Farrakhan rekindles controversies about race, Jews, 9/11 in speech at Watergate Hotel

Source: Religion News Service

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Before a crowded ballroom at the Watergate Hotel, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called on President Trump to repent for what Farrakhan called America’s mistreatment of black people over the centuries.

“America is a great nation but America needs to reflect on her sins,” Farrakhan told a gaggle of reporters and hundreds of supporters who showed up Thursday (Nov. 16) for an event billed as “a major message” to the Trump administration.

For more than two hours, Farrakhan drifted from politics to religion – citing Christian and Muslim scriptures – and back. He combined condemnation of presidents past and present — though he was more supportive of former President Obama — with declarations of his continuing devotion to Elijah Muhammad, his predecessor as leader of the Nation of Islam.

“I am here from my teacher, not out of hate but out of hope that maybe what I say to this 45th president of the United States of America might have an effect to get him off the course that he is on,” Farrakhan said.

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