Farrakhan out a billion, madder ‘n hell

Father Pfleger’s best friend Farrakhan has made an important list.  He is now one of the “World’s Top Ten Gaddafi Toads,” per Walter Russell Mead, who puts him at #6 position, between Tony Blair and Silvio Berlusconi.

Gaddafi toad <— A real toad

Mead:

Like the ever-faithful Hugo Chavez, Louis Farrakhan is a Gaddafi loyalist who loves true and loves long.  Bitterly disappointed when the Clinton administration blocked the transfer of $1 billion of money looted from the hapless Libyan populace to the Nation of Islam back in 1996 (and, worse, blocked the $250,000 honorarium promised to Minister Farrakhan), Farrakhan is still calling Gaddafi a friend, and predicting that America is on the verge of a Libya style uprising.  Sure, Gaddafi has his critics, says Farrakhan, but what leader can count on 100% support?

Distinguished company.  Father Pfleger must be proud.

Elsewhere in the news, in the Jerusalem Post in fact, which has a very big dog in this fight, are a couple of stories that predate Farrakhan’s more recent defense of Gaddafi in Chicago.

Last June, he fingered Jews as black people’s “worst enemy.” 

And in March of ’09, again in Chicago, he fingered Israelis as “liars, thieves, murderers” who have “taken the position of God” and are out to “kill everybody.”

He has a way with words, to be sure.  Still, what does Fr. Pfleger see in him?  What need does he fill.  Father figure?  Hard to figure.

Farrakhan on the Jews

Current Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan
What a friend he has in Muammar

There he goes again:

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said on Tuesday that Jews and Zionists are trying to push the US into war and that Zionists dominate the US government and banks.

Farrakhan, 77, made the comments at the Nation of Islams annual meeting near Chicago.

His friend Muammar:

President Obama, Farrakhan said, if you allow the Zionists to push you, to mount a military offensive against Gaddafi and you go in and kill him and his sons, as you did with Saddam Hussein and his sons… Im warning you this is a Libyan problem, let the Libyans solve their problem among themselves.

Farrakhan called Muammar Gaddafi my brother and my friend.

It’s a matter of religious belief:

Some of you think that Im just somebody whos got something out for the Jewish people, Farrakhan said. Youre stupid.

Do you think I would waste my time if I did not think it was important for you to know Satan? My job is to pull the cover off of Satan so that he will never deceive you and the people of the world again.

Anti-Defamation League response:

ADL National Director Abe Foxman said in response that, Anti-Semitism has suffused the Nation of Islams message, and Farrakhan is the standard bearer and bigot in chief… Perhaps what’s more disturbing is that despite his anti-Semitic rants, he has not been made a pariah in his own community. What does it take for him to stop being a pied piper of hatred?

For starters, Fr. Michael Pfleger could disown him. Won’t happen, of course. What a reflection on Pfleger is his friendship with and endorsement of Farrakhan, including his anti-semitism. What a disgrace.