Skip to comments.Louis Farrakhan renews call for self-determination among Nation of Islam followers
Posted on 11/15/2010 8:58:18 PM PST by UncleHambone
Minister Louis Farrakhan urged black people to take the future into their own hands during his keynote address Sunday at the Nation of Islam's annual day of atonement.
"Ain't nobody going to do something for us; we're going to have to do it for ourselves," he said to more than 8,000 people at the Tampa Convention Center.
The event marked 15 years since the Million Man March was held in Washington, D.C., which Farrakhan, a polarizing figure whose remarks on Jews and whites have been considered racist, helped organize.
That was a chance for black men to show the world a vastly different picture from the one portrayed in the media, a Farrakhan assistant said.
Today, Farrakhan reminded the audience, the work is still not done. The same lessons apply now: atonement, reconciliation and responsibility.
The choice of holding the Nation of Islam's convention in the bay area underscores the organization's growing relationship with the Church of Scientology, based in Clearwater.
Connected by shared interests in improving literacy and ending drug abuse, the organizations forged a bond years ago in which members of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam were trained to administer Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's study techniques and drug-treatment programs.
During the four-day convention, Nation of Islam members had the chance to attend a "study tech" workshop and buy books from World Literacy Crusade, a tutoring program that uses the teachings of Hubbard.
The organizations' relationship became prominent in 2006 when Scientology honored Farrakhan, who was unable to attend, during its annual Ebony Awakening awards ceremony at the church's Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater.
In March, some Nation of Islam members including Farrakhan toured an anti-psychiatry museum in Los Angeles run by the Scientology group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
Farrakhan's reaction to the museum showed interest in what he saw.
"When the minister went through and saw the evolution of psychiatry, and then he saw how they are using the law, and how they are using almost every human emotion and making it into a disease, the minister said, 'I pray to my Allah that he blesses me to destroy all of them because these people are impacting not just black people but all of humankind,' " said Tony Muhammad, a Nation of Islam representative.
The visit was reported on the Nation of Islam's website, FinalCall.com.
In a taped Aug. 22 sermon also on the website, Farrakhan referred to Scientologists as "our friends," sprinkled his talk with Scientology terms and appeared to say he wants Nation of Islam members to study Scientology.
Earlier that month, the website reported, a Nation of Islam contingent visited Scientology's Clearwater campus and raved about its stay at the Fort Harrison Hotel. Group members also said they received "nerve assists" in which fingers are moved across the front and back of a person's torso. Scientologists say the procedure gets the body in communication with the "thetan" or spirit, relaxing muscles and straightening the spine.
In his speech Sunday, Farrakhan made no direct references to Scientology.
He said the media and the white race were some of the causes of the oppression black people have suffered over the years. That can be overcome, he said, with knowledge.
Once you free a human being from ignorance, he can no longer be a slave, Farrakhan said.
"Ignorance is the enemy of God," he said.
It is truly scary to consider what might happen with these two titans of twisted religion joined together. It is still hard to imagine what NOI sees in this partnership. Scientology's founding nutjob, L. Ron Hubbard, was documentably racist:
tremendous labour supply in the Bantu, the Mshombe, the Matabele, these people are very hard-working people and under proper direction are quite productive. and here is this perfectly valid labour supply the African, who at this time is not being well utilised at all;
L. Ron Hubbard, Conference with the Guardian, 18 July 1966
We all know that something is going on in America; its usurpation, so to speak, by Moslems that wish to bring America to its knees.
But, reading this to do list is frighteningly black and white. (notice the date on the site-2009-people are awakening FAR too late. Lets hope we can educate our congresscritters, as well as our teachers and religious leaders, because many of these plans are already in existence.)
This sums up the Muslim Brotherhood project in America quite succinctly. On November 7, 2001, international law enforcement authorities and Western intelligence agencies discovered a twenty-year old document revealing a top-secret plan developed by the oldest Islamist organization with one of the most extensive terror networks in the world to launch a program of cultural invasion and eventual conquest of the West that virtually mirrors the tactics used by Islamists for more than two decades.
He should have stuck with Calypso.
I'm going to play along with the less caustic idea that that statement comes from finally realizing he's not getting his mortgage paid, a new car with free gas, or a pony like Hussein promised.
It all boils down to “kill whitey.”
“Ain’t nobody going to do something for us . . .”
Wow. I find myself in agreement with Farrakhan on something.
How about establishing a colony in Saudi Arabia, Louie?
Hush. Racial hatred no longer exists in the USA. It all went away because of MLK.
Seventy-two percent of black babies are born to unmarried mothers today, according to government statistics. This number is inseparable from the work of Carroll, an obstetrician who has dedicated her 40-year career to helping black women.
dear Scientology space visitors - please send a Thetan spaceship to pick up all your muslim alien brothers. Thanks much. Sincerely, Earth
How can followers of a cult be expected to express self-determination?