In a recent issue of Final Call, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan charged that U.S. scientists are concocting deadly diseases, with the primary purpose to “depopulate the world of Black people.”

“What is the method that they are going to use to depopulate?” Farrakhan asked. “Through civil wars in which depleted uranium and Agent Orange are used. … Another method is disease infection through bio-weapons such as Ebola and AIDS, which are race-targeting weapons.”

He continued, “There is a weapon that can be put in a room where there are Black and [Caucasian] people, and it will kill only the Black and spare the [Caucasians], because it is a genotype weapon that is designed for your genes, for your race, for your kind.”

The 81-year-old revolutionary cited a 2000 report titled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses,” calling it the “white paper” of the neoconservatives in the Project for the New American Century, a Washington, D.C-based think tank. On page 60, it predicted, “The art of warfare will be vastly different than it is today. Combat likely will take place in new dimensions. Advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.”

Farrakhan stated that a genotype is “a race or a kind. It is the fundamental constitution of an organism in terms of its hereditary factors. This means that these wise scientists of death are making pathogens, which is something that can cause a disease. They are creating this as a means of depopulating our planet of undesirables, a process called culling the population. … So if you are poor and ignorant, if you are Black or Brown, you are being selected for destruction.”

The first known case of the deadly disease was diagnosed at a remote village near the Central African Republic border on the Ebola River in 1976. Various outbreaks have occurred, mostly in Africa, in the decades since. The first confirmed case on U.S. soil happened earlier this month in Dallas, Texas.

The disease, which has a mortality between 50 percent and 90 percent, is responsible for more than 3,300 casualties. It is spread by contact with body fluids.

The minister’s suspicions are not isolated. Indigenous Africans in rural areas have alleged that Ebola is a Western plot. Delaware State University associate professor of agriculture Cyril Broderick wrote a letter to a Liberian newspaper charging that Ebola was created by the U.S. military and pharmaceutical companies that are intentionally spreading it in Africa.

“The U.S., Canada, France and the U.K. are all implicated in the detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are,” he wrote.

Farrakhan asked: “What kind of mind could take you in a room and give you an inoculation that you think is one thing, but it is something else? See, nobody could do this but a devil. I’m not talking about some spook devil—I’m talking about a real devil that can breathe and has hands and a brain to think evil!”

The NOI leader continued, “I don’t want anyone to think I’m a racist. If any of you that are here that think of yourselves as white, don’t look at me like I’m a hater, because everything I say, I can prove it and will die on it! I’m not against any race, I am against the evil that men of that race are planning against my people!”