Heard E.D. Hill mention this earlier today. It’s been confirmed: Jeremiah Wright’s bodyguards are Nation of Islam goons. Several Farrakhan acolytes were also in the audience for Wright’s vaudeville performance at the National Press Club, including one of our favorite race clowns, Malik Zulu Shabazz, and America’s favorite race clown politician, Marion Barry. Also in attendance: Wacknut Obama supporter Rev. Michael Pfleger:
Speaking before an audience that included Marion Barry, Cornel West, Malik Zulu Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party and Nation of Islam official Jamil Muhammad, Wright praised Louis Farrakhan, defended the view that Zionism is racism, accused the United States of terrorism, repeated his view that the government created the AIDS virus to cause the genocide of racial minorities, stood by other past remarks (“God damn America”) and held himself out as a spokesman for the black church in America.
In front of 30 television cameras, Wright’s audience cheered him on as the minister mocked the media and, at one point, did a little victory dance on the podium. It seemed as if Wright, jokingly offering himself as Obama’s vice president, was actually trying to doom Obama; a member of the head table, American Urban Radio’s April Ryan, confirmed that Wright’s security was provided by bodyguards from Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam.
Ed Morrissey has a clip of Wright’s paean to Farrakhan this morning, along with a quick litany of Calypso Louie’s anti-Semitic verses: “Wright has to be kidding if he thinks that people can’t find Farrakhan’s public speeches on Jews and see for themselves his rampant anti-Semitism. And Team Obama has to wonder when Wright will stop shooting his mouth off in public.”
I remind you of Wright’s answer to a question about Islam this morning:
9:53am Eastern. “Question: Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the light. Is Islam the way to salvation?”
Wright: Jesus also said “other sheep I have, which are not of this fold.”
And they’re in Wright’s own fold, watching over him like a poor little lamb. Ain’t religious reconciliation grand?
Al Sharpton’s got to be green with envy. Upstaged by an even bigger racial demagoguing reverend than his own bile-filled self.