NEW YORK (Christian Examiner) – Just as God has a natural enemy in Satan, so the "original man" – black men and women – have an enemy in the white man, Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI), told an audience at a Boston mosque recently.
Unlike many of Farrakhan's sermons which are posted almost immediately to social media and the NOI website, the June 26 address, "Who is the natural enemy of the original man?" was not made public, although it was available for purchase.
Portions of Farrakhan's address were finally published at The Final Call, the daily online newspaper for the group, Aug. 9.
Regarded by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-Semite and hate preacher, Farrakhan said during the address that when God creates a creature, he gives it a natural enemy to "justify its existence when it behaves as the Creator created it to be."
"Whether you want to believe it or not, there would be no mankind if there were no original man—and 'original man' is you, black man and woman," Farrakhan said. "White people are Johnny-come-latelys on our planet. I'm not making mockery. They were given a purpose, and they have fulfilled it."
The purpose for the white man, he said, is the same as Satan's with God.
"Everything in nature has an opposite side, so the black man being the original man, you have a natural enemy just like God has a natural enemy in Satan, who is always working against God's purpose for man."
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Farrakhan said the Quran contains descriptions of God talking with Satan, his natural enemy, because – like a summit between presidents – "all of them are looking for control, mastery of the planet, so when they talk, they're always jockeying for position."
"Somebody came among us. A new world opens up called the Western world. White folk came out of Europe after being confined there for nearly a thousand years, and they discovered America – but people were already here. So, they not only discovered land, they discovered people who are the natural owners of the land. In order for them to be on this land they had to get rid of the natural owner of the land. That's my Native [American] family," Farrakhan said.
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"So there's always been a conspiracy against the original people of anywhere on earth where they went, because whites were not natural in any part of our planet. To gain access to land, they had to supplant the natural owner, the natural ruler, the natural people of their natural habitat, and replace them with themselves. Is that a friend? No. It is a natural enemy. Only an enemy of God would deprive another human being of what God intended for that human being to have."
Farrakhan said whites in city and state governments, as well as the federal government, conspire to incarcerate black men and falsely accuse them of crimes. He also said the police don't serve in black communities to protect them, but to keep blacks locked up in colonies away from whites.
"You have a natural, open enemy," Farrakhan said. "The police are not there to serve and protect but to make sure that the savagery of our community does not spill out and upset the white community, and the business community. We are a colony, like the original colonies in the United States that were tied to a wicked king; and here we are, in a colonial status, tied to downtown."
Farrakhan also said black pastors where unwittingly used by white politicians to keep the colony under the control of its "colonial master."
"You send your children to school. What kind of education are your children getting? They're getting a colonial education. So when you get your education, you come out: You're not trying to do something for yourself, you're trying to find a white person that will give you a job," he added.
Farrakhan said black people have to take over the education of their young and take control of the black community.
"If the government is angry with us for trying to control and own where we live, they have manifested as the enemy, and that demands complete separation in a state or territory of our own," Farrakhan said.
He also reiterated his call for "10,000 fearless" to stand between gangs in the black community.
That, of course, was not his original purpose for the so-called "fearless."
In August 2015, Farrakhan called for "10,000 in the midst of the million ... 10,000 fearless men who say death is sweeter than continued life under tyranny" to retaliate against white Americans because of their alleged oppression of black people.
Farrakhan said then that Quran calls for retaliation when "slaves" are oppressed.
"Retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breasts of those whose children have been slain. So if the federal government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling," he said in 2015.
Farrakhan quickly backtracked and said he did not say what was widely publicized and plainly visible on the Internet. The NOI has since removed the video were Farrakhan called for followers to "stalk and kill" their oppressors.
Farrakhan has also taught that white people were created by an evil scientist named Yakub, who rebelled against God and bred the color out of the original man. Farrakhan claims Elijah Muhammad, his predecessor, taught that Yakub was the John of the Book of Revelation.