Despite its name

Despite its name - Despite its name, Muslim Mosque, Inc.,...

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Unformatted text preview: Despite its name, Muslim Mosque, Inc., Malcolm's organization was intended to be primarily a secular, politically-oriented activist group dedicated to carrying out the program of racial separation and community control which the Nation of Islam had put forth but failed to act upon. Malcolm realized the necessity of including blacks of all faiths in his new organization, so he attempted to de- emphasize the religious bias. At the same time, however, he was being influenced more and more by the orthodox Islam faith of the Middle East, and early in 1964, he decided to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, the Holy City of Islam a journey which every true Muslim must make once in his lifetime. Malcolm's pilgrimage to Mecca was financed by Ella, who had also broken with the Nation of Islam, and who had been saving to make the pilgrimage herself. The trip was arranged with the cooperation and who had been saving to make the pilgrimage herself....
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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