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JEREMIAH WRIGHT - NATION OF ISLAM

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Submitted by Janet (Canada), May 3, 2008 at 23:25

Jeremiah Wright was protected by Nation of Islam bodyguards at his present National Press Club appearance.

IMO … Jeremiah Wright's relationship with the racist, anti-American leader of the Nation of Islam is very suspect and … Barack Obama's twenty year relationship with the racist, anti-American Jeremiah Wright is very suspect.
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Could Rev. Spell Doom for Obama?
by Dana Milbank
April 28, 2008

Should it become necessary in the months from now to identify the moment that doomed Obama's presidential aspirations, attention is likely to focus on the hour between nine and ten this morning at the National Press Club. It was then that Wright, Obama's longtime pastor, reignited a controversy about race from which Obama had only recently recovered - and added lighter fuel.

Speaking before an audience that included Marion Barry, Cornel West, Malik Zulu Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party and Nation of Islam official Jamil Muhammad, Wright praised Louis Farrakhan, defended the view that Zionism is racism, accused the United States of terrorism, repeated his view that the government created the AIDS virus to cause the genocide of racial minorities, stood by other past remarks ("God damn America") and held himself out as a spokesman for the black church in America.

In front of 30 television cameras, Wright's audience cheered him on as the minister mocked the media and, at one point, did a little victory dance on the podium. It seemed as if Wright, jokingly offering himself as Obama's vice president, was actually trying to doom Obama; a member of the head table, American Urban Radio's April Ryan, confirmed that Wright's security was provided by bodyguards from Farrakhan's Nation of Islam.

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/roughsketch/2008/04/obamas_pastor_reignites_race_c.html

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