The Minister Louis Farrakhan has become known for his often-cryptic warnings about the calamity that he believes Allah will inflict upon America. On Sunday, in a speech he delivered at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina, the fiery faith leader issued yet another warning to the audience of 6,000, telling them that "every plague that is written in the Koran is going to come to pass in America."
From advice for President Barack Obama to words of encouragement for Muslims and the Islamic world, Farrakhan was filled with advice and proclamations delivered with his version of love and kindness -- and, at moments, with rage. At one point, while discussing what he claims will befall America, Farrakhan could barely contain himself, as he was so impassioned that he slammed his hand numerous times on the podium in front of him.
"All of the punishments that are written in the Koran never came to pass in the time of Prophet Muhammad...never -- but every plague -- every plague that is written in the Koran is going to come to pass in America under the modern Pharaoh, in the modern Rome, in the modern Babylon, in the modern Sodom and Gomorrah -- take it or let it alone," he proclaimed.
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These statements come on the heels of other similar sentiments that the preacher has spewed. In July, he told a separate audience in Chicago, Illinois, that America is crumbling as a result of the nation's purportedly "imperial" ways and mistreatment of mankind.
"So you read about the fall of the Roman Empire, the fall of the Persian Empire, the fall of Ancient Egypt, the fall of Ancient Babylon and you’re living now in the fall of the United States of America and Europe and their imperial designs on the masses of the people of the earth," he proclaimed.
In May, he issued a more detailed warning, including Allah's purported plan to bring down American skyscrapers:
"I am warning you: Take it or let it alone. He will take down cities and when I look at the skyscrapers in some of these major metropolis. He’s not going to take the big ones down first. He’s going to show you his power. In the meantime, one calamity after another until you submit, America, and know that judgement is here. You can escape it but you gotta do right by this people. And if you don’t do right by them, you can’t do right by the people outside of America, if you won’t do right for those who have…built your country."
In his latest address on Sunday, aside from warning about America's demise, Farrakhan also lectured the Islamic world about the need to reform. Interestingly, he seemed to allude that he -- and the Nation of Islam -- will lead the reformation of the East from the West. On a softer note, he highlighted the importance of educating women and he spoke out against honor killings.
"We challenge Muslims in America rise up and educate your people. Know that you're in an environment that is lawless," he said, clearly speaking, again, about America. "And if your daughter slips, be merciful. Bring her home. The dishonor is you killing her."
The more bizarre comments during Farrakhan's most recent address occurred toward the beginning, when he accused the Republican Party of having "a deep racial undercurrent." He also said that prominent conservatives have worked diligently against Obama.
"Ever since he has been elected, the Republican right with Rush Limbaugh, Breitbart, Fox News...their whole idea has been to get this man out of the White House and nullify any policy or position that he might come up with that might bring success to his presidency and that might possibly give him a second term," he said. "It started like an undercurrent, but now it is so overtly hateful and racist in nature that it is polarizing America on the basis of race."
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