Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is warning his followers — and Black people around the world — not to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.
“I say to my brothers and sisters in Africa, if they come up with a vaccine, be careful,” Farrakhan said Saturday in a Fourth of July speech carried live on YouTube by Revolt TV.
“Don’t let them vaccinate you with their history of treachery through vaccines, through medication,” Farrakhan added.
He described those who’ve died from coronavirus as “martyrs,” and called for a team of medical professionals to inspect any potential vaccine for safety.
“Do not take their medications. We need to call a meeting of our skilled virologists, epidemiologists, and students of biology and chemistry. We need to give ourselves something better,” he said. “There are 14 therapies we can treat it with. The virus is a pestilence from Heaven. The only way to stop it is going to heaven.”
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According to a transcript by Revolt, Farrakhan said Dr. Anthony Fauci and billionaire-philanthropist Bill Gates are deceiving the world by urging widespread coronavirus vaccinations. He accused them of “plotting” to use a potential vaccine to reduce the Earth’s population.
“They’re making money now, plotting to give seven billion, five-hundred million people a vaccination. Dr. Fauci, Bill Gates and Melinda [Gates]— you want to depopulate the Earth. What the hell gave you that right? Who are you to sit down with your billion to talk about who can live, and who should die?”
Farrakhan, who is frequently accused of being anti-Semitic, also addressed criticism that he is a bigot.
“They tell lies to make you think I am a bigot or anti-Semite, so that you won’t listen to what I’m saying. So far they’ve been pretty successful,” he said. “If you really think I hate the Jewish people, you don’t know me at all. [I’ve never] uttered the words of death to the Jewish people.”