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Farrakhan comes in on Sunday

President of the Clement Payne Movement, David Comissiong (left), leader  of the Nation of Islam study group in Barbados, Miles Muhammed, and leading officer in the movement, Thelma Gill-Barnett, yesterday announcing Louis Farrakhan’s visit to Barbados.

By Maria Bradshaw | Thu, November 22, 2012 - 12:05 AM

LEADER OF THE NATION OF ISLAM, Louis Farrakhan, will be arriving in Barbados on Sunday for a week’s visit as part of the second phase of a Caribbean tour.

The outspoken religious and social leader will be having a number of meetings with various sectors, including business, students and the public.

The announcement of his visit was made yesterday at the Clement Payne Centre by the local organizing committee headed by president of the Clement Payne Movement, David Comissiong, leading officer Thelma Gill-Barnett and leader of the Nation of Islam study group in Barbados, Miles Muhammad.

Comissiong said Farrakhan, 80, was on a five-nation Caribbean tour, which began yesterday in Grenada, and will include Barbados, Dominica, the United States Virgin Islands, Belize and The Bahamas.

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Posted by Tony Webster 1 year, 5 months ago
And?

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 5 months ago
Oh YESSS!
We definitely need Farrakhan here! - NOOOT!

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Posted by Payel Garcia 1 year, 5 months ago
What was the association of Clement Payne to Islam?

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Posted by D. Stoute 1 year, 5 months ago
Is my memory correct in thinking that Farrakhan was the one they used to call "The Mighty Charmer? Anyone old enough to know?? I'm asking for a little history if anyone knows -- although when I ask for history I seem to get in trouble around here.

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Posted by RANDY BRIDGEMAN 1 year, 5 months ago
Louis Farrakhan is a well-know religio-political firebrand in the US. While his analyses of the condition of some members of the African branch of the human family tree may possess some degree of accuracy, his prescriptions for remediation are way off, in this writer's opinion. Of course Mr. Farrakhan has the right to hold/express his views. Similarly, those who object to them have a right to voice theirs as well.


Perhaps what the Christian community in Barbados ought to do is first of all pray as we're commanded. Then some could visit the sites where Mr. Farrakhan will be speaking to take the opportunity to peacefully assemble while passing out tracts to those who will take them. Christians will know that our Holy Bible teaches that truth will triumph over lies/falsehoods. This is what we should be proclaiming without fail.

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Posted by Olutoye WALROND 1 year, 5 months ago
Louis Farrakhan is a rare breath of fresh air in a society where everyone is frightened of both the man and his shadow. He voices his views without fear of, or deference to anyone, and that is partly what I admire him for.

Mr. Stoute, he is not the same person as Charmer, who was a Barbadian; and Mr. Bridgeman, more lies have been told in the name of Christianity than any other name. So there is no need to hand out any more tracts. We've heard it all.

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Posted by MIKE LINDO 1 year, 5 months ago
Radical Islam in bed with the supposedly progressive left.This shows how desperate the left is for allies since the fall of Communism.The left is willing to court any group in their effort to defeat the West.How revealing!

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Posted by RANDY BRIDGEMAN 1 year, 5 months ago
Mr. Walrond, "come now and let's reason together."Because lies may have been told in the name of Christianity doesn't erase the veracity of our Faith. Because some may have used it for monetary gain and/or other selfish benefit doesn't mean that Christianity is intrinsically bad per se. Because some may wish it away doesn't mean that it will go the way of false doctrine/teachers, deceivers and the like.

Since the advent of man, countless people have taken good things, distorted them and misused them. But Mr. Walrond, "truth crushed to the earth shall rise again." We have read eyewitness accounts of our beloved Messiah, the embodiment/personification of truth, Jesus Christ, who perished on a cross a little over 2,000 years ago so that skeptics such as yourself may know the truth. Prior to His crucifixion, this same Jesus said "I am the Way, the TRUTH and the Life (John 14:6).

You appeared to be speaking for the people of Barbados when you wrote: "So there is no need to hand out any more tracts. We've heard it all." You should know that if the Lord GOD Almighty commands some of His Redeemed people in B'dos to hand out tracts, it will be done. Bajans are smart people. They're quite capable of making up their own minds. Don't try to speak for them or hinder the work of the Holy Spirit.

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Posted by young dennis 1 year, 5 months ago
FARRAKHAN bring your words and enlighten the youths 'liming' on the block...feed them your 1988 speech about the 'upliftment' of one's mind.

WELCOME...

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 5 months ago
MINISTER FARRAKHAN IS A SON OF THE SOIL, RAISED BY A SINGLE MOTHER OF CARIBBEAN DECSENDENCY,HE HAS MUCH TO GIVE, I REMEMBER ONCE I WENT TO HEAR HIM SPEAK, HIS DOOR KEEPERS TOOK AWAY MY CIGARETTES,BECAUSE THEY WOULD HAVE A NEGATIVE AFFECT TO THE ATMOSPHERE, I HAVE NOT SMOKED IN OVER 20 YEARS

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Posted by blu 13 1 year, 5 months ago
Yes Farrakhan performed in the States as Mighty Charmer, different from the Bajan Mighty Charmer (Leopold Kirton) who was of the same era as Da Costa Allamby

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 5 months ago
@ Randy Bridgeman
Why do you think it necessary to call on Christians to interfere with Minister Farrakhan's visit to Barbados for whatever reason/s by visiting "the sites where Mr. Farrakhan will be speaking" and distributing tracts?

Why must you, under the cloak of being a Christian, spew such intolerance for persons who do not follow teachings of the Holy Bible?

The Koran (Qur'an) has its own life's principles and Pillars. Why can't Islam and Christianity coexist in this world?

I really worry about people of your ilk who openly display such intolerance for other beliefs and ways of life.

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Posted by RANDY BRIDGEMAN 1 year, 5 months ago
Mr. Harper, you're barking up the wrong tree. I didn't suggest that Christians should enter the edifices where the minister may be speaking to protest, or in any way, disrupt proceedings. Had I done so, it would be a clear case of interference as you charged. Give me a little credit for courtesy and respect.

I merely suggested that some Christians should perhaps take advantage of our right to peacefully assemble in order to pass out tracts to anyone who will take them. By doing so, we won't be forcing anything on anyone as receiving of tracts would be voluntary. If a person didn't desire to take one, he/she wouldn't. How difficult could this be to comprehend? We seek to share the Gospel as our Lord commands knowing full well that the Holy Spirit -and not us- performs the spiritual surgery necessary for salvation on whom He will.

Tolerating another person's religion is Biblical, but doesn't imply acceptance. That is, while I respect the right of another to hold beliefs contrary to a Christian's, I'm not required to believe as he/she does. But Christians are called to live in peace with everyone, irrespective of beliefs. This is what all Christians should be practicing.

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 4 months ago
Mr Bridgeman, just leave Mr Farrakhan alone to do his thing. No matter how you try to paint it, it amounts to interference in his right to speak as an invited guest to our country.

He is not here to preach anarchy or spread social destruction, but rather, speak to the upliftment of a people with vast potential. Which part of that offends you?

He may not be Bible-thumping like you do but somewhere in his message has value. He said this country needs to move away from simply being a service economy to fulfill its true potential...and assume its role to lead the region to greater things.


Use this occasion to feed the hungry or help a group of children with their homework, and show what Christianity is all about.

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Posted by Olutoye WALROND 1 year, 4 months ago
Carl Harper, I think your attempt to reason with Mr. Randy Bridgeman is doomed to failure. It is ironic, given what the originator of Christianity taught, but many Christians are of the view that their religious beliefs should be forced down our throats, whether we like it or not.

For why, indeed, would Mr. Bridgeman choose events at which Mr. Farrakhan is speaking to distribute his literature? Why didn't he suggest this be done on Broad Street? The answer is simple: in spite of all the talk Mr. Bridgeman puts down about Christians being "called to live in peace with everyone, irrespective of beliefs" they often practise the opposite.

It's the kind of peace that obtains once the prey is inside the lion's belly.

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Posted by D. Stoute 1 year, 4 months ago
@Blu13: Thank you for the info. I know somewhere in the back of my brain I had stowed away some information that he performed as "The Mighty Charmer" many years ago. I must say if he is 80 years old and that is a recent picture, then he must be doing something right, because he looks really good.

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