The Nation of Islam is a religious and political organization founded in 1930 to promote the welfare of black Americans through a version of Islam and push the idea that blacks are superior to whites. Calypso performer Louis Eugene Walcott converted to Islam and joined the Nation of Islam, and changing his name to Louis Farrakhan. In a few short months, he became part of the Temple of Islam in Boston, where Malcom X served as the spiritual leader. In time, Farrakhan became the leader of the Nation of Islam.
Farrakhan has the support of a number of Democrats in Congress, but that support is being questioned by Republicans after Farrakhan announced that Jews are his enemy and they have control over those areas of government, referring specifically to the FBI. Republicans are now demanding that those Democrats that support Farrakhan or who have ties with him, resign from Congress immediately.
(Fox News) – Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has answered those who denounced as anti-Semitic his recent “Jews are my enemy” quote with another broadside, this time tweeting a video clip where he says “The Jews have control over those areas of government” – in referring to the FBI.
The clip featuring the latest remark was posted to Farrakhan’s official Twitter account on March 7, well after the controversy erupted over the remarks made earlier, at a Chicago event on Feb. 25. Those comments brought new attention to Farrakhan’s links with seven members of the Congressional Black Congress, as well as to Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory, who attended the Farrakhan event, and posted a photo of herself with Farrakhan on her Instagram feed after the speech.
The controversy sparked calls by many Republicans for Democrats to vigorously denounce Farrakhan’s remarks. Others who quickly condemned Farrakhan’s remarks also asked pointed questions on why much of the media was either slow to report the story, or have chosen to ignore it entirely…
It’s doubtful that any of the Democrats will resign, but then Republicans have to remind them of their calls for the resignation of President Donald Trump when he only pointed out that members of the radical left, which included Antifa, were equally responsible for the violence in Charlottesville. They automatically claimed he supported the white supremacists and therefore, Trump should resign.