“And thy Lord has decreed that you serve none but Him, and do good to parents. If either or both of them reach old age with thee, say not “Fie” to them, nor chide them, and speak to them a generous word.”
-Holy Qur’an 17:23
According to the research findings and conclusions of Alexander von Wuthenau, who wrote The Art of Terracotta Pottery in Pre-Columbian South and Central America, Black people were in America long before Columbus first voyaged here. He writes:
“It is a contradiction to the most elementary logic and to all artistic experience that an Indian could depict in a masterly way the head of a Negro without missing a single racial characteristic, unless he had actually seen such a person. The types of people depicted must have lived in America… The Negroid element is well proven by the large Olmec stone monuments as well as the terracotta items and therefore cannot be excluded from the pre-Columbian history of the Americas.”
Despite the facts of history cited by von Wuthenau and others, most of the American people are ignorant of these important truths. For example, over the last few days there has been much outrage and righteous indignation resulting from the ominous scenes of the recent rally in support of President Trump. As President Trump delivered a speech to his supporters and discussed his political controversy with Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, his crowd of adoring supporters began to chant “send her back, send her back, send her back.” The chants echoed and were in obvious support for President Trump’s controversial tweet that suggested that Representatives Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (NY), Rashida Tlaib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA) ought to go back to their countries of origin instead of complaining about the corrupt laws and policies in America.
Lynch Mob Chants
As a student of Black History, this grotesque display of ignorance and fever-pitch enthusiasm caused me to think about the lynching of Black men and women that also took place before crowds of enthusiastic supporters. The lynching of Black men and women in America was really America’s first popular spectator sport. There were newspaper ads that announced lynchings; there were concessions sold at the lynchings. The charred remains of smoldering Black flesh was sold or given away as souvenirs at lynchings. There were even post cards that were decorated with images from the photographers hired to document these psychotic orgies of ravenous evil. And for many years, the lynching of Black men and women was completely legal! Courageous women like Ida B. Wells and others literally had to wage a campaign to get the government to enact laws that forbade the rape, murder, mutilation, desecration and slaughter of Black people. It is an indictment against the humanity of a group of people that they should need special laws to prevent them from committing the most inhuman acts imaginable! The murder of Black people for sport was and is a crime against humanity, a crime against God and a crime against nature.
What makes the crimes committed against Black people so significant and abhorrent ?
To answer this question we must consult the teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. For, it is in his profound teachings that we learn the true identity of the Black people of America and people of color from around the world. I once heard his most successful student and helper, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, expound on the scriptures in what is one of the most profound exegesis that I have ever heard.
Mothers of Civilization
The Minister was relating the Bible’s admonishment to the Children of Israel that is written of in Exodus 20:12, which states:
“Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”
The Minister began to explain how this verse of scripture serves as an exhortation to Caucasian people. It gives them the conditions under which they-as a people- might enjoy longevity beyond their allotted time; they would have to please God by honoring their parents, who are the original Black people of the Earth. The Minister brilliantly expounded upon how scripture, world history and also science, documents that the original man and woman are an ancient Black man and woman of whom the modern Black people are direct descendants from. The Minister said that the Black, Brown, Red and Yellow peoples of the Earth are original people. He quoted his teacher, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad who said that:
“The Original Man is the Asiatic Black man, the maker, the owner, the cream of the planet earth, god of the universe.”
Scholars who bear witness that the original Black man and woman is the father and mother of the white man have said:
“the process of artificial selection carried on by plant and animal breeders…[its]probable that the fairest races of White people of Europe, are descended from…Negroes.”- Dr.James Cowles Prichard
“White skin…started from an ancestor with a black skin, in whose offspring hair and iris color were suppressed more and more.” -Lodewijk “Louis” Bolk
The Minister went on to discuss the Biblical passage in Psalms 24:1 that states that the “Earth is the Lord’s (Yahweh’s) and the fullness thereof,” I learned from the Minister’s message the significance of this verse emphasizing that ownership of the Earth belongs to God Himself. The Bible has also described God as being “the ancient one of days” (Isaiah 43:13 and Daniel 7:9, 13, 22). This description of God being “the ancient one” is very important. For when we search the world for the most ancient people, we discover that the most ancient human remains that have been found have been found in Africa, where Black people live!
The ancient God created the ancient people. They are the father’s and mother’s of humanity; they are the original Adam and the original Eve. In fact, a few years ago the Discovery Channel produced a documentary called the “Real Eve.” The description for this eye-opening documentary states:
“The made-for-cable documentary film The Real Eve is predicated on the theory that the human race can be traced to a common ancestor. The mitochondrial DNA of one prehistoric woman, who lived in Africa, has according to this theory been passed down from generation to generation over a span of 150,000 years, supplying the “chemical energy” to all humankind.”
This episode and controversy involving President Trump and his supporters proves why the average white person in America needs to study Black History just as much as the average Black person does.
Moreover, according to the Australian Museum it was the country of Somalia-the country of origin of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar– where ancient axes were discovered in the 1800s that inspired the 20th century’s research discoveries that proved that Africa is the cradle of humanity. From the article found on www.australianmuseum.net.au we learn that:
“In 1896 Seton-Karr was travelling south of Berbera in Somaliland. While pursuing game, he discovered numerous worked flints (stone artifacts), which he recognized as resembling paleolithic tools previously found in France. He showed them to archaeologist John Evans and examined Evans’s collections of ancient stone tools from various parts of the world. They agreed that stone hand axes from Somalia provide important evidence, showing unity of early human species across the Old World. In addition, they asserted that Africa must be examined when the human origin is being considered. Successive research in the 20th century demonstrated that Africa was indeed the cradle of humanity.”
The Bible again, states that you should “honor your mother and your father…” The Holy Qur’an says similar when it says “do good to parents” and don’t use foul speech when speaking to them; don’t say so much as “fie to them.” These 4 courageous Congresswoman are members of the original people of the planet Earth. And as such, they are owners of the earth. They can’t be directed and scolded to go to this place or that place. As owners, they can go and live anywhere they choose to go!
I say to their critics, if you disagree with their politics, then submit your alternative political position and allow the public to weigh which of the 2 opposing views they agree with. But to act dishonorably towards them; to be vile and ignoble; to proceed forth with unmitigated gall and savage rancor regarding them is to position yourself on the opposite side of God and his commands!
Congresswomen Signs of God’s Presence
It should be noted that Allah (God) often communicates His divine presence within a situation, set of circumstances or events through the use of signs and symbols. Allah (God) says in the Holy Qur’an (15:75):
“Surely in this are signs for those who take a lesson.”
These 4 women who have emerged from their respective communities to challenge the status quo in American politics, have a unique and intriguing presence within the political arena. I noticed that each of them has an important and non-traditional name. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad always stressed the importance of Black people in America having names that reflect the divine attributes of Allah (God) and the Original peoples of the Earth. He frequently gave to his followers names of strength; names of power; noble names that describe the presence of God within man and woman. This group of extraordinary women have names rich in meaning, names that provide indicators of their respective destinies and perhaps their roles in the future destiny of America. The meanings of their names, like signs from Allah (God), might suggest the presence of the hand of Allah (God) inside this current season of American electoral politics. Consider that the name Rashida means rightly guided; it is the feminine of one the divine names of Allah (God) in Islam, al-Rashid. The name Ilhan has several profound meanings. It means ruler, precious and it means to have a beautiful voice. Within the Holy Qur’an, the believing men and women are admonished to speak their prayers in “goodly voice.” They are similarly told that they should “argue in the best of manners using wisdom and beautiful preaching” and that Allah (God) hates the “utterance of hurtful speech, except by one who has been wronged.” The name Ayanna means “beautiful flower.” Jesus is referred to in the Bible as the Rose of Sharon and the Lilly of the Valley. The name Alexandria is the feminine of the name Alexander. It means “defender of the people;to defend, to help”. There is a verse of scripture in the Bible, Psalms 121:1-2, that says “I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth”.
These 4 courageous Congresswomen should be respected and protected. Their work should be supported by their constituencies so that they can remain strong voices for the people of their states. None of President Trump’s supporters has a right to tell these courageous women to get out of America. Dissent has always been a sacred right in America that is secured by the First Amendment right to free speech. And despite that painful price that is paid to speak the truth, a price that often includes mockery, ridicule and even assassination, those who dare to speak the truth are patriots of the highest order. For it is the courageous speakers of truth, who are protectors of a society agains the abuse of the powerful. Legendary Senator Carl Shurz put it like this,
“I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves … too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: ‘Our country, right or wrong!’ They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: ‘Our country—when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.’”— Sen. Carl Schurz, “The Policy of Imperialism,”