Friday, April 01, 2011

Can't Louis Farrakhan's "Brothers" Just Get Along?

Among others mystified and troubled by President Obama's Libyan policy is Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. But his difficulty is personal, a matter of the heart. For he loves (his word) both Barack Obama and Moammar Gadhafi. He considers them both as friends and brothers (his words).

Farrakhan had considered Obama a visionary leader, the man of hope and change that the world so deeply needed. Obama was the man he believed would secure new friendships with Muslims throughout the world and further beat back the racist, imperialist teachings underlying Christianity.

But Moammar Gadhafi is Farrakhan's "fellow revolutionary" -- a Muslim who has supported Farrakhan's work, who has praised his bizarre, racist teachings and, not incidentally, who has loaned him at least $8 million.

And thus, Farrakhan is disturbed and confused. For he continues to praise both men. On one hand, he defends Gadhafi's attacks against his people as a justifiable defense against traitors. And Obama means well too. He has just been forced into the trap set by white power brokers greedy for oil. Or maybe demons (his word.)

At some point, shouldn't the American people be curious as to just what it is about Barack Obama that makes him so attractive to a fellow like Louis Farrakhan?

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