The always controversial National of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was invited as a special VIP guest to a dinner party with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday night. The Iranian delegation is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
Fox News has the scoop:
Farrakhan and his entourage attended a dinner party hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday night. Rouhani’s dinner party was held on the second floor of the One UN Hotel, where the Iranian delegation is staying, and at the same time as President Obama’s party at the Waldorf Astoria just blocks away.
The private dinner party was held just hours after Rouhani’s speech to the general assembly.
Farrakhan and his massive entourage and private security detail were seen departing the hotel around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Pedestrian traffic was stopped while the minister and his group piled into various cars with lights and sirens and New Jersey license plates.
Dining with the Iranians is nothing out of the ordinary for Farrakhan as he also had dinner with the radical regime’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2012.
Farrakhan regularly makes headlines for his controversial anti-American and anti-Semitic remarks. He even once called President Obama a “murderer” after former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi was killed.
Readers of TheBlaze are familiar with some of Farrakhan’s musings. But just in case, here’s a taste from a previous report:
In addressing whites, Farrakhan issued his typically-offensive rhetoric.
“They know you, but you don’t know them or yourself, so you’re always at a disadvantage when you sit down with white people to negotiate,” he told his predominately black audience. “We don’t ever come in their presence like we are some little weak things.”
He continued, going on to address Caucasians directly.
“I know myself. I know you. And some of you white people – I know you better than you know yourself because God has revealed you fully,” he explained, going on to seemingly claim that he has a special, God-ordained ability to see what others cannot.