Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan Calls for Black Courts

The religious leader accused the legal system of being biased against blacks and insisted on the need for black-only courts.

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Minister Louis Farrakhan

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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is pushing for black Americans to have their own court system because of a U.S. legal system of racial bias, the Raw Story reports.

“We want equal justice under the law,” Farrakhan said at the group’s annual convention before approximately 18,000 people—including Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.)—on Sunday in Detroit. “Our people can’t take much more. We have to have our own courts.”

The comments seem timely, coming about a week after a jury convicted white Floridian Michael Dunn of attempted murder but remained hung on a first-degree-murder charge for the shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Jordan Davis in the so-called loud-music trial that captured the nation’s attention.

“Has America been just to us?” Farrakhan asked his audience, which, in sync with the leader, answered no. “If we retaliate, you can bring out your soldiers. We got some, too.”

According to the Raw Story, spokeswoman Ava Muhammad said that black Americans should segregate from white Americans because “planes are going to destroy every area that is not dominated by Islam.”

Read more at the Raw Story.