The Southwest Regional Student Minister of the Nation of Islam is Brother Dr. Abdul Haleem Muhammad. He is a spiritual teacher, community activist and scholar. He has summarily eviscerated the hollow commentary of Indianapolis writer Larry Smith. ResearchMinister. Com appreciates Dr. Muhammad’s defense of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and is honored to publish it for the benefit of our readers. Read, Reflect, Act and Share.
There’s an old saying: “Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.” Therein in lies the problem with your Op-ed accusing the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of anti-Semitism and bigotry. You posit that Black people have “high regard” for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan because he makes his people “feel better about themselves.” Note: I left off your incorrectly ordered parvum parva decent (to compare small things to great) comparison of Minister Farrakhan to President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump is a great liar, a racist and a bigot. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is a great truth teller, a lover and a humanitarian. Mr. Trump is the President of the United States; the Minister represents the Lord of the Worlds and His Christ. There is no comparison. Think.
Now back to your feelings analysis. Are you trying to convince the readers that you, I and nearly 2 million Black men came to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. in 1995, on a Monday, paid our own way, and stood for 16 hours because the Minister made us “feel better” about ourselves? Bloods, Crips, Gangster Disciples, El-Rukns, Alphas, Omegas, Kappas, Iotas, Sigmas, Grooves, Christians, Hebrews, Muslims, Pan Africanist, Nationalist, atheist, agnostics, June Bug, Ray-Ray and them came together in peace and unity because the Minister made us “feel better” about ourselves? Not one fight, not one Black man arrested, in addition, the mall was left cleaner at the end of the March than at the start of the March, according to the D.C. officials, because the Minister made us “feel better” about ourselves? When has making us “feel better” about ourselves ever produced such a phenomenon during our 464-year sojourn in the Western Hemisphere? To answer the above questions requires the use of intellect not feelings. Think.
Here is the genesis of the Million Man March. Misogynists (anti-women bigots) don’t ask permission of women to hold a “Men’s Only” meeting, do they? Did you know that’s exactly what the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan did on December 18, 1993, at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City? He asked and received the permission of the women in attendance if he could come back in 30 days to gather men to discuss our plight and propose solutions. On January 24, 1994, approximately 16,000 Black men came out to hear the Minister. It was at that meeting, the Minister made the call for a million men to come to Washington, D.C. Mind you, nearly 4,000 men were turned away because the venue was filled to capacity. There were no incidents of violence reported. This was repeated in city after city. For example, in Houston, Texas, on April 11, 1994, the police department estimated that 35,000 men showed up to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church which only had a capacity of 15,000. Once again, not one fight, car towed or crime committed as nearly 20,000 men were turned away. Strangers sat together in cars around the church listening to the live radio broadcast. This is more than “feeling better” about ourselves; this is the presence of mathematically provable spiritual truths after centuries of lies about the Black man and our people. Think.
Your backhanded “compliment” and explanation of Black people’s “high regard” for the Minister falls flat logically, does not resonate, nor does it leave Black people “feeling better about themselves.” Black people don’t have “high regard” for the Minister because he makes us feel better! We have “high regard” because the facts and truths he represents from the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad transforms the lives of countless human beings, whether they register in the Nation of Islam or not. Black people don’t have “high regard” for the Minister because we admire a “purveyor of hate” or an anti-Semite! Either you don’t understand the Black or Jewish relationship over the last 4 centuries or your feelings of fear won’t allow you to call it what it is – a master-slave relationship. Think.
Africans, Arabs, Americans, Europeans, Christians, Muslims, and Jews all played a role in the transatlantic slave-trade. When the Minister pointed out the fact that Jews, along with others, played a role in our enslavement, he was called a liar by members of the Jewish community. What was the response of Nation of Islam under his leadership? We went into Jewish archives, libraries and found sources to defend the Minister. What did we find and publish? A “secret” relationship between Jews and Blacks has existed for centuries, not the folklore of “We marched with Dr. King,” but one of enslavement and exploitation. Think.
Our documented evidence of Jewish involvement in our enslavement consists of two volumes, containing 3,037 annotated footnote citations, along with another smaller book with 283 figures of slave auction newspaper ads placed by members of the Jewish community. Our third volume related to the Leo Frank Case, wherein Mr. Frank attempted to frame a Black man for the rape and murder of a Gentile girl, has 1,227 annotated footnote citations. None of our citations come from dubious or anti-Semitic sources. Our sources are public records or the Jews themselves. Pointing out Jewish misdeeds and defending ourselves is why Minister Farrakhan and we who follow him are labeled “anti-Semites.” Hate speech leads to hate crimes right? In spite of all the evidence of Jewish mistreatment of Black people presented publicly by the Minister and the Nation of Islam, you can’t point to one hate crime committed by us. Not one. Think.
Lastly, stop Farrakhansplaining, Nationsplaining or Blacksplaining to white people. The evidence found in your Op-ed, not our feelings, leads us to conclude that you are not qualified to do so. Instead, ask your Jewish and Gentile friends to accept our challenge to a public dialogue or debate about what has been said or written by the Minister or his disciples. Don’t become a party to a conspiracy by colluding with Jews and Whites by comparing the Minister and the Nation of Islam to Mr. Trump’s bigotry. You unknowingly are endangering Black men, women, and children. How so? The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan doesn’t just represent a feeling; he represents the presence of God and an idea whose time has come. To get rid of that idea, which goes beyond the registered members of the Nation of Islam, you will have to round up Black people (and others), send them to reeducation camps or eliminate them altogether. That’s not going to happen without a bloody revolution and God executing His final judgment on America. Why? We are Farrakhan and Black people are the Real Chosen People of God. If we’re not, then who is? If America isn’t the Mystery Babylon of the Book of Revelations, which nation is? Think.
So as a community leader we urge you to activate your intellect, not your feelings, as you cogitate over the above-written response to your Op-ed and this quote by Joseph Sobran: “An anti-Semite used to mean a man who hated Jews. Now it means a man who is hated by Jews.” Think.
Abdul Haleem Muhammad, Ph.D.
Southwest Student Regional Minister
Muhammad Mosque No.45