February 23, 2007, - 3:14 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE, 02/25/07: More on Farrakhan’s Looney Motown Adventure–anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-White speeches by Sharpton, Shabazz, Sudanese Dictator Al-Bashir ****
As you’ve probably read or heard by now, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a/k/a Louis X a/k/a Louis Eugene Walcott a/k/a that loony man who had a “vision of being swept into a UFO that took him to a larger mothership” that told him to have the Million Man March, is making what is likely his last appearance ever in a weekend-long event, beginning today in Detroit.
Those of us in Detroit have known about this speech for several months now, bombarded by billboards, radio and latenight TV ads, and tons of gushing Mainstream Media press that barely mentions what this racist, bigoted nutcase is really about.
Frankly, I didn’t think Minister Farrakhan would be around long enough to give this speech, as the last time I wrote about him he sent a good-bye note around. But the previous time he had cancer, an “Evil Zionist” doctor brought him back from the near-dead, and I’m sure the same thing happened again, so that he could grace us with his wicked presence just one more time. Read the good-bye note I wrote Farrakhan when he told us he was going.
I, myself, went undercover to a Detroit area mosque in 1998 to hear Farrakhan speak–the very first time I went undercover to an Islamic event. I wrote about it in The Detroit Newsistan, which was then not Islamist-occupied territory (as it most certainly is now).
I wrote about his absurd speech, praising Muammar Ghadaffi and Saddam Hussein. I wrote about his vehement anti-Semitism and his call for a violent Jihad on America to cleanse it of the Jews, whom he called “the forces of Satan.” And scariest of all–but not the least bit surprising–I wrote about how the top Muslim leaders in the Detroit area and the 2,000 mostly Arab Muslims in the mosque cheered his calls for Jihad and his anti-Semitic slurs. For the first time in my life, I understood what it must have been like in Nazi Germany at a Hitler rally. This was the closest thing to it. Here is an excerpt of what it was like:
It’s not easy to forget that cold day in November 1998, when I heard Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan speak to about 2,000 Muslims–mostly Arabs–at the Islamic Center of America (North America’s largest mosque). (I wrote about it in The Detroit Newsistan and mentioned it in the Wall Street Journal.)
It was no different than any other Hitler rally. They eagerly drank up his shrieking, ranting, and raving about the “forces of Satan, the Zionists.” They joined him in his shouting about how we evil Zionist Jews control the government–the figure he used was that 48% of government jobs were occupied by these Satanic Jews. He called for a jihad on America, saying America needed to be frightened this way to “waken up.” He said a number of other equally absurd and dangerous things, including, “Saddam Hussein–his people seem to love him,” to this group of thousands of Jew-hating Shi’ites who fled Hussein, who didn’t object to this misstatement because they shared in his wish for the elimination of Jews and Christians from America.
But I don’t fault Farrakhan for his views or the mainstream American Muslim community for supporting him and those views. That is what they truly believe. I blame the press for mainstreaming him, and self-anointed far left Jewish community leaders who admonish his comments but continue to kiss the asses of all those Detroit area Muslim leaders and imams who support him.
Both have relegitimized Farrakhan–once shunted off to the fringe, but now more mainstreamed than ever–by glossing over his supporters’ support for him and by positively portraying him as some modern day pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps success story and moral authority, when he is the Black David Duke who rips off his idiotic, hateful followers.
Both Detroit papers gush over him with a teeny-tiny afterthought mention of his “alleged” or “what some believe is” anti-semitism. Would they say David Duke is “allegedly” anti-Semitic or that some merely “believe he is” anti-Semitic, and publish glowing front-page stories on Duke? Of course, not. Both Detroit papers are worried about who will replace Farrakhan. One wonders if today they’d worry about who would replace Hitler. And by the way, I addressed that issue many months ago, here.
All of the Detroit media quote Michigan Anti-Defamation League Director Betsy Kellman against Farrakhan. But she regularly kisses the asses of all Muslim leaders and imams who support Farrakhan. So do other self-anointed Jewish leaders. They constantly kowtow to Michigan CAIR Director Dawud Walid, who was an imam at one of Farrakhan’s Detroit mosques.
These are the same self-anointed American Jewish “leaders” that also looked the other way while Nazis cooked the Jews for sport. But put a manger scene in a town hall somewhere in podunk America around Christmas time, and they’re already at the courthouse with their lawyers.
These are the people that are the problem, NOT Farrakhan. He’d still be just a fringe loon, had they not legitimized him and his legitimizers.
Read what I wrote about Farrakhan’s latest Million, er . . . 100,000 Man March.
Read more quick and interesting facts about Louis Farrakhan here.
More on Farrakhan here, here, here, here, and here.
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