Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam (respectfully referred to as "Minister Farrakhan" by our president), is defending Gaddafi -- and received $8 million dollars from the Libyan dictator. Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun-Times reports:
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan defended Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi as a "brother" during a two-hour news conference on Thursday, while refraining from condemning President Obama personally for America's support of the rebels. (snip)
Gadhafi has been a friend and financial benefactor of the group since 1971 when he loaned the Nation of Islam $3 million to purchase the building that became the national headquarters for the Nation of Islam.
In a column that appeared in the organization's Final Call newspaper in 2009, Farrakhan claimed that Gadhafi also loaned the group $5 million for "economic development, then forgave the loan."
Farrakhan is a Hyde Park neighbor of the president ("just a guy in the neighborhood"?) and a close friend of Jeremiah Wright, the president's longtime pastor and spiritual mentor. Reportedly, Obama attended Farrakhan's "Million Man March" on Washington.
Has Trinity United Church of Christ, which the president attended for two decades, received any money from Gaddafi?