Minister Louis Farrakhan


By Minister Louis Farrakhan | Last updated: Mar 19, 2019 - 3:01:16 AM

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[Editor’s note:  The following article contains excerpts of a Saviours’ Day keynote address delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the United Center arena in Chicago. This is the second excerpt from his major message to close the 2019 Saviours’ Day convention. The theme for his message was “A Saviour is Born for the Whole of Humanity: No One Need Perish” as tens of thousands of Muslims and guests attended the celebration of the birth anniversary of Master W. Fard Muhammad, the founder of the Nation of Islam in the Wilderness of North America, and the teacher of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad. To order this message in its entirety on audio/video download, DVD or CD, call 1.866.602.1230, ext. 200 or visit]

I have never made myself of any great reputation among my brethren.  I walk among you humbly because that’s who I am. But I say to those who want their soul restored; who were on that Hollywood casting couch; to all the women that have been abused; to all the boys, the men that have been abused in prison life and abused by members of their family, I represent a Saviour, Universal Saviour.  

To all the Whites who knew that you had a job to do for God, that you were going to raise hell but when the time came for hell and death to end from your hands He would send Grace to see if you are ready to make a miracle happen since it is God who wants His people separated from you. He came to give us a land of our own.  

Donald Trump, you don’t like him. I understand he tells more lies than lies can be told.  But I hear you crying out in the church, “The devil is a liar.” He knows himself. But he is there for a purpose. You are mad at him but he’s doing something. He’s the only president I know that attacked the FBI. And, the FBI was used to attack us, the Black Movement in America. We were attacked by the U.S Government Counter Intelligence Program of J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI.  

 President Trump attacked the IRS. They hang around us waiting for us to make mistakes with their corrupt Satanic managers, agents, accountants. Then you end up owing money and they put you in jail but never the accountant, never the lawyer.  

The Talmudic principles run America’s jurisprudence system. Mr. Trump attacked the Justice Department, a department where we can’t get any justice. I’m not mad at the president for doing that. The people said, “He’s breaking up every pillar of democracy.” It wasn’t a damn democracy from the beginning. It needs to be broken up.

Now you have my sisters in Congress. One hundred and two women are in Congress and I am happy.  Ms. Ilhan Omar, the U.S. representative from Minnesota who is a Somali-American, started talking about the “Benjamins,” money, and the influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Congress. They are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart don’t do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart because you’re using it to shake the government up. You have nothing to apologize for.  

Israel and AIPAC influences, pays off, Senators and Congressman to do their bidding. So you’re not lying; so if you’re not lying, stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt house; shake it up.  

My young Puerto Rican sister is shaking it up: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district. She’s just young; she just got here. Don’t be so hard on her. My beautiful sisters you were sent there to shake that House up. Your people voted you in, but God is the overseer.  

I know America’s going to war but it’s a war President Trump that you can’t win.  I know you say you got a lot of juice—$750 billion you’re giving to the army. But you’re only giving them that which is going to get more of them killed. Let me help you to see you can win but you can’t win being a thug. You’re trying to take Nicolás Maduro out of office and get control of the largest oil reserve in the world.  What kind of president calls somebody in the house of another, Juan Guaidó, and tells him you can be the next president? But Maduro was voted in. You say, well it wasn’t a free and fair election.  

Do you remember Jimmy Carter? He has been watching elections over 104 of them and, I’m quoting the former president.  He said that the voting in Venezuela is some of the best that has been seen in 104 countries where he has looked at elections. Now I don’t know the truth, but I think Jimmy Carter has no reason to lie on Maduro.  

But when you’re a hustler, when you’re a thief; when you want to take the oil—remember how the president when he was running, “let’s take the oil in Iraq … take it.” But your hands will get chopped off today because you’re not the power that you think you are.  

There’s a new sheriff in town. I’m not talking about me; I’m talking about the two that back me. I think Mr. President you would be wise to leave President Maduro alone. John Bolton, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser and the man with the mustache, was in a press conference. He was talking about sending 5,000 troops to Columbia. But he didn’t know that he had his notes showing, so that the media could take a picture of it. Now they’re trying to overthrow President Maduro even if it means sending us to war.

I respectfully say to the president I cannot back you, if you’re going to send American soldiers to war to die because you want that man out of power and you’re meddling in the affairs of his country. I don’t think any young soldier should go.  Just say, “hell no I won’t go” and adopt the Muslim position. We do not believe that we who declared ourselves to be righteous Muslims should be engaged in wars which take the lives of human beings. Especially when we have nothing to gain from it, unless you give us the necessary territory wherein we will have something to fight for. But not to go and spend our lives so you can use Venezuelan oil and ruin their country.  

You have control over the banking system; you’re telling the banks President Maduro has got gold in England. He’s asking for them to send some of his gold back so that he can turn that gold to feed his people. The U.S. president sent word: You don’t give him anything. See, you are gangsters. Let me tell you something.

 God so loved his people that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believed in him would not perish but have everlasting life. God does not love this world. God never sent Jesus to die for this world. Jesus died because he was 2,000 years too soon to bring about the end of the civilization of the Jews. He never was on a cross, there was no Calvary for that Jesus. Early one Saturday morning, our Saviour taught us, when he found out that he was 2,000 too soon to end the civilization of the Jews, he decided that he would give his life for the truth that he taught. And, his name would live until the one that he prefigured came into existence.  

That’s why the Qur’an says Jesus and his mother were a sign.  Jesus didn’t die on Calvary, he died in front of an old Jew’s store that was boarded up and the Roman soldiers came to get him. … Jesus was out there after he had the largest crowd that he had in all of his 20-something years of teaching in Jerusalem and in Palestine.  He had 35 people. The Roman soldiers came and when they saw him the soldiers, two of them, they ran toward him. He never moved; he came out on the street to die.  That’s my Jesus the prophet. And when they put their hands on him they started arguing because there was a price on his head $1,500 if you bring him in alive $2,500 if you bring him in dead. … So as the soldier that had him was walking with him to bring him to the authorities, the solider was saying, “Look, Jesus, if I bring you to them, they’re going to torture you; but if you let me kill you, I will do it so quickly that you won’t hardly feel it.” And Jesus, according to what our Saviour taught us, he invited them to come and do it. He had his hands in this manner, arms open, in front of that Jew’s store. The Roman soldier took his knife and drove it into Jesus with such a force that his nerves just froze, and he was in this position, arms open, when he passed. He’s been embalmed to last for 10,000 years. You can believe it or let it alone. 

The real story is what I tried to tell you from the beginning. It didn’t happen back there. It’s happening right while you’re alive looking at it. I represent the Messiah.  I represent the Jesus and I am that Jesus. If I am not, take my life.

Look at your brother. Every day they’re after me. Every day they’re saying something evil about me. What have I done? For which of my good works do you stone me? You make the drug addicts, we clean them up. You take my little sisters, turn them into prostitutes and we raise them up. You bring guns and drugs into the Black community having our people kill one another and we clean them up. When you come and hear me preach, your eyes come open. The deaf hear. The dumb speak. The lame walk and when I made the call in 1995 to Black people, with the Million Man March, that was like Jesus calling Lazarus and Lazarus came forth.

Now, let’s go to St. John, the 8th Chapter. Jesus and the Jews had an argument.  Name me one preacher in America that has talked to the Jews like I do. Jesus and the Jews were arguing, and the Jews told Jesus: “We are Abraham’s seed.” But Jesus said, “if you were Abraham’s seed, you would do the works of Abraham. He was an upright man, the Qur’an says. He was not of the polytheists.”  

The Jews came back a little stronger: “We came from God, even God is our father.” Isn’t that what they say, “we’re the chosen of God.” But Jesus said, “If God were your father, you would love me because I proceeded forth from God; and now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth.” 

I offered them my life if they can find one word of my father’s teaching, the Hon. Elijah Muhammad’s teaching, that is a lie.

I’m willing to die to see our people free. Prove that I have lied to my people.  Prove that I’m an anti-Semite. Prove that I’m a misogynist. Prove that I hate gay, and lesbian, and transgender, and queer people. Prove it. Not one hair of a Jew’s head has been harmed by us. We don’t go around beating up people who say they’re gay, or queer, or lesbian. I teach them with love, and they come to me.  

So why are Whites  and Jews so upset? Because the Qur’an says they argued with God and they said, “Respite me ‘til the day when they are raised.” And God said, “Surely you are of the respited ones.” And Satan said, “Well, I’m going to come at them in your straight path. I’ll come to them from before them, from behind them, from their left side, from their right side. I’ll make them all deviate.” Yes, I’m the man that’s saying these things that’s written in your scriptures that Jesus argued with them about. I wasn’t auditioning for the role of Jesus. I didn’t know nothing about the play. I just started working and my teacher kept calling me: “Come, come, come, come.”

Now I find out that the cross is for me. Now I find out that they’re holding me up right now. The cross was a Roman symbol that they used to crucify people to make them a public spectacle. Here I am. This is what you want to do. I can’t fight you.  I can just talk to my God about you.  

You see, Elijah is my spiritual father. You think he’s dead. I told you, “He’s Alive.” He’s at the right hand of the father that made him. And, from heaven he communicates with me. He tried me and told me I’ll never teach another man like I taught Brother Malcolm X until I’ve thoroughly tried him. Paul was one of the disciples but far above them. He never saw Jesus, but he was communicating with Jesus from on high. That’s where my food is coming from. I can stand here for hours answering questions. I don’t care what it is you want to know. My father knows and he feeds me. I’ve answered over 5,000 questions on Twitter and I’ve never known the questions in advance. I wait for my father to feed me. And whatever he tells me to say that I say. And, whatever he bids me to do, that I do.  They said, “he calls for Elijah. Let us see if Elijah will take him down.”

So I’m being hoisted up on a cross. They want to shame us. Jesus had a little loincloth to hide his shame. People were gambling for his robe. Some of you think you are going to subsume the Nation of Islam. You come around us to take those that follow me. You think they’re dumb enough to follow you?  


Some of you do today reject because the White man told you I’m an evil man, I’m a hater, I’m an anti-Semite. I hate Jewish people, I hate gay people. Here I am in front of you. I represent the Jesus that Saves. I don’t represent somebody that came to judge you and me for our errors and mistakes. … Everywhere I went I found myself rejected. My Black people, they accepted me. But now White people are frightening the hell out of Black people. College presidents are punished for allowing me or anyone that represents me to come on the college campus because they fear what’s in my mouth from my teacher the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

And the Scripture says, “That day shall not come except there be a falling away first and the man of sin be revealed. The son of perdition whom the Lord will destroy with the spirit of his mouth on the time of His coming and His coming is after the workings of Satan. Here I am. It’s the spirit of my mouth that terrifies them. I don’t have a gun, I don’t have an army. My father taught me the truth and God gave me the heart and the spirit to tell it. That is what they are afraid of.

Now they’re saying today that Israel sees Black youth as a problem for them.  Israel, a government, after Black youth. Let me tell you something Israel, you are making a very big mistake and you’re hastening your doom. You leave my Black brothers and sisters alone because you fear what they’re going to become if they listen to Farrakhan.

I never called the Jews termites … never.  The minute I was in the Aretha Franklin Pavilion and I talked about the word termite. I said: “So when they talk about Farrakhan call me a hater—you know what they do. Call me an anti-Semite … Stop it … I’m anti-termite. I don’t know nothing about hating somebody because of their religious preference. But just like they called our ancestors in the 1930s Voodoo People, they figure anti-Semite would be a good thing to put on us.  Farrakhan hates Jews—stop it.

“Now to the Jewish people you cannot find one Jew that one who follows me have plucked one hair from his head.  You have never found us defiling a Synagogue.  Our Qur’an teaches us if we see something like that stop it.  So why do you hate us so?  See they call me anti-Semite. No, you are anti-Black. Now I’m talking to the anti-Black White folks. How come you lay around Black people like the ten percent in our lesson.” … 

In our Lessons, Master Fard Muhammad, the teacher of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, broke down seven billion on our planet not into color, not into ethnicity, not into race, not into religion; he said percentages. He asked the question: Who is the 85 Percent? The uncivilized people, the poison animal eaters, slaves from mental death and power, people who do not know the living God or their origin in this world and they worship that they know not what. Who are easily led in the wrong direction but hard to lead in the right direction. 

Do you mean to tell me that 85 Percent of the human beings on our planet are in this condition? Yes.  Some of you sitting right here are a part of the 85 Percent.  

You eat the poison animal, that’s the pig. You don’t have the knowledge of yourself. You’re not living a civilized life. You’re living a life of the lower animals, the beast of the field. You’re a slave to mental death and power.  So some power has put the masses—not color—85 Percent of the planet is under mental death that destroys their connection to the Living God. 

Now what percentage are you?

Who are the 10 Percent? That’s who I refer to as termites. You didn’t know the Nation of Islam Lessons and White people didn’t care of what I said because immediately they went to the airwaves interpreting what I said. “Farrakhan called all Jews termites.” The whole Jewish community was upset with me. They did the same thing that Satan did in the garden, they made an interpretation. 

Now the 10 Percent are the rich; the richest 10 Percent of Americans now own 84 percent of all stocks. The 10 Percent are the rich. This is why Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.”

Who is next on this 10 Percent list? They’re called the Slave Makers of the Poor. You can’t make a man a slave without depriving him of knowledge. So a Slave Maker of the Poor is one who deprives you of the actual knowledge that you need to live the life that God gave you. Look at you, you’re existing. You’re not living. You’re sound asleep; mental death and power. You are not a termite you are the dead material that the termite feeds on.