Minister Louis Farrakhan called for black Americans to set up their own court system based on the Bible and Quran to replace a U.S. legal system he accused of racial bias.
The Nation of Islam leader spoke Sunday to a crowd of 18,000 people, including Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena during the black nationalist group’s annual convention.
“We want equal justice under the law,” Farrakhan said. “Our people can’t take much more. We have to have our own courts.”
His remarks came a week after a jury acquitted Michael Dunn, a white Florida man, in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis but convicted him of attempted murder for firing gunshots at a car full of black teens during a dispute over loud music.
George Zimmerman, another Florida man, was also acquitted last year in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
“Has America been just to us?” Farrakhan asked the crowd, which agreed the nation had not. “If we retaliate, you can bring out your soldiers. We got some, too.”
His spokeswoman, Ava Muhammad, said Thursday during the gathering that black Americans should separate from whites because eventually “planes are going to destroy every area that is not dominated by Islam.”
This was in reference to planes the Nation of Islam believes are in a wheel hovering in the sky that Farrakhan also mentioned during his speech.
Farrakhan asked President Barack Obama last week to open up Area 51, a top-secret detachment to Edwards Air Force Base that has long fascinated conspiracy buffs, to scientists who could prove the existence of this wheel and expose the existence of a “shadow government” of global elites that have covered up evidence of extraterrestrial life.
During his speech Sunday, the Nation of Islam leader denied long-standing claims that he was anti-Semitic.
“Did Jesus have a problem with the Jews of his day? He’s not a hater. Neither am I,” he said. “I don’t hate Jewish people … what I hate is evil.”
Farrakhan then claimed “Satan is in control of Hollywood,” TV, media and money – fields where Jewish people frequently serve in positions of power.
He has previously referred to “Satanic Jews” and the “Synagogue of Satan,” and his Detroit visit was protested by Jewish groups.
Farrakhan also blasted American Muslims who serve in the U.S. armed forces in the Middle East, saying they were “slaughtering [their] own people for America” and “the European infidel.”
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