This past Sunday at Chicago’s United Center, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan warned thousands that racism in the U.S. could result in an assassination attempt on President Barack Obama. Satan, he told those gathered, has exerted his influence over racially-motivated groups working in politics and within society.
“Do you think they’re wicked enough to be plotting our brother’s assassination as we speak?” he asked, referring to Obama. “I believe,” he also added, “they want a Muslim to kill President Obama,” suggesting that a patsy might be used to shift focus and take the blame. Farrakhan also had some words of criticism for the President, however, taking issue with Obama’s support in removing Middle Eastern leaders (Farrakhan had been friends with ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi), and warning him against taking military action Iran.
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