Several prominent Democrats are likely to face renewed questions over their ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan after the suspect in Friday’s Capitol attack, which left a police officer dead, was revealed to be a Nation of Islam adherent.
The deceased suspect, Noah Green, included photos and videos of Nation of Islam rallies on his Facebook page and identified himself on the page as a “Follower of Farrakhan.” Green praised Farrakhan, an outspoken anti-Semite, as “Jesus” and former NOI leader Elijah Muhammad as “the exalted Christ.”
The most recent post on Green’s Facebook page was a YouTube video of a 2009 Louis Farrakhan speech titled, “The Crucifixion of Michael Jackson.” In it, the Nation of Islam leader said Jesus was not the Messiah and called Christian theology a lie.
Farrakhan has previously described Adolf Hitler as a “very great man” and described Jewish people as “termites.”
Several Democratic members of Congress have known ties to Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., shared a stage with Farrakhan in 2011. After the event, Clyburn told the Final Call, the Nation of Islam’s media arm, that he was “not bothered in the least bit” by people criticizing his appearance with Farrakhan. Clyburn’s office didn’t immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.
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