[Marxism] NPR report on Farrakhan final speech in Detroit yesterday

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 26 06:04:20 MST 2007

(Good report. Can't wait to see the full transcript, which is likely 
to be broadcast on the web and posted to THE FINAL CALL newspaper.
The reporter says he spoke for two hours, of which one hour was a 
very political attack on U.S. foreign policy including his appeal 
to young Blacks in the United States not to serve in the military 
for an unjust war. One doesn't have to be Black of a Muslim or a
Nation of Islam member to appreciate the broad national meaning of 
such an event, which featured a full national mobilization of the 
NOI's membership and supporters in the United States today.)

Nation of Islam's Farrakhan Gives Farewell Speech

Listen to this story... by Rachel Martin 

Louis Farrakhan addresses the Saviours' Day gathering in Detroit,
Feb. 25, 2007. AP

All Things Considered, February 25, 2007 . Louis Farrakhan, the
ailing leader of the Nation of Islam, delivered what he billed as his
farewell address to a crowd in Detroit on Sunday.

Farrakhan, 73, stressed religious unity and said that the world is at
war because Christians, Muslims and people of other faiths are

The gathering at Detroit's Ford Field capped the Nation of Islam's
three-day convention in the city where it was founded in 1930.

The Nation of Islam, which promotes black empowerment and
nationalism, was rebuilt by Farrakhan in the late 1970s after W.D.
Mohammed, the son of longtime leader Elijah Mohammed, moved his
followers toward mainstream Islam.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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