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NOI = Terrorists?

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Submitted by valaree (United States), Nov 29, 2005 at 18:15

I don't quite agree with Ali getting this medal. But I hear people equating Nation of Islam with Terrorists? I would hardly compare them with the women-and-children killing maniacs who currently defnine terrorist.

I realize that was a highly volatile time in America. That does not mean an organization of black men were terrorists. I guess I could understand the label application better if it wer applied to maybe the Black Panthers..they still were not terrorists. Blacks and Black men in particular were stripped of everything, and had yet to be "given back" their pride, dignity, and manhood by the government. They needed something to hold on to and make them feel manly. And many white people were devilish back then, not all, but it was socially acceptable..it was status quo at the time.
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