[Editor’s note: The following article is excerpted from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s major July 4, 2020 address “The Criterion,” delivered from his home in Michigan. The day also marked the 90th anniversary of the Nation of Islam in America. This article includes excerpts previously published in The Final Call as separate selections. Those articles are available at www.finalcall.com. But on the one-year anniversary of the Minister’s words of divine warning, we wanted to highlight the warning and wise counsel that he was guided to deliver. That lifesaving message and explanation on what America and the world are facing and the way out are even more critical in this hour. We urge you to order this important message in its entirety on CD, DVD or MP3, please visit store.finalcall.com or call 1-800- 602-1230, ext. 200.]
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
You’re very concerned about this pestilence. All of us have witnessed the effect of this coronavirus. China says it was the U.S. Army that dropped it in China and America says Wuhan, China produced this virus and they could have told us what they were doing. Mr. Trump, and all your scientists, why don’t you put your mask on and sit down for a minute while one of the ex-slaves whom God has awakened gives you guidance on what you seek.
I want to tell you right up front you will not conquer this virus because it didn’t come from Wuhan. It did not come from Fort Detrick in Maryland because if you had made it, you would know how to handle what you made. But you don’t know this virus, it’s new it’s different. It mutates and goes in different directions with a different strain of itself. You’re running trying to get a vaccine like you’re really interested in saving the world from this virus.
Mr. Trump was so happy. Oh, my president was looking forward to reelection. The stock market had gone up near 3,000 points. But all of a sudden, without warning, something happened. Overnight countries were being shut down. Think about it. God never takes a people when they’re sad.
In the days of Noah, He waited until they were very happy. Having marriages and getting drunk and having a good time and that’s when the flood came. Be careful of your happiness because in that hour that he was rejoicing knowing that as long as that stock market was there and the economics of the country seemed favorable he knew that he would be reelected. …
The reality of Covid-19 is what we are facing today. I’m going to quote something from the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 26, Verses 20-21. Isaiah says, “Come my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.”
Shelter in place, hide yourself. … Even though you’re locked down, God is with you and if you seek Him you will find Him. It was during the coronavirus lockdown during Ramadan that I was given this assignment. Go into your chambers, hide yourself. “For behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.”
What is an inhabitant? God is going out for the inhabitants not of America, not of Africa but of the whole earth. What are you coming out for God? I come out of my place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. Let’s look at a definition. What is iniquity? It is when we not only sin but we willfully sin and even find delight in committing sin. And we have sinned to the point that God no longer strives with us and our conscience is seared. …
Are you an inhabitant of the earth or do you live on Mars? If you live on the earth it’s talking to you, it’s talking to me, it’s talking to us.
Our iniquitous behavior is a pestilence on the earth so God answers with a pestilence. His anger is at a point where He has to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. So punishment from God’s pestilence is to turn against you the things that you depend upon for your sustenance.
Have you lost your job? How many millions have lost their jobs in America? Between 30 million to 40 million. How many of you have lost friends and loved ones? How many of us are being arrested in place in our houses, how many find it like a prison? How many of you are arguing with members of your own family? Staying with them day after day and week after week you’re discovering things about yourself and about one another, so you want this to end.
Mr. Trump calls it liberation.
“We want you to be liberated from the virus by asking you to come out of sheltering in place, come out from wearing a mask; come out from social distancing. Open up your society.” So the moment they opened up trying to get basketball on track several showed up with the virus.
In the choir people singing and the melodious sound of their voices was also coupled with droplets of death coming out of their mouths. So now many in the choir have already died. You want this to end but you don’t know how. You want it to end Mr. Trump so you can go back to what was. But I’m here to tell you, sir, you’ll never see what was again; that is over.
Why do you say this Farrakhan? Because we are under the judgment of God. I want you to open your Bible to Genesis, Chapter 15:13-15, you can’t get away from this one. “Know of a surety Abraham that your seed will be a stranger in a land that is not theirs and they shall serve them and they shall be afflicted in that land for 400 years.” After that time God says … “I will come and judge that nation which they shall serve.” …
It’s only two mentionings in the Qur’an of pestilence. It is Surah (Chapter) 2:59. It says a pestilence from heaven is sent down … “But those who were unjust changed the word which had been spoken to them for another saying. So we sent upon the wrongdoers a pestilence from heaven because they transgressed.” One verse. But the reason for the pestilence is forging a lie against Allah.
In Surah (Chapter) 7:162 … it says “but those who were unjust among them changed it for a word other than that which they were told. So we sent upon them a pestilence from heaven for their wrongdoing.” I want you to think about that because now you see why the Minister is hated. What have I done that members of the Jewish community some of them would hate me with such passion?
You, my brothers and sisters who have fallen out with me because they tell lies to make you think I am a bigot or that I’m an anti-Semite so that you won’t listen to what I’m saying. And, so far they’ve been pretty successful. But now I have to bring up the thing that I’m doing that makes me so hated.
Members of the Jewish community were given the Torah by Moses. And 300 years from the birth of Jesus, the civilization of Moses was broken. Jewish scholars and rabbis wrote a word and they made that word in their minds—and in the minds of those who believed in them—greater than the word that God revealed. …
They attempted to kill me nonviolently with radiated seeds filling my body during cancer treatments—it was being burnt up on the inside from a 180 or more radiated seeds. I am not knowledgeable of the power of the rads that were put into each seed but they were sure that I would not survive. So when I went into the hospital the New York Times, CNN they had written my obituary. What did you know or what did you think you knew?
I’m sure they’re looking at me today and wondering what’s keeping him up. It is Allah … only Allah. I should be dead by what they gave me. But successfully I toured the earth, five continents. Here I stand, here I am. I’m sitting but I’m standing tall.
You really think that I hate the Jewish people? You do not know me at all. You that have been in my close conversations have you ever heard me utter the words of death to the Jewish people?
My Jewish friends? No. My enemies raised the Talmud above the Torah and then spread the lie against God that they are stronger than God because they put their word that they made over what God revealed through the mouths of His prophets. The Holy Qur’an says, and they honor not Allah with the honor due to Him and the whole earth will be in His grip on the day of Resurrection and the heavens rolled-up in His right hand. … What will you do with corona, a pestilence from God? What will you do? What can you do? You are at your wits end.
I say to my brothers and sisters in Africa, if they come up with a vaccine be careful. Don’t let them vaccinate you with their history of treachery through vaccines, through medication. Are you listening? I say to the African presidents, do not take their medications. I say to those of us in America, we need to call a meeting of our skilled virologists, epidemiologists, students of biology and chemistry and we need to look at not only what they give us, we need to give ourselves something better.
My teacher told me, don’t speak to some, speak to the whole. I’m speaking for Black America, for Hispanic America, for the Native American and for those who are desirous of life. They’re making money now plotting to give seven billion five hundred million people a vaccination. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates and Melinda, you want to depopulate the earth?
What the hell gives you that right? Who are you to sit down with your billions and talk about who can live and who should die? That’s why your world is coming to an end quickly because you have sentenced billions to death. But God is now sentencing you to the death that you are sentencing to others. …
When the White man was made his father was a liar, his father was a murderer, so they’re born with lie and murder in their nature. How do they lie so easily? If you could read the record, the police records of what they say in their reports that they write. They have concocted lies to justify their murder of our brothers and sisters. Why are the police quitting now? You should all quit.
Because if in your presence there you think that you’re going to come into the Black community and do what you’ve been doing you better quit. The “jump out boys” better stay in the White community. Don’t come where we live and jump out because you may never get back in. Real talk now. We can’t take it anymore. We won’t take it anymore.
Mr. Alan Dershowitz listen to the words of God from my mouth for you. You’re such a skillful deceiver, you deceived your brothers in the Senate to vote not to impeach Mr. Trump. You were very skillful. But see if you can impeach the Wisdom of God. You’re Satan masquerading as a lawyer. Satan walking in full sight deceiving whoever they can deceive; that’s Satan. … Mr. Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL, you’re Satan.
Those of you that say that you’re Jews I will not even give you the honor of calling you a Jew, you’re not a Jew. You’re so-called, you’re Satan. It is my job now to pull the cover off of Satan so that every Muslim when he sees Satan picks up a stone as we do in Mecca. When you know who Satan is you don’t have to kill him … . The stone of truth, that’s what you throw.
Allah says, “had we wished to take a pastime from before surely we would have done it. Nay we cast truth at falsehood ‘til we knock out its brains.”
Every one of you that knows the truth stand up and tell it from the mountaintop. Black people can’t take it no more. Wherever you are on the job, in the factory. I don’t care where you are, if you know the truth stand up on the truth and tell Satan … who the hell are you to try and pick my friends. Farrakhan is God’s man and you are from the enemy of God so to hell with you.
Do you think that you will escape the wrath of God? This is the last time that you will hear me for a while, because you’ve treated me like a lovely song. “We love to hear you sing, Farrakhan.” But you won’t do what I asked you to do. So, I’m telling you that when you don’t see me anymore, I’m fulfilling the Qur’an. “I will not chastise them while you were among them,” Allah (God) says. Once He takes me away from you, by whatever means He uses, death and destruction will come down on America and the world.
China you cannot escape. You’re powerful, you’re strong, but you’re mistreating the Uighur Muslims. They are not your enemy. The way you think is becoming your enemy. You can’t be a tyrant and live today. People are rising against all tyrants. So be careful, Mr. Xi Jinping. You may have a presidency for life in China; but be careful because you are not the Master of Life. I represent the Master of Life and when He gets tired of you, He will end your life. Same with you, Mr. Trump.
The Jewish rabbis came to my home—don’t cut me off. I’m not lying. Cut off the liar who lies with every breath. Don’t cut me off. One great rabbi said to me, “It’s not for you to criticize us. That’s for me to do.”
In other words, “n—-r,”—he didn’t call me that. But telling me at my dinner table that I don’t have a right to criticize him. I don’t come to you asking you for authority. You didn’t authorize me. I’m authorized by a power bigger than all of you. So, He told me, “Deliver the message. And if you do it not, you are not delivering the message. But if you do it, surely, I will protect you from men.” I have authority to say what I’m saying. So, don’t talk about you are going to be president for life. You might be but your life may be in the balance.
Don’t take the vaccines. There are 14 therapies that are in the world today that we can use to fight against the Covid virus.
America, you won’t solve it.
The scientists of the world, you won’t solve it.
I want to tell you what will solve it. This virus is a pestilence from heaven so scholarship from hell can’t deal with a pestilence that came from heaven.
But if you want to stop it, you have to go to heaven. …
So, if you really want to end the virus Mr. Xi, recall your sins. Don’t tell me presidents don’t have sin. Go in your chamber and look at your record.
Have you sinned? Is there anyone here who has not sinned? Raise your hand. I don’t see nobody. I can’t say that I have not sinned. But I can say with truth that God has taken care of my sins. The Scripture says, pray to me, and I will forgive you. The God will forgive you. He says He will not punish you while I’m among you. But He won’t punish you if you’re in the middle of repentance.
So now you know your sins and Covid is spiking. It’s like 40 states going toward 50 states. Nobody’s going to escape. You haven’t seen the worst of this yet.
So, this pestilence is going to get worse. But you, America, China, if you don’t want to get caught up in the next phase of the blowing of the trumpet, then what you should do is call your people together and come out to them and ask them to go in their chambers of quiet and ask forgiveness for your sins, for your sins have reached unto heaven. …
Pope Francis of the Catholic Church, you seem to be a man that wants to do good. But there’s so much evil that the church has done. Who will pardon the church? You ask the sinner when he comes to the father to confess. He says, “Father, I have sinned.” And you ask the sinner to enumerate his sins.
You should stop that because you’re talking to a sinner that may be worse in sins. The priest needs to confess. The ministers need to confess. The presidents, the kings, the rulers need to confess. They may say to me in their arrogance, “So what if I don’t? What are you going to do about it?”
What shall be done with the wicked husbandmen? God is coming to slay them. To the false Imposters that claim they’re Jews and they are not, they have broken their covenant relationship with God. They have failed to live up to the statutes, commandments that He gave them. Everybody’s seeking a sign. What’s going on? You are asking questions now. “Why ain’t Farrakhan speaking?” Why? What is it about Farrakhan speaking that you need to hear him? You’re not desirous of hearing his word in any other time. Take this word because you won’t hear it again from me.
This wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign. No sign shall be given to them except the sign of Jonah. As Jonah was in the belly of the great fish, three days and three nights, so shall the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth.
Jonah was the only one that came out to Nineveh and got Nineveh 300 years of more grace from God.
Mr. Trump, you’re the leader of America now. You need to try to make America safe from the wrath of God, her chastisement over the wickedness that you all have been involved in since your inception. Since you are the last of the presidents, maybe, that has a chance, on your watch to delay the judgment of God. You have a secret chamber in the White House, a place where you can go to pray. Mr. Trump, I really don’t see you falling down on your knees. God has to knock you down on your knees because your arrogance, your false pride in the little money you have.
Florida, are you becoming the epicenter of the coronavirus? I asked God to do that. That I asked Him for, while Florida was white all the way around (low infection rates). Now you’re deep red. I asked God for that. I just want to show you that this man that is talking to you has power with God. I’m not fake. I’m the real deal. You can take it or let it alone. Why did I ask God to drop that on Florida?
Because of you, Florida, and those that ran out or were run out of Cuba, who were members of the Jewish community, who lost everything, your hatred for Fidel Castro has caused America to be blind now. … I asked God to bring down the virus heavily on Florida because 90 miles from Florida our Cuban family, when the plague broke out in Wuhan, they went to Hubei province in Wuhan and with the Chinese they corrected it and drove it out of Wuhan. Don’t we need something that Cuba has? But you have an embargo on Cuba.
Florida has stood in the way of a better relationship of our government with Cuba. We want what Cuba is developing against Covid-19. We want alpha interferon 2B, if that is what is good against Covid. We’re looking into Madagascar. We’re looking into other therapies, but we definitely will not accept your vaccine. You’ve blown it all the way around with us.