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Submitted by AlbertE. (United States), Jan 2, 2014 at 19:37

It has often been suggested that Wallace Fard was an Ahmadiyya muslim from New Zealand originally from the British Raj. His true beliefs as adopted by the Black Muslims therefore would be absolutely heretical to conventional Muslims.

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Far more prosaically, he was an American and a former MSTA member named David Ford.

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