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September 13, 2005
Farrakhan Craters On Katrina

Louis Farrakhan brought his normal measured rationality to the issues surrounding the devastation tonight in Charlotte, North Carolina. He told his audience, gathered to raise relief funds for the victims of Katrina and the subsequent flooding in New Orleans, that evidence showed that the levee had been blown up to kill black people and keep whites alive (h/t: CQ reader Rick S):

He had harsh words for FEMA too. But that was just the warm up. Farrakhan also shared his thoughts on how the levee breached in the first place.

"I heard from a very reliable source who saw a 25 foot deep crater under the levee breach. It may have been blown up to destroy the black part of town and keep the white part dry," Farrakhan said.

Gilton Balanos lived in the very neighborhood Farrakhan was talking about.

"I think that's ludicrous," Balanos said. "When this happened we were caught by surprise. Individuals, the government and everybody were caught by surprise."

I know that expecting rational discourse from Farrakhan equates to anticipating coherence from Ted Kennedy, but this just beggars belief. In the middle of a category 4 hurricane, Farrakhan believes that the government snuck out to the levees, planted bombs, and blew up a levee with enough force to leave a 25-foot crater ... and that the water would somehow find all of the African-Americans?

The sad fact that Farrakhan has any following at all should embarrass anyone remotely connected to his supporters.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at September 13, 2005 9:37 PM

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