In addition to quoting writings about “the white race” from Elijah Muhammad, a former Nation of Islam leader, Farrakhan spoke directly to the pope and to other Christians he sees as misrepresenting Jesus Christ.
The quotes Farrakhan shared from Muhammad were controversial to say the least, including claims that white people have a history of causing trouble and of being difficult to live with.
“According to the history of the white race, they are guilty of making trouble, causing war among the people and themselves ever since they have been on our planet earth,” Farrakhan read. “So, the God of the righteous has found them disagreeable to live with in peace and has decided to remove them from the face of the earth.”
He continued, citing Muhammad’s past comments: “God does not have to tell us that they are disagreeable to live with in peace; we already know, for we are the victims of these troublemakers. Allah will fight this war for the sake of his people [the black people], and especially for the American so-called Negros.”
Farrakhan added that “peace can only come from a superior power” and proceeded to proclaim that he truly knows the real Christ.
“And now I say to the pope and all the lovers of Jesus, if you desire let’s have a showdown,” he said. “You call the Jesus that you know and I’ll call on the Jesus that I know and let’s see which one of us really knows Jesus.”
Farrakhan then proceeded to mention “1,500 … wheels,” a concept that is integral to Nation of Islam.
“Yes, there’s 1,500 of these wheels. I believe in Jesus. I believe him to be the Christ and we have all over the world a right to love Jesus, but it’s better to love him with knowledge than to love him in the way that he is being represented,” Farrakhan added.