The Obama/Farrakhan 2005 Photo and How America Was Sold a “Bill of Goods”
“They call them terrorists, I call them freedom fighters.”
“The Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man.”
quotes by Minister Louis Farrakhan, Head, Nation of Islam
FoxNews.com reports that
Harvard Law Professor and longtime Democrat Alan Dershowitz said he would not have campaigned for then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) if he knew about the future president’s photo op with Louis Farrakhan.
Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, is a “virulent anti-Semite and anti-American,” Dershowitz said on “Fox & Friends.”
“He has called Judaism a gutter religion. He is a horrible, horrible human being,” he said.
A photographer, Askia Muhammad, showed Fox News’ Tucker Carlson a 2005 picture of Obama and Farrakhan smiling together.
He said that afterward, the Congressional Black Caucus contacted him and demanded to have the photo back.
“I gave the original disk to him and in a sense swore myself to secrecy because I had quietly made a copy for myself,” Muhammad said.
Muhammad said he thought the CBC was concerned a photo with Farrakhan could hurt the young senator’s future presidential aspirations.
Muhammad added that Obama had Nation of Islam followers working in his Chicago senate office.
Dershowitz said he threatened to leave the Democratic Party if Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) – who once had connections with Farrakhan – was elected chairman instead of Tom Perez.
“We should have nobody in public office associating with a bigot like Farrakhan,” he said.
Gosh, Why would Obama have been hanging out with Calypso Louie, back in 2005?
Well, according to the photographer, he took the picture at a Congressional Black Caucus Meeting and was sworn to secrecy.
However, there may have been more to it than just that.
Well, according to discoverthenetworks.org…
In 2005 Farrakhan organized the Millions More Movement to mark the tenth anniversary of the Million Man March, and to demand that the U.S. government increase its spending on welfare programs designed to recompense blacks for the suffering that America has historically inflicted on them and their forebears.
Impugning the U.S. government for supporting “the State of Israel on Palestinian lands,” Farrakhan has cultivated a friendly relationship with the leaders of Neturei Karta, a small Jewish organization that opposes Israel’s existence.
Farrakhan has been a mentor and role model to many black radicals, among the most notable being Malik Zulu Shabazz and the late Khalid Abdul Muhammad.
Addressing a crowd of some 20,000 people at the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day celebration in February 2008, Farrakhan said that presidential candidate Barack Obama represented the “hope of the entire world” that the United States might become a better neighbor to other nations.
Also in February 2008, Farrakhan called Obama “a herald of the Messiah.” “Barack has captured the youth,” said the NOI leader, referring to the passionate support Obama had drawn from young people in America. “And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the messiah speaks, the youth will hear. And the messiah is absolutely speaking.”
Farrakhan is a longtime friend and ally of Michael Pfleger, pastor of Chicago’s Saint Sabina Catholic Church. As of April 2008, he had preached in Pfleger’s church on three separate occasions.
On September 21, 2010, Farrakhan dined with members of the New Black Panther Party(NBPP) and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at New York City’s Warwick Hotel.
NBPP leader Malik Zulu Shabazz claims that on September 27, 2010 in New York City, he attended a secret meeting with Farrakhan, fifty Imams, and Ahmadinejad. When asked by an interviewer about this meeting, Shabazz did not reveal explicitly what was discussed, but implied that the participants had talked “about perhaps bringing natural gas and oil and other reparations [in compensation for past Arab slaving activities] into the black nation,” along with “other things—unmentionable.” Indicating that the tenor of the New York meeting was positive, he then said: “You know, there is no greater enemy than the white man. You know, uh, again we have to learn because it’s just as many Arabs who hate this white man as we do. So, am I not to ally myself, alliance myself with this Arab in fighting this white man?”
In March 2011, Farrakhan, reacting to President Barack Obama’s decision to assist rebels who had recently launched an uprising against Libyan President Moammar Qadhafi, said: “I love Moammar Qadhafi, and I love our president. It grieves me to see my brother president set a policy that would remove this man not only from power, but from the earth.” Portraying Qadhafi as a fellow revolutionary and longtime friend of NOI, Farrakhan reported that the Libyan leader had lent the Nation of Islam some $8 million over the years.
Way back on May 31, 2010, in a post titled “Basketball, Barbeque, and Lip Service”, I related the following story concerning then-President Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) and Calypso Louie (as Rush Limbaugh likes to call him)…
“One day after playing with tar balls on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Barack Obama started his Saturday by shooting some hoops with First Dawg Reggie Love in the gym located at the University of Chicago Lab School.
While he was hanging with Reggie, working on his jump shot, his pre-recorded lip service to our Armed Forces and the Memorial Day Holiday played on televisions and radios throughout the land.
At 4 p.m., he and his family left their Chicago home to attend a barbeque and watch the Blackhawks game at a buddy’s house.
An interesting stand-off happened while Scooter was partyin’ down, between followers of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on one side and members of the press and the U.S. Secret Service guarding the president on the other.
Not far from Obama’s home in the Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood, Obama’s long-time friend Marty Nesbitt lives across the street from the ornate yellow-gold home where “Calypso Louie” Farrakhan lives.
When Obama has brought his family over to Nesbitt’s home the last two years, the press pool bus parks near Farrakhan’s house. This usually does not cause a problem, but Saturday night, there was almost a throwdown on Woodlawn Avenue.
As a dozen reporters and photographers following Obama stood on the sidewalk in front of Farrakhan’s home, someone’s foot touched the publicly owned curbside grass.
Like a flash, a polite man in jeans and T-Shirt came out of the compound to ask the press to stay off the grass. He began pacing and talking on his cell phone. He went inside the mansion’s black wrought iron fence, crossed the well-landscaped yard, lifted a water bucket behind rose bushes and retrieved a walkie-talkie. The reporters heard him referring to “the CIA.” Evidently, this paranoid genius did not realize that the Secret Service guards the president, not the CIA.
He then went to the secret service agent watching the press and asked him to move the van and its occupants.
“How is this a security breach?” the agent asked. He asked if the house was government property. Since Obama ascended to the throne, err, presidency, neighbors all over Hyde Park and Kenwood have become accustomed to dealing with streets being blocked off and having to show ID to approach their own homes .
The Fruit of Islam member said something else and at that point the agent stuck out his hand to shake hands and introduced himself as Secret Service. He added, “Sir, I can assure you that we will do nothing to interfere with whatever is going on in there.”
The Farrakhan guard paced again and talked on his cell phone, walkie-talkie in the other hand. Three more men in T-Shirts reading “Wide or Die!’’ joined the man from the Nation of Islam. A reporter asked one of the men if this was Farrakhan’s house. The man just glared back. Asked again, he said, “I don’t have no comment.”
Eventually, a dozen Fruit of Islam members made the scene. As each casually dressed man arrived, he exchanged elaborate handshake/hug/double air-kisses with others. Two of them walked by a reporter, chanting “Islam.”
The men filmed and photographed the reporters, the van and its license plates with their cell phones.
One of the guards came and stood close to reporters and the secret service agent. The secret service agent asked if he could help him. The man did not answer the agent. He politely asked him again. The guard said, “No.” The agent said, “Secret Service, please move away from this group of people.”
The Fruit of Islam member complied.
The Secret Service agent asked the reporters to go back into the press bus, and they did.
Before they did, some of them asked the Nation of Islam crowd if they could use the rest room in Farrakahn’s home.
They were met with silence.”
Oh, by the way, “Minister” Louis Farrakhan was a guest speaker numerous times at the Rev. Wright’s Church, Trinity Church of Christ, while the Obamas attended there.
After Obama got into office, all Americans heard from him was the Rhetoric of Racial Division and Class Warfare.
In fact, at one point Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume said,
“The president has consistently chosen to see things through the eyes of an aggrieved black activist rather than of a president of all the people. He has not failed to speak out whenever a black is killed by a white police officer, but has said next to nothing about the continuing slaughter of blacks by other blacks in the streets of Chicago, Baltimore, and other cities.”
Obama’s Presidency was reminiscent of all the historical conflicts which I used to read about, during the course in college which I took, titled “The Rhetoric of Social Protest“.
Karl Marx knew long ago that all you needed to do to touch the heart of the common man was to convince him of a shared struggle.
Vladimir Lenin took this a step further, by using the concept of a shared struggle to convince the Bolsheviks to help him overthrow the Czar of Russia and murder him and his family during the Russian Revolution.
Forgive me for stating the obvious, but fiery rhetoric spoken by a national leader has consequences.
In the case of Barack Hussein Obama, it exacerbated race relations to the worst point that it had been in decades.
Obama is as responsible for what has happened to Race Relations in America, as any thug wannabe in any city.
Do you remember the Democratic Political Pundits telling Americans that Obama was a Presidential Candidate who “transcended race”?
Barack Hussein Obama was, and still is, mired in it.
Until He Comes,