Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan Says He's Seriously Ill
Friday, September 22, 2006
CHICAGO — Minister Louis Farrakhan said in a letter to followers this month that he is seriously ill, and he asked the Nation of Islam's leaders to carry on in his absence to make sure the movement "will live long after I and we have gone."
Farrakhan, 73, said he began suffering pain earlier this year similar to 1998, when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent surgery. He said doctors discovered an ulcer in his anal area during a visit to Cuba in March.
Since then, he has lost 35 pounds while battling "serious infection and inflammation," Farrakhan said in a letter dated Sept. 11 and published in the Nation of Islam's The Final Call newspaper.
Farrakhan said he will work hard to recover "because I do not believe my earthly work is done." He said he asked his executive board to solve problems during his recovery.
Farrakhan likened his situation to that of Fidel Castro, who temporarily relinquished power because of illness.
"While many rejoiced — believing and thinking that if Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution expired they could move Cuba and the Revolution in a new direction — his absence from the helm only proved that Cuba will not fall apart over the absence or passing of their illustrious leader," Farrakhan wrote in the letter.
He also warned followers to be "ever watchful for any smart, crooked deceiver and hypocrite who would create confusion over my present condition."
I may be insensitive and non Christianly here but I say good riddings. He’s caused too much harm in America to feel bad about his possible demise.
I heard that Louis and Fidel met at a gay bar?? Does anybody know if there's any turth to that??
I hope he has made his peace with Jesus!!!
Last edited by scooter; 09-22-2006 at 11:29 PM.
He don't beleive in Jesus. He one of Allah's boys. Bet he still likes hog jowl.
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