‘Nation of Islam’ leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite who recently compared Jewish people to termites, led a “Death to America” chant Sunday during a solidarity trip to Iran.
Farrakhan’s trip came ahead of the Trump administration’s re-implementation of U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic on Monday.
Speaking to law school students at the University of Tehran, the 85-year-old Farrakhan said “America has never been a democracy,” and also led a “Death to Israel” chant at the end of his talk, according to Iranian news agencies.
The Algemeiner cited the IRIB news outlet, whose report is available through Google Translate:
“He said that the United States and Israel are one of the most feared countries in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and if we do not resist them, we will leave nothing but death and destruction for our children.
Farrakhan stressed: Make a promise of self-striving to strengthen the interest of Muslims.
He then spoke the phrase “Death to America” in Farsi, and a number of students also accompanied him.”
Louis Farrakhan Refers to the U.S. as "Great Satan" during a Tehran University Speech; Says to Iranians: If You Persevere in Your Revolution Despite the Sanctions, "Victory Will Be Yours." pic.twitter.com/7ZVloq2cXL
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) November 5, 2018
In a meeting with Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, Mohsen Rezaei, Farrakhan said: “Today, I warn the American government that sanctioning Iran is a big mistake”. Farrakhan noted his belief America is conspiring against Iran, are seeking to create an internal enemy in Iran, and called them a “big liar”.
“I understand how the enemies have plotted against the Iranian people and I would like to stay alongside you to stop their plots,” he asserted.
In a visit to Iran @LouisFarrakhan chanted ‘Death to America!’ and claimed that ‘America has never been a democracy’. In this video Farrakhan says “death to Israel”.
Nothing @lsarsour? pic.twitter.com/xbaVbOSfSc
— Hen Mazzig (@HenMazzig) November 5, 2018
Video of Farrakhan leading a “Death to America” chant once again sparked calls for widespread condemnation of the controversial figure. Several prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, have interacted or taken pictures with Farrakhan.
Linda Sarsour, a Women’s March co-founder and pro-Palestinian activist, has repeatedly praised Farrakhan and refused to condemn him. Tamika Mallory, another Women’s March leader, called him the “GOAT” or “Greatest of all time,” and served as a national organizer for his “Justice or Else” rally in 2015.
(Nat Golden – YWN)