Months after promoting via Twitter his sermon referencing “Satanic Jews,” Chicago-based Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan joined Iranian leaders in Tehran on Sunday in chants of “Death to America” and claimed “America has never been a democracy.”

Farrakhan, at a meeting with the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, Mohsen Rezaei, criticized the U.S. for imposing new sanctions on Iran, charging Washington is conspiring against the Islamic regime, reported the Algemeiner, citing the Iranian semi-official state news agency Mehr.

“I understand how the enemies have plotted against the Iranian people, and I would like to stay alongside you to stop their plots,” he said.

Farrakhan said African Americans are in solidarity with Iran’s Islamic revolution.

Iranian news outlets reported he also condemned Israel in remarks to students at the University of Tehran law school and praised women’s rights in Iran and the Islamic laws requiring they cover themselves.

“America has never been a democracy and has always leaned towards the wealthy and powerful class,” he said

At the end of his talk, Farrakhan led in chanting of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America.”

In his address at the University of Tehran law school, he asked rhetorically, “Is it not true, that you have called America the great Satan?

“Well, if you believe what you say, would not Satan be actively involved in trying to destroy a nation that is set up on the belief and practice of submission to will of God?”

Farrakhan said America is “making if very hard for Iran to successfully carry out its mission.”

“But if you have the strength to persevere under these hard trials, the victory will be yours.”

Left-wing American admirers

In June, Farrakhan tweeted a link to his sermon about “Satanic Jews” that was posted on YouTube, writing, “Thoroughly and completely unmasking the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan.”

Farrakhan has been supported by prominent American activists and political leaders.

Then-Sen. Barack Obama poses with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill. This photo, taken by Askia Muhammad, was kept hidden from the public until 2018 upon the request of the Congressional Black Caucus

Then-Sen. Barack Obama poses with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill. This photo, taken by Askia Muhammad, was kept hidden from the public until 2018 upon the request of the Congressional Black Caucus

In January, a 2005 photo surfaced of Farrakhan with then-Senator Barack Obama. Journalist Askia Muhammed said he took the photo but decided to suppress its publication to protect Obama’s presidential ambitions.

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has denied he has a relationship with Farrakhan, despite considerable evidence. Farrakhan, in a video interview posted in June on Facebook, characterized himself as a spiritual mentor of Ellison and criticized the congressman for denying the relationship while seeking the No. 2 post with the Democratic National Committee.

“If he has to bash me in order to get a job, well, help yourself, brother. You know, say whatever you think will get your your DNC job,” Farrakhan said of Ellison.

The Nation of Islam leader insisted the congressman “cannot say that he didn’t follow me at one time.”

Farrakhan said there are other Muslims in government, but none of them “have stooped that low to deny a man that raised them spiritually into a higher level of consciousness.”

Farrakhan said that on one particular occasion, Ellison and fellow Muslim Democratic congressman Andre Carson of Indiana visited the Nation of Islam minister in his suite in Washington.

“If you denounce me to achieve greatness, wait until the enemy betrays you and then throws you back like a piece of used tissue paper to your people,” Farrakhan warned.

Two leaders of the Women’s March have praised Farrakhan, Tamika Mallory, who called him “GOAT” or “Greatest of All Time,” and Linda Sarsour.

Democratic congressman Danny K. Davis of Illinois also has praised Farrakhan.

“I don’t regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything, I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate and he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people,” the congressman said.

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