Louis Farrakhan, fiery Nation of Islam leader, said in an hour-long radio sit-down with Rock Newman that he “represents the messiah that has come to end this civilization.” He also accused the Jews of having mass control over Hollywood, the media and the banking system and called on fellow believers to boycott Christmas – at least, the spending part – in order to send a strong message to white and Jewish America about the need to share the pain of the black community. Farrakhan first cited Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to strike back at those who inflict injury with economic withdrawal and said:

“So we decided we’re not going to participate in spending our money on Christmas.” He clarified his followers would still celebrate the reason for Christmas – Jesus – but not participate in the national economy. “We intend to bring Jesus to the forefront and let the Caucasian that comes down from the North Pole take himself and his eight reindeer and go on back because we’re not setting our little black boys and girls on your lap asking you for what we want,” he said, in the radio interview. “We’re going to hold our dollars and put them in our pocket … every day from here to the end of the year. We’re not buying from you. … We need to redistribute the pain that we’re feeling. … We’re going to honor Christ in the way he should be honored and keep our money in our pocket.” CONTINUE