In a fiery sermon last week, Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan addressed the Ferguson verdict and reaction. In his remarks, he suggested retaliation as means for a just end.
“We gonna die anyway,” Farrakhan said. “Let’s die for something. Elijah Mohammed said 40 years ago, maybe near 50 years ago – there were 20 million of us then – he said if 10 million of us lost our lives, 10 million would be left to go free. Wait, wait. Just think about that. See, when my Muslim family here, Imams and my Christian family – in this book, there is a law for retaliation – a law for retaliation, like for light. The Bible says – an eye, a tooth, a life. As long as they kill us, and go to Wendy’s and have a burger and go to sleep – they gonna keep killing us. But when we die and they die, then soon we gonna sit down at a table and talk about – we tired. We want some of this earth. We tear this goddamn country up.”
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