Farrakhan Impacts CDC Protest
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, CASCADE PRESS, Nation of Islam Messenger, the Honorable Louis Farrakhan is impacting today’s protest in front of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.
A strong contingent of Farrakhan’s members joined groups protesting in front of the CDC this morning around 7:00 am. The protest is slated to run until 2 pm.
The Black Muslims along with several other groups are demanding that the CDC require drug manufacturers to remove mercury and other toxic materials from medicine. Also, they want to see more oversight of the CDC with respect to restricting the ability of pharmaceutical executives from sitting on the Board of Directors of the CDC. In addition to eliminating the ability of the CDC to profit from the drugs they regulate.
At the center of this protest is the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, which protesters say is a major contributor of Autism in children. Members from Vax Truth, the National Vaccine Information Center, among others are participating in this three day event. Historically, these groups have not had many black members among their ranks. They have been fighting to protect the nation’s children largely without any assistance from the black community.
But that all changed when Robert F. Kennedy, an outspoken proponent for more oversight over the work of the CDC spoke with Farrakhan about a report from a psychologist and epidemiologist at the CDC who testified before a congressional committee that the MMR vaccine led to a high rate of Autism in black boys. Oddly, this report was not introduced into the public record and much of it was shredded. It is believed that 160 pages of this report still remains and activists are demanding the release of this portion of the destroyed report.
Julianna Pearce, a mother of three children came from California for the protest, she said that she was “Pleased that Farrakhan has joined the protest today. I welcome the participation of his group.”
However, neither Farrakhan or Kennedy were present at this morning’s rally. Kennedy is expected to give the keynote address in a demonstration in Grant Park on tomorrow. According to the local Mosque, Farrakhan is not expected in Atlanta this weekend.
Pearce, explained she became involved in this movement when her son develop a severe rash within 72 hours of receiving the MMR vaccine. “He was 23 months old, he lost his voice. I did not think he was going to make it.This was back in 2000. The CDC took a biopsy from him back then, so they have known for a long time that this is a toxic vaccine,” she said.
Marcella Piper-Terry, founder of Vax Truth.Org from Evansville, Indiana said she became involved in the fight to regulate the vaccination industry when her daughter had a near fatal experience following a vaccination.
“At first I did not know what was taking place, but then I started researching the ingredients in the vaccines. I was appalled to find that many of these items have not been tested for safety before the CDC allowed the drug companies to put them on the market,” she said.
Piper-Terry, who has a Masters of Science degree in Science, will speak at the Grant Park rally tomorrow. She said that she welcomed the participation of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. “I think when he learned of the alarming rate of Autism in black boys from the MMR vaccine, he felt that he had to join with us,” she said.
“What happens is they make these vaccines from human embryos by mixing the male and female DNA together. The result is a large percentage of black male babies are confused about their sexual identity. Another problem for black people is that by mixing the male and female DNA to develop these vaccines, when people are vaccinated with them, these drugs weakens the auto immune system. We are finding that black people have disproportionate incidences of auto immune system problems than other racial groups,” Piper-Terry said.
Farrakhan was represented at the rally by Minister Tony Muhammad. He said, “Congress should investigate the CDC so we can determine what is in these drugs. Atlanta is the launching pad for this vaccine movement. We are asking the Attorney General to do an independent investigation and to bring somebody up on charges. So many black, brown and yellow children have been effected and something has to be done about it.”
The weekend rally will conclude with an Interfaith Prayer Service Sunday at Mosque Number 15 on Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta.