The Des Moines Register, Friday, January 2, 1998, Page 10A
THE REGISTER'S READERS SAY
Farrakhan's goal: World peaceMinister Louis Farrakhan's Third World Friendship Tour began in Mali, Africa, on Dec. 4, 1997, not in Iraq as was eroneously reported in The Register's Dec. 10 edition on Page 13A. Minister Farrakhan is on a 52-nation tour to promote world peace. Prior to his departure, he thoroughly briefed the State Department of his plans. Wire service accounts of Minister Farrakhan's every move are sent daily to the U.S. media (the public can also access the Farrakhan World Friendship Tour via our website, http://www.noiworldtour.org). The least the press could do is to report accurately, so that the American public is not unduly polarized.
-- Minister Preston Muhammad,
Minister Louis Farrakhan
and The Nation of Islam
2105 Forest Ave., Des Moines
He's free to condemn his country
I recently read Louis Farrakhan's
latest accusations equating sanctions being used for terrorism against the Muslim states.
What a joke this guy is. His constant rhetoric against the United States, the
Jews, etc., is getting old.
What were Farrakhan's feelings on the cowardly terrorists responsible for the World Trade Center bombing? Innocent lives were lost, but does he speak out against these acts?
I would like to remind Farrakhan the difference between our country and some of the Muslim states. Over here, he has the right to constantly put down America and still walk freely among the U.S. citizens.
Imagine if Farrakhan lived in places like Iraq or Iran and came over to America and said what a barbaric and ruthless country he lived in. I doubt very much Farrakhan would want to return there, and if he were crazy enough to do so, he would in all likelihood never be heard from again.
-- Jim Forkenbrock,
The Des Moines Register
Friday, January 2, 1998, Page 10A