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I was looking for a link to use as reference in the main diary I am publishing today, Bani Walid Revisited, when i came across this, which is the best description I have seen yet of the relationship between the Qaddafi regime in Libya and the Nation of Islam in the US, and apparently from an insider that is proud of that relationship.

This material is too important to ignore, so I figured rather than burden the Bani Walid piece with a long, off topic quote, I would just publish it in another diary that I can then link to.

Besides this material has great standalone value.

One can only speculate on how Black politics in the United States might be different but for Mummar Qaddafi's selective financing of certain forces.

From Louis Farrakhan and Qaddafi: The Ties of a Brotherly Relationship by Fahim A. Knight-E, 30 October 2012

I have always respected President Qaddafi back in the early 1970s (1972 or 1973) he extended Libyan financial assistance to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. Some of the Arab States have always questioned the Islamic religious legitimacy of the Nation of Islam's theology and withheld their support to the Lost-Found Nation of Islam here in the west. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad needed help and Qaddafi and Libyan Government extended a 3 million dollar loan to assist Mr. Muhammad. The Nation of Islam used this seed money to purchase the Greek Orthodox Church (now reconverted by Minister Louis Farrakhan and known as Mosque Maryam which is located 7351 South Stony Island Avenue in which the Honorable Elijah Muhammad converted to Muhammad's Temple #2, the Flagship mosque of the Nation of Islam and presently serves as the national headquarters). Thus, Qaddafi extended his generosity even further when it was time to repay the debt/loan he and Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, for gave the debt and the loan became a financial gift to the Black Muslims. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad had always held high praises for Brother Qaddafi and he was considered in deed a friend to the former slaves in North America.

This writer can remember back in the early 1980s Minister Louis Farrakhan was still in the early rebuilding stages of the Nation of Islam which was totally destroyed by Elijah Muhammad's late son Wallace D. Muhammad (Imam Warith Deen Mohammed) who so-called transitioned the Nation of Islam into mainstream Islam and towards Sunni Islam; I have always believed that he was a CIA and FBI agent who was systematically used to dismantle perhaps one of the most successful organization in the history of black America next to the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) that was Founded by Marcus Garvey in 1914. Farrakhan reached out to Muammar Qaddafi for financial help during his early mission. Minister Louis Farrakhan was a well international traveler as the National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam who had made trips to Africa, Middle East, Caribbean, etc. However, there was one trip that sticks out in my mind, perhaps it was in 1985 or 1986 in which Minister Farrakhan and his delegation was desiring to tour Libya and West Africa in which I think on the first leg of the tour he was supposed to have made a public speech in London to the Black Britons, but British authorities actually arrested/detained him at Heathrow Airport along with his sons and I believe along with a couple of his aids (this action led to the United Kingdom passing a resolution to denounce Minister Farrakhan as an anti-Semite and banned him from the United Kingdom for almost 20 years—I think within the last few years the U.K. lifted the travel ban on Farrakhan) British authorities did not allow him and his delegation to enter the United Kingdom.

Minister Louis Farrakhan was scheduled to speak in Lagos, Nigeria, but the British and United States Intelligence (CIA) had contacted Nigerian governmental officials mandating them to cancel Minister Farrakhan's scheduled speech and venue; although, the Nation of Islam officials had secured a huge soccer field where thousands of Nigerians were lined up anticipating Farrakhan's speech on that hot summer day. Dr. Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad (he made tremendous sacrifices for the Program) and others were on the ground level working out the logistics for Minister Farrakhan to speak in Lagos. However, the Nigerian Government had acquiesced to the dictates of their British colonial masters and Minister Farrakhan was prohibited from entering Nigeria and arm soldiers turned thousands of citizens away who were anticipating on hearing the black American leader. Minister Farrakhan was forced to fly to Accra, Ghana where even a bit of suspiciousness surrounded him and his delegation as they flew into Accra, but Flight Lieutenant President Jerry J. Rawlings allowed Farrakhan into Ghana (this relationship became second to Qaddafi and Libya as one of the most important international ties—Nation of Islam even held their first international Saviour's Day Convention in 1994 in Accra) and provided him with different speaking venues in Ghana in which the Nation of Islam spent 13 days in Ghana where he overwhelmingly won the confidence of President Rawlings and the Ghanaian people.

Minister Farrakhan traveled to Libya on this trip and Muammar Qaddafi has always extended love and solidarity to the Black Muslims of America (Qaddafi has always treated Minister Farrakhan as a head of state). Minister Farrakhan and his delegation also made Hajj to Mecca in fulfillment of the fifth Pillar of Islam (should not the Hajj fulfillment silence his critics relative to whether or not if he is a 'true' Muslim). Minister Farrakhan during the early 1980s embarked on tapping into the millions of dollars industry of black health care products and beauty products—cosmetic line which were being consumed by black consumers. He became the face and image of an idea that the entrepreneur Bill Wellington and Wellington group out of Philadelphia had established and introduced Louis Farrakhan to the idea. The concept initially was named People Organized and Working For Economic Rebirth (P.O.W.E.R) at Last and for ever. Minister Farrakhan being the gifted orator that he is traveled throughout America during the early 1980s promoting the P.O.W.E.R concept and trying to get African Americans to buy into the concept of purchasing black health care products from themselves or POWER. The relationship between the Wellington Group and the Nation of Islam eventually came to an end. But I think Minister Farrakhan still believed that the health care and beauty concept had economic validity. Minister Farrakhan culminated the POWER speeches on October 7, 1985 where over 35,000 black people packed Madison Square Garden and the Felt Forum to hear his POWER at last and forever speech.

Minister Abdul Akbar Muhammad (Larry 4X Prescott) who served as the international representative of the Nation of Islam had traveled throughout North Africa and all of Africa building diplomatic relationships for Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. But no relationship would prove more valuable than the one he forged with Tripoli and the Libyan Government. Minister Farrakhan in 1985 via satellite broadcast Muammar Qaddafi as one of the keynote speakers at the annual Saviour's Day Convention held in Chicago given in honor of the Nation of Islam's founder Master Wali Fard Muhammad. I was invited by Minister Ray Muhammad, the former minister of Muhammad's Mosque #34 in Durham, North Carolina and I flew to Chicago to hear Colonel Muammar Qaddafi address the Saviour's Day Convention in a broken English dialect and what I remembered about Qaddafi's speech on that day was that he cited there were over four hundred thousand black United States arm forces members in service and encouraged them to quit the arm forces (the white man's military) and get behind the Nation of Islam and Minister Farrakhan in which he would train and arm them. But Minister Farrakhan immediately rejected Qaddafi's offer in which Chicago-Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune, in particular writer Clarence Page lambasted Qaddafi and demanded that Farrakhan repudiate such unpatriotic words made by Colonel Muammar Qaddafi.


Minister Farrakhan thanked Qaddafi, but was not interested in arming black America, but he needed Qaddaff's help in another way. Qaddafi and the Libyan Government became the principle financiers of what eventually became the Clean-N-Fresh products (a beauty and cosmetic line) and manufactured and distributed by the Nation of Islam. The legendary George Johnson (owner of Johnson's Products) initially agreed to manufacture Farrakhan's cosmetic line. Qaddafi and the Libyan Government gave the Nation of Islam a five million dollar interest free loan. Thus, part of the money helped finance the Salaam Restaurant billed as a fine dining eatery on the Southside of Chicago; the edifice was exquisitely designed in which one of Minister Farrakhan's daughters played a huge role. Let me be quite honest with my readers about my opinion—the Nation of Islam leadership made some very poor business decisions and squandered away many business opportunities to make the Nation of Islam (which is really 40-50 so-called American Negroes self-sufficient) and quasi independent.

Elijah Muhammad only had a third or fourth grade education, but no black leader other than Garvey who preached day and night the importance of doing for-self was more successful than the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Mr. Muhammad left the Nation of Islam with a proven template of economic success and as I traveled throughout black America, I do not see the Honorable Elijah Muhammad's program—I have come in contact with many groups and organizations (and ego-driven NOI sect leaders and ministers) claiming to be the heir apparent to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad theology and program.

Muammar Qaddafi transferred 5 million dollars over to the Nation of Islam and Minister Farrakhan in which he had difficulty getting a black bank to receive this lofty deposit of 5 million from the Libyan Government; some of the United States black banks did not desire to be associated with Farrakhan (the alleged anti-Semite) and Qaddafi (allege strongman and dictator stigma) because of the false anti-Semitism charges that were waged by a sector of Zionist Jews against the Nation of Islam and Minister Louis Farrakhan, it frighten many of the so-called black intelligencer away from helping the Nation of Islam leader. It was a conglomerate of negative propaganda and disinformation that had influenced how they were going to treat the Nation of Islam leader and this money from Qaddafi being transferred to Nation of Islam. Although, the United States Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control had approved of the international aid coming to the Nation of Islam from the Libyan Government (the U.S. Government initially wanted Minister Farrakhan to register as a foreign agent for Libya)—these 'Negroes' were running scared.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Malcolm X, also were accused of being anti-Semitic and Minister Farrakhan during the early 1980s had this volatile and contentious relationship with American Jews (let me again make a distinguish Zionist Jews)—which manifested itself during Reverend Jesse Jackson's 1984 bid to become president of the United States of America (the Zionist had labeled the good Reverend as an anti-Semite because of his "Hymietown" slur). These Negroes were so afraid that even George Johnson and Johnson's Product Company who had agreed to manufacture Farrakhan's cosmetic and body line products backed out of the agreement and reneged when it was made public who Farrakhan's financier was in which many in the black community believed that it was Zionist influences and pressure who covertly put the squeezed on Mr. Johnson to rescind his agreement with the Nation of Islam, which to manufacture the POWER Products and even the black banks did not want the Libyan Government gift in their banks because of being fearful of Zionist reprisals (this was a despicable and sad moment in the history of Black/Jewish relationship). These ‘Negroes’ were continually running for cover and eventually the POWER movement and/or the Clean-N- Fresh products line was derailed and the full economic potential would never be known. More...

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    Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

    by Clay Claiborne on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 01:07:28 PM PST

  •  that's interesting, but rather long to quote.. (1+ / 0-)
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    without permission.

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    by Karl Rover on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 01:12:42 PM PST

  •  Hmmm...... (3+ / 0-)
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    One can only speculate on how Black politics in the United States might be different but for Mummar Qaddafi's selective financing of certain forces.
    .

    Let me "speculate" then:

    Qaddafi is dead.

    The BLACK American president made sure of that.

    .........................................

    "Insiders"?
    "Certain Forces"?
    "Black politics in America"?
    "Louis Farthan"? (Pun intended)

    Pfffffttttttttt....

    "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

    by zenox on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 01:25:43 PM PST

  •  is this trolling? (3+ / 0-)
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    One can only speculate on how Black politics in the United States might be different but for Mummar Qaddafi's selective financing of certain forces.
    It reminds me of Hannity's frequent use of a guest from Nation of Islam.  Every time the guy goes on Hannity's show, he's got to field queries from Hannity about Farrakhan's expressed belief that he me God on a spaceship orbiting the Earth.  I'm not sure if Farrakhan ever said anything of the sort, but let's take Hannity's assertion at face value (may I never say those words again), and compare:

    Hannity worships by practicing ritualized cannibalism every Sunday.  Many of his listeners believe a smoldering Bush talked to to some guy a long time ago, that some other guy lived in the belly of a large fish for several days before being belched up onto a beach, and that God once wanted us to stone our disobedient children.

    Of course, Mitt Romney believes the God of this universe resides on Planet Kolob, in the vicinity of the Dog Star, Sirius.

    But only those Nation of Islam folks and their cr-aaaa-zeeeey beliefs deserve mockery and scorn.

    OKaaaaayyy....

    But let me not stop now...

    While you're blaming an obscure and marginal cleric for the unfortunate state of race relations, let me suggest a few things...

    Perhaps Pat Robertson's exploitation of Liberia and business partnership with war criminal Charles Taylor has something to do with any African-American deficit of trust that may exist...  Or perhaps it's Rick Warrens' support of efforts to codify death as the penalty for homosexuality in Uganda (why not Ireland?)  Maybe people of African descent watch America stand by silent as people of color eat mud pies to ward off hunger in Haiti.  Or perhaps they retch at the schoolmarms that would deny condoms to AIDS-ravaged sub-Saharan countries.

    There are a lot of reasons race relations aren't what they should be in the United States.  I don't think two crack-pots talking to each really has that much to do with it.

    Was never very good at math. Oddly, though, I can count by twos if I start at the number 1.

    by Mike Stark on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 01:32:39 PM PST

  •  Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam (0+ / 0-)

    might have collapsed without support from Qaddafi but I don't see how that would have had any real impact on American politics. Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam have never been more than a fringe element. Only during the days of Elijah Muhammed and Malcolm X did they have any real impact and even that was contained to the African-American community for the most part with no real impact on national politics.

    The article here is somewhat interesting... almost certainly violates copyright and fair use in its length... but why the troll rating? I don't understand. It is a small bit of historical reporting nothing more.

    Full disclosure: I attended high school and played on my high school football team with 2 of the sons of Louis Farrakhan and may well be the only white boy who can claim to have held the son of Louis Farrakhan in his arms.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 02:10:30 PM PST

    •  I was talking about Black Politics (0+ / 0-)
      Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam might have collapsed without support from Qaddafi but I don't see how that would have had any real impact on American politics.
      Do you see the disconnect?

      As far as these self-appointed copyright Kossacks are concerned, they have no standing.

      They know very little about what constitutes "fair use" and even less about what I have permission to use.

      Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

      by Clay Claiborne on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 03:56:14 PM PST

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      •  I'm sorely tempted to go all Bill Frist on you... (0+ / 0-)

        ...and issue a clinical opinion.

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        by Rich in PA on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 04:21:50 PM PST

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        that extensively, you should make that clear.

        I say again...not that good at this.

        "the Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of declared material at these facilities and LOFs."

        by JesseCW on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 05:42:27 PM PST

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        by Yamaneko2 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 05:54:11 PM PST

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      •  Ok, talking just black politics in America (1+ / 0-)
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        the Nation of Islam has had a larger impact... again though, mostly in the days of Elijah Muhammed and Malcolm X. Farrakhan has had far less real impact because of his extremism and because the tactics of those in power to effectively marginalize and therby neutralize alternative voices has been greatly enhanced and strengthened since the '60s. It is only now in the days of the internet that alternative voices have found a real way around the control of the corporate power in America while still remaining locked out of the mainstream political conversation. It remains to be seen how this change will shake out in the long run.

        "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

        by Andrew C White on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 12:13:26 PM PST

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  •  Interesting piece by Fahim A. Knight-El (0+ / 0-)

    Care to make comments on this?

    LIBYA AND QADDAFI: THE WAR TO STEAL MORE OIL
    By Fahim A. Knight-El

    Let me start this article off as poignant, straightforward and direct as I can be with my readers because I do not believe in mincing words with the enemies of truth. I also, do not believe in anything the mass mediums convey and report via electronic and/or print media as being objective news (and definitely not truth based), which is often disguised as being unbiased reporting or journalism (this contention is the furthest thing from the truth; western news reporting has never been about ascertaining objective fact base). But all news are construed and designed to protect and secure the subjective interest of the Power Elite. This writer, as a commentator and social critic has held this contention and position for many years in which a long time ago, I arrived at certain conclusions based on my life experiences and research. Thus, what I have found very consistent with Western media is their propensity to lie and distort the facts relative to shaping and molding public opinion in order to enhance the global positioning of the Invisible Rulers (the 10% Bloodsuckers of the poor). For example, what we are consistently given by the corporate media and characterized as news, is nothing but lies and/or half-truths and propaganda relative to the chain of events that is taking place in Libya in particular and elsewhere around the world in general.
    ...
    The Seven Oil Sisters: Standard Oil of New Jersey and Standard Oil Company of New York (now ExxonMobil); Standard Oil of California, Gulf Oil and Texaco (now Chevron); Royal Dutch Shell; and Anglo-Persian Oil Company (now BP). Perhaps many of you have read in my numerous past articles where I made mention of the criminal cartel known as the Seven Oil Sisters. The war against Libya is being driven by this powerful Oil Cartels and the Dynastic Families that own interest in these sovereign governments (oops I meant sovereign corporations). They determine the course of global foreign policy and set how the energy, oil and gas markets will fluctuate because of their immense control over the world’s global resources. Thus, the motivation for war in Libya has little to do with autocratic or monarch rule in Libya and it has everything to do with these robber barons taking complete control over Libyan oil fields and exploiting the wealth of Libya. Qaddafi committed the unpardonable sin 42 years ago by nationalizing its oil and allowing the people of Libya to share in the wealth of Libya. They tell us that Libyan oil represents approximately 2-3 percent of the U.S. import market and yet U.S. gas prices are soaring and the masses of the people have no idea whose is really behind manipulating our political, economic and social lives.

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