Minister Louis Farrakhan, the outspoken and controversial leader of The Nation of Islam, called for a separate court system for African-Americans Sunday because he believes the biased U.S. judicial system does not deliver “equal justice.”
Speaking for almost three hours to a crowd of thousands assembled at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit for the last day of the annual convention of the Nation of Islam, Farrakhan railed against the system and encouraged the African-American community to demand its own court system.
“We want equal justice under the law,” the Detroit Free Press reported Farrakhan said. “Our people can’t take much more. We have to have our own courts. You failed us.”
According to the article:
Farrakhan suggested that African Americans rely on the Quran and Bible to help set up their own legal system that would be more fair to African Americans.
“Has America been just to us?” he asked the crowd.
“No,” the crowd responded
“So … if we retaliate, you can bring out your soldiers. We got some, too.”
Farrakhan, 80, said he hoped new “white mayor” Mike Duggan would be successful in restoring all of Detroit, not just “downtown.”
“First time in a long time you’ve had a white mayor. We hope he’ll be successful,” Farrakhan said.
Besides speaking about civil rights, he also tackled gay marriage, criticism that he has been anti-Semitic, and Muslims “fighting each other in the Middle East.”
According to the Press:
Farrakhan railed against Christian pastors who endorse gay marriage.
“God has never sanctioned that kind of behavior,” Farrakhan said.
During his talk, Farrakhan denied he was anti-Semitic, saying: “Did Jesus have a problem with the Jews of his day? He’s not a hater. Neither am I. I don’t hate Jewish people … what I hate is evil.” Farrakhan noted that both he and Henry Ford have been accused of being anti-Semitic: “I feel like I’m in good company.”
He said “Satan is in control of Hollywood,” TV, media and money.
Farrakhan also blasted Muslims for fighting each other in the Middle East.
You’re “slaughtering your own people for America” and the “European infidel,” Farrakhan said. He also told the crowd that if the U.S. launched a war on Iran, “we ain’t fighting. We’re not killing no Muslims for these infidels.”
H/T: Weasel Zippers