Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addresses the audience at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2015. Farrakhan met with local leaders to discuss the upcoming “Million Man March” on October 10, 2015. In his most recent promotion of the event in Milwaukee, Wisc., on Aug. 13, Farrakhan told an audience to prepare for God to rescue the black community in the event of a race war through the use of a UFO.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (Christian Examiner) – After two weeks of news reports that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan had called for an army of 10,000 volunteers to kill white people if the government doesn’t give the black community “justice,” Farrakhan is reshaping his message – but only slightly.
In a new video of a three-hour address given Aug. 13, Farrakhan said white people (presumably the news media reporting on his previous comments) reported his controversial comments to provoke a race war when he gathered with his followers at the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 10 in Washington, D.C.
Three hours and 18 minutes into the video, Farrakhan says:
“I wouldn’t bring our young women and young men into some place to be slaughtered. But that’s what the white man hopes for. That’s why he makes mischief with my words. ‘Farrakhan wanna get an army to kill people,’ because, you see, white people deserve to die. And they know so and they think it’s us coming to do it. No, no, no.”
Farrakhan later said in the video that a God will send a UFO, “a chariot” or “wheel in the sky,” to rescue his followers and carry out justice if a race war began.
“Either you die or he dies,” Farrakhan said. “God is with you. That’s why we say, ‘Allah Akbar.’ God is great. We have no weapon. We bother nobody. Then if you come to take our life, don’t be surprised if you lose your own.”
“We are not killers. We are not murderers. We are being murdered. And there does come a time when somebody else other than us have to feel the pain they delight in giving us,” Farrakhan said. “So we are going to redistribute the pain through economic withdrawal. But there comes a time if it is forced upon us to fight that we must fight with those who fight with us.”
At three hours and 11 minutes in the video, Farrakhan, who often mixes Christian themes with his own Muslim theology, attempts to explain what he meant by his call for “10,000 fearless men” by comparing himself to Jesus, who he said will return with “10,000 angels.”
“Well, what do you need the 10,000 fearless for? Because it takes fearless men and fearless women to help others work out their salvation,” Farrakhan said. “Don’t be afraid that the minister is stupid, he just want to go out here and kill white people. That’s not my job. I’m here to represent the one who has got the power to do it. I got my job to do. And he’s not asking you to do that. You can get started but you won’t finish. You so tenderhearted, bless you. All the people you kill is with passion, and then you so sorry afterwards.”