Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper

by Messenger Elijah Muhammad


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

June 9th, 1956


His great teaching and warnings to us (the so-called Negroes) is BE YOURSELF. What is our ownself? He answered that "Your ownself is a righteous Muslim, born of the Tribe of Shabazz".

He taught us that we are the original people of the earth who has no birth record.

He calls on us to SUBMIT to HIM that He would sit us in heaven at once. He made it clear what constitutes heaven on earth, freedom, justice, equality, money, good homes and friendship in all walks of life.

This Christianity cannot give us (not the Christianity that has been taught to us).

HE GREATLY rejoiced over us and was real happy that He had found US.

He said that He would make a new people out of us who submit to Him by causing us to grow into a new growth, not an entirely new body but a reversal of the old decayed body into a new growth, which He said would make us all as we were at the age of 16.

There will be no decay in this new growth of life. He also stated that the next life is a life of unlimited progress.

He taught us the things that were and are and a glimpse of the things to come.

HIS FIERY warnings of the judgment of this world makes one feel as though there would be a very very narrow chance for any life to survive such a destruction.

He taught us that our fore-parents were deceived and brought into America by a slave trader whose name was John Hawkins in the year of 1555.

Just what happened to our fore-parents and we their children after landing here in the Western Hemisphere would make a dog weep and fight if her pups were treated in such manner as our forefathers and their children were treated.

OUR FIRST parents who were brought here, He said that, they were killed after giving birth to their first babies, to prevent them from teaching their children anything of self or of their God and people.

This act of murdering our forefathers by the slavemasters left their children to, be taught and reared in whatever pleased the slavemasters and we are from those children.

That made us blind, deaf, and dumb to the knowledge of, self or anyone else and it stands true today that, the American so-called Negroes don't know themselves or anyone else and the worst of all they don't know that they don't know themselves or others.

We can't be considered a free people as long as we are in the white slavemasters' names; this the white man never advised the so-called Negroes to do, but yet claims that we are free. He also refused to teach us the truth of our kind, their civilization before bringing us into slavery.

THE KNOWLEDGE Of Allah, the Supreme Being, the true religion (Islam) has never been taught us by anyone before the coming of Allah, in the person of Master Fard Muhammad.

The whole of the Western white civilization is opposed to Islam, the only true religion of God, therefore they (devils) don't teach of Allah and Islam to us. He said Christianity was organized by the white race and they placed the name of Jesus on it as being the founder and author to deceive the black people in accepting it.

After our first parents landed here they saw that they had been deceived by this devil John Hawkins.

He brought them here on a ship named Jesus, this ship when on its way back for another load of our people, our fore-parents stared at the old slave ship as it departed and begged to be carried back, but to no avail and they said that "You can have this new Western world but give us the ship Jesus back to our people and country," which now has become a song among our people, which goes something like this, "YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE WORLD BUT GIVE ME JESUS.w

But, our poor foreparents did not know at that time, that it would be 400 years from that day before the real ship Jesus (GOD HIMSELF) would come and get them in their children and cut loose every link of the slave chain that holds us in bondage to our slavemasters by giving us a true knowledge of self, God and the devil and wipe away the 400 years of tears, weeping, mourning and groaning under the yoke of bondage to the merciless murderers.

THE SLAVEMASTERS' children are doing everything in their power to prevent the so-called Negroes from accepting their own God and salvation, by putting on a great show of false love and friendship.

This is being done through integration as it is called, so-called Negroes and whites mixing together, such as, schools, churches and even intermarriage with the so-called Negroes, and this the poor and shall destroy with the brightness of His Coming, which means that the truth of the man of sin is so clearly made by God that there can be no doubt that he is really the man of sin who has and is causing all the trouble among the righteous. The Great Deceiver, liar and a murderer by nature. The great sin and straying of the righteous is, when the man of sin is revealed instead of them refusing to follow such a man further they disbelieve in God's revealing of this man and give God the lie for His revelations and continue to follow the man of sin to his doom, because they receive not the love of truth concerning the man of sin. II Thessalonians 2:10. This is now being fulfilled. The so-called Negroes must know the truth, but surely they will and are rejecting it.