When the Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke at the Black United Summit International Conference at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 22, he addressed ongoing furor over Michael Brown’s death, seemingly encouraging the audience to “tear this goddamn country up.”
In one clip from the speech, Farrakhan said that what he sees happening in Ferguson, Missouri, following former police officer Darren Wilson’s killing of Brown is unprecedented, with men, woman and children continuing to protest for over 100 days.
Speaking of young people in particular, he said that they will not back down, appearing to justify the use of violence and telling the audience to teach their babies “how to throw the bottle if they can,” according to CBS Radio.
“But the young, they are God’s children. And they are not going down being peaceful. Listen, listen, watch, watch now because once it starts it’s on,” the Nation of Islam leader proclaimed. “You may not want to fight, but you better get ready. Teach your baby how to throw the bottle if they can, bite. We’re going to die anyway, let’s die for something.”
And he wasn’t done there.
“But when we die and they die, then soon we gonna sit at a table and talk about — we tired. … we’re tired!” Farrakhan continued. “We want some of this earth or we’ll tear this goddamn country up!”
See this portion of the speech below:
Farrakhan went on to say that, before Ferguson, “white folks” had never been on edge after “they killed a black man,” proceeding to deliver harsh remarks about President Barack Obama’s public handling of the situation.
“Tonight, they’re on edge — so on edge that our president has come out from behind the curtain to ask black young people cool it … I heard you president and I asked myself a question — what brings you out of the shadows?” he said. “I said to myself Mr. President, why the hell don’t you go to the wicked police department, why the hell don’t you stand up and tell them that you’re killing of black youth and brown youth is not going to hold no more? Why don’t you stand up?”
See that portion of the address below:
The speech was delivered just two days before a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson and a flurry of violence followed.
(H/T: Daily Caller)