Archive/File: pub/orgs/american/adl/nation-of-islam/nation-of-islam Last-Modified: 1995/12/24 [Typos mine. knm] Research Report: The Nation of Islam: The Relentless Record of Hate (March 1994 - March 1995) (c) 1995 Anti-Defamation League Printed in the United States of America All rights reserved David H. Strassler, National Chairman Abraham H. Foxman, National Director Howard P. Berkowitz, Chair, National Executive Committee Peter T. Willner, Chief Operating Officer Robert G. Sugarman, Chair, Civil Rights Committee Jeffrey P. Sinensky, Director, Civil Rights Division This publication was funded in part by a generous grant from the Schnurmacher Foundation. ADL Research Report is a periodic publication of the Civil Rights Division, Research and Evaluation Department. This publication was prepared by Lori Linzer, Research Analyst, Research and Evaluation Department. Edited by Alan M. Schwartz, Director, Research and Evaluation Department. The Nation of Islam: The Relentless Record of Hate Documenting the Bigotry of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, March 1994-March 1995 Introduction In 1995 we enter a second decade of media attention focused on Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. During the mid-1980s, coverage of the black Muslim organization primarily centered around Farrakhan's hideous, often violent pronouncements against Jews, whites, Christians and homosexuals. But in more recent years, as the Nation of Islam has steadily expanded in both size and influence, stories in the press suggest that NOI has lost its edge, become more mainstream, and has even emerged as a legitimate representative of a large segment of the black community. There have been several attempts by NOI to sanitize its public image. For the past few years, NOI has promoted the activities of several security companies it operates, claiming they have eliminated drugs and crime from public housing projects. In Washington, DC, it has constructed a treatment clinic that promises to deliver a cure for AIDS. NOI recently purchased tracts of farmland in Georgia, along with a fleet of trucks it claims will transport farm-fresh vegetables to stores in black communities. And a restaurant complex built on Chicago's South Side with money donated by NOI members was opened to the public in late February. "This is a blueprint for economic development and investment in our neglected communities," Farrakhan announced at the restaurant opening. Such economic exploits make it possible for the Nation of Islam to distract onlookers from the group's message of bigotry. They help to cultivate an image for Farrakhan as a leader who deeply cares for the welfare of blacks, and who is encouraging the principles of economic self-help. But Farrakhan's rhetoric tells a different tale, and reveals a frightening agenda. Press reports that the NOI leader has softened suggest that the media has stopped listening to the words of Farrakhan and his representatives. For if they did stop to hear what these individuals are serving up at public arenas and college campuses around the country, or were they to glance at the pages of NOI's bi-weekly, The Final Call, there would be no mistaking the ongoing message of bigotry. The Nation of Islam does not hide its prejudices. The organization's philosophy has been, from its earliest days, racist to the core. Its founder, Farad Muhammad [also known as W.D. Fard], taught that the white race was produced thousands of years ago in a failed laboratory experiment by an evil wizard named Yacub. This pernicious belief remains the backbone of Nation of Islam theology, and is a palpable influence on the organization's oratory. But in recent years, NOI appears to have "broadened its horizons," borrowing heavily from what would seem an unlikely rhetorical source -- the propaganda of white supremacists. In speeches before thousands of enthusiastic listeners, Farrakhan has breathed new life into the long- discredited anti-Semitic myths of the white hate movement. He claims to deliver a message of uplift to the black community, but Farrakhan's words actually have the opposite effect. They further the cause of those most hostile to racial equality, while providing blacks themselves with nothing but misplaced anger and frustration. At a gathering in Chicago on March 19, 1995, passing his lecture off as a scholarly history lesson, Farrakhan promoted the anti-Jewish conspiracy theories of white supremacist writer Gary Allen, whose book, None Dare Call It Conspiracy, has been heavily distributed by the John Birch Society. Farrakhan lavished praise upon Allen's work, announcing that "I'd like to get 10,000 copies of it, have everybody read it." Referring at length to Allen's claim that Jewish international bankers financed the Nazis, Farrakhan announced that during the Holocaust, "Little Jews died while big Jews made money. Little Jews [were] being turned into soap while big Jews washed themselves with it." In contrast, Farrakhan stated, "We [blacks] didn't kill one Jew.... We were not involved there.... That was your white brother, Hitler.... How in the hell can you call us anti-Semitic?" In the interest of attacking Jews, Farrakhan has paid homage to the rhetoric of white racists, ignoring the pain that similar words have inflicted upon the black community. Such behavior is nothing less than anti-Semitic. In the pages that follow, excerpts from the speeches of various NOI lieutenants demonstrably follow the same narrow pattern of thought, and all subscribe to an identical primitive world view. This, of course, is because these individuals are not isolated figures, each with an active, independent imagination. All were taught in the same "school," and are the product of a well-organized, highly structured movement that peddles a slick package of odd but appealing notions to a growing number of African-Americans. More than a year has passed since Minister Farrakhan dismissed Khalid Abdul Muhammad as his national assistant, claiming it to be a disciplinary measure for the raucous, hate-filled speech Muhammad delivered at New Jersey's Kean College. Several lessons emerge from that episode. First, as the rhetoric in the upcoming pages will illustrate, when Khalid Muhammad spoke at Kean he was not spreading ideas alien to core NOI beliefs. Muhammad's "take no prisoners" style of delivery may be unique, but his essential message does not differ much from those of other NOI ministers. Farrakhan made this clear last February when he criticized Muhammad for the "manner" of his Kean College speech, but upheld its poisonous allegations as "truths." Farrakhan's dismissal of Khalid Muhammad, after his words at Kean were exposed by ADL in a New York Times advertisement, also demonstrates the importance of rooting out bigotry and holding it up to the public spotlight. Farrakhan did not exhibit any signs of disgust with Muhammad's "manner" in the days that followed the talk at Kean. Muhammad remained Farrakhan's national spokesman. It was only when citizens learned of Muhammad's hatemongering and voiced their condemnation that Farrakhan was forced to suspend his representative . The statements that follow demonstrate that the record of NOl's hatred continues to write itself. As long as such words of division are expressed by NOI--or any group®-public exposure remains the most potent response for ADL. When Americans are confronted with injustice, they deserve the chance to reject it. This report furnishes citizens with the means to do so. The excerpts below, taken from speeches Minister Louis Farrakhan has delivered over the last twelve months, demonstrate the Nation of Islam leader's refusal to depart from a bitter, divisive message of racist and anti-Semitic scapegoating. April 12, 1994: Press Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Houston, Texas On Jews "Birth of a Nation was the first great movie that made a Jewish person a millionaire, but how did they depict us, and how are we depicted in film today?" April 22, 1994: Interview with Barbara Walters on 20/20 April 22, 1994 Defending Khalid Muhammad "While I rebuked the vile manner of his speech, I said I stand by those truths that he spoke.... If he calls Jews bloodsuckers of the black community, if we're going to be honest, in the 60s, many Jews were the merchants, they were the landlords, they were the furniture persons that we bought furniture from, they were the clothiers that we bought clothing from. And they grew in strength from our trade with them. Today, it's the Arabs and Koreans and others." On the Assassination of Malcolm X "I was not in any way involved in his murder But don't leave out the United States government. Don't leave out the FBI who had worked for years to separate Malcolm from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad." April 30, 1994: University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio On Whites "Is it wrong for me to remind you that you have suffered at the hands of white people? If I don't remind my people of what you people [whites] have done, you might get the mind to do it again. " "You're being set up for the slaughter, because they [whites] know you are the people of God." When rich whites need a kidney or a heart, they say, "get us a nigger! When you're killing each other, they can't wait for you to die. You've become good for parts." June 4, 1994: University of Nevada, Las Vegas On Homosexuals Farrakhan declared in a falsetto tone, "I'm a woman in a man's body trying to get out." "Your Bible tells you that effeminates are not going to see the Kingdom. I didn't write it, it was here when I came." July 1, 1994: Interview with the Baltimore Jewish Times White Control "The problem has always been in the past that when we came up with ideas for our advancement, whites came up with the financing to bring our ideas to fruition. If there were certain things whites didn't like, they would be changed because they had the purse strings." Message to Jews "Meyer Lansky was not a nice person. Bugsy Siegel was not a nice person. But I wouldn't tell those raising money for Israel not to accept money from this man because he's involved in illegal [activities.] my point is even if my ideas are not proper from the Jewish point of view, why should you tell the members of my own family not to receive me? That's very arrogant. We, as a family, are trying to work out solutions to our problem, and I do have something to offer. "Hell, if you don't want to give us your money...we'll fund the NAACP. And we'll work to punish corporations that pull away their money. After all, we as Muslims have a growing influence in America, and we've never used it to boycott one. ..Jewish enterprise. Don't threaten us. Because we can threaten too." On Khalid Muhammad "My desire was to curtail him [Khalid Muhammad] in terms of expression and language, but never to curtail any truth that he speaks." Jews and the Slave Trade "The reason my research focused on the Jews was that when I mentioned Jewish involvement, there was an outcry.... One of the faults we have with Jews is this: you are a very minuscule part of the population of America, but a very major part of the influence. What made you do that?... What do you know that makes you the powerful, influential, and well-living people that you are? And what don't we know that makes us the weak, ineffectual, powerless, degraded people that we are?" July 26, 1994: Hartford, Connecticut On Jews and Whites "I'm not anti-Semitic, not a hater of Jews and whites; it's not your complexions or your faith that has messed up the world. It's the way you think." "They [whites] are sick and their world has made us sick. I'm not dealing with well people. I'm dealing with sick people who have made us sick through a corrupt leadership." "Why do you call white men 'The Man?' Because be has access to power, he has dominion, and he rules. So he has access to dominion even though [he's] not fit. Don't think raw knowledge and power is a trial for those who have it. When you have the power to deny others of rights...then the power you have makes you a devil." "White men have been in control of black and Hispanic men." "Whites made blacks call them 'massa.' Many whites still want blacks to call them 'massa.' "Racism is a sickness. White people you are sick and have spread your disease to black folk." "Rape of black women made us lighter so we believe we are better than our darker brothers. They put hate into us." A White "Conspiracy" "We are killing each other because an enemy put us at odds with each other." "Because the juice [O.J. Simpson] did it better than anyone else they made a hero of him, so they could make money off him.... And now they sic a white woman on him because they don't want the money to go out of the family." Economic Threats "We want you to know white people, we know how to strike you in the pocketbook." January 17, 1995: Nation of Islam head quarters in Chicago, Illinois Responding to the Indictment of Qubilah Shabazz, Daughter of Malcolm X Blaming the U.S. Government "The...government of the United States...created division within the Nation of Islam and exploited it, and made the Nation of Islam and its leadership the number one organization targeted for destruction. The same forces that denied Malcolm X protection after his house had been firebombed as a result of a hostile environment created by the government, have now exposed Malcolm's daughter Qubilah to a similarly hostile environment which has likewise been created by the wicked machinations of the same government." "The ultimate aim of this government is to destroy Louis Farrakhan by planting the seeds of public contempt and hatred toward me through manipulation of the media." Blaming the New York Post "It is no coincidence that after I spoke to nearly fifteen thousand black men early last year in New York City, that the New York Post hunched a series of attacks on me, which included numerous and vicious lies which were calculated to expose me to aversion and hatred among my own people." February 26, 1995: Saviour's Day Speech in Chicago, Illinois Farrakhan's "Jewish Conspiracy" "Well, what had the Founding Fathers learned from the history of the activities of privately owned banks in Europe? That history begins with the rise of Meyer Amschel Rothschild. I want you to just put on your thinking caps. We're going down now into the valley, and I want all of you in this audience to walk with me. Meyer Rothschild said that he did not care who governed so long as he controlled the purse strings." Referring to the five sons of Meyer Rothschild: "They worked and maneuvered and manipulated until they gained control of the central banks of England, France, Austria, Italy and Germany. The control of these central banks went into the hands of individuals whose interests were not necessarily in harmony with the best interests of that nation." "Wars were fought. And in order to fight a war, governments had to borrow money. They borrowed money from these central banks. The central banks waxed rich because they loaned money and charged interest, then took over when one side prevails [sic] against the other, and when governments could not satisfy the indebtedness, then some of the natural wealth of that country flowed to the bankers. They would loan money to both sides in the conflict, 'cause they really didn't care who won or who lost. I mean it's hurtful, but a Jew--Rothschild--loaned money to Adolf Hitler. A Jew. Rothschild. Goddamnit you better not open your mouth to call me no anti-Semite! Rothschild and Paul Warburg loaned money. Hitler killed little Jews while Rothschild and Warburg stayed in the finest hotels in Europe. But damn it, if you can't call Rothschild anti-Semitic and Warburg an anti-Semite, then you don't open your mouth against me." "In 1913, something happened. Four things were set up in the year 1913. First, the Federal Reserve Bank, the IRS, the FBI and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. All were set up in the same year. Is that a coincidence? Or is there a design?" "How did we get into World War II? You say Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Yes, they did, but what were the forces that created in Japan the desire or the need to force them to attack America? You don't know that. But when America went to war after the attack on Pearl Harbor, she had to borrow money. There were the international bankers again. They financed all sides. And how many millions of Americans lost their lives? Suppose Hitler was trying to destroy the international bankers controlling Europe, but he went about it by attacking a whole people. All Jews are not responsible for the evil of the few who do evil.... But certain Jews have used Judaism as a shield." March 19, 1995: Mosque Maryam, Chicago, Illinois Jews, Whites and the Holocaust "The international bankers have always wanted what they called a 'balance of power' in the world.... The Warburgs, the Rothschilds who financed Hitler. German Jews financed Hitler right here in America.... International bankers financed Hitler and poor Jews died while big Jews were at the root of what you call the Holocaust. Why don't you tell that one? Go back and tell your editors I want to put this in the paper tomorrow. You got a hell of a nerve to open your mouth to call me an and-Semite when your own people have been the worst and-Semites in the world. " "Little Jews died while big Jews made money. Little Jews [were] being turned into soap while big Jews washed themselves with it. Jews were] playing violin, Jews [were] playing music, while other Jews [were] marching into the gas chambers. We wasn't there. We had nothing to do with it. But why all of a sudden am I anti-Semitic -- tell me!" "How many of you were involved in the Holocaust, raise your hand. You see what I mean. We didn't kill one Jew. And if there were a Holocaust today, damn it, you wouldn't find most of these harming one hair on the head of a Jewish man, woman or child. So we were not involved there.... That was your white brother, Hitler. Aided by your white Jewish brother. Warburg and Rothschild, Lord Milner and Schiff, and Lube[phon] and Kuhn. It's your brothers. Hell, if they killed two million, one million, five million, six million, we didn't have nothing to do with it. The Pope -- that's your brother...that was your brother, your white brother. He looked the other way. But when it came to open...those camps, those death camps, the first man to open it, was a black man. Goddammit, how in the hell can you call us anti- Semitic in the face of your own damn evil to your people?... I'm angry as hell, and sometimes if I didn't cuss I'd kill." Farrakhan's Jewish Conspiracy "The international bankers from the House of Rothschild...sent their sons into five countries...and through manipulation and money...they gained control of the Bank of England, the Bank of France, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Austria, and private concerns began to print money in Europe. The Rothschilds would finance both sides of all the European wars. They always wanted to get their hands on the Central Bank of America. And they finally did. On December 22, 1913, Congress passed into law the Federal Reserve Act." "How did the rich make America's debt grow? The easiest way to get money is to start a war.... The moment the international bankers took control of the money by taking control of the Central Bank of America, the Federal Reserve, a war broke out in Europe and the British sent Lord Weissman to America to encourage America's involvement in the war. The Germans didn't start any war with America. Let's deal with the truth because your government is filled with liars and thieves and it's time now." "1917. America gets into the war. At that time, $1 billion in debt. Now America got [sic] to borrow money to finance the war effort. Who's she borrowing from? Who's America in debt to?... After World War I was over...Max, Pelix and Paul Warburg, all three of them brothers, and Lord [Alfred] Milner, another financier of Hitler. They met representing their counties at the Paris Peace Conference.... When they go to war they...take territory from one, give it to another...here come the international bankers again, financing both sides of the conflict." "The root of communism and the root of capitalism is from the same group of people. They ['international bankers'] started both philosophies, they financed both philosophies, and when Russia was strong, they said, now we have a balance of power. Under Karl Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, financed by wicked bankers, many of whom were Jews. Now look man, I'm going to stop right here. This old crap that you use called anti-Semitism, that's a smokescreen.... Are white people sacred? You're damn right they're not.... If white people have done evil to the darker people of the world and somebody points it out, does that mean I'm anti-white?... If I point out your evil, all of a sudden I'm a racist. You're just frightened of truth. You don't mind writing it in your books, but don't let one of your ex-slaves read your books and then read you." "Let me read you something. This is on page 46 of this little book called None Dare Call It Conspiracy, by [Gary] Allen, which I'd like to get 10,000 copies of it, have everybody read it. If it's a lie, I didn't tell it, I'm just reading now." "Did you hear my Saviour's Day lecture? Did you hear me condemn all Jews? [Crowd: "No!"] I condemned the wicked ones and they would be sometimes even more wicked because they got revelations.... Right after that, a full page ad in The New York Times. Taken out by whom? ADL...These are the watchdogs for the international bankers. They are the watchdogs for the secret government that manipulates presidents and Congress.... Almost all of your black congressmen are honorary citizens, members of the Knesset. Did you know that? Most senators, black and white, honorary members of the Knesset." "The international bankers are waxing rich in this East-West struggle.... The arms race? Who did it enrich. The international bankers." On Jews and the Slave Trade "How did I get to be an anti-Semite.... What have I done? I told the truth about Jewish involvement in the slave trade. Your own writers say the same thing. Well, if they're not anti-Semitic for writing it, how the hell am I anti-Semitic for reading what they wrote and then saying it?... I didn't write your history, you wrote it. And then the sad thing, when you confront them with what their scholars have said, they say, 'Well is this part of the old conspiracy talk?'" On Homosexuals "You have become swine. You love filth. Homosexuality growing so, so now you can't even have a slumber party, because little girls are having sex with little girls and little boys are having sex with little boys. And it's alright to you now." "When I was coming along, if you were a homosexual, you had to hide it, because that was unacceptable behavior.... Homosexuality has to be looked at. Pastors, you don't want to talk about it anymore. Why? Because many pastors are homosexuals. "The Holy Koran refers to homosexuality as an abomination, meaning it is so utterly loathsome in the sight of God.... I hope I ain't hurting no feelings." Jews and Hollywood "I want to say to those who are Jews. You want us to take your own to task. That's why when Farrakhan speaks, you go to every black leader you can and you say to them, isn't there something you can say about Farrakhan? W~ 11, I'm asking you isn't there something you can say about them damn freaks in Hollywood? Your own kin...that claim to be Jews." "You want black people to attack me because you say I'm a racist. But Jews won't lift your voice against your own brothers who are making themselves wealthy off of the weakness and the ignorance of the people. Why don't you call Hugh Hefner into question? Why don't you call David Geffen into question?... Where is the guts in the Jewish community? Where is the righteousness in the community that you won't even condemn your own criminals? Meyer Lansky." Threatening Jews "Now there's a new Israel. You may not want to believe it, but the God that I represent is the same God you read about in the Old Testament.... The Israel that it's talking about is the Nation of Islam in the West...l know you're plotting against us [Jews], but I want to tell you what my God is poised to do for you.... I want you to look at the national calamities that our God will bring against his evil nation." "Master Farad Muhammad...He is the God of Israel...Our God can't wait for you to make your move.... He dares you to touch me. Come on, if you want to die.... All of these wicked ones who have given Judaism a bad name, they are the members of the synagogue of Satan.... I warn you in the name of Allah, leave us alone. Your time is just about up." The following excerpts are from speeches delivered in the last year by Louis Farrakhan's former national assistant, Khalid Abdul Muhammad. Portions of an obsessively anti- Semitic, racist, anti-Catholic and homophobic speech delivered by Muhammad at New Jersey's Kean College were published by ADL in January 1994 in a full-page New York limes advertisement. Exposure of Muhammad's bigotry brought forth a wave of condemnation from blacks and whites, public and private. Shortly, thereafter, Louis Farrakhan publicly dismissed Khalid Muhammad from his position in the Nation of Islam, but allowed him to remain a member of the group. Since that time, Muhammad has not backed down. Instead, he has repeatedly reaffirmed his belief in the "truth" of his poisonous Kean College message, and has sharpened his attacks on peoples of all color and creed. The crude, unrestrained remarks that follow make this clear. March 23, 1994: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Threats to Whites and Jews "To the whites and 'white Jews' in the audience, I say: It's gonna be a rough ride, buddy.... Buckle your seat belts...because I didn't come to pin the tail on the donkey, I came to pin the tail on the honkey." "I'm going to go buck wild on you...like a pit bull on your Jew backside." "Don't hide tonight, rabbi. Come up front and we'll run your raggedy behind out of here with the truth." "Bring me your rabbis and I'll strip your butts naked. " March 29, 1994: Friendship Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York politicians in the Black Community "When it's time to speak out these negroes don't speak out. When the rugged Rabbi Dr. Goldberg or Goldstein or Gold something went into the mosque and killed them in cold blood and they're fleeing the mosque, the no-good so-called Israeli soldiers opened fire on them and mowed them down in the street. An old raggedy rabbi said at the eulogy that all of the Arabs mixed together are not worth one fingernail of one Jew. Where was Reverend Jackson? Where was Kweisi Mfume? Where were the negroes from the NAACP? Where were these boot- licking negroes?" "Kill our baby here in Crown Heights and then the old no good damn Jew goes to Israel. No cry of moral outrage. If one of us had done that Jesse Jackson would have been the first to repudiate and all the negroes would have jumped on his bandwagon." Questioning the Holocaust "Tell us you lost six million. Historians, scholars, scientist, they went to some of the death camps...it wasn't six million, it wasn't five million, it wasn't four million, it wasn't even three million.... Some of them say we'd be hard-pressed to get one and a half million." "Everybody talks about what Hitler did to you. What did you do to Hitler?...What made that man so mad at you?" Reports on the six million Jews killed by Nazis were "bloated, exaggerated, probably fabricated." Claims of Jewish Control "You wonder why I call it Jew-nited Nations...Jew York City...Jew-niversity. Because you control it." Threats of Violence "I want to be one of the flame-throwers of God, break white folks' backs. I want to give you hell all the way to your graves. I ain't scared to die and I'm ready to kill." April 1, 1994: Fort Worth, Texas Addressing Jews "Our holocaust is much worse.... We're still in our ghettos. The Jews are out from under Hitler's yoke. We're still here." "I don't know all Jews. If you can introduce me to some good Jews and find a good Jew that is not a bloodsucker, I would be happy to meet them." "Why don't you understand us Jew? Because you don't want to understand us. We are the chosen people of God." Threats of Violence To protesters outside: "You're lucky you just got words out of me and I didn't give you the bum's rush and black-boot stomp the hell out of you." On Whites Throughout the speech, Muhammad referred to whites as "devils." April 19, 1994: Howard University, Washington, D.C. Comparative Suffering, Trivializing the Holocaust "You [Jews] talk about the death marches. What about the death marches in Africa? You said that by the summer [of 1937] there were over 400 ghettos. We, the sons and daughters of Africa, are still in the ghettos." "We set forth here tonight that the black holocaust was 100 times worse than the so-called Jew Holocaust." "You say you lost six million. We question that. But for the sake of argument we'll give you that. We lost 600 million." "`Schindler's List' is really a 'Swindler's List'" "You make me sick--always got some old, crinkly, wrinkled cracker that you bring up, saying 'this is one of the Holocaust victims.' God damn it! I'm looking at a whole audience of Holocaust victims." "The Holocaust lasted 10 years; ours lasted 500. How can you compare, buddy? You are so arrogant." On Whites and Jews "I am going to be like a pit bull. That is the way I'm going to be against the Jews. I am going to bite the tail of the honkies." "I love Colin Ferguson, who killed all those white folks on the Long Island train. God spoke to Colin Ferguson and said, 'catch the train, Colin, catch the train.'" May 3, 1994: Harlem, New York On the Pope "The Pope is not the vicar of Christ. The Pope is a representative of the Anti-Christ." May 12, 1994: NBC's "Donahue" On Whites "There is a little bit of Hitler in all white people." May 13, 1994: Oakland, California On Black Politicians "We don't want no butt-licking, butt-poking negro politicians with a slavery mentality." On Whites "The problem in Oakland isn't with the crack, but with the cracker." "White folks, we're in serious trouble. You've got nowhere to hide. I'm gonna be as a pit bull dog and lock my jaws on your backside and only Louis Farrakhan has the keys to unlock it." On Homosexuals "Those brothers who don't got a white girl on their elbow, got a white boy. We got some Ex-Lax to get it of your system." "I hate a black man who acts like a white man. But what's worse than that is a black man who acts like a black woman." Denigrating the Holocaust "Your Holocaust is indeed the worst holocaust ever filmed. You say you lost 6 million. We lost over 600 million over the past 6,000 years. Ours is one hundred times greater. They want a special corner on suffering even." "Jews have gotten over $100 billion in reparations, but you won't apologize.... You make me sick talking about Holocaust survivors." On South Africa "Mandela sold us out.... Mandela's the biggest clown in the big top.... I say give 'em [whites] 24 hours to get out of town. If they don't, kill everyone white in sight. Kill the men, kill the women, kill the children, kill the blind, kill the crippled. God damn it, kill them all." May 22, 1994: Dorchester, Massachusetts On Whites "The white man has his Armistice Day, Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day. The white man honors the killers--General Eisenhower, Patton, Westmoreland.... But when the oppressed stand up there is a cry of moral outrage." On South Africa = Jews "So called Jews are sucking our blood in South Africa. There is no real freedom in South Africa. The white man controls.... We owe the white man nothing in South Africa. All is ours. South Africa is devil-ruled, demon-controlled." May 29, 1994: Riverside, California Addressing Jews "I don't give a damn what you say about me, you bagel- eating, hook-nose, lox-eating so called Jew." "The so- called Jew is Jew-wish--he wishes he was a Jew.... You wanna- be Jews, we're gonna strip you buck naked before the world. There's no place for you to hide. You lied for too long telling that you are the chosen people." A "Everywhere I go I wanna give the white man hell from the cradle to the grave. This is a new generation of blacks and we say to you, white man, you either stop or drop." "Brothers, don't let this no good cracker tell you about Aristotle, Plato, Socrates; the white man has a frequent liar program." "You can't out-devil the devil. The white man's nature is to lie and steal. You have to beat the white man in righteousness. You can't beat him in evil and wickedness." June 29, 1994: Emanual Evangelistic Temple, Milwaukee Referring to O.J. Simpson: "Our brother over a period of time, to some degree, strayed away from the family. He left his black wife and decided to live a life sleeping with the enemy." November 1, 1994: State University College, Rochester, New York On Whites "How could all 13 men at the Last Supper be white? If we were at the Last Supper, we must have been in the kitchen." "I ask white people to reason with us. The nerve of you to call me a bigot, a racist, or an anti-Semite. By the end of the night we'll see who the real racists are." November 7, 1994: New York University On Jews and Arabs "Who is it that is sucking our blood in the black community- -the so called Arab and the so-called Jew." On Reparations "We lost over 600 million over the lost 6,000 years in general, and in specific, 150 million in the last 400 years coming over in slave ships. But nobody wants to pay reparations for pain and t suffering...everyone gets reparations but the black man and woman." [You Jews] have a Holocaust Museum that costs over 200 million to build. [You] got four billion dollars from America and you have billions more for reparations. But [the] sons and daughters of Africa don't even get." On Jews, Whites and South Africa Referring to the relationship between Israel and South Africa, "Not one Jew would like it if an African country had a relationship with Nazi Germany." Referring to whites in South Africa: "I am talking about self-defense.... I am giving them [whites] a chance to leave, but if they don't leave, we should go to war with them. This is a war and in any war there is bloodshed." November 16, 1994: Bethel AME Church, New Haven, Connecticut On the Holocaust "The Jews were never in bondage. Yet the Jews want to corner the term. The Jews think they were the only ones who suffered. The Jews never suffered. Jews never even lost their names." "So how many were there? You can't even agree on how many. Was it six million? Five million? Two million. We'll even give you seven million. We lost 600 million men, and you [Jews] want to have a Holocaust?" On Jews "[Jews] say they are the descendants of Abraham. Everyone is a descendent of Abraham. Besides, if you were Abraham's descendants, you would do his work, but you don't. Jews polluted everything." On Christmas "The true meaning of Christmas is heathen, vain, ignorant, backward, white pagan worship and idolatry." February 21, 1995: Interview with the Daily Challenge, New York City black daily On His Kean College Speech and its Aftermath "The Honorable Minister Farrakhan said he found my words spoken at Kean College 'vile in manner, repugnant, malicious, mean-spirited, spoken in mockery of individuals and not in the spirit of Islam'.... I think the context of my comments need to be put in perspective. The topic I spoke on, The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, was chosen by the students. The human side of me said I did what I was supposed to do and, so, I have no apologies. And, if I had the opportunity under the same circumstances, I would do the same thing again." "President [Bill] Clinton, Vice President [Al] Gore, the U.S. Senate and the United States House of Representatives, in a history-making decision, passed a House Resolution condemning my speech. There are some Negroes--not blacks-- who would have probably committed suicide. But to me, it is a great honor for the enemy and our oppressors to attack me all the way from their high offices and the corridors of their power elite. That's the way I want to be remembered by my children...as one the enemy did not praise and did not love but had nightmares about." The following are excerpts from the Nation of Islam's bi- weekly publication, The Final Call. The paper often promulgates anti-white and anti-Jewish conspiracy theories, many of which are, ironically, co-opted from the rhetoric of white supremacists. Columnist Abdul Allah Muhammad, in his column, "Eleven Fifty Five, " March 30, 1994: "The vicious attack being mounted against us [NOI] is the result of the realization by a wicked Jewish cabal which seeks to solidify its world rule, that not only are they unable to make Minister Farrakhan and his followers dance to their tune, but the Black leaders they once controlled are slipping from their grasp." James Muhammad, Final Call editor, in his column, "Up Periscope," January 25, 1995: "Mossad and the ADL are kissing cousins who are only out for their selfish personal interests and do not care about the welfare of United States citizens." James Muhammad, March 30, 1994: "If it weren't for the Jews and their control and manipulation of the media, a good man's message of uplift to Black and oppressed people would be free of the false charges of anti-Semitism and hate. I'm referring to Minister Louis Farrakhan and his message." Abdul Allah Muhammad, April 13, 1994: "It is the height of duplicity for Jews to deny to the general public that they control every institution which affects life in America, while bragging to each other that the 'conspiracy theories' are not theories at all, but that the conspiracy is an absolute fact." "I hope nobody wastes my time and effort to try to tell me that there are some 'good Jews.' The law of averages says there probably are. God even managed to get three people out of Sodom. " Reporter Cedric X Welch, April 27, 1994: "[Jews] have dominated the original people of the planet earth and are planning to unite the the world under one currency and one world order." "The activities of the Masons were controlled by a certain secret society comprised of Jewish members and these Jews were the instigators of the periodic revolutions that threw the world into convulsions." Reporter Jerome Jackson, May 25, 1994: "The political rise of Nelson Mandela is a smokescreen for the economic rape committed by Jewish financial powers well- entrenched in South Africa. James Muhammad, November 16, 1994: "The fact that white people once lived on the level of beasts underscores their humble beginning. As they were blessed to advance to now dominate the peoples of the planet, however, they've lost their humility." The Rhetoric of Farrakhan's Other Representatives: Leonard Farrakhan Muhammad, Nation of Islam Chief of Staff At an April 1994 press conference held after NOI filed a suit against the New York Post for S4.4 billion: "We are making a legal response to the Jewish controlled media and those reporters that we believe have unfairly, inappropriately and illegally associated the name of Minister Louis Farrakhan with the death of Malcolm X." January 23, 1995, reacting to Senator Bob Dole's demand that HUD investigate NOI Security's housing contracts: "I don't care if people call me paranoid but I see a well- orchestrated pattern of attack on the Nation of Islam." Conrad Muhammad, Minister of New York's Mosque No. 7 April 19, 1994 at Boston University: On Jewish Organizations "It is the Jewish leadership--those like Abraham Foxman and others--who actually are not representing the best interests of the Jewish community, because they're squandering time and resources focusing on phantom anti-Semitism in the black community, leaving the flanks of the Jewish community exposed to true anti-Semitism that exists in this society." "I don't think that the American media is creating this controversy [between blacks and Jews].... It is organizations like the ADL and others that prevail upon the media to keep this thing going." In an interview with New York magazine October 24, 1994: Alleging Jewish Control "The thing about the Jews is, you have great intellectual talents and you are very skilled at grafting yourself onto natural talent, but you don't have a lot of it yourself.... Look at the way the Jews exploit all of our singers and athletes." Abdul Alim Muhammad, Nation of Islam Health Minister February 24, 1994 at University of Wisconsin-Madison: On Whites "All of you whites don't have nothing to fear from AIDS. If AIDS kills the niggers, well you whites would think that was pretty good." "Seventy percent of black high school students in Washington drop out. Of the black students that do graduate, 60 percent are functionally illiterate...that is the [educational] policy that they whites] use to keep you ignorant. So they can use you for their tool." "Caucasian means a pale face and weak bones. They [whites] are divinely given power to rule for now. But what drives them is death. And that's what's going to happen to everyone on earth. Their rule is the power to kill." "Why would you kill, white race? It is to preserve your whiteness. We didn't invent segregation, did we?... We didn't invent apartheid. These are systems to keep white people apart from black people. " "[Whites] kill men, women and children all over the earth, reducing the world population down by approximately a billion people.... Because you come out of Europe and start slaughtering the original inhabitants of that land...you European people. You converted to Judaism a little over 1,200 years ago, and NOW you're masquerading as though you are the original Jews.... How could you be a chosen people; you just ordinary white folk. The "AIDS Plot" Muhammad also said there is "enough evidence" that AIDS is a man-made disease being used by the U.S. government against blacks. Harold Muhammad, Minister of New Orleans Mosque Interview with the Times Picayune April 11, 1994: On Jews "Jews claim that they're the chosen people of God.... We've scanned the globe; we can't find any other people who fit the biblical description of God's chosen people other than us. So therefore there's some lying going on, and Minister Farrakhan challenges that as a man of God. And it angers the Jewish community that someone would have the audacity to challenge their claim to being God's chosen people, which has been historically unchallenged before." Interview with the Louisiana Weekly, May 7, 1994: "Jews use us as cannon fodder. I'm going to say the truth...Lets look at the Jewish/Black |relationship. They are the landlords, we are the tenants. We're the artists, we are the talent when you look into the sports arena. They are the managers, the owners. We access them as bankers, lawyers, CPAs--they control our talents.... They control the media.... We're not vocal, we need ; to be vocal. The Jews make up six percent of the population in this country. They are much more vocal than we are." l Eric Muhammad, leader of the Brooklyn-based Black African Holocaust Council, and member of NOI Interview with the Daily Challenge, December 12, 1994: Comparative Suffering "We [the Council] represent the disenfranchised and the downtrodden because we believe that no has truly had a Holocaust but us. No one has suffered as much; no one has been robbed of name, language, God, religion and culture as us. They [the Jews] use the word Holocaust because it's profitable to them but it is not real." On Whites "I am a black separatist. I firmly believe that it's impossible for black and white to co-exist peacefully. It's not in the nature of white people." DOD Muhammad, Minister of Boston Mosque On an October 1994 segment of his weekly radio program: The Hamitic Myth "There is hardly anyone in this listening audience who doesn't know that the connection of slavery and blacks being suited for slavery because they were inferior is tied to the Hamitic myth of blacks. And it was the Rabbis who had created the Hamitic myth of blacks being inferior."
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