by Naba’a Muhammad, Michael Z. Muhammad and Brian Muhammad
When the document came out, it was historic but also fell in line with calls for justice from the United Nations and protecting human rights. However, this time UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet’s calls for action and measures to end systemic racism and racial violence against Blacks and people of African descent were aimed at the United States of America.
Instead of balking, the White House and State Dept. said looking at America’s shortcomings was welcomed and having UN experts and investigators, known as special rapporteurs, visit would be fine.
The UN official had presented a series of recommendations to address existing problems in a report to the UN Human Rights Council. But while the United Nations may be only able to point out America’s wrong, there is a real power in the world who can, will and is punishing America: The Great Madhi, Master Fard Muhammad, who taught the Hon.
Elijah Muhammad and backs the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in a bold mission give full and complete freedom to Black people and is delivering the divine destruction and fall of America.
Demetric Muhammad, a Memphis-based Nation of Islam student minister, likened the United Nations to a body that documents right and wrong from a spiritual perspective.
“We know that the God of the Bible and the Qur’an is in favor of such because scripturally God has always been on the side of the oppressed against the oppressive. The problem is the UN has no teeth as far as enforcement,” he said.
“So you’re talking about ending injustice, ending racial profiling, ending the abuse of Black people in America, in Europe, then you’re talking about a resolution that the powers inside of America will view as in conflict with her purposes and goals. And so what the UN does not have power to do, God is well able.”
Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam, and his top helper, Minister Farrakhan, have repeated a divine warning of God’s judgement against America, a judgement that mirrors God’s chastisement against the wicked found in scripture.
God’s power to punish the powerful who are wicked and save what appears to be a defenseless people are recurring messages and promises from the Divine Supreme Being, promises that are binding on Him and the beneficiary of those promises today, in particular, are the descendants of former slaves in America and the native people destroyed by Whites in this country.
The UN Human Rights Office action was mandated by a June 2020 Human Rights Council resolution. In the aftermath of the videotaped murder of George Floyd, a Black man, by an American police officer in Minnesota, the resolution called for a comprehensive report on systemic racism, violations of international human rights law against Blacks and people of African descent by law enforcement agencies, government responses to peaceful anti-racism protests, as well as accountability and redress for victims.
But the United Nations can’t punish the last superpower. Even criticisms on paper have often been shunned, shelved and avoided because of the power and the Security Council veto the U.S. wields at the international body headquartered in New York.
Ajamu Baraka, a longtime human rights advocate and critic of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, described the Biden administration position as a “slick one.” The White House wants to “give the impression” that it’s open to any critique or criticism that may come from these special rapporteurs, Mr. Baraka said.
And, he continued, American officials feel confident they can contain any threat and any critique that may come from the UN Human Rights Council and benefit from positive public relations. So there’s no real threat, he noted.
The Human Rights Council document was titled “Promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and of people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers.” It was released June 9.
“The objectives of this transformative agenda are to reverse cultures of denial, dismantle systemic racism and accelerate the pace of action; end impunity for human rights violations by law enforcement officials and close trust deficits in this area; ensure that the voices of people of African descent and those who stand up against racism are heard and that their concerns are acted upon; and acknowledge and confront legacies, including through accountability and redress,” said the document.
If the U.S. is really open to UN scrutiny, the country should submit reports on conditions in the country to the UN human rights structures or conventions it is part of, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and ratify other conventions it has refused to back, Mr. Baraka said.
True seriousness would mean the U.S. immediately ratifying UN human rights pacts, such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which says housing, health care, education and the ability to practice one’s culture are fundamental human rights.
The U.S. does not recognize any of those things as fundamental human rights, he said.
The United Nations’ public position matters, which is why the U.S. is trying to manage the perception, Mr. Baraka argued. “That’s why it’s important victims of U.S. hypocrisy demand accountability within those UN structures,” he said.
Blacks should engage with the UN and demand accountability, he continued. “But not have any illusions about what the UN is really able to do to affect the material condition of our people in the United States. We will only be liberated through our own agency,” the activist declared.
Former President Donald J. Trump left the Human Rights Council in 2018 and President Biden wants to rejoin the body this year.
Many reparations advocates saw the report’s findings and recommendations as giving strong support for reparations. Kamm Howard of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America and reparations commissioner, said online,
“The report reinforces the push for Congress or the President to pass or enact HR 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans Act. HR 40’s Commission has as its mandate to develop reparations remedies ‘that include full reparations and special measures,’ which is echoed here with the recommendations in this latest UN report.”
Human rights attorney Roger Wareham of the International Secretariat of the New York-based December 12 Movement told The Final Call while the United Nations has no enforceability power against the U.S., documenting a country’s human rights responses becomes a moral record.
Periodic reviews of a country’s human rights record are based on these reports and become a mechanism to expose that country to the world on its “adherence or violation” of human rights, he said. Special Rapporteurs are key for the process of accountability, particularly for nations like the United States that usually skirt accountability, the attorney continued. When they gather information through hearings concerning a country, a report is done that becomes part of the permanent record at the United Nations, he said.
But America’s record is already written in her bloody history and was foretold of in scripture with Blacks fulfilling the prophecy of Abraham’s seed in the bible who would serve and be afflicted by a strange people in a strange land for 400 years but afterward God would come, judge their tormentors and oppressors and give them a land of their own. That is the future of the United States and Black people.
“America is Falling Her Doom is Sealed” declared the Hon. Elijah Muhammad in his monumental book, “The Fall of America,” originally published in 1965. His words ring with supreme truth today: “This people has gone to the limit in doing evil; as God dealt with ancient people, so will He deal with the modern Babylon (America).
As God says: ‘Son of Man, when the land (people) sinneth against Me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out Mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it’ (Ezekiel 14:13).
“We see with our own eyes—but, the wicked Americans are too proud to confess that they see the bread of America gradually being cut off. Take a look into the southwest and Middle West, see the hand of Allah (God) at work against modern Babylon—to break the whole staff of her bread for her evils done against His people (the so-called Negroes).”
And, he adds, “Allah (God) has found His people (the so-called Negroes), and is angry with the slave-masters for the evil done by them to His people (the so-called Negroes). Allah (God) is going to repay them according to their doings.”
“America is falling; she is a habitation of devils and every uncleanness and hateful people of the righteous. Forsake her and fly to your own before it is too late,” warned the Hon. Elijah Muhammad.
“America, you owe us something. We don’t want you to dole it out in welfare checks. If you give us what you owe us, we’ll take it from there,” said Min. Farrakhan in a message titled “A Case for Reparations: Add It Up!”
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if America said, ‘We ask the Blacks of the world to forgive us? We ask the Black people of America to forgive us for our hypocrisy and the hostility of official United States policy toward Black people, and for the persecution and degradation of Black people even after 1863 when we called them citizens and said they were free,’ ” said the Minister. “ ‘And we (the government of America) declare our willingness to contribute as much as possible to the healing of mental and physical suffering of any survivors and to provide just compensation for material losses.’ ”
He continued: “Well, if a hundred million of us lost our lives in the Middle Passage, add it up. What is one Black life worth? Three hundred years working from ‘can’t see morning to can’t see night’ for no pay. Three hundred years working millions of slaves for nothing. Add it up! Add it up! Add it up!
“The killing of our fathers and mothers after mating them like animals, then taking the children and naming us after the slave master, stripping us of our language, our God, our religion, our minds. Add it up! Add it up.”
Blacks fought in every war but Blacks were denied justice, Black leaders and organizations were set upon by the government and decimated, Blacks were mentally and physically destroyed, he said.
“Now what does justice look like? If you add it up … if you add it up White folks, you are going to have to give us the whole country,” said Min. Farrakhan. “We’re not asking for the whole thing, but we do deserve the whole thing. Just give us some of it and let us go to build a nation for ourselves. Since you don’t want us, don’t keep us here and kill us. Let us go and let us build a new reality in the name of God. Let us build for God.”
“You don’t have to give us anything, but God said He’s the Power today, and He’ll take the Kingdom from whom He pleases, and He will give it to whom He pleases. When I ask for reparations, I’m asking you to save your life. But if you don’t want to save your life, then leave it to God. He’ll settle it,” said Min. Farrakhan.
“If it’s a life for a life, then God is justified in killing everything that refuses to submit, as He killed Pharaoh and his people, as He destroyed Babylon, and Sodom and Gomorrah,” the Minister explained.
Ava Muhammad, the national student spokesperson for Min. Farrakhan, said, “We know that we are in the time of judgment and that Allah (God) is actively engaged in what the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan referred to in 2020 as the unraveling of America.”
“When will we stand up and face the reality of the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, which is that the U.S. government with its policies is an enemy of the Lord of the Worlds and this effort to constantly integrate and assimilate and find a place is crazy. Lastly, I would say a perfect example of the integration effort is the results of the voting rights struggle. We’re going around on a merry-go-round. We’re fighting in 2021 for what we obtained in 1965 and have been fighting for since we were brought here in chains.”
“The power is in the unity first and foremost of the Black man and the woman in America. Once we get up and find the courage and follow the Muslim Program and establish a functional nation within a nation, then we will have the ability to advocate for Black and indigenous people around the world and be able to impose those beautiful things cited in the UN resolution,” Minister Ava Muhammad said.