Jeremiah Wright honored acting head of the Nation of Islam and noted anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan as Trinity United Church of Christ Man of the Year lasat year.
The pastor obviously saw something he liked in the “controversial” leader.
Wright also stole one of his famous anti-American lines from another famous Nation of Islam leader– Malcolm X.
Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and Malcolm X.
Daniel Pipes reported:
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, and Barack Obama’s pastor since 1988, told his congregation in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001 that U.S. terrorism had precipitated Al-Qaeda’s attack.
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“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards.” Wright concluded that “America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”
On Dec. 1, 1963, immediately after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X responded to that event with the comment that, “Being an old farm boy myself, chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they’ve always made me glad,” prompting the audience, according to a newspaper account, “to loud applause and laughter.” When, shortly after, Malcolm X explained his comment in an interview with Louis Lomax, his views closely anticipated Wright’s:
I meant that the death of Kennedy was the result of a long line of violent acts, the culmination of hate and suspicion and doubt in this country. You see, Lomax, this country has allowed white people to kill and brutalize those they don’t like. The assassination of Kennedy is a result of that way of life and thinking. The chickens came home to roost; that’s all there is to it. America—at the death of the President—just reaped what it had been sowing.
This line was also picked up by famous non-Indian Ward Churchill after the attacks on 9-11.