Thursday, July 5, 2007

Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam

Michelle and I spent some time in Oklahoma City this weekend. On the way out of town a black gentleman in a suit approached my window selling a newspaper with an interesting headline….so I bought the paper. Turns out it was a copy of “The Final Call”. Evidently it is a mouthpiece for Louis Farrakhan black American Muslims. There are so many things I could tell you about what I read….I will leave you with some of the demands of black American Muslims as portrayed in this publication.

1. Full and complete freedom.

Good so far right?

2. Equal justice regardless of race, color, or creed. Equal membership in society.

Preach on…we are with you!

3. People in America who are descendants of slaves should be allowed to establish a separate territory of their own on this continent or elsewhere. Former slave masters are obligated to provide the land (must be fertile and minerally rich). Former slave masters are obligated to supply their needs for the next 20 to 25 years-until they are able to supply their own needs.

Ummmmm….what!?!?!?! I thought all of the slave masters were dead. If we find any maybe they will pay up. Is this the society you want equal membership in….or the one you are currently in? How can you want equal membership in a society and then say you don’t want to be part of the society?

4. Freedom for all believers of Islam now held in federal prisons. Freedom for all black men and women now under death sentence.

Are you serious????

5. We do not believe that after 400 years of free labor that so many black people should have to subsist on relief, charity, or live in poor houses.

Who in America HAS to subsist on those things? Many, however, choose to. So I guess the free land and quarter century of support they demand in point number 3 are not considered relief or charity. Good thing….because that would be a contradiction.

6. Separate schools for boys and girls (black kids only please). The U.S government should provide, free all necessary text books and equipment, schools and college buildings. Muslim teachers shall be left free to teach and train their people in the ways of decency, righteousness, and self respect.

I thought they didn’t want charity…..what would a person with this mindset do if they no longer had anyone to blame for their problems.

7. Intermarriage and race mixing should be prohibited.

See demand number 1. Makes you wonder what other items will be left out of their definition of "free and complete freedom". Sounds like they are asking to be set free from slavery...but it appears they are willingly stepping into another form of it. Ask the women in militant Muslim countries how free they are.


muhammad said...

ur so off point and u need to do more research before your attempting to defame such a fine, fine newspaper. posting by a gregory r. muhammad jax, fla happily married w/3 children and 2 beautiful granddaughters

Jeff Johnson said...

I was not referring to the newspaper in general. I was referring to the internally inconsistent "demands" that are made my the nation of islam as referred to in the post.

This post gets more hits than most any other post on this blog. If you can argue FOR the demands listed in the post...please do so. I found the philosophy behind the claims so childish and lacking that, frankly, they appear to refute themselves. Also...since when is pointing out logical fallacy and internal inconsistency defamation?