Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Louis Farrakahn & President Obama

 In the last post, Louis Farrakahn did an interview with Al Jazeera TV and made some critical claims about the actions of Pres. Obama. He said that the President is planting FBI agents in mosques to fan radical extremism (5:30 on counter of last post). He also claimed that Ron Paul and Neoconservatives are causing the anti-Islamic agenda taking place in the country today, so we will go to war with Iran (7:00 on counter of last post).

It turns out that Louis Farrakahn and President Obama travel in the same social circles in Chicago. Although candidate Obama was reluctant to admit to a close assocation with Farrakahn during the election, the Nation of Islam leader believes Obama walks on water. In the following interview, shot in May 2010, Farrakahn sings the praises of Obama. I guess he forgot about the FBI agents being placed in mosques to make Islam look bad.

(Breitbart TV)

Pres. Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wright, gave Louis Farrakahn the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Lifetime Achievement Trumpeteer Award.[1] Although Obama has said that he does not agree with everything his pastor has preached, he also doesn't agree with everything Farrakahn has said. Perhaps that is when Farrakahn said he is Jesus and Elijah. Farrakhan has said that the President was manipulated into disavowing Farrakhan.[1] This leads me to believe that they share a private friendship.

In March 2010, Farrakahn said the "white right" was conspiring to make Mr. Obama a one-term president, and pointed to his stalled efforts to introduce health care legislation as proof. [2] I suspect his comment about Ron Paul and Neoconservatives is only a divisive false statement being used to make the white right look like agenda-bent extremists.