Last week, TheBlaze reported that the Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a sermon in front of the U.S. Virgin Islands Legislature in St. Thomas. During his diatribe, he lamented the celebration of Santa Claus and likened having a Christmas tree to "wicked" actions taken by idol worshippers in the Old Testament. But disparaging comments about holiday cheer weren't the only controversial warnings the faith leader issued. In fact, he told audience members that "the enemy" is trying "scientifically to kill off black people."
The odd statement came during a question-and-answer session with eager audience members. One man expressed concern over imported water and the notion that something might be "wrong" with it.
The leader of the Nation of Islam in the United States, Louis Farrakhan (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
"I noticed lately there's been an influx of cheap water that's circulating the planet and for me there's some suspicion that if water is imported -- and you have to pay to ship it -- you have to pay...taxes," the individual proclaimed. "It's so cheap for the people to consume, to buy. I'm under some suspicion that there's something wrong with that cheap water."
Farrakhan, of course, quickly entertained this notion, taking the opportunity to explain his own conspiracy theories on the matter.
"You may be right, but the one way to make your suspicious concrete is to take the water and have it analyzed by some of your chemists and let them tell you what's in the water," he responded. "But that's what we should do, because we shouldn't trust the enemy to feed us water, food when he's killed us in the past."
Farrakhan wasn't done there.
"And I have something here that says that they felt in times past it was easier to control a million people than to kill a million people," Farrakhan continued. "But now it's infinitely easier to kill a million people than to control a million people. So, they're working scientifically to kill off black people, brown people as well."
The use of the term "enemy" here is intriguing. In the past, Farrakhan has used this word to seemingly describe white people, the U.S. government and Jews.
Watch his speech, below: