Talk:Nation of Islam

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Likely involvement in assasination of Malcolm X[edit]

Manning Marable's "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" is widely considered the most authoritative and full biography of Malcolm's life. In it Marable documents, as an academic historian, through various sources, that the Nation of Islam was deeply involved and ultimately responsible gor Malcolms assassination. While many details are unclear due to the FBI still keeping many files confidential it is known that all of the purpetrators were NOI and that the leadership had actively spoken of the need to kill Malcolm. There were also previously documented attempts on his life and documented cases of murder of other NOI members. The NOI had a history of severe internal control and violence. This should appear in the article perhaps under a seperate heading. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.199.168.73 (talk) 03:24, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Agree. The fact that one could read the History of the Nation of Islam page and not be aware that all of the people convicted of the assassination were NOI bothers me an awful lot. To most people, the NOI's involvement in Malcom X's life is the part of the NOI's history that is most important, yet the Wikipedia articles on the topic all but ignore that aspect of the NOI's history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.255.235.201 (talk) 17:17, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Embracement is word[edit]

But may have sounded awkward in that location. However this use of "embrace" repeatedly and unusually also makes for awkward prose and stilted reading, let's use some synonyms for the encyclopedia rather than sounding like a campaign. --(AfadsBad (talk) 18:05, 6 October 2013 (UTC))

Position on abortion[edit]

The last two sentence in the first paragraph on NOI beliefs states, "Abortions are strongly discouraged except in the cases where the mother's life is in danger. However, the Nation of Islam argues that because of the unique experience of the oppression and degradation of slavery, Elijah Muhammad used unique methods for introducing Islam to his people."

I'm confused. Is the last sentence about abortion? I don't see the connection and there's no footnote to clarify it. What does the "however" signify?

69.204.91.53 (talk) 16:17, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

"Comparison with traditional Islam" Is False - Article has huge POV issue[edit]

In the section Comparison with traditional Islam, so of the item are 100% wrong.

Someone is literally putting lies that are easily check into Wikipedia! Propaganda Editors are at it again. SMH.

I'm making the whole Article as NPOV.

No one can tell what you mean by "so of the item are 100% wrong", and in any case the real problem is lack of sources specifically making the comparsion. So no NPOV but no original research. Dougweller (talk) 12:57, 1 February 2015 (UTC)