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05-15-2007, 09:03 PM
Minister Farrakhan Speaks About The State Of Hip Hop And His Current
Health Status Pt. 1
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Through samples, through peace meetings and through friendships The
Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been speaking to Hip-Hop for
decades. Today, with his health not as certain, Minister Farrakhan
speaks to Hip-Hop. Minister Farrakhan's words at the Saviours Day 2007
convention in Detroit, MI stressed unity of race and religion. Though
the politics may not have changed, the walls that may have pushed some
away come down with this perceived new attitude. Perhaps these new
reflections stem from an 14-hour operation in January that had many,
including Minister Farrakhan's family, concerned with the prospects of
death for the 74 year-old leader and orator. AllHipHop.com spoke to
The Minister shortly after Saviours' Day, a February 26 holiday within
the Nation Of Islam, to honor founder Wallace Fard Muhammad's birth.
Shortly after his Saviours' Day Message perhaps his last major
speaking event, the Minister stressed the importance of health for all
people, as he segued into the forthcoming discussion on Hip-Hop and
leadership to people of all colors.

AllHipHop.com: It's amazing that given that all you have been through,
you still had the strength to deliver the Saviours' Day message.

Minister Farrakhan: That was a miracle. I did CNN the other day and in
the middle of the interview, brother Don Lemon just laughed and said,
"Brother, have you been faking us out? You're voice is so strong and
you look so well." And I had awakened that morning with the thought
that people might think that because I looked so well and sounded so
strong, that I was actually part of a ruse of some kind of game. But I
wanted the world to know that is the miracle of the prayers and the
answering of the prayers by the Almighty Creator.And the people that
prayed for me they weren't just Muslims. Muslims prayed for me all
over the world, but my Christian family prayed for me and pastors took
their congregations on prayers and fasts. Both Whites and Blacks
prayed for my recovery. Jews and rabbis prayed for me. The Hebrew
Israelites in Israel, Africa and America prayed for me. There were
Buddhists and Yogis and their meditation, they prayed for me, all
faiths and races prayed for me. I thank Almighty God that he has given
me a message that is universal in its scope and universal in its power
to heal the human condition.

AllHipHop.com: At Saviours' Day, you stressed religious unity
throughout the world, but that religion was one of the reasons the
world was at war. What is your take on the three religions and what is
it that's driving them to fight each other ?

Minister Farrakhan: From the perspective of The Holy Qu'ran, which is
the book of scripture for the Muslims, it teaches us that the religion
of God is one. All the prophets taught the same religion. You can tell
the sameness of the religion not by the name, but the principles that
each religion practices. Belief in God, belief in the scriptures,
belief in the hereafter, belief in the resurrection. Prayer, fasting,
charity and the struggle of the human being against the evil of self
and the evil of others. This was taught by all of the prophets, from
Abraham to Muhammad. And The Qu'ran teaches that we did not become
divided until after revelation came to us, splitting up our religion
into sects and parties.At the root of the split is envy. One brother
against another. So the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims are the
three monotheistic expressions from the root, which is Abraham. And
each one of these expressions has been split up by Satan. And it is
written in The Qu'ran that Satan would come to us from before us, from
behind us, from our left side and our right side and he would make
most deviate. So here there are Jews, but they have deviated from
God's law taught by Moses and the prophets sent to the children of
Israel. Here we have Christians and who have deviated from Jesus. We
love his name, we love him, but we are not practicing the life that
Jesus lived and practiced among us. Here we have Muslims but we have
deviated from the path of the prophet Muhammad and we are not
following the noble example he set for us during his life among
us.Today, the coming of one called the "Mahdi;" the coming of one
called the Christ is the individual that will restore the purity of
religion. And from The Bible's perspective, there will be one faith,
one lord and one baptism. And if Christians and Muslims and Jews began
to deal with the things that have crept in to divide us and clean up
the religion and come back to the purity of the teachings of those
religions, then we could establish the kingdom of God on earth and run
Satan completely off the planet.

AllHipHop.com: Do you think there's a messiah upon us our coming ?

Minister Farrakhan: The messiah we believe is present in the world.
The second coming of Christ, which all the prophecies have predicted
is upon us. Right now, among the Jews, there's division. Because some
Jews want to sanctify by the law, gay and lesbian and same sex unions
and to ordain gay and lesbian rabbis, while there are other Jews that
want to stick by the religious law. The same thing in Christianity. We
are being divided over moral issues and Satan has made immoral things
fair seeming, so the house of religion is divided.It's the same in the
religion of Islam. There are those who want to go back to the purity
of the faith and follow the Sunnah or the example of the prophet,
while there are others who want to mix secular teachings with the
purity of The Qu'ran. These divisions show that the Jesus the world is
looking for is in the world because he said "Think not that I come to
bring peace, nay, a sword. I come to set the mother in law against the
daughter in law, the son in law against the father in law, the mother
against the daughter and they of a man's own household will be their
worst enemy."Even among the gangs, the gangs are split up. They are
selling drugs and we are even killing ourselves over a convoluted
sense of what's right and what's wrong. Since I am talking to my
beloved young brothers and sisters, you see the record executives
don't give a dog gone about right and wrong. They will make you a
multi-millionaire calling your women the B name and the whore name.
And using MF and using the N word, because they want to promote our
degradation and make it so, lucrative to do it, that you have a
reluctance to change, even though the people are hungering and
thirsting for something better. So when Kanye West did "Jesus Walks"
and it became a hit, it's because there's a hunger, there's a thirst
and most of the rappers don't know that there's a vacuum of leadership
in the Black community. The Black people are not listening to their
preachers, they're not listening to their politicians, they're
listening to their rappers.

AllHipHop.com: How is your health?

Minister Farrakhan: I am doing much better than I was prior to the operation.

AllHipHop.com: I read that it was a lengthy surgical process you went
through. You had prostate cancer, correct?

Minister Farrakhan: The prostate cancer was destroyed by the radiated
seed implantation. But there were so many seeds implanted that the
radiation opened up a fistula or a hole that connected the urethra
with the colon. That hole, we tried to patch in 2000, after The
Million Family March and we thought we were successful. But four
months later, we found that the patch did not work, so there was urine
coming down the anal channel. I wanted to have a colonoscopy in order
to see how my colon was doing; unfortunately, the radiation had made
the tissue so weak that the probe more than likely is what caused an
ulcer to develop in the anal channel. So as long as urine was coming
down across the ulcer, the ulcer would never heal. And then of course
with communication between the colon and the urethra, I constantly had
E-coli bacteria from the colon in the urine and we had used up every
type of antibiotic to kill the E-coli except two. We had 16
antibiotics, and I had become resistant to 14. We only had two strains
left. And after you exhaust those, death is natural. I was in so much
pain and was losing so much weight, that I was forced to take the
serious operation, otherwise I probably would have died sometime this
year.

AllHipHop.com: Do you think that high level or implanted radiated
seeds were deliberate in your surgery?

Minister Farrakhan: I can't say that for sure because that would
castigate my doctors and the memories of them. I think that may have
been sincere, however when the cancer came back they put so many
radiated seeds there the effect of it is my destruction. It bothered
me when I went in the hospital in 1999 and CNN, The New York Times and
others were planning to release my obituary. I wanted to know what
they knew, that they thought for certain that I was going to die. Even
this time, it was like a deathwatch. So many people prayed for me all
over the world. God heard their prayers and our prayers and brought me
back. My doctors were quite conservative. They knew the operation went
well but they were concerned because with such a major operation that
was so complex in its nature that held me on the table for 14 hours,
they thought there might be a glitch were I develop a fever, or
internal bleeding, so they didn't want to declare the operation a
complete success.They told my family that they were cautiously
optimistic. So when I went for my six-week check up after the
operation, the doctor said they watched my recovery and it was nothing
short of miraculous. I still have issues that I have to be watchful
of. They found another cancer in the colon as they were removing the
prostate. They cut that cancer out, but they want to make sure there's
no cancer anywhere else. I thank God for bringing me thus far along
they way. I thank all those who prayed and fasted for my recovery.

AllHipHop.com: Prostate and colon cancer is high in the Black
community. What were the signs that made you notice something was
wrong ? What kind of advice do you have for young males who may need
to go and get checked?

Minister Farrakhan: When I was 42 years old and I was the minister in
New York City, I went to my doctor for an examination. And he said,
"Farrakhan, have you ever had a prostate examination?" I said, "No. I
never did." He said, "Well, I better give you one, because you are at
the age where you should have a prostate examination." So he did a
digital examination, which is to put the finger in the rectum to feel
the prostate. And he said, "Oh brother, your prostate is like
16-year-old."I was 42 then. And I never had another until I was 58
years old. And when I went to my doctor for another problem, he gave
me another examination and I could see in his face that he saw
something. He said, "Maybe your prostate is a little swollen, so I am
going to give you some medicine and come back in three days and let's
see if your prostate has gone down." When I came back in three days,
the prostate had not gone down, so they took the blood test, which
every young Black person, or White person, should take at the age of
35 years old. I wouldn't advise you to wait until 40, because if you
catch it early, you can overcome it.Too many of us are dying from
prostate cancer, because we feel a little timid about letting a doctor
put his finger in our rectum to feel the prostate. But I say to all my
young brothers, early detection could save your life. I was 58 when
they discovered it and I took the necessary steps. Our great brother
Kwame Toure (Stokely Charmichael) found out early that he had problems
with his prostate, but he did nothing about it until later on. But the
cancer began to spread, and so he took all kinds of medication and
what not, and it was too late. And cancer robbed us of the brilliance
of Kwame Toure.And I would say to all my brothers and sisters, go and
get tested. Instead of paying so much money for what we call 'designer
shoes,' 'designer clothes,' the nicest this and that, just get a
cheaper pair of shoes. And once a year, you spend some money to get a
full examination. The same with the sisters. The moment you find you
have something and deal with it, the greatest chance of our survival.
May God bless us to develop the strength and the courage to save the
money to get that kind of test at least once a year.

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