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Submitted by elton (United States), Jun 1, 2006 at 12:44

Im not a member or supporter of any Islamic group but I disagree with you on the overall opinions you present in the article. For example, the notion that Elijah Mohammad was spreading a message of hate. In the era he lived in the teachings of awareness was right on topic. You can not base what he said about the white race to the standards of today. Times were very racist and segregated. Any black leader who was willing to teach and practice all out love of their enemy should have been deemed a traitor. If Bush was in the black movement, most of the leaders would have been classified as to embolden the enemy. Then the teachings were very necessary. The blacks of that era needed to know the truth, and if what he was saying wasn't the truth, they could ill afford to let themselves be lead astray by leaders with soft teachings that would ultimately destroy the black self-awareness on issues of race relations

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