While speaking at Morgan State University, a black college in Baltimore, Maryland, Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, called for violence when he said Saturday that if protesters demands aren’t met, “we’ll tear this (expletive deleted) country apart!” He also claimed violence is justified because the grand jury chose not to indict Darren Wilson.
“We going to die anyway (sic),” he told the crowd. “Let’s die for something.”
Farrakhan, however, wasn’t finished. He instructed parents to teach their children how to throw Molotov cocktails. “Teach your baby how to throw the bottle if they can. Fight,” he added. He imitated throwing the explosive device after making his comments, Scott Greer said.
According to Farrakhan, white people — who he classifies as “the enemy” — will only listen if blacks rise up in violence. He also claimed violence is justified by a “law of retaliation” he claims is in both the Bible and the Koran.
“In this book, there’s a law for retaliation,” he said, holding what appeared to be the NOI version of the Koran. “A law for retaliation,” he repeated.
“As long as they kill us and go to Wendy’s and have a burger and go to sleep, they’ll keep killing us,” he said. “But when we die and they die, then soon we’re going to sit at a table and talk about it! We’re tired! We want some of this earth or we’ll tear this (expletive deleted) country up!” The crowd reacted with wild applause and cheers.
Farrakhan also criticized black religious leaders, the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder for engaging in what he called “compromise.” In his view, the administration is doing the bidding of white people by telling protesters to stay calm.
“Tonight in Ferguson everybody is on edge. White folks have never been on edge after they killed a black man. Tonight they’re on edge; so on edge that our president has come out from behind the curtain to ask young Black people: ‘Cool it. That’s not our way.’” he said. “I heard you, Mr. President; and I asked myself a question: What brings you out of the shadows?”
“And you preachers,” he added. “Your day of being the pacifier for the white man’s tyranny upon black people, you got to know they’re not going to hear you anymore,” he continued.
Since the grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Michael Brown, supporters have called for genocide of white people and others have demanded that Wilson be murdered. The radical Islamist group ISIS has also offered to send fighters if protesters accept Islam and pledge loyalty to its leader. As we reported Saturday, Ferguson protesters let it be known the real goal is a Communist revolution.
Wilson, the St. Louis Post Dispatch said, has resigned his position with the Ferguson Police Department. “It was my hope to continue in police work, but the safety of other police officers and the community are of paramount importance to me,” he said in his resignation letter. “It is my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal.” It seems, however, that for some, healing will only come about through violence and revolution. Video of Farrakhan’s comments can be seen above.