Skip to comments.Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to speak at Alabama A&M University
Posted on 03/27/2012 11:15:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, has accepted an invitation from a coalition of student groups to speak at Alabama A&M University on April 10, The Times' news partner, WHNT News 19, reports.
The Alabama A&M Poetry Club and the Alabama A&M Democrats were two of the student groups who invited Farrakhan to speak, according to WHNT. Poetry club president Kris Taylor told WHNT the Farrakhan appearance, which comes on the heels of anti-Jewish comments by the Nation of Islam leader, is intended to "uplift" and bring "positive energy."
"There's going to be positive energy coming from this," Taylor told WHNT. "I don't believe he's going to come here and bash the Jews...There should be no division when you're trying to uplift and bring positive energy to something."
Alabama A&M University spokeswoman Wendy Kobler said this morning the university is not sponsoring the event, which she said was coordinated between the Nation of Islam and student groups as part of a Farakkhan tour of historically black colleges and universities.
The university's involvement only extends to renting the Elmore Gym to the groups for the event, she said.
"We are not sponsoring him. We are not bringing him," Kobler said. "They are just utilizing the facilities on campus, just like any outside organization would."
Farrakhan stirred controversy last month when he said Jews had control of the U.S. government and media in what he called "an agreement with hell and covenant and death," WHNT reported. He has also previously referred to Jewish groups as a "synagogue of Satan," WHNT reported, and called white people "potential humans who have not fully evolved."
The Jewish Federation of Huntsville-North Alabama said they plan to meet with Alabama A&M officials and ask them to reconsider allowing the event, WHNT reported.
"All I can say is shame on A&M for allowing him (Farrakhan) to come," said Etz Chayim synagogue member Max Rosenthal told WHNT. "We [Jews] are related to Satan according to Mr. Farrakhan...Mr. Farrakhan is a rabid hate-monger, a rabid anti-Semite, and I think all he's going to do is try to poison the minds of the A&M students. It's a real disaster to the community, and I believe it's going to be very divisive."
“All I can say is shame on A&M for allowing him (Farrakhan) to come,”
Agreed. What is wrong with people these days?
Calypso Louie’s “speech” should go a long way towards restoring “civility” in America. Yeah. Right. Hate personified.
We are witnessing a moral degeneracy that operates as a mob organism, sucking in as many mentally susceptible sops as possible. It is despicable that Texas A & M allows this Black Separatist operative the use of public property to spew his political poison. Why can’t Governor Rick Perry stop this travesty?
My mistake. It’s late and I read it as Texas A & M. Making ones objection to Republican Governor Robert Bentley would be a good call.
I do that kind of thing all the time. Eyesight isn’t what it used to be. I wasn’t criticizing you, wanted you to have the correct information.
Thank you. Bed time.
There would be riots in the streets there if they had brought in Pamela Geller.
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