Obama and Malik Zulu Shabazz Disagree On Rev. Wright
(Examiner cartoonist Nate Beeler)
After Jeremiah Wright’s whirlwind speaking tour this weekend, Barack Obama again tried to distance himself from his vile mentor and father-figure on Monday.
FOX News Election HQ reported:
Barack Obama on Monday once again distanced himself from his retired pastor, Jeremiah Wright, as the reverend grabbed the spotlight for the fourth day in a row by suggesting the furor around his controversial remarks is an attack on black churches in America.
Plagued by the ongoing uproar regarding Wright, Obama said Wright does not represent his views or vice versa.
“I have said before and I will repeat again that what some of the comments that Reverend Wright have made offend me and I understand why they’ve offended the American people,’ Obama told reporters while traveling in Wilmington, N.C. “He does not speak for me. He does not speak for the campaign and so he may make statements in the future that don’t reflect my values or concerns.”
…For days, Wright has been on something of a speaking tour, starting with a PBS interview on Friday and an NAACP dinner over the weekend. On Monday, Wright appeared at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., but rather than trying to dampen the firestorm, the former Vietnam veteran and son of a middle class family from Philadelphia added fuel to the flames.
“God doesn’t bless everything,” Wright responded when asked if he was apologetic for suggesting the U.S. should be damned. “God condemns something — and d-e-m-n, ‘demn,’ is where we get the word ‘damn.’ God damns some practices.”
And, Wright continues to damn the Obama campaign into oblivion.
Meanwhile… Malik Zulu Shabazz, national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, lauded Rev. Jeremiah Wright as a “man of principle” for sticking to his teachings of “black liberation theology” during Monday’s highly publicized session at the National Press Club.
World Net Daily reported:
Shabazz, who was in the audience at Wright’s National Press Club event in Washington, said he was particularly proud of Wright’s defense of Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan.
He also labeled as “strong” Wright’s accusation U.S. policy was to blame for the 9-11 attacks.
Shabazz’s NBPP is a controversial black extremist party whose leaders are notorious for their racist statements and for leading anti-white activism.
The deceased chairman of the NBPP, Khallid Abdul Muhammad, is a former Nation of Islam leader who was once considered Farrakhan’s most trusted adviser. Muhammad gave speeches referring to the “white man” as the “devil” and claiming that “there is a little bit of Hitler in all white people.”
During a question and answer session at today’s event, Wright praised Farrakhan as “one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century… that’s what I think about him.”
“Louis Farrakhan is not my enemy. He did not put me in chains, he did not put me in slavery, and he didn’t make me this color,” said Wright.
Wright quoted Farrakhan stating “Zionism, not Judaism, was a gutter religion. He was talking about the same thing United Nations resolutions say, the same thing now that President Carter’s being vilified for and Bishop Tutu’s being vilified for. And everybody wants to paint me as if I’m anti-Semitic because of what Louis Farrakhan said 20 years ago.”
…Shabazz chalked up Sen. Barack Obama’s recent statement distancing himself from some of Wright’s positions as “pure politics.”
“Because of the climate in which Wright has been raised to the point where it’s the number one political liability against Obama… I believe the Wright you have seen the last few days is the Wright Obama met.”
If Obama is so bright, he sure was blind to Jeremiah Wright’s hateful rhetoric for all of those years. Either that, or he is not telling the truth about Wright.