The Nation of Islam is lashing out at three black members of Congress who have denounced its leader, Louis Farrakhan, for making anti-Semitic and anti-white remarks in a recent speech, FOX News reports.
In an open letter on the group’s website, Representatives Gregory Meeks, Barbara Lee and Danny Davis, who have disavowed Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic and racist rhetoric, are accused of being sellouts to Farrakhan’s critics — derided as “Satanic Jews” — and the Nation of Islam leader is compared to Jesus Christ.
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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE NATION OF ISLAM
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCIFUL. I BEAR WITNESS
THAT THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH AND MUHAMMAD IS HIS MESSENGER
(PEACE BE UNTO YOU)
TO REPRESENTATIVES DANNY K. DAVIS (D) IL,
GREGORY MEEKS (D) NY AND BARBARA LEE (D) CA.
We are writing this open letter to express our deep disappointment with your published denouncement of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Saviors’ Day 2018 Message at the behest of the Republican Jewish Coalition, the anti-Defamation League and others who represent White supremacy and the continuing effort to destroy our community. It is abhorrent for you, as elected officials, to defend these people against the Truth that uncovers the horror that has been done to Black people and to serve as their mouthpiece, rather than allow them to defend themselves against their record and history which proves that they are anti-Black.
In his Open Letter to Black Leadership, dated July 19, 2010, Minister Farrakhan wrote to you, in part:
Whenever the Light of Truth has been shone on them, they reach for you to defend them against the Truth that uncovers the horror that has been done to us. They have always been successful pitting us against each other thus keeping them from facing the Truth of their real relationship with us. As they call upon you to denounce me as an anti‐Semite and, because of the favor you believe you owe them for what they have done to help make life comfortable for you; I am asking you to stand down.
Would you condemn me as an anti‐Semite for exposing the research that shows them as being anti‐Black?
If you become an apologist for them in this hour, you will be seen by the masses of our people as a modern ‐ day Uncle Tom who believes you owe more to them than to the masses of our suffering people. If you attack me at their insistence you will be seen as an enemy of the rise of our people as well as an enemy of your rise. The masses of our people are awakening and are increasingly angry at the reality of our condition.
Most of you are afraid to face such a formidable and powerful enemy. So, I implore you to stand to the side and let them come out and defend themselves and argue against the truth that I and we speak and write.
Remember, it was the same Satanic Jews of yesterday that conspired against Jesus and had him killed by the ruling authority of the Roman Empire. They hated Jesus because he told the truth. Jesus was ridiculed, falsely charged, lied on, evil spoken of and called a hater and a bigot.
He who does not learn the lessons of history is doomed to repeat them. Perhaps you can avoid the errors of the past and not let an innocent man be condemned.
“RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU!” James 4:7
Respectfully and Sincerely Submitted,
On Behalf of The Executive Council of the Nation of Islam
“Why do the Jews hate me with so much passion? Because Jesus, my brother, who was their last prophet, was 2,000 years too soon. I am on time.”
Why do the Jews hate me with so much passion? Because Jesus, my brother, who was their last prophet, was 2,000 years too soon.
I am on time. pic.twitter.com/yjih948b9c
— MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) March 14, 2018
From Fox News:
While Farrakhan long has been a polarizing figure – making wholesale blistering remarks against groups he likens to Satan, and hailing Adolph Hitler as “a very great man” – he and the Nation of Islam have commanded a strong following among African Americans. That was highlighted across the nation in 1995, when he led the Million Man March, a rally on the National Mall that stressed social and economic self-reliance.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson, an author and political analyst, said that before Farrakhan’s recent Chicago speech grabbed national headlines, the Nation of Islam leader’s clout had been dimming.
“Farrakhan had long since slipped from the national dialogue over race, racism, and civil rights issues, not to mention action on these issues,” Hutchinson said in an email to Fox News. “The CBC and other civil rights organizations have long been critical of what they see as his insular, narrow, racially inflammatory remarks and approach to the racial issue.”
At the same time, long-time Farrakhan observers say they realize that the Nation of Islam leader still holds considerable sway among many blacks, and that taking him on publicly could come at cost for those who depend on support from the African-American community.
“There are many blacks who revere him,” Hutchinson said, “and think that he’s the only one who dares speak the truth about whites.”
Racism at it’s finest.