Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said the group is mourning its “brother” who died assaulting Capitol cops last week — saying the cop killer could have been a future “star” for the movement.
In a statement Tuesday, the Nation of Islam confirmed that Noah Green, 25, was studying to become a full member — but blamed “potential mental illness” for him plowing a car into two Capitol cops and then jumping out with a knife on Friday.
“I am sure, had he been blessed to come through the crisis that he was going through, he would have been a star in the mission of the resurrection of our people,” Farrakhan said in the statement.
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“We need to know what happened to our brother,” he said.
The group said that it was investigating what happened to Green and “cannot rest until we find out what caused him to take a turn like this.”
Noah Green (pictured) killed Capitol police