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Louis Farrakhan, controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, on Sunday hailed US president-elect Barack Obama as an extraordinary leader but warned his victory would stir up racial animosity.
Farrakhan, 75, said that Obama's presidential candidacy had excited the nation in a way not seen since Robert Kennedy ran for the White House in 1968, and that he had been moved by the "oneness of spirit" he saw among voters, particularly on election night in Chicago.

But he said the country remained "divided and polarized," and he warned that the president-elect faced a daunting task in taking the reins of the nation during one of the most troubled periods in its history.

Many of the voters that backed Republican Senator John McCain "were older Americans and most reside below the Mason-Dixon line where racial attitudes and traditions die hard," he said in a reference to the American South.

"We can change laws, but it's difficult to change attitudes," he told a congregation of about 1,200 people at Mosque Maryam on Chicago's South Side.

He cited news reports that gun sales had surged since Obama's electoral victory, and told of how fights reportedly broke out in some schools, with white students chanting "white power," while blacks students chanted "black power."

"I'm sure that many of our people have unfortunately lost their lives because of the absolute hatred that is manifested now that one of our own has risen to such a high office," he told the crowd at the national headquarters of the Nation of Islam.

Farrakhan is the leader of the religious group which rose to national prominence under Malcolm X during the civil rights movement.

He has been an influential voice but often a lightning rod for criticism with his incendiary remarks prompting charges of anti-Semitism and homophobia. He made headlines with his accusations that the government deliberately blew up levees in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in an attempt to wipe out the city's black population.

On Sunday, he also said that the gracious concession speech given by McCain had not assuaged "the pain of loss and frustration and disappointment to those who felt great pain at Obama's rise."

And he said that for some people, the prospect of a black family in the White House, was a "sacrilege."

But he said Obama had reached out to those voters who did not cast a ballot for him, pledging to earn their support and represent them too.

Farrakhan heaped praise upon Obama during the long speech, and said he could speak openly now that the election was wrapped up and his comments could not be used to hurt the Illinois senator.

He never formally endorsed Obama during the long campaign, apparently conscious that such a step might handicap the aspiring presidential candidate given Farrakhan's divisive reputation.

On one occasion during the battle for the Democratic party nomination, Farrakhan did speak in glowing terms of the Obama, saying he was the only man who could heal the racial divisions in the United States and that he carried the hopes of the "entire world" for a better America.

But shortly afterwards, during a televised debate with his primary opponents in February, Obama distanced himself from the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, saying he had publicly disavowed Farrakhan's anti-Semitic comments, and had not sought his support.


Of course Obama distanced himself from Farrakhan , after fighting the obvious ties to the Muslim faith , a glowing endorsement just adds more truth to the facts. But he has become notorious at running from the controversial people in his life, his pastor of 20 years was definitely rolled under the bus
It is not just southern states in shock the lines spread well north..
Farrakhan was correct about the strife in the schools and streets, and it will only get more ugly.
The gun issue is due to Obama's stance on gun control , every sensible human should arm themselves while guns are available . You can believe my household is well protected as I am when traveling on the road. I am not just pointing a finger at blacks , with so many illegals scrounging and stealing anything that isn't nailed down one needs to be protected. The blacks mostly sell drugs , and their clientele steal to support a raging habit. Great country we live in.

rosco 357

Lmao, i have more hand guns than i have hands, i keep one in the truck all the time, and one in the car all the time and one in bed at nite, and one hid, that is the most expensive one, a colt cobra its a heavy frame air weight, they stoped making years ago, like 25 years, but its nickel and looks new, i like the heavy barrel it looks exactly like my colt detective, if layed side by side, but the cobra is 16 1/2 oz and the detective is 28 oz,, my baby girl is into pistols also, they belong to a shooting range, she has 2 9mm of her own i think one is a karr9 the one jodie foster used in the movie brave one, son in law has a ton a glock, and a springfield 45, and some 9 mm, and i really dont know how many, i have jsut always been a revolver man,

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