The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan addresses audience at Saviours' Day 2024 in Detroit on Feb. 25. -Photo: Monica Morga

What does Farrakhan have to say about the crisis in the Middle East?

That cry and question were answered as the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a powerful three-and-a-half-hour keynote address to thousands to close out the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day convention in Detroit where we started in 1930.

Now there is another question: What will those who heard the magnificent message do? Will those so-called powerful ones hasten their divine destruction by targeting this divine servant of Allah (God)? Will they hasten the death and destruction God has promised and that they have earned through murder, lying and deceit?

The choice is theirs, but nothing will stop the Great Mahdi Master Fard Muhammad and the Great Messiah, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, from exerting their will in bringing in a world of freedom, justice and equality, setting down every tyrant and delivering Black people from the grip of their tormentors.


So there were words of warning to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and those in Israel determined to exterminate the Palestinian people. The Minister spoke to Mr. Netanyahu, who has his own political and legal problems at home, from the book of Daniel in the Bible. Daniel 5 verses 25 to 27 reads:

25 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.

26 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.

27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

This was the warning given to Belshazzar, a king of Babylon yesterday, and is a modern message of caution and instruction to Mr. Netanyahu today.

The Minister discussed Feb. 25 how the Israeli leader has dominated American President Joe Biden and how Mr. Biden has disgraced himself by kowtowing to Israeli warmongering and genocide in Gaza.

That American servitude to Israeli interests was again on display with Feb. 29 reports of an Israeli Defense Force strike on an aid convoy for Gaza that resulted in panic, trucks driving away seeking to escape, and over 100 Palestinians reported dead. These deaths and the Israeli assaults on suffering people seeking aid aren’t new. It was reported by the Gaza Ministry of Health that some 30,000 Palestinians have been killed and some 70,000 injured since Hamas struck back last Oct. 7 in response to the horrors of Israeli occupation suffered for decades.

These deaths and injuries are documented as the world awaits more civilian deaths with the pending Israeli havoc in Rafah in southern Gaza.

Mr. Biden has continued backing this obscene display of barbarism and bloodlust as hundreds of thousands have taken to streets in protests across the country demanding an end to the outright murder of Palestinians.

Mr. Netanyahu, who helped create Hamas to divide and weaken Palestinian leadership, knew of the plans Hamas had for their Oct. 7 assault, and planned to use the deaths of Jews to justify massive military campaigns on Gaza and other Palestinian areas in Israel, the Minister said.

“While I was being quiet, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad did something and I’ll stop and tell you about it now. In the middle of the night, I received a picture of the Prime Minister of Israel, big picture, and he (the Honorable Elijah Muhammad) wanted me to study that man. Down in the corner of the picture, he (Netanyahu) was there with some of the members of his War Cabinet, but I didn’t know what they were talking about or whatnot.

So a day passed and he (the Honorable Elijah Muhammad) brought back the picture but enlarged it that I could see the Prime Minister talking with members of his War Cabinet. They had drinks in their hands and wine. They were toasting the Jews that live near Gaza who would die a few days later when October 7, when Hamas broke through and a lot of killings started, Mr. Netanyahu knew all about it,” said the Minister.

“And they were being martyred because he (Netanyahu) knew their plans and he used their plans to help Hamas do what it did because he had in his mind a second Nakba. The first Nakba or ‘catastrophe’ on the Palestinians was done in 1948 when Israel became a state and they exiled 700,000 Palestinians and made them like vagabonds in the earth. But he had in mind, Netanyahu, he was going to use the pain of their loss to destroy the whole Palestinian community, not only in Gaza, but the West Bank, East Jerusalem.”

“It was a genocidal attack that he knew preserved his place as a Jewish leader. People do strange things when their hatred is so great of the people that they are killing, that their intention was to cleanse Gaza from every Palestinian that lived there and cleanse the West Bank and East Jerusalem so that Israel would not be bothered with Palestinians anymore,” the Minister said.

“Israel’s military was aware of Hamas’ plan to launch an attack on Israeli soil over a year before the devastating Oct. 7 operation that killed hundreds of people, The New York Times reported,” according to the Associated Press in December.

“It was the latest in a series of signs that top Israeli commanders either ignored or played down warnings that Hamas was plotting the attack, which triggered a war against the Islamic militant group that has devastated the Gaza Strip.”

Minister Farrakhan stated that Israel lied about Hamas beheading babies and other heinous deeds that never happened. News reporting in the United Kingdom and the Intercept in the United States bear witness to what the Minister boldly declared. The Intercept said Israeli disinformation spread after the Gaza attacks were on the same level as lies the U.S. used to invade Iraq after the 9/11 attacks. The aim, the Intercept added, was to destroy Gaza.

Twenty-five-year-old Aaron Bushnell, an active-duty airman from Texas, set himself ablaze shouting “Free Palestine!” and declaring he would not be “complicit in genocide” in Gaza outside of the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 25. He died that night.

Mr. Biden through using U.S. power in the UN Security Council to kill resolutions that would rein Israel in is complicit in these deaths and a conflict that unchecked will build and explode into the final war of Armageddon. While the president bemoaned the loss of civilian lives in Gaza, he hasn’t done anything to force Israel to change. He won’t.

Despite soft words and crocodile tears, the genocide against Palestinians continues. Despite the calls for Israel to protect Palestinians, we watch mainly women and children die. Despite congressional double speak about loss of life and curbing Israel, nothing happens. There is outright and tacit approval of Palestinians dying because soft words change nothing.

But Allah (God) is on scene today and His divine servant has warned that without change, the slaughter in Gaza is driving the world closer and closer to the final war of Armageddon, which will engulf the planet. Rulers of the current world are failing. America is unraveling. Warning is mercy if it is heeded in time.

We are living in the day of God’s presence and those with Him shall surely win. Believers stand strong on your faith, the cause that has given us life and the man Allah (God) and His Christ used to call us to life. This is not the time to run from Min. Farrakhan.

It is the time to run to him. Allah (God) is our refuge and it is our duty to stand with and do all in our power to preserve, protect and defend this divine servant. We are fighting for Islam and we shall surely win with our Saviour Allah, the Universal King!