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By Brother Jesse Muhammad
On Sunday, August 17, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a vital message from The Nation of Islam’s National Center, Mosque Maryam in Chicago. In light of theÂ killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson officer Darren WilsonÂ and the slaughter of the Palestinians, the world was on edge in anticipation of what the divine man of God would have to share.
“There’s not a lot for me to say that I haven’t already said. It’s just that you have not been listening,”Â said Min. Farrakhan, who mentioned what he had been in anguish over events the past six weeks. “You treat me like a lovely song.“The Minister’s coming out, let’s hear what his song is today.”Â And after I speak, you applaud, and go back to your crazy way of life.”
In regards to theÂ death of Michael Brown, he said, “I warn you that something terrible is about to go down, and Ferguson is a sign; a microcosm of the macrocosm.Â The killing of Michael Brown is one in many–some we know about and some we don’t know about. But every city and town, where Black people live, Black men are being shot down by police!”Â
“This has sparked a response that has been building. The cry of the people is not “ease the situation,” it’s “no justice, no peace”…It has reached the boiling point…I have warned you, as your brother, that they were going to bring tanks.”
The message also dealt with the violence in Chicago and the slaughter of the Palestinians at the hands of Israel. “The anguish I feel started with Gaza…You tell me who the real terrorist is!” said Minister Farrakhan.Â “How could the Muslim world remain silent in the face of such slaughter?”
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