Imagine, if you will, President Trump, smiling, in a picture with the Grand Wizard of the KKK.
Further, imagine what the media’s reaction would be to the
The picture we’re talking about here was taken in 2005 of then Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC. It was finally released on 01/20/18 after a 13-year cover-up to protect Obama’s political career.
Why was Farrakhan welcome at a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus in the first place?
And why did this photo need to be hidden away and not mentioned?
Well, Mr. Farrakhan is a black supremacist (the equivalent of a white supremacist, only black) and an anti-semite (meaning he hates Jews) who also holds anti-gay views (definitely not LGBTQ politically correct). And there were rumors of an association between Obama and Farrakhan circulated during the 2008 presidential campaign in addition to the concerns about Obama’s membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ, led by the racist preacher Jeremiah Wright.
The photo was taken by a Journalist named Askia Muhammad. Mr. Muhammad was confronted by a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (I wonder who that was) about the photograph, and he eventually surrendered it to Farrakhan’s chief of staff. He secretly kept a copy of the image for himself, but he never told anyone and never released the image, for fear of retaliation against him.
Mr. Muhammad believed the photograph would have destroyed Obama’s chances in a national election. “I gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy,” Muhammad said, in an exclusive interview with the Trice Edney News Wire. “But after the nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration, and then for eight years after he was President, it was kept under cover.”
Louis Farrakhan has led the Nation of Islam (NOI) since 1981. The NOI is a newer religious movement founded in the 1930s by Wallace Fard Muhammad, a man who claimed to be “the Messiah cometh” of Islam.
NOI’s primary beliefs, as clarified under the leadership of “the honorable” Elijah Muhammad in the 1940s and 50s, include that white people are inherently “devils.” White “devils” are, according to the NOI, bred to be evil for hundreds of years and eventually learned their “training” to enslave blacks.
Askia Muhammad said he felt more at ease about the photograph after Farrakhan publicly revealed in 2016 that he had met with Barack Obama when he was a senator. Muhammad also obtained Farrakhan’s permission to publish the photograph for a potential book in 2017.
The late NBC journalist Tim Russert asked candidate Obama, at a 2008 debate in Cleveland, Ohio, whether he accepted Farrakhan’s public support. Obama responded by claiming he had denounced Farrakhan and had “consistently distanced” himself from him.
Obama said, “You know, I have been very clear in my denunciation of Minister Farrakhan’s anti-semitic comments. I think that they are unacceptable and reprehensible. I did not solicit his support. He expressed pride in an African-American who seems to be bringing the country together. I obviously can’t censor him, but it is not support that I sought. And we’re not doing anything, I assure you, formally or informally with Minister Farrakhan.”
There are other, similar, instances in which Barack Obama claimed to have had no association with radicals and was later discovered to have lied.
For one, Obama claimed during the 2008 campaign that he had no continuing links with “former” terrorist Bill Ayers (This is a whole other story! Don’t get me started!), although he served on a board with Ayers and hung out socially with him at his home in Chicago.
No worries though. I’m sure the biased mainstream media will ignore this story just like they ignore any other negative story about a fellow “swamp dweller.”
Information for this article was contributed by Joel B. Pollak and Ian Mason.