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Nation of Islam Promoting Dianetics

From the Florida St Petersburg Times:

Leaders of the Nation of Islam are in Tampa to mark the 15th anniversary of the Million Man March.

…Nation of Islam leaders have had ties with Scientology recently, but Muhammad would not say if they were meeting with Scientologists in this area.

“We are studying the Dianetics as a technology that can help members of our community,” [Minister Ishmael Muhammad] said.

Louis Farrakhan has had an interest in L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics for a while; in 2006 the same paper reported on an awards ceremony organised by Ebony Awakenings, which is a grouping for African-American Scientologists:

This evening’s black-tie celebration of Black History month at the Fort Harrison Hotel is a clear signal Scientologists are forging fruitful relationships with persuasive voices in some of the nation’s black communities.

Among the four black clergy to be honored at Scientology’s annual Ebony Awakening awards ceremony is Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.

…In interviews this week, Muhammad and [Baptist pastor Alfreddie] Johnson said they are comfortable partnering with Scientology. They both disclosed a plan to train members of the Nation of Islam to administer Hubbard’s “study tech” and drug treatment methods. The programs will be offered at mosques in the Los Angeles area to start. A similar collaboration is playing out in East Tampa at the Glorious Church of God in Christ. Rev. Charles L. Kennedy has arranged for his congregants to be trained by Scientologists to teach Hubbard’s scholastic and drug treatment techniques to residents in the predominantly black neighborhood.

This wiki page has further information and links to original sources, including a recent report by Mother Tynnetta Muhammad taken from Final Call:

On the eve of Ramadan on August 10th and the 11th [2010], a few sisters headed out from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on a spectacular journey to the Clear Water Scientology Center… Following dinner, we were taken on a brief tour of the two hotel’s ballrooms, one of which was host to the Ebony Awakening Awards Program held on June 19th, where my son, Rasul Muhammad, was invited to perform. From there, we ascended the elevator to the 10th floor to view the Crystal ballroom; and from there we were escorted to the balcony… As we looked up to the sky, there was a soft gathering of grayish black clouds. Sister Callie Muhammad noticed a small light coming from behind one of the faint cloud formations… A variety of color hues began to appear around the object, which were clearly visible to all of us. The shape of a dome emerged on the top with an angular slant on both sides. At a certain point, we recognized a rotating center ring or hub of bright oscillating lights. The color sequencing that we observed went from amber to reddish tints, to soft greens and blues.

I blogged on links between Scientology and certain Pentecostal churches here, and on links between the Nation of Islam and Rev Moon’s Unification Church here and here.

8 Responses

  1. Marty Rathbun, who defected from the Church of Scientology a few years ago, commented in depth on his blog a while back.

    http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/08/22/louis-farrakhan-gets-l-ron-hubbard/

  2. Alfreddie Johnson is know more as a Scientologist than a Baptist Minister, has not practiced in the Ministry for several decades. with any church.

    Alfreddie Was responsible for Issac Hayes Becoming a Scientologist. decades ago.

    Alfreddie Runs a Scientology Front group “World Literacy Crusade” that promotes the works of L Ron Hubbard and Scientology to inner city schools, and earns a heft commission for recruits.

    Alfreddie also is involved with a “Narconon (Scientology) Drug Rehab Program” in Compton again promoting the works of L Ron Hubbard.also is a drug councilor and receives compensation and a commission.

    He is also associated with the “CCHR anti-psychiatry front group”. and has spent considerable time promoting that message to the nation of Islam

    as well as being the point man for the “Ebony Awakenings” (front group) that was set up to recruit African Americans into studying Scientology and Dianetics.

    Alfreddie Gets a FSM (10% commission) for recruits into Scientology

    Alfreddie Johnson was a Councilman in Lynwood Calif who lost his elected office when he lost a Recall election

    Alfreddie promoted the opening of a Compton Scientology Center and bases some of his operations out of that location.

    Alfreddie Johnson is the point man in Scientology’s recruitment of Minister Louis Farrakhan,Regional Minister Tony Muhammad and their Dianetics training as well as various other assistants of Minister Farrakhan.

    most of this info can be found in the Wiki article mentioned above.

    • So what? I thought you were going to expose some criminal activity or something. Can’t a person make a living? And you say these are front groups as though they are hidden. None of these are hidden. The Catholic Church and Christian Churches have their faith-based youth groups, schools, drug programs, fundraisers, and psychiatrists get paid much more than this to sell drugs to our children. Who are you guys anyway? You’re out to make something out of nothing when there’s a lot bad to be found out there in War, crime, and drugs. wife beating, kidnapping and China’s slave labor. Come on. this is what you dedicate our lives too? What obsesses you? Doesn’t make sense.

  3. It was probably a conjunction of Venus, Mars and Saturn they were looking at. Those three were close together and prominent in the Western sky at around sunset on that date. And staring hard at a bright object in a dark sky for a long time can produce strange optical effects.
    But what do I know – I’m not on the correct spiritual wavelength to see these marvellous Beings in their true glory.

  4. Thank you for Disclosure

  5. AND THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES…. BLACK FOLK CAN NEVER “TRUELY” PREPARE AND EDUCATE OUR OWN WITHOUT THE WHITE TRYING TO INFLUENCE US. THEY DONT WANT US TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR “TRUE” HISTORY,,,, THEY DON’T WANT US TO FIND OUT ABOUT OUR CAPABILITIES AT A YOUNG AGE. WE ARE THE ORIGINAL MAN WHO STARTED CIVILIZATION. WITHOUT THE BLACK MAN THIS EARTH AND ALL THAT INHABIT HER WILL PERISH. WE ARE ALLAH’S CHOSEN PEOPLE. WAKE UP MY PEOPLES AND GET YOUR SOUL IN ORDER BECAUSE WE HAVE BE READY TO FULFILL ALLAH’S PLAN AND HELP USHER IN HIS NEW KINGDOM. SATANS’ TIME IS UP!

  6. Dianetics is pseudo-science it dosen’t increase your capabilities-improve your intellect-or increase your IQ.

    there is not one proven case of “Clear” during the 50+ years of Scientology’s existence.
    what it has been proven to be, is a from of gradual hypnotism. and nothing more.

    most of what is written in Dianetics has existed long before L Ron Hubbard “borrowed it” most of it was outdated when he chose to write about it.

    most of the theory’s and practices in Dianetics do nothing more than act as a placebo.

    its a shame that in this day and age,intelligent and well meaning people have trouble looking at facts.

    the fact is Scientology exploits good people during a vulnerable and the insecure time in their life.

    KONSCIOUS EARS maybe you should pick up a newspaper and read about the hundreds of coerced abortions the Scientology Sea org staff have been forced to accept..

    and Look at the information about the conditions and practices of the”imprisonment” of staff members and human trafficking allegations.

    most people who join Scientology eventually leave. because of the psychological abuse they must endure.

    as well as the organizational practice of forced disconnection. Scientology has broken up thousands of families.

    theres a mountain of court documents,
    lawsuits,broken families,and bankruptcies

    don’t put too much faith in Dianetics. eventually you see exactly what was said here.

  7. […] Islam’s embrace of Scientology: Jackson Lee has also praised Robert Muhammad, and, as I noted in 2010, the NoI has in recent years promoted Hubbard’s book Dianetics. An audio of a 2011 speech, […]

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