Reading for Comprehension

Barack Obama’s former pastor and current ‘spiritual adviser’ on September 16, 2001 said the following:

I heard Ambassador Peck on an interview yesterday. Did anybody else see him or hear him? He was on Fox news. This is a White man and he was upsetting the Fox news commentators to no end. He pointed out. You see him John? A White man he pointed out –an Ambassador! He pointed out that what Malcolm X said when he got silenced by Elijah Mohammad was in fact true. America’s Chickens are coming home to roost!

Read it again if you are unsure, but is plainly clear that Reverend Wright is quoting Malcolm X, an American Black Muslim minister and a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. He is not quoting Ambassador Peck.

This is the context of the Malcolm X quotation:

When asked for a comment about the assassination of President Kennedy in November 1963, Malcolm said that it was a case of “the chickens coming home to roost.” He added that “Chickens coming home to roost never made me sad. It only made me glad.” This remark prompted a widespread public outcry. The Nation of Islam publicly censured their former shining star. Although Malcolm retained his post and rank as minister, Elijah Muhammad banned him from public speaking for 90 days.

2 Responses to “Reading for Comprehension”

  1. angryxtian Says:

    Great picture!

  2. Ed Darrell Says:

    Of course, Wright’s views were echoed by Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell on 9/11 — did you criticize them the same way?

    If not, why the hypocrisy?

    I’ve searched your site, can’t find it.

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