BY THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN | LAST UPDATED: APR 16, 2013 – 11:34:50 AM
[Editor’s note: The following article contains a distillation of the hour-long message delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Part 14 of his 52-week Lecture Series “The Time and What Must Be Done.” This message originally aired on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Click here to order this message it in its entirety on MP3, DVD and CD. Please call 1.866.602.1230, ext. 200, or visit store.finalcall.com to order. Be sure to visit NOI.org/TheTime each Saturday at 6 p.m. CST (5 p.m. MST and 7 p.m. EST) to view the ongoing series.]
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
Greetings to you. I am Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, that Great Preacher of Freedom, Justice and Equality to the Aboriginal People of the Earth; and, a Warner to the United States government and the American people, and the nations of the Earth—The Eternal Leader of the Nation of Islam.
I am most grateful and thankful to Allah for another opportunity to share with you some of the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I would like to thank you, the viewers, for your support and telling your friends about the broadcast. And thank you to my social media brothers and sisters who are “tweeting” and re-“tweeting” the salient points in the lecture as it touches them.
I think we should strive to fill the airwaves of the social media, or the internet, with intelligent discourse rather than the vanity and useless foolishness that is constantly being used on the internet, on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter pages. I would also like for the ministers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, under my leadership, to respond intelligently to the people who are raising questions—even those who doubt the Truth of what we are saying, and are exclaiming their vitriol and bitterness to what they are hearing from us. But never, ever, should we go “down in the gutter” with those who choose to go there.
I want Brother Jesse Muhammad and our Twitter fans to know that I am interested in reading everything that you have to say, and to answer your questions, if it pleases Allah, if you would desire to ask them. I answer all my Twitter questions, and I’ve just about completed all of the 600 or more questions that came to me from our #AskFarrakhan Social Media Townhall Meeting held on September 26, 2012; and I think I have 50 more questions, by The Grace of Allah, to answer.
So whatever troubles you, whatever disturbs you about The Message of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the scripture teaches in the Book of Matthew, Chapter 7, verses 7-8: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
A message to my detractors, who label me as a ‘mad man’
It seems as though that some of you are so upset by what I am saying, that you write disrespectful “tweets” and words, calling Farrakhan: “Crazy Louie.” Of course, that is your prerogative to be cheap, and disrespectful, if that is what you feel. But I am in excellent company when you call me “crazy,” or a “mad man.”
When you refer to me as a “mad man” or as “crazy,” you put me in good company—in the company of The Prophets and Messengers of God who challenged the powers of their day with Truth.
But look at what is written in the Holy Qur’an, in the 68th Chapter titled Al-Qalam (“The Pen”). Verses 1-6 reads:
“In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
(By) the inkstand and the pen and that which they write!
By the grace of thy Lord thou art not mad.
And surely thine is a reward never to be cut off.
And surely thou hast sublime morals.
So thou wilt see, and they (too) will see,
Which of you is mad.”
“By the inkstand and the pen”: Whose “inkstand”? And whose “pen”? Allah says in The Holy Qur’an, in the first chapter that He revealed to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, Surah 96, Al-’Alaq (“The Clot”), verses 1-5:
“Read in the name of thy Lord Who creates—
Creates man from a clot,
Read and thy Lord is most Generous,
Who taught by the pen,
Taught man what he knew not.”
“Read”… Well, I have been “reading” the writings of God’s prophets, and every one of them that came to a powerful government that had gone wrong, and faced them with Truth revealed by God Himself—these prophets were called “mad men.”
And you know, America, just as you are used to people being afraid of your immense power, as those were afraid of the immense power of those governments in which the prophets appeared, yet: The prophet was unmoved by the power of the government, and that government’s ability to do him harm. So naturally, if he’s un-phased by your “great power,” which has you drunk on yourself, then of course you would see him as a “mad man.”
Blacks who stood up against the atrocities committed upon them by Whites in the South or the North were always referred to as “crazy n—-rs”; but, the “crazy n—-r” either was killed, or you left him alone because you felt that he had to have “lost his mind” to challenge you.
A message to those who seek to take my life
Some of you “Tweet,” and write, and say that: “Farrakhan should be exterminated ASAP”—as soon as possible! You cannot reason with what I am saying, so the first thing that comes into your mind is that “Farrakhan should be killed.”
Is that the way you do when you cannot support your argument with facts? Is that the way you do when you have nothing to cast at The Truth—except Truth that will bear more witness to The Truth? Because certainly, when you cast Falsehood at Truth, you have no “power” with Falsehood to undermine The Power of The Truth! There, again, you put yourself in the position of those who couldn’t take The Truth of the prophets of their time, and sought to kill them.
Well, I must respectfully say to you—and even to those of my own Black brothers and sisters, and even those who follow me, who feel that I “can’t be touched”: Ohh, I don’t think it’s wise to think that way! Of course, they can “touch” me, if it pleases Allah; they can arrest me, if it pleases Allah. They can bring me before their courts, if it pleases Allah.
But, to take my life? No. Unless that pleases God, and I don’t think it does, you can’t have my life. And just the thought in your mind of being desirous of taking my life, when all I am doing is giving you The Truth that will guide you away from God’s Destructive Power; well, if you think like that: Then you have already sentenced yourself to what you desire for me.
The scripture tells you “how you should handle The Servants of God”—particularly myself. If you don’t like me, well, I’m not “loved” by everybody. But what is the most important thing: I am loved by The Two that back me, and that is The Great Mahdi and The Messiah Who has Power over all things! So, if you don’t like me, that’s on you! But I am going to continue to tell The Truth.
In the Book of Psalms, the 105th Chapter, the 15th verse; it reads: “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.” And then in the 2nd Chapter of Psalms, the 4th and 12th verses read: “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision”; and, “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little….”
“Kiss the Son, lest he be angry with you,” and you won’t tarry but “a little while”—for The God that I serve “sits in the heavens and laughs” at you; and, The Lord will have them “in derision”: All of these meanings I will go into at another time. In a future broadcast, I will talk about what is “in the heavens where He sits” that you should be troubled over.
God, and His Messiah, are backing me to speak to you as I am speaking. Not out of “hatred” for you, but out of concern that you have reached “the end of your rope.” And if you’ve ever seen a “hanging”—which of course, we Black people in America have seen much of … when that person gets to the end of that rope, the rope yanks the neck and breaks your spine, and there is no more to you. Well, that is where you are: You are facing your destruction, and I am trying to warn you in hopes that you might save yourselves, and your children.
So to those who may be inside The Nation of Islam, or outside The Nation of Islam, that desire to take my life: Oh, just having “the desire” has already put you in the crosshairs of The Two that back me! And believe me; you can’t do me any harm except that which Allah permits. You would be wise to heed this:
If you can’t deal with me with “facts,” and if you can’t dispute what I say with truth; then if what I say is “false,” you can defeat me with “your truth”!
But, I don’t think you can.
And to those of you who think that a man who talks like me should already be dead—yes, this is some of my own people who, right now, fear for my life because of the Truth that these broadcasts of “The Time and What Must Be Done” are bringing to the American people, and to the world. They know that whenever a Black man speaks like I am speaking, he is usually killed, or put in prison; assassinated. And you know they assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they assassinated Malcolm X… America: You assassinated many others! So, this is your “pattern”!
And I’ll tell you like it reads in verse 71 from the Holy Qur’an in Surah 10 Yunus (“Jonah”), when they didn’t like Noah, and got tired of Noah’s preaching. Do you know what Noah said to them? God is telling Noah to tell the people:
“…O my people, if my staying (here) and my reminding (you) by the messages of Allah is hard on you, on Allah do I rely; so decide upon your course of action and (gather) your associates. Then let not your course of action be dubious to you, so have it executed against me and give me no respite.”
In other words, “Gather all that you have of your forces, and give me no respite” meaning: “Don’t let up on me, because I surely am not going to let up in the preaching of this word. So come against me, then, with all you have because it won’t be enough to stop what God has in store for you.”
So you would be wise, that if you don’t like what I say: Then go off somewhere with your scholars, and reason with what I say. And if you find me to be truthful, then your duty is to aid me—not fight me; and that will take some of the weight off of you that is on you as you view these broadcasts.
Instead of seeing Farrakhan as a “hater of America,” you should see me in the light of one who loves the land in which I was born, and sees America as the greatest country in the last 6,000 years. And, I am warning you because I want to see the country avert the consequences of her evil by encouraging her, in the short time that is left, to really “change”—a change that God will believe in! Not a change that the ignorant believe in, but a “change” that God will know that you really want to save your lives, the lives of your children, and carve out a new future for yourself!
Of course, I think I’m being very patriotic, and I thank The Founding Fathers for the freedom of speech that they guaranteed in The Constitution of the United States of America. And those of you who think I “hate the country,” and you tell me I should “go back to Africa,” or I should run to North Korea or someplace; well, I’ll tell you: The whole Earth is ours—and so we won’t have to “run” anywhere!
But maybe, if you keep up your foolishness, you won’t have any place to run yourself!
To the media, “The Fourth Estate”: You are under control. And as long as “The Fourth Estate” is not free, then how will the masses of the people be able to know when their government and their leaders have become tyrannical?
Dear Believers: Don’t fear for me, or for yourself. And don’t go away thinking that they are not going to try to put their hands on me, or bring me before their courts! Of course this is already written, and it is in their plans; it’s going on now as we speak. But, don’t worry about that! Because all their “planning” is against themselves; but they don’t know it yet. But you will sooner than you think … So if you come against me, and try to deceive some of those around me, that a “Judas” will rise up from among those “Disciples,” go right ahead!
But I warn you, my “Judas” brother or sister, the scripture teaches in The New Testament it would be “better” that you “had not been born” (Book of Matthew, Chapter 26, verse 24), or that “a millstone had been around your neck, and you had been dropped in the depth of the sea.” (Book of Luke, Chapter 17, verses 1-2).
And in The Sermon that Jesus made on The Mount (Book of Matthew, Chapter 5, verses 11-12), in the last of his Beatitudes he said: “Blessed are ye when men shall persecute you and revile you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake”—and then comes “the hard part”: “Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. Great is your reward in heaven, for so did they the prophets that were before you”—do I look like I’m “not happy”? Even as I am speaking with you, my skin lightens up!
I am rejoicing, because I am walking in The Path of The Prophets of God.
A rundown of ‘a century of wars, lies and deceit’
Just to recap what we shared in Part 13: From the Holy Qur’an, the 45th Chapter, or Surah, called “The Kneeling,” in the section titled “The Doom,” verse 28 it reads: “And thou wilt see every nation kneeling down. Every nation will be called to its record. This day you are requited for what you did.” And the verse before that speaks of “The Hour,” “The Hour of The Doom.” And please keep this in your mind, that an “hour” has 60 minutes, and a “minute” has 60 seconds; and “The Hour” refers to “The Doom”—it is The Number of The Beast, for it is the number of a man, “six hundred threescore and six” (“666”).
We also examined America’s deceit and wicked practices under the guise of her “foreign policy,” as we will continue to examine in Part 14. So let us begin …
A female author by the name of Naomi Wolf who wrote an article titled “Fascist America, in 10 easy steps,” stated that “the first step to fascism in America” is to “Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy” and “Creating a terrifying threat—hydra-like, secretive, evil—is an old trick.” Ms. Wolf reminds us that the Reichstag fire of February 1933 “was swiftly followed in Nazi Germany by passage of the Enabling Act, which replaced constitutional law with an open-ended state of emergency.” “The Reichstag” is the German Congress, and Adolph Hitler’s followers secretly set it on fire and claimed that Germany was under a “terrorist threat.”
With that being stated, let us look at some of our presidents, and what they have said and what they have done to cause the loss of life of hundreds and thousands, and tens of thousands, of American patriots who love their country—but have been constantly deceived by their leadership.
President William McKinley, the USS Maine: In 1898, the United States wanted control over Puerto Rico, The Philippines and Guam, so President William McKinley lied about an explosion on board the USS Maine anchored in Havana Harbor that killed 260 patriotic, innocent, servicemen. McKinley, and the media said, “Spain did it!”—but they offered no evidence. Does this sound familiar? Because of that war, the United States gained control over Cuba, so that the island could be opened to the United Fruit Company, and the other American corporations. America, in that war, took Puerto Rico, The Philippines, and Guam.
President Woodrow Wilson, “World War I”: In 1913, when the Federal Reserve Act was signed by Congress, and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, from 1913 to 2013 there have been 100 years of war.
And remember: In 1912, even up to December the 26th of 1913, the debt that America had was only $2 billion. One hundred years later, in this century of war, America is now nearly $17 trillion in debt—but when you add up Social Security entitlements, Medicare, Medicaid, pension funds, it’s nearly $60 trillion-$70 trillion.
So how did we get into “World War I”? From the book The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, published by Simon & Schuster in 2012, in Chapter 1 it states: “…The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a Serbian fanatic on June 28, 1914, triggered a chain of events that, in August [of that year] plunged the world into the most brutal orgy of bloodshed and destruction humanity had yet seen. …” That war in 1914: Britain wanted America to get involved in that war. But, our president, Woodrow Wilson, got into his second term on the slogan that “he kept America out of war.” But in 1917, he committed America to the first “World War.” How did it happen? Well, in May of 1915, Germany sank the British liner Lusitania, leaving 1,200 dead, including 128 Americans. And despite initial disclaimers, the ship was in fact carrying a large cargo of arms to Great Britain.
Though Wilson had won re-election in 1916 on the slogan, “He kept us out of war,” he was increasingly coming to believe that if the United States didn’t join the war, it would be denied a role in shaping the post-war world. Germany’s resumption of submarine warfare in this area of The Atlantic, and blowing up the Lusitania: America claimed to be neutral—but America was sending arms to Britain to fight against Germany! So Germany torpedoed the Lusitania. And then, Woodrow Wilson’s real motive, of course, was his belief that only by entering the war could he be guaranteed a voice in negotiations. So on April 2, 1917, Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a “declaration of war,” saying that “the world must be made safe for democracy.” And right after World War I, Woodrow Wilson had a role to play in establishing “The League of Nations.”
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pearl Harbor/“World War II”: “World War II” started in Europe on September 1, 1939. It is written that President Franklin D. Roosevelt met secretly with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Newfoundland, and the two leaders drew up the “Atlantic Charter.”
Churchill wanted Roosevelt to lead America into war, but America did not wish to get involved in that war. However, Roosevelt said to Churchill that he would “wage” war, but not declare it; and that he would become more and more provocative, and if the Germans did not like it, they could attack American forces.
Everything was to be done to force an incident that could lead to war.
(Is that what we’re seeing now? Is that what we’re hearing on our television stations now? Is North Korea being “forced into” a position to “strike first,” to give America the “excuse” to go to war? Let’s see, because as I stated before, America’s behavior is consistent!)
Japan invaded French-Indo China in 1941, seeking the resources and bases needed to fortify its position in the region. The United States responded by completely barring petroleum exports to Japan; its supplies dwindling. Japan’s leaders decided to secure oil from the Dutch East Indies, but they feared that the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor could interfere with their efforts. Well, my beloved brothers and sisters: Many great Americans warned us that the cryptographers had already decoded the messages sent by the Japanese to their submarines and their navy. And, in doing that, America knew what the Japanese were going to do; in fact, they wanted Japan to make that strike! In fact, they maneuvered Japan into such a strike. As a result of that, America entered “World War II” in December 1941.
At the end of that horrific war, “World War II,” they say a quarter of a million (250,000) American young men lost their lives, and over 50 million human beings were destroyed. Some have said, and it is evident, that Churchill wanted America to get into the war, and they felt that the allies could not win without America; and all our efforts to cause the Germans to declare war on us had failed. So the conditions we imposed on Japan to get out of China were so severe, that we knew that nation could not accept those terms!
President Lyndon B. Johnson/The Gulf of Tonkin Incident/“The Vietnam War”: The official story was that North Vietnamese torpedo boats launched an unprovoked attack against a U.S. Destroyer navy ship on routine patrol in the Tonkin Gulf on August 2, 1964. And that the Communists followed up with a deliberate attack—two days later. None of this was true! President Lyndon B. Johnson used the fabricated incident to justify a momentous escalation in the war, ultimately leading to 1) Over 50,000 American deaths; 2) Millions of Vietnamese causalities, and 3) Many, many tens of thousands of Americans suffering the after-effects of war.
President George H.W. Bush/Persian Gulf War: Former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, and her ambassador to Kuwait, gave Saddam Hussein the “o.k.” to go into the 19th Province of Iraq that is now called Kuwait, because it was said that Kuwait was extracting oil from wells that belong to Iraq. This was mentioned to the American Ambassador to Iraq, April Catherine Glaspie, and it was mentioned to the British! The American ambassador said, “It’s okay with us …”—but after Saddam Hussein went in, that’s when he was told: “You must get out.”
Margaret Thatcher influenced George H.W. Bush to get [Sadaam Hussein] out of Kuwait; that the terms were “great,” and so war took place. And in Iraq, America dropped explosives filled with depleted uranium that is causing terrible side effects not only among the Iraqi people, but also side effects that are ill-affecting the American soldiers.
My dear brothers and sisters, this same idea or thought today is being used against Iran! These sanctions that make it difficult for Iran to do what Iran needs to do for her country and her people is trying to force Iran to make an attack in the Strait of Hormuz. But, Iran is a follower of The Qur’an, and The Qur’an forbids a Muslim from being “the aggressor”; and, it even says Allah hates “aggression.” So, Iran is not going to bow to those provocations…
But the question is: “Will North Korea?”
‘The lying wonders’ of 9/11 and the World Trade Center ‘attacks’
Now here we are, in the modern era, with President George W. Bush, “9/11” and “The World Trade Center destroyed”: Of course, the story that was told was that it was “Muslims.” I held a press conference on September 16, 2001 live from Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Illinois, and I warned President George W. Bush to be careful of how he responded to such an act of the destruction of nearly 3,000 lives. But remember! At Pearl Harbor we lost nearly 3,000 again; and the navy was almost completely destroyed to get America into war.
What I’m trying to say to us is: Our lives mean little when those in high places see “a bigger gain” through war.
Well, a few days after “9/11,” and the press conference, I mentioned that this was the beginning of “a war against Islam.” Now, there are scientists today who say that Muslims had nothing to do with the destruction of The World Trade Towers. We had some of these great scientists to visit the Nation of Islam at our Saviours’ Day Convention in 2012; when, during the plenary session titled “9/11: What Really Happened, and Why?” these scientists gave irrefutable truth and facts that would make “a brass monkey” sit up and take notice!
Let us look at some of “The Questions” around the bombing of the World Trade Center:
Right before 9/11, unusually high levels of “put options” were placed on the stocks of American and United Airlines, and corporate tenants of The World Trade Center. These are market bets that give the better a profit if stock goes down. According to Bloomberg Business News in 2001, this would be one of the most extraordinary coincidences in the history of mankind—if it was, in fact, a “coincidence.”
How was the FBI able to release a list and photos of the hijackers within hours? Why have at least five of the 19 alleged hijackers turned up alive and well, living in Saudi Arabia? How could these alleged hijackers have known that multiple classified air defense drills were planned for the morning of 9/11, leaving only two fighter jets available to protect the entire northeastern United States? Why was Attorney General (John) Ashcroft warned to stop using commercial airlines prior to 9/11? How come the hole in the Pentagon was 18 feet across—but the wingspan of a 757 jetliner is 146 feet?
Hmm … Things to consider, wouldn’t you think?
How come a little single-engine Piper PA-28 plane that crashed into the IRS office in Austin, Texas on February 18, 2010 did more damage to that building than a 757 jetliner did to the Pentagon? How does a pilot, Muhamed Atta, who failed his lessons on a one-engine propeller plane, pull off maneuvers only a highly-trained airline pilot could do—a 270-degree turn at 500 miles an hour, descending 7,000 feet in 2 1/2 minutes into a direct hit? Well, all of this makes us wonder: Was this another “lying wonder” that is spoken of by Paul in the Book of 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 2, verse 8-9: “And then shall that Wicked one be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders…”?
The U.S.S. Maine was a “lying wonder”—people wondered “How did we get into that war; World War I”? It was through the lies told! World War II, lies told; Vietnam, lies told. And present-day, in the lead-up to the war with Iraq and Afghanistan: All of the members of the Bush government told lies! Condoleezza Rice, you lied! Colin Powell lied; Cheney and Rumsfeld lied. Bush lied. What was the lie? That Iraq, and Saddam Hussein had “weapons of mass destruction.” So America bombed; The Operation was called “Shock and Awe.”
But did they find “weapons of mass destruction”? No. Another lie… And thousands of Americans were hurt, or killed; and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were destroyed.
In Pennsylvania, Flight 93: Why was there no visible airplane debris where Flight 93 supposedly crashed in Pennsylvania? Only a smoking hole in the ground—no bodies, no seats, no wings, no luggage!
What about The World Trade Center? Six months before the 9/11 attacks, the World Trade Center was purchased by the Silverstein Group for $3.2 billion—even though those buildings were covered in asbestos, an obvious health hazard; and in need of demolition. But Larry Silverstein took out insurance coverage on the property, which fortuitously covered “acts of terrorism”! The result was a potential payout of $4.6 billion, which was paid out. And the result of court ruling, Silverstein made a huge profit off of the 9/11 attacks. At least one security guard at the World Trade Center reported the abrupt removal of explosive-sniffing dogs five days prior to 9/11.
Brothers and sisters: No steel-framed building before or since 9/11 has ever collapsed due to fire. The World Trade Center buildings were designed to withstand the impact of airliners. The melting point of steel is about 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit. And the temperature of jet fuel fires does not exceed 1,800 degrees.
Why were two distinct spikes, one for each Tower, seen in seismic records before the towers collapsed?
How could the World Trade Center towers collapse in free-fall speed—only 11 seconds for World Trade Center One, and 9 seconds for World Trade Center Two—speeds that approximate that of a ball dropped from a similar height with no air resistance?
Why did so many people, including New York Fire Department Personnel, report hearing many explosions at street level prior to the Towers falling?
And by the way: Who were those men on top of a van with a tripod camera across the Hudson River, filming the Towers before the first plane hit? How did they know to be there? And why were they celebrating? The police arrested them, and let them go into Israeli custody. Why?
“Building 7”: This was the 47-story skyscraper that was part of the World Trade Center complex that collapsed on 9/11. Why did this skyscraper, which was not struck by a plane, collapse in 6.5 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on September 11th in the exact manner of a controlled demolition? And why was U.S. military explosive thermate found in the dust of the World Trade Center?
America is now at war with ‘Islam’
Here are some more recent examples of “lying wonders”: Four-star U.S. army general Wesley Clark said that 10 years before 9/11, Paul Wolfowitz, the Neo-Con architect of Bush’s war on Iraq, told General Clark of plans to “clean out The Middle East,” and take over those Muslim nations. Just 10 days after 9/11, Clarke was shown a Pentagon memo that describes how they planned to “take out seven countries in five years,” starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.
“Five years” and “seven countries”… This woman, Naomi Wolf, who said that it would be a “hydra-like scheme”: This “hydra” is a multi-headed monster in mythology that Hercules fought against. But the strange thing about this “monster” is that every time Hercules cut off a head, the head would grow back.
America, now, is at war with Islam, make no mistake about it! Every time they kill a leader of Islam, another one rises! Why? You can’t kill, or destroy, Islam! Because Islam is The Nature of God, and it is The Nature in which He has created this Universe! Remember, when Jesus came into Jerusalem, riding the ass and the colt; and the Jewish Sanhedrin said, “If we don’t stop this man now, the whole world will go after him.” Is this why it led to his ultimate crucifixion?
Is this what you all thought when you saw my call of a million Black men, and nearly two million showed up? Was your thought that you “have to stop Farrakhan and The Nation of Islam now” before the whole world goes after us?
We traveled the world, and you saw my acceptance in Africa, Asia, and in the Islamic world; in The Caribbean, in Central America and South America—you saw this! And in the Islamic world, even in the Holy City of Mecca when we made Umrah, or “The Lesser Pilgrimage” during the last 10 nights of Ramadan: The Saudi government put a police escort for me and those with me; and they escorted us from Jeddah to the Prophet’s mosque in Medinah; and from Medinah to Mecca. And at The Ka’abah in Mecca, young people broke down barriers to come and touch me—not out of “hatred,” but out of love! Is this what you fear?
What is it about Islam that you fear? And what is “Islam”? The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us, and all Islamic scholars bear witness, that “Islam” is entire submission to do The Will of God. Did not Moses submit his will to God? Did not Abraham, The Father of The Righteous, submit his will to God? Did not Jesus say, “Not my will, but Thy will?”
The Muslims in America are most peaceful and productive; they have contributed much to the development of this society in medicine, in science, in engineering, in research and development. But the FBI has been infiltrating mosques and creating conditions to entrap Muslims; and then you say, through your media, that you have “stopped terrorists.”
This is all a part of your aim of “invoking a terrifying internal and external enemy.”
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who recently passed away, wondered whether he was poisoned by the CIA. I read that Americans are telling the opposition that they should not accept the results of the election in this Venezuelan government if Nicolas Maduro wins.
America: Why are you meddling in their affairs? Can anyone meddle in the affairs of American politics?
Brothers and sisters, the American people, you are seeing, now, that we’re leading up to war again. You need to really look at other media on your internet, other than CNN, and the corporate-controlled media of America. Try Russian television (rt.com), Chinese television (english.cntv.cn); try Saudi Arabian news service Al-Jazeera (aljazeera.com); try Iranian news service Press TV (presstv.ir). All of these stations will give you the same facts, but another viewpoint.
Kwame Ture, formerly known as “Stokely Carmichael,” believed that he was given cancer by the CIA. I have been battling cancer, and it was known that I had it. And when I flew to Washington to be treated for it at Howard University Hospital, the then-wife of Nelson Mandela, Sister Winnie Mandela—when she visited me, said that it was announced in South Africa that I had passed; and CNN and The New York Times were preparing to release a statement that I had “passed.”
What did they know?
‘I’m gonna live until I die’—they know
The Doom that is coming to them
I would like you to study the following prophecy of “Babylon’s Doom” from the 13th Chapter of Isaiah, verses 2-11 [NIV Bible]: “Raise a banner on a bare hilltop, shout to them; beckon to them to enter the gates of the nobles. I have commanded those I prepared for battle; I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath—those who rejoice in my triumph. Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The Lord Almighty is mustering an army for war. They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens—the Lord and the weapons of his wrath—to destroy the whole country. Wail, for the day of the Lord is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty. Because of this, all hands will go limp, every heart will melt with fear. Terror will seize them … the day of the Lord is coming—a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger … The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light … I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.”
Yes! It is said that “the soldiers coming” will not spare the children or the fruit of the womb! So in closing, there was a song that Frank Sinatra sang; it’s called, “I’m Gonna Live Until I Die,” written by Al Hoffman, Walter Kent and Manny Curtis, and it goes like this:
“I’m gonna live till I die! I’m gonna laugh ‘stead of cry, I’m gonna take the town and turn it upside down, I’m gonna live, live, live until I die. / They’re gonna say ‘What a guy!’ I’m gonna play for the sky. Ain’t gonna miss a thing, I’m gonna have my fling, I’m gonna live, live, live until I die.
The blues I lay low, I’ll make them stay low, They’ll never trail over my head. I’ll be a devil, till I’m an angel, but until then. / Hallelujah, gonna dance, gonna fly, I’ll take a chance riding high, Before my number’s up”—“666”—“I’m gonna fill my cup, I’m gonna live, live, live, until I die!”
Thank you for reading these words. May Allah bless you with The Light of Understanding, as I greet you in peace: As-Salaam Alaikum.