Nation of Islam Leader, Farrakhan, calls Obama the Messiah

In this clip, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan discusses Obama, calling him both a herald of the Messiah, and later implying that he is in fact the Messiah. 

The connection between Barack Obama’s pastor and Louis Farrakhan is well documented.    Wright has celebrated Farrakhan as “one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century…,” and in 1984, the two travelled to Libya together to meet with infamous America-hating dictator Moammar Qaddafi.  Both Wright and Farrakhan subscribe to the theological belief that the Bible is representative of the plight of Black America, who like Israel in the Bible, is an oppressed and enslaved people who are soon to be delivered by God into the promised land.  They both teach that all of the enemies of  Israel in the Bible are representative of White America, who are at the same time, both Egypt the oppressor, the giants in the land God has promised them, and the Romans oppressing them and trying to kill their savior.  Therefore, they do not look to the Messiah to redeem human kind from sin, as Cone makes clear in his remarks at Harvard, they see him as freeing Black Americans from their white oppressors.  In simpler terms, they both teach a form of Black Liberation Theology, what Dr. Cone himself identifies as the joining together of Islamic ideas with Christian ones for the formation of a uniquely black religion of liberation.  The truth is that Nation of Islam is no more traditional Islam than Wright’s Christianity is traditional Christianity.  Same words, drastically different meanings.

As always, all readers are encouraged to research these connections and statements for themselves.

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September 2008

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