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Submitted by shabazz (United States), Nov 10, 2007 at 05:17

i do not agree with the last sentence of noi teaching hate. though i never joined the noi, my understanding is they taught love. love of self when the whole world taught us to hate oursleves. love of blackness when the whole world taught us to hate being black. the love of africa when the whole world taught us to hate africa, and so on......

elijha muhammad is/was the most powerful black man in the history of america. to take a islamic organization like the noi to heights he did in the era of the 1930- 1970's is a feat that has not been matched by any other black uneducated man.

elijha taught blacks to own their stores, their transportation, their homes, their business, to own their lives, to control the economy within their community, and if blacks would of followed such teachings, we as a people would be a lot better off today...............BUT! we choose to follow a failed civil rights programme that has left the black community powerless and in worst shape then pre civil rights era.

the truth is simple. the only person who taught(and practice)hate at this time was the white man. the black man simply reacted to it. don't believe me?????? look at old pictures of the strange fruit swinging from southern trees.

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