Min. Farrakhan: More suffering, greater divine chastisement in 2016

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    (L) Cheryl Turek, of Nevada, Texas, right, hugs Evelyn Lindstrom in front of Lindstrom's destroyed home in Copeville, Texas, after heavy rain, high winds and tornados swept through North Texas the previous night, on Dec. 27, 2015. (R) Volunteers help residents clear debris from their damaged homes on Trishia Lane, Jan. 2, in Glenn Heights, Texas. At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in the tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area, Dec. 26, 2015.

    PHOENIX—In an exclusive interview, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan dealt with events from 2015, their implications for 2016 and offered words of guidance on how to navigate perilous times. Among his subjects were the Obama administration, growing unrest around the globe, the Justice Or Else! march and movement, God’s judgement against America, and the 2016 presidential election and candidates.

    While there have been failures to indict police officers in the deaths of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Sandra Bland in Texas and other deaths that have fed the Black Lives Matter Movement, divine retribution is striking America, said Min. Farrakhan in an interview with Final Call editor Richard B. Muhammad from the home of the Nation of Islam’s patriarch, the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, in the valley of the sun.

    Last year was the worst on record for severe weather and 2016 started similarly, the Minister noted. These serious weather events—unusual rain and flooding, fires on the West Coast, tornadoes, earthquakes, mudslides—are a divine “whipping” America has earned mainly for her enslavement of Blacks and the destruction of the Native peoples, he said.

    As the Hon. Elijah Muhammad taught for 40 years, America must reap the consequences for her evils and the weather is God’s weapon against the enemies of a people, Blacks and Native Americans, that God has chosen for his own, the Minister stressed. The Jan. 6 interview was nearly an hour-long.
    Increased mistreatment and killing of Blacks, as their cries for justice fall on deaf ears, is to force Black people to consider and accept what God wants, which is their separation from White America, Min. Farrakhan said. The weather will get worse and mistreatment will worsen in 2016, he said.

    “We have to gird up our loins and come closer in unity with God, with the truth and with each other and we have to be busy now doing that which will prepare us for the long road to justice and the land of our own,” said Min. Farrakhan.

    The 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, held October 10, 2015, was inspired by Elijah Muhammad’s words and is “the beginning of a long road to justice,” he said.

    The theme, “Justice Or Else!,” frightened many, in particular some older people, but drew young people to the Nation’s Capital with numbers estimated between 800,000 to 1.5 million people. The real “Or Else!” is God Himself, as foretold of in Biblical scripture, the Minister said.

    The anger all over the earth spoken of in Revelations in the Bible is playing out today—from concern over North Korea’s reported detonation of a hydrogen bomb to rising conflict between Saudi Arabia, and some allies, and the Islamic Republic of Iran—and beyond, he pointed out.
    The Saudi-Iran conflict could bathe the region in blood, warned Min. Farrakhan.
    Anger is rising globally as “the masses cry for justice and real change so revolution is building everywhere,” he explained.

    Iranian demonstrators burn a representation of the U.S. and Israeli flags during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran, Iran, to protest the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent opposition Shiite cleric, seen in posters, Jan. 3. Saudi Arabia announced the execution of al-Nimr on Jan. 5 along with 46 others. Al-Nimr was a central figure in protests by Saudi Arabia's Shiite minority until his arrest in 2012, and his execution drew condemnation from Shiites across the region. Photo: AP/Wide World photos
    While time and dispassionate analysts will assess the Obama presidency and assign a place in history, the tenure of America’s first Black president started with much hope but was sidetracked by advisors tied to the status quo and a shadow government that wields real power, said Min. Farrakhan.

    But, he continued, “I would not want to be pharaoh at the time of the fall of Egypt.” America fits the prophetic description of Egypt contained in scripture and Blacks fit the prophetic picture of the children of Israel. Those who selected the president before his election knew his brilliance and goodness but primarily wanted to deceive Blacks into thinking there is a place for them inside America, commented Min. Farrakhan. The president inspired hope for change at home and aboard coming into office and reaching out to the Muslim world with an important speech in Egypt and was welcomed in Germany and Europe following a loss in confidence in America as President Bush left office, he noted.

    But with America on the brink of economic collapse, the president was surrounded by some of the Wall St. bankers and others who wrecked the U.S. economy and after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize continued the neo-conservative plan for regime change in the Middle East and perpetual war has followed, said Min. Farrakhan.

    “He ignited the hope of the whole world in a change that they and we would believe in. But I don’t think our brother really understood the shadow government that manipulates the elected government,” he said. But the Minister said, the political ascension of Barack Obama showed Black, Native American and Latino children they could be world rulers and more than just highly paid athletes.

    The plight of Blacks and America’s indigenous people has been missing from discourse and focus in the 2016 presidential election, said Min. Farrakhan. That omission doesn’t bode well for the country, he warned.

    People stand by after a rollover accident along Interstate 25 northbound just south of Albuquerque, N.M., Dec. 26, 2015. A flurry of snow began to blanket Albuquerque, Santa Fe and other cities amid warnings of a record-setting blizzard being on the horizon. Photos: AP/Wide World photos
    “The wrath of God that has entered America is not just because of what America has done to others, which is much. But it’s what America has done to Black people and Native people and God has chosen us out of the furnace of affliction to be his people. And if we are not considered none of them can save America from the wrath of God,” said the Minister.

    “If any of these candidates would even consider separation, God would show them you are on the right course to save America from his wrath. But until you think about us and put justice for us in the equation your suffering will intensify on a greater level in 2016 and 2017 may bring the end of you, America, as a power, completely in the world.”

    Black America must also stop trying to force itself on Whites and make Black neighborhoods decent places to live, the Minister said. Blacks live as a colonized people with police officers deployed as an occupying army to maintain control, not a force designed to preserve and protect, he said.

    But, the Minister said, once Black neighborhoods are cleaned up, White officers don’t need to be deployed, Black people will be able to police themselves and young people can be properly trained to do that. Police training isn’t the problem; it is how officers treat Black people and retraining won’t solve the problem, Min. Farrakhan said.

    Saviours’ Day 2016, the annual Nation of Islam convention, will be in Detroit and the Minister invited those ready to work to participate. His February keynote address will deal with “Divine Instructions and Commands” for 2016 and using the wisdom of God to make Black communities safe, clean and decent.

    Those ready to do the real work of cleaning up our community meet me in Detroit, bring your scholarship and your desires, “for this may very well be my last Saviours’ Day among you,” Min. Farrakhan said.

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