“In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful. By the time!—Surely man is in loss, Except those who believe and do good, and enjoin one another to Truth, and enjoin one another to patience.” ~ 103rd Chapter of the Holy Qur’an
Brothers and sisters, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and The Civil Rights Movement opened a way for us to go into business establishments that we were denied entry into, or to sleep in motels or hotels, or dine in restaurants that we were not permitted to sleep in or dine in before, we took our money away from spending with our own, and building a future for our own—and we began to spend our wealth with those who had denied us entry, for hundreds of years, into their establishments.
And so the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, in “The Muslim Program” that he put on the back page of the Muhammad Speaks newspaper; and now, on the back page of The Final Call newspaper: In “Point No. 9 of What The Muslims Believe,” he stated: “WE BELIEVE that the offer of integration is hypocritical and is made by those who are trying to deceive the Black peoples into believing that their 400-year-old open enemies of freedom, justice and equality are, all of a sudden, their ‘friends.’ Furthermore, we believe that such deception is intended to prevent Black people from realizing that the time in history has arrived for the separation from the Whites of this nation. …”
As our subject a few broadcasts ago was “What Must Be Done”: America, you must let God’s People go! We have served you faithfully for 450 years as a slave, then as a free slave. We have fought in all of your wars, for your freedom and your independence—but, we are still singing “We Shall Overcome.” You have denied us everything that it takes to make a people free, justified and equal. We pay taxes like every other citizen, but our taxes support a school system that does not feed us, does not educate us, and does not qualify us! We support a political system that has been against us from the very beginning. We fight for a government that has been an open enemy to The Liberation Struggle of our people! It is not that we have been your “enemy,” but a government has been ours. The Final Call...