Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is warning U.S. voters: “If Donald Trump becomes president, he will take America into the abyss of hell.”
Farrakhan posted a video of his statements on his Facebook page Thursday.
In the video, Farrakhan acknowledges that Trump has “done some great things in the business world,” but then he accused the GOP front-runner of “exacerbating the race situation in America.”
As WND reported just this week, Trump is enjoying a surge in support from minorities, who are lining up behind him.
A new poll, which still has Trump leading the race, shows 40 percent of blacks are lining up behind Trump, as are 45 percent of Hispanics, and nearly 19 percent of Asians.
Blacks and Hispanics, in fact, even support Trump at higher levels than whites, according to the survey.
The results are from a new WND/Clout poll by Clout Research, a national opinion research firm in Columbus, Ohio. The telephone survey of registered voters was taken Dec. 18-27, except for the holiday, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.35 percentage points.
Only Dr. Ben Carson pulled more support from the black community than Trump, at 50 percent, and no one had more support from Hispanics than Trump. Among Asians, 37.5 percent supported Sen. Marco Rubio, with Sen. Ted Cruz matching Trump’s 18.8 percent.
In October this year, Farrakhan said Trump and ISIS are both signs God is judging the U.S. and “The battle is on and the plagues are coming down on America.”
As WND reported, Farrakhan made headlines last summer when he made controversial statements calling for an army of 10,000 to “rise up and kill those who kill us.”
Here, in context, is what Farrakhan said on July 30:
“I’m looking for ten thousand in the midst of the million. Ten thousand men who say, ‘death is sweeter than continued life under tyranny,'” Farrakhan told the congregants at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Miami.
“Death is sweeter than to continue to live and bury our children, while white folks give the killer hamburgers.
“Death is sweeter, than watching us slaughter each other, to the joy of a 400-year-old enemy. Yes, death is sweeter.
“The Quran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter. Then it says, ‘retaliation is prescribed in matters of the slain.’ Retaliation is a prescription from God (beats his breast), to calm the breast of those whose children have been slain.
“So if the federal government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.”
Farrakhan made the comments at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami, where he referred to a “400-year-old enemy,” which many took to mean white people.
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of the Los Angeles-based Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND) and a WND columnist, weighed in on Farrakhan’s incendiary comments.
“Louis Farrakhan made terror threats against white Americans in his recent speech at a Baptist church in Miami, and the silence from Barack Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the media and most conspicuously – black Americans – is deafening,” he wrote. “Farrakhan did not make this speech in a mosque. He made it in a Christian church. And the congregation cheered his chilling threats of death against white Americans as if Jesus Christ had come down from heaven.”
The Nation of Islam hosted the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, with its chilling “Justice or Else” theme, on Oct. 10 in Washington, D.C.
Peterson pointed out: “The average black person will tell you that Farrakhan is on the fringe – that he doesn’t represent the mainstream black community.”