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.
The Grammy-award winning lyricist-turned-certifiable schizophrenic keeps his finger on the ever-throbbing pulse of controversy , and worse, he doesn’t seem to give a rat’s ass about the consequences of his off-the-wall antics (just ask Taylor Swift, Jimmy Kimmel, You Tube, the list goes on for miles really).
This combination has produced some of the best sound bites in recent memory.
During an interview with “The Breakfast Club,” a trio of radio hosts stationed back East, the ever-outspoken West (get it?) hopped on his soapbox and delivered a surprisingly insightful, yet painfully disjointed sermon.
*Mustapha Farrakhan, the son of controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, is in a bit of hot water with the Illinois Police Standards and Training Board.
He’s been allegedly enjoying the privileges of a cop, though he’s not been working as one for years.
The Chicago Sun Times reports that he drives an unmarked HPD squad car and is still registered as a police officer with the department.
C’mon son, it’s been four years since you’ve even worked a shift.
“We opened a preliminary investigation after the Sun-Times told us about their investigation,” Kevin McClain, executive director of the Board, told the Associated Press.
Mustapha’s continued association with the department allows him access to carry a badge and concealed weapon on his person. And it allows him to ride around in an unmarked car, which is often used when his father is traveling in his motorcade.
The former cop clocked 23 hours in 2007 and 132 in 2008, the last year he filed any shifts.
The film depicted him in a way that he believes is false.
His comments shouldn’t surprise most, given his edgy, controversial history.
“It is because the murder of Malcolm X is still alive in the hearts and minds of many, and they wish to charge me with that crime in order to seek to destroy my reputation with the people that love and admire me,” he told Final Call. “And also, to plant the seed in the hearts of those who don’t know me that I am, in fact, a ‘murderer.’”
When asked what he thinks about Lifetime educating a generation of young people about the history of Malcolm in this fashion, he said, “The first thing that our young people should understand, is that there is no statute of limitation on ‘murder.’”
“In two years, it will be 50 years since the assassination of Brother Malcolm: At no time during these 48 years has the government opened the files on that murder of Brother Malcolm, and let the public see those files. I have appealed to the government to open the files, so that everything in those files could be made manifest, not only to the Shabazz family, and the families of those so ill-affected by his murder-but also my family, and the lives that are constantly put in the public.”
Check out all of his responses at Final Call.
*In a special addition of “Farrakhan Speaks,” during which he is asked a wide-range of questions from the staff of the Final Call, Minister Louis Farrakhan calls film-maker and humanitarian, Tyler Perry, one of the most brilliant young entrepreneurs of our time, and says that he is grateful to him for bringing Madea to the forefront of America’s consciousness, reports News One.
“I have never seen his portrayal of Madea as a man cross-dressing. I saw his wonderful portrayal of Madea as bringing to the forefront the strongest person in the history of our sojourn in America, and that is Madea,” he said. “That strong, black woman who was the cornerstone of her family. She always was that figure that guidance [of] correction, reprimand, discipline, and Tyler Perry brought her to the screen in funny ways, but what I was seeing was the greatness of the strong, black woman who saw us through, from yesterday until today.”
Minister Farrakhan goes on to compare Perry to Imam W. Deen Muhammad, the son of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad who helmed the Nation of Islam after his father’s death. Imam Muhammad, in addition to his spiritual leadership, combined psychology and art to heal the black community, notes News One. And Minister Farrakhan along the same line.
“When you look at Tyler Perry’s movies, you see the brilliance of T.D. Jakes, a spiritual giant. You see the majesty of human problems acted out,” said Farrakhan. “So you could sit in the theater and see yourself in your madness, in your gladness, in your goodness, in your evil, then come out of that experience, for a $15 ticket and some popcorn, and say, ‘Wow, I feel better.’
“So this New Year is a shout-out to the giant called Tyler Perry. A spiritual giant, a magnificent human being, and I pray that this year his art, his greatness, will shine even more in healing our people through mass projection of drama through films and plays.”
In the video interview below with the Final Call editors, watch Minister Farrakhan discuss Tyler Perry as well hear him share his opinion on the “superb” acting in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” and more:
*It is terrible to witness what we just witnessed in the slaying of these children. Every life has a purpose. Innocent life is more valuable in the Sight of God, so when innocent life is sacrificed: What “lesson” should we learn from such a tremendous sacrifice, tremendous suffering, tremendous pain?
Why should our president, a father, shed tears over the precious lives that were torn away from their parents and friends? It’s to help a nation see that guns, and the weapons of war, cannot bring about the joy, happiness and peace that was robbed from the people of Newtown.
And hopefully, the president of the United States, sending drones into Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and other places, killing men, women and children—and the word says “collateral damage,” and we go on killing…
Could it be that these precious lives lost, and the pain that it has caused every one of us who shares the pain of those parents, and those loved ones who lost those precious children and the lives of the teachers who taught them… Could it be that God wants us to see that until you can feel the pain and suffering of others that has been inflicted upon them on the basis of a lie, and America’s reach for the resources of that area of the world, then maybe you will understand that this may be “chickens coming home to roost.” “For as thou hast done”—the Book says—“so shall it be done unto you.”
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Servant to the Lost-Found
Nation of Islam in the West
(This article first appeared at FinalCall.com.)