It’s been nearly a week since Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan called on his followers to rise up and kill their perceived enemies, and the silence of the Obama Justice Department has been deafening. Likewise, the MSM has been shamefully quiet, too — as if this is acceptable behavior for the leader of a 50,000-strong denomination. It most certainly isn’t.
Farrakhan’s shocking words came during a July 30 speech at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami:
“The Koran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter. Then it says, retaliation is prescribed in matters of the slain. Retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breaths of those whose children have been slain,” Farrakhan said.
“So if the federal government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling,” he added.
In case the message wasn’t clear enough, the hateful clip was posted on Farrakhan’s Facebook page Monday with the blunt hashtag “#JusticeOrElse.”
If this doesn’t meet the “Brandenburg test” for incitement to violence, I don’t know what does.
In 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, to merit conviction, the violence advocated must be intended, likely and imminent.
Watch the video. Farrakhan’s intentions were clear when he said that “we must rise up and kill those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.” Is this supposed to be figurative speech?
Here’s a clue for the media. When Sarah Palin put “crosshairs” on a map of political districts targeting the Democrat reps she wanted taken down in 2010, that was figurative speech. When liberal bottom feeders started a toxic narrative on Twitter and elsewhere that Palin was somehow to blame for the Tucson massacre, respectable news outlets should not have entertained that blood libel for one second. But they did.
When Louis Farrakhan tells Nation of Islam followers that the Koran prescribes murderous “retaliation” for perceived grievances — “stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death” — that is literal. That should pique the media’s interest.
And let’s be clear here. When Farrakhan talks about “those who kill us,” he means the police — not the black criminals who actually commit the most violence against fellow blacks. He can’t mean white people because white-on-black crime just isn’t a thing. Black-on-white crime, on the other hand, is a huge, grossly out-of-proportion thing.
He’s talking about stalking and killing the men and women in blue.
Of the 70 line-of-duty police deaths recorded so far this year, 18 officers have been shot to death, three have died from assault, and three have died from vehicular assault.
Farrakhan clearly wants to see that number go up. And calling for 10,000 men “among the million” to carry out this “retaliation” is “likely” to help him achieve that goal. The danger seems to be “imminent” enough for any cop unlucky enough to face one of Louis Farrakhan’s faithful followers on the street.
The United States should follow the lead of the United Kingdom, which finally charged pro-Sharia preacher Anjem Choudary for backing ISIS.
It’s high time the government did something about our own hateful preacher.