Multiple media sources have reported on the Nation of Islam hate group’s leader Louis Farrakhan speaking about the Taliban at Memphis, Tennessee public meeting where local Memphis officials attended. In the public meeting in Memphis, hate group leader Farrakhan explained America’s war against the extremist Taliban as based on an oil deal gone sour.
— Tri-State Defender reports: “Farrakhan is a self-described teacher. And while in Memphis, his subject lessons included: the history of the Taliban and how the war got started; how men and women should view and treat themselves and each other; what can be done to help children; and how the definition of terrorism should include those in Washington who vote their self interest even when their position is not in the best interest of America.”
— Commercial Appeal reports:
— “He said the U.S. government invited the Taliban to Washington in July 2001 to ask the extremist Islamic group’s permission to build a pipeline through the Middle East to get oil to the Persian Gulf.”
— “‘You either accept a carpet of gold or a carpet of bombs,’ he said American leaders told Taliban leaders, but the Taliban would not approve.”
— “President George W. Bush’s administration then used the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as a reason to invade Afghanistan, Farrakhan said.”
— “‘It has nothing to do with anything but oil,’ he said, and the American government used Osama bin Laden as a ‘patsy’ to make Americans hate Islam.”
— Reported in the NOI’s “Final Call,” Farrakhan also claimed that American cities would resemble Gaza and Lebanon: “What you saw in Gaza and Lebanon you will soon see in the inner cities of America. You have become toxic waste and the people at the top are planning our destruction as I speak.”