Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakahn is at again, delivering a fiery speech on Sunday to his followers that covered a myriad of topics, including ominous predictions about a possible assassination of Barack Obama.
From the Chicago Tribune:
In a fiery lecture to thousands of followers of the Nation of Islam on Sunday in Chicago, Minister Louis Farrakhan warned that racial hatred could lead to attempts to assassinate President Barack Obama.
Farrakhan spent much of his oration decrying what he cast as Satan's influence over racist forces in politics and society before asking a pointed rhetorical question: "Do you think they're wicked enough to be plotting our brother's assassination as we speak?"
Farrakhan delivered his speech to an enthusiastic crowd of adherents packed loosely into the United Center for the Nation of Islam's annual observance of Saviours' Day, which celebrates the birth of the faith's founder, W. Fard Muhammad. This year's events marked the 82nd year of the religion's existence in North America.
With his finger jabbing at the air above him and his voice frequently raising to an indignant shout, Farrakhan, 78, delivered his message to a crowd of men in dark suits with bow ties and women in shimmering white gowns and scarves.
He spoke for more than three hours on a broad array of topics, excoriating U.S. foreign policy, suggesting that the9/11attacks were a government-planned pretext for war in the Middle East, lamenting recent extreme weather and attacking mothers for serving their children food from McDonald's. He also returned repeatedly to a topic that has attracted intense controversy in the past: the influence of Jews in politics and media.
Read the full recounting of the speech at the Tribune, including Farrakhan's theory that "they want a Muslim to kill President Obama."
On radio Monday, Glenn Beck wondered if the speech could be a set up to take attention off of Farrakhan and his followers. In the past, for example, Farrakhan, has called the president a "murderer" and an "assassin."
"This is a clear and present danger to the president of the United States," Beck said.