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Farrakhan Warns: Don’t Hamstring Obama

From an equally jubilant Associated Press:

Farrakhan says Obama draws a ‘oneness of spirit’

By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press Writer

CHICAGO – Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said in an address Sunday celebrating Barack Obama that the new president-elect has a God-given capacity to handle any burdens he’ll face as the nation’s leader.

Farrakhan added that Obama will be able to make positive changes only with help from “God and people of goodwill,” and he urged followers of the Chicago-based black nationalist movement to do their part.

“President-elect Obama has energized all segments of the depressed, downtrodden, rejected and despised,” he said in a 90-minute speech at Mosque Maryam on the city’s South Side. “Now it is up to us to take the new energy that he has given us … and channel that energy into making ourselves better.”

Dressed in intricately decorated red and gold robes and a matching fez, the once-ailing 75-year-old leader spoke to more than 1,000 followers in an address called “America’s New Beginning: President-elect Barack Obama.”

Farrakhan, who said Obama draws a “oneness of spirit” from all people, admitted he stayed quiet about his support for Obama during the past few months out of fear his words would harm the Illinois senator’s bid for the White House.

In February, Farrakhan praised Obama, calling him “the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better” at a Saviours’ Day event in Chicago…

On Sunday, Farrakhan said Obama faced unfair scrutiny for his associations with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s former pastor, who was shown making fiery statements about the U.S. government in widely circulated video clips. Obama was also criticized because of the Rev. Michael Pfleger, a Chicago priest who mocked Clinton at Wright and Obama’s former church, Trinity United Church of Christ.

“For nine months, I kept quiet because I saw that the good words that I spoke about this beautiful young man at our Saviours’ Day convention and the way they were misused,” Farrakhan said of Obama. “I decided it would be better for me to just be quiet rather than be drawn into the controversy that was swirling around his pastor, Father Pfleger, and others.”

Farrakhan then added with a smile, “I feel freer today to say the things that are in my heart.”

He thanked black leaders including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, for laying the foundation for Obama’s victory, which he called Divine

This AP article does not do the Reverend Minister Farrakhan’s words justice, by any means.

In fact, it (like the rest of the media reports on today’s Farrakhan’s speech) gives an opposite impression from what Farrakhan actually said.

For Minister Farrakhan’s remarks boil down to an outright threat to anyone who would oppose Mr. Obama in any fashion. He begins this tack about 40 minutes in.

Watch the clip above, or if that does not work for you, go the Nation Of Islam’s website and watch it there.

Or you can listen to audio clip excerpts via YouTube here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

But hold on to your sanity.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, November 9th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Farrakhan Warns: Don’t Hamstring Obama”

  1. Sharps Rifle says:

    You want to fight, Louie? Bring it.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    WELL…it didnt take Farrret-con long to opine his hate filled mouth.
    Farret-con warns….or what? You gonna sic your Black Horde of Islamobots on us? You gonna “TALK” us to death? This is a preview of what is to happen for the next four years….God help us all! I’ll bet Hallmark is making greeting cards for Bill Ayers to send on Veterans Day!! When you open it, you lose a finger or two. Now the French want to use The closet muslims phrase “YES WE CAN” to rid themselves of white colonial rule preceptions and lift up their minorities!! Even the warmongering Islamist with their Fatwas (Sp). There is a song by Billy Joel, “Goodnight Saigon” where one of the verses goes,”And we will all go down together”. Sad world at the door steps!

  3. seeingright says:

    It was all I could do to sit through this 1-1/2 hours of preaching. The man certainly has his religions messed up. He tries to quote the Torah, the Bible, and the Koran all in the same breath, but it becomes evident he is just the great deceiver, like Satan. It is so sad, his message is one of hope and change, but it is difficult to figure out what his solutions are. He blames America as being totally ignorant to the needs and wants of his people. This man is truly a racist to end all racists. He gets people to follow him by exploiting their weaknesses of hate and injustice toward America. The entire sermon was directed at the fact the great ONE has arrived and now things will be different. At one point he stressed, we should now take our rightful place in history.

    I swear at one point when Farrakhan was talking about the Second Coming he almost, I mean he almost said that Obama was the ONE, the Messiah. You could just smell it.. he wanted to say it but I think he held back (for good reason).

    At any rate, if you really want to know how some of the Black leaders in this Country feel about America and where she is headed then listen to this guy. You will NOT be inspired. This stuff is so creepy that in the sense you can just feel the voice of Satan speaking. This guy is SUPER smooth as a talker. He can mix water and oil together and you wouldn’t know the difference unless you have the sword of God on your side.

  4. Wowser.

    For a second there, I thought the headline read,” Race Pimp Bigot Spews Vitriol & Threatens Electorate.”

    Silly me.

    The AP issues only right-handed Derangement Syndrome Manuals.

  5. Helena says:

    Let’s see, “this beautiful young man” (BHO – PBUH) is a “she camel” who can help us “cross the desert” because of her long eye lashes and big feet, but we mustn’t “hamstring” her – uh, him. I dunno, I guess it’s a cultural thang.

  6. Steve says:

    Somebody should do a transcript of the Minister’s “she camel” remarks, anyway.

    They are both hilarious and deeply disturbing.

    Like Farrakhan himself.

  7. texaspsue says:

    Let me get this straight. Farrakhan has taught nothing but racism and division all of his life and NOW he wants us all to be unified? Unbelievable.

    You have now entered the Twilight Zone………………

  8. Liberals Demise says:

    Hard to believe that picture of the Farret (callipso Louie)Con with a fiddle in his hand. I thought the only thing he played was the race card!! His version of a “HO DOWN” is one of his people slappin’ their woman to the ground.

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