Thursday, October 11, 2007

FCN Exclusive: The West Virginia Torture of Megan Williams

LOGAN, West Virginia (FinalCall.com) - The physical scars, though healing, are still visible, but the psychological and emotional scars also remain for the victim of a race torture in the mountains of West Virginia. Police say 20-year-old Megan Williams of Charleston, West Virginia was held captive in a chamber of horrors while six Caucasian perpetrators physically assaulted, raped and tortured her for five days. Deputy Robinette’s testimony under oath was consistent with Megan’s statement that had been given to police investigators about her five days of horror. At the preliminary hearing Logan County Deputy Jeffrey Robinette read the chilling account of the confessions of two of the male defendants detailing the heinous, barbaric and brutal hate crime carried out against their victim.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Minister Farrakhan go One on One

The following text is taken from an interview with Minister Louis Farrakhan by the late John F. Kennedy Jr. for his publication, George Magazine. The interview occured on July 31, 1996 at the home of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in Chicago.

ON POLITICS

MINISTER FARRAKHAN (MLF): Mr. Kennedy, first let me just say that there is no question that would be considered inappropriate. As one who was alive during the time of your father’s work and one who watched him and studied him as best I could, I am very pleased to be interviewed by you and pleased to know that you, the son of such an illustrious mother and father, are here in the home of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I want you to feel as though you are at home and welcome here.

John F. Kennedy Jr. (JFK): Thank you very much. Minister, from the perspective of me and the magazine, what is interesting particularly is your development from a religious leader to one who is an active participant in politics. I want to start by exploring how that development occurred. I guess the 1984 election in which you got involved with Reverend (Jesse) Jackson’s campaign was somewhat of a watershed event for you and for the Nation of Islam and you got in politics, and I gather, broke with a long-standing tradition started by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to keep politics and religion separate. Why did you make that decision, and what was the preamble to that decision being made by you?

ON BLACK EMPOWERMENT

JFK: What is the principle threat for Black America? Is it an internal condition or is it an external condition?

MLF: It is both.

JFK: But what is more? Black conservatives … a Clarence Thomas speaks less about white racism and more about the need for Black self-realization. You and the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, to what I understand, speak, it seems, in equal parts. But there seems maybe a certain contradiction in that.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sudan and America's racist foreign policy

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - Hostility toward the government of the Sudan by the U.S. and other Western nations only serves to extend the armed conflict and prolong the humanitarian suffering in Darfur, Sudan’s Foreign Minister told reporters at the National Press Club here, in a satellite video conference from Khartoum June 6.

“The biggest harm from the sanctions, is to the political process itself, because it is a political process that will end all the suffering, all the problems that are being experienced in Darfur now,” said Dr. Lam Akol, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in response to a reporter’s question.

“The insecurity, the question of excesses that are being committed in Darfur, there is no doubt in a war situation the rule of law suffers; human rights are affected. And therefore, the only way to stop all this is to bring the war to an end. The first casualty of these sanctions, coming at the time they did, was the peace process,” said Dr. Akol.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Farrakhan responds to charge of anti-Semitism





(FinalCall.com) - In response to Al Jazeera Correspondent Fadi Mansour’s question about still being accused of being an “anti-Semite,” Min. Farrakhan looked at him, laughed and asked “Are you a Semite?” Mr. Mansour replied, “Yes. I’m Arab.”

Min. Farrakhan then asked him, “Am I against you? Am I against Muslims? No. Are the Jews that came out of Europe, are they Semitic? Who are the Sephardim? Are they Semitic? Am I against them? Who has segregated them and the Ethiopian Jews? Is it not the European?

“The real anti-Semites are those who came out of Europe and settled in Palestine, and now they call themselves the ‘true Jew,’ when in reality, they were converted to Judaism,” adding that the “real Semitic Jews have been in that area of the world for thousands of years—they belong to Palestine.”

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Black men targeted for Genocide in America



WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) -- The prospects are bleak. Genocide is no exaggeration. Incarceration, AIDS, unemployment and the school drop-out rate are all problems challenging Black people in America—Black males in particular—and according to this year's annual report released April 17 by the National Urban League (NUL) entitled "The State of Black America: Portrait of the Black Male," these problems represent the most serious social crisis occurring in the United States today.

"A quarter of all Black Americans live below the federal poverty level, a poverty rate about twice the national rate," Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D) writes in the report's foreword. "In some cities, more than half of all Black boys do not finish high school, and by the time they are in their 30s, almost six in ten Black high school dropouts will have spent time in prison."

The bad statistics concerning Black men go on and on. Half of all Black men in their 20s are unemployed, and more young Black men are in prison than in college.

"Empowering Black men to reach their full potential is the most serious economic and civil rights challenge we face today," NUL President Marc H. Morial told reporters at the National Press Club. "Ensuring their future is critical, not just for the African American community, but for the prosperity, health, and well-being of the entire American family."

Black males are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as White males, and nearly seven times more likely to be incarcerated, with their average jail sentences 10 months longer than those of White men. In addition, Black males between the ages of 15 and 34 are nine times more likely than Whites to be killed by firearms, and nearly eight times as likely to have AIDS.

What are the solutions?

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http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_3464.shtml

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Farrakhan calls for Impeachment of Entire Bush Administration



(FinalCall.com) - On February 27, two days after delivering the historic Saviours’ Day keynote address in Detroit, Mich., the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan sat down with Al Jazeera Correspondent Fadi Mansour to discuss the geopolitical landscape in Iran, Iraq, Israel, Somalia; the hidden hands in the Sunni/Shi’ite conflict; and again called for regime change here in the United States and the removal of the neoconservative advisers along with the rest of the Bush administration.

“I didn’t mis-describe the administration of the United States. They are liars, and they are murderers, and they are guilty of high crimes, and they should be removed, for they have violated the Constitution of the United States of America, and have violated the peoples of the world,” said Minister Farrakhan.

FinalCall.com Exclusive: The Full Al Jazeera Interview
(FCN Webcast)

Monday, April 16, 2007

Sean Bell: Tip of iceberg in New York police murder culture


NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - The murder of Sean Bell on November 25, 2006 is not an abberation, according to community and social activists. In fact, they say when the dots are connected in a socio/political context, it is easy to understand why only people of color are shot down in New York City streets like dogs.

Carl Dix, national spokesman for the Revolutionary Communist Party and co-founder of the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation explained to The Final Call that he believes that the killing of Sean Bell and the wounding of Mr. Bell’s friends stems from the “very nature of this capitalist system and its culture of White supremacy.”

“People must see the killing of un-armed Blacks as a nationwide epidemic—not just something that happens in New York City. The 92-year-old grandmother Catherine Johnson wasn’t killed by police in New York City; she lived in Atlanta, Ga.,” Mr. Dix stressed.

Taking Mr. Dix’s argument one step further, there was a timely analysis put forth on the World Socialist Web Site back in June 2003: “The essential task of the city’s police is that of defending a social order characterized by a gap between the world’s greatest concentration of millionaires, and the other, a population in which nearly a third lives below the poverty line and 44 percent have no financial assets whatsoever.”

Minister Farrakhan speaks to Arab, Muslim World through Al Jazeera



(FinalCall.com) - With the launch of their English language channel in November of 2006, Al Jazeera has begun to challenge the former dominance of BBC and CNN in the area of worldwide news reporting by providing a more balanced view of current events.

On February 27, two days after delivering the historic Saviours’ Day keynote address at “Fard” (Ford) Field in Detroit, Mich., entitled “One Nation Under God,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan sat down with Al Jazeera Correspondent Fadi Mansour to discuss the geopolitical landscape in Iran, Iraq, Israel, Somalia; the hidden hands in the Sunni/Shi’ite conflict; and again called for regime change here in the United States and the removal of the neoconservative advisers along with the rest of the Bush administration.

“I didn’t mis-describe the administration of the United States. They are liars, and they are murderers, and they are guilty of high crimes, and they should be removed, for they have violated the Constitution of the United States of America, and have violated the peoples of the world,” said Minister Farrakhan.

When Mr. Mansour asked why the Nation of Islam is made up primarily of Blacks, when Islam is open to all races, Min. Farrakhan responded, “If you look at the Prophet [Muhammad], peace be upon him, why were the majority of his followers in the beginning Arabs? It was because he came to the Arabs, first, and then to the world.

“The Black man and woman in America are in the worst condition. Have you seen a people robbed of their names, their language, their culture, their religion, their own minds turned against themselves; savages, made into tribes in a jahiliyyah [ignorance of divine guidance] like the early Arabs? So, our duty was first to our own people, as the Prophet’s was, and then the light shines from the East around the world, and it shines now from the West around the world. So, we are now inclusive of all members of the human family, but it started with the Black man and woman of America who are in the worst condition of human beings.”

In response to Mr. Mansour’s question about still being accused of being an “anti-Semite,” Min. Farrakhan looked at him, laughed and asked “Are you a Semite?” Mr. Mansour replied, “Yes. I’m Arab.”

Min. Farrakhan then asked him, “Am I against you? Am I against Muslims? No. Are the Jews that came out of Europe, are they Semitic? Who are the Sephardim? Are they Semitic? Am I against them? Who has segregated them and the Ethiopian Jews? Is it not the European?

“The real anti-Semites are those who came out of Europe and settled in Palestine, and now they call themselves the ‘true Jew,’ when in reality, they were converted to Judaism,” adding that the “real Semitic Jews have been in that area of the world for thousands of years—they belong to Palestine.”

When asked about the global conflicts and America’s involvement in the affairs of sovereign nations, specifically Iran and North Korea, Min. Farrakhan pointed out that for America, even as a superpower, challenging nations now is not as easy as it once was.

“There are 192 nations on this earth. America has troops in 135 of the 192 nations. What are American troops doing all over the world like this? America has surrounded Iran and Russia with bases and troops and nuclear weapons. Russia feels threatened; Iran feels threatened. Iran should not be denied the human right to knowledge. Atomic knowledge should be in the arsenal of knowledge of every nation, and if Iran wants to use Atomic knowledge for peaceful purposes, she is in accord with international law,” Min. Farrakhan said.

“Every nation of the earth wants friendship with America, but America can’t have it if she is going to be the world’s number one bully. She can’t frighten Iran anymore. She can’t frighten North Korea anymore, because if you throw at Iran, Iran can throw back; if you throw at North Korea, North Korea can throw back. North Korea and Iran and Syria [are not] Grenada and Panama,” he explained.

Mr. Mansour then asked about the American presidential elections in general and specifically, and if America was ready for a Black president.

Min. Farrakhan said, “Who is talking about the international bankers that fund both sides of a war? Who is talking about the international bankers that set up the World Trade Organization? Who is talking about the international bankers that destroy the sovereignty of nations? Who is talking about the international bankers who are promoting this idea, that we should give up our natural resources and begin to privatize? And who are the private persons who are buying up the wealth of the world? It doesn’t make any difference who is the President, if you cannot stop the madness that is going on.

“America is ready for a Black president if that Black president looks like they can save the ship that is sinking. America is in trouble and if a Black man can help to save America, the American people might vote for such a person.”

“There is a hidden hand behind [President] Bush. There is a hidden hand behind Blair. There is a hidden hand behind [Congressman John] Murtha [D-Pa.]. There is a hidden hand behind many presidents, and as long as they need money and the international bankers can provide it, that hidden hand will control the politics of the world.”


Photo: The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan greets Al Jazeera Correspondent Fadi Mansour before interview.
Photo by: Daniel Hassan Muhammad


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Al Jazeera Company Profile

Headquarters:
Doha, Qatar

Key Leadership:
Chairman—Prince Hamad bin Thamer al-Thani
Director General—Wadah Khanfar

Potential Viewership:
53 million worldwide* (Source: Allied Media Corporation)

Main News Bureaus:
Doha, Qatar
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
London, England
Washington DC.

Facts:
- With more than 18 bureaus across the globe; together with the Arabic channel, Al Jazeera Networks have more than 60 news bureaus around the world.
- Al Jazeera TV has been in existence and available in Arabic since 1996.
- Al Jazeera’s English language channel was officially launched in November of 2006.

English website:
http://english.aljazeera.net/English

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Who are the Five Percenters?

'In the Name of Allah' A history of Clarence 13X and the Five Percenters

Book review by Ashahed M. Muhammad

* Musical Audio Clip/"The Meaning of the 5%"

Is it a street gang of gun-runners, dope dealers, thieves and miscreants, or is it a youth group teaching Black pride to inner city youth? Is it an unofficial offshoot of the Nation of Islam, or a special forces Black Op? Is it a social group created to unify and spread the teachings of Islam to all those in need of knowledge, or simply a trendy cultural anachronism responsible for certain aspects of hip hop terminology?

Much is said regarding the Five Percenters—a youth movement founded in Harlem in the mid-1960s. However, most of what is heard is uniformed opinion, speculation and rumor.

Wakeel Allah, an insider and scholar within the Five Percenters, has written the most thorough and comprehensive treatment of this story of Clarence 13X Smith (a.k.a. Allah, a.k.a. The Father) and the origin of the Five Percenters.

At a total of 438 pages and with 432 reference notes, the book may appear somewhat intimidating, but it can be read and enjoyed no matter what level of previous knowledge exists in the reader's mind regarding the subject.

It is important to understand that like most movements that have become national, and even global in their impact and reach, the Five Percenters are not necessarily monolithic in their views and belief systems, or in total agreement regarding what the group is or represents.

The author delves deeply into the intricacies and subtle variances of the different schools of thought without being disrespectful to any, through forthright and effective dissection of the ideological differences that exist within the group.

For the full FinalCall.com book review click on:
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_3290.shtml

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Sudan President Bashir answers questions via live satellite for the press and Black America

DETROIT (FinalCall.com) - The United States and the United Kingdom are themselves causing, and then exaggerating, a “crisis” in the African “Motherland’s” largest and possibly wealthiest country—the Sudan—and it’s now called “Darfur,” the country’s president said directly in a live-interactive satellite video conference February 23 with members of the Nation of Islam and reporters attending the Saviours’ Day 2007 conference at Cobo Conference Center.

The U.S. and British news media have consistently exaggerated the death toll in Darfur, just as the U.S. has consistently changed its definition of what Sudan must do, in order to gain Western approval of its peace efforts, according to Pres. Omar al-Bashir.

“There is a problem, and the main cause of that problem is the rebellion,” said Pres. Bashir during the un-rehearsed, and un-censored conversation, which was also broadcast live on Sudanese state-run television. “We’ve done everything possible to try to convince those who bore arms against the state and the people, but all efforts and mediation failed,” he said.

Western, so-called “experts” say an estimated 200,000 to even 400,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million driven from their homes in Darfur since 2003. The true number is closer to 9,000, stated Pres. Bashir.

Pres. Bashir acknowledged that his country is facing a “problem” in Darfur, but he blamed rebel groups that did not sign on to a peace agreement concluded in Abuja, Nigeria in May 2006. Those groups became the focus of media attention, as well as the recipients of aid and arms from outside of the country, he said.

For full article, see:
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_3273.shtml

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Message of Appreciation from The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

[The following is a transcript of special message of gratitude from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to all of the well-wishers for his recovery, the audio of which is accessible by visiting http://www.sd2007.com. The message was recorded a days prior to the Nation of Islam's Saviours' Day Convention in Detroit.]

“Greetings to you, I am Minister Louis Farrakhan. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who sent me flowers, cards and well wishes for my speedy recovery from my horrific operation. And to those of you who prayed for my recovery, words are not adequate to express my deep, deep sense of personal gratitude.

“Each of you can go back to your mosques, your churches, your cathedrals, your synagogues, your temples, your cloisters—wherever it is that you worship God—and say to your congregation, that our God, by whatever name you call Him, answers prayer.

“Many, many Christians of many different denominations prayed for me. Many pastors put their churches on fasts and prayers for my recovery. There were Hebrew Israelites all over America, Africa and in Israel that prayed for me.

“There were Rabbis and Jewish people that prayed for me to recover. There were Muslims all over the world who prayed for me. There were Buddhists who chanted, and there were those who would do yoga in their chants and in their meditations that prayed for me. There were Hindus who prayed for me. There were Blacks, Whites, Asians, Hispanics and Native Americans who prayed for me.

“How then, could I come through this illness and this horrific operation and not thank God for a message that would be universal in its scope, and universal in its power, to heal the human condition?

“And so, my beloved Brothers and Sisters, I am looking forward to seeing you in Detroit at the Ford Field on February 25th, where my subject will be, ‘One Nation Under God.’ “Be there if you can.”
The audio of this message is accessible by visiting http://www.sd2007.com

Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Historic Return of Minister Louis Farrakhan

Nation of Islam Announces Saviours' Day Weekend Highlights
and Historic Return of the Honorable Louis Farrakhan

Detroit, MI (SD2007.com) February 22, 2007 -- The Nation of Islam will hold a press conference in the Cobo Arena on Friday, February 23 at 9:30am to announce highlights of this weekend which include:

  • Minister Louis Farrakhan leader of the Nation of Islam making his first public appearance in seven months on Sunday, February 25, in Ford Field 2:00 pm in Detroit Michigan.

  • The satellite feed from His Excellency, Omar El-Bashir, President of the Republic of Sudan. President El-Bashir has agreed to answer questions on Dahfur for the press and concerned citizens.

  • Leadership Forum with keynote speaker Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network. Rev. Sharpton will discuss the next Presidential election.

  • Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Amir of MANA will deliver the Jumah Khutbah on Friday, Febraury 24.

More details and information on the weekend program and activities will be distributed at the press conference.

Saviours' Day is the annual commemoration of the birth of the Nation of Islam's founder, Master W. D. Fard Muhammad. The convention is normally held in the city of Chicago, headquarters of the Nation of Islam, but this year thousands will convene to celebrate the Nation's 77th Year Anniversary, in its founding city of Detroit, MI.

The convention kicks off on Wednesday February 21, 2007 with an historic exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum. International Islamic scholars and Muslim clergy will gather for an interfaith dialogue between Muslims, Christians and Jews on Friday, February 23, along with one of the largest Jumu'ah (congregational) prayer services.

Workshops and conferences will be held through Saturday at the Cobo Convention Center on a variety of subjects including youth empowerment, male/female relationships, health, financial literacy, and religious tolerance. The convention will culminate with the keynote address at Ford Field, by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday, February 25 at 2pm. Nation of Islam officials are expecting an estimated 65,000 people to attend.

Saviours' Day Convention details including registration, keynote address tickets, webcast and more information is available online at the official Saviours' Day 2007 website, SD2007.com

Additional Saviours' Day coverage will be available online by FinalCall.com News.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Minister Farrakhan released from hospital

FinalCall.com News - January 30, 2007

MOSQUE MARYAM (FinalCall.com) - On the morning of Sunday, January 28, 2007, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was released from a five-week hospital stay following a major surgical procedure. As this great news was delivered via a national webcast from Nation of Islam Headquarters in Chicago, Ill., Nation of Islam Believers and well-wishers for Min. Farrakhan’s speedy recovery responded with shouts of “Allahu Akbar” (God is the Greatest) and numerous other expressions of joy.

“He was in the hospital for five weeks,” explained Min. Ishmael, national assistant to Min. Farrakhan, who moderated the webcast. “I’m happy to announce to the Nation of the Islam and all of the wonderful people who prayed for him that he was released and is out of the hospital, and at home,” he shared.

In addition to the care from his doctors, Min. Farrakhan was under the constant and continued care from his daughter and nurse, Fatima Farrakhan Muhammad, who had been by her father’s side the entire time.

“The Minister wants to thank all those who prayed for his recovery and healing. Let us continue to keep the Minister in our prayers for his complete recovery,” Sis. Fatima told The Final Call.

“His focus is Saviours’ Day. With the help of Allah, he hopes to see all of those whom Allah has blessed him to touch through his ministry in Detroit at Saviours’ Day 2007,” she said.

For full story see:
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_3220.shtml

For more details on Saviours' Day 2007, see:
http://www.SD2007.com/

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Prayers continue for Minister Farrakhan's full recovery

By Nisa Islam Muhammad
FinalCall.com News

CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) - All across the world family, friends and well-wishers of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, continued their prayers for his health and recovery after his January 5th surgery. “The doctors were pleased with the outcome of the operation,” reported Minister Ishmael Muhammad, National Assistant Minister to the Honorable Minister Farrakhan.

The Minister’s condition is stable and he is conscious,” said Min. Ishmael on a web cast to the Nation of Islam, Sunday afternoon, January 7th. “We have so much to thank Allah for.”


Minister Farrakhan underwent a major and serious 12-hour abdominal operation, to help correct the severe damage caused by the radiated seed implantation procedure he received to treat his prostate cancer.

“During the 10-day period following surgery, he will be monitored closely for any complications. While we are grateful to Allah and relieved that the operation is over, he is still not out of the woods and in the clear.”


“The doctors are guardedly optimistic about a full recovery that would significantly reduce or completely remove the constant pain that the Minister has experienced over the past several months and literally years,” Min. Ishmael went on to say.

Considering what the Minister just went through, he looks very, very well. The recovery for Minister Farrakhan will take several weeks, but he is expected to be in Detroit for the Nation of Islam’s 2007 Saviours’ Day convention, February 25th, God willing, where he will deliver the keynote address entitled, “One Nation Under God” at the Ford Field Stadium.

“Before he went into surgery, the Minister said he set his face resolutely on Detroit,” explained Min. Ishmael.

All of this was good news to the countless numbers of people from coast to coast and around the world, who expressed prayers and well- wishes for the Minister’s speedy recovery.

Prior to the Minister’s surgery, the believing community of the Nation of Islam went on a nationwide fast and prayer vigil asking Allah to bless the Minister for a complete recovery.


During the webcast, Minister Ishmael spoke on the great sacrifice of Fatima Muhammad, the Minister’s daughter who continues to be his nurse 24/7.

“We are extremely grateful to the doctors and the medical staff and to Sis. Fatima for her loving care as a daughter and her nurse’s training that she’s providing for her father since his illness. She’s been right by his side day and night.”


On behalf of the Nation of Islam, he also thanked Minister Farrakhan’s wife, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, for her sacrifice. Minister Ishmael said that the Nation was blessed to have her abundance of strength that allows her to stick with the Minister every step of the way.

The many thanks included his children that have dropped everything in their lives to be with their father. The Nation is also thankful to the Minister’s security team, as well as the cooks who have worked tirelessly at their jobs.

The following are excerpts from the warm regards received by the International Representative of the Nation of Islam, Minister Akbar Muhammad, on behalf of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

Col. Mu’ammar Gadhafi, leader of the Libyan Revolution and Commander of the World Islamic People’s Leadership, through the office of the Secretary-General, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Sherif, sends well-wishes and prayers from the Libyan leader and his people for a speedy recovery to Minister Louis Farrakhan as the Deputy of the Worlds Islamic Peoples’ Leadership.


Imam Warith Deen Mohammed called to say that he is praying for the Minister’s recovery and sends his love and special greetings to Sister Farrakhan and the family.

Imam Siraj Wahaj of Masjid Al-Taqwa, called while Minister Farrakhan was in surgery to say that he’s offering his prayers and his community will be praying for the success of Minister Farrakhan’s operation.

Dr. Abdul Alim Shabazz, distinguished professor of mathematics and Islamic scholar, offered special prayers for the full and speedy recovery of Minister Farrakhan.

Dr. Kaukab Siddique, of New Trend Magazine, the largest Islamic website in America, has posted on their website to ask for prayers for Minister Farrakhan. “May Allah continue to bless Minister Farrakhan in this world and grant him the hereafter.”

Dr. Imam Muhammad Kader, “May Allah bless Minister Farrakhan with a clear recovery. America and the world needs the leadership of Minister Louis Farrakhan.”

Grand Imam of Africa, Sheikh Hassan Cissé, based in Senegal, sends his special prayers for Minister Farrakhan for a speedy recovery from the Muslims throughout West Africa. He further went on to say, “May Allah bless him with a quick recovery so that Minister Farrakhan can continue to fight and speak for the downtrodded and oppressed and Muslims all over the world.”

Sheikh Mohammed Salis Shaban, then conducted special prayers on Friday Jan. 5th for Min. Farrakhan’s successful surgery. They asked Allah to spare his life and strengthen his health so that he could continue to champion the cause of Muslims and Islam worldwide, and to bless him to bring about the unity of Muslims in cooperation with the human family so that we can live in peace.

The Islamic Society of North America under the leadership of Dr. Ingrid Matteson, offered her special prayers for his quick recovery and sends good will through Dr. Sanusi Mohammed. Dr. Mohammed also added that the Muslim world today is very much in need of the voice and contribution of Minister Farrakhan.

From Morrocco, special prayers were offered for Minister Farrakhan’s health by Dr. Sidi Ahmed Kostas, along with Dr. Ahmed Addadi of the Ministry of Religion and Endowment Affairs of Morrocco.

Sheik Ahmed Ben-Omar Tijani offered prayers and called his many contacts in the Muslim world to inform them that Minister Farrakhan was about to have surgery and asked them to pray with him for a successful conclusion of this surgery. Sheik Tijani informed us that prayers were offered from Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Luqman Abdul-Haqq (Kenny Gamble) of Philadelphia said that he was praying for the Minister before he went into surgery and asking Allah to bless him with a successful and a speedy recovery. Bob Law and Viola Plummer (New York) offered their prayers for a speedy recovery of Minister Louis Farrakhan.

James Mtume of New York called to say best wishes to his Brother and friend for a speedy recovery.


The following are excerpts from the warm regards received by the Chief-of-Protocol, Sister Claudette Marie Muhammad, on behalf of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

“Love and greetings go to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and to his family. The priesthood of this community will be offering special prayers for the success of the surgery. His family and all the saints worldwide will be offering prayers,” said the Honorable Ben Ammi Ben Israel through his representative Prince Asiel Ben Israel of the Hebrew Israelite community.


The Reverend Sun Myung Moon and Mrs. Moon of the Unification Church said, “We send love and greetings to Minister Farrakhan and Mother Khadijah.”

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), House Chair of the Judiciary Committee said, “Well wishes to Minister Farrakhan and Mother Khadijah. I look forward to seeing him in Detroit.”

“I’m sending my love to my son,” said Dr. Dorothy I. Height, chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). “God is not through with you yet.”


Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon, founder of Christ Universal Temple said, “Tell my son that I love him and God will bring him through and heal him so he can continue to do God’s will.”

Rev. Mitty Collier, former singer said, “I have a prayer line of over 100 who are praying daily for Minister Farrakhan.”

Rev. Maxine Walker, publisher of Spiritual Perspectives said, “Tell my Brother I love him. My family and I always have him lifted in prayer. We truly believe God will bring him through.”


Rev. Willie Wilson, pastor of Union Temple Baptist Church and executive director of the Millions More Movement said, “May God bless Minister Farrakhan, heal him and make him well. My wife, Rev. Mary Wilson and the Union Temple Church family will be saying special prayers for Minister Farrakhan.”

Mustapha Muhammad, previously known as Charles Bobbitt (manager for James Brown), said, “My love and greetings goes out to Minister Farrakhan and his family. I truly believe God will bring him through successfully.”

Susan Taylor, editorial director of Essence magazine said, “I am praying for the Minister’s speedy recovery.”

Dr. Erieka Bennett, special assistant to John Agyekum Kufuor, President of Ghana said, “On behalf of the people from Ghana we send warm wishes. Prayers will be offered for Minister Farrakhan’s good health.”

Tavis Smiley, commentator, activist and author, told Claudette Muhammad that he had spoken to the Minister before his surgery and extended his love and greetings. He said that he would keep the Minister lifted in prayers.

Actor and activist Harry Belafonte, also spoke to the Minister before his surgery and sent his love and hope for a successful recovery.


People from all walks of life and from different faiths, to those families whose lives have been touched and changed by the decades of work of Minister Farrakhan, have been offering prayers at all times of the day, in many languages, and by the young and old.

We continue to pray for his speedy recovery.

Source: FinalCall.com News
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