It was recently uncovered that back in 2002, the super-duper liberal and constant Trump-basher attended a convention of the racist Nation of Islam where leader “Calypso Louie” Farrakhan spoke in defense of Palestinian suicide bombers.
While 16 years ago, the convention is the latest tie between Waters and Farrakhan. The Nation of Islam is a militant black nationalist group and is virulently anti-Semitic.
“We have Maxine Waters here,” Farrakhan told the convention audience, gesturing to the seats behind him, “our great congresswoman from this area.” The audience cheered Waters’ name.
Here’s a link to the C-span video.Waters is referenced at the 50-minute mark
In the long speech, Farrakhan attacked the United States or providing Israel with planes and other weapons, which he indicated was to blame for Palestinian suicide bombers.
“The Palestinians have nothing to defend themselves with, so they’re so exhausted and exasperated, think about that, strapping bombs to themselves, making themselves a weapon,” Farrakhan said.
“And then for the world to get upset because Iran or somebody is trying to send them some weapons. Wait a minute. If you were Jewish and you saw unarmed Jews being persecuted, wouldn’t you come to your brothers’ aid? Do you expect Muslims to see their brothers suffering like that and not come to their aid?”
Farrakhan is a notorious anti-Semite who has said that Jews are “satanic” and white people “deserved to die.” In their creed, the Nation of Islam believe that white people – Caucasians – are inherently inferior to black people and have called for a separate black nation and said interracial marriage is evil. The Daily Caller reports:
Waters’ appearance at the Nation of Islam convention is just the latest tie to emerge between the hate group and Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
The group in 2005 held a meeting with Farrakhan, where then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama took a smiling photo with the hate group leader.
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) January 25, 2018
Both the photo and the meeting remained secret until last month. The man who took the photo, a journalist for a Nation of Islam publication, said CBC members asked him to suppress it in order to protect Obama’s political future.
One year after the Obama-Farrakhan photo op, Waters and several Democratic members of the CBC met Farrakhan and were seen embracing him.
Twenty-one current CBC members were part of the caucus at the time of the 2005 Farrakhan meeting. TheDC asked all 21 members if they would condemn Farrakhan. Zero of the 21 condemned Farrakhan.
One of those members, Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, defended Farrakhan as an “outstanding human being” in an interview with The Daily Caller. Davis said he has a personal relationship with Farrakhan and has visited him at his house.
The clearest ties between Democrats and the Nation of Islam run through Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Ellison worked with the Nation of Islam for 18 months organizing a Minnesota delegation to Farrakhan’s 1995 Million Man March. Ellison admitted to his work with the Nation of Islam when he first ran for Congress in 2006, but assured the public that he had since cut ties with Farrakhan.