Louis Farrakhan has said that when Obama speaks it is absolutely the Messiah speaking. Farrakhan is the Nation of Islam leader and ardent supporter of Barack Obama for President. Read about it and see photos and videos below.
Its no secret that there has been something of a relationship between Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan and Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama. Both men have been asked about their relationship and both have been careful to distance themselves from one another. Just as Obama has distanced himself from any other controversial figures he has or does associate with, he has denied there is a significant relationship between himself and Farrakhan. He publicly denounced Farrakhan when debating Hillary Clinton in the primaries. Still, Farrakhan has been seen as one of Barack’s mentors, along with Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
For his part, Farrakhan has called himself a litmus test and stated that he would not say anything that could be used against the one black man with the chance to rise to the Presidency. He has been careful with his words. He has preached long sermons on the subject, carefully avoiding using Barrack’s name so that videos, like the ones below, could not be used to harm Barrack’s chances.
He did slip up one time at least and the video is making the internet rounds.
In a long speech in February, Farrakhan was speaking for the Nation of Islam Saviour’s Day 2008. In that speech he declared that “A black man with a white mother became a savior to us”.
“You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. 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.”
“Brothers and sisters,” Farrakhan said, “Barack Obama to me, is a herald of the Messiah. Barack Obama is like the trumpet that alerts you something new, something better is on the way.”
Farrakhan points out that the man Nation of Islam followers refer to as “the Savior,” Fard Muhammad, had a black father and a white mother, just as Obama did.
“A black man with a white mother became a savior to us,” he said. “A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall.
“Would God allow Barack to be president of a country that has been so racist, so evil in its treatment of Hispanics, native Americans, blacks?” he asked. “Would God do something like that? Yeah. Of course he would. That’s to show you that the stone that the builders rejected has become the headstone of the corner. This is a sign to you. It’s the time of our rise. It’s the time that we should take our place. The future is all about you.”
Farrakhan suggested he would keep a low profile in the campaign, despite his enthusiasm for Obama.
“That’s why you have never heard me make any comment,” he explained. “I love that brother, and I want to see that brother successful. I don’t want to say anything that would hurt that brother, and I don’t want them to use me or the Nation of Islam.”
Returning to the theme that Obama is a mystical figure, Farrakhan said, he “is not the Messiah for sure, but anytime he gives you a sign of uniting races, ethnic groups, ideologies, religions and makes people feel a sense of oneness, that’s not necessarily Satan’s work, that is, I believe, the work of God.”
He went on to point out that when religious scholars talk about Christ or the Islamic Mahdi, they never talk in racial terms – again, pointing to Obama’s mixed racial background.
Make of it what you will.
Louis Farrakhan – Video
Louis Farrakhan – Video