Nation of Islam’s annual ‘Saviour’s Day’ convention

Jehron Muhammad | 2/28/2019, 11:06 a.m.
Saviour’s Day Convention 2019, the Nation of Islam’s annual celebration of the birth of “the Saviour,” Master Fard Muhammad, may ...

Attorney Arif said, “The key in laying the foundation of defense against the enemy is they called him [Farrakhan] ‘Hitler,’ he responded in defense and they twisted his words to say he called Judaism a ‘gutter’ religion. Note: Farrakhan never called Judaism a gutter religion, he called Israel’s brutal practices, especially against the Palestinian people, ‘a dirty religion.’”  

“A Saviour is Born for the Whole of Humanity: No One Need Perish” was the theme of the minister’s four hour lecture. 

“I see what is happening in America; Black people are rising and white people are watching,” were Farrakhan’s opening remarks. “There is nobody in America like Farrakhan,” the Muslim leader explained. “I want you to listen: white people haven’t done anything that they weren’t supposed to do. The Holy Qur’an says the new ruler would create mischief and cause the shedding of blood.” Approaching his 86th birthday the minister announced, “A savior was born into the Nation of Islam in 1955,” when the 464-year term Black people had spent in the “furnace of affliction,” in this country—310 years of chattel slavery, and the last 154 years of lynching, Jim Crow segregation and racial discrimination. “The year 1955 was when a young, wildly popular, Calypso-style musician named Louis Walcott wrote his ‘Saviour’s Letter’ of acceptance, and joined on with all his heart and energy to help spread Mr. Elijah Muhammad’s message.”  

“I want to introduce you to Jesus. He came to save us from our sins. The Hon. Elijah Muhammad added to that Bible reference, ‘Save you from the sins of white people.’” Indeed, the Muslim leader explained, “They made us into themselves.

“I represent a universal savior to all the white people,” Farrakhan explained. “I represent that messiah. I am that Jesus. I have offered my life. Here I am!”  

But, he noted, the miracle of the resurrection of the Black nation in this country was not to come without major opposition. “Jews are obsessed with me,” Farrakhan said.

Despite a thunderous chorus of Jewish, and white conservative condemnation, there were several white and Black Christian friends of Farrakhan who were present—such as Father Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Parish in Chicago; Chicago Pastors T.L. Barrett and the Rev. Al Sampson; and the Rev. Willie Wilson from Washington, D.C. 

One of the preliminary speakers was Talmud scholar Michael A. Hoffman who, in part, said, “No other religion teaches anything like the rabbis of the Talmud teach so savagely and pornographically about the messiah of Israel.” Note: In one passage the Talmud states that Jesus is in “boiling excrement.” 

Hoffman said, “The best friend of the Jews, on this Earth, is the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.”