Louis Farrakhan

(Louis Farrakhan Sr.)

Louis Farrakhan
Louis Farrakhan
  • Born: May 11, 1933
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Leader Nation Islam

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Louis Farrakhan Sr., formerly known as Louis X, is an American black nationalist and minister who is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI). Previously, he served as the minister of mosques in Boston and Harlem and had been appointed National Representative of the Nation of Islam by former NOI leader Elijah Muhammad.

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How dare you put yourself in that position where you are the moral judge? Miscellaneous
Not one of us will have to raise a sword. Not one gun would we need to fire. The great cannon that will be fired is our unity. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
Saddam Hussein is no more terrible than Bush. He’s no more terrible than Bush’s father. No more terrible than Clinton. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The Titanic was a great ship, but is was captained by one depicted as being arrogant, and warnings of an iceberg were not heeded. America is like that great ship. Unfortunately, at the helm may be a proud captain. And black people could become the iceberg that causes the sinking of this great ship called the United States of America. Discrimination & Prejudice
A brother who recognizes that we have shortcomings, we, in the struggle, have faults, and that he wanted to reconcile differences.
America will always side with those whom she can direct, give orders to and have those orders obeyed.
Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people.
And I hope that five years and 10 years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity. Hope
As a result of that, America desires a moderate Islam; an Islam that America can control; an Islam that America can give direction to and give orders to its leaders.
Because as a youngster I longed to see the Black man free and I longed to see anyone stand up for us.
Because wherever I am today, I still owe it to God and I owe it to two men - the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X and of course, two very special women, my mother and my wife. Women ;Religion & God
Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far. Leaders & Leadership
But if I thought on it, I would like to be remembered as a brother who loved his people and did everything that I knew to fight for them, the liberation of our people.
But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam, and began to host meetings in cities and thousands and thousands of people come out.
Could it be that my circle is largely black and that it is why I am influential in black circles but not in white circles?
Everything that I'm attempting to do is based on my understanding of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and what he wanted for his people.
However, those who have used those words use half the sentence to fit their purpose, which, of course, I believe is to discredit me and the new Nation of Islam that has come up around me.
I am hoping that in this year of the family we will go into our families and reconcile differences. Families, Children & Parenting
I am not the same man I was 35 years ago. And I hope that five years and ten years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity. Hope
I believe that for the small numbers of Jewish people in the United States, they exercise a tremendous amount of influence on the affairs of government. Government
I don't own Hollywood.
I don't think about my legacy, if indeed, I have one.
I hope that five years and ten years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity. Hope
I loved Elijah Muhammad with a love that I can't adequately describe. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I think that ego-driven leaders will be a thing of the past because the masses are tired.
I think that rather than condemning Islam, Islam needs to be studied by those who are sincere.
I was never named in the early years as having anything to do with the assassination of Malcolm.
If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America.
It appears that there is a genocidal plan against Black people.
Many of the Jews who owned the homes, the apartments in the black community, we considered them bloodsuckers because they took from our community and built their community but didn't offer anything back to our community.
Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests.
Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm. Truth ;Life
Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another. Leaders & Leadership
Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Money, Coins & Minting
So, this war is against the Islam that the West does not control. War & Peace
The Bush administration does not desire to see Islam practiced in its pristine purity.
The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies. Religion & God ;Death
The Jews don't like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man.
There is no one right now in my judgment that can unite the Black electorate in such a way to present our agenda to a nominee to have them forthrightly address our concerns.
There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth. Truth ;War & Peace
They call them terrorists, I call them freedom fighters. Freedom & Liberty
They should regard me as what I am. I am a spiritual leader and teacher. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people. Religion & God
What President Bush did in his doctrine of preemptive strike and in his war in Afghanistan and in Iraq was to turn even his allies in Europe negatively toward America. War & Peace
White people are potential humans - they haven't evolved yet.
Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy.
You must recognize that the way to get the good out of your brother and your sister is not to return evil for evil.