And now for your daily dose of crazy courtesy of Nation of Islam leader "Minister" Louis Farrakhan.
Farrakhan addressed over 18,000 of his followers last Sunday at the annual Saviors Day convention in Chicago during an erratic speech in which he hailed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Scientology, warned of a similar revolution taking place in the Middle East happening in America, and slammed gays and pop singer Rihanna as "swine".
The Chicago-Sun Times reports:
His speech also covered familiar topics from previous Savior’s Day events, including a focus on the common beliefs of Christians and Muslims who he said “should not be at war with one another,” how the Nation of Islam believes that white people were created from blacks 4,000 years ago on an Aegean island by a black scientist, and on problems affecting the black community, including street gangs.
He also criticized the sexually charged performances of popstar Rihanna, saying they were “filthy” and that people who enjoyed such antics were “swine,” a description he also applied to homosexuals and lesbians. He also criticized immigrant Muslims in the Chicago area for moving to white suburbs and being patronizing toward black Muslims.
During Black History Month, schools should teach from Nation of Islam books that say Jewish people took advantage of blacks, he said. An Anti-Defamation League spokesman said Farrakhan’s comments were “just the usual hate speech and propoganda.”
He warned that non-believers and the sinful would face the wrath of God through high-technology UFOs or “wheels” that he has often described in previous addresses.
If there was any doubt that nut jobs can be found in every religion then Farrakhan has just erased it. All of this from a man and a "brotherhood" who were responsible for the death of one of their own.