Farrakhan calls Judaism a 'gutter religion'

CHICAGO -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan returned home from a visit to Arab nations calling the existence of Israel an 'outlaw act' and attacking Judaism as a 'gutter religion.'

'I'm not anti-Jew,' Farrakhan said. 'I'm pro-truth.'


Farrakhan barred reporters from his speech Sunday at his Nation of Islam headquarters, which was broadcast on WBEE radio. Farrakhan mentioned his visit to Arab nations and a meeting with Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy, but mainly preached Muslim doctrine and its relationship to Zionism.

He said the Bible says the Jews were 'chosen to be a light to the gentile nations' but instead 'fed a corrupted light to the people and were the father of false religions and false religious practices.'

Farrakhan said Israel has had no peace in nearly four decades 'and she will never have any peace because there can be no peace structured on injustice, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your gutter religion under his holy and righteous name.'

'The presence of a state called Israel is an outlaw act,' said Farrakhan, a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson. He charged that nations supporting Israel have been participants in a criminal conspiracy.


If you 'aid and abet someone in a criminal conspiracy, you are a part of that criminal conspiracy. So America, England and the nations are criminals in the sight of almighty God,' he said.

He called the formation of Israel 'cold, naked scheming and plotting and planning against the lives of a people there in Palestine.'

Farrakhan said Zionists made a deal with Adolf Hitler not to boycott German products before World War II in exchange for allowing 65,000 German Jews to emigrate and for permitting $100 million in Jewish assets to be transferred to Palestine.

He said this act is documented in the book 'The Transfer Agreement' by author Edwin Black, 'one of their own kind.'

'The Zionists made a deal with Adolf Hitler, the same people that condemn me for saying Hitler was a great but wicked man,' Farrakhan said.

Many Jewish leaders and politicians have criticized Farrakhan for his remarks about Hitler and for allegedly threatening a Washington Post reporter who revealed Jackson's reference to Jews as 'hymies.'

'The Bible calls Babylon the great but she's not the good. Hitler was great, but wickedly great,' Farrakhan said.

Farrakhan preaches Black Muslim beliefs that the Caucasian race is not 'a natural people on Earth,' but rather 'a gifted people that came out of the original black people.'


He said American support for Israel is drawing it into a third world war.

'Instead of recognizing your mistakes, you persist in your evil,' he said. 'You hate us because we dare to say that we are the chosen people of God and we can back it up.'

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