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Nation of Islam Gets Cash for Proselytizing in U.S. Prisons

An expose by the Washington Examiner has revealed that the black nationalist Nation of Islam, founded and led by Louis Farrakhan, is proselytizing its values to prisoners across America. According to government records, Farrakhan’s followers have been teaching its religious study programs in federal prisons since 2008 and has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for its services from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice. Even the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled this organization as a hate group. House Homeland Security Subcommittee chairman Rep. Peter King (R-NY) called the findings “beyond the pale.” Read more…

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The Nation of Islam and its leaders have received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the U.S. government since 2008 to teach religious study programs for federal prison inmates, according to records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.

A black nationalist group led by Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam preaches that white people are “blue-eyed devils” and Jews are “the synagogue of Satan.” Its leaders have received at least $364,500 in contracts and awards from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice between fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2019.

The funding was designed to provide “Nation of Islam religious services,” “Nation of Islam spiritual guide services,” “Nation of Islam study services,” and other related programming led by the organization’s leaders, according to Bureau of Prison records. The Nation of Islam has been labeled a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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