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November 16, 2012 Off

Iran Friday Sermon Denounces U.S. Support for Israel

Dur­ing his Fri­day ser­mon in Tehran, Aya­tol­lah Ahmad Khatami issued harsh crit­i­cism of U.S. sup­port for Israel’s lat­est mil­i­tary cam­paign against Hamas in Gaza.

Khatami said “America’s arro­gant regime has sup­ported Israel’s crimes in Gaza,” not­ing that Pres­i­dent Barack Obama responded ear­lier this week by sup­port­ing Israel’s right to self-defense against the bar­rage of rocket from Gaza. Khatami also described Pres­i­dent Obama as “the evil pres­i­dent of Amer­ica” that “inter­prets this as ‘Israel’s right,’” and that “it is for this rea­son the peo­ple of Islamic Iran chant the slo­gan ‘Death to America.’”

Khatami also said the “Zion­ist regime winds up” the Demo­c­ra­tic and Repub­lic par­ties like “pup­pets” behind the scene.

Khatami praised Hamas’s fight against Israel and used the pul­pit to voice the Iran­ian regime’s sup­port for the ter­ror­ist group, say­ing that “the Zion­ist regime’s prospects have dark­ened in the face of Gaza’s resistance …”

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June 1, 2012 2

Conspiracy Theories Mark Louis Farrakhan’s San Diego Address

Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan’s nearly three-hour speech in San Diego last week­end, titled “Guid­ance in a Time of Trou­ble,” was marked by myr­iad con­spir­a­to­r­ial attacks against the U.S., as well as Israel.

While media reports fol­low­ing Farrakhan’s remarks pri­mar­ily focused on his crit­i­cism of Obama’s stance on gay mar­riage and his “warn­ing” that God will severely pun­ish Amer­ica if it attacks Iran, anti-Semitism and anti-Israel vit­riol marked parts of his speech as well.

Far­rakhan reit­er­ated his views about how mem­bers of Con­gress are “afraid to speak out against the war­mon­ger­ing of Israel and their con­trol through AIPAC of your mem­bers of Con­gress.” “Joe Lieber­man and his crowd,” Far­rakhan said, are push­ing for war against Iran and “mov­ing the goal­posts” for Iran on the nuclear issue.

Far­rakhan also pro­moted the NOI’s book “The Secret Rela­tion­ship Between Blacks and Jews,” which argues essen­tially that the his­tory of slav­ery in the New World was ini­ti­ated by Jew­ish ship own­ers and mer­chants, who, as a group, the book main­tains, remained the pri­mary ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the slave economy.

“How many of you have heard of the Holo­caust?” Far­rakhan con­tin­ued. “Raise your hands. Jew­ish peo­ple want the world to know what Hitler did to them. Why? So it will never hap­pen again. Don’t you want to know what was done to you? This book should be in your col­leges in your African Amer­i­can stud­ies. But I know who writes your pay checks.”

In addi­tion to dis­cussing how much of the Amer­i­can south­west was taken from Mex­ico through “trick­ery” and how birth con­trol is a con­spir­acy by white Amer­i­cans to keep the white major­ity, Far­rakhan also attacked Pres­i­dent Obama’s posi­tion on gay mar­riage. “He’s the first pres­i­dent that sanc­tioned what the scrip­tures forbid…Why is it that all you politi­cians take your oath of office on the Bible? If the book is no good, what the hell are you using it for to take an oath of office…?”

Far­rakhan con­cluded his speech with a tirade warn­ing Amer­ica of calamity if it takes action against Iran. “So I’m warn­ing you Amer­ica, if you bomb Iran…The God that I rep­re­sent is going to take out some of your cities with earth­quakes… He’s going show you his power. In the mean­time, one calamity after another until you sub­mit, Amer­ica, and know that judg­ment is here…”

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