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Transcript by Daniele Puccio & Kashif Iqbal :
In the name of Allah, the benificent, the merciful we give him praise and thanks for his mercy and his goodness to the members of the human family. That whenever any member of the human family strays from the straight path and loses his divine favor – before he punishes, he always out of his mercy raises from among the people a prophet or a messenger through whom he gives divine revelation, by which he can guide that people back to his straight path and back to his divine favor. We thank him for Moses and the israelite prophets that gave us the Torah and the Old Testament. We thank him for Jesus and the apostles that gave us the ??? gospel and the New Testament and we thank him for prophet Muhammad-ibn Abdullah through whom he gave to the world the last revelation to come – the Holy Qu’ran. Peace be upon these, worthy servants of Allah. I am a student of the most honorable Elijah Muhammad and i could never thank Allah enough for his intervention in the affairs of black people in America in the person of Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi who came from among us and raised from among us, one from among us who he would place ??? mission to resurrect us from the mental death and ignorance. I thank him for The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, his messenger messaiah to us and i am honored beyond words to greet all of you with the greeting words of peace. As-Salamu Alaykum.
First to all of the believers in Mosque Number 7 of Malcolm Shabazz, Mosque Number 7 and all of the muslims, i greet everyone of you with the greeting words of peace and wish to all of us: Ramadan Mubarak.
To all of my nationalist family and all of my christian family and my non-committed family, i greet all of you with the greeting words of peace again. As-Salamu Alaykum.
To sister Viola Plummer and the December 12 movement, words are inadequate to say thank you to you for the vision that you had for this day. Thanks to every speaker who spoke. Who spoke from your hearts concerning the suffering of our people not only in Africa, but wherever our people are suffering particularly in the United States of America. We thank all of the peace activists who may be present and those who just wanted to come out of curiousity to hear what we have to say. I’m honored beyond words to be back home in Harlem. We spent 10 years from Moqsue Number 7 on 116th street and this New York, my first love. I’m living in Chicago, as my second love has become my first love. I thank you all and i hope that the words that Allah may guide me to speak will be beneficial to us all. The greatest gift that we could have at a time like this is guidance and warning. Guidance is more precious than money because if you have money and no guidance you don’t know what to do with what you have. And if you have guidance and no money, good guidance will help you to get what you need to get through. So the most precious gift to any government and people today is right guidance. When people are conflicted, where their own personal fears, their personal needs cause them to mix truth with falsehood or not speak straight words to those in power and even to their own people then those kinds of persons who think more for their own personal security than for the good of a people, and a nation and a world, these are enemies maskerading as friends. It’s gonna take strenght today in leadership to not hide truth nor mix truth up with falsehood. Don’t seek positions in a government that’s coming down and then butter up truth to advance yourself among a people whose time has come to an end. We must speak truth to power or die. We must not be afraid to tell the truth even if it means we lose our lives because there is nothing more precious in this universe than truth. The Qu’ran says ??? created the world and the universe with truth. The bible says he created the heavens and the earth with wisdom so our lives are based in truth. And if we live for the truth and die for the truth we never die because you can never kill the truth. So today i’m gonna speak some harsh truth. Today i wanna talk to your hearts, to your minds, to your spirit because we are in great trouble as we speak. And if our leaders will not tell us and guide is properly then they’re going down and they’ll take us down with them. This is why the bible says “If the blind lead the blind both fall in the ditch” and The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said “the ditch represents hell, destruction” and right now as a people we’re in hell and we are being destroyed and there are forces that are planning our destruction so i wanna lay it out today as clearly as i can so you will see tomorrows headlines today because tomorrows headlines are known. Tomorrows headline have been written before we were born and ??? prophetic ???? of God’s prophets and messengers. Now this world in which we live is called in the Qu’ran a transitory life in a world of sport and play. This is a contrary world to the nature of God and the nature in which he created the universe and it is a contrary world to our nature. We have been living among those who have used falsehood and deceit and murder and death and destruction as a principle of governance. They have exploited the wealth of the world and killed the indigenous peoples of the earth, never thinking that as Jesus said God is not mocked as you have done so shall it be done to you and whatsoever a man soweth the same shall he also reap. Well it’s reaping time now and in order for the wicked to take the righteous down with them they must deceive you into thinking that you have it made here under this system. I wanna say to all of you, because you have a black president, does not mean that you are in the home of the brave, the land of the free and everything is alright now because a black man is taking care of the affairs of white people. In fact The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that no one man could rise above the condition of his people so if our people are going backwards and our brother is going upwards then his upward mobility is to deceive the masses into thinking that his going up is a way up for us when in reality its deceiving you into holding onto a system that never was designed to give black people freedom, justice and equality. We are going to have to carve out a destiny for ourselves. No white or black man in the White House can give us what our unity can give us for ourselves.
Now, I’m here this afternoon to talk about what is going on from the United Nations and NATO against Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan people and really it’s an attack on Africa. Our sister, Viola Plummer and the December 12 movement and all of the wonderful speakers that are here are here because we see a move to re-colonize Africa. There is a force or forces that want to destroy the future of Africa, that our future will also be destroyed in the destruction of the future of Africa. If you were chinese, when you see the rise of China, mainland China or Taiwan China, China is becoming a world power that America and others are fearing. Well if you’re chinese in America the rise of China mainland gives chinese americans feelings of strenght, feeling of courage and pride. When Africa rises, when Africa shows the world what she can do and contribute to the onward movement of world civilization. When Africa takes her rightful place, all africans in the diaspora, nearly 500 million of us will rise in every society where we are so the threat to Africa is a threat to every single son and daughter of Africa wherever we may be found on this planet. Before i go any further most of you here, all of us in Harlem have been taught and helped and guided by the voice of a man from television station ABC, a program called Like It Is and a brother that we all know and love – called Gil Noble. When we got off the plane yesterday… i want to thank the members of the New York Police Force who met me at the airport and escorted me to Montclair, New Jersey to the hospital where Gil Nobel is trying and fighting for his life. The family told me that the doctors had ??? them twice in the halls of the hospital telling them that Gil Noble was going to die, he was braindead and that they should go on and pull the plug because he was on life support. A few days ago the family came together around Gil and they pulled the plug. I imagine they were expecting the worst but he started breathing on his own. One hour passed, two hours passed, three hours passed and he was still breathing on his own. His beloved wife, Jean, put her hand in his hand and he squeezed it and we talked to his daughter Lisa and i said: “Lisa, although when we get to New York, the first thing i’m gonna do is to go see my brother.” Yesterday i went to see Gil Noble and when i entered the room i kissed him on his forhead and we began to talk around him. It didn’t appear right then that he was conscious of what was going on around him but in a few minutes his eyes started to open and then i went over and sat by him and i hit the bed i was talking and i did this “knocking on the lectern” and then he hit the bed three times, then he reached for my hand and he squeezed my hand and he took his hand up to my face and did this to my chin, opened his eyes real wide and tried to talk tho i didn’t understand his words. Our brother is fighting for his life, his children i believe today, he is in rehab and hopefully Gil Noble will be back with us again by the grace of Allah soon. His son is here, Chris, his daughter Lisa, all of the family, will you just stand and let the people see the fruit. I wish you would just come up quickly. They just wanna thank you for your prayers for their dad. Here comes, i think this is Lisa Noble, this is Chris Noble, this is Alice, his niece and they wanna say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for your prayers for their father and their uncle. Now let’s get back to business.
What is it in our government, the government of the United States of America that makes them hate Muammar Gaddafi so much that on two occasions they have organised the most expensive assassination attempts in the history of the world. I want you to think now. Who is Muammar Gaddafi that under the administration of president Ronald Reagan on the pretext that Libyans bombed a german discotheque and two americans lost their lives that he , Reagan would order planes out of England to fly – and the frecn government would not let those planes fly over France, so they had to go down the Atlantic Ocean into the mediterranean, be re-fueled, then bomb Benghazi, Tripoli and other places in Libya to kill brother leader Muammar Gaddafi and they failed. That’s one attempt.
Now the second attempt. Very expensive. Very expensive. They used the United Nations – and this is why we really have to consider wheter Africa should stay in it or wheter Syria’s government that seeks justice and peace should stay in the United Nations. Now America had tremendous influence in the Security Council and so a resolution was passed that legitimized a No-Fly-Zone over Libya but they didnt just want a No-Fly-Zone, they wanted to kill brother leader Muammar Gaddafi so they bombed where he lived, where they thought he might be and they kept bombing and they kept bombing, then they would see Muammar Gaddafi in the streets of Tripoli to the cheers of his people, they had failed and they’ve spent millions and millions and millions of dollars. Tell me something brothers and sisters, why would America want him dead so bad that they would use the power of their military and the military of NATO and destroy this man’s country. Now listen, bombing his infrastructure, destroying his communications, destroying the Man-Made-River project, doing everything they can to destroy the infrastructure of the country, then robbed him, took advantage of their power to strip 30 billion and offer it to an illegitimate government that they set up. A puppet regime to do the bidding of America and the west and not the true service to the Libyan people. What is it about Gaddafi thatthey are conspiring to do this to him? Now he’s a very unusual brother, let me tell you why i believe they want him dead. But we dont need to just look over there cause you’ll soon see if they can’t shut my mouth which they can’t and if it appears that you are awakening from the sound of the truth from our lips then they will want to silence us aswell but i say to the government of the United states as the prophets of all said to the wicked of their day. Come against me with all you got. I want you to hear what I’m saying. Come against me with all that you have and give me no recipe and in the end I will be standing because I’m standing with Allah and Allah is standing with me. I’m calling them out, see if God is real and we believe and know he is then who are they in their wicked planning against the power and wisdom of God? But if you don’t believe or have belief than you will fear what they have – the visible power to do. But i know that they dont have what you think they have and what they’ve deceived themselved into thinking that they have. Allah is sufficient for the believer so those of you who wanna lead our people – if you say you believe in God or Christ – then demonstrate that by fearless uncompromising, unwavering steadfastness in the pursuit of justice, freedom and equality. Otherwise, you should sit down and get out of the way for those of us who know God will lead this struggle and we are the overcomers, believe it or let it alone. What had Gaddafi done? Did you know that in March of this year the UN was getting ready to give Gaddafi and the Libyan Jamahiriya a humanitarian award? A UN report said, listen to this, that the Gaddafi regime protected “not only political rights but also economic, social & cultural rights” and they praised it for the treatment of religious minorities and the human rights training by the security forces. it was approved and to be voted on later in the month of March but the attacks started in February and what was the propaganda? That Gaddafi threatened to kill his own people … Let’s stop for a minute. You know, you should always be suspicious when America, England, France, Italy, Germany, Europe are concerned for the lives of Black People. You really should stop a moment and humanitarian suffering inside America and say if the suffering in America hasn’t touched the hearts and Congress or the US government to make laws that protect the weak and the poor – black brown and white – of this nation, how in the world could you believe that they are so concerned about the humanitarian needs of the Libyan people? Now look. When they didnt kill him at first they put very harsh sanctions on Libya. You know they sanctioned the nation. We were protecting project houses where our women and men and children could not play in the projects because of the drug traffic going on. When the muslims came even the drug dealers respected our presence and after a while the children could play in the streets and the mothers felt secure because WE were protecting the innercity project dwellings. But your congressman Peter King went to the congress because those brothers were being supported under the housing and urban development of the US government. They pulled back all funding because they thought Farrakhan was getting the money. Farrakhan never got anything. I’m not looking for nothing but the justice, the freedom, the peace and the security of our people. I’m here today, i did not ask for a nickel, i did not ask for a dime, I paid my way here. Tens of thousands of dollars and brought those who love me here at our expense to support the December 12 movement ??? to liberate Africa. It’s not about money, it’s about the liberation of our people. Money will come but you must never alle yourself to be a whore and fight for money rather than fighting on righteous principles.
During ten years of sanctions Muammar Gaddafi continued to build. He had a Man-Made-River project. 33 billion dollars of Libyan oil money bringing water from the Sahara desert up to the surface so that the people of Benghazi (that are fighting him now) and Tobruk all the way to near the border of Tunisia could have water and you could see green now in the desert that was brown and sandy because Gaddafi wanted his people to be agriculturally free from the domination of Europe and their food products. So now, he also built houses during the ten year period for all his people. Nobody in Libya is homeless. Let me say it again. Nobody in Libya is homeless. Nobody in Libya is living under bridges. Nobody in Libya has to fight for health insurance, every Libyan has free medical attention in the hospitals and clinics of Libya that has the finest healthcare facilities in the Third World. Now, is this a man that just for himself, i don’t mean to discredit my beloved brothers ans sisters in Saudi Arabia ad the Gulf States cause i have been in their palaces and in one palace i was in, the ??? inside the palace was so wide you could ride sixteen wheelers going in opposite directions, just in the corridor of the palace. I’ve seen palaces that are so magnificent, some of them cost over a billion dollars. Go to Libya and see if you can find Gaddafi in palaces from the wealth of the people. Gaddafi loves tents. He lives in tents. And when he came to New York a few years ago to the UN General Assembly he wanted to set up a tent, i think it was in ?? park. They didn’t want him to be there. ??? in Long Island under Mr. Trump. Trump took his money and never allowed him to pitch a tent. He owned property in New Jersey, he wanted to set up a tent there but they wouldnt let him set up a tent. Here’s a man that’s very simple. I have met him in his tent several times and i have visited with him in ??? the new intervention center he set up but never have i visited him in a palace. This is the kind of man they wanna kill. So all of the people in Libya have a home. Either a flat, as you call it or an apartment or an actual house, all Libyans have automibiles, yeah they ride their own cars that the government gives them, and the very people that revolted in Benghazi, if you listened to the news, they said they were lawyers, they were doctors, thy were engineers … Who educated them? It was Muammar Gaddafi who educated his people. They have free education in Libya and anywhere that they want to study in the world. They go to America, to Europe, they get their courses paid for and they get a stipend from their government. He educates his people to bring them home to serve Libya, to serve Africa, to serve the world. This is the Gaddafi they want to kill. He has raised the standard of living of the people as their standard is the highest on the African continent and when he came to power the life expectancy of the average Libyan was 44 years of age and now the life expectancy of the Libyan people is 75 years of age, which many of you in this audience the way you live your life, you may never see, 75.
This is the man they wanna kill:
When he came to power the illiteracy rate in Libya was 20 per cent. Now, 83 percent of the libyan people are educated. Everybody has free medical care and medicine and guess what? They’re saying in America that our brother Barack may lose because it’s jobs, jobs, jobs and he’s not creating jobs. But in Libya all the libyans who wanna work have a job and not only do they have a job, tens of thousands of non-libyans were in Libya working when the trouble started.From China, from the Philippines, from other African nations, yes, he provided employment for tens of thousands of others other than his own people. Well let’s look at his oil wealth. Did you know that every Libyan benefits in the shared profits from the sale of sweet crude oil? Every Libyan gets a stipent from oil. How many of you have gotten anything from Shell, from Amoco, Conoco, from any of the conglomerate robbers, thieves, cutthroats of the poor? How many of you have gotten anything from your government that equals what brother Gaddafi gives to his own people? Well, lets look at his governing style. They call him a dictator. Now, i’m a fortunate brother because after the million man march when he saw nearly two million black men show up in Washington, brother Akhbar can attest to this – he treated Farrakhan as a head of state and when i went to Libya he would have African presidents and he would invite me in to sit in the discourse with 10, 15, 20, African presidents and let me tell you what he said to them in private. He said “You cannot run your country on the style of ‘American Democracy’. he said “You are a president for four years and if they don’t like the way you’re guiding your people they upset your government and all the good things that you did in four years, in eight years can be wiped out in another eight when they get a new president. You are revolutionaries and if you are revolutionaries you let others be the president and you guide the revolution”. I heard him say that to president ??? and others and naturally i am listening and im learning because people ask me “Farrakhan you should run for some senate office or some political office”. I said, i don’t want that crap. You pardon me. I don’t ever wanna be in a condition or position where i have to compromise principle and truth for political progress. To hell with that. You are gonna be the politician but i’m gonna be the prophetic voice that will always tell you what God wants and to hell with what man wants. YOu either gonna do the will of God or you get the hell out of the way. We have to make examples of our politicians. He was neither a dictator or a president. I flew on airplanes with the president of Libya, never with Muammar Gaddafi, he is the revolutionary leader. Some stupid people say “He’s been there for 41 years, he’s been there too long”. Stupid! And some of you say you believe in Christ, some of you say you believe in Moses, some of you say you believe in prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Well, check this out. Moses lived 120 years with nobody trying to overthrow him because he’d been there too long. He was guiding a people who was subjected to the mind of pharaoe and you cannot release people from that kind of cruel bondage in 8 years, or ten years, or 20 years or 40 years, you got to be able to guide the revolution to its conclusion. Now some of you know that Jesus didn’t live a long time but what he set down in his 36 years of life is guiding millions and millions of Christians today. It’s not the time, it’s the quality of that leadership and your guiders. He set up a third universal theory. What does that mean? It’s really a participatory democracy where the power is really in the hands of the people. He has popular committees deciding the fate and the future of Libya and he as the supreme guy just sends down guidance, that’s all and lets the people make their future. Now there arrogant westeners want to feel that the world wants their brand of democracy. Do you think that they are rising in the Arab World cause they want this style of government? Talk to me. Do you think you have democracy? All of you who believe that you are really in a real democracy raise your hands! … I didn’t see one. Not even government people raised their hands because you know damn well that this is not a government of the people, by the people and for the people, this is a government of the rich, for the rich, by the rich and to hell with the little legitimate needs, rights and interests of the common man. Tell me im a liar. So why you want Gaddafi dead? He’s the only arab that has ever apologized for the arab role in the transatlantic slave trade. Did you hear what i just said? Now people think that i’m hard on jews for their role in the transatlantic slave trade, which i am but i have never ever relinquished my point that arabs were involved, africans were involved, europeans were involved in the horror of the transatlantic slave trade. So i was a guest of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and i mention that the arabs were involved in the slave trade. One of his staff people ran out of the hall and ran back to brother Gaddafi to tell him what Farrakhan had said. And guess what brother leader said as i heard. He said: “Well at least you know he’s not a politician”. See, if i was trying to curry favor to get libyan money i would say the thing that i thought they would like to hear but i have never been a whore and can’t nobody buy me. Allah is sufficient. And for any of you stupid reporters who are the enemies of the american people to say that Farrakhan supports Gaddafi because Gaddafi loaned millions of dollars, let me tell you something. What Gaddafi loaned the nation is like somebody spitting on fertile ground expecting a tree to grow. And for you to malign my character that you think that i speak for him because i need money, i say the hell with all the money which he or anybody else has. I am not supported by that. Im supported by Allah and the love of the people for me, they support me and they have given me more than Gaddafi has ever promised to give me. Look, Gaddafi, now this is the real hatred for this man, he set 70 billion dollars in an African Development Bank in the city of Sert is where the bank was gonna be. Listen to me now, so that Africa would never have to go to the international MF’s, i mean IMF or the World Bank to borrow money at high interest rates but being a muslim we do not believe in usury, so he had 70 billion dollars set aside for african development at no interest. When you see a leader doing that for his own people and for Africa, when they are sucking the blood of every nation including your blood – let me tell you about your blood. You think the Federal Reserve Bank is government owned? The Federal Reserve Bank is a group of international bankers who in 1913 near the Christmas holiday set up the Federal Reserve Bank and a legislation where the international where the international bankers now print US money. Now listen to me good now, when they was set up in 1913 America’s debt was a little over a billion dollars, not even a hundred years later America is in debt over 14 trillion dollars and when you add the promise of social security, medicate and entitlements it goes up to 63 or 64 trillion dollars. When the congress began to audit the Federal Reserve which they fought against they found out that the FED had loaned over 16 trillion dollars to European and American banks without the government of the United States knowing anything about it. I don’t know what they loaned it if they loaned it in dollars, they’re printing money that has nothing behind it and everywhere that dollar goes with nothing behind it, not even the gross domestic product of the US government, it depletes the value of the dollar that you got in your pocket.
When i lived in Harlem and in New York, pardon me i bought a Caddilac from my brother ??? and it was one of these cadillacs, nice thing, an Eldorado and i payed 12 thousand dollars for in the 70′s. Now try that. You can hardly get a scooter for ten thousand or 12 thousand dollars. Look at the value of the dollar and how it has deteriarated over the last 30 years and look at the debt of America to the Federal Reserve and right now the payment on the debt if almost equal to what the government brings in in taxation. So they’re sucking your blood and guess what, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said “soon you would see men lighting their cigars with 1000 dollar bills that have no more value. What will you do when the dollars falls? What will you do when they start cutting back on your unemployment benefitsß What will you do when they cut out food stamps and things that we have depended upon? How will you react? Will you come out in the street like you see in Great Britain? When they’re closing down schools and setting up more policemen in New York, in Chicago, teachers out of job, police increasing in job. What do they expect? The police have weapons now like the soldiers have in Iraq and Afghanistan. Look at the way they’re dressed when they come out to quell a riot or disturbance. They look just like the soldiers overseas. They have armor piercing bullets now, they have stun bombs that they just throw in, coming in on you, they’re ready. So when you decide to break out in the street and act a fool they have been trained by Blackwater, in all the major cities in America the police are trained by mercenaries and you have a group that will serve and protect but you have another group that is just there to kill.
So Gaddafi, as i come to a conclusion, has championed the idea of building railroads and infrastructure in Africa, he set up a sattelite, payed 400 million dollars and the other African nations put up 100 million. He put a satellite up. That’s an african sattelite. Whenever we would call to Africa we would have to go by Europe to get to Africa. That gave Europe 500 million dollars a year of your money when you wanna call Africa. That satellite when it went up, we talked direct to Africa, cutting out Europe. Listen to me now, Europe lost 500 million dollars last year when out sattelite went up. Gaddafi is dangerous to the western hegemony, he is dangerous to imperialists, he’s dangerous to monopolists, he’s dangerous to the western oligarchy that wants to suck the resources of the world to a small group of international bankers and thieves. Let me tell you what else he did. When The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was among us he saw that Africa produced tremendous iron ore. The iron ore would be shipped out of Africa to Europe. Europe would take the iron ore, turn it into steel, send products back to Africa at exorbitant prices. Now Muammar Gaddafi says “Africa, you gotta stop sending your raw materials to Europe. Take your raw materials and make the product that you desire, then put the product on the world market and keep the profit for Africa. This is a dangerous man and he is so dangerous that they feel he must be destroyed. So now the killing of his son, his grandchildren, the constant bombing, what’s that all about? You notice how they keep on talking about rape? That the libyan soldiers were raping libyan people. You should go to Libya. The peace that’s in the streets of Libya, you dont find robbery, thievery, people beating you up. You have more peace in the streets of Libya than you have in the projects with what little you have. I got a few more minutes. I have to stop and i will be respectful of the police and what they have asked. I have to stop at 4 o’ clock, that’s 20 more minutes from now unless they give me five or ten more minutes but i ain’t asking, i’ll just stop but i need to wrap this up.
Did you know that according to NPR a 2004 study found that 71 percent of the women said they were sexually assaulted or raped while serving in the United States armed forces? A 1995 study of female veterans of the gulf and earlier wars found that 90 percent had been sexually harrassed and these are american soldiers sexually harrassing and raping women, american women who are soldiers. Now you tell me something. If an american soldier will rape an american soldier female, when they become the occupying army in Iraq, in Afghanistan what are they doing to muslim women? What are they doing to muslim men? So much so. Sodomozing men in Abu Ghraib prison, raping iraqi women dressed like our muslim sisters but raping them and then killing their families, listen, listen, listen, you don’t join the armed forces to be nation builders. You join the armed forces and they train you to kill. You are killers. And when you go into a foreign country they have to make you see that people as the enemy so you will delight in killing them. So, why did Army major Nedal Malik Hassan, a muslim psychiatrist, at Fort Hood go on a shooting spree after being assigned to debfrief soldiers who came back from the theatre of war and they’ll telling him of the things that they did that was against their conscience now and a muslim psychiatrist is hearing them talking about the rape of muslim women, the killing and sodomizing of families. He couldn’t take it anymore so he just shot up the soldiers. They want you to think that he’s a terrorist but he was debfriefing the terrorists and unfortunately it took his balance.
So now, in closing, Resolution 1973 did not call for regime change. It did not call for the assassination of a leader. It did not call for bombings, killing and maiming of men women and children. It did not call for the robbery of the nation’s economy and subsistance and it did not call for the destruction of the infrastructure of Libya. They set up puppet governments and they legitimized factions or groups of rebels that would serve the objectives of the attacking nations under the noble cause of protecting the people – all this while bombing and wasting the land and the lives of the people that America claims to be so concerned about. I wanna ask you a question, as i said in the press conference five or six weeks ago the the United Nations hotel. I said “Suppose he survives”. What will you do then? Now he’s surviving right? They gon’ have to deal with brother. Now dig this. If he has to rebuild his own infrastructure with what money he got left, that means he will have no money to further the cause of African productivity. And if Gaddafi wins who will bring NATO before the International Criminal Court and make them pay for the destruction that they have caused in Libya? Hillary Clinton (… oh the inspector said i could go on a few more minutes. Thank you, inspector i appreciate it. I’m not gonna take to much time, thank you).
Look, now that they’ve lost in killing him they’re sending representatives to African governments, petitioning them to close down Libyan embassies in their country, throw out legitimite representation of Libya and put into those places some of the rebels who do not have the support of the Libyan people. Now look Africa, i got to talk to you cause some of you are strong and some of you are very weak. I thank president Zuma of South Africa for your strong stand, I thank president Mugabe and others and i can’t close without saying something about him. Look, family, the African governments must not accept the false promise of America that if you put the legitimate ambassadors of the legitimate government of Libya out that they’ll give you this, they’ll give you that. This man promises only to deceive. Ask us about that.
After we built the country he promised us 40 acres and a mule. We never got the 40 acres. We never got the mule. He promised us civil rights and then moved to take it away. He promised us voting rights and when we put a strong black man in power, they use skill and deception to destroy strong black political leadership. What have they promised you, that they delivered on their promise?? So if you trust their empty promises, you deserve the hell that you get, because they are liars and deceivers. As the holy Quran says, when the matter is decided the devil will say, Allah promised you a promise of truth and I promise you, then failed you and I had no authority over you except that I called you and you obeyed me, so blame me not but blame yourselves. I deny your associating me with Allah before. When Allah promises, he fulfills his promises. When the enemy promises, he promises only to deceive.
So Africa tell Hillary Clinton and all her representatives that come to you, tell them go to hell and drive them out of Africa. They think you’re the same lackey, the same flunky, the same uncle-tom that some of your predecessors were. Show them that you found testicular fortitude and you didn’t find it in the Bargain Basement at Walmart. Tell them! Not today. Now what has Robert Mugabe done that he is called by Peter King the other day ‘one of the worst leaders in the world’. What did he do? See brothers and sisters you’ve got to stop being guided by the controlled media that is owned by Zionist forces that want to make you pawns in the struggle of Israel and Zionism. You always have to have another source of information other than Fox, other than CNN. Did you know that they are rising up in Israel now?? Two, Three Hundred Thousand Israelis marching. You didn’t hear that much on the news did you?? See these are Zionists protecting the image of Israel. You should be as strong in protecting the image of yourself and your people and your real true leadership. Now listen, when I was flying on world tours and President Mugabe was then the ‘darling of the commonwealth nations’, my plane couldn’t even land in Zimbabwe. I think we tried on two occasions. We landed on the third one. But when we landed on the third one, Mugabe was no longer darling, sweetheart, he was the enemy now. Funny how we can find each other when we’re in trouble. As long as the white man puts his arms around you and wants to love you up, you can’t walk with Farrakhan, He’s Persona non-grata. That’s why you come around me like Nicodemus came around Jesus. Don’t go through the front door. Lead him round the back in the corner in the dark. And let’s sit down and talk to Farrakhan. And let’s go to his house, but don’t let nobody know we visited him. Let’s take council with him but for god’s sake don’t tell anybody he’s counseling us. That’s the way y’all treat me, because you’re afraid of your position with your slave master. When in a few days I’m gone tell you to hell with you and your slave master. If you can’t meet me around the front door like a man and like a woman, stay the hell away from me.
It was Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe who led the revolutionaries against the racist government of Ian Smith, which at that time ZImbabwe was called ‘Rhodesia’, but when it became clear that Nkomo and Mugabe were about to take the Capital city of Harare, a plot was concocted, and both Mugabe and Nkomo were called to the Lancaster House in England and told that England and America would buy back the land from the white farmers, who owned millions of hectares of the best land, the most productive land, but that land would be returned to the indigenous peoples. They even wanted Mugabe to buy the land from white folk that stole the land. Can you imagine the nerve of these people? See and if you don’t have any testicles .. Damn. I just say it straight, you ain’t got no balls! You’re not fit to stand in front of our people, a ball-less person, speaking in a high register “Hello .. Is everything gone be alright”. You might as well go and proclaim that you’ve gone over to the other side and we’ll give you some laced draws, but damn it if you gonna be a man, then stand up like a man for your people or get the hell outta the way or we will remove you. So guess what?? They called brother to Lancaster House in England and look at the proposition. Jimmy Conner was involved in it. He said “alright alright, alright you give money and you buy back the land from the white farmers. They started off pretty good, we got a little of the land back, but then America reneged, England reneged, but by that time, see you know .. listen, you gotta understand Satan, you gotta see how he works baby. He tell you I’m gone do something ,right? and while he’s telling you he’s doing something, he’s romancing you and he’s bringing you in. See this is what they did to Brother Qaddafi. They turned off all of the sanctions. But now they’re coming in the country now, to romance Brother. They came, I mean some of them like Richard Pearl, the prince of darkness and his group going in to Libya, gonna clean up the image of Muammar Qaddafi. Let me tell you what they said to me in a private conversation. I had dinner at the home of some Jewish Rabbis in Chicago. One of them was the former dean of Rabbis and Irv Kupcinet, the great reporter from the newspaper and others were there. Some of my family was there. And we had a great dinner together, and I tell you how, you negroes, you know when white folk invite you into their homes and lay it out for you, you really feel special, i know. See Sam you don’t change much, you know. And when you feel special, you know, you wanna keep that special feeling. And after the dinner was just about over, one of the Rabbis reached in his pocket and pulled out a piece of paper. That was the end of the special dinner. He said Farrakhan this is love, but it’s gone be tough love. And listen to the terms that they gave me for bridging the gap between me and the Nation and the Jewish people.
Number one Farrakhan we’re gonna have to watch you for a protracted period of time, and if during that period of watch, you say and do the things that show that you wanna be our friend, then we’ll reconsider. Second, y’all put out that book “the secret relationship between Blacks and Jews”. It’s a great calumny against the Jewish people, so what we want you to do is stand up and denounce that book. Third, they said now “you’re a very intelligent man”, you know how they love to buddy you. “You’re not like the others .. You’re so different”, and you suck that up, “Ha ha ha, im different”, and you end up being the same old flunky that your predecessors were.
Man, then they said “if you wanna be our friend , anybody that has been seen as an enemy of the Jewish people were never written of well in history ” Think about that. “But, if you do ..” Listen to these words “.. what we ask of you, we will clean up your image”. Now they’re telling me ‘we dirtied it’ but if you do what we want, we’ll clean up your image. They said “Now, we can go upstairs and have coffee and you can give us your answer”. I said “I can give it to you right now”. I said, but I’ll wait till we go up and have coffee. So during the Coffee hour, he opened his talk by saying “You have your truth, we have our truth”. I said “Sir, the Torah says, Justice stands afar off when equity can not enter, because truth has fallen in the streets”. I said “It’s not your truth or my truth, it is that we gone have to agree on THE truth in order for the wounds to be healed. Now you may have your perception of the truth, and I have mine and they may differ, but in dialogue that’s how you reconcile differences to come to the truth”. I said “Now, you say you need to watch me for a long period of time”. I said “Your people have done more evil to mine, than we have ever done to you, so maybe we need to watch you, for a protracted period of time, before we allow you to even consider yourself our friend”. I said now “This book, ‘Secret relationship between Blacks and Jews’, I’ll denounce it in the morning .. ” listen, “.. if it is a lie, because I do not wish my name to be attached to falsehood”. I said “But everyone we quoted was one of your Rabbis and your scholars and your historians. So I’ll denounce it tomorrow if you get up before me and say that everyone I quoted was a liar”
and lastly “I wanna be your friend, that’s why I’m here,. But if being your friend means I have to compromise truth, then yours is a friendship i don’t need and yours is a friendship I don’t want” Now listen wait, I ain’t finished, I ain’t finished. I’m not finished.
I said “Now, you can come against me with all you’ve got and get your influence over the government to join you”. I said, “but in the end, as long as I stand on truth and stand with God, I’m gonna be the winner living or dead”.
Now that ended the conversation and it’s been like war ever since. That’s why every time my name is mentioned “this is the man that called Judaism a gutter-religion, this is the man that said Hitler was great”. I never made no movie on Hitler. You can’t turn on your television without somebody glorifying the Third Reich, and most of it is being glorified by the same people who hate him. So we don’t need you to write my history. You won’t even be alive when my history is told. Hell, you do yours right now baby, but when my history is written down in the generations, you won’t even be here to smell the heat from the pen.
Now a man that talk like me is either crazy or he knows God, and you can choose whatever one you want. I don’t sound like a mad man except to the weak and cowardly among us. I have God with me and when I speak from my mouth, he answers. When I told you at the UN, listen, that nature,the God of nature will come after you, using wind and rain and hurricane, tornado, drought, famine, it’s all coming. I said China, you should have vetoed this, you and Russia, but since you didn’t, you join in the pain of your brothers. The next day a million eight hundred thousand Chinese in a flood. You check it out, I told them soon you will see your governments in ruin, and some of you on the back of pick-up trucks in chains, driving through the streets and the people throwing stones and raw garbage at you. I hardly got the words out of my mouth, Britain in trouble, damn, France in trouble, Berlusconi in Italy in trouble. Now look at your president locked in a fight. You think it’s just the red states and the blue states, this is a civil war between crackers and those that legitimately want you to have a better quality of life. I warned president Obama, he’s my brother and I love my brother and I’m proud of my brother, but my brother was a better man campaigning, than he is right now. It’s not altogether his fault. See when you surround yourself with criminals and the criminals start poisoning you, you can become an enemy to your own self and the aspirations of your people. He’s not an economist, but he surrounded himself with Timothy Geithner, Goldman Sachs man. He took advice from Larry Summers, Goldman Sachs man. He took advice from Paul Volcker, Federal Reserve man. See these are the robber barons that surrounded our brother. He’s not an economist so what they did, they told him that we need a second stimulus, they don’t even talk about the first stimulus that they got Bush to sign on to. That nobody knows where the hell the money went. Now Mr. Obama, now Brother Obama, if you don’t sign this, we all gonna be in serious trouble, we’ll have a worse depression than we had in the 30′s. So he signs a law, eight hundred Billion dollars come out. How much of it did you get?? How much of it did Main Street get?? But Wall street got it. Now they’re beating him up, because of what they influenced him to do. He came in, a war was raging in Iraq and in Afghanistan. He chose to make Afghanistan his war. I said to him Brother President find a way to get out of there, as quickly as you can with honor. Because it’s a war you can’t win. Now he’s sending drones into Pakistan, into Yemen, into Somalia. That’s a rogue government, underneath all the goodness on the surface. Robbers and thieves in suits and ties, and our brother is the front man. Like they made Colin Powell the front man at the United Nations, telling the United Nations, that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Do you remember that?? They skewed the intelligence. So imagine you the president and you get a briefing book every morning. You have to be able to trust the people that are informing you of world affairs. Sorry Brother Barrack you trusted Satan, and he’s never gone give you the right information. You need to come sit with your brother. I will not lie to you. But of course that’s not gone happen. So in my conclusion, Robert Mugabe was told by the people that fought with him and for him, we fought for land and we don’t have the land. Robert Mugabe being a principled man and a man who recognized, yes I have not fulfilled my pledge. Then he started taking back land from the white land owners and that’s when the media swung into action and made him an evil, no good man. And I’m saying when you work for your people and you will not compromise, you become an evil man to Satan and their forces.
So I conclude with some council for Benghazi. Now Muammar Qaddafi and you in Benghazi know that the Holy Prophet Muhammad said that every Hundred Years God would raise up a ‘Mujahidin’, somebody to reform the faith. You know that the faith is in need of reform. I’m a Muslim, but i know that this will not make it in the future unless it is reformed. Listen to me good now. You cannot mistreat women in the name of the prophet and think that you’re not gonna pay a price for that. There’s no way in Hell or in Heaven that you can deprive women of rights and education and equal membership in the society and expect that you represent Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah. You’re a liar and a deceiver. When I was in Mecca, women and men prayed together in the Masjid, in Al-Hurra, yes. But when I go other places, women off somewhere, men off somewhere else and women treated like they’re not equal citizens of Islam. Men in the mosques, air conditioned, women making prostration with their face in the mud, you tell me. That’s why the young Muslims when they come to America, they don’t want your Islam, they start partying, but when they look at the African American Muslims, they see people sincere and committed. We do not disrespect our women, even though they may wear the Hijab or Burka or what not. It’s not to diminish them. But look sisters, you can’t dress like a whore and be respected as a lady. Who is styling your clothes?? You can, as an African Woman, you can style yourself in a decent way. You don’t have to let the freaks of France and America, keep your crotch in a man’s face and your breasts hanging out. See, I didn’t come here to get milk.
Don’t you know you have to protect men from themselves? Men are naturally aggressive. And when you disrobe and show us what you got. How in the hell we gone think sane?? We don’t think revolutionary thoughts when you half naked. Only revolution we want is the turning in the bed. That’s not what we need. Cover yourself like the decent African woman that you are and make men respect and honor you.
So as I have to go now, I am so happy to be back in Harlem to see such a beautiful group of people. I want us to let Brother Muammar Qaddafi know that we’re proud of him and that we stand with him and we stand with the Libyan Jamahiriya. I wanna send a shout out to Comandante Fidel Castro and wish him a happy birth anniversary, to Harry Belafonte and to all the strong brothers and sisters. But to Benghazi I say this. Muammar Qaddafi is trying to be a reformer, whether you like the things that he’s doing or not, he’s a Muslim and all the times that I have gone recently, he has led the prayers. I don’t know that you know this, but he took us all to Mali,to Timbuktu, where African Muslim civilization was. There used to be a river that ran through Timbuktu and the wicked dried the river up so your cars can get stuck in Timbuktu in sand. He brought all of us that visited Libya to Timbuktu and we lived in the sand and we ate .. I mean, I tell you it was rough, but he promised to put the river back and that river now is back in Timbuktu for commercial activity. This is our Qaddafi, this is our brother, this is the man that wants to see the United States of Africa as a reality in the twenty-first century. This is a man that wants one African army and one African language that all Africa would agree would be the national language of Africa. He wants to unite the tribes into a great Nation of African People and he’s encouraging us to produce our own goods and put them on the open market. This is why they must destroy him to keep Africa in a subservient position. You remember when we were in slavery and any of us would rebel, they would make an example of us to the other slaves to put fear in the other slaves, that they would be submissive and subservient. They are bombing Libya because Libya is the strongest African Nation with the strongest African leader. So if they can make an example of Libya then the other nations will cower down to western ideas and thoughts. But I say to Africa this is your moment in the sun. When you said you would not bring Qaddafi before the International Criminal Court that he could go anywhere in Africa and you would not arrest him and turn him over to his enemy and your enemy, that’s step one. But step two must be that the African Union goes before the UN and says ‘either you stop the bombing or we stop trade, either you stop the bombing or we won’t give you our raw materials’. “But Africa you will suffer”. To hell with that, we been suffering. But if you stand up, Africa, and let Europe know “to hell with you and your so-called power”, you will find that your unity will put you in the driver’s seat. Try what Farrakhan is saying and watch them back down.
Benghazi. You are Muslim. This is Ramadan. Fighting in the sacred month is forbidden. You want advantage, here’s how you can get it. If you believe that you are right and Qaddafi is wrong, put down the guns, stop the killing and campaign and let Libya decide if they want you as their government or Muammar Qaddafi to continue, and if the Libyan people vote for you, Qaddafi will bow down to the will of the Libyan people. But if the Libyan people vote for him, then there’s an invitation to you Benghazi to come and sit down and I announce your grievances in the spirit of Islamic brotherhood and dialogue and tell NATO, go on back to Europe. Tell the rest of them, go on back to America. Get the special-ops forces out of your country and let a Libyan problem be solved by the Libyan people. And if you do that, the world will applaud you, the world will rejoice that no more killing is going on, and let the Libyan people speak for who they desire to be their legitimate leader.
Thank all of you for listening. Thank you December 12th and Viola Plummer.
Thank all you, my brothers and sister.
May Allah bless you all, as I greet you in peace
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