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Louis Farrakhan suggests ‘gang bangers’ could serve Nation of Islam

- The Washington Times - Monday, February 25, 2013

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said during Sunday's annual Saviours' Day convention in Chicago that "gang bangers" could serve a better purpose by training to become soldiers who protect his group's assets.

"All you gang bangers, we know you love to shoot, but you're killing yourselves," he said, according to a report by DNA Info. "All your weapons are illegal, and you're using them like savages."

Mr. Farrakhan, 79, said he was going to contact Chicago's gang leaders with a proposition, the report continued. His idea?

Since gang members are "natural soldiers," they could be instructed in "the science of war" and taught to protect the Nation of Islam's property and assets, he said, according to DNA Info.

During his speech, Mr. Farrakhan also called on the black community to pool their money and buy land in order to "control [the] means of production" of food and clothing, according to DNA Info.

"Even though one of our own has reached the highest pinnacle of the American political system, his presence has not, cannot and will not solve our problems," Mr. Farrakhan told the crowd of roughly 10,000, according to a report by Politico.

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