Monday, February 7, 2011

Facts About Malcolm X - Was Egypt Coming to America?

Malcolm XImage via WikipediaBy Derek Lavelle

A fact about Malcolm X and his story concerns Egypt and the Nation of Islam. In 1961, black America was marching and chanting against a segregated government similar to the recent protest that is happening in Egypt.

Black Americans were fed up with an unjust and unequal government that limited and segregated them from the rest of its citizens.

However, in 1961 the Nation of Islam unveiled an architectural drawing of a hospital, museum, worship center and library proposed to be built in their newspaper "Muhammad Speaks."

Malcolm X states in his autobiography that this University and Hospital was going to fashioned after the University of Cairo in Egypt. But, most blacks in America didn't even know that the University of Cairo in Egypt existed.

Blacks also didn't know that the University of Cairo is one of the oldest and finest universities in the world. It is especially renowned for its Medical and Surgical center around the world. And the University of Cairo also produces one of the finest medical schools in the world.

If this center was going to be fashioned after The University of Cairo were Egyptians going to build it?

Was Mr. Muhammad bringing Egypt to America?

Is it possible that this was a direct attempt by Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam to combat the inferior image that segregated America had made of Africa and African people?

An Egyptian hospital would have changed the image of Africa in the minds of many Americans, especially, African Americans who at that time were ashamed of their African heritage.

The timeless city of Cairo, Egypt and its Renown University of Cairo would have been a huge factor in making black people proud of their African descent.

However, this center was never built because of a mistake Malcolm X made concerning the murder of President Kennedy in 1963. Malcolm X's "chickens coming home to roost" comments sent a tremor through the Islamic world and created a division between himself and his leader, Elijah Muhammad that would never be resolved.

This one fact about Malcolm X kept Egypt from coming to America.

Derek Lavelle once a promising boxer learned the Nation of Islam story while in a boxing camp named after Muhammad Ali called M.A.P.S (Muhammad Ali Professional Sports). At MAPS in 1981 Derek met older, original Nation of Islam men that had remained loyal to Elijah Muhammad during Malcolm's exodus. Read his book "The Many Mistakes of Malcolm X in Kindle or ebook form. Go to:

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