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If it isn't racism what it is?

Reporters noticed the extremist Nation of Islam leader Rev. Louis Farrakhan’s latest three-and-a-half hour jeremiad on Sunday, but some left the most extreme rhetoric out. Kim Janssen of the Chicago Sun-Times caught it:

Speaking to an estimated 20,000 followers of the black nationalist movement at the United Center on Sunday, the 76-year-old Farrakhan said, "The white right is trying to set Barack up to be assassinated."

Referring to a Southern Baptist preacher’s recent prayer that the president die, Farrakhan said, "There are Christians praying for God to kill Obama."

But the AP dispatch (carried by CBSNews.com, Foxnews.com, and MSNBC.com) left out the assassination part:
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http://www.charlotteconservative.com/index.php/2010/03/farrakhan-says-white-right-wants-obama-assassinated-but-ap-skipped-over-it/

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:29 AM on Apr. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (9)
  • Personally, I am more worried about what the radical Islamic leaders are saying than what 1 southern baptist preacher is saying.

    What makes it racism, is it because the baptist preacher is white? I see it as tacky, ill advised and not christian like...I don't see it as racism.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:15 AM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • Just plain old stupidity
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:33 AM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • It's racism, AND stupidity.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:55 AM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • The white right is trying to set Barack up to be assassinated."


    racist stupid and probably true

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • There were people praying for every other president to be assassinated too was it racism then?

    BlueCollarMama

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 10:43 AM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • Naw, effigies of Sarah Palin or George Bush hanging by their necks or being burned were acceptable and even applauded. Free speech and all.

    No one is allowed to dislike or speak out against Obama, because if they do, they are racist and need to be gagged and shut up.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • Naw, effigies of Sarah Palin or George Bush hanging by their necks or being burned were acceptable and even applauded. Free speech and all.


    Thats a lie, stop playing the victim! damn I almost want you to win some seats in 2010 to stop the screeching...O WHOA IS ME

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:13 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • Prove it's a lie. Prove that no one applauded and cheered when effigies of Palin or Bush were burned.

    Deny it if you want, but you can only speak for yourself, not all the others who hate conservatives.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • NOT racist. OMG, some people see anything with white and think it's racist. I think all of the people from Westboro Baptist Church are white. So are most of the people from the tea parties.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Apr. 1, 2010