July 14, 2001 |
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has asked Britain's High Court to lift a 15-year ban on his entry into the country, arguing that it violates his right to freedom of expression. Successive British governments have excluded Farrakhan out of fear that he would incite racial unrest. Upholding the ban last November, then-Home Secretary Jack Straw said Farrakhan's "anti-Semitic and racially divisive views" could harm community relations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2000
Re "The Lieberman Test for Multiethnic America," Opinion, Sept. 24: I'm shocked at the anti-Jewish article you published. Gregory Rodriguez commended Joseph Lieberman for abandoning his faith's prohibition of Jews marrying non-Jews. He writes, "But the rub comes when an adherent to what can be considered an ancient tribal principle seeks to represent all Americans in an executive office." In other words, my belief in the Torah means I'm adhering to an ancient tribal principle and disqualifies me from any American executive position?
August 12, 2000 |
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Friday questioned the national loyalty of Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph I. Lieberman, asking if his Jewish religion would make him more faithful to Israel or the United States. "Mr. Lieberman, as an Orthodox Jew, is also a dual citizen of Israel," Farrakhan asserted incorrectly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2000 |
The place was Masjid Omar near USC. The speaker was Lydia Camarillo of the Democratic National Convention Committee. The topic was Muslim Americans and politics. But the day's biggest story centered on the participants: For the first time since African American Muslims were divided into two competing and sometimes hostile forces 25 years ago, members of Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam and W.D. Mohammed's Muslim American Society came together this week to co-sponsor an event in Los Angeles.
May 14, 2000 |
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, long a polarizing figure in debates over religion and race in America, has onlookers pondering his latest public efforts aimed at making amends with past adversaries. Apparently recovered from a near-fatal bout with prostate cancer, Farrakhan admitted in an interview with the daughter of Malcolm X that he may have helped foster a climate of hate that led to the assassination of the black Muslim icon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2000 |
Leaders of two orthodox Muslim groups long at odds with Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam are expected to attend Farrakhan's annual gathering this weekend, raising the prospect that the religion's fractured U.S. followers may eventually unite.
April 8, 1999 |
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was discharged from Howard University Hospital on Wednesday after treatment related to his prostate cancer, a hospital spokeswoman said. Farrakhan, 65, was taken to the hospital last week for surgery to correct an inflammation caused by cancer treatment. On Tuesday, his doctors said that Farrakhan, who was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1991, was free of the disease.
April 7, 1999 |
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is recovering well from surgery and is free of cancer, his doctors said. Dr. Alfred Goldson, head of radiology oncology at Howard University Hospital in the nation's capital where Farrakhan is being treated, said that all tests show Farrakhan to be free of cancer that was first diagnosed eight years ago. Farrakhan was rushed to the hospital last week and had surgery to correct an inflammation caused by the cancer treatment.
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.
September 13, 1998
In his Sept. 6 Column Left, "Hear the Message, Skip the Messenger," Jesse Jackson makes an odious comparison of Khalid Muhammad and Louis Farrakhan to Martin Luther King Jr. While Muhammad and Farrakhan preach hatred, bigotry and vengeance, Dr. King urged oppressed people to rise up in a nonviolent manner to demand their rights. Where are the good people among the minorities--like Dr. King? Why don't they organize and lead marches? Why leave these activities in the hands of hatemongers?