Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan had some interesting things to say this last Sunday at the annual Saviours’ Day convention at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Il. Among other things, the leader said that Moammar Gadhafi has always been a friend and he won’t distance himself from the Libyan dictator. He also said that if Gadhafi was guilty of war crimes, then G.W. Bush is too.
What I found really interesting was that during the 3 hour long speech, Farrakhan evidently starting waxing on about L.Ron Hubbard and Scientology of all things. And guess what? Heeeeee’s a fan!
Farrakhan also said he had spent time at the Church of Scientology’s celebrity center in Los Angeles and had been impressed with the church’s method of “auditing” — a process he said was comparable to therapy.
He said the church’s founder L. Ron Hubbard had a mission to “civilize white people,” adding that Hubbard “is so exceedingly valuable to every white person on this earth.”
It’s like listening to the Riddler talk about how awesome the Penguin is! Is there some information out there that expands on this idea? How is it possible that a megalomaniacal pulp sci-fi writer who made a fortune scamming people out of their money in exchange for some wacky alien religion is exceedingly valuable to every white person on earth? Is this a case of “Don’t Do What Donnie Don’t Does?”
Can you imagine anyone saying that kind of crap about Farrakhan himself? “Farrakhan had a mission to “civilize brown people,” adding that Farrakhan “is so exceedingly valuable to every brown person on this earth.”
Yikes. But it doesn’t stop there.
His speech also covered familiar topics from previous Savior’s Day events, including a focus on the common beliefs of Christians and Muslims who he said “should not be at war with one another,” how the Nation of Islam believes that white people were created from blacks 4,000 years ago on an Aegean island by a black scientist, and on problems affecting the black community, including street gangs.
Haha, I like how it’s sandwiched between two totally understandable and important social concerns. And how this is categorized as a familiar topic. Why did I never know that my ancestors were created in an island lab by a black scientist 4,000 years ago? Is this a mad scientist? Are we Frankenstein’s monster? Was it like Gilligan’s Island with a microscope made out of coconuts, ferns, and that old-time moxy?
He also criticized the sexually charged performances of popstar Rihanna, saying they were “filthy” and that people who enjoyed such antics were “swine,” a description he also applied to homosexuals and lesbians. He also criticized immigrant Muslims in the Chicago area for moving to white suburbs and being patronizing toward black Muslims.
During Black History Month, schools should teach from Nation of Islam books that say Jewish people took advantage of blacks, he said. An Anti-Defamation League spokesman said Farrakhan’s comments were “just the usual hate speech and propoganda.”
That’s it! Farrakhan is NOT invited to my birthday party.
After that bit of ugly, let’s end with something awesome:
He warned that non-believers and the sinful would face the wrath of God through high-technology UFOs or “wheels” that he has often described in previous addresses.
Yeah, and aliens are actually god’s goons, coming to snuff out the non-believers and sinners. If your married to a sinner or non-believer, you may wake up with a wrapped fish on your doorstep or a severed horse head in your bed. Take the hint and get to praying.
It’s all pretty hilarious, until you remember that this man is a somewhat respected Islamic leader.