Posted on September 14, 2005

Farrakhan Visits Charlotte, Criticizes Federal Response

Anna Crowley, WCNC (Charlotte), Sept. 12

Minister Louis Farrakhan was very critical of the Red Cross and FEMA response to hurricane Katrina.

Minister Louis Farrakhan was in Charlotte Monday to rally support for his Millions More March. However, he did have some choice words about the response to Hurricane Katrina victims, some of whom are staying at the Charlotte Coliseum.

Farrakhan’s been traveling across the country to visit shelters like the one that is set up at the coliseum. He said he’s not happy with the job the American Red Cross is doing.

He had harsh words for FEMA too. But that was just the warm up. Farrakhan also shared his thoughts on how the levee breached in the first place.

“I heard from a very reliable source who saw a 25 foot deep crater under the levee breach. It may have been blown up to destroy the black part of town and keep the white part dry,” Farrakhan said.