"Many say they do not like Minister Farrakhan because all they have heard is various soundbites," Pfleger said, praising the Nation of Islam
for "raising up strong, clean, nonviolent black men" and "saving lives."
She was familiar with the term: After tweeting about Farrakhan's anti-Semitism, she had noticed several Nation of Islam
supporters using it in their replies.
(28) Due to the efforts of the Nation of Islam
, the Dar ul-Islam Movement, the Moorish Science Temple of America, the WCIW, and other movements, Islam has become a highly influential and well-established force in the Black community.
Farrakhan's Nation of Islam
is considered an extremist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC), a civil rights organisation.
What finally broke the relationship was not simply the jealousy toward Malcolm of the Nation of Islam
's inner circle in Chicago, however deep, or the surveillance and misinformation campaign of the FBI, however effective, and Elijah's "creeping conservatism" (20), as Malcolm's militant transnational commitments strengthened.
New York, NY, August 15, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Journalist Leila Wills, author of Farrakhan, The Movie, has been researching the life of Louis Farrakhan for ten years and documenting the shocking “marriage” between the Nation of Islam
(NOI) and the Church of Scientology (COS).
A history of the Nation of Islam
; race, Islam, and the quest for freedom.
And at a public meeting in the town of Sanford where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot last month, officials from the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People and the Nation of Islam
urged residents to remain calm but demand that the shooter, George Zimmerman, be arrested.
Manning also consulted the FBI reports on Malcolm, and notes the massive number of converts, frequently former soldiers and convicts, to the Nation of Islam
in the postwar 1950s, and calls our attention to the arrival on the East Coast of a Caribbean calypso artist named Louis Walcott who joins, and remains with, the Nation of Islam
even after its decision to ban performers from membership.
A leader of the Nation of Islam
, Malcolm dared tell whites they were inferior to blacks and that they were a "race of devils" created by an evil scientist.
It follows Malcolm X's troubled youth, his parents' activism and his own involvement in the Nation of Islam
, and is based on extensive interviews with Louis Farrakhan and others, as well as previously unseen FBI files and details from the Nation of Islam
's own records.
They were members of the Nation of Islam
, a radical black rights group which Malcolm X had quit two years before.