Last Saturday night, April 14, 2012, American black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan was the keynote speaker at the Diversity Leadership Conference in LeMoyne-Owen College, a private, historically black, 4-year college in Memphis, TN.
Speaking to a crowd of about 1,400, Farrakhan issued a veiled threat that “people…are gonna kill their leaders” (0:47 mark):
I’ve transcribed what Farrakhan said in the video clip:
“Now if you want to lead black people, you can’t love money more than you love your people. You can’t love the big house, the big car, more than you love the advancement of your people because the enemy prints money every day that has no value. So there is no real leadership if it’s not rooted in moral character.
You want to be leaders, right? You’re sure? You’re sure?
You’d better check yourself ’cause leadership is nothing to play with. Because people tomorrow, maybe in a few days, are gonna kill their leaders who’ve been sellin’ them out.
That’s why we’re in the shape we’re in right now, because we have corrupt people or people who started out good but got corrupted.”
Ironically, as reported by Scott Carroll for The Commercial Appeal, Farrakhan had prefaced his keynote address by saying, “I didn’t come here today to stir up your emotions, I came to cause you to think.”
LeMoyne-Owen president Johnnie B. Watson said he was pleased to host Farrakhan, whom he called “an iconic figure.”
This is the same Louis Farrakhan who lives in a big house in Chicago, supported by Nation of Islam donors; who calls white people “blue-eyed devils”; who believes that salvation for black people will come in the form of a huge “mother wheel” UFO; and who praises Zimbabwe’s
president-for-life dictator Robert Mugabe — the epitome of a corrupt leader — for his forced “redistribution” of white-owned land and property.
Although he had supported Barack Obama in 2008, Farrakhan is no longer a supporter because of Obama’s support for the 2011 military intervention in Libya, which Farrakhan strongly opposes due to his own support for Muammar al-Gaddafi. Farrakhan now calls Obama the “first Jewish president.”
Is Farrkhan’s death threat directed at Obama?