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Clarence 13X was under FBI investigation, and has been detained for attacking police officers. He was placed under psychic evaluation after not seeming to understanding what he did wrong. The FBI file on Clarence 13X states that he believes the white man to be the devil by nature, and so cannot be anything else than a devil. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:40, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
can someone who cares more about this article please rewrite it so that the subject isn't referred to by his first name throughout? as it is, it reads quite unencyclopedically. --184.108.40.206 (talk) 04:34, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
"numerology teachings" - numerology teachings or numerological teachings?
Numerological wasn't in my spell checker, but that does sound better, changed.
"only five percent of the population know and promote the truth." - Present or past tense? Truth about what?
Shifted to past tense for consistency, hope that works. (and explained)
"The mayor of New York City and several other prominent leaders attended his ceremonies." - Funeral?
Early life and Nation of Islam
"pudding" - Capital?
Yep, good catch.
Founding of the Five Percenters
Why is John referred to as Shahid afterwards, but Clarence referred to as Clarence?
Because I forgot :)
Who is Simmons and why is he pertinent?
I guess not everyone knows who he is, good point.
"After a United States Supreme Court decision (Pate v. Robinson) in 1966, limits were place on the confinement of mentally ill criminals, causing many to be released. Clarence 13X was consequently released in March 1967." - Could be merged with above paragraph.
Ok, moved it up. I was going to create a stub on that but got distracted. Maybe I still will.
Cooperation and conflict
"he admitted that his previous teachings about racial hatred were wrong around this time. " - Who?
Last three paragraphs are sort of here and there.
Yeah, they really were. Tried to reorganize a bit, let me know what you think.
That politicians attended is not here.
Yeah, I'll recheck, but I think that was an error on my part in the lead.
Double check your capitalisation with god - God. Hell will be raised at FAC if you make a mistake.
Yeah, that is tricky, now I have all occurrences of "God" capital, and "gods" lower case.
Also, capitalisation of "Earth(s)" or earth, both the planet and the people.
Did you use those "in the name of Allah books" you have in further reading? They'll ask about it at FAC. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:06, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
No, I didn't use them, I have my doubts over whether they'd qualify as "high-quality reliable sources". I think they were published by the Five Percenters in-house publishing label to give their account of their history, so I don't see them as being independent/third party. Mark Arsten (talk) 17:21, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Ugh, I hate when this happens. I did some searching, and I can't find anything about that picture, or any good alternatives. The official Five Percenter website is no good either, it's something out of 1992 web design. Mark Arsten (talk) 17:21, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Any of your books? A scan could work. (Tim scans some of his pictures from old newspapers, for example) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:49, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Also, this was used in a book cover. You may be able to crop it. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:57, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Ahh, good find. I uploaded it as fair use, did I fill out the criteria correctly? Mark Arsten (talk) 02:27, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Have to show that it has previously been published. The immediate source may not be the best for showing that. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:07, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Alright, I fixed that myself. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:10, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
A fantastic article, but I do have one question: why is there no mention of his parentage or family background? Neither of his parents are named, for instance. Many thanks, —Noswall59 (talk) 11:59, 22 February 2015 (UTC).