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Daniel Pipes: How Elijah Muhammad Won

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    How Elijah Muhammad Won Daniel Pipes, Commentary, 6/1/2000 http://www.commentary.org/ In the early 1930 s, when the Nation of Islam had just come into
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      How Elijah Muhammad Won
      Daniel Pipes, Commentary, 6/1/2000
      http://www.commentary.org/

      In the early 1930's, when the Nation of Islam had just come into
      existence, its founder made the bold prediction that, one day, Islam
      would replace Christianity as the primary faith of black Americans…By
      1959, however, a perverse endorsement of this same prediction would
      issue from, of all people, a top leader of the Ku Klux Klan. In a
      letter to the New York City police commissioner, that white
      supremacist wrote: "If we fail to stop the Muslims now, the sixteen
      million niggers of America will soon be Muslims, and you will never
      be able to stop them."

      Today, that 1930's prediction no longer seems so outlandish--indeed,
      it has already been partially borne out…

      Black converts generally tend to adopt extremist views. Those in the
      Nation of Islam become black nationalists, pumped up with incendiary
      antiwhite rhetoric, while those who join standard Islam often become
      Islamists--admirers of such figures as the Ayatollah Khomeini and
      Usama bin Ladin. Whether followers of the NoI or standard Islam,
      moreover, black converts tend to hold vehemently anti-American, anti-
      Christian, and anti-Semitic attitudes…

      It does not take much imagination to see that, should Islam in fact
      replace Christianity as the primary religion of African-Americans,
      this will have vast significance for all Americans, affecting
      everything from race relations to foreign policy, from popular
      culture to issues of religion and state… [article continues]

      NOTE: Although it could be observed that America's inner cities are
      being transformed into little Islamic states, where even non-Muslims
      know how to say "Asalam alaikum" - but the question is, is this
      really a bad thing? Islam has been solving problems of poverty,
      alcohol and drug abuse, and exploitation of women in America.

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