Unity and the way to peace
Unity and the way to peace
By Richard B. Muhammad -Editor- | Last updated: 07.03.2013 – 10:04:24
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CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – In his March 1st address in the pulpit of the St. Sabina Catholic Church, Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan set out how togetherness in religion rather than division is the way to affect society and to change the social reality. Alternating between the Bible and the Holy Qur’an, Min. Farrakhan described how the work of salvation takes place in the streets, not safely within the walls of places of worship.
Father Michael Pfleger, Min Farrakhan, and son Joshua listen to the introduction in St. Sabina.
He praised the work of Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina for his constant commitment against violence and other evils that affect the neighborhood of his church. The activist priest, who is also white and leads a predominantly black congregation, is an example of a follower of Christ in action, the minister said.
“Our children are out there killing themselves and each other. My beloved brother lost his daughter to senseless violence, ”said Min. Farrakhan as Nathaniel Pendleton, whose 15-year-old daughter Hadiya Pendleton was shot dead a week after President Obama’s inauguration, was in the audience. The young men arrested for the shooting “are just babies” but “crazy, irrational” savages killed Hadiya, he said. Minimum. Farrakhan again urged blacks to give up weapons, warning weapons are dangerous because they are used to settle disputes and confrontations, not as a last line of self-defense. Weapons give a false sense of power, said Min. Farrakhan. These guns are also an excuse for black people being shot down by the authorities, he added.
Minimum. Farrakhan stated that members of the Nation of Islam are banned from carrying arms and are taught to resolve disputes with words based on the truth. Consider the way and example of the nation from the teachings of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, he said.
“Most of the weapons that exist in our community are illegal weapons that are sold to our children by enemies who know how to use them,” noted Min. Farrakhan. “They put boys in jail, but what about those who bring the guns?”
Nathaniel Pendleton, whose daughter Hadiya was killed a week after President Obama’s inauguration. Photos: dbarge.com
Minimum. Farrakhan was the final speaker in the Black History Month series in St. Sabina. He thanked Father Pfleger for giving him the floor and invited the priest to speak at the Maryam Mosque, the nation’s headquarters. Father Pfleger called Min. Farrakhan is the most lied to and misrepresented man he knows. The minister is an example of true power, the power of the spirit, he said. Those who fear min. Farrakhan is not afraid of a gun, but she is afraid because the truth he speaks awakens people, said the frank priest. Please see an upcoming issue of The Final Call for more information.