So much so that he’s calling for black Americans to create and establish their own court system based on the Bible and Quran. In Farrakhan’s eyes, the current legal system is one that practices racial bias.
“We want equal justice under the law,” the Nation of Islam leader said Sunday as he addressed a crowd of 18,000 people at the Joe Louis Arena during the group’s annual convention. “Our people can’t take much more. We have to have our own courts.”
Farrakhan’s comments come a week after Dunn was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis. The jury in Florida man’s trial ultimately convicted him of attempted murder for shooting at a car full of black teens over a dispute involving loud music.
Like Dunn, Zimmerman was acquitted in his case. The former neighborhood watchmen generated headlines when he was acquitted last year for shooting Trayvon Martin.
The outcome of the tragedies is one of many that caused Farrakhan to ask the convention crowd, “Has America been just to us?”
Rawstory.com reports the audience agreed with the outspoken leader ‘s opinion that the nation had not. “If we retaliate, you can bring out your soldiers. We got some, too,” Farrakhan said.
In addition to blasting the legal system, Farrakhan took aim at American Muslims serving in the U.S. armed forces in the Middle East, saying they were “slaughtering [their] own people for America” and “the European infidel.”
Long-standing claims of Farrakhan being ant-Semitic were also touched on during the NOI leader’s speech as he denied the accusations.
“Did Jesus have a problem with the Jews of his day? He’s not a hater. Neither am I,” Farrakhan stated as he claimed that “Satan is in control of Hollywood,” TV, media and money, fields that frequently feature Jewish people in positions of power. “I don’t hate Jewish people … what I hate is evil.”
To see Farrakhan’s speech, as posted online by The Final Call, click on the video below: