explained. “I want you to listen. White people haven’t done anything that they weren’t supposed to do. The Holy Qur’an says the new ruler would create mischief and cause the shedding of blood.”
A saviour was born into the Nation of Islam in 1955, when the 464-year term Black people had spent in the “furnace of affliction” in this country—310 years of chattel slavery, and the last 154 years of lynching, Jim Crow segregation, and racial discrimination. The year 1955 was when a young, wildly popular, Calypso-style musician named Louis Walcott wrote his “Saviour’s Letter” of acceptance, and joined on with all his heart and energy to help spread Mr. Muhammad’s message.
That letter, written by all incoming members of the Nation at that time, taught Minister Farrakhan three things, he said: Observation; concentration; and submission. The letter had to be written in blue or black ink, on plain, unlined paper, with every single “i” dotted and every single “t” crossed, with no erasures, or mistakes, before anyone was admitted into the ranks.
“I want to introduce you to Jesus. He came to save us from our sins. The Hon. Elijah Muhammad added to that Bible reference, ‘save you from the sins of White people.’ ” Indeed, the Muslim leader explained, “They made us into themselves.”
“I represent a universal Saviour to all the White people,” Minister Farrakhan explained. “I represent that Messiah. I am that Jesus. I have offered my life. Here I am!” But the miracle of the resurrection of the Black Nation in this country was not to come without major opposition. “Jews are obsessed with me,” Minister Farrakhan said. “I’ve been working 64 years on the ‘Black Problem.’ I never had any need to talk to White people,” and Whites, after their anti-Muslim campaigns of the 1960s and 1970s led to the increase in Mr. Muhammad’s fame and popularity, were mostly silent about the Nation of Islam until the 1984 presidential campaign of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Minister Farrakhan has withstood the battering and countless condemnations of his good work. The enemy and Jewish groups and publications, in particular, have chosen in recent years to condemn and punish those outside the Nation who have associated with the Minister, demanding that they denounce him or distance themselves from him.
But contrary to corporate media interpretation, Minister Farrakhan explained that he is not a hater of any people because of the race, their religion, their gender, or even their sexual preference.
“The name ‘Jew’ is a divine name,” the Minister said, referring to the Bible’s book of Revelations. “Real Jews do good.” But others “are using the name ‘Jew’ to hide themselves. Some Jewish people think so much of themselves,” until they will not let anyone else use the term “holocaust” to describe their own suffering
“Why do you think that I call them out and they don’t show up?” Minister Farrakhan asked rhetorically, then explaining that their charges of “anti-Semitism” are wrong and unjust, because the Ashkenazi, Caucasians who call themselves Jews, are not truly Semitic people, as are the Arabs, Hebrews, and Arameans, who originated in the Holy Land, Palestine. “They are European White people.”
“These are not the true Jews! These are Ashkenazis who use the Talmud (which was written by rabbis), and not the Torah, the revealed Word of God.”
Even sharecropping “can be traced to the Talmud,” he said.
“Israel sees the Black man as a problem,” the Minister said, referring to statements by a high level Israeli figure who complained that Black youth, and young activists in movements like Black Lives Matter with sensitivity to suffering Palestinians, are a threat to Zionist interests. “Israel, you are making a very big mistake, and you are hastening your doom. You leave my Black brothers and sisters alone, because you fear what they are going to become, if they listen to Farrakhan.”
By Richard Muhammad | FinalCall.com
American media is like a powerful flood that can uproot and wash away everything in its path. But nothing is more powerful than God Himself and his ability to vindicate and clear his servants of false charges, no matter how large the lie and how often it is repeated.
When the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a major address in February, a media onslaught and false charges of anti-Semitism followed as he unmasked the deceivers and the wicked ones inside the Jewish community. He shared words from the Talmud, the book of Jewish religious scholars, about the hatred of Jesus and how the prophet was denigrated as a monkey.
The vindication of his words came when Israeli Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, in a March 18 sermon, used the derogatory term “kushi,” and referred to Black people as monkeys.
“You can’t make the blessing on every ‘kushi’ you see—in America you see one every five minutes, so you make it only on a person with a White father and mother,” the chief rabbi said. “How do would you know? Let’s say you know! So they had a monkey as a son, a son like this, so you say the blessing on him,” he was quoted as saying according to timesofisrael.com. The chief rabbi’s remarks were defended as a discussion of elements of the Talmud in a religious context.
“Recently in Israel, there was a Christian monastery and Jewish settlers there burned the door of the monastery. And guess what the Jews wrote on the monastery? ‘Jesus was a monkey.’ Why would they call a righteous servant of God a ‘monkey?’ ” asked Min. Farrakhan in a Feb. 25 message that closed the Nation of Islam’s annual convention.
“Barack Obama, the man that we sent to the White House with the help of many: The same way they thought about Jesus, who came with the authority of God to straighten them out, they hated Barack who came with the authority of your vote for him, to try to do what Trump is saying he wants to do, ‘make America great.’ But he was a ‘monkey’ in their eyes.
“The Jewish holy book is the Talmud. Jesus, they wanted to boil him in hot excrement. If you don’t know what ‘excrement’ means, it means human waste, cow dung, dog dung, chicken dung; anything that is the waste of the animal or birds, put it in a pot and boil it—and put Jesus in it,” said Min. Farrakhan.
While his words were met with derision and extreme condemnation, including a proposed congressional resolution that accuses him of anti-Semitism, the rabbi’s words went almost unnoticed in American media.
The rabbi’s words were reported in Jewish media and the ADL gave a tepid response: “Racially charged comment made by Israeli Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, comparing people of color to ‘monkeys’, is utterly unacceptable.”
And while the rabbi is a major religious figure and has a history of making offensive statements, the mild ADL rebuke was nothing like the efforts to excoriate Min. Farrakhan for speaking the truth. Once again, the paternalistic Black-Jewish relationship comes into view.
Dr. Ray Winbush, research professor and director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University, observed: “Strangely enough, those who would readily and I’m talking about Black people—who would readily condemn Minister Farrakhan for what he said seem to not readily be capable or ready to condemn this Israeli Rabbi…. It’s a double standard to say the least. Concerning White people and the Zionists, they do what they have always done. They want to divide us by asking us to condemn our own leaders,” he added.
“The Minister doesn’t say the racist things that these guys say. It goes to the heart of how within the system of White supremacy, one of the strategies is deception and deceit. The Zionists have been deceitful and unfortunately their lackeys have been Black people who seem so readily wanting to eat off the crumbs from the table of the Zionists and they won’t condemn this Jewish rabbi simply because of the fact that they’re afraid of their masters.”
But while Black lawmakers who seek Jewish approval kowtow to their demands, a poll by the Rasmussen organization revealed what is already known: Min. Farrakhan is loved and clearly in Black America’s mainstream, despite the enemy’s efforts to marginalize his impact and deny his leadership.
“Black Voters Like Louis Farrakhan. Everyone Else, Not So Much,” declared the headline for a poll conducted in March.
“Fifty percent (50 percent) of black voters have a favorable opinion of Farrakhan, while 42 percent view him unfavorably,” reported Rasmussen, which is known for conducting political polls. “Among white voters, 12 percent have a favorable impression of Farrakhan, while 57 percent have an unfavorable view of him. Thirty-one percent (31 percent) of white voters don’t know enough about him to offer an opinion.”
The polling organization added, “A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 21 percent of likely U.S. voters have at least a Somewhat Favorable impression of Farrakhan, including eight percent (8 percent) who have a Very Favorable opinion of him.”
Given the blistering media assault on Min. Farrakhan, the relentless lies and slanderous media assaults on his character, these numbers provide a kind of vindication. Black people aren’t anti-Semitic and Black people aren’t unable to watch, listen and absorb the words of a man who has been in public life for 60 years. And, overall, it appears that one-fifth of likely U.S. voters have at minimum an impression of the Minister that is a positive one. While the lies keep coming and the liars spread their falsehoods, they can’t crush the truth. They try to put out the light of Allah with their mouths, their foul words, but the Holy Qur’an promises Allah will perfect his light.
Min. Farrakhan is a light in the midst of a nation suffering from intense darkness and slandering him will not change that reality. It would actually help the country if its leaders and people heeded the wisdom and guidance that the Minister offers. Their refusal to heed the truth and the media’s efforts to hide the truth only hasten the final, divine judgment against a nation whose history is drenched in blood. Lies simply cannot defeat the truth.
Defenders of Nation of Islam Minister respond to false charges against him, attacks by Jewish and Zionist groups and expose the enemies of the rise of Black people.
News articles, social media salvos and false charges met with strong rebuke
Jewish and Zionist groups who have harassed, slandered, and stalked Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan began spinning another web of deceit and lies after the Muslim leader delivered a powerful three-hour message to close the Nation’s annual Saviours’ Day convention in Chicago.
It started weeks earlier, but like a wave built to a crescendo. The problem is the wave didn’t wash away its target. Jewish efforts to force Black leaders and activists to publicly disavow the Minister were largely unsuccessful.
And, the Jewish onslaught was met with a stinging rebuke by those who love the Minister, those who recognize his value to the Black community, and those who refuse to accept the 30-year-old lie that he is anti-Jewish.
“Here is what is always amazing to me,” observed Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago. “When people like Billy Graham, or countless other White people and Christian people say the things that they say, people would (just) say they disagree with them.”
“When Farrakhan says the same things and points out wickedness when he sees it, he’s an anti-Semite, he’s a hater; he hates people; he hates Jews,” said Father Pfleger. “Minister Farrakhan hates evil. Whether it’s in White, Black, Brown, Jewish, Christian, Muslim. … And when he points it out, they demonize him.”
The Catholic priest added, “We have to value, surround and make sure we lift up Minister Farrakhan and the prophetic voices like him, so that we support them, because there are very few anymore. Prophetic voices are vanishing, they’ve grown silent and they are afraid,” he said. “And there are too many imams, pastors and rabbis that have sold out to the devil.”
Munir Muhammad drew a diverse crowd of elected officials, judges and potential judges, professionals and corporate leaders to the March 4 annual fundraiser for the Coalition for the Remembrance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in Chicago (CROE). CROE preserves and presents the words and work of Elijah Muhammad through photos, videotapes, lectures, and broadcasts and special programs. It is a Nation of Islam archives.
After a couple of starts and pauses, he brought in Min. Farrakhan who offered brief words about Munir Muhammad and CROE’s work, which includes distribution of interviews and shows through a wide cable TV network and the Internet. Munir Muhammad was unapologetic in his embrace of the Minister and warned his audience about giving into fears and lies about Min. Farrakhan, a man who has worked for Black people.
Eleven-thousand people came to hear the Minister at the Wintrust Arena and he has been serving us for 62 years, said Munir Muhammad. Yet, he said, Whites can come and question you about taking a photo with him? I love to take pictures with him and so do you, I saw you with your phones out, said Munir Muhammad. But, he added, these attacks and lies on the Minister should not be allowed. Min. Farrakhan is not a hater, he said.
The failed ‘Farrakhan Litmus’ test
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.” The vast majority of Black congressmen did not bow to their demands.
Next came shots aimed at Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who is Black and a Muslim.
Many people have come in and left the mosque, and Rep. Ellison was in the Nation in 1995, said the Minister, at the Wintrust Arena. He’s a lawyer who wants to help his community by becoming a congressman but was pressured about closeness 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 denounce Min. Farrakhan again. Mr. Ellison, who was chosen as deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, 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.”
Jewish people have control of agencies of government and the enemy is so angry that if you like me and want something in this world, you have to denounce me or keep the relationship secret, said Min. Farrakhan.
Unmasking the deceivers
Minister Farrakhan again 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.
Instead, the Anti-Defamation League took to social media to attack the Minister and Jewish and right wing media outlets joined the assault. Yet the 10,000 seat arena where the Minister spoke in Chicago was full, his Instagram account shows him dispensing wisdom to another generation of young people and his recently released boxed set music compilation features such artists as Snoop, Rick Ross, Common, Chaka Khan and others.
Surely these individuals would not associate with a hater.
“This is why you see this resurgence of attack, because for all that the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the media controlled by the Jews have done has not stopped the truth coming from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. And they have not been able to separate the divine, magnetic power that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has from the God and his Christ and their people, which is Black people and oppressed people throughout the world,” said Abdul Arif Muhammad, Nation of Islam general counsel.
R&B singer and actress Stephanie Mills exemplified this sentiment when she bowed at his feet and kissed his hands after serenading Minister Farrakhan with a rendition of “To God Be The Glory,” before his Saviours’ Day keynote.
Ms. Mills said she has no fear, never has, and bowed to show the world her devotion to Minister Farrakhan and the valuable man that he is.
Minister Farrakhan’s helpers, followers, and supporters noted he and the NOI have withstood his enemies’ unfounded attacks for decades with the protection of Allah (God) and his enemies know he is backed by God.
“The so-called Jews, this is what they do. This is what they’ve been doing,” said Anthony Shahid, St. Louis activist and co-founder of the Tauheed Youth Group. He also started the “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” chant that emerged following the killing of Mike Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014.
“First of all, I’m thankful to Allah that we have a man like him, who stands on truth. … He’s the last figure that’s standing that they can’t make him bend. And they can’t break him. And they can’t buy him,” Mr. Shahid told The Final Call. “This is the only thing that they can do, but they’ve got to remember that this is not him doing this. This is what Allah’s doing. Allah chose him,” said the activist, who has known Minister Farrakhan since 1965.
“They’re not attacking Minister Farrakhan. They’re attacking us as a people. … He’s our spokesman. He stands up and speaks for us,” Mr. Shahid said.
Success despite Jewish onslaught
Dr. Ava Muhammad, Minister Farrakhan’s national spokesperson, a NOI student minister, and attorney, saw another aspect of the Jewish attacks and the Minister’s continued success.
“It is because they are losing the war between truth and falsehood, because our people, with the help of Allah and the help of Satan, are accepting the truth that Minister Farrakhan has been preaching for 62 years and the last 40 years alone, in the absence of his teacher,” said Dr. Ava Muhammad, who also hosts a radio show on WVON-AM 1690 in Chicago.
She said the attacks and upset over the photo with Barack Obama, Black politicians and Tamika Mallory’s audience participation at Saviours’ Day are signs that his enemies recognize Minister Farrakhan’s influence.
Philadelphia’s Jihad Ahmed, community activist and founder of the Men of Purpose Initiative said, the ADL’s attacks fall on death ears in the Black community.
“Most Black people support Min. Farrakhan because they see him as the last of the great leaders. Min. Farrakhan has been out on the front line for our community for well over 60 years,” he told The Final Call.
“When other leaders have sold us short, the Minister has been right there as a champion for his people. As far as him being against the Jews, I don’t believe he’s against anyone. I believe he’s against those that have wronged his people.”
Minister Farrakhan’s enemies are circulating photos of him with Black politicians, one including the names of 21 Black civic leaders, purportedly Black members of Congress, who have not disavowed him.
Wilmer Leon, a political scientist, commentator, author and host of the Sirius XM Radio Show Inside the Issues told The Final Call, “Minister Farrakhan is a clear, consistent and uncompromising voice to a people—African Americans specifically, people of color and those of good conscience—around the world who have been and continue to be oppressed by the forces of White settler colonialism and neo-liberal policies.”
“Zionists attack him because his message contradicts their interests. Zionists turned on Rev. Jackson when he met with (Palestinian Liberation Organization) Chairman (Yasser) Arafat. We have more in common with the oppressed Palestinians than we do with their Zionist oppressors,” said Dr. Leon.
“It was the government of Israel that backed the apartheid regime in South Africa. We have more in common with the Black South Africans than we do with Zionists. Minister Farrakhan has been a clear voice in the anti-Zionist movement,” he continued.
“Historically, the Minister’s ‘do for self’ message of economic, religious and cultural nationalism grew out of the Black Power struggle between 1967-1970. I realize that the Nation was formed before this but there was a real rise to power during this time. This was the time that the rise of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation grew parallel with the Black Power Movement and a strong sense of Black Nationalism,” said Dr. Leon explained.
“The Minister has grown out of that lineage and he finds himself under attack because he is one man with one voice who they cannot buy or control. If his nationalist message ever truly took hold in the African American community, it would change the power dynamic in the country and could also impact foreign policy.”
St. Louis Alderman John C. Muhammad told The Final Call, “Jewish groups and organizations have bashed the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in an effort to ruin and tarnish his Godly reputation and works.”
“There is an attempt to stir the masses of people away from the Minister because he and the teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad represents a whole new world that does not include oppression, falsehood, and destruction. Minister Farrakhan is the last man standing, who represents the most downtrodden and oppressed people on earth,” said the young activist and political leader.
“The ADL used our hashtags in order to ride in on what they know is always trending during Saviours’ Day weekend,” said Jesse Muhammad, social media strategist for Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
“People were attacking us while the Minister was speaking because why? Farrakhan was trending in the national rankings. He was trending number one at one point and he stayed in the number five spot for over two hours. So they were cursing us out and cursing at him. They even hate to see the Minister’s name even trending on their laptops and their smartphones,” he said.
Strategic boycotts for justice hit third year
Americans are on target to spend almost $700 billion on Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays to the first of next year, but activists, entrepreneurs and organizers have escalated boycotts to curb holiday spending in their fight for justice and battle against racism and police brutality.
Across the country, there have been “buycotts,” petition drives, and protests outside shopping malls, such as the Magnificent Mile, where some 300 demonstrators blocked entrances to stores in Chicago’s upscale shopping district on Michigan Avenue after Thanksgiving.
The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression called the Black Friday Boycott for Nov. 24 to underscore determination to get justice for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was killed by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke on Oct. 20, 2014.
“The first two shots put him on the ground. This child was laying on the ground, helpless, and he shot him 14 more times,” said Frank Chapman, field coordinator of the Alliance. “In fact, his clip ran out and he was getting ready to put another clip in the gun, when fellow officers stopped him.”
“They don’t issue a report telling us about what profit losses we cause, but we know we caused some because we passed out several thousand flyers, and there were people who would have been shopping in those stores that walked right on by them,” Mr. Chapman told The Final Call.
There was mass media coverage of the protest, a mass police presence, and two police snipers situated on nearby roofs, he said.
“They don’t care about us demonstrating in our own neighborhood, but when we come down there, in the central business district of this city, and start raising hell, they care about that. They don’t want us down there … We’re going to continue to go down there until we see some justice,” Mr. Chapman told The Final Call.
Their next move is to go after the banks, namely Chase Bank and Bank of America, for their roles in bilking Blacks out of wealth during the mortgage scheme of 2007-2008.
The plan is to ask everyone, but particularly Blacks, to shift money from those two banks and Wells Fargo, into Black-owned community-based credit unions, such as the Trinity United Church of Christ Federal Credit Union.
“They literally robbed the African American community of billions of dollars in real estate and we’re still walking up in there making deposits, and that needs to stop! The reason why we’re stopping it is because no justice, no profits! We can’t get justice for LaQuan McDonald. We can’t get justice for the over 100 torture victims that are now languishing in jails in the state of Illinois … then we will not contribute to your profits. We’re gonna spread the pain.”
His sentiments reflect the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s call for the “Up With Jesus! Down With Santa!” national economic boycott of commercial spending.
Stop shopping until the end of this holiday season, Jan. 2, 2018, or shop with Black-owned businesses, not those who could care less for Blacks, and make mockery of their real love for Jesus during “Christmas,” instructed Min. Farrakhan during organizing for the Justice or Else! gathering that marked the 20th anniversary of the historic Million Man March on Oct. 10, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
He gave the command, “Up with Jesus! Down with Santa!” following the beautiful instructions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Christmas is a pagan holiday that the enemy invented; it came out of the Babylonian era,” the Minister said. Sun worshipers that were heathens would go in the forest and cut down a tree, deck it with silver and gold, and fasten it with nails on the floor, Min. Farrakhan said. The practice is condemned in the Bible, Jeremiah 10:1-5.
When the pagans became Christians, they didn’t give up pagan practices. Those practices were simply incorporated in their new Christian religion.
“Did you know that when you put your lights on, put it all over your house, put a candle in the window, and a wreath, that’s because the people worshiped the Sun?” Min. Farrakhan observed.
On Dec. 21, the shortest day of the year, sun worshippers thought their god was leaving them, so they burned a yule log, lit candles, and cut a tree out of the forest to entreat their god back to them. When Constantine decided to become a Christian, instead of a pagan, he substituted the worship of the sun for worship of the son of God, said Min. Farrakhan.