Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addresses the audience at the metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in in Washington June 24, 2015..
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“I represent the Jesus that saves,” Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said during a speech he gave at a Nation of Islam Saviour’s Day event in February, according to Fox News.
Referencing Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar’s antisemitic comments, Farrakhan claimed that she had “nothing to apologize for.”
“Jesus died because he was 2,000 years too soon to bring about the end of the civilization of the Jews,” Farrakhan said.
While denouncing the controversy surrounding his past with hateful speech and antisemitism, Farrakhan stated openly “I hate Jewish people, I hate gay people.”
Farrakhan then compared himself to Jesus, saying “Here I am in front of you. I represent the Jesus that saves.”
Colleges “fear what’s in my mouth from my teacher the Honorable Elijah Muhammad,” Farrakhan said, lamenting that college presidents are “punished for allowing me or anyone that represents me to come on the college campus.”
“I represent the messiah.” Farrakhan said, again referencing Jesus. “I represent the Jesus and I am that Jesus. If I am not, take my life.”
Farrakhan has made many controversial statements in the past. Last November, he reportedly led Iranian students in a chant of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” during a visit to Iran.
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