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    PIPES: A century of black American Islam

    The year 2013 marks the centenary of the reported founding of the Canaanite Temple in Newark, N.J. That was the very earliest form of an indigenous black American Islam, one completely distinct from normative Islam, the 1,400-year-old religion from Arabia founded by Muhammad. From this movement came Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan.

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  • Farrahkan, who exchanged bitter words with Malcolm X shortly before his 1965 assassination following a break with Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muhammad, said Malcolm X would have only positive things to say about other black leaders.

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