In addition to claiming that "many Israelis and Zionist Jews" played key roles in the Sept. 11 attacks, the Minister Louis Farrakhan also recently issued a call for "black soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces to come home, unite and fight for [their] own lives," according to a tweet and video lecture distributed on Wednesday by the Nation of Islam leader.
"We believe that local government, state government and federal government should always be on the side of truth and justice where the citizenry is concerned, no matter what the color," Farrakhan said in a video posted to his Facebook page.
But he went on to discuss Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner, among others, who died at the hands of police officers, holding their killings up as evidence that there is inequality when it comes to the treatment of black citizens.
Louis Farrakhan speaks to a group of students from Macon County high schools and Tuskegee University at the Tuskegee campus in Tuskegee, Ala. on Friday March 22, 2013. (AP)
"And government, instead of standing up when the state fails, or when the city fails — we expect the government to intercede," Farrakhan said. "We want an immediate end to police brutality and mob attacks. Don't you want that too?"
The fiery faith leader said that the government has not held Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson police officer who killed Brown, accountable, nor have officials interceded on behalf of Rice or Trayvon Martin.
As a result, Farrakhan issued a call to African Americans serving in the military.
"If the government cannot protect our lives … why are you in the Armed Forces, fighting for a democracy that you don't have at home?" he said. "Why are you in the Armed Forces of America going overseas to fight somebody that never did a thing to you and act pitiful when your own people are shot down in front of you?"
Farrakhan continued, "I'm calling on all the soldiers that fight for America, come home and let's unite and fight for our lives that the federal government refuses to fight for us. Then we must fight for ourselves."
Watch the video below:
Farrakhan also shared a link to the Facebook video on his official Twitter account along with the words, "Why I’m calling on all Black soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces to come home, unite & fight for our own lives."