Black Spirituality Religion : Re: 'First-Resurrection' Myths and the Discord in the AA Muslim Community

Aqil said:
Shokran aqi for your interesting comments. According to Karl Evanzz' book, The Judas Factor: The Plot to Kill Malcolm X, it was Elijah who ordered
Malcolm's death.

Ma Salaam.

Is there actual proof of this? It is also rumored that he had MFM killed off in a push for power over the organization. Do you believe that too? As far as the Yakub theory; it was taught that yakub,and 59,000 other Blacks got together and procreated with each other, selectively, for about 600 years, thus the white race was produced. If there is so much doubt concerning the Yakub theory, and his tricknology....how do you explain the savagery and modern western mind that originated with white men? The only other way I can agree with the yakub theory is how it coincides with the AA experience in America. A lot of us have become lawless, and we get lighter/whiter with every generation. Are we not into the 450th year? If he did order Malcolms death, what do you think his motive was in doing so? He went to Mecca, saw a few "blue-eyed devils" praying with colored folk, became estatic about it, and set about to tell the world that Elijah Muhammad's movement was fraudulent. All Elijah and Fard tried to do was rectify the Black nation. Can you imagine what type of influence a stool-pigeon such as Malcolm could have had on the collective psyche of NOI doubters. After all,he was 25% white, and could've been the most likely candidate to destroy the movement from within,based upon his god-devil genetic make-up, from a skeptical's POV.
 
Aqil said:
Shokran aqi for your interesting comments. According to Karl Evanzz' book, The Judas Factor: The Plot to Kill Malcolm X, it was Elijah who ordered
Malcolm's death.

Ma Salaam.

So because it was printed in a book does that make it so? The Judas Factor is obvioulsy slanted. Let's look at one of his objective, fact-filled quotes:

"Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam cult, which had a grudge against Malcolm, was riddled with FBI and police informants."


Referring to a group as a cult with a grudge against Malcolm has several negative connotations and cannot be proven because it is all opinion. It is clear Mr. Evanzz had an agenda, and it was not to tell the facts.
 
Editorial Reviews of Karl Evanzz' book:

Amazon.com

This well-documented biography by Karl Evanzz of The Washington Post shows how a poor, Georgia-born mulatto preacher and laborman named Elijah Poole, who moved to Detroit in the 1930s to escape the brutality of the South, reinvented himself as the leader of the controversial Nation of Islam. Evanzz sifts through years of rumors and myths to uncover a proud and politically shrewd demagogue whose frail, asthma-prone body contrasted his fiery anti-white rhetoric and proclamations of black self-reliance. "To millions of African-Americans," Evanzz writes, "Elijah Muhammad was not so much a prophet as a self-schooled psychoanalyst who, like the highly celebrated Sigmund Freud, advanced theories about the nature and role of religion and race in mental dysfunction."

Painstaking research reveals how Muhammad synthesized the philosophies of Marcus Garvey and Booker T. Washington, as well as updating tenets of Freemasonry and the Moorish Science Temple to create the Nation's dogma. Evanzz also recounts Muhammad's imprisonment for draft-dodging - one of many run-ins with law enforcement - and his efforts to build schools for the children of his followers. Among the biographical details uncovered with the help of recently de-classified FBI files is the identity of Muhammad's greatest teacher, the mysterious W.D. Fard, as well as confirmation of the many children Muhammad fathered out of wedlock. The FBI files also add insight into the treachery, distrust, and violence that gripped the Nation after the 1965 assassination of Muhammad's former second-in-command, Malcolm X. By-and-large, Evanzz presents a fair, scholarly account of one of the 20th century's most infamous and influential African-American figures.

Publishers Weekly

As a followup to his acclaimed The Judas Factor: The Plot to Kill Malcolm X, Evanzz recounts the "incredible and multidimensional" life of Elijah Muhammad, co-founder of the Nation of Islam. Evanzz begins by meticulously reviewing the history of Muhammad's family during slavery and Reconstruction, leading up to his birth in Georgia in 1897, during the brutal Jim Crow era, which shaped his belief that whites are inherently evil. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with Muhammad's family, former associates and rivals, Evanzz reveals a determined, wily and resourceful figure who got rich from his schemes, ruled his followers by intimidation and fathered an enormous number of illegitimate children.

He also chronicles Muhammad's powerful influence on key players of the civil rights movement, such as Dr. King, Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson and the Black Panthers. Fresh access to FBI files provides several surprises about the NOI's rocky start, the pro-Axis orientation of its leaders during WWII, and the government's extensive surveillance and harassment of its followers. The book also includes one of the most complete accounts to date of the final, bitter confrontation between Muhammad and his chief disciple, Malcolm X, arguing that the FBI's COINTELPRO campaign forced the rift between the pair, which resulted in Malcolm's grisly Harlem assassination and the disintegration of the Nation of Islam into a fractured "Tower of Babble." Although Evanzz's first-rate analysis may generate dispute among the NOI's thousands of faithful followers, it is a fascinating, long-overdue study of one of the most intriguing personalities of the 20th century.
 
uplift19 said:
So because it was printed in a book does that make it so? The Judas Factor is obvioulsy slanted. Let's look at one of his objective, fact-filled quotes:

"Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam cult, which had a grudge against Malcolm, was riddled with FBI and police informants."


Referring to a group as a cult with a grudge against Malcolm has several negative connotations and cannot be proven because it is all opinion. It is clear Mr. Evanzz had an agenda, and it was not to tell the facts.

I'm inclined to agree.

SALAAM
 

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