Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in town to follow President Obama’s address to the United Nations General Assembly, met with Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan along with peace activists and other members of “Abrahamic religions” on Tuesday evening. While both the U.S. and Israel delegations, among others, boycotted the Iranian dictator’s speech today, Farrakhan’s “nation” saw fit to meet with Ahmadinejad.
Coverage on the Iranian Government’s website proclaimed that Ahmadinejad said “religions [sic] leaders’ role in establishment of new world order is very important and influential” and referred to “Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities.” During his speech, Ahmadinejad said that his country Iran is “better off today” than when he took office. According to the website, Ahmadinejad also said “the Iranian nation is scared of nothing and will confront all bullying powers.”
[Sidenote, I wonder if the Left is glad to see that their *bullying* meme has now completely entered into the Iranian dictator's consciousness. In an interview with the AP, he brought bullying up again.]
This isn’t the first time Farrakhan has met with the Iranian dictator. Nor is it the only time in recent months that Farrakhan’s presence has been requested.
A few months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with Louis Farrakhan and enlisted his help to police the streets of Chicago. The Nation of Islam, which has been steadily increasing its presence in the poorer neighborhoods of Chicago, was only too happy to provide. Chicagoans are now able to see the uniformed Nation of Islam “police force,” known as the “Fruit of Islam,” roaming its streets, presumably enforcing some sort of rule of law.
Tonight at 8pm eastern, Farrakhan is holding a live, online townhall. He will take questions from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. The hashtag is #AskFarrakhan.
Anyone have any questions for Farrakhan?