Farrakhan calls for separate state for African Americans
The leader of the US-based Nation of Islam Movement Louis Farrakhan has called for a separate state for African Americans, saying that’s “what God wants.”
Farrakhan made his call for a nation-state separate from white America in response to the question whether it’s still his and the group’s goal.
“That’s not just my goal. That’s what God wants. Most of our people don’t want it here,” Farrakhan said in an Instagram video posted on Thursday.
“You love your enemy. You want to stay with your enemy. You’re in love with his wealth. I understand the fascination, slaves. I understand that. But God has something else for us,” he said.
The Muslim preacher went on to reiterate that neither he nor his group has changed its goal of a separate state since its creation in the 1960s.
“Let me tell you what’s gonna happen. Yes I’m after a separate state. A separate nation. In the 60s what was our cry? We weren’t saying we want to integrate, we were saying ‘It’s nation time!’” he said.
In November, Farrakhan made a solidarity trip to Iran, where he told Iranian students that “America has never been a democracy.”
He has blasted US President Donald Trump’s policies in the Middle East, saying the US is trying to create further division between Shias and Sunnis in the region.
Farrakhan has also called on the international community to rise up against the persecution of Muslim people around the world.