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Submitted by Qamrul A. Khanson (Canada), Mar 27, 2009 at 20:42

I find Daniel Pipes essay on "How Elijah Muhammad Won" very interesting though early life of Elijah Muhammad is theologically contradictory. But it is an undeniable fact that Elijah Muhammad has been instrumental in bringing most black Muslims together. The present generation of "Nation of Islam" are courageously reforming with The-Qur'an and traditions of Last Messenger Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Such an evolutionary change is due to immigrant Muslims from the east as well as support from theological scholars of Middle East. I see the future of "Nation of Islam" very evolutionary rather than revolutionary and it will attract most black Afro-Americans within its fold. However, too much rhetoric on anti-semitism and against white race would thwart its attraction to many blacks in America of today. But such rhetorics are of the past. In Obama's USA, Nation of Islam should abandon racial card and stick to basic teachings of Islam: Monotheism, respecting all humans irrespective of race or color and divine laws to prevail with every human living.

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