A boxing legend who referred to Caucasians as “white devils” and “crackers” along with the leader of a racist anti-Semitic black cult will be honored by the U.S. government if resolutions pending in Congress are enacted by federal lawmakers.
The nearly identical measures, recently introduced in the House and Senate, aim to celebrate the “history and contributions of Muslims of the United States” and include controversial candidates that are clearly undeserving of the distinction.
Among them are two key figures in the Nation of Islam, a political and religious movement well known for its racially divisive rhetoric. The group’s doctrine actually states black people created white people in a genetic experiment 6,000 years ago and that “Judgment Day” means the Gods will destroy the entire white race (devils) and establish a paradise nation ruled forever by blacks.
Its influential leader in the 1960s, Malcolm X, is among the Muslims that will be recognized for their contributions to the nation if the resolutions pass. FBI records uncovered by Judicial Watch show that under Malcolm X’s leadership the Nation of Islam followed Mohammad’s interpretation of the “Koran,” which taught that white people are “white devils” to be destroyed in a coming “War of Armageddon.”
The agency monitored the group closely in the 60s and described it as an “all-Negro, quasi-religious organization which espouses a line of violent hatred of the white race, Government, law and law enforcement.”
Another Muslim honoree listed in the House and Senate resolutions is boxer Muhammad Ali, a Nation of Islam heavyweight that also spewed plenty of hate alongside Malcolm X, his friend and mentor. The FBI records obtained by Judicial Watch document Ali’s racist mosque tirades in which he referred to Caucasians as “white devils” and “crackers” and told worshipers that “black women have the best sons and daughters in the world.”
Known as Cassius Clay before converting to Islam, Ali also said “programs of integration are useless,” that blacks want separation not integration and that the 1964 Civil Rights Act was a “swindle.” The three-time heavyweight champion also told Muslims during a mosque delivery that “the so-called Negro is the original man and is superior to the white devil” and that he’d rather be with his own people than “blue-eyed devil white people.”
Celebrating such hate may seem outrageous to some Americans. The idea originally came from California Democrat Judy Chu, who introduced the House version of the Muslim honor bill. New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker introduced the Senate version, which is nearly identical with one notable difference; Chu’s measure uses the term “American Muslims” and the Senate document refers to the candidates only as Muslim, omitting the American part.
Nevertheless, both versions celebrate the millions of Muslims in the U.S. for building a vibrant community of diverse races, ethnicities, viewpoints and backgrounds. Here is a snippet from the text; “Whereas many African slaves brought to the Americas, including the American colonies later known as the United States, were Muslim and made innumerable contributions to the founding of the United States; Whereas Muslims of the United States—come from a myriad of diverse cultural backgrounds; and practice their faith according to a variety of different historical schools of thought and traditions within the Sunni and Shi’a interpretations of Islam…”
Malcolm X appears under the “religious leaders” category and is further glamorized as a civil rights activist and reformer. Even the leftwing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) describes the Nation of Islam as “deeply racist, antisemitic and anti-gay,” earning it a “prominent position in the ranks of organized hate.” Ali is listed as a boxer under “Olympic medalists.” Other categories include entrepreneurs, elected officials and entertainers. A Minnesota congresswoman (Ilhan Omar) embroiled in a series of anti-Semitic controversies also appears on the Muslim honoree list.
“America is great because we have been shaped by the aspirations and hard work of people from every country and religion,” Congresswoman Chu said in a statement promoting her Muslim resolution. “That includes our vibrant American-Muslim community. Whether born here or an immigrant here, American Muslims are as vital to our history and our future as anyone, which is why it is so heartbreaking to see so many attempts at division and fear mongering from even the highest levels of our government.
Instead, this resolution emphasizes the works and contributions of American Muslims who broke barriers, designed our skylines, brought about innovations in science and technology, fought for us, educated us, and continue to shape our culture. I’m proud to celebrate our diversity and to judge people based on what they do, not who they worship. With this resolution, I hope we can continue to build connections and appreciation, not division and fear.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the terrorist front group that operates under the guise of a civil rights organization, has called on “all Americans to urge their members of Congress to co-sponsor” the resolutions.