The Black Agenda - On Separation from white culture
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#1 Mar 18, 2013
Nation of Islam
Location: Chicago, IL
Profiled Leadership: Louis Farrakhan
Ideology: Black Separatist
Since its founding in 1930, the Nation of Islam (NOI) has grown into one of the wealthiest and best-known organizations in black America, offering numerous programs and events designed to uplift African Americans. Nonetheless, its bizarre theology of innate black superiority over whites — a belief system vehemently and consistently rejected by mainstream Muslims — and the deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay rhetoric of its leaders, including top minister Louis Farrakhan, have earned the NOI a prominent position in the ranks of organized hate.(So reports the white haters)
In Its Own Words
"[T]he Jews don't like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He wasn't a great man for me as a black person, but he was a great German. Now, I'm not proud of Hitler's evils against Jewish people, but that's a matter of record. He raised Germany up from nothing. Well, in a sense you could say there's a similarity in that we are raising our people up from nothing."
— Louis Farrakhan, radio interview, March 11, 1984
"Jews have been conclusively linked to the greatest criminal endeavor ever undertaken against an entire race of people … the black African Holocaust.… The effects of this unspeakable tragedy are still being felt among the peoples of the world at this very hour."
— The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews (NOI book), 1991
"Who are the slumlords in the Black community? The so-called Jews.… Who is it sucking our blood in the Black community? A white imposter Arab and a white imposter Jew."
— Speech by NOI national official Khalid Muhammad, Nov. 29, 1993
"These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength.… It's the wicked Jews, the false Jews, that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality. It's the wicked Jews, false Jews, that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic!"
— Louis Farrakhan, Saviours' Day speech, Feb. 26, 2006
For what would become one of the largest and best-organized groups in the history of black America, the Nation of Islam (NOI) had a relatively obscure beginning. Founded by a mysterious clothing salesman in the ghettoes of Detroit in 1930, NOI was considered an insignificant, if highly media-worthy, "‘voodoo sect" throughout much of the 1930s and 1940s.
Founder Wallace D. Fard (alternately, Farad Muhammad) and his "messenger" and successor Elijah Muhammad preached a hybrid creed with its own myths and doctrines. These held that over 6,000 years ago, the black race lived in a paradise on earth that was destroyed by the evil wizard Yacub, who created the white "devil" through a scientific process called "grafting." Fard and his disciple preached of a coming apocalyptic overthrow of white domination, insisting that the dominion of evil was to end with God's appearance on earth in the person of Fard. Following this, NOI predicts an epic struggle in which the Nation of Islam will play a key role in preparing and educating the Original People, who ruled the earth in peace and prosperity until Yacub's "blue-eyed devils" came along to gum things up. The Nation of Islam teaches that intermarriage or race mixing should be prohibited. This is point 10 of the official platform, "What the Muslims Want" published 1965.
#2 Mar 18, 2013
NOI's connection to Islam is through its founder Fard. NOI believes, like other Muslims, that there is no other God but Allah, but they redefine "Allah" by saying that he "came in the person of W. D. Fard."
Despite the initial group's small size and early setbacks, Fard and his disciple laid the groundwork for what the group was to become in the 1950s and 1960s. From the start, NOI was tightly organized, a fact most clearly seen in its creation of the elite "Fruit of Islam," a group envisioned by Fard as a paramilitary wing to defend NOI against police attacks. In the 1940s, "messenger" Elijah Muhammad also began constructing what would later be considered the Nation's "empire," purchasing the group's first bit of Michigan farmland in 1945 and founding businesses and educational ventures in several states that a decade later were valued in the millions.
NOI's real boom came during the 1950s, however, when the advent of the civil rights movement and the violent reactions it provoked converged to make NOI's depiction of the "white devil" pertinent to a much larger sector of black America. New members, including Malcolm X and heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay before joining NOI), added visibility to the group and, in the case of the former, contributed directly to a meteoric membership increase.
Appointed to the prestigious leadership of Harlem's Temple No. 7 in New York City just two years after his 1952 release from prison, Malcolm X was wildly popular and his years as a prominent member of NOI (1952-1964) saw membership skyrocket from around 400 to between 100,000 and 300,000. But the Nation's vituperative language and its advocacy of self-defense in place of nonviolence alienated it from mainstream civil rights groups. By 1959, Martin Luther King was warning of "a hate group arising in our midst that would preach the doctrine of black supremacy."
Nevertheless, the mid-1960s saw a second membership surge at NOI as a new and more militant generation of black leaders began focusing on the residual racial problems of the North. As urban riots rocked the nation, NOI's message that black elevation could only come through a radical separation from the structures of white oppression continued to resonate for many. Although NOI remained frustratingly conservative in many ways (indeed, Malcolm X "liberated" himself from this conservatism in 1964), its radical rhetoric continued to attract recruits.
#3 Mar 18, 2013
Following Malcolm X's 1964 split from his erstwhile mentor, Elijah Muhammad, a rising star in the Nation was appointed to replace him at Temple No. 7. Louis Farrakhan had been working as a cabaret singer until he met Malcolm X and joined NOI in 1955. Ascending rapidly through the ranks, he had proved to be a superb speaker and organizer, managing to win over the congregation left behind by his charismatic predecessor. He faced a firestorm after Malcolm X's 1965 assassination, for which many blamed NOI. Talmadge Hayer, an NOI member, was arrested on the scene. Eyewitnesses identified two more suspects, Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson, also members of NOI. All three were charged in the case. At first Hayer denied involvement, but during the trial he confessed to having fired shots at Malcolm X (In the months before he was murdered, meanwhile, Malcolm X had a complete change of heart, denouncing the "sickness and madness" of the NOI's racism and turning to Sunni Islam.) Hayer testified that Butler and Johnson were not present and were not involved in the assassination, but he declined to name the men who had joined him in the shooting. All three men were convicted. Butler, now known as Muhammad Abdul Aziz, was paroled in 1985. He became the head of the Nation of Islam's Harlem mosque in New York in 1998.
Farrakhan weathered the storm of Malcolm X's assassination and managed to create a powerful base within the Nation, ascending to the position of national spokesman in 1967.
When Elijah Muhammad died in 1975, Farrakhan initially remained faithful to his son, Wallace Deen Muhammad (later Imam Warithuddin Muhammad) who succeeded him. But the younger Muhammad's dismantling of the Nation's material empire and his attempts to bring NOI into the fold of mainstream Islam ultimately alienated Farrakhan. In 1977, a rebellious Farrakhan, backed by a powerful enough base to pull it off, rejected the younger Muhammad and declared the creation of a "resurrected" NOI based on the original ideology of Elijah Muhammad.
At the head of the new NOI, Farrakhan successfully rebuilt an empire. Aside from continuing NOI's earlier educational and training programs, the reconstituted Nation embarked on economic self-sufficiency programs, creating bakeries, restaurants, fish markets and even a line of hair and skin care products. NOI also took on a series of initiatives including providing security for housing projects, reaching out to prison inmates, and creating programs for those suffering from HIV and AIDS. Most recently, it has worked to reach out to the world of hip-hop, engaging various artists in an attempt to entice to a younger generation of potential NOI members.
NOI's efforts are tainted, however, by a long history of racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric that escalated dramatically with Farrakhan's coup. Even prior to Farrakhan, NOI's characterization of whites as "devils" was unwavering. The seeds of anti-Semitism were deeply rooted in the organization, with Elijah Muhammad preaching early on about greedy Jews who turned Jesus Christ in to the authorities. Even during the early days of the civil rights movement, a period of collaboration between progressive Jews and blacks, Malcolm X had denounced Jews in the leadership of the NAACP and linked their presence there to the group's non-militant stance.
#5 Mar 18, 2013
Oh yeah. Without us Blue eyed devils youfuckin Apes would still be running around, naked in the jungle screaming OOGA BOOGA.
Yes...you may now pay homage to your white God and KISS MYASS!!
#6 Mar 18, 2013
Just as disturbing has been Farrakhan's willingness to tie himself to authoritarian and, in many cases, violently repressive foreign leaders for the sake of furthering black and Islamic administrations worldwide. These include Libyan dictator Muammar Ghadaffi, Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and the now deceased General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan and Ugandan despot Idi Amin.
During the mid-1990s, it seemed that Farrakhan was trying to moderate his message, reaching out to the Jewish community groups and more mainstream black organizations. But any such effort was thwarted by his own continued anti-Semitic remarks and those of his officers. In 1993, for instance, an attempt at reconciliation with the Congressional Black Caucus failed after the Anti-Defamation League published an article detailing a wildly incendiary speech by top NOI official Khalid Muhammad at New Jersey's Kean College in November of that year in which he violently bashed Jews, Catholics, LGBT people and whites. Similarly, although many local chapters of the NAACP endorsed the Million Man March where Farrakhan was the keynote speaker, the national organization refused to participate in any way.
More recently, Farrakhan has established a close relationship with the New Black Panther Party, which was led by former deputy Khalid Muhammad (who left NOI after his more volatile remarks were widely publicized) until Muhammad's death in 2001. Openly racist and violently anti-Semitic, the New Panthers have been denounced by leading members of the original Black Panther Party — men like Bobby Seale — as "a racist hate group." But that didn't stop Farrakhan from inviting current New Panther boss Malik Zulu Shabazz to co-convene NOI's 2005 Millions More March, marking the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March.
Farrakhan has been suffering from prostate cancer, and seems to be weakening as the years pass. Nonetheless, it seems unlikely that NOI's legacy of racism will die with him. This is particularly true given that to this day, NOI members continue to promote racist and anti-Semitic ideas. A case in point is Ashahed Muhammad, a prominent NOI member and author of Synagogue of Satan, a book advertised on NOI's website that alleges, once again, a Jewish conspiracy to control the federal government. Muhammad runs the Truth Establishment Institute website, which, alongside Synagogue of Satan and The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, offers works by the likes of Mark Weber, a former member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance and the long-time leader of the Holocaust-denying Institute for Historical Review. As a younger generation of NOI leaders rises to prominence, it is thus decidedly unclear whether NOI will be able to shed its legacy of ha
#7 Mar 18, 2013
Farrakhan has the right vision. We must unite. We should be able to disagree yet still unite. NOI is the richest black organization in the country. You do not hear of any of them being homeless, unemployed,or chasing white men and women around like desperate whores and pimps.
Say what you want about them...but I respect them to the hilt and support the cause. It's about us!
#10 Mar 19, 2013
Liberia awaits our beloved brothers of the Nation of Islam. Are y'all waiting on the Mother Ship to provide you transportation?
#11 Mar 19, 2013
We can do that later but first we are going to turn this bitch into our "Motherland" and run you white folk up outta here.
After all it is as the song goes...the "Land where OUR father's died" from every mountain top..let Freedom Ring! Ever heard that song you pale face loser?
Yes the Nation of Islam is a treat to this country. Without it, lies would run as rampant as your mouth and the truth wouldn't be in it. There are very, very few white folk that even know the truth. All you know is to hate people who love themselves more than they love your murdering asses.
Since: Jun 09
#12 Mar 19, 2013
Lou , the man so proud to be Black that he straightens his hair , and lives in the richest , Whitest neighborhood in Chicago? Are you kidding me?
Yeah , go ahead Black folk , and "hitch your wagon" to Louis Farrakhan and the NOI freaks. See how far that gets y'all.
#13 Mar 19, 2013
Skankalanka, "murdering asses"? Didn't your usually hypocritical fat ass state that you would murder your own bastard child for disrespecting you? Yep, you're caught. Das raht
#14 Mar 19, 2013
Yes I did. And you sorry parents should have popped a cap in your ass a long time ago and saved this African American Forum from having to deal with your retarded, wanna be black asses.
I can see they were too busy doing drugs to teach you any manners or how to mind your own business. You should have been mine. Your punk ass would be limping like hop-a-long Cassiddy from the whooping I would have inflicted on your stupid ass. Das Raht!
#16 Mar 19, 2013
Exposing nation of islime's hypocrisy one silly bowtie at a time! Thanks, you're dismissed. Das raht
#17 Mar 19, 2013
Bow tie is (TWO) words. And I'm honored to know that you've been studying the NOI. They're not going anywhere, anytime soon so sit back and become educated. Farrakhan is the Man! You should bow before him and kiss his feet and ...while you on your knees you can turn around and kiss my ass.
#18 Mar 19, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C.( FinalCall.com )- The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan told a near capacity crowd at the Bojangles Coliseum here that radical solutions and sacrifice are needed to save the country during his important and timely keynote address marking the 17th Anniversary of the Million Man March and Holy Day of Atonement.
His remarks were delivered at a critical time, just three weeks before a closely contested election for president of the United States.
“It’s important to the extreme right, that President Obama is not reelected for four more years. They may say that its economics, it’s about jobs, but we sense that there is a deep racial undercurrent that is found in the Republican Party respecting Brother Obama and this election. Ever since he has been elected, the Republican right—with Rush Limbaugh,(Andrew) Breitbart, FOX News—members of the Senate and the Congress, many in state legislatures, their whole idea has been to get this man out of the White House and nullify any policy or position that he might come up with that might bring success to his Presidency, and might possibly give him a second term,” said Minister Farrakhan.
“It started like an undercurrent, but now it is so overtly hateful and racist in nature that it is polarizing America on the basis of race.”
It's How Most of us Saw it too!
#19 Mar 19, 2013
OMChristianGOD...Roflmao@BoJan gles Coliseum! You can't make this stuff up folks. Uh uh you KNOWS das raht
#21 Mar 20, 2013
I guess Honey Boo Boo is more to your liking??
Since: Mar 13
#22 Mar 20, 2013
Farakahan says he was taken abord a spaceraft where he met Elijah mohammed in the sky. And you believe it!
"Louis Farrakhan, commenting on his teacher's description, said the following:
"The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us of a giant Mother Plane that is made like the universe, spheres within spheres. White people call them unidentified flying objects. Ezekiel, in the Old Testament, saw a wheel that looked like a cloud by day but a pillar of fire by night. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that that wheel was built on the island of Nippon, which is now called Japan, by some of the Original scientists. It took $15 billion in gold at that time to build it. It is made of the toughest steel. America does not yet know the composition of the steel used to make an instrument like it. It is a circular plane, and the Bible says that it never makes turns. Because of its circular nature it can stop and travel in all directions at speeds of thousands of miles per hour. He said there are 1,500 small wheels in this Mother Wheel, which is a half mile by a half mile (800 m by 800 m). This Mother Wheel is like a small human-built planet. Each one of these small planes carry three bombs.
“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said these planes were used to set up mountains on the earth. The Qur'an says it like this: We have raised mountains on the earth lest it convulse with you. How do you raise a mountain, and what is the purpose of a mountain? Have you ever tried to balance a tire? You use weights to keep the tire balanced. That's how the earth is balanced, with mountain ranges. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that we have a type of bomb that, when it strikes the earth a drill on it is timed to go into the earth and explode at the height that you wish the mountain to be. If you wish to take the mountain up a mile (1.6 km), you time the drill to go a mile (1.6 km) in and then explode. The bombs these planes have are timed to go one mile (1.6 km) down and bring up a mountain one mile (1.6 km) high, but it will destroy everything within a 50-square-mile (130 km˛) radius. The white man writes in his above top secret memos of the UFOs. He sees them around his military installations like they are spying.
“That Mother Wheel is a dreadful-looking thing. White folks are making movies now to make these planes look like fiction, but it is based on something real. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that Mother Plane is so powerful that with sound reverberating in the atmosphere, just with a sound, she can crumble buildings.”
Minister Louis Farrakhan, excerpts from "The Divine Destruction of America: Can She Avert It?", 1996"
LOL! YOU ARE DUMB..DUMB..DUMB..DUMB! LMAOF!!!!!
I'd be willing to bet that the length of my dick resluts in larger number than your damn IQ!
#23 Mar 20, 2013
Roflmao, I had forgotten this. Not only are these Skankalanka types hypocrites, they are Dumfcks too! Das terbuhl lol
#24 Mar 20, 2013
Again, let us know when you black folks want to get up from your computers and "run us outta here." I'm sure you've heard of the saying "talk is cheap."
#25 Mar 20, 2013
Your hero, Farrahkan is part WHITE and he won't admit it. Axe him who his daddy be? Look at the WHITE genes in Bill Cosby who has an ugly big Jew schnozz and Al Sharpton.
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