Ahmadinejad Met With New Black Panthers, Farrakhan In New York

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September 27, 2010 11:04 a.m.
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with Louis Farrakhan and members of the New Black Panther Party during his trip to the U.S., the New York Post reported.

During his trip, Ahmadinejad “wore the same tacky suit and shirt all week” and took every precaution to keep himself safe. Bulletproof glass was installed over room windows, he left through the employee entrance without stepping foot in the lobby of his hotel, and kept his head covered with a white cloth, the newspaper reported.The New Black Panther Party is at the center of a controversy over Justice Department’s handling of a voter intimidation against three of its members. The Justice Department said Friday that the conservative-dominated U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ investigation into how the case was handled was “thin on facts and evidence and thick on rhetoric.”

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