Al Jazerra to Include Louis Farrakhan in Discussion of US Islamaphobia Updated 9/14/2010

Posted on September 13, 2010


Today, leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, will be on al Jazeera’s Riz Khan to discuss Islamaphobia in the US.  The perennial radical leader, to our knowledge, will not be balanced on this program by any other US Muslim voice.  Here is the al Jazeera announcement:

Tension and acrimony marked the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the US. Relations between Muslims and people of other faiths appear to have slipped to a new low with the controversies over Quran-burning and the proposed Islamic centre near ‘ground zero’ in New York City.

The pastor of a small church in Florida threatened to burn copies of the Quran on 9/11 as a “lesson to radical Muslims worldwide” but backed down after intense pressure. However, copies of the Islamic holy book were desecrated in Manhattan and Tennessee.

Most people in the US also oppose a plan to build an Islamic centre near the site of the 9/11 attacks, which were carried out by Muslim extremists.

Americans say it would be insensitive to friends and relatives of nearly 3,000 people killed on the day.

On Monday’s Riz Khan we ask: Is the US becoming increasingly intolerant towards Islam?

Joining the show will be Louis Farrakhan, the leader of Nation of Islam.

You can join the conversation. Call in with your questions and comments on Monday, September 13, at our live time of 1630GMT. Repeats air at 2130GMT, and the next day at 0230GMT and 1130GMT.

Here is the video of  Minister Louis Farrakhan on al Jazerra 9/13/2010

Here, Osama Bin Laden talks extensively of his involvement in events surrounding 9/11: