Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has expressed his support for Moammar Gadhafi in the past. And now he’s speaking out on the former leaders “assassination.”
The Chicago Tribune has some of the highlights of Farrakhan’s thoughts to WVON-AM RADIO:
“I know something of the good of Moammar Gadhafi that made me to love him as a brother and to feel a great sense of loss at his assassination,” Farrakhan said during a two-hour interview with radio host Cliff Kelley on WVON-AM.
Later in the show, he said: “Gadhafi died in honor, fighting for the Libya that he believed in.”
“Did he kill people? Well, hell, did our president kill people? Talk back to me!” Farrakhan said, prompting some of his supporters to say, “Yes,” in reply.
“You have made your president an assassin, that the only value that he has now is that he was responsible for the death of (al-Qaida leader) Osama bin Laden,” Farrakhan said, his voice rising. “He was captured without a weapon. He should have been brought to America, put on trial for the American people to see this man. But he was executed so you will never know the real truth.”
You can hear some if it below:
Want to hear more of Farrakhan’s rants? Watch some of our previous videos showing some of his incredible statements, here.
It’s worth pointing out that the Tribune points out some of the financial connections Farrakhan had to Gadhafi. The site TheGrio.com also noted some of those connections this summer.