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Glenn Beck’s highly anticipated special exposing the true face of Nation of Islam leader of over 30 years, Louis Farrakhan, aired Thursday evening on GBTV. What was revealed might shock you.
When weighing the idea of featuring an expose on this notorious figure, security experts expressed concern over Beck’s desire, given the Nation of Islam’s violent history. And there could very well be consequences for telling truths such as this.
Since there may be fall-out to Beck’s decision, he said the benefits must then outweigh the risks. “The benefits rely on you,” he told the audience, urging them to take the information uncovered in the report and “run with it.” Otherwise, the consequences could be dire.
After careful consideration, Beck and his team decided to move forward and examine “one of the most dangerous organizations in America.”
Beck said that if the information conveyed in this special is not disseminated by viewers to their friends and family, the risk taken will have been in vain. In fact, so important to Beck is the following profile of Farrakhan, that portions of the special will be made available without subscription so that viewers can share the information freely. He hopes Americans will “stand.”
“Tonight you will see the enemy within our own walls,” Beck began.
Despite Farrakhan and Nation of Islam’s goal to destroy America, Beck said the group manages to stay largely “beneath the radar,” garnering little attention from the media. Yet there are likely few people who have heard of Westboro Baptist Church, which the mainstream media has managed to use as the “poster child of Christianity.” Ironically, Westboro Baptist church boasts a meager membership of roughly 40 people, most of whom are family members. Compares these numbers with the Nation of Islam, which maintains a staggering 50,000 active members. This does not include everyday sympathizers.
So, tens of thousands of people are being indoctrinated with a barrage of venom. In the special, Beck uncovered Nation of Islam’s history of violence, its ties to the left, and its engagement in a rabid stain of anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.
Beck, who has long-predicted radicals, Islamists and socialists would come together to destroy capitalism and the Western way of life implored viewers to not let this particular broadcast air “in vain. He hoped viewers would alert their friends and family to this clear and present “danger.”
All are different groups with different paths to travel, but, according to Beck all share a common goal. Islamists seek to establish a caliphate, and thus, an authoritarian state but can only do so through the annihilation of the West. Anarchists, on the other hand, seek to realize utopia through the destruction of Western government. Meanwhile, socialists and Communists consider their public enemy No.1 the West. Farrakhan, too, has been an outspoken critic of the West and, through his words and deeds, has shown that “his Allah” would wipe it from the face of the Earth. Historically, strange bedfellows have banded together to defeat a common enemy — in much the same way as Islam’s Grand Mufti conspired with Adolf Hitler to annihilate the Jewish race. Beck believes Farrakhan has found such strange bedfellows in other radical movements across the country.
A mentor and role model for militants
Some might ask why, after Farrakhan’s peak in the 1970s and early 1980s, is Beck focusing on the controversial Nation of Islam leader now. Surely, Farrakhan’s hate-filled rhetoric is no longer shocking. But Beck explained why Farrakhan is still relevant on the world stage, namely as a powerful role model and influence to a growing movement of black radicals — in particular the New Black Panthers. for which its leader is Farrakhan’s protege.
Khalid Abdul Muhammad
Beck revealed to viewers an interest fact about the Black Panthers, in particular that much of the militant group’s growth and power can be directly tied to the Nation of Islam.
A protégé of Farrakhan’s, a young Khalid Abdul Muhammad would go on to become the Nation of Islam leader’s personal assistant , and later, leader of the New Black Panthers.
For reference, Khalid’s real name is Harold Moore Jr. “Khalid” was a name given to him by Farrakhan meaning “warrior.”
Muhammad gave a speech at a New Jersey college in 1993 in which he called Jewish people “bloodsuckers,” criticized the pope and accused Jews of being responsible for the slave trade. Sound familiar?
While Muhammad was forced to step down, he landed on his feet, quickly rushing to the aid of the then-floundering New Black Panthers and growing the movement into maintaining a presence in 40 cities around the world.
Malik Zulu Shabazz
Malik Zulu Shabazz is the current chairman of the New Black Panthers and another rising militant mentored by Farrakhan. Beck reminded viewers that Zulu is perhaps best known for his recent remarks in which he said he wanted to “kill cracker babies.”
In the Nation of Islam’s Final Call newspaper, Malik Zulu Shabazz said:
Today, they are upset with us because we have aligned ourselves with the Nation of Islam and because one of the great warriors and helpers of the Nation of Islam, Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad, was the former national chairman of the New Black Panther party. So, in that sense, in this present time, the Nation of Islam has given birth to the New Black Panther party on a national level, because there was only one or two chapters of the New Black Panther party until Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad was appointed the national chairman in 1998 and spread the New Black Panther party into now, over 40 cities including London, England and into Germany.
Beck said he found the passage ironic, considering such groups claim to hate America and Western way of life.
It should be noted that Nation of Islam’s newspaper is the most wildly circulated independent black newspaper in the country.
Khalid on Farrakhan
For insight into how Khalid thinks — and more pointedly, his allegiance to Farrakhan — viewers were asked to digest the following statement made by the Black Panther henchman:
[...]I just want to be on the team with Farrakhan. I just want to be… a hard-nosed pulling guard on the line looking the enemy straight in his eyes ready to pull down the line, breaking crackers’ legs and backs so the Farrakhan can move for the touchdown so that that Farrakhan can run the touchdown. …Breaking crackers legs and breaking crackers necks, breaking crackers backs so that Farrakhan can make it to the goal line and run the touchdown. We also say leave Farrakhan alone tomorrow. If you touch Farrakhan, we will kill everything white that ain’t right that’s in sight. We will kill everything. Leave Farrakhan alone.
King Samir Shabazz
Farrakhan’s other pupil is dubbed “King” Samir Shabazz and he is also, not coincidentally, a New Black Panther leader. King Samir, could not fully denounce the call to “kill cracker babies,” nor did he fire Zulu. All have remained in good stead with the Nation of Islam. They cannot even bring himself to denounce calls to murder babies. Beck said it is a nod to “how warped” this group of subversives really is.
While America surely has enemies outside its borders, what is concerning Beck at present, are the enemies within them. The mainstream media is in denial about these homegrown enemies, however, even though they walk the same streets everyday Americans do.
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Considered by many to be the man who ordered the assassination of Malcom X, Farrakhan has not shied away from his past ill deeds. It is this reason, perhaps, the content of this special was not difficult to unearth. Below, Beck delves into the long and tarnished history of the Nation and its flagrant leader:
From embracing anti-American forces in Iraq, to receiving the Moammar Gadhafi Prize for Human Rights; from denigrating American hallmarks like the pledge of allegiance and Star Spangled Banner to saying “his god” will “wipe” America “from the face of the earth,” Beck reveals how Farrakhan is clear and present danger.
A history of anti-Semitism
Of note, Farrakhan is perhaps best known for is his animus for the Jewish people, and Israel in particular. Even a rudimentary online search will yield dozens of quotes in which Farrakhan denigrates Jews, reducing them to “dogs,” “leeches,” the spawners of “Sodom” and worse.
In another clip, Farrakhan’s rampant Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic vitriol is highlighted. He also believes “the Black Holocaust” is far worse than the “Jew Holocaust.”
Below is a sampling of just a mere fraction of his typical vitriol. Most of the remarks were made over the course of years during Farrakhan’s “Saviours’ Day,” hosted in Chicago, Illinois:
“I’m warning you America. You better get rid of them neocons. That’s the synagogue of Satan. They have made America weak. You’re a weak nation now, and your country has been taken from you by the synagogue of Satan. They own congress. That’s why the congress ain’t right.”
“In 100 years, they [Jews] control movies, television, recording, publishing, commerce, radio, they own it all. Magazines. Why do you want all, everything?”
“Did you know that the Koran says that Jews are the most violent of people. I didn’t write it, but I’m living to see it.”
Farrakhan has also attempted to undermine the relationship between Jewish people and African Americans, saying Jews have only pretended to aid blacks in their “civil rights struggle.” He has gone on to claim Jews “leech” off black entertainers by becoming their managers, and later, draining them of all their money. Another of Farrakhan’s familiar narratives, other than his affinity for Holocaust denial, is his conspiracy theory that Jews were slave owners and traders who dehumanized blacks.
Discussing Farrakhan with Erick Stakelbeck
Beck also featured special guest Erick Stakelbeck to discuss the Nation of Islam leader and the movement’s checkered past. He said that while Islam’s leaders themselves do not condone Farrakhan, Islamists will work with him simply because they share common enemies.
The Nation of Islam was a movement spawned in prison and comprises hardened ex-convicts. As a movement, it has, according to Stakelbeck, “always been violent.” One of the movement’s tenets states that white men were “created in a lab” by a “mad scientist,” Stakelbeck informed.
These are hardened ex-cons. Malcom X was one of the movement’s leading lights, he broke from the movement after his Haj to Mecca. He saw that Nation of Islam was not in accordance with peaceful Islam. His house was subsequently firebombed and later, assassinated. Farrakhan openly called him a traitor and has never denied he was responsible for Malcolm X’s murder.
It’s about “divide and conquer” Stakelbeck said. Such can be seen after the September 11 attacks, when Farrakhan said the terrorist attack that killed some 3,000 was actually engineered by the United States government to launch a war against Islam.
America is a “greedy, devious aggressor,” according to Farrakhan.
Ties to the American Left
Obama said he found Christianity through Reverend Wright, yet Wright and Farrakhan traveled to Libya together to meet with Gadhafi and each have claimed to be one another’s friends. They are “thick as thieves in Chicago” Stakelbeck said. Chicago of course, is Wright’s hometown and also where Farrakhan operates frequently.
Beck and Stakelbeck broke down the connections, from Farrakhan’s support of Occupy Wall Street to Al Sharpton’s past support for the Nation of Islam, some starting ties are revealed: