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July 27, 1984 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-07-27

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Friday, July 27, 1984


goodness . . . America is great. But it
is not good."
"Jesse (Jackson) could have
threatened Mondale as the Jewish
leaders threatened Mondale. The
Jewish leaders said (that) if Mondale
buckles to Jesse, if Mondale gets
close to Jesse, if Mondale concedes
anything to Jesse, the Jewish leaders
said they would abandon the Demo-
cratic Party, take their money and go
back to Reagan. What was that? A
threat? . . . So the white women got
Mrs. Ferrarb. The South got Bert
Lance. California got Manatt back.
The Democrats got their man Walter
Mondale. And the Jews were happy
`cause Jesse was apologizing."
And on Farrakhan's controver-
sial visit to Libyan leader Colonel
Muammar Qaddafi: "I went to Libya
not to talk revolution with Qaddafi.
Many people want to use black
people. They hope we would make
revolutions. But they don't want us.
White people don't want us . . . they

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A member of the Fruit of Islam stoically protects Rev. Louis Farrakhan during his speech in Detroit on Monday.

finished with the Jews yet. "I say go
pick up your Bible. You go to St.
John, the eighth chapter, the 44th
verse, and he condemns this people. I
don't expect you (the Jews) to tell the
truth by me. You didn't tell it by
Now it was time for Farrakhan
to deal with his recent defense of Hit-
ler. Again assuming his mocking
stance, he asked, "Farrakhan, did
31.011Prai ,aitler?


"Farrakhan, did you hail Hit-
He answered his Own question
with another. "How can I hail a man
who didn't care two cents for black
"How could I hail a man that is
reported to have murdered six mil-
lion Jews?"
"I said he was a great man.
"Ah ha! You see, you're praising
him again!

"Bullshit! You got a dictionary
at home? Get it out and look up the
meaning of the word 'great.' If Hitler
were not great, he would not have
spanned the time. His magnitude has
affected the politics of the world.
That's greatness. When you can live
beyond a generation and move men's
minds to think and affect their lives
even after you are dead and gone,
that's greatness.
mean that it is
• "But it does not

"If I lose my life, you won't
take it. I will give it."
Minister Louis Farrakhan
appears preoccupied with his per-
sonal safety. Everyone who
attended his Detroit rally this
week — including members of the
press — were required to pass
through an airport-style metal de-
tector before entering the church.
Anyone who slipped through the
line was certain to incur the wrath
of Farrakhan's elite corps of body;
Farrakhan's speech was pep-
pered with references to plots on
his life. He accused the "govern-
ment and establishment and
white people and their black con-
stituency" of trying to "find some
reason to put you in prison un-
justly — or kill you to silence your
At the conclusion of Far-
rakhan's Monday night speech, a
"show" was made of the precau-
tions being taken to get the Black
Muslim leader out of the church
for his own safety. Half an hour
after his so-called exit, Farrakhan
was still in the church -- in the
offices of Rev. Holley — where he
was receiving a steady stream of
the faithful.

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