CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1990
In response to Halford Fairchild's column "Overcoming Captivity to the Worst in Us," Op-Ed Page, Feb. 2: Fairchild, as a social psychologist, should know better than most that the big lie if repeated often enough can be perceived as the truth. In asking Louis Farrakhan (leader of the Nation of Islam) quite delicately to "find language that solves this conflict" (between some blacks and Jews), he says, ". . . but more important, Jewish Americans must bring pressure to bear on Israel to end its abhorrent ties to South Africa."
January 17, 1986
Louis Farrakhan, the outspoken American Black Muslim leader, has been barred from entering Britain because of his anti-Semitic remarks, Home Secretary Douglas Hurd told the House of Commons. Farrakhan, leader of the Chicago-based organization Nation of Islam, had been invited to visit next month by the Hackney Black People's Assn., a north London group.
April 2, 1999 |
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan underwent emergency surgery and is more seriously ill than top organization officials have publicly acknowledged, according to sources at Howard University Hospital in Washington. Farrakhan's worsening condition has set off a new wave of anxiety among his followers in the organization and the wider black community. Farrakhan, 65, was flown to the hospital bleeding and in great pain.
October 27, 1985
John Mack's article on the subject of black/Jewish relations post-Farrakhan rekindles the very embers Mack professes he wishes to douse. Despite his avowed aim of moving "beyond Farrakhan," several of his assertions again stir the pot of inter-group tensions. While there were, of course, legitimate differences on how best to approach the issue of Farrakhan's presence in Los Angeles, the question of Farrakhan's First Amendment rights, which Mack raises, was never at issue. No responsible voice in the Jewish community challenged Farrakhan's right to spew his hate.
September 22, 1985
The leaders of the Jewish community have made a big mistake in their criticism of Mayor Tom Bradley over his reaction to the Los Angeles appearance of Louis Farrakhan. As a Jew, I am very sensitive to anti-Semitism. But anti-Semitism is not the issue here. No one denies that Farrakhan made anti-Jewish remarks; and, no one is seriously alleging that Mayor Bradley or any other leader of the Los Angeles black community is anti-Semitic. Instead, Jewish leaders have stirred up a major controversy over their demand that Bradley condemn Farrakhan before Farrakhan made his speech.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1993 |
Controversial Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan will speak at Cal State Northridge on Nov. 4 to commemorate the seizure of the school's administration building by protesting black students in 1968 and the subsequent formation of a black studies department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1985 |
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi has met in Tripoli with Akbar Mohamed, "the deputy" to the Rev. Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam in the United States, the official Libyan news agency reported Thursday. The dispatch by Jana said Mohamed delivered a message from the leader of the U.S. black Muslims "who is leading the battle of liberation and freedom from the racist suppression."
November 7, 1985
The City Council unanimously approved a measure condemning what it called the "message of anti-Semitism, bigotry and hatred" espoused by controversial Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan. In the action taken Monday, council members supported a report by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations that asked Carson and other cities to approve such a measure and to call on black and Jewish community leaders "to take the necessary steps to achieve a deeper understanding of each other."