By Richard B. Muhammad, editor
There are some things that White America simply did not understand about the funeral service and memorials for the late, great Aretha Franklin: the wardrobe changes as she lie in state at the Wright Museum of African-American History, at New Bethel Baptist Church and during her funeral at Greater Grace Temple; singer Fantasia taking off of her shoes before offering a final ode to the Queen of Soul and Black America’s undeniable love for Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan.
While the lack of understanding on the first two counts could be attributed to a lack of cultural understanding and ignorance of Black culture, White and Jewish refusal to acknowledge Minister Farrakhan as he is comes from a much darker and wicked place.
The wailing and gnashing of teeth you heard from Fox News, the Jewish Forward, White Twitter and even MSNBC and others, pleading to know, demanding to know and insisting that there be an explanation for Louis Farrakhan’s presence on the dais at the Aug. 31 funeral for our sister shows how little they care about us and how much they hate us.
During the funeral and remembrances of the late Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who was honored with ceremonies over several days and in several states, it was insisted that his life’s work, his love of country and his war hero status, in their eyes, be respected. It was not a time to criticize, nor a time to demean, defame or disregard this man and his contribution to American society, they said.
Yet the presence of a single Black man, who sat in a dignified and quiet manner at a funeral, so disturbed these devilish ones that some said the mere presence of Min. Farrakhan caused them to rethink everything they thought they knew about Ms. Franklin.
How dare you.
How dare you presume and demand an explanation after all you have done to us and all we have suffered and still suffer at your hands. Even the White politicians who spoke were connected with policies that ill-affected and still ill-affect the lives of Black people. Yet they were given a moment to honor a woman who helped Blacks survive in this hellish nation and who actually contributed to making America better.
How dare you blame us, the victims of your evil and wicked planning and damnable actions against us, and then slander a man who has devoted 62 years of his life to freeing us from your grip.
Your lies and delusions are so deep, White America and powerful Jewish forces, that you spew misinformation, twist truth and would bludgeon into submission anyone who would come near a good man and a movement, the Nation of Islam, devoted to the salvation of Black people. You don’t care about us. You won’t help us. You won’t have pity on us. You wish that we would go to our deaths, quietly, silently, without our blood spilling on the well-pressed uniforms or well-shined boots of your police officers. You wish to choke the life out of us, without us uttering, gasping with our dying breaths, “I can’t breathe.”
You are the liars. You are the killers. You are the oppressors and you are the ones that we should be ashamed to be associated with. Your entire history in is written in the blood of the darker peoples of the earth. Have you forgotten your history?
No. You have rewritten your history to cast yourself as the hero and to cast our hero as a villain.
Such arrogance, such sheer Satanic gall, such demonically, deceptive intelligence would anger us, except we know who you are. Almighty God Allah has shown us your mind in His divine word. The Holy Qur’an, the book of scripture of the Muslims, condemns you. “And when it is said to them, Make not mischief in the land, they say: We are but peacemakers. Now surely they are the mischief-makers, but they perceive not,” says Chapter 2, verses 11 and 12 of the Holy Qur’an. You are so steeped in evil that you are willfully deceived by your own lies.
Min. Farrakhan, at 85 years of age, has never been arrested for as little as spitting on a sidewalk. He has taught and inspired generations, plural, generations of Black people. He has taught those behind prison walls and those in the classrooms of the finest educational institutions in this country. He has imparted life-changing knowledge and shared deep spiritual truths that inspire his followers and others to positive, productive activity. They shun evil, rebuild neighborhoods they once destroyed and offer our people hope.
Is that hate speech?
These millions of people touched by the divine words coming through Min. Farrakhan were not destroyed by Farrakhan. These people were produced, destroyed and debased because of your satanic mind and satanic hands White America and powerful Jews.
Min. Farrakhan nor his followers have harmed or denied one Jewish person their rights, can you say the same Atty. Alan Dershowitz of the history of your people? We will not let you slander our Minister by calling him the ugly name, “the new Black Hitler.” You have demanded an explanation of former President Clinton, in your arrogance, about why he was on the same stage as Farrakhan–as if the 42nd president does not owe a great debt to Black America. He would not have survived as president if not for Black support, though his policy of mass incarceration and others damaged our community tremendously. You seek the wrong explanation Mr. Dershowitz. You should ask what does it mean when the chief helper of the modern Moses and a modern pharaoh are on the same stage?
Mr. Dershowitz and other powerful Jews are livid because the Minister was treated royally, showed great respect, great love, and given a place of honor at the funeral. People of great influence, wealth, status and some power greeted him, kissed him, hugged him, and adored him. But Jewish leaders and groups seek to hurt, isolate, impoverish, disgrace and crush any who would show any affinity and respect for this good man. Could that be anything other than Jewish hatred and hate speech against Min. Farrakhan?
The Minister is redeeming people that you have exploited and destroyed. That is your problem. He interferes with your wicked plots and your deep desires to keep us as your tools and slaves–but your time is up.
You desire to put out the light of Allah with your mouths but Allah will perfect his light though you, you polytheists, may be averse.
We are family and you, White America and powerful Jews, have been our enemy. The question is not, why was Farrakhan at Aretha Franklin’s funeral? The question is why have we not separated ourselves from an open enemy, a non-stop liar and a worldwide killer? You are not fit to question us, ever, about our love for one another and our love for our champion and a man who embodies what Black Love is.
As the Holy Qur’an says: May you die in your rage.