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Farrakhan meddling, out of order

Published:Monday | October 20, 2014 | 10:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I'm not even sure why Jamaica was chosen for this Nation of Islam Million Man March meeting, but if freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion are what it's all about, I suppose there's no harm done. Not until Nation of Islam controversial leader Louis Farrakhan took to the podium and started speaking.

There is a reason why this leader is considered controversial and divisive. I saw brief footage online where he spoke at the meeting about our governor general being "a nice man", who is also the Queen's representative, which we all know. But when he went on to say that we should be able to handle "our" own business, which is what Independence means, he crossed the line.

This is not your business, Mr Farrakhan! This is the problem with some of these fanatics. They like to preach and incite division and fear, and disguise their message with all type of meddling.

Farrakhan was out of order, and someone should call him out for this. I am sure by the end of his visit, there will be much more!

P. CHIN

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