Friday, January 18, 2008

Obama-Farrakhan Link, He's Finished

Is there a philosophical difference between the Nation of Islam and the Islam of Osama bin Laden? Are there significant philosophical differences between Louis Farrakhan and Osama bin Laden? No. Has Barack Hussein Obama denounced Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam? No.

"Message to the Black Man", by Elijah Muhammad of the Nation of Islam (NOI) is instructive. The only more important book to the NOI is the Koran. The depressing beliefs and goals of the NOI are presented in this text. Though the Nation of Islam shares much with Osama bin Laden and his form of the religion, Barack Hussein Obama has nothing to say about the NOI and its openly bigoted leader, Louis Farrakhan. In other words, Obama believes when a person or group is devoid of all niceness, it's best to say nothing.

Obama Silent on Farrakhan Support

Thursday, January 17, 2008 9:37 AMBy: Ronald Kessler

Barack’s Obama’s silence on his longtime minister and mentor’s support of Louis Farrakhan speaks volumes.

Obama’s minister, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., was quoted in the November/December issue of his church’s magazine, Trumpet, heaping praise on Farrakhan.

“When Minister Farrakhan speaks, Black America listens,” Wright said in the article. “His depth on analysis [sic] when it comes to the racial ills of this nation is astounding and eye-opening. He brings a perspective that is helpful and honest.”

Wright’s comments ran in a video, which was played when Trumpet bestowed the "Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Lifetime Achievement Trumpeteer award" on Farrakhan.

But in a statement issued this week, supposedly to address the issue, Obama ignored the point that his minister and friend had spoken adoringly of Farrakhan and that Wright’s church was behind the award to the Nation of Islam leader.

Instead, Obama adroitly said, “I decry racism and anti-Semitism in every form and strongly condemn the anti-Semitic statements made by Minister Farrakhan. I assume that Trumpet magazine made its own decision to honor Farrakhan based on his efforts to rehabilitate ex-offenders, but it is not a decision with which I agree.”

In his comment, Obama not only side-stepped the main point of the controversy, he disingenuously claimed he thought the magazine bestowed the award on Farrakhan for his efforts to rehabilitate ex-prisoners and that the decision was the magazine’s and had nothing to do with Wright and his church. Not only is Trumpet owned and produced by Wright’s church out of the church’s offices, Wright’s daughters serve as publisher and executive editor of the magazine.

Neither Wright’s encomiums about Farrakhan nor the Trumpet article mentions ex-prisoners. Instead, they refer to Farrakhan as an “icon” who “truly epitomize[s] greatness.”

Wright’s comments and the award to Farrakhan were first reported in a Jan. 14 Newsmax article, “Obama Minister Honored Farrakhan.” The following day, Richard Cohen of the Washington Post took Obama to task over his connection to Wright.

Hailing his “integrity and honesty,” Wright lauded Farrakhan in the Trumpet article as one of the giants of the African-American religious experience in the 20th and 21st century.

“His love for Africa and African-American people has made him an unforgettable force, a catalyst for change, and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose,” Wright said.
Is it fair to connect Obama with his minister’s comments and actions? Absolutely.

If your minister, priest, or rabbi spoke glowingly of Farrakhan and gave him an award, would you continue to attend that house of worship or have anything to do with its leader?

Not only is Wright Obama’s minister, Wright is Obama's self-described friend and sounding board. Obama has said he found religion through Wright in the 1980s and consulted him before deciding to run for president. The title of Obama’s best-seller “The Audacity of Hope” comes from one of Wright’s sermons. Wright is one of the first people Obama thanked after his election to the Senate in 2004.

Obama prayed privately with Wright before announcing his candidacy last year.
Wright has long been a supporter of Farrakhan, whom he helped organize the Million Man March in Washington in 1995. Farrakhan has repeatedly targeted Jews, whites, America, and homosexuals with hate-filled statements.

He has called whites “blue-eyed devils” and the “anti-Christ.” He has described Jews as “bloodsuckers” who control the government, the media and some black organizations.
As noted in the Jan. 14 Newsmax article, in sermons and interviews, Dr. Wright has equated Zionism with racism and has compared Israel with South Africa under its previous policy of apartheid. On the Sunday following 9/11, Wright characterized the terrorist attacks as a consequence of violent American policies.

Four years later, Wright suggested that the attacks were retribution for America’s racism.
“In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01,” Wright wrote in Trumpet. “White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.”

In one of his sermons, Wright said to thumping applause, “Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run! . . . We [in the U.S.] believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God.”

As for Israel, “The Israelis have illegally occupied Palestinian territories for over 40 years now,” Wright has said. “Divestment has now hit the table again as a strategy to wake the business community and wake up Americans concerning the injustice and the racism under which the Palestinians have lived because of Zionism.”

Instead of remaining silent, Obama should be denouncing Wright for supporting and honoring Farrakhan. Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, suggested as much when he told the Jewish Week that Obama should confront Wright, whom he described as someone who “embraces, awards, and celebrates a black racist.” If Obama is unable to change Wright’s stand, he should leave the church, Foxman said.

Obama’s failure to do so and his close relationship with Wright for more than two decades suggest that he not only condones much of what Wright says, he agrees with it.

22 Comments:

Blogger Mary Ellen said...

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2:17 PM  
Anonymous okjimmm said...

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7:44 PM  
Anonymous Rand McNally said...

I must compare your musings to a naked mind in an empty room.

4:10 PM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

rand mcnally,

sounds like a compliment to me.

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Rand McNally said...

If you were more astute you would realize it is just another way of saying that you are a road leading nowhere, traveled by no one, that no one knows exists. And no one cares.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Hannibal Lickher said...

Conservatives in American Government

Conservatives are always seeking to cleanse the system of liberal influences and "activist" judges (judges who are not conservative). Congress begins the process by proposing a bill. For example, they may propose a bill making smallpox injections mandatory for all homosexuals. To make this bill easier to swallow, they attach another bill to it that makes rapists who rape women in the ass serve twice as much prison time as those who rape the old fashioned way. Then they name it "The Bill to Protect Women from Assrape for the Freedom and Democracy of America," and send it to the Senate. It is immediately approved, because hey what are you? A rape-lover? You rape-loving baby raper! Finally, the bill is submitted to the President of the United States, who immediately signs it into law because if he read the entire bill he would miss Power Rangers.

Because these bills have such a high mortality rate, conservatives treat them like sea turtle hatchlings, making hundreds of them to ensure that at least some survive. Their arch-rivals in the judicial branch play the part of the hungry shark in this drama of nature, forever closing the circle of life, but unable to catch and eat them all.

They also were responsible for the Ku Klux Klan.

5:06 PM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

rand mcnally,

If you weren't so self-absorbed, you'd realize you read what I wrote, you thought about it, and you responded.

That says you care, even if your caring leads you to disagree.

11:11 PM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

hannibal, you meandered off on an entertaining, but totally theoretical example of how logic might be twisted by law-makers.

However, there are no laws such as those about which you theorized. Hence, reality has not reached your unpleasant expectations.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Hannibal Lickher said...

you are no better than a neocon broadcaster. In 1984, new and exciting broadcasting methods were created with the advent of cable television. A whole new soapbox was ripe for the taking, and conservatives leapt at the opportunity. Today, they have impenetrable strongholds in AM radio and on FOX News (a misnomer, as there is no actual news on FOX). Among their ranks is ephebophile and bath sponge fetishist Bill O'Reilly, who has a widely syndicated program designed to dissiminate information that he just makes up. Though he claims to be an "independent," his penchant for stupidity and being bald and white reveal him to be the conservative that he is.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Hannibal Lickher said...

and you are a racist, too. Racism is stupid.

Racism doesn't really exist. If you think it exists, you're a racist. And for that matter, what's your fucking problem? You think you're better than me?

You see, we are all exactly the same. Imagine being with a friend and the both of you are looking out on a field with a bunch soccer players in identical uniforms and all are boys except one. If that one player is the person you want to point out to your friend, you say "It's the girl," and that's perfectly fine to say. If everyone on the field had brown hair except one who has blonde hair and you want to point that person out you say "It's the blonde," and that's perfectly fine to say. If everyone out on the field is white except one black person and you want to point that person out, you say "It's the black guy," that makes you a fucking racist. Why the fuck are you picking him out just because of the color of his skin? Why can't you be like us and stop discriminating people by their skin you white skinhead nazi?

9:14 AM  
Anonymous myron johnson said...

hey. I think you are correct.

Barack Hussein Obama holds the all-time record for "Worst Possible Name for an American Politician." Not only does his first name sound like Iraq, and his surname sounds a hell of a lot like "Osama," his freakin' middle name is HUSSEIN! .

9:23 AM  
Anonymous myron johnson said...

And Iraq Osama...I don't think he is a christian.
In history, the vision of America was divine. As interpreted by the founding fathers of our nation, a biblical foundation was laid to fulfill the God-given rights of each and every American citizen, inalienable rights, as defined in the Constitution of the United States of America.

We were able to govern ourselves in peace, fulfilling the vision, as we lived our lives in obedience to a common belief system prescribed by the word of God. This is our birthright and divine heritage as citizens of the United States.

When we cease to govern ourselves, not only do we lose our identity as a Christian nation; we weaken our foundation, which is our faith. As citizens of this great, united nation, let us repent and diligently govern ourselves and our homes obediently, as prescribed by our founding fathers, that we may live in peace with one another, upholding our heritage as Americans.

We, the people, are one nation under God, a praying nation. We study the word of God and live our lives as examples to those who are watching that they may taste and see that American life is good.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous myron johnson said...

A Zionist is a fancy name for a Jew. Giving them fancy names isn't going to save the Jews from the fact that they need to accept Jesus Christ as their Personal Lord and Savior if they want to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

9:32 AM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

hannibal, John Edwards is dropping out of the presidential race today.

Obama -- the black guy -- will drop out soon, probably next week after Super Tuesday.

I have and will continue to point out troubling issues related to race. It is a serious problem when any candidate has an obvious connection to Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.

Obviously no such connection could arise between a white candidate and Farrakhan.

Meanwhile, Obama suffers from many shortcomings. The worst? No experience at anything.

Meanwhile, the only reason he appeals to black candidates is due to the fact that he's black. That's obvious from the voting patterns in the primaries.

9:34 AM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

myron, you wrote:

"A Zionist is a fancy name for a Jew."

It's merely the political name.

You wrote:

"Giving them fancy names isn't going to save the Jews from the fact that they need to accept Jesus Christ as their Personal Lord and Savior if they want to enter the Kingdom of Heaven."

News flash, myron. Jews are not big believers in an afterlife. Most believe death is final and the game is over at that point. Hence, your claim has no meaning to most Jews.

9:37 AM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

hannibal, you seem to be a bit nutty.

That aside, you can find any point of view you want on the radio and in print media. TV is decidedly liberal.

Meanwhile, the Internet offers every angle that exists. The rational, the irrational, the insane. And the usual Liberal, Conservative, or Middle of the Road perspectives.

It's impossible to know which Internet perspective attracts the most adherents.

Meanwhile, if you want racism on the airwaves, listen to black talk radio. Much of it boils down to an anti-white hatefest. It's wild. Check it out and tell me what you think.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Gotchanik said...

I'm tired of hearing about all this racism. There is no more racism. It's just an excuse made up by lazy Negroes!

9:52 AM  
Anonymous myron johnson said...

It was the jews that started the Iraqi War...they are the one with money who want to start another war in Iranistan. The Protocols of Zion state

'UNIVERSAL WAR

3. We must be in a position to respond to every act of opposition by war with the neighbors of that country which dares to oppose us: but if these neighbors should also venture to stand collectively together against us, then we must offer resistance by a universal war.

4. The principal factor of success in the political is the secrecy of its undertakings: the word should not agree with the deeds of the diplomat.

5. We must compel the governments of the GOYIM to take action in the direction favored by our widely conceived plan, already approaching the desired consummation, by what we shall represent as public opinion, secretly promoted by us through the means of that so-called "Great Power" - THE PRESS, WHICH, WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS THAT MAY BE DISREGARDED, IS ALREADY ENTIRELY IN OUR HANDS.

In a word, to sum up our system of keeping the governments of the goyim in Europe in check, we shall show our strength to one of them by terrorist attempts and to all, if we allow the possibility of a general rising against us, we shall respond with the guns of America or China or Japan.'

They admit it!!

10:26 AM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

myron,

Okay, so you are a fully-fledged all-out anti-Semite. Thus, your ignorance is at industrial-strength levels.

I hope you wake up to the fact that the Protocols are a hoax. But that doesn't stop dumb guys like you from falling for it.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Hannibal Lickher said...

It is also a well known fact that Barack 'Osama' is only a candidate because he is backed by Media Moguls.

"When the liberal media got tired after a day or two of talking about the 2006 midterm elections, they turned their attention to the 2008 Presidential race and decided that Barack Hussein Obama would be a good candidate."

11:26 AM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

hannibal, you wrote:

"It is also a well known fact that Barack 'Osama' is only a candidate because he is backed by Media Moguls."

Which media moguls?

Even if your goofy scenario were true, it would only prove that media moguls have no power. Obama is close to dropping out of the race. Democrats are not nominating a black candidate. If media moguls, and everyone else, know anything, it is that the US is not ready to nominate a black presidential candidate and it is even further from electing a black president.

Hillary will not ask Obama to be her running mate. On that score she is in a terrible bind. Any man who accepts the role will look wimpy. No potential Democratic running mate can offset the war-hero status of McCain. And Hillary is married to a bona fide draft dodger. Bad for her.

12:19 PM  

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