With the announcement that Twitter was freezing the account of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, it is apparent that the enemies of freedom, justice, equality and divine guidance are steadfast in their evil efforts to derail the truth.
Their opposition should not be surprising and since February 2018, there has been a constant and concerted effort to target and still the voice of Min. Farrakhan. Literally almost every day since Saviours’ Day 2018 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, over a year and a half ago, some news article, commentary, broadcast, tweet or similar communication has sought to condemn and isolate the Minister.
False charges of anti-Semitism and hate teaching are the weapons used to try to stifle Min. Farrakhan’s words and presence in cyberspace and remove him from every aspect of Black life.
Rarely, and perhaps never, has a single modern religious teacher and Black leader been subjected to such an unceasing and vicious assault.
Twitter, one of the world’s largest social media companies, froze the official account of Nation of Islam Minister Farrakhan under a new policy guideline. Their action came some two months after Facebook and Instagram platforms imposed a lifetime ban on the Minister’s accounts. The Twitter announcement July 9 came as the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish and White groups continually demanded the Minister be removed from all social media platforms and publically repudiated.
Twitter said its action was connected to a post on Minister Farrakhan’s account from October 2018 that attracted nearly four million views. Twitter said its move was prompted by a policy to remove past tweets with language it deems offensive toward religious groups. The Minister’s account, at Final Call presstime, was still up on but could not be updated.
“What they decided to do was to troll back to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s tweet that posted October 16, 2018 with the headline, ‘I’m not an anti-Semite; I’m anti-termite,’ ” Jesse Muhammad, the Minister’s social media manager, explained. Despite demands from the Anti- Defamation League and others to remove the post, Twitter representatives at the time stated it didn’t violate their terms of service. An appeal of the decision has been submitted to Twitter by Minister Farrakhan’s Social Media team.
The actions by Twitter should not be met without a response and Black America and those who love freedom of expression and truth. Twitter should be flooded with the testimony of those who know the truth about Min. Farrakhan and his actual words and work.
While Twitter and Farrakhan slanderers have offered an interpretation and a false interpretation of what he said, his words are clear–if you desire to hear the truth.
“Now White folk don’t like Farrakhan, some of them respect me. But those who have been our
Deceivers, they can’t stand me. I’m not mad with you. In fact, you members of the Jewish Community
that don’t like me: Thank you very much for putting my name all over the planet. Because of your
fear of what we represent, I can go anywhere in the world and they’ve heard of Farrakhan. Thank you very much,” said the Minister, speaking October 14, 2018 at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit during the Nation of Islam’s Holy Day of Atonement.
“I’m not mad at you. My teacher Elijah Muhammad taught me one day: There once was a donkey that fell in a ditch and everybody came along picked up a stone and threw it at the donkey. They threw so many stones that the ditch got filled up and the donkey walked up. So my teacher said, ‘brother remember every knock is a boost.’ When they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, call me an anti-Semite; stop it I’m anti-termite.
“I don’t know anything about hating anyone because of their religious preference. But just like they called our ancestors in the 1930s ‘voodoo people,’ they figure ‘anti-Semite’ would be a good thing to put on us. Farrakhan hates Jews. Stop it. You cannot find one Jew that one who follows me has plucked one hair from his head. You haven’t found us defiling a synagogue. Our Qur’an teaches us if we see something like that stop it. They call me anti-Semitic. No, you are anti-Black. Now I’m talking to the anti-Black White folk. Why do you lay around Black people like the 10 Percent in our Lessons? You know we’re a talented people so you lay right around us, ‘I’ll be your manager.’ … How did they get to own everything that we have created? It’s because they’re Master Deceivers and they hate the fact that we are strong enough to say it. Now when a liar has gotten ahold of you, the liar is afraid of anybody who knows the truth and will tell it. So, they don’t want you near Farrakhan,” he said.
What is offensive about those words? Nothing, if you value truth.
But if you desire to continue to benefit from the degraded condition of Black people and the human family, you want no word and no thought that challenges you or interferes with the worldview that you wish for people to believe and conform to.
So every word that challenges false ideas and evil behavior becomes trouble to those who delight in and those who benefit from doing evil. These are the 10 Percent spoken of in the Lessons of the Nation of Islam, who exploit the 85 percent of the people who believe God is a Mystery and who are used as the tools and slaves of the rich.
Ultimately, the battle is a consequential clash between good and evil and God and the Devil–not a Mystery God and red-suited pointy headed, pitchfork carrying Devil, but human beings who embody the best of the human being and freedom, justice and equality versus others who represent the worst of mankind and who want to enslave the world.
It is our duty to strand for truth and not hide the truth while we know, regardless of media reports, pundits, weak-kneed politicians, and those who desire the friendship of a world that has destroyed Black people and engage in global oppression and exploitation.
Truth demands that we fight and stand for the truth that we recognize, especially if we have benefitted from Min. Farrakhan’s 60- plus years of work. To not stand for truth makes us cowards and ultimately we will be among those who lose. We are living in the day when Divine Truth must and will triumph and no opposition will stop it.