Louis Farrakhan’s “Fruit of Islam” Paramilitary Thugs Skirmish With Obama’s Secret Service Back In The Old Neighborhood

As you’ve no doubt heard, rather than stay in DC and visit Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day,  the President opted to travel to Chicago, back to his house in the old neighborhood:

Byron York covered a minor bruhaha that occurred while the Obama family was enjoying  BBQ at friend and treasurer for Organizing For America, Marty Nesbitt’s house

President Obama’s home is in the same Chicago neighborhood as Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.  On Saturday night, the overlapping of Obama’s and Farrakhan’s worlds made for a strange, and sometimes testy, encounter between the Secret Service, the press corps covering the president, and the paramilitary security force, the Fruit of Islam, surrounding Farrakhan.

The encounter was written up — for distribution to the press, not necessarily for publication — by the New York Times’ Jackie Calmes.  It began a little after 4:00 p.m. when Obama and his family walked to the nearby home of longtime friend Marty Nesbitt for a backyard cookout.  It just so happens that Nesbitt lives across the street from Farrakhan.

After an initial misunderstanding,  one of the Secret Service guys explained to the Fruits of Islam guys that they weren’t interested in what was going on at Farrakhan’s house…

The man is back to pacing and talking on his cell, walkie-talkie in hand.

A co-pooler searched the Internet for the address and found it listed on a Web site called NotForTourists and another called Taxexemptworld.com. Indeed, another pooler found a county Web site that confirmed this property is tax exempt for being a religious institution.

Reinforcements arrived — three men in T-shirts reading “Wide or Die!” One surly man has been staring daggers at us. Asked if this is Minister Farrakhan’s house, he just stared at your pooler. Asked again, he said, “I don’t have no comment.”

At nearly 8 p.m. local time we are still holding while POTUS and family remain at the Nesbitts.

More time passed.  The men in T-shirts were joined by even more men,  from the Fruit of Islam, Farrakhan’s security force.

Continue reading at The Examiner.

The bizarre standoff finally ended at 10:33 pm.

Gabriel Malor summed it all up quite nicely at AoSHQ:

Paranoia? Check.
Paramilitary? Check.
Religious? Check.
Not paying taxes? Check.

I think the press found Napolitano’s extremists.


Flashback: Obama 1995: (Obama goes to the million man march).

Radicals, Terrorists And Tyrants Of The World Root For Obama

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18 thoughts on “Louis Farrakhan’s “Fruit of Islam” Paramilitary Thugs Skirmish With Obama’s Secret Service Back In The Old Neighborhood

  1. So, if a bus of people show up in front of your house and hang out, it scares you enough to send out the security guards? Guess these reporters are even worse than the union mob that stormed the banker’s house!


  2. Every time I see the phrase “Fruit of Islam” I think of Fruit of the Loom underwear. Don’t know why. I suppose it might be because the islam fruit is always wearing a funny costume just like the actors in those old commercials.


  3. As a black man, I decided years ago I would never wear a bow tie again as long as it was associated with the Nation of Islam. I never want to be mistaken for those guys.


  4. The “fruit” is the edible portion of a plant that is usually sweet to the taste. The Fruit of Islam (the root meaning of which is “peace”) are constantly striving to represent our faith and our Leader, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, in the best possible manner. If you were to ask Minister Farrakhan’s neighbors, including Mr. Nesbitt, about our presence in the area, they would surely say that we give them a sense of safety. In securing Minister Farrakhan and the National House of the Nation of Islam, we are also obliged to ensure that the people and property surrounding the National House are also secure.


  5. Imagine that, a neighborhood that feels safer when folks are carrying guns (legally I hope)!

    Hi NiceDeb, I searched the Atlanta paper online and in the print editions and could find no mention of the black power convention held here in Atlanta over the weekend. Thanks for the tipoff last week.


  6. je suis du malgrebe marocain (famille riginel )je dit que tous ces arabe devrait bouger leur cul et de soutenire lansegnement de l honnorable elijah muhammad


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  8. Paramilitary:
    Noun – a group of civilians organized in a military fashion

    Fruit of Islam:
    The Fruit of Islam (FOI), or “Fruit” for short, is the male-only paramilitary wing of the Nation of Islam (NOI). The Fruit of Islam wear distinctive blue or white uniforms and caps and have units at all NOI temples. Louis Farrakhan, as head of the Nation of Islam, is commander-in-chief of the Fruit of Islam, and his son, Mustapha Farrakhan Sr, is second in command. The women’s counterpart to the Fruit of Islam is Muslim Girls Training (MGT).

    The Fruit of Islam draws its membership from male members in Nation of Islam temples. While NOI does not release membership figures, estimates for total membership in the NOI range from 10,000 to 50,000.

    Sounds paramilitary to me.



  9. The Nation of Islam or/and Fruit of Islam does not carry weapons! secondly it seems apparent that white america is extremely angry and upset that a black man is more (or at very min.. as) protected then the POTUS lmaooooo and the pope……… go try and get to close to the popes living quarters or POTUS “living quarters” not just the white house. see what happens.


  10. Why didn’t Muhammad Ali (who floats like a butterflly and stings like a bee-house for sale, I know, priced too high) arrive from down the street also. Jessie Jackson could have turned a corner, walked a few blocks and told them I am Operation Rainbow and no Pushing allowed.


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