Minister Farrakhan offers
"Guidance to America and the World in a Time of Trouble"
Monday May 3, 2004
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WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - American young men and women are
fighting and dying to establish freedom in Iraq while their own
freedom is being diminished at home, Minister Louis Farrakhan, the
National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Leader
of the Nation of Islam told reporters at the National Press Club in
Washington and viewers around the world via live satellite and an
Internet web broadcast May 3.
"The war is not just against brutal dictators, but is a war against
(the) Islam(ic)" faith itself, the Muslim leader told his
audience. "That is at the root of the war."
Min. Farrakhan also condemned the widely reported abuse of Iraqi
prisoners by the U.S. military forces, saying it was the latest
example of unjustified violence against Islamic nations.
"The whole Muslim world is seeing this, and the whole Muslim world is
rising in anger and hatred that has never been," Min. Farrakhan
said. "Soon it will be that no American will be able to travel,
because they will kill Americans in the Arab and Muslim worlds," the
Muslim leader said.
The Iraq war has been an administration plan since the earliest days
of the Bush administration, Min. Farrakhan pointed out. He quoted
from a letter he wrote to Pres. George W. Bush on Dec. 1, 2001. "I
respectfully say to you that I believe if you continue this effort in
the way that you presently have in mind, it will not end terrorism,
but unfortunately may increase it," Min. Farrakhan said in that
The war, Min. Farrakhan said, is the strategy of a group of so-
called "Neo-Conservatives"known as "Neo-Cons"whose advice to the
President is intended to fortify U.S. support for Israel, rather than
in the best interest of the United States. "Do you want your children
to die for this?" the Muslim leader asked rhetorically.
"You would be foolish to send your children to fight against the
interests of the United States in favor of the interests of Israel,"
particularly in a war that is based on the need to eradicate Iraqi
weapons of mass destruction, which have not been found after more
than one year of U.S. occupation of that country.
The Muslim leader also warned Black and Latino leaders to be cautious
with their political endorsements during this presidential election
year. The Black leadership, the Nation of Islam leader said, must not
in its zeal to oust the Bush administration, refrain from demanding
that the Democratic candidateSen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)and the
Democratic Party address issues of fairness and justice that are
being demanded by the Black masses, Latinos, and poor Whites.
Min. Farrakhan described Sen. Kerry, by quoting the late Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.'s description of White "moderates." White moderates,
Min. Farrakhan read from remarks attributed to the late Civil Rights
leader, may be greater enemies to Black progress than members of the
Ku Klux Klan because they are trusted as allies of the downtrodden,
who prefer to have "order instead of justice."
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