Straight from the Department of Crazy Old Men Who Used to Be Influential Leaders and Now Are Nothing More Than Walking Soundbites: the Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke to thousands of Nation of Islam followers Sunday in Chicago. He warned that racial division in America could lead to an attempt on President Obama’s life. Never one to embrace subtleties Farrakhan went on to rant for three hours on extreme weather, moms and McDonalds, and the old standby…wait for it…Jews in the media! To be fair, Farrakhan left no one out of his criticisms. The Chicago Tribune is reporting he also scolded Obama for trying to remove certain Middle East leaders and intimated that Osama Bin Laden had been killed because American leaders feared there was not enough evidence to tie him to terrorism. One thing he did say that I think we can agree on: “The vital signs of America are not good”.
In the audience as an honored guest was controversial Cathaolic priest and Chicago community activist Father Michael Pfleger. It’s hard to say which of the two is the worst media whore. Father Pfleger has publicly flouted the rules of his diocese for years in the Chicago area and has no shame in being a so-called representative of Jesus Christ (a Jew, by the way) while standing shoulder to shoulder with the one of the most blatantly anti-Semitic public figures in the country. Sounds like a real barn-burner of a celebration.
Perhaps Minister Farrakhan has been probed by aliens one too many times. In addition to his strange rantings in celebration of “Saviour’s Day”, he added that he believes certain elements in the government will try to set up a Muslim “patsy” to take the fall for Obama’s assassination. Says Farrakhan, “I believe they want a Muslim to kill President Obama.”
You can see a full write-up and video of the speech at the Chicago Tribune.
Crossposted at kiradavis.net