Media, Farrakhan agents eyeball each other

CHICAGO, May 30 (UPI) -- The White House media, trying to cover the president at a Chicago barbecue, had a standoff during the weekend with Louis Farrakhan's followers, reporters say.

Farrakhan attacks Jews, 'white right'

CHICAGO, March 1 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said the "white right" wants U.S. President Barack Obama to be assassinated.
Farrakhan suspicious of H1N1 vaccine

Farrakhan suspicious of H1N1 vaccine

MEMPHIS, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan told an audience in Memphis he believes the H1N1 flu vaccine was developed to kill people, a witness said.
Farrakhan calls Jackson 'messianic voice.'

Farrakhan calls Jackson 'messianic voice.'

CHICAGO, July 27 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan says entertainer Michael Jackson was a victim of Zionist leaders, the U.S. government and the media.
Farrakhan says God will help Obama

Farrakhan says God will help Obama

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan says God will make sure Barack Obama has the vision needed to guide the United States through its troubles.

Farrakhan starts outreach effort

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Rev. Louis Farrakhan says he is planning "a new beginning" for his Nation of Islam movement with the re-dedication of its Chicago mosque headquarters.

Chicago Muslim leader dies at 74

CHICAGO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- W. Deen Mohammed, a prominent African-American Muslim leader in Chicago, has died at age 74.

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Obama moving past pastor issue, wife says

Obama moving past pastor issue, wife says

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama's decision to break from his controversial ex-pastor was hard but necessary, the wife of the Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful says.

Superdelegates watch Obama-Wright matter

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's break with his controversial former pastor comes at a critical juncture in the U.S. presidential campaign, observers said.

Obama rejects Farrakhan's support

CLEVELAND, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Tuesday he did not seek the support he recently got from the former leader of the Nation of Islam.
Obama praised by Louis Farrakhan

Obama praised by Louis Farrakhan

CHICAGO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is receiving praise from the former leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam.
Farrakhan ordered to appear in Ind. court

Farrakhan ordered to appear in Ind. court

HAMMOND, Ind., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A Hammond, Ind., federal court has ordered Minister Louis Farrakhan to appear and explain why stipends given to his son are not considered income.

Farrakhan: Black men headed for extinction

ATLANTA, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan offered a stern warning in Atlanta that the U.S. political climate is threatening to African-American men.

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Louis Farrakhan
WAP2002072205 - WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Louis Farrakhan speaks about his recent trip to the Middle East and Africa to supporters and members of the media on July 22, 2002, at the National Press club in Washington. Farrakhan described his trip as a mission of peace. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI

Minister Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr. (born Louis Eugene Walcott; May 11, 1933) is the leader of the Chicago, Illinois-based Nation of Islam (NOI). He served as the minister of major mosques in Boston and Harlem, and was appointed by the longtime NOI leader, Elijah Muhammad, before his death in 1975, as the National Representative of the Nation of Islam. After Warith Deen Muhammad disbanded the NOI and started the orthodox Islamic group American Society of Muslims, Farrakhan started rebuilding the NOI. In 1981 he revived the name Nation of Islam for his organization, previously known as Final Call, regaining many of the Nation of Islam's National properties including the NOI National Headquarters Mosque Maryam, reopening over 130 NOI mosques in America and the World.

Farrakhan is a Black religious and social leader, and a critic of the United States government on many issues, including the call to murder white people and bring forth an end of their ruling age. Farrakhan has been both praised and widely criticized for his often controversial political views and outspoken rhetorical style. In October 1995, he called and led the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., calling on black men to renew their commitments to their families and communities. Due to health issues, in 2007, Farrakhan reduced his responsibilities with the NOI.

He was born Louis Eugene Walcott (also spelled Wolcott) in 1933 in The Bronx, New York, the younger of two sons of Sarah Mae Manning (16 January 1900 – 18 November 1988) and Percival Clark, immigrants from the Caribbean islands. His mother was born in Saint Kitts and Nevis. His father was a Jamaican native and worked as a taxicab driver. After Louis' father died in 1936, the Walcott family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where they settled in the West Indian neighborhood of the Roxbury area.

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