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Farrakhan praises Obama at Saviours' Day event in Chicago [Compares Obama to Mohammed]
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Posted on 02/24/2008 8:14:09 PM PST by indcons

In his first major public address since recovering from complications due to cancer, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the "hope of the entire world" that the U.S. will change for the better.

Farrakhan and his family have a farm in New Buffalo Township in southwestern Michigan's Berrien County.

Farrakhan, addressing an estimated crowd of 20,000 people at the annual Saviours' Day celebration, never outrightly endorsed Obama but spent the majority of the nearly two-hour speech praising the Illinois senator.

"This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better," he said. "This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama's audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed."

Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion's founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father.

"A black man with a white mother became a savior to us," he told the crowd of mostly followers dressed in Nation of Islam attire including long white suits and matching head scarfs for women and navy-colored uniforms with caps for men. "A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall."

Obama's campaign spokesman Bill Burton said, "Senator Obama has been clear in his objections to Minister Farrakhan's past pronouncements and has not solicited the minister's support."

Farrakhan also leveled small jabs at Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama's rival for the Democratic nomination, suggesting that she represents the politics of the past and has been engaging in dirty politics.

Farrakhan's keynote address at McCormick Place, the city's convention center, wrapped up three days of events geared at unifying followers and targeting youth.

It had a remarkably different tone than a year ago, when Farrakhan made what was called his final public address at a Saviours' Day event in Detroit. The 74-year-old was recovering from complications from prostate cancer and months earlier had temporarily passed on leadership duties of the organization's day-to-day activities to an executive board.

In a letter to followers dated Sept. 11, 2006, he said he was seriously ill and had dropped more than twenty pounds. He said Sunday he once weighed as little as 158 pounds.

But over the past year, Farrakhan has been regaining strength and slowly increasing his public appearances, giving lectures at the Nation's Mosque Maryam on the city's South Side, speaking in churches about unity and granting occasional interviews.

"I spent most of the year working on the inside of the Nation," he said.

He told the crowd that he flew back to Chicago from one of his homes in Phoenix last week after complaining of pain and underwent many hours of medical tests. A Nation of Islam spokesman later told The Associated Press that the tests revealed no further problems.

"The Minister Farrakhan is back," said Ishmael Muhammad, an assistant minister at Mosque Maryam for 17 years who is largely expected to be Farrakhan's successor. "The doctors have even said it's truly a miracle, his recovery and health."

Muhammad said Farrakhan has assumed all his previous leadership duties at the Chicago-based Nation of Islam.

On Sunday, Farrakhan appeared healthy and joked that he's "a little on the pudgy side" at a robust 192 pounds.

"People are wondering 'Is he sick? How's he doing?'" he said. "I'm doing fine."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
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How appropriate that B Hussein Obama has Calypso Louie's endorsement! Muslims of the world - unite. /sarc
1 posted on 02/24/2008 8:14:12 PM PST by indcons
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To: indcons

Scary


2 posted on 02/24/2008 8:17:25 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: indcons

“In his first major public address since recovering from complications due to cancer, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the “hope of the entire world” that the U.S. will change for the better. “

This SHOULD be a huge RED FLAG to those semi sane out there.


3 posted on 02/24/2008 8:19:41 PM PST by nmh (Mike Huckabee the "religious" humanist that pushes socialism! (Clinton/Carter combo))
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To: indcons
LOL Yeah. Here's another shovel, Stoopid. Keep digging deeper. Let me know when you need sunlight piped down to you. :-)


4 posted on 02/24/2008 8:20:47 PM PST by Viking2002 (Rove, you magnificent bastard!)
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To: indcons

“This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama’s audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed.”

What happened to WHITE folks?

BLACK, BROWN, RED and YELLOW but NO WHITE?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


5 posted on 02/24/2008 8:21:29 PM PST by nmh (Mike Huckabee the "religious" humanist that pushes socialism! (Clinton/Carter combo))
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To: yldstrk

Hahaha - I bet Hussein Obama loves this seal of approval. Hillary needs to capitalize on this.


6 posted on 02/24/2008 8:23:24 PM PST by Reagan79 (Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys)
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To: yldstrk

The nation of islam loves the obama nation. “Surprise suprise suprise.”

Maybe they can have a million man march for audacious hoping. Then hope audaciously for all things hopeful and audacious.

1. boldness or daring, esp. with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions.
2. effrontery or insolence; shameless boldness: His questioner’s audacity shocked the lecturer.


7 posted on 02/24/2008 8:23:43 PM PST by shineon
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To: indcons

“Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion’s founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father. ‘A black man with a white mother became a savior to us,’ he told the crowd of mostly followers dressed in Nation of Islam attire including long white suits and matching head scarfs for women and navy-colored uniforms with caps for men. ‘A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall.’”

What crock!


8 posted on 02/24/2008 8:24:16 PM PST by indcons
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To: indcons

I wonder if rick moran will change his mind on another recent post?


9 posted on 02/24/2008 8:24:46 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: indcons

Thank you Thank you Thank you Louis for outing your fellow traveler and his radical white hating church


10 posted on 02/24/2008 8:28:27 PM PST by ncalburt
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To: imahawk
I've said from the beginning of Obama's quick rise in the Senate and now the campaign for president was with the help of Farrakhan. Obama has always looked and acted like a Farrakhan boy. The boy groomed for this very purpose.

President of the United States of America.

11 posted on 02/24/2008 8:34:26 PM PST by BARLF
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To: indcons

Yes it is a crock.

The headline on this article is a bit misleading, as the “Muhammed” that Calypso Louie is comparing Obama to is Fard Muhammed (real name Wallace Ford) who was half white and half Pacific Islander(and not the 7th century prophet).


12 posted on 02/24/2008 8:34:32 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: nmh
What happened to WHITE folks?

You are obviously a blue-eyed devil for asking such a question. You and your fellow paled-skinned oppressors will have your place in the Obama nation, just wait. Change is a-comin'...
13 posted on 02/24/2008 8:34:47 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: BARLF
I've said from the beginning of Obama's quick rise in the Senate and now the campaign for president was with the help of Farrakhan. Obama has always looked and acted like a Farrakhan boy. The boy groomed for this very purpose. President of the United States of America.

That just gave me the hebegebees big time

14 posted on 02/24/2008 8:36:29 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: I_Like_Spam

Thanks for the clarification. You’re right. Why is Calypso Louie calling Wallace Ford a “Savior” though? I thought the NOI had a personality cult based on yet another Muhammed - Elijah.


15 posted on 02/24/2008 8:38:07 PM PST by indcons
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To: indcons
"[Compares Obama to Mohammed]

Both were pedophiles? Abusers of women? Murders and men of war?

16 posted on 02/24/2008 8:40:17 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: al baby
That just gave me the hebegebees big time.

As it should any sane person. This would be like a white candidate getting the endorsement of the KKK.
17 posted on 02/24/2008 8:41:43 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: OldEagle

FYI


18 posted on 02/24/2008 8:43:29 PM PST by BARLF
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To: indcons

One wonders if the MSM, the RNC and others will begin to analyse Obama as much as the Slimes investigates Republicans, conservatives and Christians?


19 posted on 02/24/2008 8:44:46 PM PST by phillyfanatic ( tH)
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To: indcons


20 posted on 02/24/2008 8:44:58 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: indcons

Ford was the founder of NOI, but left town after a few years and never resurfaced.

Elijah Muhammed was the long time leader who succeeded Ford.


21 posted on 02/24/2008 8:46:40 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: indcons

Posted here also http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1975694/posts


22 posted on 02/24/2008 8:47:08 PM PST by anglian
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To: nmh
"What happened to WHITE folks?"

According to the revered founder of the Nation of Islam, there are no white folks, only blue-eyed devils who were invented by an evil Jewish scientist as a tool with which to control the world. I'm not making this up.

23 posted on 02/24/2008 8:47:35 PM PST by cookcounty (Obama reach across the aisle? He's so far to the left, he'll need a roadmap to FIND the aisle.)
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To: indcons; Beckwith
Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion's founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father.

Whoops! Wrong mohammad.

FREEDOM'S ENEMIES:SAVE THIS CONSTANTLY UPDATED FILE ON OBAMA -

24 posted on 02/24/2008 8:48:09 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: yldstrk

...black, brown, red and yellow...
beyond the pale eh?


25 posted on 02/24/2008 8:48:39 PM PST by Atchafalaya
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To: nmh
If you look at Barack Obama’s audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed. Whites have been transformed. Probably translucent now.
26 posted on 02/24/2008 8:49:32 PM PST by PghBaldy (Shut the heck up Michelle. You're making me really proud of McCain.)
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To: F15Eagle

Obama’s ‘Mentor’ Gave Farrakhan An Award (youtube video at link) http://sweetness-light.com/archive/obamas-mentor-gives-farrakhan-his-award


27 posted on 02/24/2008 8:49:39 PM PST by anglian
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To: phillyfanatic
Not like it’s not a target rich environment, Duh!
28 posted on 02/24/2008 8:50:54 PM PST by Atchafalaya
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To: A CA Guy

The Muhammed Farrakhan was comparing Obama to, Wallace Ford, was not a pedophile, but was a convicted dope pusher who shirked his child support allegations.


29 posted on 02/24/2008 8:51:34 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: indcons

“I’m Barack Obama and I approve this ad.”


30 posted on 02/24/2008 8:51:37 PM PST by no dems (People in the Northeast want to know: What happened to Global Warming?)
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To: Fred Nerks

From your link, Fred:

2001 Beyond the visits to his Muslim relatives in Africa, Obama has little to say about Islam and Muslims until the events of 9/11. After that date, Obama begins to become more public in his support of Muslims and their cause.

2001 Obama is protective of civil rights for Muslims in the U.S., saying, “In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging,” he laments. “I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

2001 Obama sponsors Illinois Senate Bill 750 creating the “Halal Food Act,” providing for inspections by the Department of Agriculture to ensure that all food labeled Halal is prepared according to Islamic law.

Islamization — here’s how it works and why Halal food plays a role [link in the original].

2003 Obama calls the Iraq war “a botched and ill-advised U.S. military incursion into a Muslim country.”

2007 On April 8th, Obama shows his Muslim/Palestinian solidarity and sensitivity, by telling Muscatine, Illinois Democratic party activists that he supports relaxing restrictions on aid to the Palestinian people.

He said they have suffered the most as a result of stalled peace efforts with Israel. “Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people.”

2008 On January 31st, Obama told a French magazine in an interview that if he wins office, he will hold a summit with Muslim countries to better the United States’ image in the world.

“Once I’m elected, I want to organize a summit in the Muslim world, with all the heads of state, to have an honest discussion about ways to bridge the gap that grows every day between Muslims and the West.”


31 posted on 02/24/2008 8:52:11 PM PST by indcons
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To: indcons

Imagine a Farrakhan firebrand endorsement of Barry Obama if he was really a Barry Schwartz?


32 posted on 02/24/2008 8:52:25 PM PST by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: indcons

Ole ferrycan won’t be to happy with bama when he finds out he was getting homosexual with LARRY SINCLAIR.


33 posted on 02/24/2008 8:53:56 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Reagan79

Yeah, Hillary needs to catch up so their convention is full of lawyers and law suits. Go Beast!!


34 posted on 02/24/2008 8:54:01 PM PST by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: indcons
Nice endorsement Obama! Have fun with that!


35 posted on 02/24/2008 8:55:24 PM PST by libs_kma (Romney/Thompson 2008)
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To: al baby
Yeah, I know the feeling.

Several years ago I saw on TV Farrakhan and a group of his black boys standing behind him as he made a long winded speach. They were all dressed in black suits,the expression on their face never changed. No smiling,nothing, military in their stance. They gave me the creeps.

When I first saw Obama that was my first thought,he's Farrakhan groomed.I've been watching for a Farrakhan connection and now this is the second connection I've seen.

Obama must never become president,never.

36 posted on 02/24/2008 8:58:15 PM PST by BARLF
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To: indcons

Thanks for the endorsement “Screwy Louie”


37 posted on 02/24/2008 9:00:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: indcons

Nation of Islam likes him.

And he’s clueless about the military:
http://www.redstate.com/stories/elections/2008/obamas_platoon#comment-692247


38 posted on 02/24/2008 9:04:44 PM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: indcons

Obama - muslim link PING


39 posted on 02/24/2008 9:05:50 PM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: indcons

More Obama truth stuff:
http://obamatruth.org/


40 posted on 02/24/2008 9:06:16 PM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: Fred Nerks
Notice that The Trumpet, a magazine of Trinity UCC features Louis Farrakhan on the cover of it's most recent issue, which is dedicated to this racist.

http://www.tucc.org/store/index.cfm?action=moreinfo&pid=4499

41 posted on 02/24/2008 9:07:18 PM PST by cookcounty (Obama reach across the aisle? He's so far to the left, he'll need a roadmap to FIND the aisle.)
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To: indcons

The Oprah must be proud.


42 posted on 02/24/2008 9:13:33 PM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: indcons
How appropriate that B Hussein Obama has Calypso Louie's endorsement! Muslims of the world - unite. /sarc

Farrakhan also leveled small jabs at Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama's rival for the Democratic nomination, suggesting that she represents the politics of the past and has been engaging in dirty politics.

Remember, Hillary's Step-Grandfather (Max Rosenberg), gives her "Jewish" roots. Can't expect Calypso Louie to have anything to do with that.

43 posted on 02/24/2008 9:14:47 PM PST by uptoolate (I don't fear the election - my God is there already - and bigger than them all.)
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To: I_Like_Spam

OH, that’s better.


44 posted on 02/24/2008 9:26:51 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: WOSG; Texas4ever; 444Flyer; Esther Ruth; Travis McGee; blam; Salem; XeniaSt

Here’s the YouTube video link from the above link

Send THIS one to your friends and family - including members of the Obama cult — rude awakening time

http://youtube.com/watch?v=QwjnT4eJJvs&feature=related


45 posted on 02/24/2008 9:42:26 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: indcons

So when can we expect the NYT and the rest of the mainstream media to air this? Never?


46 posted on 02/24/2008 9:42:43 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: indcons

So when can we expect the NYT and the rest of the mainstream media to air this? Never?


47 posted on 02/24/2008 9:42:51 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: indcons
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48 posted on 02/24/2008 9:51:58 PM PST by egginanest ( "Never interrupt me when I'm trying to interrupt you." -Winston Churchill-)
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To: BARLF

49 posted on 02/24/2008 10:03:35 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: cookcounty

We heard about the racists’ support for Ron Paul but no headlines will trumpet THIS man as a racist endorsing a candidate.

The media was dumb on the issue of Rev. Al Sharpton being (A) a religious figure and (B) a known racist.


50 posted on 02/24/2008 10:15:55 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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