Statement from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the passing of ‘El Comandante’ Fidel Castroby The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
In my last conversation with Comandante Fidel Castro we were to have 20-minutes it lasted for a little over three-hours. And in the last 20-minutes I spoke to him about... »
As it was during the time of President Roosevelt, it has been throughout the presidencies, up to President George Bush today. The government will never do for the poor of this nation until and unless we organize effectively to make the government respond to the needs of the poor. The burden is not on the White House; the burden is on us.
How long have we been here? We have served the “400 year” sentence—in a strange land, among a strange people who have afflicted us every day of those 400 years up until this very moment. So God has fulfilled His promise: He came. »
For some of us, the word "integration" conjures up a lot of the pictures of the "1960s" when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and so many of our Black leaders and a host of young men and women went into the streets and marched for integration. »
This is a very difficult subject for me to attempt to deliver to you. The promotional flier caused much consternation and upset. And I had many friends, whom I believe love me: They were upset, because they have a vested interest in Hillary Clinton becoming the next president of the United States. »
You were taught by a liar and The Master of Lies, and you are now the purveyor of a religion that Jesus doesn’t know anything about. Jesus taught Freedom, Justice and Equality. He taught Life and, Truth. There was no lie in Jesus, or in the prophets. »
We must recognize that we are living under colonial status. What is a “colony”? It’s a separate condition where there is an aggregate of people with similar language, culture, history, but they are controlled from the outside. The Black community is controlled from the outside. »
Beloved pastors, my dear Christian family, I am so honored that you would honor us with your presence. We are your family and you are our family, and we will never let what is going on in the East drive a wedge between us in the West. We must be an example of how Muslims and Christians can live together in peace and brotherly love to accomplish the liberation of our people. »
Today, I asked to speak to the Youth Leadership that is called by the enemy, “gang leader.” I don’t like the term because it doesn’t properly describe you. So I will call you “youth leaders,” but I want to tell you today why the enemy refers to you as gangs and gang leaders. »
I know many of you are voters, and you can’t wait to get to the polls, and I know what you’re telling people: “We fought, we bled, and we died to get the right to vote”—for the lesser of two very evil people. So, all right, which one is worse? Lucifer, Satan, or The Devil? The White/Black people will say, “Vote for any one of them—but exercise your right to vote!” »
I am here to honor a great servant of Allah (God) and his wife and his children. So this will be the Don and Shirley Muhammad Show. There is no way in heaven or in hell that I could honor Brother Don and not honor his life companion Sister Shirley Muhammad. »
Brothers and sisters, the American people, you are seeing, now, that we’re leading up to war again. You need to really look at other media on your internet, other than CNN, and the corporate-controlled media of America.
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. »
I don't have any illusion about telling you to vote. You should vote for those whom you feel will do good for us, but remember, the good that they do is limited by the system that they are in. »
Brothers and Sisters, this peaceful coexistence with the murder of our people has to stop. It is alright for us to march against injustice but the time may soon come or maybe has come, for us to retaliate for injustice. Why don’t you step up to the plate Justice Department and fight for the rights of those whose rights are being trampled upon by the force and power of the army of police, FBI, ATF and sheriffs? What are you trying to force us to do? »