Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan made a rare appearance at a renovated mosque on Chicago’s South Side last Sunday, calling today’s organized religion a failure and urging a “new beginning” for the Islamic sect, according to the Chicago Tribune.
In his speech on Sunday, Farrakhan covered a variety of topics including, violence, immigration, public schools and morality. His comments were made to about 2,500 Nation of Islam members and guests. Also, almost 5,000 people listened outside, watching the speech on large screens. He recited the basic principles of more than a dozen religions, highlighting how they all come full circle with each other: Treat people the way you want to be treated. He later followed with a question to the crowd: “Are Muhammad and Jesus enemies?” Farrakhan asked. “Why, then, are we?”