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Partners in Bigotry
The LaRouche Cult & the Nation of Islam

Formerly at Odds

The curious aspect of this meeting of hate-mongering minds is that as recently as the mid-1980s, the LaRouche organization was denouncing Farrakhan for what they alleged was his involvement in terrorism. After Farrakhan and his lieutenants attended a 1986 conclave of radicals and terrorists in Tripoli, a LaRouche publication, Investigative Leads, called for Farrakhan's arrest and prosecution, and urged his surrender for questioning on sedition charges. "Farrakhan, AIM [The American Indian Movement] Get Marching Orders at Libyan Terror Summit," the title shrieked. Other issues characterized Farrakhan as the "mediating link" between international Muslim Brotherhood terrorist operations and "black militant groupings" and "leaders of the black race riot infrastructure" in the U.S., and asserted that Farrakhan and a man associated with the suspected murderer of an anti-Khomeini Iranian dissident in northern Virginia had "reportedly set up several training centers for firearms training" for selected members of an Iranian-linked Islamic group.[5]

Perhaps the most perverse aspect of the twosome's cozy relationship is that the Nation of Islam, a black racist group is in bed with an organization which has worked for the premier intelligence of the apartheid Republic of South Africa. In the late 1970s the LaRouchies were paid to prepare intelligence reports on anti-apartheid groups in the U.S. for the South African Bureau of State Security (BOSS). After the contract, the staff did additional work for at least one private South African business in the early 1980s, ex-members say. Contacts with the South African embassies and consulate continued at least into the late 1980s, say sources.

Recent events have the Farrakhan and LaRouche believers back on the same wavelength. The cult's relationship with the Nation of Islam dates back to the late 1 980s when the two held joint forums on AIDS, that were covered in the LaRouche magazine Executive Intelligence Review. LaRouche disciples were promoting "experts" who claimed that AIDS was part of a government conspiracy against blacks and was created in a U.S. biological warfare facility. Dr. Abdul Alim Muhammad, director of the NOl's Washington, D.C. AIDS clinic also participated in a meeting in Paris, France called by a LaRouche front group - the Schiller Institute's International Commission of inquiry into Violations of Human Rights - which was agitating for the release from federal prison of Lyndon LaRouche. According to the NOl's The Final Call, Dr. Muhammad, whose announced topic was AIDS, appeared to blame the epidemic on "America's global genocidal policy' (a LaRouche theme). He told the gathering, "America is the number one enemy of the Black man." He charged, 'The rulers of America have decided on a policy of genocide to prevent a Black and Brown majority by the middle of the 21st century." Since then, the Nation of Islam has picked up and embellished that notion, assiduously propagandizing the black community.

More recently, the two organizations have trained their combined sights on the ADL, which has exposed the anti- Semitism and extremism of both groups, hampering their efforts to broaden their support. During the fall of 1992 LaRouche representatives twice joined with a senior Farrakhan lieutenant to denounce ADL as "the new Ku Klux Klan," an Orwellian inversion that is the brainchild of the cult. The two groups held programs at Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia titled, "Is the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) the New Ku Klux Klan?" Dr. Abdul Alim Muhammad, attacked ADL for its 1992 publication, The Anti-Semitism of Black Demagogues and Extremists. terming the report an attempt to "decapitate, if you will, to lynch, if you will, the black community." There, Muhammad delivered a dissertation on lynching. In a pointed metaphor, he said the charge of "anti-Semitism is a noose that is being tightened around the black community by the new Ku Klux Klan. As [the representative of the LaRouche organization] reminds us, it's not the new Ku Klux Klan, its the old Ku Klux Klan, it is that which produced the original Ku Klux Klan, that which is more evil than the Ku Klux Klan...." Not to leave the audience in any doubt as to the lyncher's identity, Muhammad ominously asserted, to applause, "If your blood pressure rises, if you start seeing red at the very thought of the Ku Klux Klan marching in Washington, D.C., then what you should be doing is learning about the ADL"

Muhammad also echoed the international Jewish conspiracy theme, telling his rapt listeners, 'What we are dealing with [is] an evil that is a many-headed evil, and it comes up in many parts of the world...Undeneath there is a subterranean network that connects them all."

Farrakhan recently played a variation on this theme. According to the organ of the fringe New Alliance Party, Farrakhan, appearing on a TV show with NAP leaders, said of ADL's exposure of his and other demagogues anti-Semitism and racism:

This is a losing, last gasp of an organization that has had its day, run its course. It is going to be exposed and when you expose the root of the ADL to the light, like all things that are exposed at the root, it will die. What I know is the root of the ADL and one of these days I'm going to tell the American people how she was formed, what was the purpose in her formation, who formed her...and all of the related parts of...a conspiracy of the greatest magnitude to rob the American people of a nation and cover it up by accusing those who knew the truth of being wicked demons..

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