Skip to comments.Farrakhan Tweets: ‘Where There's No Justice, There'll Be No Peace…Law of Retaliation May Be Applied’
Posted on 03/25/2012 5:24:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has been among the vocal voices weighing in on calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old who was gunned down last month while walking home in Sanford, Florida. On Wednesday, a march was held in New York City in support of the teens family, as federal and local authorities launch investigations into how the incident unfolded and why the states stand your ground law applied to the shooter in this case.
On Twitter yesterday and today, Farrakhan sent some curious tweets regarding peace, justice and retaliation that could be interpreted as a veiled threat.
Where there is no justice, there will be no peace. Soon the law of retaliation may very well be applied, Farrakhan wrote, including the hashtag #Trayvon to clarify the subject of his angst. Let us see what kind of justice will come for his bereaved family and our bereaved community, he said in the previous social media message:
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The text of his justice and peace tweet raises eyebrows. While one cannot know whether he is merely commenting generally on social responses to injustice or whether he is calling for the law of retaliation, the lack of clarity in his messaging raises questions.
In follow-up tweets throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday, he had more to say regarding the tragedy and injustice more generally:
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The fruit of justice is peace. But justice is a principle of fair dealing, he writes in another tweet. When we fail to do justice, we literally set up conditions that destroy peace. And in his most recent tweet, Farrakhan writes, Think. Reflect. Then get up and do something for self or suffer the consequences.
These messages follow a tweet that Farrakhan sent referencing text from a 2007 sermon. This same article is referenced on the front page of the Nation of Islams media outlet, The Final Call, as well. In the article, entitled, Justifiable Homicide: Black Youth In Peril Pt. 1, the minister claims that there has been a great display of anti-Black hatred in the United States of America of late.
Additionally, he laments discriminatory actions against African Americans and claims that Black youths have not been informed of the price that their forefathers payed to give them their current lifestyles. Farrakhan uses the words the enemy to describe those educating Black youths and says that African Americans have suffered at the hands of a wicked oppressor. He writes:
I recently had a conversation with the legendary Harry Belafonte, who many young people probably dont even know. Brother Harry was lecturing at Howard University, and he said the thing that hurt him was that our young people did not even know the recent struggle in the Civil Rights Movement. And that is why a movie could come out called Barber Shop, and Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. could be made light of, shocking the older people in the audience while the younger people laughed. It is not their fault; the youth have not been informed. The sad thing is that we expect the enemy to inform them when it is our duty and our responsibility to, but we are so busy chasing a dollar. We are so fascinated by the material strength of America that we have failed to sit down with our children and teach them the horror of what Black people have suffered in America and throughout the world at the hands of a wicked oppressor. [...]
I do not want you to think that I am trying to teach hatred; that is beneath the dignity of a Muslim, or a Christian or a believer in God. But to teach the truth that might produce hatred, that is not my fault. If the truth of something makes you dislike it, then that is not teaching hatethat is teaching truth.
In addition to recapping his historical vision of the horrific atrocities that were waged against African Americans in America and abroad, Farrakhan takes aim at police officers with some startling claims.
I want Black youth to hear this message, because police authorities are the same today as they were during slavery, he alleges. In fact, this is how policing began. Police were formed to catch runaway slaves, bring them back to their masters and make examples of them to throw fear into other slaves. Its the same today.
Earlier this month, Glenn Beck also discussed the threats that The Nation recently published against him. The Blazes Tiffany Gabbay recapped Becks description:
You havent lived until youve been threatened by the Nation of Islam and sometimes, you dont live after the Nation of Islam threatens your life.
Those were the opening remarks of a segment on Tuesday evenings episode of the Glenn Beck Program in which Glenn revealed how he was threatened by none other than rabid Antisemite Louis Farrakhan or at least by his henchmen at The Nation.
The NOI official newspaper wrote over the weekend that Glenn Beck is a minion of the Synagogue of Satan and as such represents the thinking of those used as their low-level pawns.
The author continued: The Holy Quran teaches Muslims to never be the aggressor in word or deed, but if attacked, we fight with those who fight with us.
You can read the rest of Farrakhans commentary here.
I normally respect your posts, but why even acknowledge this clown?
Nope. Nothing inflammatory there.
Not a bit. /s
The law of retaliation works both ways. Americans are getting tired of this crap.
Do they really want to go there? Do they want to paint with a broad brush? Do they want to stereotype? They see a black boy get shot and they want to start making broad claims about the evils of white society? Is that the plan?
Because I remember OJ ... and I am prepared to make all kinds of assertions about black folks, just based on OJ alone.
Are we going there?
Amen and Amen!
Just make sure tweetie bird has time to run and hide.
Dear Mr. Farrakhan ..... do you really, really want to start a race war?
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“White people are potential humans - they haven’t evolved yet.”
- Louis Farrakhan, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2000
Farrakhan is going to reap what he sows. That POS is so ready to incite violence he’s going to make himself a primary target when the violence begins, assuming he isn’t already a primary target.
He and his ilk need to be hunted down!
As long as he realizes there is a vpintheak on the other side of that shotgun we will have an agreement.
Try it, Louie.
Why yes, yes he does. Surprised? Why?
There have been many posts about the New Black Panthers offering a $10,000 “dead or alive” reward for Mr. Zimmerman. Farrahkan is much more popular, powerful and influential than the Black Panthers. He has millions of followers and speaks for the black community in ways that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson only wish they did. When he goes after the alleged shooter in this case, it is news.
Didn’t he leave on a spaceship some time ago?
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