Examiner: Tax Dollars Fund Nation of Islam

Washington Free Beacon | 12/19/2018 | Mikhael Smits
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BY: Mikhael Smits

Hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars have supported Nation of Islam activities over the last decade, according to a report released Wednesday.

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The Washington Examiner‘s Alana Goodman, formerly of the Washington Free Beacon, found that the Nation of Islam (NOI) received federal funding to teach religious programs in prisons around the United States. The black nationalist group began receiving funding in 2008 and operated in prisons in Indiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Arkansas and Michigan, records show.

Radical NOI leader Louis Farrakhan has called Jews "termites" and called Hitler a "great man." He is the author of The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, which accuses Jews of propagating the African slave trade and controlling the global economy. He believes Jews committed the 9/11 attacks and that white people are artificially engineered sub-humans.

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The Anti-Defamation League describes the NOI as having "a consistent record of anti-Semitism" since the 1930s. The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated it an "extremist group" or "hate group."

The Department of Justice and Bureau of Prisons provided NOI with at least $364,500 in contracts and awards, according to the Examiner. The funding went to NOI under line items like "Nation of Islam religious services," "Nation of Islam spiritual guide services" and "Nation of Islam study services."

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Federal regulations require prisons to provide reasonable religious accommodations, and to screen and review materials allowed into prisons. Though the funding reached its peak under President Barack Obama in 2012, it has received tens of thousands of dollars since President Donald Trump took office.

The United States is in auspicious company in its government support for the NOI. In November, Farrakhan traveled to Iran to meet with state officials and deliver public remarks in which he called the United States "Satan." Deposed Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi also strongly supported the NOI, according...
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