Is Farrakhan’s call to kill white police officers legal?

All Americans have freedom of speech, but it only goes so far — you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater, you can’t incite people to violence. So is Louis Farrakhan’s call for black people to rise up and murder white police officers legal?

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Preaching directly from the Quran before a packed Baptist church, the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told his adoring audience that violent retaliation is the only way for American blacks to “rise up” and overthrow their white oppressors.

Conservative black leaders told WND Wednesday they believe Farrakhan’s statements went beyond the limits of free speech into the real of criminal incitement, although a noted constitutional attorney cautioned that prosecuting on these terms would be an uphill battle.

“I’m looking for ten thousand in the midst of the million. Ten thousand men who say, ‘Death is sweeter than continued life under tyranny,’” Farrakhan told the congregants at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Miami in a speech that he posted on his Facebook page earlier this week.
He then launched into a poetic tirade against whites backed up with Quranic verse.

“Death is sweeter than to continue to live and bury our children, while white folks give the killer hamburgers.

“Death is sweeter, than watching us slaughter each other, to the joy of a 400-year-old enemy. Yes, death is sweeter.

“The Quran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter. Then it says, ‘Retaliation is prescribed in matters of the slain.’ Retaliation is a prescription from God, to calm the breast of those whose children have been slain.

“So if the federal government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.”

The crowd responded with a standing ovation as the 82-year-old Muslim preacher bathed in the moment.

If Louis Farrakhan is guilty, then he’s just one person of many so-called “black leaders” who have said the same thing. Remember when people were marching in Manhattan calling for dead cops, while Al Sharpton and his ilk fanned the flames of racial division? Louis Farrakhan is doing what race hustlers do best, and he’ll get away with it, even if he does incite hordes of people to go on killing sprees.

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