Farrakhan was in Tehran to show his — and his black American followers’ — solidarity with the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and the Shi’ite Muslim population. The symbolic Nation of Islam trip comes after President Donald Trump and his administration began reimplementing the U.S. economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic on Monday.
Speaking to Iranian students attending the University of Tehran School of Law, Farrakhan told his audience: “America has never been a democracy.” He also led a “Death to Israel” chant, which is often the theme of his “sermons” within the United States.
While the Democratic Party and their cohorts in the nation’s news media always strive to limit news about Farrakhan’s friendship with a number of Democratic Party leaders, it’s known he has close ties to President Barack Obama and Obama’s Christian pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Johnson, who famously screamed, “God damn, America,” from his church pulpit.
“Americans were shocked by Johnson’s Farrakhan impersonation, but the Obama sycophants in the press managed to limit the damage to Obama’s presidential campaign,” said former New York cop, Sid Franes, an African American conservative Republican.
Farrakhan’s Iranian visit is believed to be a celebration of the 39th anniversary of the 1979 overthrow of the secular government of the ruling Shah of Iran and the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, when more than 50 American diplomats and civilians were held hostage for 444 days.
The Iranian hostage situation is believed to have been a huge factor in President Ronald Reagan, a conservative Republican, unseating President Jimmy Carter who suffered a “perfect storm” with a poor economy, record inflation, gasoline shortages, and a failing foreign policy.
The U.S. embassy hostage incident kicked off the Islamic Revolution, and Farrakhan told an Iranian audience that black Americans should be considered among the revolutionaries. The infamous activist cited the actions of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khomeni, who ordered the release of black Americans among the 1979 captives.
“Here we have an American clergyman going to visit a nation that supports terrorism and despises Americans almost as much as they do Jews. Yet Farrakhan is treated like royalty by many in the Democratic Party and the news media even after he advocates death to the populations of two nations,” said Det. Franes, who served as one of the first black men in the U.S. Marines.
Video of Farrakhan leading a “Death to America” chant once again sparked calls for Democratic leaders to distance themselves from the controversial figure. Several prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, have interacted or taken pictures with Farrakhan.