Hate Begotten Of Hate


1 Henry J. Young, Major Black Religious Leaders Since 1940 (Nashville: Abingdon, 1979), 66-67.
2 Ibid.
3 Clifton E. Marsh, From Black Muslims to Muslims (Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, 1984), 52.
4 Ibid.
5 C. Eric Lincoln, The Black Muslims in America (Boston: Beacon Press, 1961), 15.
6 Elijah Muhammad, Message to the Blackman in America (Chicago: Muhammad Mosque of Islam No. 2, 1965), 164; cf. Elijah Muhammad, Our Savior Has Arrived (Chicago: Muhammad's Temple of Islam No. 2, 1974), III.
7 Muhammad, Message, 235.
8 See Forward's Fall 1985 issue for an examination of Islam's theology. Specific references in the Qur'an showing its acceptance of all races are 49:13; 3:103-104; 21:107.
9 Lincoln, 16-17.
10 Muhammad, Message, 221.
11 Ibid., 161, 164.
12 Ibid., 68.
13 Members of the Nation of Islam have never liked to be referred to as "black Muslims." Rather, they refer to themselves as "lost-founds" or "African-Americans."
14 Louis E. Lomax, "A Phony Islam's Unveiled Threat," True, Dec. 1963, 22.
15 Muhammad, Message, 168.
16 Ibid., 221. The phrase "the white race" is part of the quotation.
17 Many people wonder why members of the Nation of Islam take on a new name, usually with an "X" attached. "To commemorate his rebirth, the convert drops his last name and is known simply by his first name and the letter X." Lincoln, 110.
18 Marsh, 72.
19 Malcolm X. The Autobiography of Malcolm X (New York: Grove Press, 1964), 294f.
20 Francis Ward. "Wallace Muhammad to Head Muslims," Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 1975.
21 "Islam and the American Blacks," The Link, Sept./Oct. 1979, 6.
22 Ibid.
23 Bill Drummond, "Black Muslims' Leader Resigns," Los Angeles Times, 10 Sept. 1978. Also, cf. Marsh, 100.
24 Jerry Eddings, "The Right Question," The Amsterdam News, 12 Oct. 1985.
25 John F. Davis, "Farrakhan Speaks," The Village Voice, 22 May 1984.
26 In Thomas H. Landess and Richard M. Quinn, Jesse Jackson and the Politics of Race (Ottawa, Illinois: Jameson Books, 1985), 94.
27 Ibid.
28 Penelope McMillan and Cathleen Decker, "Give Us Economic Freedom, Farrakhan Asks," Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 1985.
29 Daniel K. Tabor, "It Became a Time for Blacks to Take a Stand on Their Own," Los Angeles Times, 17 Sept. 1985.
30 "On Understanding Farrakhan." The Bay State Banner, 17 Oct. 1985.
31 "Black Muslim Leader Plans Tour to 'Counter' Farrakhan." Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 1985.
32 Charles Rangel, "Denunciation on Demand Ruins Black-Jewish Links," The Amsterdam News, 12 Oct. 1985.
33 Carl Rowan, "Louis Farrakhan: Why Do We Enhance His Hate?," Los Angeles Times, 26 Sept. 1985.
34 "11,000 Flock to Hear Farrakhan in D.C.," The Final Call, Sept. 1985, 10.
35 Ibid.
36 Ibid.
37 Ibid., 14.
38 Louis Farrakhan, in ADL Special Report, Louis Farrakhan: In His Own Words (New York: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Oct. 1985), 3,5.
39 Eg., Aubrey Barnette, "The Black Muslims Are a Fraud," Saturday Evening Post, 7 Feb. 1965.
40 Eg., Wilbert A. Tatum, "Farrakhan's Final Solution," The Amsterdam News, 12 Oct. 1985, 12; also cf. "Did Farrakhan Threaten Dinkins?" The Amsterdam News, 12 Oct. 1985.
41 Peter Noel, "Gil Noble Urges Farrakhan: 'Tell Us about Your Role in Malcolm X's Murder,'" The Amsterdam News, 16 Nov. 1985, 1; also cf. John F. Davis, 16.
42 "More Children in Poverty," The Final Call, Sept. 1985, 16.
43 Ibid.
44 Lomax, 16.
45 Nonetheless, there are a number of important Christian ministries in the inner cities of America, many of them staffed by both black and white Christians. Most of them combine the preaching of the Gospel with providing housing, education, vocational rehabilitation, food distribution, and physical and social recreation. A few of the most outstanding examples are World Impact, Voice of Calvary Ministries, Harambee Youth Ministries, the Tom Skinner Crusades, and Rosey Grier's "Are You Committed."
46 Simon Anekwe, "Pastor Won't Admit Blacks," The Amsterdam News, 7 Dec. 1985.
47 Malcolm X, 212.
48 Ibid., 340.
49 For further references cf. Luke 3:10; 4:18; 11:3; John 5:6; Acts 20:35.

This article first appeared in the Fall 1985 issue of the Forward magazine (which became the Christian Research Journal).

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