|Barack Obama and Louis Farrakhan
According to records reviewed by the Washington Examiner, The Nation of Islam and its leaders have received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the U.S. government since 2008 to teach
religious study programs for federal prison inmates.
Its leaders have received at least $364,500 in contracts and awards from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice between fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2019.
The Nation of Islam is a black nationalist group led by Louis Farrakhan preaches that white people are “blue-eyed devils” and Jews are “the synagogue of Satan.” And the funding was designed to provide “Nation of Islam religious services,” “Nation of Islam spiritual guide services,” “Nation of Islam study services,” and other related programming led by the organization’s leaders, according to Bureau of Prison records. [as stated by The Washington Examiner].
New York Republican Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counter-terrorism and Intelligence said “no group or entity or individual associated any way with Farrakhan or the Nation of Islam should receive any federal funding. What Farrakhan preaches is hatred and antisemitism and racism, and to use any federal money for any group that’s he’s involved with that do any type of teaching or proselytizing is just wrong.”