Breitbart: National of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan denied Wednesday that he ever led chants of “Death to America” while on a solidarity trip to Iran, claiming that he had merely asked how to pronounce the phrase in Farsi.
Breitbart News was among many publications that reported Farrakhan’s remarks, citing Iranian media sources.
A video of Farrakhan saying “Death to Israel” at the University of Tehran was also circulated on social media.
In a press statement on the Nation of Islam website, Farrakhan slammed “misreporting in U.S., British and Jewish publications,” and explained that he was merely exercising free speech and engaging in dialogue with students. He also declared: “I am not and have never been an enemy to America, nor the people of America.” more here