BY THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN | LAST UPDATED: JAN 14, 2020 – 9:39:13 AM
(Editor’s Note: The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a major message to President Donald J. Trump and the U.S. government on November 16, 2017 from the historic Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. In light of recent events and increased tensions between America and the Islamic Republic of Iran, we are offering these words of guidance, which have much value and relevance today.)
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Members of the press, members of Congress, members of the activist community; I greet you all with the greeting words of peace. We say it in the Arabic language: As-Salaam Alaikum.
I want to first thank the members of the press for honoring us with your presence, and all of you who have come to hear what we have to say.
For 40 years I have labored in this vineyard in the absence of my teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. His work among us for 40 years is unparalleled in the work of reform of the Black man and woman, bringing us from the savage state of existence that we were placed in by our former slave masters and their children. He was greatly opposed, but he was successful in making a new people out of us. He proved the efficacy of his wisdom. He proved that the wisdom that he was taught by his Teacher is sufficient to make of the Black man and woman not only here, but in the Caribbean, in Africa and the Isles of the Pacific, a brand new restored people, after 6,000 years of living under the tyranny of White supremacy.
This is not a hate-filled message from some radical mad man, this is a message of divine love. But in that divine love of The Divine Creator there is warning, and there is guidance. God never sends prophets except that there is something awry, something wrong; and the prophet doesn’t come out of hatred from God for the wrong of the people, he comes out of the mercy of God to call an errant people back to a path that would grant them divine favor, and escape the chastisement of God.
America is a great nation, but America needs to reflect on her sins. Who is bold enough, who is strong enough to say to America: “You have been wrong for a long, long time”? And it is time, now, for you to actually see yourself as God sees you, not like the silly woman that looked in the mirror and said, “Mirror, mirror on the wall. Am I not the fairest of them all?” No, you are not!
I am here from my teacher—not out of hate, but out of hope that maybe what I say to this 45th president of the United States of America might have an effect to get him off of the course that he is on.
In September of 1977, I decided to rebuild the work of Elijah Muhammad, and reprove to you who had rejected him, and to a government that persecuted him, that he had the best solution for the ever-growing toxic relationship between Black and White.
So this message is not from Louis Farrakhan, this message is from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad through Louis Farrakhan. And it is a final warning to the government and people of the United States of America. It is a final call to Black people, that you must change the way you think and the way you act—because the time has arrived for you to do better and be better, or suffer the chastisement of God until you submit your will.
It’s written in the Bible—and I say this to our president: It is written that “every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess” that Jesus The Christ is Lord. I represent that Jesus, that Christ, that you have been longing for and looking for.
Mr. Trump is an anomaly: He is someone that doesn’t fit “the norm.” You expected a man to be like the other presidents; you wanted him to be more “presidential.” He is so transparent. You wanted him to put on a suit and act dignified, like the thieves and robbers that dress in suits and tell lies; you wanted him to be like that. He’s telling lies, all right—and you’re angry because he is your reflection. He is an anomaly. You can’t make him what you desire him to be so that you can say, “Oh, that’s my president.” He wasn’t made that way. God has him here.
Do you think that God is not interested in who is president of the United States of America, especially when it’s out of the time of evil—it’s in our time now?
Did you know that President Ronald Reagan said, “Any problem that America has, the solution can be found in between the two covers of the Bible”? So at the National Press Club in 1984, I presented a solution to the “Black/White Problem” from scripture, Bible and Qur’an. ….
The next year, 1985: After a message at the Los Angeles Forum, I went down in Mexico; and on the night of the 17th of September, in a Vision I was carried up on the top of a mountain there, in a sacred valley in Tepoztlán. There is a temple at the top made like a pyramid, but it’s a monument to the Christ figure of Mesoamerica, Quetzalcóatl. And there I was at night, in a Vision-Like Experience, and one of these UFOs came over. I had people with me in the Vision: When we got to the top of that mountain, this “wheel-like” Plane came over, three legs came down from it; I thought it’s going to land on the mountain. I said to Jabril Muhammad, “Come on with me”—and a voice said: “Not them. Just you.” …
A beam of light came out of that Wheel, and drew me up into it; and I knew it was taking me to the Mother Wheel. I want you intelligent ones, or not so intelligent, to do the research. And you’ll find that every word that I am saying to you is absolutely right. When I got inside the big Wheel, there was a scroll with cursive writing on it. I was trying to read it, [then] Elijah Muhammad speaks—and the scroll rolls up.
He said: “President Reagan in early September met with his Joint Chiefs of Staff to plan a war. I want you to hold a press conference in Washington, D.C., and make known their plans. And tell them that you got it from me, Elijah Muhammad, on The Wheel.” Then he said: “You’ve got one more thing to do. And when you have done it, you may come again to The Wheel, and I will let you see me face-to-face.” And he dismissed me.
Before he departed from us in 1975; he said: “Brother, the first scientist speaks in ‘formula.’ The second scientist has to break down the formula into paragraphs, and give you the message.”
The “first scientist” is God Himself: He doesn’t use a lot of words; He speaks in “formula,” which is a mathematical expression of symbols that you have to study and deepen your understanding; and then from the formula, you can express what is hidden behind the symbols. It has taken me 32 years to finally understand all that was contained in those few words.
I have been among you a long time, and I have not failed in warning you of what the government of the United States of America has been planning against Black people generally, but Black youth, in particular, and the Nation of Islam.
I’m going to run through six presidents that have met with their Joint Chiefs of Staff to plan a war in the Islamic world, and to plan a war against Black people, and particularly Black youth. We’re at the end of it now: the plan is genocide and to kill you all. I’m going to drop it in the president’s lap, because he is the last one.
Ronald Reagan never loved us. When Reagan was the governor in California, he and Edwin Meese, who later became his attorney general were planning war games in California, and the war games were not against some “foreign enemy.” The war games were against Black people. “Tricky Dick” [Richard Nixon] was earlier, but Slick Willy [Bill Clinton]: You caught more hell under the Clinton administration—and you thought he was our “first Black president.”
Any members of Congress here, any members of the civil rights movement that are here: you love this nation. You suffered every indignity to make America better, that she might be great. And every time you forced her to make a law that was in our favor, they came right behind that law with skill and chicanery to make the law of non-effect. This started in 1876, in the Hayes-Tilden presidential election. In the Wormley Hotel, the White members of Congress made a deal. … The “deal” was “if you let Rutherford B. Hayes be president, we’ll take all the federal troops out of the South, and then you (Whites) can go back to doing what you do.” That was called “The Great Betrayal” of the so-called American Negro in 1877.
Now to the Jewish people in this hall: You weren’t there, but there was a Jewish man named [William M.] Levy who was in Congress, and he sold the agreement that was made in the hotel to the members of Congress, it became policy and “Reconstruction” was over.
So you all (Jewish people) know that when you’ve got a Black man that’s not going to bow to you, then that’s trouble. Because you’ve been waiting for The Messiah—and you know that he comes to end your civilization. So when you hear a Black man talking like Farrakhan is talking, you hear the end coming—and you want to stop it, if you can shut the man’s mouth, if you can kill him … .
Ronald Reagan wanted to kill Muammar Gadhafi. When I found out the war was against Gadhafi, I was in Benin, and in Ghana, and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. I flew to Libya. All of Gadhafi’s government was in my hotel, and I told them my Vision. … Brother Gadhafi said he wanted me to speak and introduce him the next day; and 80 nations of the Non-Aligned Movement were in Libya. I stood in Tripoli and repeated that Experience on The Wheel and told Gadhafi what they were going to do: They were going to bomb the airport, destroy the water project. He listened: He got his airplanes out into the Sudan. The next thing I knew, an American plane was shot down, and one of those fine aircraft carriers was in the Gulf of Sirte—but something happened to it. By the time I got to Saudi Arabia, it came out in the Arab news that there was “a bright object over the Mediterranean.”
I’ll die on what I’m telling you. I said to those with me, “The Wheel was there.” The electronic equipment on the aircraft carrier was messed up, so it had to go back to Florida. I was able to get out of Libya. I got into Saudi Arabia, and a few days later the bombs dropped on Libya. It was the greatest assassination attempt, most expensive attempt in history.
What I did not know was the war at that time was on two fronts: It was war with a Muslim country in Africa, but war on the Nation of Islam, and Islam period, in America.
When he became president, Reagan brought stuff with him into the White House: Meese came, and the war games were practiced even moreso, because they expected [urban revolts] since 1967 and 1968, when the riots broke out and Dr. King was assassinated. The government of America knew that the Black youth were dangerous. Black folk were becoming more militant, and instead of seeing that there has to be a solution, let’s separate the two people. But Reagan didn’t want that: [Instead] “Kill them!”
The whole threat for Nixon was the Left, the anti-war groups and all Blacks—not “some.” So the plot was against Black people in general.
Do you know that there is a CIA man who said: “When the American people believe in whatever we have said, and they believe it’s true, we have won.” You are a misused population. So, when Mr. Trump talks about “fake news,” he knows what he’s talking about.
Now, the press: You say you are “the fourth estate.” I would say you’re in a hell of a state; because you can’t say what you really know to be the truth unless it passes the muster of those who are your bosses. Some of the press are assets of the CIA. They have deceived the American people, so Donald J. Trump is busting up the institutions of a democratic country.
In the article “The CIA: 70 Years of Organized Crime,” Douglas Valentine and Lars Schall talk about the CIA, the criminal arm of the U.S. government. These are criminals! They go into countries, kill presidents, overthrow governments, create civil war, and back away like they did nothing? They are crying about Russia’s hacking into your little election, when the American government has interceded in 81 countries to fix their elections and put into power those that would be in favor of American interests?
We went from a small prison population, and the Clinton crime bill was directly against Black people. White folk could afford to smoke, or use powdered cocaine; but they fixed something in the crack cocaine, we became addicted, and they sent us to prison. Once we are called a “felon,” they knew we couldn’t vote anymore. They were killing us at the voting booth by putting us in prison—and it all was a plot.
Mr. Trump: The consequences of America’s evils over time have fallen in your lap. Do you know that we have been a problem for you ever since we’ve been here? You fought a civil war over what to do with us. … As I said when Mr. Trump was elected: “the onion was being peeled back,” and White civility was no more. They’re not acting by you like you think they should; they are angry, and they are killing us. And they know they have a genocidal plot against all Black America, starting with Nixon and Henry Kissinger, and “Memorandum 200.” They want to cull the population of our planet by two billion people.
This is not human, this is Satanic. They have their scientists in laboratories, [coming up with ways on] how to control your mind. They are weaponizing weed and they are doing lobotomies on the Black man’s brain with chemistry, biology, and electrical energy stimulation.
You are under assault, Black brothers and sisters. … You can divert water into the Black community, then drop some stuff in the water: you’re drinking the water, you’re bathing with the water, and all of a sudden you are acting strange. Do you know that homosexuality can be produced through chemistry? Don’t be mad at me. Think. You can be turned into something through chemistry and the misuse of biology.
So now, the ball is in the court of Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump, you met with your Joint Chiefs of Staff in August, and in early September. You had your generals at Camp David. … You were planning a war, sir. George W. Bush, after 9/11, said he was going to divide the Muslims against themselves. Now a 1,400-year dispute between Shia and Sunni is about to take us into a war. President Trump went to Saudi Arabia, and called 50 Sunni nations, through the king in Saudi Arabia; and instead of inviting Muslims to sit with Muslims to find out what is the point of contention, and bringing peace about, he had those Sunni nations—and aimed their anger against Tehran [Iran], and the Shia nations. Just recently you sent much weaponry into the Middle East. You didn’t “send” them, you had urged them to buy them. A war is brewing.
Mr. President, you’re going to have to deal with the thought that’s in your mind that will destroy America and her future; because once the trigger of war is pulled, it will escalate. I’m going to tell you what my teacher told me: You have planned a war. The war that you have planned, you and your generals, is in the Middle East—you want to use the Sunni, at the prodding of Israel, to attack Iran. … You are looking for a softer target, and you think that’s Iran. Wrong. … I want to say this to the Muslim world: See, you are so blinded, that you think with America’s backing you can win. Wrong. You are Muslim. If you’ve got the backing of Allah, you can win—but you don’t have that backing; not as an aggressor.
Israel: You are making America lose big time. You don’t want me to say how much control AIPAC has over the U.S. government. And I know the press is here—you can’t even say it, except you say something ugly so that your editors will give you leave. But brothers and sisters, let me tell you: You’re going to be set free. Because that kind of cowardly news person, who knows the truth and [is] afraid to tell it: If you love this country, you will tell the truth to change America, for she is going down, and fast.
Mr. President: You won’t make America “great again”—not in our time. She became great killing Native Americans. She became great enslaving us, bringing us from Africa into America to work the cotton fields. You’re not going to get that opportunity back anymore. We made America rich and strong … .
To the government: You’re not coming into the Black community looking for “Black Identity Extremists,” and not looking for me. You’re not coming looking for “separatists,” and saying you’re not looking for me and the Nation of Islam. Muslims, do you know that we are the only thing that stands in between their wicked plan of the demasculinization of The Black Man?
Now those of you who are in love with Jesus Christ, I want you to know that a Black man from Georgia was raised from a dead state: Elijah Muhammad. And you tried to kill him, and you thought you had succeeded. That’s why when I was taken up on The Wheel, he said: “Make known to them their plans, and tell them you got it from me, Elijah Muhammad, on The Wheel.” What was he asking me—pardon me, ordering me to tell you that for? So you would know that he escaped your plot to kill him. He is alive. He is in power.
I want to introduce you to Jesus the Christ. That man is on The Wheel with his Teacher. He’s been up there now for 42 years; he said that God studied 42 years to deliver us from the hands of our tormentors.
President Trump: The ball is in your court now. “Well, what do you have for me to do?” I think you should repent for all the evil that America has done to us, to the peoples of the world. Like it was in Nineveh: The only city that ever was saved in the Bible from the judgement of God was because Jonah, a faithful prophet, warned them—and they had the heart to repent; and Nineveh lived for 300 more years.
Now, I have delivered a message, and a warning, Mr. Trump; because I don’t have an armada—I come to you, no army, no navy. These brothers that are around me, they don’t carry any weapons. We are forbidden to carry weapons; we are forbidden to store weapons in our home. So if you want to kill us, we are here: I’m not running from you, I’m running to you. Because I had “one more thing to do,” and then I earn a first-class ticket to The Wheel.
I will get away: You are not going to kill me. He told me in a cryptic sentence; he said, “Brother, if Allah can’t save me, that’s a sign that He can’t save you.” I went to a funeral that was supposed to have been his [Elijah Muhammad]. I saw a body that was supposed to have been his; I kissed the forehead of that body, and I believed that my teacher was dead. But if he was “dead,” all the things that he taught me wouldn’t make any sense; because he gave me so much to do, that I couldn’t do it if he were not alive to guide me in the doing of it. …
I have been among you now 40 years—and I have not wavered one time. And they have not been able to make me bow down. Neither have you, my Black brother and sister: I have fought for you, and I ask you for nothing… So, Mr. Trump has a decision to make.
“Well, what do you want?” Some of this earth that we can call our own. How much do you owe us? Have you ever added it up? In today’s dollars, it’s trillions that you owe us. So just like you pushed the Palestinians out to give the Jews a homeland, and we are the real ones, push some of your own people out and we’ll take eight states.
Let me tell you something: If you don’t give justice to us, you will lose everything you’ve got, including your life, because God, now, said He is ready to fight you for our deliverance. And he told me to tell you: You don’t have no “fight” against The Forces of Nature. …
What you’re seeing isn’t “global warming,” it’s The Judgment of God. I am here to tell you that I come to you—but I’ve got backup.
The Christ told me to tell you He is in power. And The God has turned over all power into the hand of that one you call “The Son.” I’m telling you who “The Son” is. The White fella that you’ve got on the wall is not God’s son. “Well, we don’t know your man is the son!” Well, stick around. You haven’t gotten anything from your White fella—let me show you a Black one that can give you salvation.
How do you know he can give you salvation? I am your example.
He made me! He opened my eyes, and now I’m opening yours. He opened my ears, and now I’m opening yours. He took the knot out of my tongue, and now I’m taking the knot out of yours. When I couldn’t walk, and needed a cane, he said: “Pick up your bed, Black man, and walk”—and we’ve been walking ever since. So don’t tell me that Jesus is not present: He is present in me! He is present in you, if you believe in him!
So all you White people that love Jesus, come follow a Black man. And if “race” is killing you, then you will die from the hand of The Living Christ. … In the Bible, it said when that last trump is sounded—“trump”—it said then that “the trumpet,” that’s your brother; and then “we all will be changed from corruption into incorruptible.”
See, you can’t buy us: We are incorruptible. We have been changed from “mortal” into that which is immortal; not that we can live forever, but what we are a part of will never ever be removed from the Earth. You can’t say that about yourself, White folk. If you come this way, there is absolution for you. You bow down and submit? There is absolution for you.
“You can’t prove that!” I’ll tell you what: Watch how The God will give a “punctuation” to what I said to you, from Him, today. So if you keep going the way you’re going, it’s over.
May Allah bless you all. As-Salaam Alaikum.