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Farrakhan: Obama Is The Hope Of The World

From his fans at the Associated Press:

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan delivers a speech in observance of Saviours’ Day on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Chicago.

A spry Farrakhan sings Obama’s praises

By SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press Writer

CHICAGO – In his first major public address since a cancer crisis, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the “hope of the entire world” that the U.S. will change for the better.

The 74-year-old Farrakhan, addressing an estimated crowd of 20,000 people at the annual Saviours’ Day celebration, never outrightly endorsed Obama but spent most of the nearly two-hour speech praising the Illinois senator.

This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better,” he said. “This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama’s audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed.”

Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion’s founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father.

“A black man with a white mother became a savior to us,” he told the crowd of mostly followers. “A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall.”

Farrakhan also leveled small jabs at Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama’s rival for the Democratic nomination, suggesting that she represents the politics of the past and has been engaging in dirty politics…

Just what Mr. Obama needed.

Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion’s founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father

Which may not be the best salesmanship, given that according to the FBI:

Wallace D. Fard

Wallace Fard was born 1891 in New Zealand. He was the founder of the Black Muslim sect, “Lost-Found Nation of Islam in North America”. Fard arrived in the United States in 1913, settling briefly in Portland, Oregon.

He was arrested in 1918 for violation of the Woolwine Act (California prohibition law) and in 1926, for the violation of the State Poison Act (sale of narcotics) and was sentenced to San Quentin. After his release from prison in 1929, he went to Chicago, then on to Detroit as a silk peddler.

In 1934, Fard left Detroit and was never heard from again. A San Francisco newspaper article written in 1963 exposed Fard as an enterprising racketeering fake.

The bureau supplements their précis with 816 pages of documents on the great man’s life (of crime and fraud).

Of course none of this should come as any surprise, given Mr. Farrakhan’s close relationship with Obama’s church and his “spiritual mentor.”

Except perhaps that Mr. Farrakhan would be stupid enough to announce this, if he really wants Mr. Obama to succeed.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, February 24th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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