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Farrakhan: Seek peace or face destruction

By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Last updated: Dec 3, 2013 - 1:11:59 AM

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Nation of Islam minister warns President Obama’s attempted peacemaking with Iran should not be derailed

Nearly 5,000 people came to the Indianapolis Convention Center Dec. 1 to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s first public message since experiencing serious health challenges. The Minister is recovering well and spoke for two and a half hours to those who attended the free event, which was also shown live via Internet webcast. Photo: Courtney X. Powell

INDIANAPOLIS ( - Looking and sounding strong while standing and speaking for two and a half hours, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a powerful and passionate message with warnings to President Barack Obama, his opponents, the U.S. government and a recalcitrant and troublesome Zionist  element within the Jewish community.

Welcomed to the Indianapolis Convention Center podium with a standing ovation from a crowd of nearly 5,000 people, Min. Farrakhan showed the world he is recovering well from an early October heart attack and subsequent bacterial infection.

The health issues caused the Minister to cancel speaking engagements over the past month, including a keynote address at the Holy Day of Atonement gathering in Tuskegee, Ala., to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the Million Man March.

“I have to tell you how grateful I am to Almighty God, Allah, because I’ve had several run-ins with the angel of death,” said Min. Farrakhan “But I’ve got a mission and I’m on my job until God calls me in.”

A country and a president in peril

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“President Obama is in deep trouble,” the Minister told the audience assembled before him. “There has never been a president more disrespected than Barack Obama has been and continues to be.”

The pressure from Zionists who desire war with Iran instead of negotiations and White anger place the president in a dangerous position, he said.

But those who desire war and who speak of doing harm to the president should cease their efforts, Min. Farrakhan warned. If Israel and America go to war with Iran, it will usher in the war of Armageddon spoken of in scripture and destroy both nations, he said.

The president’s Zionist advisors and many within the Jewish community are angry that Mr. Obama reached out to the President Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran, observed Min. Farrakhan.

“I wanted to make a plea to the members of the Jewish community who are so hurt that he (President Obama), without their approval, called President Rouhani from Iran after his speech at the United Nations, and a dialogue between enemies began.

“That dialogue that started with a phone call in September has led to the beginning of a rapprochement between America and the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said Min. Farrakhan.

A war weary American public is tired of global military misadventures and rising debt, he said.

“Frankly speaking, it is wise to create dialogue that may end in a peaceful solution, rather than ignite the dogs of war to destroy more young lives, Black and Brown and White, Asian and Native American on the basis of lies.”

A wide cross-section of the community responded to the message. Photos: Courtney X. Powell
“If our children have died on the basis of a lie, is not that a crime against humanity? Who among you will stand up and say it?”

Minister Farrakhan asked, “If our children have died on the basis of a lie, is not that a crime against humanity? Who among you will stand up and say it? Because somebody needs to challenge a government that lies to the people and sends them off to die for the natural resources of another nation,” he said to rousing applause.

“If we cannot live for truth, then we are already dead.”

The masses of the people are misled by Zionist-controlled media and politicians swallowed up by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbyists and the Christian Zionist movement, the Minister continued.

Min. Nuri Muhammad
These interest groups have sway over the U.S. government and hawkish Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gets more respect in the U.S. Congress than President Obama, he added.

“The president cannot get bi-partisan support for anything, but if Netanyahu comes in, Democrats and Republicans come out to receive him,” he said. “The American government is under the control of the Zionists.”

With America $17 trillion in debt, another war is not needed. Some American states are nearing bankruptcy, Min. Farrakhan pointed out.

“This is not revelation except to those who don’t read,” he said. “You need to wake up and take your mind off of sex for a minute and see the condition of a world that is going to hell and taking you down with it.”

Directly addressing the American government, Min. Farrakhan spoke forthrightly: “I will never stand by and join you in an unjust war to send our people to kill their own Muslim brothers and sisters to satisfy your lust for the natural resources of another nation.”

The Minister asked political leaders to give President Obama six months to create “peace that will secure Israel and secure the world.”

Israel is the only nuclear power in the Middle East and possesses a military advantage. With Israel’s aggressive history, her neighbors should fear the Jewish state as opposed to Israel fearing Muslim nations.

While the Obama administration is working on a deal that would allow Iran to pursue nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, Israel has declared Iran must have no nuclear capacity. Israel has also reserved the right to strike militarily on her own. But with the Jewish state so tied to America, a war with neighbors will surely draw the U.S. into the conflict.

In 2010, Min. Farrakhan wrote a letter to the Anti-Defamation League’s Abraham Foxman and Conference of Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations warning if they continued to oppose his efforts to improve conditions for Black people, they would lose influence throughout the world. This loss of influence has happened, he said.


The spirit to murder a president

Whites do not want to submit to Black authority, which accounts for their mistreatment of a brilliant man democratically elected by the American people, said Min. Farrakhan.

Some racist White militias have outright suggested that the president be killed, he said. “They don’t tell you about the death threats on President Obama’s life, they don’t talk about that.”

Stolen identity

Zionists “have such power and influence that they make most of you believe that I am against the Jewish people whom you think are the chosen people of God. Wrong. They’ve stolen your identity,” Min. Farrakhan said to the predominantly Black audience.

“There was a Moses, and there were some people in bondage, but what you read in the Bible is a prophetic, symbolic picture of something that the historical Moses did not fulfill,” said the Minister. Only Black people fulfill the prophecy in Genesis 15:13 that a people would suffer in a strange land for 400 years, he added.

The old gospel songs about Moses asking Pharaoh to “let my people go” are not Jewish melodies, but Black freedom songs, the Minister said.

“You are the people of God that have suffered in America and now your time to be delivered has come, and that is the good news that you are at the end of your time of suffering!” he said as the crowd rose to its feet and cheered.

Black people know about the holocaust of European Jews, but nothing about their own Black Holocaust, said Min. Farrakhan. He urged listeners to read, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” volume two, which he held up to the audience.

A busy weekend of events

The Minister began the weekend with a meeting of Muslims at Muhammad Mosque No. 74 who worked tirelessly to bring him to the city.

Despite having to reschedule due to the Minister’s medical complications and a brief snap of extremely cold weather, the Muslims were successful under the leadership of Student Minister Nuri Muhammad. Nuri Muhammad is the head of the local mosque and also travels and speaks nationally on the Minister’s behalf.

“I’m very, very proud of him, his family and I’m very proud of you,” said Min. Farrakhan to the Nation of Islam members.

The Minister took a brief tour of property owned by the Nation in the city. The Muslims have a full service barbershop and beauty salon, as well as the How to Eat to Live Café, which proved to be very popular during three days of events.

The Minister complimented the Muslims on the cleanliness of their properties, its upkeep and their wonderful spirit.

A word to political, spiritual leaders

On Nov. 30, community leaders assembled at the Light of the World Christian Church to hear from Minister Farrakhan. The Minister talked about the importance and relationship of spiritual leaders to political leaders and the relationship of heaven to earth.

Spiritual and political leaders work together for success, but when spiritual people begin to seek the world, problems arise, warned Min. Farrakhan.

“Dead presidents, on dead dollars, buying the souls of the righteous,” he said.

David L. Coatie, staff chaplain for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, took copious notes using his smart phone as the Minister spoke.

He found the words “bold and encouraging” and filled with guidance.

“It’s amazing having put into words the things that you sense and feel,” said Mr. Coatie.

Dr. David A. Hampton, senior pastor of Light of the World Christian Center, hosted Minister Farrakhan for the message to the city’s political and spiritual leaders.

The Minister’s words were “transcendent” and reached everyone, regardless of their religious or political persuasion, the pastor said.

“Regardless of the makeup of the audience, he has an uncanny ability to communicate a vision effectively,” said Dr. Hampton. “I thought his message was powerful, poignant and timely. I think that his challenge for us to begin to work together is real. We need to suppress the hypocrisy. We need to overcome our differences as a people and that message was loud and clear.”

“I hope that we are now enthused and fired up enough to manifest his words and take it into action,” he added.

Men and women wait patiently to gain entrance into the center to hear the message Dec. 1. Photo: Clifton Muhammad

Dr. Hampton, 41, has been pastor for a little over a year, taking over for beloved longtime church leader Bishop T. Garrott Benjamin Jr., who led the church for 43 years. Bishop Benjamin was the first pastor to invite Minister Farrakhan to Indianapolis in the early 1970s, and the two men have continued their friendship.

“He is a truth teller and I am a person who believes in the truth because I know that the truth will set us free, so it didn’t matter to me whether he was a Muslim or a Methodist.  The fact of the matter is that he told the truth, so that immediately drew me to him,” said Bishop Benjamin. “He is a soldier and a freedom fighter. He is a person that I have grown to love because I recognize who he is, while others have been misled by what others have said, but when you know the man, you know a man who walks in truth, in love, compassion and courage. He loves the lord Christ and he loves Muhammad and all the great teachers because he’s a man who has a heart for the entire human race,” Bishop Benjamin said.

Abdul Arif Muhammad, general counsel of the Nation of Islam, was among those present and impacted by Min. Farrakhan’s spiritual expression.

“I would call it revelatory, I would call it prophetic, and I would call it futuristic in that the spiritual food that we were given by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is to prepare us for the great work that God is requiring us to do in service for the resurrection of our people,” said Atty. A. Arif Muhammad. “There were so many levels to his message, especially the depth of the message that there will be a new heaven and a new earth and what is the purpose of  heaven and earth in the working together and the fulfillment of God’s promise,” he added.

Kamau Jywanza, a national officer of N’COBRA, works with 250 young people in an Indianapolis middle school. He was involved in the Local Organizing Committees established for the 1996 Million Man March convened in Washington, D.C. by Min. Farrakhan.

“I’m always blessed and encouraged by words from the Minister. He always delivers enthusiasm and clarity. When I hear the Minister, he always brings a light that is clear and gives you a sense of direction in the way that we have to go,” said Mr. Jywanza.

Jay Martinez, 30, originally from New Jersey but now living in Dayton, Ohio drove to Indianapolis in a caravan with about 30 others to hear the Minister.

“The Minister’s message was needed, to the point, so for the times right now—and he kept it universal. He spoke on Christianity, Islam, world issues and world views,” said Mr. Martinez. Many who only listen to what the media says would be surprised if they actually heard the Minister for themselves, he said.

“They’d be surprised because of how the media has groomed his image. Then, to actually see him speak, to see his demeanor and see what his message really is about; they will see him in a whole ‘nother light,” said Mr. Martinez. “They’ll see how he truly is.”

Jovan Webster, 24, who also came with the caravan from Dayton, heard urgency in the Minister’s message. As vice-president of the Adam Project, a program aimed at ending mass incarceration for Black and Brown males, he said it was the type of  message activists should heed.

“We definitely needed this,” said Mr. Webster. “He basically said time is of the essence. When people talk like this, it sparks a flame. When people don’t, things become stagnant and nothing grows from that. Especially with America being the way it is right now and the media hyping up the Black image.”

Abdul Hafeez Muhammad of Muhammad Mosque No. 7 in New York brought a busload from the East Coast, a mixture of members of the Fruit of Islam from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

“The Nation can’t be the Nation unless we all step up to be better helpers to him as he has been and is to the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Master Fard Muhammad and to this Nation,” said Student Minister Hafeez Muhammad, who introduced Dr. Hampton to Minister Farrakhan years ago when the young man was a pastor at Bethany Baptist Church in New York.

“That’s being a helper, to introduce someone to the Minister that later on they would become one to open the door for him,” said Abdul Hafeez Muhammad. “And it’s not about who gets the credit—Allah gets the credit that is why we say ‘Alhamdulillah,’ all praise belongs to God. We just do our part as soldiers for Allah, Elijah and Farrakhan.”

Rev. Michael Frye traveled from Louisville, Kentucky, representing the Real Ministry Real People Christian Fellowship Center. “I want to say that I was very much so impacted by his strong, truthful, radical teaching today, and if the religious world would adopt that same powerful voice of radicalism in telling the whole truth, then we could gather the masses that are doing destructive work for the enemy on the streets into the camp of the righteous,” said Rev. Frye. “I’m humbled and helped and healed by the empowerment that I’ve received from Brother Minister Louis Farrakhan today and may God ever bless him and the ministry that God has extended to his hand to perform on Earth,” he added.

Abdul Khadir Muhammad, Eastern and Mid-Atlantic regional representative of the Nation of Islam, traveled from Washington, D.C., and said it felt like a Saviours’ Day or a Holy Day of Atonement.

“It’s a blessing to be in the presence of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan again to hear a message of deliverance from the condition we’re in and praise be to Allah, this is a time in which the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is really focusing us on the goal, on the aim of our mission as a people and as a Nation,” commented Sultan Rahman Muhammad, resident imam for the Nation of Islam’s headquarters Mosque Maryam.

“This is an opportunity for growth in terms of our Nation standing and moving forward as a community and as a unified body knowing that Allah and Allah alone is who we worship and who is in control of all affairs.”

“We’re so honored for Allah to use Indianapolis and this event as a portal and a platform by which the Messianic Man of the Moment could bring guidance and revelation to us all,” said Nuri Muhammad. “Once again, the Minister was used as God’s instrument to prove that he (Allah) loves his people. Indianapolis will never be the same!” he added.

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