Farrakhan: ‘God wants’ separate state for blacks

By Art Moore

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan speaks at Mosque Maryam in Chicago
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan speaks at Mosque Maryam in Chicago

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has affirmed he wants a separate state for Black Americans, because it’s “what God wants.”

In an Instagram video posted Thursday, Farrakhan described any black opponents of the idea as “slaves,” Fox News reported.

He acknowledged that “most of our people” don’t want a separate state.

“You love your enemy. You want to stay with your enemy. You’re in love with his wealth. I understand the fascination, slaves. I understand that,” he said. “But God has something else for us.”

He said a separate state has been the objective since the 1960s.

“In the 60s what was our cry? We weren’t saying we want to integrate, we were saying, ‘It’s nation time!'” he said.

“Black Power. Black Power to do what? To integrate a lunch counter? Black Power to build a nation for 40 million – now near 50 million – black people,” said Farrakhan.

Fox News said the posted video appears to be a clip from an interview on “The Rock Newman Show” in 2015, and it’s unclear why he posted it again.

In May, Farrakhan lost his verified status on Twitter after posting a video in which he asked: “Will you recognize Satan? I wonder, will you see the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan, which has many races in it because Satan has deceived the whole world?”

More recently, he posted a video in which he said he was not “anti-Semite” but “anti-Termite.”

In November, Farrakhan led “Death to America” chants during a visit to Iran.

He told Iranian students during the trip that America “has never been a democracy” and led a “Death to Israel” chant at the end of the talk.

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