(Note: The following statement was released by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut)

It is terrible to witness what we just witnessed in the slaying of these children. Every life has a purpose. Innocent life is more valuable in the Sight of God,  so when innocent life is sacrificed: What “lesson” should we learn from such a tremendous sacrifice, tremendous suffering, tremendous pain?

Why should our president, a father, shed tears over the precious lives that were torn away from their parents and friends? It’s to help a nation see that guns, and the weapons of war, cannot bring about the joy, happiness and peace that was robbed from the people of Newtown.

And hopefully, the president of the United States, sending drones into Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and other places, killing men, women and children—and the word says “collateral damage,” and we go on killing…

Could it be that these precious lives lost, and the pain that it has caused every one of us who shares the pain of those parents, and those loved ones who lost those precious children and the lives of the teachers who taught them…  Could it be that God wants us to see that until you can feel the pain and suffering of others that has been inflicted upon them on the basis of a lie, and America’s reach for the resources of that area of the world, then maybe you will understand that this may be “chickens coming home to roost.” “For as thou hast done”—the Book says—“so shall it be done unto you.”


The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Servant to the Lost-Found
Nation of Islam in the West