Farrakhan also warned the West about the looming backlash from his overthrow.
CBS Local reported:
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Tuesday that those rejoicing in the death of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi will come to sorrow and predicted that the U.S. is unprepared for the looming backlash from his overthrow.
Farrakhan told a Chicago radio station that Qaddafi’s death was “an assassination” and laid it at the feet of the U.S., Great Britain and France. Qaddafi was killed last week, two months after being ousted as Libya’s leader. His 42-year reign turned the oil-rich country into an international pariah and his own personal fiefdom.
Farrakhan, who considered Qaddafi a friend, said those nations’ establishment of a no-fly zone to stop Qaddafi’s planes and offers of humanitarian relief to the Libyan people were intended to help oust Qaddafi from power and gain access to Libya’s oil wealth.
“They succeeded in being the authors of the successful assassination of a sitting president,” Farrakhan told WVON-AM in Chicago, adding that it placed America’s interests in danger. “No one can trust the United Nations because it is a pawn of the Western world. No nation will give up their weapons of mass destruction like Qaddafi did, because it is the only protection they have against the wicked witches of the West.”
Farrakhan also noted that the people now claiming leadership of Libya are advocating Islamic Sharia law, something that he contends the U.S. has opposed.
Farrakhan earlier this year portrayed Qaddafi as a fellow revolutionary who has lent millions of dollars to the Nation of Islam over the years.