Ebola Designed To Kill Black People, says Louis Farrakhan
“Another method (of depopulation) is disease infection through bio-weapons such as Ebola and AIDS, which are race targeting weapons. There is a weapon that can be put in a room where there are Black and White people, and it will kill only the Black and spare the White, because it is a genotype weapon that is designed for your genes, for your race, for your kind.” – Louis Farrakhan, September 30, 2014
My fellow skeptics, welcome to the world of the “reverend” Louis Farrakhan. If this is your first time hearing the name, then allow me to take a minute to get you up to speed. For everyone else, let’s review.
Wikipedia generously describes him , in part, as such: “Farrakhan is a black religious and social leader. Farrakhan has been both praised and widely criticized for his often controversial political views and outspoken rhetorical style. He has been criticized for remarks that have been perceived as antisemitic, anti-white and prejudiced against gays.”
His critics are unforgiving, and they only need to point to the “honorable minister’s” own words, which include the following:
“White people are potential humans – they haven’t evolved yet.”
“The Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man.”
“It seems like being gay or whatever sin you wish to be a part of is okay…but I have the duty to lift that gay person up to the standard to ask if they want to live the life that God wants them to or live the lifestyle that they want to live.”
And there is more. Lots more. These barely scratch the surface, and his worldview includes some of the regular topics we tackle on The Skeptics’ Guide, such as extra-terrestrials and 9/11 conspiracies (care to guess how he feels about these topics?)
The other day, Farrakhan’s latest vomit-fest titled: Justifiable Homicide: Black youth in peril, ‘An Executive Decision’ part II, suggests that Ebola (along with AIDS) are controlled by white people with the purpose of murdering black people. He has no scientific evidence to support his claim, the claim is illogical on many levels, and his entire premise is so saturated with biases that it is technically impossible for this to be anything other than one (very loud) man’s opinion. None of it passes the most cursory observations of claims analysis.
Racism and conspiracy theories are a terrible mixture, and when you have the ear of a community that is tens of thousands strong (more likely that hundreds of thousands of people pay some level of attention to Farrakhan) then it is prudent for us as skeptics to pay closer attention to their words and actions. Farrakhan and his community deserve more direct criticism from the skeptic community. We are very good at pointing out the various kinds of damage being caused by the likes of a Dr. Oz or an Oprah Winfrey on our society, millions of viewers at a time. Louis Farrakhan deserves a similar level of attention and derision. He may not have the same number of “followers” as some other favorite targets of skeptics, but his brand of hatred and anti-science warrants more public criticism than the skeptic community has afforded to date.