This 2005 photo with former President Barack Obama was captured by the Final Call Newspaper’s Senior Editor Askia Muhammad at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) meeting on Capitol Hill. It was hidden for 12 years and has now been released in the journalist’s book, “The Autobiography of Charles 67X”. #Farrakhan
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakahn
HOUSTON—Accompanied with his research and lectures, Dr. Wesley Muhammad released his thoroughly documented publication Understanding the Assault on The Black Man, Black Manhood and Black Masculinity, in which he points out the connection between the feminization of Black men through chemically altered marijuana and other methods as part of the U.S. government’s desire to control Black men and neutralize Black male aggression.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has sent the book to politicians, religious leaders and President Donald J. Trump.
Dr. Muhammad has also received threats and ugly comments as he has taught about the wicked plans of the government against Black people and as he has pointed out negative individual behavior that hurts Black people.
Last month, Tree Of Knowledge Entertainment, a Houston-based organization arranged for Dr. Muhammad to give a lecture and town hall meeting dealing with “Chemical Feminization & The Assault On Black Manhood.”
The event was to take place at the historic SHAPE community center in Third Ward Houston. During the week leading up to Dr. Muhammad’s visit, threats began to rain down aggressively from members of the LGBTQ community. The center eventually backed out of hosting the event.
Event co-organizer Robert Muhammad of Tree of Knowledge Entertainment said Deloyd Parker, co-founder of SHAPE community center was approached about having Dr. Wesley Muhammad there for a lecture and town hall meeting. Mr. Parker admitted that he didn’t know much about Dr. Wesley Muhammad, but agreed to the event, said Robert Muhammad.
Mr. Parker also began to do research and watching YouTube videos of Dr. Wesley Muhammad, said Robert Muhammad.
Then a flier began to circulate of the lecture and town hall meeting and outcry from the LGBTQ group began to flood the SHAPE community center Facebook page. “It [threats] was on social media. That’s where I first saw it,” shared Robert Muhammad. Michael Clark, who is co-founder of Tree Of Knowledge Entertainment, also saw the messages.
Robert Muhammad said he learned of a meeting between SHAPE community center staff members and the LGBTQ group. And he also said he reached out to someone opposed to the lecture and town hall. “I reached out to him and invited him to have a seat at the table for intelligent discourse, because it’s going to be an open forum,” said Robert Muhammad said. The offer was declined, he said.
According to Robert Muhammad, during the meeting between SHAPE community center and the LGBTQ group, Mr. Parker offered critics a seat at the table and the ability to host their own event to share their beliefs. Both offers were turned down, he said.
Videos of individuals present for those meetings began circulating on social media along with threats of coming to the SHAPE community center to cut off power and block entrances, he said.
Subsequently, Robert Muhammad and Michael Clark met with Deloyd Parker who informed them of threats being made against him and SHAPE community center by the LGBTQ community.
Minister Abdul Haleem Muhammad, regional student minister for the Nation of Islam, learned of the threats as well as the vandalism and defacing of the SHAPE community center. He made sure Dr. Muhammad spoke at a Nation of Islam facility in Houston, so the venue changed but the event went forward.
The subject “Chemical Feminization & The Assault On Black Manhood” was chosen by the event organizers, said Min. Haleem Muhammad.
Min. Haleem Muhammad observed that the tensions were an opportunity for an enemy to step in. “We don’t know whether it was the LGBTQ community that vandalized the SHAPE. We don’t know if it was the LGBTQ that called in the threats,” he said. He also called for a meeting with the Black community and SHAPE so that the conflict could be sorted out. Mr. Parker has a 48-year track record of standing up for the community against police brutality, the U.S. government, standing up against the death penalty and other issues that directly affect the Black community.
Min. Haleem Muhammad observed that during a Nov. 16 major press conference, Min. Farrakhan said, “Muslims, do you know that we are the only thing that stands in between their wicked plan of the de-masculinization of the Black man? The only thing that stands between that is the Nation of Islam.”
Dr. Wesley Muhammad told The Final Call that the problems in Houston mirror a cancellation in Philadelphia. The title for his keynote at a Philadelphia conference in October was “How To Make A Homosexual: The Scientific Assault On Black America,” which was scheduled for the Universal Audenried Charter High School at the 23rd Annual Locs Conference. He had changed his subject from “The Assault On The Blackman.” “When I decided to deal specifically with the subject that I chose, ‘How To Make A Homosexual: Understanding The Chemical Assault On Black America,’ that’s really where all hell broke loose,” Dr. Wesley Muhammad said. A flier was posted and Monica Roberts, who is based in Houston and is editor of TransGriot blog responded, he said.
He later found out a local state representative intervened and his presence was protested in local newspapers. “I read, I believe it was, the Philadelphia Tribune, one of those Philadelphia newspapers that quoted Mayor Jim Kenney as saying that I am a totally unacceptable speaker to come to Philly, because I have a message of pure hate,” said Dr. Muhammad.
Dr. Wesley Muhammad reiterated that protests were based on the flier, because the lecture had not been given. A decision was made to disinvite him from the Locs Conference. “A trend was set, however, and an unfortunate precedent was set that was followed into Houston,” he said. Monica Roberts was a part of the LGBT community opposition, he added. “She is based in Houston, and when the flier for Houston went up Monica Roberts posted a blog saying, ‘You can change the title of the lecture, but it’s still the same,’ and declared to make sure that I never come into Houston,” he said. “You can bet all of my writings, there is not a single word of threat or harm to the Black LGBTQ.” His writings are about the different assaults on the Black community.
He pointed out the irony of the LGBTQ activists in Houston using the mantra “All Black Lives Matter” against him. “It was me who introduced that phraseology when the LGBTQ was trying to convince White people that Black Lives Matter when White racists were retorting to ‘All Lives Matter.’ I introduced this specifically in defense of the humanity of our Black LGBTQ family. Their life does matter to us,” he said.
Either they don’t know what I teach or “they’re fully aware and they are being deliberately deceptive regarding our message,” he said.
Dr. Wesley Muhammad expressed disappointment regarding censorship and refusal to have a public discussion. “Once we allow people to frighten us out of certain public discourse, then we have come to a very, very sad place,” he said. Still, he remains a popular, rising, sought-after speaker.
Min. Farrakhan defended Dr. Muhammad in his October Holy Day of Atonement keynote address, noting Dr. Muhammad’s research into how the government had weaponized marijuana and its impact angered some people. “My brother has made so many people angry with him, but I want you to know something, he has to teach what God has shown him to warn you of the consequences of your actions,” said the Minister. “If I were you, I’d let him preach … because we will hurt you if you try and hurt a brother that’s trying to help you save your life.”
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Moments like this is why I love going out every week into the Southeast Houston streets with my Fruit of Islam brothers. This is one of the most energetic young gods we’ve met on the block. Every time we’ve seen him, like others, we dropped some jewels on him from the wisdom of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. In some of his darkest moments, he’s come to us for a ray of hope…
He walked up to me on Friday with a beaming smile and said, “Aye, I’ve been listening to my man on YouTube!!” I said, “Who is that?” He said, “THE MINISTER!” as he pointed to the picture of Minister Farrakhan on the back of The Final Call Newspaper I was holding.
He testified of how listening to Minister Farrakhan’s messages has helped to change his life and that things are a lot better in his life than the last time we saw him. All Praise is Due to Allah!! Inspiration is contagious!!! Let’s keep spreading it!! #NationOfIslam #Hope #HopeDealers #Farrakhan #Success
Had to share this…..
While pushing The Final Call Newspaper yesterday in Southeast Houston, I spotted this sister from a distance walking and pulling a huge basket. Once she got closer to the corner we were on she was noticeably struggling. I walked over and said “Sister, can we assist you?” It was packed with groceries from a nearby store that’s about 10-15mins from where we were…if you’re DRIVING. So I asked her did she walk that entire distance and she said yes. I asked her how far she had to go and offered to pull it for her. She said she had to go to the next light, which was way too far.
As I offered to help, she said “Nah, that’s okay. I’ve seen y’all men out here a lot. Y’all are busy doing some good stuff and I don’t want to burden y’all with my petty problems.” I said, “No, sister you’re not burdening us, we are out here for you.”
She then started crying and telling me that the reason she was pulling the groceries by herself was due to getting in an argument with her husband at the store and he told her to walk by herself. Then she said, “And I’m pregnant too.” I said “We got you.” We had her to have a seat at the nearby bus stop as I pulled the basket and Brother Linton went to bring his SUV around. We loaded up her basket in the back and headed toward her home. She then told us how she’s 28 and her husband is 31 and how he hasn’t been the same since he came out of the military. Then she said that yesterday actually marked the 3rd month of her pregnancy.
As we drove her home, the distance was longer than we thought and we thank Allah she passed by us because that would have been a 45+ minute walk. I was sharing words with her from The Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan lecture series titled “How To Give Birth To A God” and how precious she is, and why her husband must treat her better and the type of things she should feed the mind of the child as its formulating in the womb. When we got to her home she inquired about what religion we represent because she’d be interested in attending a service. We unloaded her basket, gave her contact info and invited her and her husband to the mosque. She thanked us and we headed to go door to door. We are here to SERVE. Praise be to Allah!
Ebony S. Muhammad (EM): You’ve been a close companion of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan by way of his security team since you were 19 years old. You’ve been by his side during some of his most trying moments as well as moments of divine heights. How have both (his trials and successes) been a trial for you and a test of your faith?
Rashad Muhammad (RM): I find it quite interesting that you used the term ‘companion’ to describe my relationship to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan because from my perspective, I think of my relationship with him in greater or broader terms because he means more to me than a companion. It’s out of his existence that my being came to exist. He is the definer of the diameter of my mind, unlocking and undergirding all the principles of my actions giving me the opportunity to become what the creator intended for me to be from the beginning of my creation. I believe that my journey with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has allowed me to witness this remarkable man on his journey to oneness with Allah (God). I cannot, in truth tell you of his trials because they are his. What I do have familiarity with and have witnessed personally, is the depth of his faith and I can and do bear witness that it is out of his faith that he approaches every situation that comes into his life—no matter what the nature of that situation. I can also speak on how I have seen him act in what I perceived to have been profoundly difficult moments and soaring divine heights.
One of the most difficult tasks that I have witnessed him approach is the restoration of the Black man and woman back to our original self. For example, the Million Man March in 1995, the way it came about, the manner in which he worked to produce the momentum necessary for it to take place successfully on the day of and the day after, and in truth beyond to this day. I cannot fully express in words the absolute beauty of watching a man, guided by a power higher than himself, placing his unconditional trust in that power and allowing that power to govern, not some but all of his actions in order to fulfill the divine purpose of our Creator.
EM: How real of an issue is burn out, resentment or even bitterness when it comes to being in the ministry? How do these sentiments enter the mind/heart of the one positioned to serve? How does one combat against it?
RM: The issue of burnout, resentment and bitterness is very real. It derives from an inordinate self-interest growing out of a lack of understanding of the greater picture and the natural progression of life. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan stated that time brings you in and time takes you out. Then he raised the question what are you doing with God’s time? Each one of us is given a time to serve when we’re given the gift of life. A sign of our growing wisdom is that we will undertake the task of developing our potential so that our lives become relevant in accordance with the time. When we are allowed to serve as a Labour in any capacity, we are allotted time as long as we can remain relevant. What allows us to stay relevant is our service to the Believers. If our service is rooted in vanity, our time will be cut short. But, if our service is rooted in Love and good service, then you can serve the entire span of your individual life. No one serves forever, but if we serve a cause that is bigger than our self, our service may live long after we are physically gone. Sometimes we can out serve our time, which can rob us of the good that has been done.
EM: I always hear the Minister give care and consideration in his opening. He does not waste one word throughout his messages. What kind of spirit does it take and what kind of love does it take to overcome exhaustion where it doesn’t affect one’s ability to convey the word of Allah?
RM: The key to understanding the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is to understand the nature of his humility. He is the personification of what it means to be humble maintaining himself in his proper positon as a Student to a Divine Teacher, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. In all things that he undertakes he is seeking not to please people but to please his Father the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Master Fard Muhammad. This core desire manifests outwardly in how he handles the people of God and inwardly in how he thinks about the people of God. There is so much in the word humility that most fail to consider. The true root of humility can be found in true, unconditional love and respect for God, which in turn allow one’s actions to be governed by principles that are upheld by Allah (God) Himself. Most of us fain humility when in truth we are in fact vain, desirous of being served so that our egos are feed which is a denial of the power of God in Others. There is only one kind of love, though we frequently put the title love on madness, which leads to the misunderstanding and misapplication of the word. We are taught that God ‘IS’ Love, with ‘IS’ being equivalent to the equal sign, meaning that as in mathematics, what is on one side is the same, or equal in value and weight as what is on the other side.
EM: If you don’t mind sharing one, what hurdle did you have to overcome to experience a significant growth that may have been life saving for you in the ministry?
RM: The past year or so has shown me that there was something in me that I was blinded to until I was able to look back retrospectively on a particular situation. Briefly, there was a meeting and I was requested to be at the meeting, and I said ‘I am not coming to the meeting’. Now as a subordinate to the one calling the meeting, I did not have that right—to refuse to come. Later when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan counseled me he said, “As a subordinate you are to obey those in authority as long as it doesn’t conflict with your religion, and when your superior officer calls you to a meeting you are obligated to come.” The result of me refusing to attend the meeting, was that I have been suspended from the post I was holding at the time.