Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad headed a racist movement that believed white people were subhuman and doomed to be exterminated. His successor as leader of the original theological movement, Louis Farrakhan, is one of the country’s most notorious bigots.
The same city which tore down the famous statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the museum that he helped found, because he was “controversial”, just decided to name a block after Muhammad.
The New York City Council on Thursday approved a plan to name a Harlem block in honor of Elijah Muhammad, the controversial late leader of the Nation of Islam.
The bid to name the intersection of W. 127th St. and Malcolm X Boulevard as “The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad Way” proved the most contentious element of a Council bill drawn up to tag honorary names on 129 public spaces in the city.
Muhammad, a Chicago religious leader who described white people as “devils,” is seen by some Americans as an inspirational figure for his work championing Black empowerment. But critics view him as a voice of racism and antisemitism.
If you don’t approve of a street named after a racist…you’re a racist.
Councilwoman Kristin Richardson Jordan, the far-left Harlem Democrat who proposed the street naming for Muhammad, said the honor is “way overdue.”
“It is actually not OK to erase Black leaders who are not pleasing to white people,” Jordan told her colleagues during the full Council vote. “I profoundly vote aye on Elijah Muhammad Way.”
Beyond being less than “pleasing” to all the people he hated, Elijah Muhammad was an ally of the KKK.
Both the Klan and the NOI, Muhammad summarized, opposed integration and race mixing. Each group was on record as opposing the goals of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., although for separate and unequal reasons. The Muslims viewed King as a chief rival. The Klan saw him as a dangerous threat to white hegemony. Moreover, Muhammad allowed for no “hierarchy” among Caucasians on the issue of white supremacy; from the sitting U.S. president to the imperial wizard, all were slammed as “white devils.”
Accordingly, the Messenger told his two ministers in Chicago that day that the Muslims and the Klan indeed had similar goals but with different shading.
“We want what they want,” Jeremiah remembered the Messenger stating plainly.
The Nation of Islam had a secret pact with the KKK. And a not-so-secret one with the Nazis.
In 1961, Elijah Muhammad, founder of the black supremacist Nation of Islam, met with Ku Klux Klan leaders at the Magnolia Hall in Atlanta. Although they had different ideas about the skin color of the master race, they shared the belief that blacks and whites should stay separate.
The following year, Muhammad invited American Nazi Party chief George Lincoln Rockwell to address a Nation convention in Chicago, even though Rockwell had often called blacks “the lowest scum of humanity.”
Flanked by a dozen storm troopers in swastika armbands, Rockwell told an audience of 5,000 Nation devotees that he was “proud to stand here before black men. … Elijah Muhammad is the Adolf Hitler of the black man.”
Democrats are fine with this.
Later in the day, Council Speaker Adrienne Adams declined to take a position on honoring Muhammad, but said the legislation celebrates a collection of “extraordinary individuals.”
“For the most part, the requests that come in for street co-namings are at the behest of what the community wants,” the Queens Democrat told reporters. “So you’d have to ask the member and her community about that.”
“We stand on what the community wants,” Adams added.
Councilman Charles Barron, a Brooklyn Democrat and one-time member of the Harlem branch of the Black Panther Party, loudly defended Muhammad’s inclusion in the legislation.
Barron charged Thursday that opponents of the Muhammad co-naming had not brought the same energy to pushing back against street names that honor American slaveholders.
“You’re all right with Washington Ave., Jefferson St.,” Barron said, referencing streets named for George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, two slaveholders. “You said nothing.”
“But when it came to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, there was some resistance,” Barron said. “But I’m glad that this body didn’t allow for that contradiction of resistance to take place.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the Democrat Party.
As someone pointed out, the block intersects with Malcolm X Boulevard whom Muhammad had killed.
Take it from Brother Malcolm.
Why are they threatening your life?
MALCOLM X: Well, primarily because they afraid that I will tell the real reason that they’ve been — that I’m out of the Black Muslim movement, which I never told, I kept to myself. But the real reason is that Elijah Muhammad, the head of the movement, is the father of eight children by six different teenage girls, six different teenaged girls who were his private personal secretary.
There’s no room for Teddy Roosevelt in New York City, but a red carpet for this black supremacist filth.
Mo de Profit says
“ Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad headed a racist movement that believed white people were subhuman and doomed to be exterminated. ”
That movement is now called the United Nations.
Jeff Bargholz says
The only things that should be named after Elijah Muhammad are prisons and sewage treatment plants. And maybe an out house somewhere.
rocco barbella says
Whites are their own worst enemies. Whites participate and take the lead in tearing down statues of Roosevelt, Columbus, etc. You think blacks would ever tear down statues of blacks? Or rename black schools? Blacks erect statues of criminals like George Floyd and celebrate.
The great pugilist, Muhammad Ali, was also in favor of segregation. He was a vocal opponent of race mixing. Ali has been interviewed saying if a black woman, or man is caught dating a white they should be killed. Ali agreed with the KKK. He’s another NOI disciple.
Yet, Ali is celebrated by all people as some kind of Civil Rights Martyr. A white person looks at someone cross eyed and they are ruined. Blacks get free reign.
Andrew Blackadder says
Negroes in America understand a leader that has many children with many different women as that is part and parcel of their everyday culture and until the blacks in America learn that success is the best revenge they will always need the White man to pay their Welfare while calling him a racist dog.
Biting the hand that feeds you will only make you more hungry.
Who wants to go into China Town for Lunch or Dinner, who wants to go into Japan Town, German Town, Polish Town, how about Black Town… Anybody want to go into there day or night for Lunch or Dinner…
That aint a trick question but ya have to wonder why that is ?.
Naming a street after such a man as the leader of NOI is too classic as he is a hero and not a man who commits adultery or even a murderer.
This is why many black Americans want to take over the place of white hero’s in Movies because they have no decent hero’s in their own culture.
Everything Americans use in their daily life was invented, created, and discovered by the Caucasian Male, but I guess we shouldn’t mention that as that kinda truth sounds WAY too racist for reality today.
rocco barbella says
Angel Jacob says
Muslims using blacks to destroy America from within.
That is exactly what is going on!
Malcolm Little (X) would be thrilled.
Spurwing Plover says
Noting that Central Park has a statue for a Terrorists(Che)this is not surprising the Big Apples core has become so rotten the worms are leaving and so are the people
Communism isn’t the threat to this world… satanic islam is!
The Holy Bible says… the Antichrist will stand on the Temple Mount and pray for the world, while being exalted as a god…
Who else can do that on the temple Mount? Only a satanic worshiping muslim!
See… only muslims can pray on the Temple Mount… no other religion is permitted to do so…
Remember… is was the satanic islamic Ottoman Empire that sided with Germany during World War One…
It was a muslim that taught Hitler & Himmler how to exterminate humans during World War Two… this muslim gained his experience by killing Christian Armenians… <<< Which satanic islam tries to deny ever happening…
No one can trust anything about satanic islam! And yet… America is bowing down to satanic islam…
Hason Cornley says
Comparing him to Hitler just has to be the most ignorant and disrespectful post I’ve ever read on here and for the comments you people are so ignorant in laws that’s why you are where you are
You have an extra “For” in the second line of the headline