I had to laugh over yesterday's furor about Hillary's campaign circulating a snap of Barack Obama in a native Somali Muslim outfit and the associated media handwringing over "divisiveness". Heck, the trip to Africa and donning fancy dress are a major part of Obama's foreign policy experience.
Instead, what should make you wonder about divisiveness is Obama's continuing and fervent membership in the strange and racist Trinity United Church of Christ which practices a very odd brand of Christianity. In fact, they bear much the same goofy relationship to Christianity that Louis Farrakahn and the Nation of Islam bear to Islam and I guess that it's no surprise that they love each other. Last year Trinity gave Farrakahn a Lifetime Achievement award and now Farrakhan has endorsed Obama:
Addressing a crowd of some 20,000 people at the Nation of Islam's annual Saviours' Day celebration, Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama represents the "hope of the entire world" that the United States will become a better neighbor to other nations. "This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better," he said. "This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama's audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed."Click through for some of Farrakhan's greatest hits including:
Farrakhan also has a long, well-documented history of venom-laced references to the "white devils" and Jewish "bloodsuckers" who purportedly decimate America's black community from coast to coast. He has referred to Judaism as a "gutter religion," and to Adolf Hitler as "a great man" -- though he later claimed that he had meant only that Hitler was "wickedly great." He has made innumerable statements depicting whites and Jews as loathsome, racist oppressors of blacks.You can think of reasons why a wingnut like Louis Farrakhan would like Barack Obama, but why is Obama part of a church that idolizes Louis Farrakhan? One has to assume that Obama has no problem with Farrakhan's ravings.
In August 1997, the New York Amsterdam News quoted Farrakhan stating, "A decree of death has been passed on America. The judgment of God has been rendered and she must be destroyed."