This is absolutely insane.
Former President Obama did a lot of things that had people scratching their heads but this could be the most unconscionable.
Obama handed hundreds of thousands of dollars to The Nation of Islam, led by Rev. Louis Farrakhan.
And what was that cash used for?
It was specifically earmarked to be used by the group to head into prisons and teach Islam to inmates.
Think about that.
The former president gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to a noted anti-Semite to have his antisemitic group go into prisons and teach their anti-Semitism to inmates, The Washington Examiner reported.
The black nationalist group led by the notorious anti-Semitic preacher Louis Farrakhan has received hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to provide religious services to federal prison inmates, according to records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.
The Nation of Islam and its leaders have received at least $364,500 in contracts and awards from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice since 2008, the Examiner reported.
One of the group’s leaders, Verbon Muhammad of Louisiana, who declared last year that white people are banned from Nation of Islam meetings, received more than $60,000 to “provide Nation of Islam religious services,” records reportedly revealed.
“In total, the Bureau of Prisons contracted with over a dozen organizations and individuals to specifically provide Nation of Islam programming for inmates,” the Examiner reported. “The highest spending year appears to have occurred under former President Barack Obama in 2012, when the federal government gave over $47,000 in contracts to Nation of Islam programs. Funding has dropped under the Trump administration. In 2018, the programs received $17,000 and the total obligation for 2019 is $8,250.”
Republican Rep. Peter King was outraged, The Examiner reported.
“Categorically, no group or entity or individual associated any way with Farrakhan or the Nation of Islam should receive any federal funding,” he said.
“What Farrakhan preaches is hatred and anti-Semitism and racism, and to use any federal money for any group that’s he’s involved with that do any type of teaching or proselytizing is just wrong,” Rep. King said.
American Islamic Forum for Democracy Founder and President Zuhdi Jasser was outraged when he spoke to “Fox & Friends” about it.
“We have a bigotry of low expectations when it comes to Muslims,” he said. “The American taxpayer should not fund the demise of our own society.”
Thanks again to our friends at The Federalist Papers.