The trouble with Black Muslims
June 28, 2009, 9:41 AM
· Rudolf Okonkwo - Democrat Examiner
Even Obama cannot say it. But someone has to say it.
We cannot be talking about this season of hate without mentioning the steep decline into actionable hate by misguided black Muslims.
The first time I met a black Muslim in
“You’ve been brainwashed,” the man said to me.
“By whom?” I asked.
“By the blue-eyed white devils who run the world.”
“They don’t want you to know the truth.”
“Like all the great things our forefathers did.”
“Bro, you have to open your eyes. We have to get on with the program of our forefathers.”
“And what is that program?”
That was how we began a discussion about the world and the place of the black man in it.
“Why are you a Muslim?” I asked him at one point.
“Because my people were Muslims before the blue-eyed white
devils bought us and brought us to
“But I am from
He was shocked when I said that.
“It is OK if you want to be a Muslim and follow Elijah Muhammed and changed your name to Muhammed, too. But don’t tell me you are trying to be like your forefathers,” I said.
And for four years, we continued our debate. Like some
members of the Nation of Islam, he became a convert to Muslim while in prison
on drug charged. He had accepted the myths of the Nation of Islam. He told with
all the seriousness in his bones that the white man was made in a laboratory in
I must say that the Nation of Islam does not advocate militancy. Though separatist in ideology, it does not encourage its members to bear arms. Many young black men coming out of prison have instead joined the mainstream Islam. None of the Muslim converts arrested in recent bombing plots have been linked to the Nation of Islam.
The recent plot by some Muslim converts to bomb the Jewish
Some of these people are carrying their misguided and misrepresented history and anger out in the open and are even planning to act on them. It concerns me. And it should concern you, too.
First of all, I came from a country where there are Muslims. Those who have Arabic features assume superior position over those who are black. In many instances, the black Muslims are totally disregarded, treated as inconsequential.
I have asked black Muslims mad at how white people treated
black slaves to ask themselves were the millions of slaves the Arab world took
I have asked black Muslims mad at the “war” between the West
and Islam to look at the genocide in
In Africa, the homeland of all black people, Islam came from the Middle East and Christianity came from Europe and they all exerted inordinate damage. But where Islam touched, there is no recognition of the ways of life of the people. Islam, being a way of life, swallowed all that was African in the people.
All black people must think before they jump from frying pan
to fire. And before you pick up arms to fight for those Talibans dying in
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