«Freedom is never granted; it is won»
Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979), a leader in the African-American civil rights movement
Not much time is left till the jubilee – 400 years since the first black man in chains, the patriarch of the contemporary Afro-Americans, stepped on the North American soil. Some Afro-Americans see the date of 2019 as something destined from above, the date of real freedom when black Muslims will establish a state of their own on the continent. Hundreds of thousands or even millions of US citizens believe it was by God’s will their predecessors went to America by sea as slaves.
There is a plethora of US public organizations created to defend racial, ethnic and religious rights. Few of them think the creation of their own state on the territory of the USA is the only way to achieve justice for colored Americans like the Nation of Islam.
The emblem of the Nation of Islam
Created in 1930 it immediately attracted the attention of American special services and provoked harsh criticism on the part of media under the control of Jewish capital. The leaders of the organization use pseudonyms, so the FBI failed to make precise who was the founder known as Wallace D. Fard Muhammad. His followers believe he was a «mahdi», a Muslim messiah.
He disappeared without a trace in 1934 (it is widely believed he was killed by white racists). Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad, who led the organization after him, came up with a doctrine that seems to be peculiar at first glance. It’s a mixture of traditional Islam with theosophy and Buddhism. A Black scientist of ancient times known as Yakub came up with a method of birth control and developed all races: brown, yellow, red, and white people. By using a special method of birth control law, the Blackman was able to produce the white race. The white race and its «collateral product», the Jews, are a ‘devil’s race», created for the very purpose of oppressing the black people making them hardened and resistant to harsh living conditions. The Nation of Islam teaches that Black people are the aboriginal people chosen by Allah, and that all other people come from them. The black race will free all the colored people from the white man’s yoke and then will rule the world as the supreme, the most ancient and chosen race. The Nation of Islam advocates teach that their followers are no different from other races and peoples. They only difference is that they follow the path of freedom and becoming a supreme race according to the behest of their teachers. To move more rapidly they should make themselves distinct from other Americans, achieve autonomy or, even, create a separate state of blacks on the territory of North America. The leaders of the organization stress their way is non-violent. They think the whites cannot grant the black people equal opportunities, so it’s on moral grounds they should give them an opportunity to separate and have their own life and economy (1).
Becoming a dominant race, the blacks will abstain from the use of weapons, the power of money or false propaganda, like it is done by the whites, and especially, the Jews. They will rather lead other peoples by setting their own example.
Elijah Muhammad, the second leader and the leading ideologist of the Nation of Islam, www.finalcall.com
So, it’s a few ideologies all mixed up in one melting pot. It is called «black racism» or «black supremacy», «black separatism», Islamic radicalism in the USA, though until 2000 the traditional Islam followers had refused to recognize the Nation of Islam believers as brothers in faith. Cassius Clay was the most well-known advocate of the Nation of Islam. Winning the heavy weight boxing title in 1964, he declared himself a member of the organization and got a new name – Muhammed Ali. His example inspired many black Americans.
The real number of members is a secret. Some 50-60 thousand activists make up its nucleus. According to the FBI documents declassified in 1995, the US authorities tried to split the organization. They used the Jewish press to disseminate false information to discredit its leaders. There was a failed attempt to kill one of leading preachers (the FBI couldn’t invent anything better than to hire a Jewish hitman). Together with other black and Muslim human rights defenders the Nation of Islam staged a Million Man March in Washington. A million was not just a name, it was the real number of participants, male only (!).
Million Man March, Washington, 1995, photo2.si.edu/mmm/mmm.html
Since then, the FBI included the Nation of Islam into the list of extremely dangerous groups, though, unlike the leaders of Muslim radicals, its leaders never called for toppling the US government, terror actions, and not even street protests. Moreover, the members are forbidden to take arms, they are called upon to act by setting personal example or using words. But they make the white establishment scared the same way the terrorists do.
The Electronic Front Foundation and the American Civil Rights Union helped to get evidence that the Nation of Islam leaders are followed by special services, which try to split the organization and abet some members in acquisition of arms. If they did, it would give the United States Department of Homeland Security a reason to list the Nation as a terrorist organizations and make subject to actions in line with the Patriotic Act, no matter the organization’s leaders condemned the Twin Towers attack in New York and called on the Islamists to reject violence (2).
True, some apprehension could be raised due to the fact Louis Farrakhan, the incumbent leader, has close ties to the leaders of many North African and Middle East states. He has received multimillion aid from Libya, Sudan, Iraq and Iran. No matter how hard they tried, the US special services have never come up with any evidence the money was used for arms acquisition or terrorist activities. It’s a hard and fast rule the members never touch arms.
Louis Farrakhan, the current leader of the Nation of Islam, www.finalcall.com
So, the US government opposes the Nation of Islam just because its members are Muslims and openly express their discontent with the authorities from point of view of their vision of social justice. For instance, they say that 10% of the richest exploit 85% of other people of the world belonging to different races and peoples, but only 5%, including the Nation of Islam, fight this injustice.
The US government finds these views dangerous; it’s not so much the struggle between the «black» and «white», but rather the fight between the «rich» and the «poor» that the Nation is talking about. It also raises the issue of freedom of speech suppressed by the US power agencies at home while the country promotes its values abroad.
Why the US elite are so much concerned about this harmless organization? Why the US special services and anti-terrorist entities, like Radical Islam Website, that have appeared in great numbers recently to launch mass propaganda, all attack the organization so vigorously? (3) Probably the Nation of Islam has made the US establishment remember what Zbigniew Brzezinski told the Council on Foreign Relations in Canada (4) and again at Yaroslavl forum in Russia (5) – the USA is facing a social storm threatening to become a social tornado razing it all to the ground…
According to Dr. Julianne Malveaux, «Just one to 1.5 percent of Blacks earned more than $200,000 a year while other populations earned at least eight to 10 percent». (6) No matter how hard Barack Obama tires to narrow the gap between the white and the black, his policy has not brought any results as yet. Moreover, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of whites living below the poverty line has diminished by 0.2% during two years (2010-2011), while it grew by the same percentage for Afro-Americans. (7) The blacks are a majority in such cities as Baltimore (65%), Birmingham (74%), Memphis (64%), and New Orleans (61%). There are a prevalent majority in Detroit (84.3%), the city hardest crisis stricken in the country. (8) It’s easy to imagine what will happen there in case of a social explosion. It’s enough to remember the looting and murders of shop owners when the flood hit San Francisco in 2010.
The US government is even more scared by the prospects of further criminalization of Afro-American community and mass adoption of Islam by the blacks who serve jail sentences. According to the data submitted to the House Committee on Homeland Security in 2011 the US is a world leader in the number of people behind bars – over 2 million, 701 for every ten thousand people. (9) Of all Muslims in American jails, 80% became Muslims while serving the sentence. On average, 35 thousands of convicted annually become Muslims. According to the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations 2010 report, around 40 men, who adopted Islam in jail, had received training in the Yemen terrorist camps.
A jailed Muslim tattoo «Enemy killer» and «Messenger of Allah». Taken from presentation for law enforcement personnel. (10)
There are criminal gangs in jails like the Arab Assembly of Real Islam (Jam’iyyat Ul-Islarn Is-Saheeh), Black Guerilla Family, Bloods (Los-Angeles suburban street gangs). Having served the sentences, the members remain to be gang members; part of criminal income is used for funding Islamist organizations.
No wonder Barack Obama’s anti-gun efforts met stiff resistance and brought about the opposite effect. The population, (first of all white Americans who can afford it) rushed to the shops to buy guns and ammunition like they had never done before.
The white America feels a civil war is coming. It’s not even because of «black jubilee». The Americans start to realize the US administration should stop squandering money for foreign adventures and imposing «democracy» in other countries. Instead it should tackle its own problems as Zbigniew Brzezinski says it should. Otherwise it may be too late.