Notorious anti-Semite and leader of the Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan led Iranians in the chant “Death to America” while on a solidarity visit to the Islamic Republic, reported The Algemeiner.
The visit came ahead of the re-imposition of crushing U.S. sanctions against Iran scheduled to go into effect today, November 5.
The event featuring Farrakhan was held on Sunday, November 4, the 39th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979.
Farrakhan also led the crowd in the chant “Death to Israel.” He recently referred to Jews as the “synagogue of Satan” and “termites.”
Crushing new U.S. sanctions will hit Iran’s oil, energy and shipping sectors, as well as the country’s financial markets.
Farrakhan has been feted in the U.S. by prominent women “activists” including sharia-apologist Linda Sarsour and her co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, Tamika Mallory, who praised Farrakhan as GOAT (Greatest of All Time).
Sarsour has appeared with Farrakhan at an event and refused to condemn him.
Referring to America as the “enemy,” Farrakhan declared in Iran, “America has never been a democracy.”
“I understand how the enemies have plotted against the Iranian people and I would like to stay alongside you to stop their plots,” Farrakhan said at a meeting with an Iranian government ministers, according to the Iranian news outlet Mehr.
Farrakhan ripped into America’s support for Saudi Arabia, Iran’s mortal enemy, declaring, “Satan [America] seeks to divide Muslims and wants them to kill each other, while God tells us in the Quran to be united.”
Speaking to students at the University of Tehran’s law school, Farrakhan railed against Israel, praised women’s rights in Iran and lauded the mandatory hijab rule in the Islamic Republic.
Trump’s new sanctions against Iran come at the same time as the U.S. scales back its military presence in the Middle East in line with foreign policy promises Trump made while campaigning for president.
For the first time in twenty years, as of last March, the U.S. has no aircraft carrier strike group in the Persian Gulf. In addition, the U.S. is cutting the number of its Patriot missile-defense systems in the Middle East.
While Trump hits Iran economically – aiming to curtail all Iranian oil exports, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – analysts say he is empowering U.S. allies Israel and Saudi Arabia militarily to keep Iran in check in Syria and Yemen, respectively.
This frees America’s military assets to concentrate on threats from Russia and China, according to commentators.
Trump’s intention in the Middle East is to help America’s allies by choking off Iran’s source of funding for its foreign wars, thereby crippling Iran’s ability to wreak havoc in the Middle East.