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Reader comment on item: Louis Farrakhan Is Not a Muslim

Submitted by GWhitener el (United States), Mar 14, 2005 at 16:55

I believe the true source of hostility towards Farrakhan and the NOI stems from a lack of information about Islam. To say that Farrakhan and, by implicaton, his followers are not Muslim is a serious charge, but not any different from those who would place Mormons, Jehovah's witnesses, seventh day adventists and others outside the pale of Christianity. It is a petty argument. Before those who are devoted to the Sunnah weigh in with a fist full of doctrine consider these words from Al Quran translated from the words of the prophet Muhammed PBUH, And we sent no MESSENGER, but with the language of his people that he might explain to them clearly, then Allah guides whom he pleases, he leaves in error whom he pleases, He is the Mighty, the Wise. If memory serves correctly, that is from the surah entitled, Ibrahim ayat 4 or 14. As I see it, the messenger to an english speaking people will be an English speaker. Whether that was Drew Ali, Elijah, Sheikh Daoud, Malcolm or one unknown or unborn is debatable, but surely he or she will be speaking this and not a foreign (Arabic) tongue.

I've noticed that critics of Farrakahn and others who dare to speak out against the white supremacist culture always say that they are right BUT, things are better, we're making progress -- things aren't as bad as they used to be, besides farrakhan used to sing calypso, Jesse's got a baby out of wedlock, Al's got a perm.... They use the old bait and switch, they knock the message by attacking the messenger. We, who consider ourselves as part of the Thinking segment of society should be able to focus on the meal without paying so much attention to the plate on which it is served.
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