Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said during a fiery speech in Miami last week black Americans “must rise up and kill those who kill us” if the federal government does not “intercede in our affairs.”
The 82-year-old Farrakhan told a crowd at Mt. Zion church he was looking for “10,000 fearless men who say death is sweeter than continued life under tyranny.”
On Oct. 10, Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam are holding a rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.
“Death is sweeter than to continue to live and bury our children while white folks give the killer hamburgers. Death is sweeter than watching us slaughter each other to the joy of a 400-year-old enemy,” the radical orator told the energized audience.
He said that according to the Koran, “retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breast of those whose children have been slain.”
“So if the federal government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us,” Farrakhan shouted. “Stalk them, and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.”
On the stage behind Farrakhan was Carlos Muhammad. He’s the leader of the Baltimore chapter of the Nation of Islam, and has attended numerous Farrakhan events.
But he has also been present at other supposedly peaceful gatherings, such as the press conference Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held in April following the first day of rioting in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. (RELATED: Does This Nation Of Islam Leader Support Violence Or Peace?)
During that speech, with Muhammad standing behind her, Rawlings-Blake infamously said of rioters and looters that city officials “also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.”