Nation of Islam minister delivers truth about GOP hopeful, the National Election and ADL lies
CHICAGO—In an exclusive Final Call interview, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam responded to false reports that he has supported Donald Trump, the leading candidate for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party.
Min. Farrakhan also dealt with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) spreading these lies, the motives behind continued Zionist attacks and slander, the upcoming National Election, the precarious situation in the Middle East, U.S. plots to destabilize the region and the proper yardstick Black America must use in choosing any presidential candidate.
The interview was conducted by Richard B. Muhammad, Final Call editor-in-chief, asked the Minister questions about what has been spread in the media. “I never endorsed Mr. Trump or any of the candidates running for nomination to lead their party,” said Min. Farrakhan. “I could never endorse any candidate because not one of them is saying that which would save America from the Wrath of Allah (God),” he added. The interview follows in question and answer format, allowing the Minister speak directly and clearly to Black America and the world. The interview is offered below for reprint.
Final Call editor Richard B. Muhammad (FCN): As-Salaam Alaikum. (Peace be unto you.) On behalf of the Final Call newspaper, our staff and our readers, we thank you for granting us this interview. Many news outlets have reported or perhaps misreported that you “praised,” “endorsed,” “supported” or “commended” Donald Trump. What did you actually say and what’s your view of Mr. Trump?
MLF: I never endorsed Mr. Trump or any of the candidates who are running for the nomination that would make them the leader of their party. I said of Mr. Trump that I give him credit as the only one who stood in front of “some” members of the Jewish community and told them he did not need or want their money. This was very big because any man who is able to stand on his own is free enough to do what is in the best interest of the country. That is what I said and that is what I meant.
On another occasion, I said I liked what I am looking at because I felt he had a strength required of anyone who wished to save America, or move away the Wrath of Allah (God) plaguing not only America but the world with the forces of nature.
I could never endorse any candidate because not one of them is saying that which would save America from the Wrath of Allah (God).
FCN: What should any candidate or presidential hopeful be looking at doing to avert the Wrath of God from striking America?
MLF: This is the Day of Judgement or justice for those who have been deprived of it, and the most deprived of justice are the Black man and woman of America and the Native American people. So the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said Allah God has come to fight the battle of justice for the Black man and woman of America and it is He who is plaguing America with the disasters of unusual rain, hail, snow, and soon earthquakes. So if the Black man and woman and the Native Americans, or Indians, are not in the equation of those running for the high office of the Presidency of the United States, if we are not in the equation for justice, then none of these candidates can save America from the Wrath of Allah (God).
FCN: Omitted from much of the writing about your remarks on Feb. 28 in Chicago, which was Part 2 of your Saviours’ Day address “Divine Instructions and Commands for 2016,” is that this narrative was created and given to the media by the Anti-Defamation League, a longtime enemy of the Nation, of Minister Farrakhan, and I would say an enemy to Black progress. A national press release went out and hundreds of media outlets were contacted but no media showed up, and no media independently reported on what you said. Why was it so necessary for the ADL to paint you as an extremist and why has the media responded in the way that it has?
MLF: Most presidents have been controlled by forces that control money and special interests. When Mr. Trump refused their money, he refused their control. This made him dangerous.
So now the whole Republican establishment has united to destroy his bid to be the nominee of the Republican Party. In my Saviours’ Day lecture, I mentioned Paul Wolfowitz talking to General Wesley Clark 10 years before 9/11 telling him they were going to clean out the Middle East. And then 10 days after 9/11, a general in the Pentagon pointed out to Mr. Clark a memo that contained plans to take down seven Muslim nations in five years. So they had to set the country up for a protracted war, which would keep the soldiers of America fighting for years to accomplish the goal of destabilizing the whole Middle East and taking complete control of the oil wealth of the region.
They understood, and the ADL understands, that once the American people know that this country or the government and some members of it are, in fact, a party to the conspiracy to take down the Twin Towers in a false flag operation that was designed to create a situation that would so frighten, alarm, and anger the American people that they could direct that anger against the Muslim World and bring the war effort to take down seven Muslim nations in five years. Facts are now coming to light that show Muslims were not responsible for 9/11. A policy came out of the Pentagon to make war and to pit the Muslims against each other and rip up these “cells of terror.”
If you look in the Muslim World right now, the Shia, the Sunni Muslims are standing at the brink of a pit of fire started by Western intervention and influence in pitting them against each other by exploiting their divisions. So the stage is set for war in that area of the world that would destroy that area as completely as what they are calling the failed state Libya making Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq failed states.
The fear of being uncovered, the fear of being made known for their wickedness is what is driving the ADL and that Synagogue of Satan, false Jews to pin the label on me as an anti-Semite. This is something they feel they must do in order to cover the evil that they have done or are a party to.
FCN: You mentioned again the Synagogue of Satan and in the past you’ve also spoken of Zionists. Could you, or would you, please explain what these terms mean and why these distinctions are so important when we’re talking about these issues?
MLF: We have to make a distinction between members of the Jewish community who sincerely are trying to follow the laws, statutes and commandments of God in their covenant relationship with Him, but among them are those who say they are Jews and they are not. And this is why the scripture refers to them as the Synagogue of Satan because their work is an evil work. They are doing exactly what Satan is supposed to do—which is to spread evil, not to contain evil to himself but to spread evil to others and make others deviate from the laws, statutes and commandments of God.
The Middle East is now filled with death and destruction and that was the aim of Neo-Conservatives who planned this destruction of seven Muslim nations in five years and they are on schedule and the final nation in their sights to destroy is the Islamic Republic of Iran.
FCN: You just mentioned Iran and certainly you recently just came back from a very important trip. Can you talk about why you decided to go to Iran? Why was that trip so important?
MLF: I did not know in the beginning how important the trip would be but we knew that Iran was in the crosshairs of the Neo-Conservative movement. And when you listen to Mr. Ted Cruz, the Republican presidential hopeful, and when you listen to Mr. Marco Rubio, a Republican presidential candidate, when you listen to their language, it says to me that they are agents of the Neo-Conservative strategy. They will never give peace a chance because they are saying the moment they are elected, the first thing they will do is to rip up the agreement that allowed $150 billion of Iranian money to be returned to them. They don’t want this agreement and that will surely lead to war.
FCN: In talking about Iran and in talking about the Zionists of the ADL and these assorted groups and their plots, as well as the American government and the allies: What was your message to the Muslim World or what is your message to the Muslim World about what is happening now? And how should the Muslim World respond?
MLF: These warmongers and plotters have put the Middle East in a position now of total war. If the Sunni and Shia, or those nations that surround Saudi Arabia and those nations that gather around Tehran or Iran fight each other, that is the trigger that will bring about the War of Armageddon. It is very dangerously close and the warmongers in the United States Congress are not aware of, or they’re blind to the fact that what they are doing will bring about the type of war that will end America completely as a power in the world.
FCN: In the 60-plus years of your redemptive work, you have never publically or privately called for harming Jewish people. You have never done that. But Zionists have publically called for your death. Yet, the ADL accuses you of hating Jews. Can you talk about the motivation behind this kind of constant accusation, I guess, for over 30 years now?
MLF: The Satanic Jews and their Allies fear being exposed and that is the role of the Messiah, to reveal the Man of Sin. When He comes, He has to expose those forces, those wicked ones that have caused the blood shedding and the mischief that’s going on in the world. So the moment they saw a Black man standing who was not afraid to tell the truth of them, given to him by the Messiah, they had to come against him. And they will continue to do that because their survival is at stake. Once the world sees this Synagogue of Satan as it really is and knows the players, they fear what will happen to them. The world will turn against them and that is happening now as we speak.
FCN: Is there any subject not touched on or any aspect of this whole false controversy, if you will, that you’d like to touch on? Is there something Black America, the people you have served for 60 years, is there something that we should really understand in terms of these attacks, what is really behind them and what we should be doing as a people?
MLF: I was guided by Allah (God) to give a yardstick to the voting public, particularly Black people as to what will set that candidate apart from others and that yardstick is:
Number 1: Whoever will be president, if they wish to save America from the Wrath of God and the course that America is on, which will bring about America’s destruction, they must consider justice for the Black and the Red and the Brown. If they do not consider that by separating the Black man and woman and allowing us to go free to build a nation of our own, this and this alone will turn away the wrath of God, will lessen the storms, and lessen the increased Judgment of God using the forces of nature. No candidate at present is thinking of justice for the Black and the Red and the Brown in this manner. And none of them are showing they will accept to let us go to save America from the Wrath of God. So Black and White have to know America now is in the crosshairs of God Himself, the Great Mahdi.
So I am giving them a Warning and a Guidance from God to help them to do that which will save America. And I warn them that these calamities are going to increase now in severity so America might humble herself to that call of God to let the Black man and woman go. It is the time that we should separate to go free and that America should provide us with land and implements that would allow us to build a future for ourselves—for they have proved to be disagreeable to live with in peace. So letting us go, even trying to do that, will lessen the Wrath of God and they will be helped if they decide to let the Black man go.
I believe if any of these candidates really understood that America is in the crosshairs of God, and that America will never be made great again. None of them will be able to lift America up but letting the Black man go and giving us justice that will save America. Who among these candidates is strong enough, brave enough, bold enough, to say: “If I am elected president I will let the Black man go to turn the Wrath of God away from the shores of America”?
I am almost sure that if they don’t do that, it will be said: “We must get rid of Farrakhan.” And that will bring about the destruction of America even more quickly.
FCN: Thank you very much for this interview. We can close it, unless there’s any kind of closing remark you would like to deliver.
MLF: I wanted to make it very clear: Not one of these candidates could I endorse knowing the history of National Elections and the promises that are made to our people that never get fulfilled.
I want our people to beware that no matter how good the promise is—it is not to be carried out. The only thing I say again that will make America safe is to: Let the Black man and woman go into a state or territory of our own, and help us in that territory for the next 20 to 25 years until we are able to go for self. This will solve the problem between Black and White. And Allah (God) promises that America will get an extension of time and the Wrath of God will be turned aside from this nation.
FCN: Yes, sir. Thank you very much, Brother Minister.
MLF: Thank you, Brother. As-Salaam Alaikum. (Peace be unto you.)
FCN: Walaikum Salaam, sir. (And also may be unto you.)