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After the victory then Cassius goes to New York. He is escorted around Harlem by the notorious Malcolm X. And the media has a field day. Speculation is hurling in Harlem that Malcolm X any day now is going to be out of the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X learns that Elijah Mohammad has impregnated several of his secretaries. And he felt deeply betrayed – he felt betrayed as a man, he felt betrayed religiously and ethically and morally by the man he had given his whole heart and trust to. And so he questioned everything including the whole creed of the Nation of Islam and the hypocrisy of it. There were two men who above all others he wanted to pull out of the Nation of Islam with him. One was Louis X, who was the minister in Boston today known as Louis Farrakhan. But the second person he wanted was Cassius Clay. Becoming Muhammad Ali
Malcolm X’s real name was Malcolm Little. He was born in 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His childhood was tormented: his father, a Baptist minister, already very involved in the Black Liberation Movement, was murdered. Political Assassination: Malcolm X
By the early 1960s the leadership of Elijah Muhammad’s Lost Foundation had grown fat and comfortable. The minister of Harlem’s Temple #7, the spokesman for the Nation, could not shut his eyes to the ethical contradictions nor the corruption that had woven its way into the core of the movement. ibid.
In 1964 following his break with the Nation, the minister performs a pilgrimage to the sacred Mosque in Mecca. He sees multitudes of men and women of all colours and races from all over the Earth united in spirit and purpose. One humanity. One human family worshipping Allah. ibid.
Tim Russert: Once a week, on the back page [of your newspaper] is The Muslim Program, What the Muslims Want [written in 1965]. The first is in terms of territory, ‘Since we cannot get along with them in peace and equality, we believe our contributions to this land and the suffering forced upon us by white America justifies our demand for complete separation in a state or territory of our own’. Is that your view in 1997, a separate state for Black Americans?
Minister Louis Farrakhan: First, the program starts with number one. That is number four. The first part of that program is that we want freedom, a full and complete freedom. The second is, we want justice. We want equal justice under the law, and we want justice applied equally to all, regardless of race or class or color. And the third is that we want equality. We want equal membership in society with the best in civilized society. If we can get that within the political, economic, social system of America, there’s no need for point number four. But if we cannot get along in peace after giving America 400 years of our service and sweat and labor, then, of course, separation would be the solution to our race problem. NBC interview 1997
Minister Louis Farrakhan: You know, it’s not unreal to believe that white people – who genetically cannot produce yellow, brown or black – had a Black origin. The scholars and scientists of this world agree that the origin of man and humankind started in Africa and that the first parent of the world was black. The Qur’an says that God created Adam out of black mud and fashioned him into shape. So if white people came from the original people, the Black people, what is the process by which you came to life? That is not a silly question. That is a scientific question with a scientific answer. It doesn’t suggest that we are superior or that you are inferior. It suggests, however, that your birth or your origin is from the black people of this earth: superiority and inferiority is determined by our righteousness and not by our color. ibid.
The die is set, and Malcolm shall not escape, especially after such evil foolish talk about his benefactor, Elijah Muhammad. Such a man as Malcolm is worthy of death. Louis Ferrakhan
The Blackman is the original man. From him came all brown, yellow, red, and white people. By using a special method of birth control law, the Blackman was able to produce the white race. This method of birth control was developed by a Black scientist known as Yakub, who envisioned making and teaching a nation of people who would be diametrically opposed to the Original People. A Race of people who would one day rule the original people and the earth for a period of 6,000 years. Yakub promised his followers that he would graft a nation from his own people, and he would teach them how to rule his people, through a system of tricks and lies whereby they use deceit to divide and conquer, and break the unity of the darker people, put one brother against another, and then act as mediators and rule both sides. Elijah Muhammad
Thoughtful white people know they are inferior to Black people. Even [Senator James] Eastland knows it. Anyone who has studied the genetic phase of biology knows that white is considered recessive and black is considered dominant. The entire American economy is based on white supremacy. Even the religious philosophies, in essence, white supremacy. A white Jesus. A white Virgin. White angels. White everything. But a black Devil, of course. The Uncle Sam political foundation is based on white supremacy, relegating nonwhites to second-class citizenship. It goes without saying that the social philosophy is strictly white supremacist. And the educational system perpetuates white supremacy. Malcolm X
Elijah Muhammad, the head of the movement, is the father of eight children by six different teenage girls. Malcolm X
Often the minister reads passages from well-known historical, sociological, or anthropological works, and finds in them inconspicuous references to the black man’s true history in the world ... Occasionally the minister chides the audience for its skepticism: ‘I know you don't believe me because I happen to be a black man. Well, you can look it up in a book. I’m going to tell you about that was written by a white man.’ He then reads off references that his hearers are challenged to check. C Eric Lincoln, The Black Muslims in America, 1961
They [Asian-American merchants in black neighborhoods] are just the latest in a long line of people who have come to this country – like Jews, Italians, Indians and now Asians – who have sucked the blood of and exploited the black community. Jeffrey Muhammad, former leader of Dallas branch
The killers all belonged to the Nation of Islam’s Temple 12 in Philadelphia … the Black Mafia. American Gangster: Philadelphia’s Black Mafia, 2007