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Philadelphia Eagles players, owner Jeffrey Lurie, center right, Eagles’ President Don Smolenski, second from left, and a Philadelphia police officer, third from left, stand for the national anthem before an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sept. 24, in Philadelphia. Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins raises his fist next to Lurie. Photos: AP/Wide World photos
(L) New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman kneels in protest during the National Anthem. (R) Buffalo Bills players take a knee during the National Anthem in protest.
Protecting rights or profits? NFL owners on bended knee
Generally speaking, sports are seen as apolitical. Certainly, professional athletes and team owners have their own individual views and embrace political ideologies that don’t always align, but both parties can usually find a common goal in their desire to compete and win for their organizations, cities and fans.
Since being elected president, it’s become almost a weekly occurrence that Donald Trump says something that is attention grabbing that gets people talking. Mr. Trump has a knack—and a penchant—for getting under people’s skin with his abrasive rhetoric that has driven the wedge in the relationship between Black and White people in America, even deeper.
Since taking a knee during the National Anthem more than a year ago, Colin Kaepernick has consistently been on the radar of Donald Trump, and even more so now that athletes in the NFL, and in other sports leagues, have begun taking a knee in support of the movement started by Mr. Kaepernick.
At a September reelection rally for Alabama Senator Luther Strange, Mr. Trump took another shot at Mr. Kaepernick, and others, in front of an all-White audience that seemed to hang on his every word.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son-of-a-bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired!’ ” Mr. Trump said to rousing applause. “You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s gonna say, ‘That guy disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it. They don’t know it. They’re friends of mine, many of them. They don’t know it. They’ll be the most popular person, for a week. They’ll be the most popular person in the country.”
Buffalo Bills fullback Mike Tolbert leaves the field after working out prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sept. 24, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
The very next day, in a series of tweets, Mr. Trump attacked Stephen Curry, star of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors basketball team. It is customary, after a team wins a championship, to visit the White House and deliver a personalized jersey to the sitting president. However, Mr. Curry has publicly stated on several occasions that because he does not agree with the politics of Donald Trump, causing the president to rescind the invitation via Twitter—the very same day that as a team, the Warriors were planning to discuss whether or not they wanted to make the trip.
Both incidents created an uproar within the sports world—as well as the White House recently calling for the firing of Black female ESPN sports personality Jemele Hill for tweets calling Mr. Trump a White supremacist.
But the president’s Alabama tirade seemed to ignite special, widespread criticism, a call for solidarity with players under the hashtag #TakeTheKnee. Despite outward shows of togetherness, the question must be asked: What are we showing solidarity for? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, in a statement regarding Mr. Trump’s comments, called them “divisive.”
The Pittsburgh Steelers, coached by Mike Tomlin, a Black man, stayed in the locker room while the National Anthem was being sung prior to their game against the Chicago Bears. Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, locked arms with his players on the sidelines on Sunday as a show of support. The irony here was 28 of the NFL’s 32 owners, all donated money to the Trump campaign, including Mr. Snyder who gave $1 million initially, and another $100,000 after Mr. Trump won.
DeMaurice Smith, the Black executive director of the NFL Players Union, said, “This union will never back down when it comes to protecting the constitutional rights of our players as citizens, as well as their safety as men who compete in a game that exposes them to great risks.”
Farrakhan: I know what to say to modern pharaoh
CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)—Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered passionate and insightful answers during an interview with popular afternoon radio host Cliff Kelley on the city’s Black talk radio station. Min. Farrakhan covered an array of topics in the dialogue with the show host and in questions phoned in from listeners.
He covered America’s crisis and challenges the administration of President Donald Trump faces, what any possible meetings with the president might look like, the future for Black people in the United States and the final war America will face prior to her prophesized doom.
“First, I don’t know anything about an invitation to speak with Mr. Trump. I do know that in the Holy Qur’an, as well as in the Bible, God gives a directive both to Moses and Aaron. And he says to the both of them, ‘Go you both to Pharaoh. I have given you both an authority,’ ” said the Minister in response to a question from a caller. Talk of such a meeting surfaced a week earlier when Omarosa Manigault, a White House aide and Black woman, told WVON-AM morning show hosts she would be open to meeting with Min. Farrakhan. She was responding to a question from a show host.
“I think that any in your audience would know that I have never shied away from having an open and, I believe, a good relationship with Louis Farrakhan and so I would look forward to receiving that invitation and sitting down with him,” Omarosa said May 4. In the conversation, Omarosa shared her priority issues—education, economics, crime reduction and increased job opportunities—for the administration. But, she stressed, Black leaders must come to the table and dialogue with the president and advocate for what they want. Traditional civil rights leaders, she said, have been unwilling to sit-down and talk but offer criticism from afar. Outside of representatives of the Congressional Black Caucus, few Black leaders have called or requested a meeting with me or the president, said the Howard University graduate. It’s not a good strategy to be absent from the table for four years, she said.
“My history reflects that I have marched, walked, advocated and fought, even before I got into this office, for the rights of those who don’t have a voice and for those who can’t fight for themselves. I have a spiritual obligation to fight for those who Christ described as the least of these,” said the Trump White House representative, who is also an ordained minister.
As usual the Anti-Defamation League attacked and blasted the Trump aide for any words of respect or regard for the Minister.
“Yes, I am. I am so proud of that sister, Omarosa,” said Min. Farrakhan May 9 on the Cliff Kelley Show. “Well, if Ms. Omarosa is the door to Trump, well I kind of like that door. That’s a pretty door. That’s an intelligent door. That’s a spiritually rooted door. So whenever Mr. Trump is ready to hear what I have to say, he must know that when I speak I’m not just speaking for Louis Farrakhan and a few Negroes. You have to know who I represent. I represent God, Allah, who came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi. And I represent his Messenger-Messiah, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I don’t need to say anymore. Just who I represent should let you know that you are going to have to hear from me sooner or later.”
“And if you notice the way I speak, I don’t speak like somebody that doesn’t have authority to say what I’m saying. You don’t need to send people to talk to Mr. Trump who don’t know what time it is. But if there should come a time that I would talk to the modern Pharaoh, I know exactly what to ask for and I’m not asking for Negro tidbits. I’m asking for what God wants: Land of our own and a good send off after we’ve given you 400 years of our sweat, blood and tears and received in return some of the worst treatment ever afforded to a human being,” said Min. Farrakhan.
Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam may have done more for the 9/11 truth movement than any other person. His recent symposium on the events of Sept. 11 drew more than 4,000 attendees, quite a feat considering that the most popular 9/11 truth meetings typically only draw a few hundred people.
By Dr. Kevin Barrett
The best-known African-American of our time is undoubtedly Barack Obama. But the man who generates the most excitement, speaks the most truth as black people see it, and can get the most African-Americans to rally in Washington, D.C. is the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam.
A mesmerizing public speaker, Farrakhan’s messages resonate through the black community and beyond. His organization, the Nation of Islam, is a major player on the American political scene.
So by choosing to go all out for 9/11 truth, the Nation of Islam has significantly increased the chances of a breakthrough that could help America stop its headlong plunge into war, tyranny, and economic and moral bankruptcy, and instead turn toward peace, prosperity, liberty, and sustainability.
On Feb. 18, the Nation of Islam put on what may be the biggest and most explosive event in the whole history of the 9/11 truth movement. “The War on Islam: 9/11 Revisited, Uncovered, and Exposed” brought more than 4,000 people to the Cobo Center in Detroit.
You can watch the video archived at https://www.noi.org/911revisited/
“The War on Islam” situated 9/11 in the history of false-flag operations, zoomed in on some of the slam-dunk proof that 9/11 was an inside job, and finally pointed the finger at the main suspects: neoconservative Zionists bent on dragging the U.S. into an endless war on Israel’s enemies.
Full disclosure: I opened the event with a brief overview of false flag operations. Richard Gage AIA followed with evidence that the Twin Towers and WTC-7 were brought down in controlled demolitions. Then Christopher Bollyn finished by addressing the crucial question of who did it, by asserting that agents and supporters of Israel were the key players.
But is 9/11 still relevant? The fact that this, the biggest and boldest 9/11 truth event ever, took place now, in 2017, more than a decade and a half after the September 2001 tragedy, suggests that the issue is not going away—and for very good reason. All of the worst aspects of our present reality are pure products of 9/11: endless debilitating wars in the Muslim world, pervasive NSA surveillance of our lives and communications, with raw NSA data sent to Israel, a hobbled economy sapped by military spending, rampant Islamophobia and xenophobia, and a public beaten down by fear into a state of hopelessness, ignorance, and apathy. None of these problems can even be meaningfully addressed, much less solved, until we as a nation finally face a full reckoning with the truth of 9/11.
Thanks to its clout in the black community, the Nation of Islam is in a position to pose a significant challenge to the 9/11 gatekeepers. Will they ignore Saturday’s event? Attack it? Smear it with their favorite thought-stopping ad hominem slurs, “anti-Semitic” and “conspiracy theorist”? None of these approaches will work on the black community, which is largely immune to such appeals due to its historically hard-earned skepticism.
And the rest of America is waking up—and catching on to the pervasive propaganda lies of the power elite. The mostly white Americans who elected Donald Trump no longer believe in official reality any more than black Americans do.
As the Detroit 9/11 event was kicking off, the media was tearing its collective hair out over Trump’s latest tweet: “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCnews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people.”
Trump’s ability to get elected despite—or perhaps because of—his hostile relationship with the media is another pure product of 9/11 and the cognitive dissonance it created. While only about one third of Americans openly declare their 9/11 skepticism in most polls, depending on the wording that figure can rise to as high as 84%. Clearly a large majority of Americans knows or senses, consciously or unconsciously, that there is something very wrong with the official narrative. No wonder Trump can get away with blasting the “fake news” media and even declare them the enemies of Americans.
But will Trump ever be able to follow in the footsteps of Farrakhan and tell the full truth about why the media is our enemy? Will he find the courage to explain that the media is completely controlled by corporate money in general and Zionist money in particular? Will he explain that Zionists, plutocrats, and corrupt members of our own military-industrial complex, with the full complicity of senior members of the Bush administration, staged 9/11 as a “new Pearl Harbor”?
Trump is too tight with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and too comfortable with plutocracy.
He won’t do it unless we force him to. So please help us apply the necessary pressure. Do what the Nation of Islam just did: Find a way to spread the truth in your community.
Kevin Barrett, Ph.D., is an Arabist-Islamologist scholar and one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. From 1991 through 2006, Dr. Barrett taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin. In 2006, however, he was attacked by Republican state legislators who called for him to be fired from his job at the University of Wisconsin-Madison due to his political opinions. Since 2007, Dr. Barrett has been informally blacklisted from teaching in American colleges and universities. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, public speaker, author, and talk radio host. He lives in rural western Wisconsin.
Original article posted at https://americanfreepress.net/farrakhan-draws-4000-for-911-truth/
A greater power is at work and is using President Trump to end America and White Supremacy warns Farrakhan
“Blessed is He Who sent down the Discrimination upon His servant that he might be a warner to the nations.” – Holy Qur’an 25:1
DETROIT—Donald J. Trump was elevated to the presidency by God’s permission to be used as a tool to dismantle the rule of White supremacy and to bring America and the western world to their knees, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan warned Feb. 19 in his keynote address wrapping up the Saviours’ Day 2017 weekend here.
Russia did not put Trump there, the outspoken minister said, addressing allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. He also warned the president that the decisions he makes regarding Blacks in America can hasten the destruction of the country.
“You are living in the breakup of America and the breakup of the White man’s world,” Min. Farrakhan, 83, said to the cheers of thousands in the Joe Louis Arena. “America will never be great again. The God of justice has come and America now must pay for what she has done.
“I’m here to announce today the end of this world and the beginning of a brand-new reality where all human beings will enjoy peace, justice and equality under the rule of Allah (God),” he said, speaking as a divine warner from God.
With the theme “Have No Fear For the Future: The Future Is Ours,” Saviours’ Day 2017 marked the third of the last four years the Muslim organization has held its annual celebration in Detroit, the city where it was founded in 1930 by Master Fard Muhammad, teacher of Nation of Islam patriarch the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Saviours’ Day has also been known as the “crowning event” of the February Black History Month.
Joined on stage by city officials, scholars and activists from across the country, Min. Farrakhan pointed to the confusion in the U.S. Congress and the bewilderment of world leaders as a sign that they are losing control. He further warned the unseen powers that control the seat of the presidency to be careful how they treat Mr. Trump, a man who has deviated from norms and traditions of past presidents.
Mr. Trump says he’s not listening to his intelligence agencies, Min. Farrakhan said. Deceitful intelligence given to past presidents has taken the country to war, he said, noting that former Secretary of State Colin Powell required the heads of the CIA and the FBI sit with him as he testified false information at the United Nations given to him by those agencies. That information was used to help bring America into war with Iraq, he noted.
“Trump is justified of being suspicious of intelligence,” he said. “The war machine always wants America on the war footing.”
The powers that control the presidency, or “shadow government” as it is labeled, are measuring Mr. Trump because they can’t control him, the Minister said. If they can’t control someone they usually kill him and doing so would inflame White nationalists who back the president and engulf the country in civil unrest, he said.
“If anything happens to Mr. Trump these [White nationalists] are going to cut loose and who do you think they’re going to cut loose on?” the Minister asked.
Meanwhile, Mr. Trump is being serenaded by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and supporters of Israel. Following their advice would engulf America in war, the Minister said.
He challenged Jewish scholars to prove they are the chosen people of God who never received a divine warner as described in the scriptures. Jews and Arabs have had numerous prophets, but Blacks in America fit the prophetic description, he said.
The Minister laid the foundation for his three-hour message, advising the audience and the governments of the world that God is on the scene to pass judgement. He explained that the Hon. Elijah Muhammad gave him and his family alone the name Farrakhan but never told him the meaning of the name.
He (Elijah) told me he had many Alis’ and Sharrieffs’ but only one Farrakhan, the Minister said. Referencing the 25th chapter of the Holy Qur’an titled “Al Furqan” or “The Discrimination,” the Minister said the truths he speaks puts the listener in the valley of decision.
Referring to Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Imam Warith Deen Mohammad, the Minister said the students who left the Hon. Elijah Muhammad never attained the success they had with him. With Muhammad’s teachings, Min. Farrakhan said he has confounded scholars of the Muslim world. Becoming a follower of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad 62 years ago this month “was the best move of my life,” he said.
“When you become a follower of a man made by God, you come into a Master Class,” he said.
Frightened Black leadership
The Minister expressed disappointment at Black leaders who criticized him for not backing Hillary Clinton for president. He questioned how they thought they would get anything more from her than they have gotten from their decades of allegiance to the Democratic Party.
“I have been your faithful servant for 60 years or more but you will be angry with me because that White woman lost? I feel I have given you the best of my life. I have never wavered on our cause no matter how strong the opposition came,” he said.
With President Trump, many Black leaders are frightened they will no longer receive “the crumbs” that fall from their former slave masters’ table; and he has been used as a litmus test in order for Black leaders to gain favor with Whites, the Minister said.
Holding a book titled, “Understanding the Assault on the Black Man, Black Manhood and Black Masculinity,” by N.O.I. member Dr. Wesley Muhammad, Min. Farrakhan advised the president to read it before he sends the military into Black communities in Chicago to address the violence as he has planned.
The book documents how the CIA and FBI used chemical experimentation that targeted Black males and how that sinister effort has turned Black men, particularly through the prisons, into “super predators,” as they have been described by Mrs. Clinton.
“I’m sending this book to the White House. Before you come (to Chicago), read it,” the Minister advised the president. “You got to learn how White people, your people, destroyed Black youth in a chemical experiment.
“If you slaughter my little young brothers (gangs), watch what God will do for you and for the country you said you want to make great again,” he warned.
Min. Farrakhan described a plan to destabilize seven Muslim countries shown to retired general Wesley Clark 10 years before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centers. Those attacks gave the government the American support it needed to attack Iraq and Afghanistan, he said.
The Muslim leader called off the names of the seven Islamic nations that are the targets of Mr. Trump’s controversial attempts to ban Muslims traveling to the United States.
“U.S. presidents created the conditions in the Middle East that led to the refugee problem in the Middle East. It didn’t start with some Arab terrorist. It started with White folks in the Pentagon,” the Minister said.
He warned Black America that God wants them to separate from Whites. That is the reason for the unusual weather and the heightening of White rage, he said.
Have you noticed how fast Whites will call you nigger? he asked.
“In this day and time God wants to manifest himself,” the Minister said. “God wants to separate you from them and give you a nation of your own, but you don’t want that.
“I warn Mr. Trump, this is not a forsaken people and the God we serve has promised us He would fight our battles,” he said.
Richard Muhammad (FCN): As-Salaam Alaikum. I’m Richard B. Muhammad, editor in chief of The Final Call Newspaper. We are pleased to have our founder, publisher and the National Representative of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, with us for a year-end 2016 and looking ahead at 2017 interview.
Brother Minister as always we are pleased and honored to have any opportunity to speak with you and to hear words of insight, analysis and guidance—but especially as we go into the New Year. I thank you personally and I thank you on behalf of our staff, our readers and the F.O.I. (Fruit of Islam) who take this newspaper across America.
On January 20, 2017 a major change is scheduled to take place in America with the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. What does this change portend for the United States, the world and Black America?
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan (HMLF): First let me personally thank you Brother Richard, your staff and all of those who take this paper in every part of the United States of America and even in other parts of the world. Thank you for your service, your stellar service, in the year 2016.
We thank Allah for bringing us to this point safely through this year and we pray that Allah will be gracious and merciful to us and even make 2017 a more successful year in expanding the readership and the influence of the wonderful messages that are in this unique newspaper.
On January 20, 2017 there will be a change of the guard. Many, many Black, Brown and Native people are worried over what may come from a Trump presidency. Some Caucasian people are upset but many more see hope in Donald Trump, who has already broken all of the norms of what presidents say and how they say it, what they do and how they do it. He is a huge question mark in the eyes and minds not only of many inside America but people who rely on America throughout the earth are concerned about what his presidency will bring.
We take this approach: Nothing happens but by the permissive or active Will of God. Certainly the American people, 64 million of them, voted for Mrs. Clinton. But Mr. Trump took the presidency and shocked the media, shocked the political pundits and shocked capitals around the world. So what happened is from a power bigger than the powers that usually control. We happened to see it as a possible lull, as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, predicted before the storm. But his presidency is not going to avoid the storm and therein lies the great problem and question that his administration faces in the upcoming years of his tenure in office.
For the first time, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan unveiled details of a private meeting he had at his home in Chicago with Barack Obama just before he ran for President of the United States of America.
“I have a picture of myself and Barack together. You never saw it, because I would never put it out to give his enemies what they were looking for to hurt him,” said Minister Farrakhan in his Oct. 30 address.
“But he told me straight up: “Farrakhan, the Black vote in Chicago made me win Chicago, but it was the down state vote that made me a U.S. senator. And I will never do anything that will cause me to lose the down state vote.” And I said to him, “My brother, your reality is not mine. And we need you where you are, so I will never ask you to do anything that will cause you to lose the downstate vote”—and I never have. He was the bigger picture.”
CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)— The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will deliver a powerful, honest, insightful and spiritual assessment of the national presidential election, the plight of Black voters and important choices Black America must make if she wishes to survive the fall of the United States. His address will come with days left before voting.
The Minister will be speaking at 10 a. m. CST from the headquarters for the Nation of Islam, Mosque Maryam in Chicago. The title of Min. Farrakhan’s subject is, “If Satan Cast Out Satan, He is Divided Against Himself; how then will his kingdom stand?”
His message follows an incredible lecture delivered Oct. 16, on the 21st anniversary of the Million Man March, “Come Out of Her My People: A Declaration of Independence.”
The message Oct. 30 will be available via national webcast and viewings at Nation of Islam mosques, and through NOI.org, YouTube.com and via Min. Farrakhan’s official Twitter page Farrakhan to speak Oct. 30 on Trump, Clinton and election 2016 (follow @LouisFarrakhan) and his official Facebook page.
The 2016 presidential election is one of the most acrimonious and most important elections in recent years and perhaps in the history of the country. On Tuesday, November 8, Americans are being told vote for “The Lesser of Two Evils” as part of a recognition of the reality of politics in the United States.
“No politics of this world can bring about The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth,” said Min. Farrakhan. Mr. Trump calls Hillary Clinton, “Crooked Hillary,” and from the other side, he is called “Lying Trump,” the Minister observed.
It was reported that some fact-checking found over three days Mr. Trump told 87 lies in three days, he noted.
The Bible teaches (Matthew 12:26): “If Satan cast out Satan, how then can their kingdom stand?” The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam, warned in the 1960s, in his book The Fall of America, “The National Election”: “Injustice, crooked politics, and the breeding of corruption under crooked politics have been practiced ever since Adam to the present-day rulers.” Unfortunately, he continues, “there are Black politicians who would like to use their Black people for selfish greed and will throw them behind any crook with money. Black politicians of this type have sold their Black brothers to suffering and shame for self-elevation with the crook.”
Many feel it is time for a sober assessment of Black politics and what the Lesser of Two Evils strategy has produced. Critics say it has gotten evil, and little to no justice despite Blacks voting largely for the Democratic Party while the Republican Party often ignores us and scapegoats the Black community.
Mr. Trump has tapped into the vein of the common White man, observed Min. Farrakhan. When Mr. Trump said, “Let’s make America great again,” they say he means “Let’s make America White again,” he added.
Meanwhile Mrs. Clinton is a dangerous woman, unpopular, distrusted and a hawk, with more war likely regardless of who wins the White House, Min. Farrakhan added.
“We must recognize that we are living under colonial status,” the Minister continued. “What is a ‘colony?’ It’s a separate condition where there is one group of people with similar language, culture, history controlled from the outside. The Black community is controlled from the outside,” he said.
Whites control the Black community through those politicians, preachers and business people who will sell out our people for favor with the people of power who want to control our community, the Minister added.
On August 30, 2016, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan weighed in on the controversy surrounding NFL player Colin Kaepernick. The official statement was posted on his Facebook page.
To my brother and companion in struggle Colin Kaepernick: I am deeply grateful to Almighty God Allah for the courageous stand that you have taken,” said Minister Farrakhan, the National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. “I stand with you. We in the Nation of Islam stand with you. And I’m asking all right thinking Black people, Brown people, and White people to stand with you to force the change that Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton are talking; but it will never happen until the people are sick and tired of injustice and summon the courage to stand to make a difference.”
Here’s the full statement:
To my brother and companion in struggle Colin Kaepernick: I am deeply grateful to Almighty God Allah for the courageous stand that you have taken.
Courage is one of the great characteristics of great men and women. And at the root of courage is love for the principle that is bigger than our lives, bigger than our nation. And this is what moves great men and women to move a nation forward, by standing against injustice, standing against tyranny and oppression, and standing against the institution of slavery. This nation would not be what it is had there not been men and women who were willing to suffer to bring about meaningful change that moved a people, a nation and a world toward the realization of some eternal principle. The greatest of these principles is the essence of life itself: Freedom, Justice and Equality.
At the root of your courage is love; a love that would allow you to sacrifice yourself, your income, your reputation, to take a stand for those who are unable to stand for themselves. Instead of being disliked and evil spoken of by some of our own, those who are sent into positions of strength will never use that strength to bring about real change. This is a world of sport and play and the Blacks and the Browns and the poor are those who are the greatest in strength and power in sports, in music, and those fields the American people greatly admire. Our athletes and artists have the means to make a stand to force change. I pray that instead of condemning you that our brothers and sisters and all those who love justice, will commend you for your stand and join your stand in whatever way they can. But until we stand, the people that oppress others will continue to oppress. The people that terrorize others will continue to terrorize others who, in their cowardice and weakness or desire to benefit from the status quo, stand by the wayside and allow others to stand, when if they summoned courage they would stand with you as well.
Your stand has unearthed things about Francis Scott Key and the writing of the lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner, that would make any person of right thinking and right mind cringe at what was in the mind of the man that wrote the words of the Star-Spangled Banner.
I stand with you. We in the Nation of Islam stand with you. And I’m asking all right thinking Black people, Brown people, and White people to stand with you to force the change that Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton are talking; but it will never happen until the people are sick and tired of injustice and summon the courage to stand to make a difference.
This is our time while we are alive to make a difference and pass on to a succeeding generation a better world than we inherited. We need thousands more like Colin Kaepernick.
Best wishes for your continued success.
Minister Louis Farrakhan
August 30, 2016