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I have an interesting story to tell you.
About 6,600 years ago, all people in the world were black. They generally lived in peace and harmony, although about 30% were somehow dissatisfied. At that time, a black scientist named Yakub was living in Mecca.
Yakub led a group of 59,999 followers to the Greek island of Patmos, also called Pelan, where he instituted a human breeding program that lasted 600 years, carried on by his followers after Yakub’s death. They systematically killed the darker-skinned babies and bred the lighter-skinned babies. In this way, they selectively bred all of the non-black races: first the brown people, then the red (American Indians), then the yellow (East Asians), and finally the whites.
Yakub was an evil genius whose motives seem a bit unclear. But he wanted to produce white people, who are devils whose purpose is to persecute and kill the righteous, who are the black nation.
It was prophesied that the white devils, the progeny of Yakub, were destined to rule the earth for 6,000 years. Jesus condemned them 2,000 years ago. The white devils were bottled up in Europe for about 1,000 years by Muhammad (may the peace of Allah be upon him) and his successors.
But the white devils have been loose for 400 years. These devils have tried to deceive the people all over the earth with Christianity, which is a religion organized and backed by the white devils for the purpose of making slaves of black mankind. The white race was created to be the enemy of black mankind for 6,000 years, but the separation and War of Armageddon are at hand.
We know this because God in person, sometimes called the Messiah or the Mahdi, appeared in America, coming from the Holy City Mecca in 1930. He was persecuted and jailed in America in the 1930s. God in person was a black American man named Wallace Fard Muhammad, who taught the religion of peace, Islam.
Has anyone heard this story before?
As far as I can tell, this is the actual theology of the Nation of Islam, as professed by Elijah Muhammad, its long-time leader who died in 1975. His son, Warith Deen Muhammad, assumed leadership after his death and sought to move the organization toward a more standard Sunni Islam, but this was unsuccessful, and Louis Farrakhan assumed leadership in 1981. Muhammad Ali (the boxer) was a prominent believer in this theology. He was honored as the American chosen to light the Olympic torch at the 1996 games in Atlanta.
Until yesterday, I had no idea that these were the beliefs of the Nation of Islam. I admit that I hadn’t looked into the issue in much detail. I had the general impression that Farrakhan was a rather odious guy, something of a black supremacist, and often castigated as anti-Semitic (though it’s not clear that NoI theology is more hostile toward Jews than it is toward whites in general). I heard an outline of this story in Prof. Wilfred Reilly’s fine book, Taboo, which I’ve been enjoying in audio format.
There’s a Wikipedia page here about Yakub. I know, Wikipedia may be dubious, so I looked a bit further.
I found several official Nation of Islam sources supporting the story. Here is their “Brief history on the origin of the Nation of Islam.” Here is their “A historic look at the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad.” Here is their “The Muslim Program,” which explains “What The Muslims Want.” Here is a 2015 article, “Echoes of Mr. Yakup after Patmos,” by the Nation of Islam Research Group.
If you can endure it, here is a pdf version of Elijah Muhammad’s book, “Message To The Blackman in America by Elijah Muhammad (Messenger of Allah).” Paper versions of the book are available on Amazon (and presumably elsewhere), but I cannot personally attest to the accuracy of the pdf version.
Here are some quotes from Message to the Blackman in America (page references are to the pdf version linked above):
“You originally came from the God of Righteousness and have the opportunity to return, while the devils are from the man devil (Yakub), who has ruled the world for the past 6,000 years under falsehood, labeled under the name of God and His prophets. The wort thing to ever happen to the devils is: the truth of them made manifest that they are really the devils whom the righteous (all members of the black nation) should shun and never accept as truthful guides of God! This is why the devils have always persecuted and killed the righteous. But the time has at last arrived that Allah (God) will put an end to their persecuting and killing the righteous (the black nation).” Chapter 3, page 18.
“Read and study the above chapter of John 8:42, all of you, who are Christians, believers in the Bible and Jesus, as you say. If you understand it right, you will agree with me that the whole Caucasian race is a race of devils. They have proved to be devils in the garden of Paradise and were condemned 4,000 years later by Jesus. Likewise, they are condemned today, by the Great Mahdi Muhammad, as being nothing but devils in the plainest language.” Chapter 13, p. 29.
“Your misunderstanding and misinterpretation of it is really the joy of devils. For it is the devils’ desire to keep the so-called Negroes ignorant of the truth of God until they see it with their eyes. The truth of God is the salvation and freedom of the so called Negroes from the devils’ power. Can you blame them? No! Blame yourself for being so foolish as to allow the devils to fool you in not accepting the truth after it comes to you. The devils have tried to deceive the people all over the earth with Christianity, that is, God the Father, Jesus the Son, the Holy Ghost; three Gods into one God.” Chapter 6, p. 21.
“The greatest hindrance to the truth of our people is the of [sic] Christianity.” Ch. 8, p. 26.
“Again, know that Jesus was only a prophet and cannot hear you pray any more than Moses or any other dead prophet. Know, too, that this white race was created to be the enemy of black mankind for 6,000 years, which makes their number to be six. That is not your number or mine. We do not have a number, because we have no birth record. Do not let anyone fool you. This is the separation and the War of Armageddon.” Ch. 18, p. 35.
“They were created to rule us for 6,000 years, and then Allah (God) will destroy them from the earth and give the earth back to its original owners — the Black Nation.” Ch. 53, p. 78.
“Allah, your God, will grant you power to overcome your enemies though their power may look as endurable as the mountains. Fear not! Allah is the Best Knower. Armageddon has started, and after it there will be no Christian religion or churches. Jesus was a Muslim, not a Christian.” Ch. 11, p. 28.
“They (white race” are not hostile toward me because I am a Muslim and because I am teaching the true religion, Islam, to my people and the worship of the true and living God who is not a spook, but is flesh and blood (Allah). They are hostile against me and my followers because were are of the Original Black Race whom they were created to hate from the very beginning of their existence, 6,000 years ago. They were not created to love respect any member of the darker nations, for they are by nature, as Almighty Allah has taught them, in capable [sic] of loving even themselves. They cannot produce good, for they are without the nature of good. They cannot love Allah and His religion Islam, for it is against their nature to submit to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. All manner of evil and corruption has come from the white race.” Ch. 54, p. 80.
“According to Allah, the origin of such teachings as a Mystery God is from the devils! It was taught to them by their father, Yakub, 6,000 years ago. They know today that God is not a mystery but will not teach it. He (devil), the god of evil, was made to rule the nations of earth for 6,000 years, and naturally he would not teach obedience to a God other than himself. So, a knowledge of the true God of Righteousness was not represented by the devils. The true God was not to be made manifest to the people until the god of evil (devil) has finished or lived out his time, which was allowed to deceive the nations . . .. The shutting up and loosing of the devil mentioned in Rev. 20:7 could refer to the time between the A.D. 570-1555 when they (John Hawkins) deceived our fathers and brought them to slavery in America, which is nearly 1,000 years that they and Christianity were bottled up in Europe by the spread of Islam and Muhammad (may the peace of Allah be upon him) and his successors. Their being loose to deceive the nations of the earth would refer to the time (A.D. 1555 to 1955) which they were loose (free) to travel over the earth and deceive the people.” Ch. 1, p. 16.
“Allah came to us from the Holy City Mecca, Arabia, in 1930. He used the name Wallace D. Fard, often signing it W.D. Fard, in the third year (1933). He signed his name W.F. Muhammad which stands for Wallace Fard Muhammad. He came alone. He began teaching us the knowledge of ourselves, of God and the devil, of the measurement of the earth, of other planet [sic], and of the civilization of some of the planets other than earth. He measured and weighed the earth and its water; the history of the moon, the history of the two nations, black and white that dominate the earth. He gave the enact birth [sic] of the white race, the name of their God who made them and how; and the end of their time, the judgment and how it will begin.” Ch. 8, p. 25.
“I asked him, ‘Who are you, and what is your real name?’ He said, ‘I am the one that the world has been expecting for 2000 years.’ I said to him again, ‘What is your name?’ He said, “My name is Mahdi; I am God, I came to guide you into the right path that you may be successful and see the hereafter. He described the destruction of the world with bombs, poison gas, and finally with fire that would consume and destroy everything in the present world.” Ch. 8, p. 25.
“He condemned the teachings of God not being a man as a lie from the devils for the past 6,000 years; he said that Christianity was a religion organized and backed by the devils for the purpose of making slaves of black mankind.” Ch. 8, p. 26.
“He (Mr. W.F. Muhammad, God in person) chose to suffer three and a half years to show his love for his people, who have suffered over three hundred years at the hands of a people who by nature are evil and wicked and have no good in them. He was persecuted, sent to jail in 1932, and ordered out of Detroit, on May 26, 1933. He came to Chicago in the same year and was arrested almost immediately on his arrival and placed behind prison bars.” Ch. 14, p. 30.
“The time has arrived. The only way to put off for a few more years that total destruction of America is to deal fairly with the Negro. But, nevertheless, one day it will come, unless she would like to return to Europe instead of sending the Negro back to Africa. The whole Western Hemisphere belongs to the darker people, and Europe was given to the white people.” Ch. 26, p. 45.
Elijah Muhammad even mentions Muhammad Ali. “Watch how anxious the white man is to hold you and call you by his name. He still would like to call the champion, Cassius Clay, after himself, and he would like to call me Poole, after himself.” Ch. 26, p. 45.
This is probably too much detail. Believe it or not, Elijah Muhammad keeps going along these lines for well over 200 pages.
It would be interesting, though painful, for me to investigate these issues further. I think that I perceive some connections between NoI theology and several other black liberation-type ideologies —
Moses James H. Cone, Jeremiah Wright, and the Black Hebrew Israelites. I must admit, however, that I don’t know enough about any of these ideas to make a firm connection. I note that they seem similar.
The story of Yakub and NoI theology strike me as . . . how to put this . . highly implausible, as well as quite hateful and racist in an anti-white way.
BLM delenda est.Published in