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NOI is a Dangerous Cult, not a Religion

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Submitted by T. H. Lane (United States), Oct 26, 2002 at 03:33

The fact that NOI claims to be Muslim is about as valid as Jim Jones claiming to be Christian because he used the Holy Bible in his services. I agree that NOI was born out of a militant desire to "throw off the shackles of the slave religion", however it has been co-opted and transformed into something much more dangerous than an "alternative religion".

Farrahkan has created an army of militant black nationalists who believe anything he says. If you can convince some poor fool that the "mother ship" is orbiting earth, how hard could it be to convince him to commit any act of violence the cult leader requires?
NOI is nothing more than the Cult of Farrahkan. Sure, he's moderated his speech and toned down the rhetoric in public, but it's all a scam: he doesn't mean a word of it...

He and other so called black civil rights leaders have fostered so much hate, distrust and racism in the black community that it is easy to whip up militant emotions in people who have been convinced they have no way to respond other than violently.

If this nation wasn't under the spell of Political Correctness, Farrahkan and his ilk would have been put away by the FBI years ago, much like the former KKK leaders were.

Nothing we've seen yet will compare to the chaos and destruction that will be wrought at the hands of "home grown" terrorists like those currently being nurtured within the NOI.
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