Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has said “the Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man.” This week, Democrats came under fire for their connections to the minister, but you’d think at least school would be a safe haven from Farrakhan supporters, right?
Well, Chris Blanks volunteers at and sits on the discipline committee of Waukegan Public School District in Illinois, reported The Daily Caller News Foundation. Blanks is a huge supporter of Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Here he is with the minister and last week he said “love, life and liberation to the honorable Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.” Then he said that a parent and teacher advocacy group that criticized him knows “absolutely nothing about this man they claim is a hater.”
Now, Farrakhan isn’t just a fan of Hitler. The minister thinks Hezbollah terrorists are freedom fighters. He’s informed us that “white people are potential humans — they haven’t evolved yet.” Farrakhan also mentioned “The Mother Wheel is a heavily armed spaceship the size of a city, which will rain destruction upon white America but save those who embrace the Nation of Islam.”
Even the Southern Poverty Law Center, which typically focuses only on right-wing extremism, has an entry for the Nation of Islam, saying the group’s “theology of innate black superiority over whites and the deeply racist, antisemitic and anti-LGBT rhetoric of its leaders have earned the NOI a prominent position in the ranks of organized hate.”
A search for “Christopher Blanks” in the Lake County, Illinois court system returns around 50 results for traffic violations, domestic battery, and controlled substance felonies. And yet this is the dude Waukegan public schools has sitting on its discipline committee deciding how children are punished. Pretty strange.