In late November, the student government at taxpayer-funded Morgan State University sponsored a conference on slavery reparations for black Americans.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was the keynote speaker.
The Nov. 22 conference, called the 2nd Annual Black United Summit International, occurred on Morgan State’s historically black campus in Baltimore, Md. The conference theme was “Re-Claim, Re-Pair, Re-Form, Re-Produce — REPARATIONS Now!”
Total attendance was over 2,000, according to EAGnews.org.
Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication, provided a detailed report about convention activities.
Farrakhan’s keynote rant lasted over two hours. At one point, he held up what resembled a Quran at the public school, saying that both the central religious text of Islam and the Bible contain a “law of retaliation” and “a life for a life.”
“As long as they kill us and go to Wendy’s and have a burger and go to sleep, they’ll keep killing us,” the Nation of Islam leader fumed. “But when we die and they die, then soon we’re going to sit at a table and talk about it! We’re tired! We want some of this earth or we’ll tear this goddamn country up!”
Farrakhan’s Nov. 22 remarks occurred 28 days before Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley brutally murdered two New York City police officers. (RELATED: Two NYPD Officers Killed In ‘Execution Style’ Shooting)
Brinsley’s abandoned YouTube channel contains video showing him heading to pray at Brooklyn’s Masjid At Taqwa, a mosque that has been linked to terrorist and anti-police activity. Before killing himself after he murdered the two officers, Brinsley — or Muhammad-Abdullah — also claimed that he worked at the Islamic Society of North America, a Muslim civil rights group that has also been named an unindicted co-conspirator of the Holy Land Foundation. (RELATED: NYC Cop Killer’s Undiscovered Social Media Accounts Show Islamic Side)
Concerning the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. this summer, Farrakhan declared in November that “white folks ain’t never been on edge after they’ve killed a black man.”
He also referred to white people as “crackers.”
In the run-up to Farrakhan’s speech, Morgan State professor Raymond Winbush declared that black slaves contributed “roughly 10 trillion dollars” in “free labor” to various Western countries.
A member of Hip Hop Detoxx instructed reparations convention attendees about “how sound, imagery and language impacts their thinking and guides their actions.”
The audience included Pam Africa, one-time “defense minister” of the Baltimore Black Panther Party and founder of the International Friends and Family of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Administrators at Booker T. Washington Middle School, a public school in Baltimore, Md. decided it would be a good idea to take 40 students ranging in age from 11 to 15 to hear Farrakhan speak.
Farrakhan, born Louis Eugene Wolcott and the son of two Caribbean immigrants, did not graduate from college but spent three years at Winston-Salem State University on a track scholarship.
Before he began his career as a religious leader, Farrakhan was a calypso singer who used the name “The Charmer” among others). He had also been a child violin prodigy.
Though Farrakhan wasn’t a very successful musician, he has found a very lucrative career in radical, repugnant anti-Semitic politics.
“Some of you think that I’m just somebody who’s got something out for the Jewish people,” he said in a 2011 gem, according to the Anti-Defamation League. “You’re stupid. Do you think I would waste my time if I did not think it was important for you to know Satan? My job is to pull the cover off of Satan so that he will never deceive you and the people of the world again.”
Back in 1984, Farrakhan described Adolf Hitler as “a very great man,” recalls The New York Times.