Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Sr. (formerly known as Louis X) tore into President Barack Obama over the weekend, saying that the President has favored Israel and the gay community while sidelining Black Americans.
In his Sunday sermon. Farrakhan said the president’s legacy is not with the Affordable Care Act, but is instead “in the street with your suffering people. Farrakhan went on to say Obama “didn’t earn” a legacy with the black community, even though “we put you there. You fought for the rights of gay people; you fought for the rights of this people and that people,” he said. “You fight for Israel. Your people are suffering and dying in the streets.”
The Muslim leader urged Obama to “come on back to the hood” after leaving the White House and become a community organizer once again.
Farrakhan has not supported President since 2014 when he called him the”first Jewish president”, due to Obama’s support for the 2011 military intervention in Libya, which Farrakhan strongly opposed due to his own support for Muammar Gaddafi
In recent years, the embrace of Dianetics under Farrakhan has drawn much criticism that the Nation of Islam is becoming too close to the Church of Scientology and the ideas of its founder L. Ron Hubbard, whom Farrakhan has said he respects. Farrakhan has praised Hubbard, saying he was “exceedingly valuable to every Caucasian person on this Earth”. Of followers of Scientology, he stated “You can still be a Christian; you just won’t be a devil Christian. You’ll still be a Jew, but you won’t be a satanic Jew!”
The Nation of Islam has repeatedly denied charges of both Antisemitism and homophobia.