Nation of Islam leader: God will punish Kilpatrick foes

Farrakhan in DetroitNation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan suggested God’s wrath awaits those responsible for former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s 28-year prison sentence for running city hall like a criminal enterprise.

“Those who have sentenced him will feel the weight of The Wrath of God for such evil done to a man who did not deserve anything like that!” Farrakhan posted on Faceboook on Friday.”Watch and see what will come to those who sought his destruction, and seek his destruction.”

But how much did Farrakhan really know about Kilpatrick?

In his Facebook statement, Farrakhan wrongly stated Kilpatrick was “the youngest mayor to be elected, to my knowledge, in this country.”

Kilpatrick, in fact, was 31 – far from the youngest mayor.

“He went to prison, he learned, and he came out stronger, older, wiser—so the Enemy fears such a man free,” Farrakhan posted. “So this type of sentencing is called ‘pile on.'”

Farrakhan added: “My brother will never fulfill that sentence.”

In Detroit over the summer, Farrakhan suggested that Kilpatrick’s imprisonment is part of a national plot to kick African Americans out of office.

Other stories about Farrakhan:

Nation of Islam Leader Saturday: Kwame Kilpatrick victim of FBI plot to remove black people from office

U.S. Rep. Conyers to Nation of Islam leader: Stop the racism, anti-Semitism & homophobia

Nation of Islam Leader suggests former mayor Kilpatrick is imprisoned because he’s black

9 quotes from Nation of Islam’s Farrakhan speech that won’t offend white people

Nation of Islam’s Farrakhan told black Detroiters to reclaim “our city”

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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

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