Black Muslims Flirt with Nasser; Jews Included in Their 'Hate the
Whites' Cause in Methodist Minis ter C. Eric Lincoln's Study Report
sumption that the great mass of
American Negro people are not
going to be content to stand
The Black Muslims present a
serious problem. It is not mini-
mized by Dr. Lincoln. The "hate
the whites" movement is mena-
cing. Dr. Lincoln's study is a
realistic warning of the exist-
ence of this menace.
Differences of opinion exist
One of their leaders, Malcolm states: "Unlike the Jew, the
as to the future possibilities for X, often referred to by Dr. Lin- Negro need not be troubled by ing given its readers the assur-
expansion and success of the coln, is quoted: "The Arabs, as the possibility of assimilation ance that "Detroit police keep
Black Muslims movement, a colored people, should and into the 'mainstream of Ameri- an eye on it. State Police rou-
which counts more than 100,000 must make more effort to reach can life. Even those Negroes tinely pick up lists of students
supporters in this country at the millions of colored people who consider it desirable know attending the University of
this time. But that it is menac- in America who are related to that it is not soon to be achieved Islam. The FBI watches." Re-
ing, that is white-hating, that it the Arabs by blood. These mil- . . . The American Negro does porter Magazine is quoted as
is militant is no longer doubted. lions of colored peoples would not seriously address either his finding that it is "difficult to see
Mezudat Koah: Near this po-
They do not want to be known be completely in sympathy with efforts or his hopes to such a how a militant movement like lice fortress of War of Inde-
as Negroes. They say if the the Arab cause!"
goal. But if he is unexcited the Temples of Islam can at- pendence fame in Israel the
tract a wide following." But Jewish National Fund has
whites can call themselves
While the Black Muslims about assimilation, he is in- Pulitzer
Prize Winner Harry planted some 350,000 forest
white, then there is no reason have denied receiving finan- tensely serious about integra-
Ashmore said that as long as trees with contributions from
why they can not be called cial aid from the United Arab tion. .. ."
the Muslims "are around and
Republic and "the UAR has
• s ms o •
in- talking it is a reasonable as- the USA, Britain, So. Africa,
Australia and the Congo.
C. Eric Lincoln, an ordained , shown little public recogni-
ion. "They are a se
Methodist minister, professor of tion of the movement,"
people," they "do not" nsi er
social philosophy at Clark Col- Lincoln states. that
im themselves American at heart,"
lege, Atlanta, describes the rise leaders have bee
corned they condemn the NAACP.
of this movement and its activi- enthusiastically
Deploring the group's hatred
ties in "The Black Muslims in the movem
as received for the white man, Dr. Lincoln
America," published by Beacon important
uragement and states that such an ttitude
Press (25 _Beacon St., Boston 8). advice
Egyptian na- "may hav tr
this country. T
Dr. Lincoln tells how the tionals
e new Jewish Community Center
o " He
have responded by • lar
Black Muslim idea developed, Musli
Curtis at Meyers, Detroit
ng themselves s• e-
how it grew from its beginnings, consi
in Detroit, to 69 temples that cifical
ust attack t
Both courses are for 6 weeks —
now function from Massachu- than
disease, not its sympto
d to identif
setts to California and Florida.
beginning Oct. 1 1 th
The author of this study had selves •th President Nasser,
read an appraisal of Christian- whose pi re graces the walls
ave done so with
ity by developers of the Black om many
• as made
Wed. 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. — Ladies only.
Muslim idea in which it was temples. Malcolm
conviction so brutal a prob-
said: "The Christian religion is a frank bid for UAR vipport.
lem deserves, there will be no
incompatible with the Negro's
Dr. Lincoln compares the Black Muslims. There will be
aspirations for dignity and position of the Negro to that of no need for them. And Amer.
Wed. 8 P.M. to 9:13 P.M. —
equality in America." He there- the Jew, lists Jewish movements
will be a better place for
Husband and wife are one registration.
upon set out on his "interesting that strive against anti-Semit- us all."
. and fascinating adventure" of ism, points to the ability of the
Will the Black Muslims grow
For further information, call the Adult Education Department
learning about this movement. Jew, as a white,, to "pass" and - attract an even wider fol-
of the Center, DI 1-4200 — eary registration suggested.
At the very outset, Dr. Lincoln among non-Jews, by name lowing? The Free Press is
Courses conducted by A. I. Morrison of Morrison & Frumin,
changing and other methods, quoted by Dr. Lincoln as having
Inc., members Detroit Stock Exchange.
"To most Negroes the a n d, discussing assimilation, posed the problem and as hav-
teachings of the Black Muslim
leader, Elijah Muhammad,
are intellectually repugnant,
but one is uncomfortably con-
scious of an emotional ambi-
valence towards the •attraction
and the power of a doctrine
which promises an 'escape
into freedom' after so many
years and so many forms of
It is an objective study in
which Dr. Lincoln describes the
Black Muslims as "probably
America's fastest growing racial
sect." He states that "the
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movement is growing rapidaly."
It demands that the United
ARV is now made with pure
has a su ny bright
vor and golden-
States should set up a separate
state for the black people —
smooth texture . • ma ki g it a grand table
"occupying as much as one-fifth
s tural hig
ead and simply
of the nation's territory"—and
•nderful in your
while their ultimate demand
or t " h L
cooking and baki
commands no attention among
factor is th
non-Muslim Negroes, it "strikes
for every mea
a responsive, if reluctant, chord
time—a v ke
in many Negro hearts."
Their first leader, Wallac D.
amily. o take advanta
Fard, came to Detroit in 1930
to start the movement. To this
day, William L. Sherrill main-
, tains United Negro Improve-
ment Association headquarters
in Detroit. A so-called Univer-
sity of Islam is conducted here.
The movement claims that
it is not anti-Semitic, yet all
indications are that the Black
Muslims are prejudiced
against and jealous of Jews.
As Dr. Lincoln explains their
attitude: "The Jew clings to
•lex::: • :•.;s%
his white identity even though
he is persecuted by other
white men. The Anglo-Saxon
looks down on the Jew. The
Jew hates the Anglo-Saxon
but considers himself better
than the Black Man.' "
The group • is anti-Christian.
Dr. Lincoln describes its view
as being that "America's so-
called Negroes are the 'Last
Nation of Islam in North Amer-
ica' "; that "the Original Man is,
by declaration of Allah himself,
`none other than Black Man.' "
Dr. Lincoln .continues to analyze
their views, stating:
`‘`They must never be aggres-
sors, but 'it is a Divine Law for
us to defend ourselves if at-
tacked.' Indeed, if Jesus had
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