Feds Caught Paying Farrakhan to Do THIS

  • 2018-12-19
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Feds Caught Paying Farrakhan to Do THIS
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Louis Farrakhan's anti-semitic and extremist group, the Nation of Islam, has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the U.S. government over the past ten years to teach religious study programs to federal prison inmates. (Washington Examiner)
 

A black nationalist group led by Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam preaches that white people are “blue-eyed devils” and Jews are “the synagogue of Satan." Its leaders have received at least $364,500 in contracts and awards from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice between fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2019.

The funding was designed to provide "Nation of Islam religious services," "Nation of Islam spiritual guide services," "Nation of Islam study services," and other related programming led by the organization’s leaders, according to Bureau of Prison records. The Nation of Islam has been labeled a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

New York Republican Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, told the Washington Examiner the funding was "beyond the pale."

He said: "Categorically, no group or entity or individual associated any way with Farrakhan or the Nation of Islam should receive any federal funding. What Farrakhan preaches is hatred and anti-Semitism and racism, and to use any federal money for any group that’s he’s involved with that do any type of teaching or proselytizing is just wrong."


The Bureau of Prisons declined to provide any details about the contracts.
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