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Counter Extremism Project Report on the Nation of Islam and their relationship with Scientology

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by COS and NOI News, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. Counter Extremism Project Report on the Nation of Islam (NOI) discusses the NOI's relationship with Scientology.


    Counter Extremism Project: Nation of Islam (NOI)


    https://www.counterextremism.com/threat/nation-islam-noi


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    Overview

    Executive Summary:


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    Since 2012, Farrakhan has also pushed for a “long and beautiful relationship” with Scientology, with thousands of NOI members now studying the fringe ideology.* Though L. Ron Hubbard—the science fiction author around whose writings Scientology is based—specifically dismissed the existence of Allah, several members of the Nation of Islam began following the pseudo-religion in the early 21st century.*


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    Direct link to the full 17 page PDF Report, which has more information regarding the Nation of Islam's relationship with Scientology in the footnotes and endnotes:


    https://www.counterextremism.com/taxonomy_term/1214/printable/pdf


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  2. An excerpt from the 17 page PDF Report:


    https://www.counterextremism.com/taxonomy_term/1214/printable/pdf


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    * NOI newspaper the Final Call reports that 1,000 NOI members have become Scientology auditors and another 4,000 are studying Scientology.

    Source: Eliza Gray, “Thetans and Bowties,” New Republic, October 5, 2012, https://newrepublic.com/article/108205/scientology-joins-forces-with-nation-of-islam.

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    *Farrakhan addresses a small Scientology crowd, claiming that the next leader of NOI must be someone who is “Clear” (Scientology’s highest status), and that he hopes for a “long and beautiful relationship” with the group.

    Source: Eliza Gray, “Thetans and Bowties,” New Republic, October 5, 2012, https://newrepublic.com/article/108205/scientology-joins-forces-with-nation-of-islam.

    * Hundreds of NOI members meet near the NOI headquarters in Illinois for a Scientology seminar. They are taught how to “audit”—described by the New Republic as a combination of hypnosis and confession—after which Farrakhan urges all those present to become certified Scientology auditors.

    Source: Eliza Gray, “Thetans and Bowties,” New Republic, October 5, 2012, https://newrepublic.com/article/108205/scientology-joins-forceswith-nation-of-islam.

    * Los Angeles police officers beat NOI minister Tony Mohammad while he oversees a vigil. Mohammad converts to Scientology while recovering and later introduces Farrakhan to the ideology.

    Source: Eliza Gray, “Thetans and Bowties,” New Republic, October 5, 2012, https://newrepublic.com/article/108205/scientology-joins-forces-with-nation-of-islam.

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