From The Final Call Newspaper

Pentagon official admits to existence of ‘mothership’ that releases ‘small probes’

By Anisah Muhammad, Contributing Writer
- March 21, 2023

When referring to “unidentified flying objects” (UFOs) or “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP), American scholars and officials within the American government are getting closer and closer to the language first brought to the public by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Eternal Leader of the Nation of Islam.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught of the objects as early as the 1930s, before they were on the American government’s radar. He identified a “Mother Plane” or “Mother Wheel” that carried within her 1,500 smaller wheels, or “baby planes.”

“Master Fard Muhammad came to us from the Holy City of Mecca in Arabia. He pointed out to me a dreadful looking Plane a half-a-mile by a half-a-mile. It was made after the universe, of spheres: ‘wheels within wheels,’” according to early writings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

In similar language coming over 90 years later, Dr. Abraham “Avi” Loeb, an astrophysicist and head of Harvard University’s Galileo Project, and Dr. Sean M. Kirkpatrick, director of the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (A.A.R.O.), noted in a draft version of a research report: “A multitude of tiny devices can be released from a mothership that passes near Earth."

The report, titled “Physical Constraints on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” was published on March 7. In it, Mr. Loeb and Mr. Kirkpatrick write on “the possibility that an artificial interstellar object could potentially be a parent craft that releases many small probes during its close passage to Earth, an operational construct not too dissimilar from NASA missions.”

They refer to those “probes” as “dandelion seeds” that “could be separated from the parent craft” by either the gravitational force of the sun or by a maneuvering capability. With proper design, the tiny probes would reach the earth or other planets “as the parent craft passes by within a fraction of the Earth-Sun separation,” they write.

“Astronomers would not be able to notice the spray of mini-probes because they do not reflect enough sunlight for existing survey telescopes to notice them,” they add.

Their words are in line with what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has taught of the Mother Plane and the baby planes. On page 242 of his book, “The Fall of America,” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad writes on the “evasive and elusive power” of The Wheel. “The Mother Plane can hide behind other stars and make herself invisible to the eye because she does not have to wait on a power from the earth. She can produce her own power to go wherever she desires to go in space,” he writes.

Mr. Loeb and Mr. Kirkpatrick also talk of the “probes” being able to recharge or refuel via the earth’s atmosphere.

Indeed, on page 237 of the same book, “The Fall of America,” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad writes, “Allah (God) Who came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom praises are due forever, [He] taught me that after six months to a year, the Mother Plane comes into the gravity of the earth. It takes on oxygen and hydrogen in order to permit it to stay out of the earth’s gravity until it needs refueling again.”

And in a Muhammad Speaks article, titled “O’ Wheel: Mother of Planes,” published on September 7, 1973, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad writes, “THE WHEEL is capable of sitting up above earth’s atmosphere for a whole year before coming down into earth’s atmosphere to take on more oxygen and hydrogen for the crew who are on this [Mother] Plane.”

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his chief student, has taught on his teacher’s words for decades, constantly warning America and her people of the wheel-like objects sitting above their heads.

Memphis-based Student Minister Ilia Rashad Muhammad, author of the book “UFOs And The Nation Of Islam: The Source, Proof, And Reality Of The Wheels,” noted to The Final Call that the admissions from the Pentagon “simply confirm what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the Honorable Minister Farrakhan (and) the Nation of Islam have been teaching all this time.”

“It is ironically strange that even the terminology of ‘mothership’ that is being used, that nomenclature is inherent to the Nation of Islam. And nobody from the Pentagon, to the White House, on down to the local news stations, want to give credit to the source of this phenomena that has baffled their world,” he stated.

“I say it all the time, in the Nation of Islam, we don’t approach this subject of so-called UFOs as speculators, nor do we approach this subject as theorists. Rather, we are those who represent an authoritative voice on this subject, because it was us who introduced this topic and this reality to the world.”

Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, National Assistant to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, stated boldly during the Nation of Islam’s weekly mosque meeting at Mosque Maryam in Chicago on March 12, “God brings proof. God brings evidence.”

“Now, they are admitting, but God is forcing them to admit, because He’s making His city in the sky show up,” he said.

He quoted the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in saying that one day, the American people would turn on their televisions and radios and they would say, “Elijah Muhammad told me the truth.”

A United States Coast Guard photographer, Shell R. Alpert, took a photograph that allegedly shows unidentified flying objects flying in a “V” formation at the Salem, Massachusetts, air station at 9:35 a.m. on 16 July 1952, through a window screen. (Official U.S. Coast Guard photograph: 5554. Library of Congress Control Number: 2007680837)

“Now it’s all coming. They know that there is a larger plane, out of which comes these smaller objects. Look how God proves His man. So anyone that has doubts, now He makes the enemy acknowledge, not in secret, not on just some website on the internet, no. Mainstream,” he said.

He described the pilots of the wheels as friends of Black people. “That is a part of the power that backs not only Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, but the Honorable Elijah Muhmmad said our people need to know the power that backs them. So all of those wheel-like objects, those are your brothers. They are your friends,” he said.

Student Minister Ilia Rashad Muhammad called those who are making the recent admissions “hypocrites” for their failure to credit the Nation of Islam.

“It is no coincidence that the government is making these admissions, and it’s also no coincidence that they are deliberately leaving out the Nation of Islam. That’s the hypocritical part of this,” he said. “It is one thing to admit that these planes exist. That’s easy, because all the data shows that these planes exist. That’s nothing that they should be applauded for. We can applaud when they admit that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Farrakhan have been right and exact this entire time.”

The recent admissions come after a flurry of activity in America’s political arena concerning the topic of “UAP.” In February, 14 senators sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks and Deputy Director of National Intelligence Stacey Dixon pushing for full funding of the AARO, the newly established office to track “unidentified objects.” Funding would allow the office to “resolve threats and hazards to the U.S., while also offering increased transparency to the American people and reducing the stigma,” the lawmakers wrote.

This image made from video shows unidentified flying objects in the skies over southern Campeche state filmed by Mexican Air Force pilots on March 5, 2004, according to a Defense Department spokesman. A series of brightly lit, rapidly moving objects filmed in the skies over Mexico could have been caused by a scientific phenomenon involving gases in the atmosphere, a scientist said Thursday, May 13, 2004. (AP Photo)

“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us years ago about their purpose, and their purpose for these types of funding was to try to set up some type of base, whether it was a base on the moon or in space somewhere, so that they can try to track and monitor and even try to make a move on the Wheel,” Student Minister Ilia Rashad Muhammad explained. “The Honorable Elijah Muhammad also stated that that would be suicide for America, or White powers, to do so.”

On page 237 of “The Fall of America,” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad writes of the White scientists, “They want to attack and destroy it (the Mother Plane); but if a plane did get close enough to attempt to carry out this purpose, it would be destroyed instead. The White man has learned that this is not a plane to be played with. Planes come out of the Mother Plane.”

“If the government is truly concerned about the truth of UFO disclosure, then they should fund and seek out those of us who know what these claims are, which is the Nation of Islam,” Student Minister Ilia Rashad Muhammad stated.

He recently released the first episode of a five to 10-episode documentary series titled, “Answered.” He said the purpose of the documentary is to “give solid answers as to what these planes are, the power behind it, the purpose, the intent.”

The first episode is a prelude that gives an introductory overview of the reality of the wheels.

“Even though we didn’t even attempt to get very deep into the first episode, many have suggested that even with the first episode, the information is so clear that it still leaves no room for argument and opposition,” he said.

From The Final Call Newspaper

Defending Farrakhan – Post-Saviours’ Day program refutes the claims of the Synagogue of Satan

By Anisah Muhammad, Contributing Writer- March 14, 2023

During his keynote address at the Nation of Islam’s Saviours’ Day 2023 convention, titled “The War of Armageddon Has Begun,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed his controversy with members of the Jewish community, making a clear distinction between Jews who follow the Talmud and Jews who follow the Torah.

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan flanked by his sons Joshua Farrakhan, on far left and Student Supreme Captain Mustapha Farrakhan at the Wintrust Arena on Feb. 26 for Saviours’ Day. Photo: Jabril Muhammad

Members of the Nation of Islam Executive Shura Council defended Minister Farrakhan’s Feb. 26 message on the following Sunday, March 5, in a presentation themed, “You Are My Witness: Post Saviours’ Day Reactions and Reflections.” A trio of powerhouse Nation of Islam Student Ministers took to the witness stand at Mosque Maryam in Chicago and presented documented evidence, confirmation, and examples from scriptures, history and current events that verified and bore witness to Minister Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day message.

In their presentations, Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad, an author, researcher and Ph.D. in Islamic Studies; Student Minister Abdul Arif Muhammad, the Nation of Islam’s General Counsel; and Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, National Assistant to Min. Farrakhan, defended their teacher against the false and baseless claims that he is anti-Semitic.

A Messianic controversy

Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad described Saviours’ Day 2023 as a “watershed moment” in the history of Black America and the world. The day marked 39 years since 1984, when Min. Farrakhan mounted the rostrum to defend Reverend Jesse Jackson, who was met with hostility, hate and vitriol from members of the Jewish community during his 1984 presidential run.

“It is now clear that Allah (God) was at the root of Reverend Jackson’s presidential campaign. Allah inspired Reverend Jackson to run, and Allah inspired Reverend Jackson to ask his brother for help, because Allah knew that His servant, Minister Farrakhan, would not deny his brother’s request.

But it was never in the divine cause for Reverend Jackson to be the first Black president,” Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad argued. “Allah, rather, intended Reverend Jackson’s presidential run to launch the messianic phase of the work of the Honorable Brother Minister Farrakhan.”

(L-R) Student Minister Abdul Arif Muhammad, Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad – Photos: Haroon Rajaee

He stated how that occasion fulfilled scripture concerning the “messianic controversy with the Synagogue of Satan” by bringing “Jesus,” or Minister Farrakhan, and the Jews together. As a result of that moment 39 years ago, the Minister was tagged “a new Hitler,” and he has been under attack since.

Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad explained that as a modern messianic figure, the Minister’s name, “Farrakhan,” given to him by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad is itself a modern, up-to-date name of God.

“Farrakhan was enthroned Sunday in royal garments, his suit threaded with 24-karat gold and platinum, as is only appropriate for the Messiah,” he said.

During the Saviours’ Day keynote, Minister Farrakhan outlined why the War of Armageddon has begun. Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad analyzed that “it is fundamentally a war between the Nation of Islam and the Synagogue of Satan, a war that will eventually engulf the whole world and its militaries.”

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been one of the organizations frequently waging cyber warfare against Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad charged those within the organization with “hiding behind the disguise of a Semite, which you are not and which your people never were.”

The screen displays samples of dossiers the ADL did on Min. Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam over the course of roughly 12 years. Photo: Haroon Rajaee

He described their charge against Minister Farrakhan as “false” and “inapplicable.”

“It is a fact that the original speakers of the so-called Semitic languages and carriers of the Semitic cultures were Black Arabians and Black Africans,” he stated. But he went one step further by telling the audience: “Stop going around saying that your Black identity is as the true Semite. Long before there was a Shem, you were Black!”

“Your Blackness comes from the triple darkness of space, out of which Allah emerged a long 78 trillion years ago. Your true identity isn’t Semite. Your true identity is God!” he added.


Student Minister Arif Muhammad, an attorney, opened his presentation on the birth and ministry of Jesus. He quoted scripture on Jesus being made a messenger to the Children of Israel.

“This is why these Satanic Jews are angry, because for decades now the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been saying we are that people; we are the true Children of Israel that God is going to raise,” he said.

He then mentioned the various plans and plots against Minister Farrakhan since the 1980s. Student Minister Arif Muhammad pointed out that the ADL, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Simon Wiesenthal Center have been at the forefront when it comes to spewing these baseless and false claims against Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.

“As you heard the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan say, the Synagogue of Satan is not a spook. It is men and women who are highly intelligent. They know the truth, but then they are able to deceive you in that truth so that when the man comes that is to expose them, he would be covered up,” Student Minister Arif Muhammad said.

He reminded the audience of the actions of F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover. In his efforts to prevent the rise of a Black Messiah, Mr. Hoover launched the counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO) in the 1960s, which targeted Black leaders and organizations, including the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.

Student Minister Arif Muhammad showcased numerous dossiers that the ADL did on Min. Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam over the course of about 12 years. Though the average page length of the dossiers was 25 pages, some had up to and over 50 pages.

“These dossiers are F.B.I.-inspired, COINTELPRO documents that the Anti-Defamation League did for the F.B.I.,” Student Minister Arif Muhammad shared.

In his Saviours’ Day message, Minister Farrakhan talked about the stranglehold that the Satanic Jews have on the U.S. government. Student Minister Arif Muhammad presented evidence to prove the Minister’s point: a letter, signed December 5, 2022, addressed to President Joe Biden signed by 125 Senators and U.S. Representatives asking for an interagency task force to combat anti-Semitism.

Within two days, the White House convened an anti-Semitism roundtable. Five days after that, the White House announced that it was establishing an interagency group whose first order of business would be to “develop a national strategy to combat anti-Semitism.”

“What are you looking at? You’re looking at Satan muscling the forces of government to try to come against the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan,” Student Minister Arif Muhammad argued.

Members of the Nation of Islam targeted by the ADL. Photo: Haroon Rajaee

This is about a Nation

Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad concluded the trio of presentations. He lifted Matthew 5:11-12 from the Bible which reads: “Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in Heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.”

“This is beyond one man. This is now about a Nation, and it’s about Lazarus that was raised from the dead. When Lazarus was raised from the dead, those that say they are Jews, the high priests, they targeted both Jesus and Lazarus,” Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad said. “And they planned the death of both Lazarus and Jesus because Lazarus was the witness of Jesus.”

He described Lazarus as the “greatest demonstration of the presence of God,” which called forth the plan of the Jews to kill Lazarus.

The work of Min. Farrakhan and his teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, is to resurrect “Lazarus,” or the dead Black man and woman of North America. Minister Farrakhan’s enemies, comprised of the Synagogue of Satan, are those who oppose the raising up of Black people. 

Monitor displays biblical reference during a post-Saviours’ Day presentation at Mosque Maryam held March 6. Photo: Haroon Rajaee

During Saviours’ Day, the Minister quoted Revelation 2:9: “I know thy works and tribulation and poverty (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan.”

“The term ‘synagogue’ means ‘a place of assembly.’ The term ‘synagogue’ from the Greek means ‘to bring together.’ So the Synagogue of Satan is an assembly of Satanic men, and it’s not exclusive to those who say they are Jews but are not, but it’s made up of both Jew and Gentile, Black and White, Asian and others, but the principle members of the Synagogue of Satan are those who say they are Jews but are not,” Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad explained.

He argued that the Synagogue of Satan has been around for a long time. In the time of Jesus, it was comprised of the high priests, or rabbis, the Pharisees, the Sadducees and the scribes.

“The Synagogue of Satan takes on different names, different organizations, different groups, and once the light or attention is shown on one, well they just dismantle it and pop up over here,” he said. “The Synagogue of Satan is a shadow government. They are an unseen, Satanic, wicked force that operate in the dark but make you see what you see, hear what you hear. The governments are puppets on a string,” added Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad.

Despite almost 40 years of going toe-to-toe with the rulers of darkness, the spiritually wicked in high places and the Satanic Jews plotting his death, Minister Farrakhan has stood strong on truth.

“What makes Farrakhan talk the way he talks, walk the way he walks?” Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad questioned. “He talks the way he talks because God is with him!”

The N.O.I. Executive Shura Council invited the audience to send questions and comments via the social media hashtag #PostSD2023. 

Deryl Muhammd (@derylmuhammad) tweeted, “THLF has since 1984 withstood the most vicious character assassination of any man by Jewish powerful persons but here he stands and we the NOI stand.”

Mariah X (@mj_sheek) tweeted, “I’m just so full! I’m so in love with my Nation. So in love with this work. Thankful to Allah for depositing in me, that I could recognize the voice of God when I heard it. There is NO better safe place for our people than the MIGHTY Nation of Islam.”

Waliyyah Muhammad bore witness to the Executive Shura Council’s defense of Minister Farrakhan. “Praise Allah! Excellent defense and bearing of witness of @ The Honorable Minister #Farrakhan. Love it!! Thank you Executive Council for this,” she tweeted under the username @Alisa0308.

Gena Muhammad (@SisterGena) also expressed her love and appreciation. “I LOVE @LouisFarrakhan I was SO very Happy to hear him speak last Sunday WHAT A Blessing His Love for US is SO STRONG most can’t see it or know how to accept it I say ACCEPT IT BY DOING THE WORK! FOLLOW HIS LEAD & GO GET THE PEOPLE PRAY! EAT WELL! & THINK ON ALLAH!” she tweeted.

On March 12, Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad returned to the rostrum and delivered a message titled, “Armageddon: Post Saviours’ Day Reactions and Reflections,” which further bore witness to the guidance delivered by Minister Farrakhan. At the conclusion of the program, Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad was joined by Student Minister Abdul Arif Muhammad and they answered questions received from social media about Minister Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day message.

To view Minister Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day 2023 message and the post-Saviours’ Day presentations in their entirety, visit

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World events bear witness to God’s Divinely Guided Servant

- March 7, 2023

“Why must there be a War of Armageddon? Because evil is spreading far and wide. The God of Righteousness is upset! He is tired of the wickedness, the iniquity of the people, and He is tired of the wickedness of Satan.” —The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Exposing the Synagogue of Satan, and a call to truth, freedom, universal change, and either living the Will of God or perishing was made by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam during his recent Saviours’ Day address at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois.

Saviours’ Day commemorates the birth of Allah (God) in Person, the Great Mahdi, Master W. Fard Muhammad, the founder of the Nation of Islam, born on February 26, 1877, in the holy city of Mecca, Arabia.

The long-anticipated address, titled “The War of Armageddon has Begun,” was delivered at a time of distress and an intensifying universal cry for justice and answers to the grim state of world affairs. The message demonstrated that Minister Farrakhan is the voice of God to suffering humanity and the errant world in need of being guided to a straight path.

He is the National Representative of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad—the Messiah, Exalted Christ and Eternal Leader of the Nation of Islam.

“I offered God my life, and He has made me the mouth of my teacher,” said Minister Farrakhan.

The Muslim leader who has been on the battlefield for God and his teacher for 68 years spoke on Feb. 26 to a capacity audience of 10,000 people present and viewed by tens of thousands more worldwide through foreign translators via social media.

For many, the Minister’s words represented hope and good news, but to warmongers, global mischief makers, and evil shot-callers, the news was not so good. His message continued the warning and challenge to either reverse course or be destroyed in the universal change being orchestrated by God on a world of unrighteousness and injustice.

However, Minister Farrakhan speaks with full knowledge of his archenemies and the chief opposers of a universal order centered in righteousness and structured on freedom, justice, and equality.

The primary opposers are Zionist Jews who have falsely charged Minister Farrakhan of being the top “anti-Semite” for criticizing Jewish behavior and inordinate control specifically of Black life and generally of America. The label is a dog-whistle phrase designed to cancel anyone critical of Jewish misbehavior and misdeeds.

In his Saviours’ Day message, Minister Farrakhan gave deep insight into the Synagogue of Satan as written of in the Bible in the Book of Revelations, Chapter 3, Verse 9 which states: “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”

The Minister called out the forces of the Synagogue of Satan and vowed to “break the stranglehold” they have on the people of America and the world. In statements released since his message, attack-dog groups like the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center repeated their diatribe of “hate anything Farrakhan” position.

“I have to pay a price for what I have said today, but I want to prove to you that God is with me,” Minister Farrakhan said. “My mission is to expose Satan, uncover him so you may fall away from him and come back to God and come back to yourself so you can escape the doom of this world!”

The relevance and historical context of Minister Farrakhan’s words can perhaps best be found in the preface of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s illuminating book, “Message To The Blackman in America.”

“As we near the exhaustion of the Wisdom of this world which has not been able to shed enough light on our path in search for that Supreme Wisdom to keep us from stumbling and falling, we now seek the wisdom of Allah, The Best Knower and Guide in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad (to Whom be praised forever),” wrote the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

This day of perplexity and trouble was prophesied from cover to cover in the scriptures which documents the anger of God kindled by the arch-deceiver, Satan (a man) and his people, who the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said were allowed to rule the earth in rebelliousness to God for 6,000 years, which has now expired.

Just a cursory glance at current affairs illustrates the correctness of Minister Farrakhan’s admonitions to the world and his stated outcomes. The preponderance of wars and rumors of war, oppression, bloodshed, and confusion of the people, governments, leaders and rulers tells the story.

Bearing witness to God’s servant

Minister Farrakhan, as the trumpet of God, and his teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, teach that the turmoil permeating nations and leaders’ inability to mitigate the chaos is due to an old world of wickedness going out, and a new world structured on righteousness, freedom, justice and equality coming in.

Describing Minister Farrakhan in these terms is not hyperbole. Global circumstances are proving that God’s man does not speak idle words. Events and conditions continue to bear witness that what Allah (God) and His Christ are revealing to Minister Farrakhan—Their anointed servant—is the truth. Jesus said in St. John, Chapter 8, verse 32, we shall know “the truth,” and that truth will “set us free.”


“Well, you need to be set free from the bondage of sin that has gripped the children of Abraham. Muslims, Christians, Jews and all the human family of our planet,” said Minister Farrakhan during his message. “You will never be a happy people if you’re afraid to speak the truth,” he added.

Dr. Abdul Haleem Muhammad, Southwest Regional Student Minister for the Nation of Islam based in Houston, told The Final Call it is the conflict between truth and falsehood that is in question today.

Quoting Minister Farrakhan’s book, “A Torchlight For America,” Student Min. Abdul Haleem Muhammad said America, the world’s top military and economic power is guilty of hiding the truth of her real condition of decline from the American people.

Minister Farrakhan explained in his book that America is clearly suffering and is lying on her deathbed in dire need of guidance and a new direction. He said an examination of her vital signs shows America is steadily on the decline.

The root of America’s suffering is basic “immorality and vanity,” where “greed, lust and inordinate self-interest” has become the way of life.

He explained further when the desire for the realization of self-interest becomes excessive, the first casualty in this struggle is “truth.” The leaders, in their struggle to achieve inordinate self-interests, engage in hiding the light of truth from the American people who are left paralyzed, unable to constructively address their problems.

This is the state of America, said Student Min. Abdul Haleem Muhammad to The Final Call. “And I would add, not only the condition of America but also the real condition of the world,” he said. Through Minister Farrakhan, God is exposing the hidden things as indicated in his Divinely-Guided Saviours’ Day message, he added.

In “Message To The Blackman in America” on page 210, in the section entitled “We Seek Truth and Justice,” the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad describes “The War of Armageddon” as: “The final war of Judgment and separation of the righteous from the wicked, of which I am sent to teach”; a “Holy War, or the war to end wars.”

Brother Frank Toh is the Study Group coordinator in the West African country of Cote d’Ivoire and translated some responses by others in the country who viewed the Minister’s message. Brother Ahira, who viewed Minister Farrakhan’s speechfrom Cote d’Ivoire, said the Minister unveiled the devil in the planning of this war, according to Brother Frank Toh.


“Most of us didn’t grasp the full meaning of the speech because we had misconceptions about this war,” Brother Ahira said. “The false teachings we received in church caused this confusion in us,” he added.

However, for him, Minister Farrakhan revealed the root causes of this war, including the role of the international bankers, money, and the history of previous wars. “We all should get a deeper understanding of this speech,” said Brother Ahira.

Brother Kada, who also viewed the translated message in French, added, this war in Europe is the end of western hegemony. “All of this must happen for all the oppressed to be liberated,” he said.

Besides upheaval in Europe, hotspots in the Middle East are reaching a boiling point. Rivers of blood are flowing in the occupied Palestinian territories by the Jewish extremist state of Israel. The worsening conditions continue to prove Minister Farrakhan’s warning that there can be no peace structured on lying, thievery, and injustice. Elsewhere in the region is an American-led and Israeli-instigated anti-Iran posture that is nearing the edge of conflict. Uneasiness and distrust also continue escalating between the U.S. and China and the U.S. and Russia.

Through it all, Minister Farrakhan has continued to lift his voice of reason, balance and warning as guided by Allah (God) and His Christ.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad explained that the ultimate war is between the evil proponents of falsehood and the purveyors of truth led by God. He wrote that all the mighty men of science and modern warfare have been called in to devise instruments and weapons against God Himself, whom he taught was Master Fard Muhammad, the Messiah of the Christians, the Mahdi of the Muslims, and his teacher. “The nations of the earth are angry,” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad observed.

In his Saviours’ Day message, Minister Farrakhan explained that the God of Righteousness has interceded to end Satan’s power. An indicator of God’s intervention is the brutal weather in America and parts of the Earth. Minister Farrakhan consistently utters three words of warning: “Watch the Weather!” God will not be mocked and is weaponizing the forces of nature against Satan’s world. Calamities are striking every corner of the Earth from America to Europe, and Asia to the Middle East and Africa.

The Minister told the audience during his message, “God is whipping the world with forces of nature, letting you know it’s going to get worse. And I am here to tell you: You haven’t seen nothing yet! Many of us may not live to see The Hereafter, to see the day when the power of this world is broken and a new world of righteousness is coming in. But try your best to learn how to eat to live, because in a short while America, America … America is fallen.”

Rains and debilitating drought have plagued America on all coasts. Recently, sunny California swung from drought to unprecedented snowstorms. Floods in Saudi Arabia turned roads into raging rivers in late December. Earthquakes ravaged Turkey and Syria where fallen concrete became the cemetery of nearly 60,000 people in a matter of minutes.

Europe is reeling in a “winter of discontent” exacerbated by an energy crisis spurned by the Russia-Ukraine war where over 3,000 people die each year in Britain, unable to afford to heat their homes, reported the UK-based outlet, The Independent.

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Farrakhan calls out the Synagogue of Satan

By James G. Muhammad, Contributing Editor
- February 28, 2023

CHICAGO—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan threw down the gauntlet during his Saviours’ Day 2023 keynote address Feb. 26 at the Wintrust Arena, calling out the forces of the Synagogue of Satan and vowing to “break the stranglehold” they have on the people of America and the world.

Speaking to more than 10,000 people in the arena and thousands more in an overflow room at the adjacent McCormick Place Convention Center, the 89-year-old Muslim Minister explained, “I have to pay a price for what I have said today, but I want to prove to you that God is with me. My mission is to expose Satan, uncover him so you may fall away from him and come back to God and come back to yourself so you can escape the doom of this world!”

In his nearly three-hour message delivered February 26 titled “The War of Armageddon Has Begun,” Minister Farrakhan asked, why must there be such a war? It is because Satan was given 6,000 years to do his work, and he has done it so well that the scripture says Satan deceived the whole world. But Satan knew the time was coming for his end, the Minister continued, and the end would come from someone courageous enough to tell the truth.

Minister Farrakhan came to the podium still suffering from the effects of more than 200 highly radiated seeds implanted years ago to treat prostate cancer. He was flanked by F.O.I. (Fruit of Islam, the men of the Nation) who escorted him to a carpeted platform and podium where he sat on a raised cushioned chair to address a cheering crowd.

Saviours’ Day is an annual Nation of Islam commemoration of the birth of Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi of the Muslims and Messiah of the Christians, who made Himself known in America on July 4, 1930, fulfilling scripture that God Himself would come to free Black people who have been in bondage 400 years. He was born on February 26, 1877, in the holy city of Mecca in Arabia.

Rarely referring to notes, the Minister described the War of Armageddon as a showdown between the forces of God and the devil. He challenged leaders on stage and members of the audience to overcome their fear of telling the truth.

“Your rise as a Black man and woman is driving them crazy because they can’t treat you like they did our fathers and grandfathers,” he said. “Truth is the most necessary ingredient for our salvation. Truth is the greatest thing in the universe.

“In this house, there are great spiritual teachers, but most of the preachers don’t talk about the War of Armageddon. I pray that Allah will bless me today to take the fear out of every gospel preacher … out of those who want truth to be told,” he said.

The charge of antisemitism is used by a powerful group of Jews to squash any criticism of Israel and wicked Jewish behavior, the Minister pointed out. Fear of being labeled antisemitic prevents Black leaders from associating with him, Minister Farrakhan said.

At the head of the antisemitism battle cry are the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, groups that have conducted activities to diminish Black power and unity. These organizations label people who criticize Jewish behavior as antisemitic without proof, the Minister said. They have power over the media and other avenues that shape the human mind and just the charge of antisemitism brings public condemnation and isolation.

Labeled by these groups as the world’s top antisemite, the Minister said when somebody has lied so well, when the truth comes and a man is born to tell that truth, the deceiver must hide that man.

“I have never been an antisemite. If I had them in front of me they could not prove their charge,” he said. “They don’t want you to hear what I have to say.”

The Minister referenced John 8:32 in the Bible where Jesus tells some Jews that the truth would set them free. The Jews responded they had never been in bondage to any man.

You need to be free from the bondage that has gripped the community of Abraham and the human family on the planet, Min. Farrakhan said. But you will never be free until you recognize you are a slave to your own wickedness, he said.

The long list of Black leaders labeled antisemitic includes Martin Luther King Jr., the Honorable Marcus Garvey, James Baldwin, Rosa Parks, Booker T. Washington and even Jay Z, to name a few.

Presidents can’t escape the label

Jewish control of the U.S. government did not escape the attention of former presidents of America, and some of them paid for it with their lives, Minister Farrakhan pointed out.

In the early 1900s, a powerful group of Jewish leaders held a secret meeting on Jekyll Island to set up an American central bank, he explained. Their objective was to take away from the U.S. Congress their “constitutionally commanded right” to print currency, and instead create a Federal Reserve banking system owned mostly by Jewish families, he said.

When that became law, the Federal Reserve controlled the printing of U.S. currency, causing the American debt to explode due to interest paid to borrow money for U.S. wars. Usury is what has made them strong, Minister Farrakhan said.

The ADL was born in 1913, the same year the Federal Reserve was established. Its aim is not to confront people who defame Jews, but to censure anybody who criticizes them, he said.

“When the ADL did that, they became the Synagogue of Satan and the Synagogue of Satan is not just Jewish people,” he said.

President Abraham Lincoln recognized the growing U.S. debt and urged Congress to pass in 1862 the first Legal Tender Act. The Act authorized the issuance of treasury notes that impacted the Federal Reserve’s profits. In 1865, Lincoln was assassinated, Minister Farrakhan explained.

President James Garfield became president in 1881 and advocated for a gold standard. He was killed that same year, the Minister pointed out. President William McKinley also was an advocate of the gold standard and was assassinated in office, while President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order to issue silver-backed currency that rivaled the paper currency of the Federal Reserve. He was assassinated in office in 1963, the Minister said.

Even Christian pastor Billy Graham and President Richard Nixon had private conversations about a Jewish “stranglehold” on the American government but expressed no ability to break it.

“Four American presidents threatened the international banking system by focusing on the Constitution’s definition of currency or by limiting debt the country owed to private bankers,” Minister Farrakhan explained. “All presidents know they have another power they have to bow to.”

What Graham and Nixon couldn’t do, “an ex-slave, a student of the greatest teacher in the world, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, is standing up offering my life, to lay it down with joy, to break the Synagogue of Satan and release America from the stranglehold of that Synagogue,” he said.

The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad once told the Minister the enemy stays in power by keeping Black people ignorant. “So he drops you in a barrel of filth,” he said, referencing vulgar acts coming from celebrities on television and social media.

“I hate what Satan has done to us as a people, and God does too. God doesn’t want to hurt you, but God will chastise you in a way that you will know that God is after you,” he said.

The Minister closed by offering those who love God a way out and a warning.

“God has said in the Book of Revelations, that He will make you come and bow down at my feet,” the Minister declared, offering “an invitation” to true Jews to break apart from those whom God is about to destroy.

“There are many good Jews,” he said. “They are not going down with their brothers, but you got to separate from your brothers. You must go back to the Torah, back to the teachings of the prophets,” he said.


An anointed man of God

Prior to Minister Farrakhan’s delivery of his Saviours’ Day message, Student Minister Daniel Muhammad opened in prayer and Student Minister Tairah Muhammad passionately spoke about the value and person of Minister Farrakhan as a man of God.

“The man of God is anointed by God; when he speaks you hear the voice of God. He is the truth of God; he is the mercy and grace of God and the embodiment of love,” she said.

The next speaker who came to the podium was Student Minister Nuri Muhammad, who facilitated the charity part of the program, and inspired the attendees to give from the spirit of love.


Lastly, the time had come for the introduction of the Minister by his National Assistant Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad. He read a long list of people throughout history who were labeled anti-Semitic by certain members of the Jewish community.

“This false charge of anti-Semitism begins with someone, anyone, who holds a controversial view and speaks or writes about it in the public. And instead of engaging in open and honest public dialog and debate … private interest groups start with the labeling, ‘he’s a hater,’” he said.

Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad enthusiastically defended Minister Farrakhan as not being an anti-Semite, but rather a divinely anointed man of God.

Contributing Writer J.A. Salaam contributed to this report. See page 20 to read excerpts from Minister Farrakhan’s message.

From The Final Call Newspaper

What is Saviours’ Day?

By The Final Call
- February 21, 2023

Saviours’ Day is an annual Nation of Islam commemoration of the birth of Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi of the Muslims and the Messiah of the Christians, who appeared in North America on July 4, 1930, and declared that the 400 years of bondage Blacks served in America had ended.

His coming and declaration fulfill many scriptures; however, perhaps most notable is the fulfillment of the promise God made to Abraham that his descendants would endure bondage in a strange land, among a strange people—before God Himself would deliver Abraham’s seed and judge the nation they served. Master Fard Muhammad was born on February 26, 1877, in the Holy City of Mecca.

He raised and taught the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who dedicated over 40 years of his life to the resurrection of the mentally, morally, spiritually, and economically dead so-called American Negro. Each year he would convene Saviour’s Day and deliver a major address and expound on the Divine Wisdom given to Him by Master Fard Muhammad.

After the 1975 departure of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, in September of 1977, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan made the decision to rebuild the work of his Father, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and reestablish the Nation of Islam. Under Minister Farrakhan’s leadership, Saviour’s Day returned in 1981 in Chicago. In 1983, Minister Farrakhan changed the spelling of the commemoration from Saviour’s Day, as it had been, to the plural Saviours’ Day.

He explained during a message delivered in Gary, Ind., that the change meant that not only was Master Fard Muhammad, the Saviour for the Black Man and Woman of America but that the Muslims in the Nation of Islam had the mission of delivering the word and doing the work of resurrection as “little saviours” for the suffering masses of Blacks in America and suffering people around the world.

Thousands now attend the convention, which has grown to include workshops, plenary sessions, lively discussions, entertainment, social and educational activities for children and families, the Drill competition and closes with a major address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

This year’s convention is back in the city of the Nation of Islam’s headquarters and will be held February 24-26 at McCormick Place (McCormick Convention Center), 2301 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616. This is the first full in-person Saviours’ Day gathering since 2020 due to the pandemic. This year’s theme for the convention is from the book of Ephesians in the Bible which states in part: “Put on the Whole Armor of God.”

Minister Farrakhan will deliver his traditional Saviours’ Day address, Sunday, February 26, at Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak, in Chicago, IL. His message is titled, “The War of Armageddon Has Begun.” Doors open at noon and the program begins at 2:00 p.m. The message will be broadcast live via the internet on

From The Final Call Newspaper

Faith, Foundation and Fortifying Belief Saviours’ Day is in Chicago, February 24-26!
By The Final Call
- February 14, 2023

Excitement and anticipation are in the air because Saviours’ Day 2023 is just around the corner. The Nation of Islam convention is known as “The Crowning Event of Black History Month” and is taking place in Chicago from February 24-26. Members of the Nation of Islam, visitors, guests and supporters are eager to participate in a full weekend of activities and hear and see the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. The Minister is set to deliver his keynote message titled, “The War of Armageddon Has Begun.”

Saviours’ Day is a commemoration of the birth anniversary of Master Fard Muhammad, Allah (God) in Person born on February 26, 1877, in the Holy City of Mecca. Master Fard Muhammad traveled 9,000 miles to North America, where He found the downtrodden Black man and woman. He raised and taught the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who convened the first Saviours’ Day convention. The tradition of Saviours’ Day has been carried on through the work of Minister Farrakhan.

This year’s Saviours’ Day convention is the first full in-person convention since February 2020, before the pandemic shut the world down. Informative and critical plenary sessions and other activities will take place at McCormick Place Convention Center and Minister Farrakhan’s keynote address will take place at Wintrust Arena.

The Nation of Islam Executive Council and National Laborers have been working nonstop to make Saviours’ Day 2023 “the best Saviours’ Day ever.” The theme for this year’s convention is taken from the book of Ephesians 6:11 which states in part: “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

Every presentation that will take place during the convention is to arm the believer with the impenetrable armor of God, that they can make it through the final chapter of the end of the world of Satan, Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, National Assistant to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, told The Final Call in a previous interview.

The Saviours’ Day weekend kicks off Friday, Feb. 24, with an opening plenary session on “The Reality of God: Point #12.” Point No. 12 of “What The Muslims Believe,” printed in the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s Muslim Program and on the inside back page of every Final Call newspaper, is the cardinal principle of faith for believers in the Nation of Islam.

It reads: “WE BELIEVE that Allah (God) appeared in the Person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, July, 1930; the long-awaited ‘Messiah’ of the Christians and the ‘Mahdi’ of the Muslims.

“We believe further and lastly that Allah is God and besides HIM there is no god and He will bring about a universal government of peace wherein we all can live in peace together.”

“Knowing and believing in Allah is the cardinal principle of faith for all Muslims, but when it comes to the believing followers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, that belief that Allah came and appeared in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad in fulfillment of the scriptures and prophecies of God’s coming, God’s appearance, is critical,” Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad explained. “The reality of God is at the root of the faith and foundation of the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad,” he added.

The Saturday plenary is titled, “The Christ, The Messiah and The Wheel.” The focus is on the two essentials of faith that Minister Farrakhan said the believers must have if they want to make it through the dark hour, explained Student Min. Ishmael Muhammad. Those two articles of faith deal with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad being physically alive and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s ascension going to The Wheel, he continued.

The Wheel or The Mother Plane and smaller Wheels (Baby Planes) are objects in the sky revealed in the Bible’s book of Ezekiel. Master Fard Muhammad taught the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad that these objects are real. These objects have been misidentified by the public and the American government as “Unidentified Flying Objects” (UFOs) or “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAP).

Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad said believers can expect their faith to be strengthened.

Additional activitiesand gatheringsduring Saviours’ Day will include Salat-al Jumu’ah (Friday congressional prayer) and a “We are at War” Youth Summit for teenagers and young adults ages 13-35. The youth session will include an interactive panel discussion and culminate in a special address from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Registration for the youth session is available at and parents and guardians will be allowed to watch the youth event in the overflow room.

“The Minister’s address is going to go a long way in helping not only young adults but older adults as well, as we fight to sustain and preserve ourselves in a world that is unraveling with every moment and every second of the hour that we have entered,” Student Min. Ishmael Muhammad explained.

Day one of the convention (Friday, Feb. 24) will end with several social events and activities, including a talent showcase, a National Speed Chess Tournament, “The Master” National Contest, and a Believer’s Social Extravaganza.

Registration for the chess tournament is available on The tournament will occur 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 24. There will be five total rounds, with each game lasting 10 minutes, five minutes per competitor. An official U.S. chess arbiter and an official U.S. chess director will be on scene. Winners will receive cash prizes.

“The Master” is a game based on the Supreme Wisdom of the Nation of Islam. It was developed by Sister Shaheerah Farrakhan and her husband, Brother Musharraf Farrakhan-Muhammad. They are calling for two contestants, one brother and one sister, from each of the Nation’s regions. Those interested in competing can take a timed quiz at The highest scorers will be selected to represent their region at Saviours’ Day to have the opportunity to win a grand prize of $2,000.

“We’re going to enjoy each other’s company, for this is the first (full) Saviours’ Day (convention) since Detroit in 2020,” Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad said.

Saturday, Feb. 25, will include private F.O.I. (Fruit of Islam) and M.G.T. (Muslim Girls’ Training) classes, for the registered men and women of the Nation, followed by a private graduation and believer’s meeting. Newly registered believers from the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 will be graduating.

Mother Khadijah Farrakhan’s Children’s Village is always a popular and exciting part of Saviours’ Day and it will take place this year at Gizmos Fun Factory, 66 Orland Square Drive, Orland Park, Ill 60462. It will occur Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will enjoy arcade games, zip lining, bumper cars, go-karts, laser tag and rock climbing and the “Mother Khadijah Farrakhan’s Gift Center.”

Bus transportation will be provided to and from the event venue. The bus will depart from the South Hall of McCormick Place. The Children’s Village waiting room for bus transportation is room 105. Buses depart one hour before the registered start time. The bus will depart from the event venue at the end of the time slot. When selecting your tickets please pick a two-hour time slot. For more information and to register your children, visit

The Nation of Islam Historical Exhibit will take place Thursday, Feb. 23 – Saturday, Feb. 25 at the former home of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (Sadjah House) at 4847 South Woodlawn Avenue home in Chicago as well as guided tours. However, registration is required. For more information, visit, Sajdah House Sponsorship and Coin Holders Tours on Eventbrite. On Monday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m., there will be a panel discussion.

Closing out Saturday will be the highly anticipated and always popular drill competition with teams from all over the Nation participating.

Lastly, the culminating event of the Saviours’ Day weekend, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s keynote address, will occur on Sunday, Feb. 26, the birth date of the Saviour, Master Fard Muhammad, at the Wintrust Arena. The title of the Minister’s message is, “The War of Armageddon Has Begun.” The address will be streamed live at The program begins at 2 p.m. CST.

“It’s very significant because war is the last major event that is mentioned in the scriptures and in prophecy. When Jesus talked about the signs of the end, he began with the sign of pestilence followed by famine and earthquakes in various places. Then he says these are just the beginning of sorrows. Nation will rise up against nation, kingdom against kingdom. Wars and rumors of wars,” Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad explained.

Vending room S-105 at the McCormick Place will hold 50 vending booths offering various products, books and goods by Black and Muslim-owned businesses. Vending will be available Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Food options for believers and guests coming to Chicago include the Salaam Restaurant, The Foodie’s Spot and Let’s Eat to Live. Fine dining at the Salaam Restaurant is almost entirely sold out, except for a few available seats on Monday, Feb. 27. Reservations for the restaurant’s Crescent Cafe are still available throughout the weekend.

The Final Call will be hosting an Open House at the Final Call Administration Building on Monday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The address is 734 W. 79th Street, right next door to the Salaam. To keep up to date and to stay informed during the Saviours’ Day Weekend, text: sd2023 to 8779291930. HAPPY SAVIOURS’ DAY!—The Final Call

From The Final Call Newspaper

Family demands answers in disappearance and death of Rasheem Carter

By William P. Muhammad
- February 7, 2023

What happened to Rasheem Rayelle Carter? In an incident reminiscent of the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, family, friends, and supporters of the 25-year-old young, Black man whose dismembered body was discovered in a wooded area a month after he disappeared near Taylorsville, Mississippi, have been left with more questions than answers, four months into an investigation that has yet to release his remains to his family or to explain how he died. His body was discovered on November 2, 2022.

A screenshot from Facebook regarding the case of Rasheem Carter in Mississippi.

Stating that her son traveled often, founded a successful seafood business as a young entrepreneur and was a hardworking family man who loved his mother, seven-year-old daughter, older brother, and extended family, Tiffany Carter told The Final Call that Rasheem was working as a millwright and a welder in Taylorsville at the time he went missing.

She said that everyone wants to know what happened. He was deeply loved and respected in his community and as of Final Call press time, his body had not been released by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI).

“He was contracted out to Taylorsville, Mississippi, for Georgia Pacific,” Ms. Carter said of her son Rasheem. “A couple of days before he actually had to go to work, his car had broke down, so, one of the guys he had roomed with told him if he got a ride down there, they would make sure he got back and forth to work.”

She also said he was staying at a Super 8 motel in Laurel, Mississippi, about 30 miles from Taylorsville. Taylorsville is a small town in Smith County about 63 miles Southeast of Jackson.

Adding that she was in telephone communication with her son and received brief text messages shortly before he reportedly went missing, Ms. Carter said her son was without transportation the evening before his disappearance and that she doesn’t know how her son’s body would end up in the woods, hundreds of feet off a nearby highway. According to, the town has a rapidly declining population estimated in 2022 around 1,100, of whom about 400 or fewer are Black.

Ms. Carter said she spoke to her son on October 1 and said Rasheem told her his roommate put him out of their motel room and that he went to a local grocery store, sought help from the Taylorsville police station, looked for a place to charge his cellphone, and looked for a place to wait for a ride.

“He told me that someone had called in the store asking if he was in the store (and) that there were three truckloads full of White men trying to harm him,” she said of one of their final phone conversations. She also stated her son believed his boss was allegedly targeting him over a disagreement.

“I told him to go to the police station, and he asked if he could stay there until his ride came, and I heard them when they said he couldn’t stay there,” Ms. Carter said of what she overheard through her son’s cellphone. “After he left the police station, I stayed on the phone with him for a while and he was trying to get a ride back to his hotel room, and then he sent me a text message and said: ‘Mama, I’m smart, and he got these men trying to kill me,’ he texted it to me,” she said.

Ms. Carter was living in Pennsylvania while trying to help her son by phone at the time and told The Final Call that she asked her best friend to pick him up on October 2 and that she didn’t know where he spent the night, but that it had to have been outdoors because he had nowhere to go.

“I told him my best friend, she’s going to come and get you, and he said: ‘My phone is on one percent Mama,’ and I said, well drop your location where you’re at, and I told him my best friend, she’s on her way to come and get you, and when she arrived, maybe about after two hours, he was nowhere to be found,”

Ms. Carter said. Attorney Benjamin Crump has been retained to represent her in seeking answers and the FBI has been reportedly called in to investigate the case. An e-mailed request to the FBI field office in Jackson for a status update was not returned by Final Call press time.

Rasheem Ryelle Carter

Marquell Bridges, of the Mississippi-based Building Bridges for Community Unity and Progress, told The Final Call that the area where Rasheem Carter went missing is known for its hostility toward Black people and that many from around the area know it as a place to avoid. “Taylorsville, Mississippi, still has active Klan, it’s technically still a sundown town, and all of the Black people around Taylorsville pretty much know:

‘Don’t be caught around there,’ or the Mize area after dark,” he said. “It’s just not safe.” The Taylorsville Police Department told The Final Call that the investigation has been handed over to the Smith County Sheriff’s Department. Calls by The Final Call to the Smith County Sheriff were not returned.

According to interested parties and local activists, Ms. Tiffany Carter and those seeking answers regarding her son’s disappearance and death, have all been put on a “wild goose chase” just to have basic answers over what happened and expressed dismay over what they said is a total lack of transparency.

“We’ve been doing our due diligence in finding out who and what these people are,” Mr. Bridges said, adding that many believe there is a cover-up at least on the local level. “It would explain the police’s unwillingness to investigate or help the family.”

“They had his body for a total of four months, and MBI (Mississippi Bureau of Investigation) has had it for only two, but that’s even enough time,” Mr. Bridges said. “They haven’t let Ms. Tiffany, or the family, see the body.

They had us drive all the way to Jackson telling her they would and would talk to her, then when we get there, they pretended to not have some form that she would have to sign, but the form is digital, and we know that. So, they never intended on showing her the body,” he said.

Others aiding the family include Arthur “Silky Slim” Reed, a community activist and investigator who told The Final Call he has been tasked to look into Rasheem Carter’s disappearance and death. “The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has stalled this case so long and our thing is we can’t pursue anything civilly until we find out what exactly happened,” Mr. Reed said in a telephone interview. Calls and e-mails to MBI were not returned by Final Call press time.

“In most cases we can say, okay, we will file suit against the police department or we’re going to file suit against this individual … and for the police department there to tell him that they couldn’t keep him safe, and he comes up with his head detached from his body, (and) his limbs are detached, then something horrific happened to him and this is one of those real backwoods cases that hasn’t been able to get the light put on it properly because they keep stalling us with the evidence,”

Mr. Reed said. He also added that no alert has been put out regarding serial killers in the area or murders being at large, and that more questions than answers remain over what happened to Rasheem Rayelle Carter.

“We understand that this wasn’t a serial killer; we understand that this wasn’t just a loose murderer; this was an act of violence by individuals that we believe (Rasheem) informed his mother about,” Mr. Reed insisted. “These are the people he texted his mother about, and they have not been investigated by the police department.” Mr. Reed did not disclose how the condition of the body upon its discovery was made known to him.

Krystal Muhammad, national chair of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, told The Final Call that many Black people across the State of Mississippi neither believe in nor trust the conclusions of the MBI. “Every time these horrific crimes and lynchings take place, who is the cover-up artist?” she asked rhetorically. “The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is a criminal element.

We believe it to be a Ku Klux Klanish element. We can’t say it’s the Ku Klux Klan to be precise, but it is a ‘Ku Klux Klanish’ institution. This has been going on too long, and for them to not even turn over the body to put him to rest? Something has to be done about the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation!” she insisted.

Justice stands afar off in 2023

The Eternal Leader of the Nation of Islam, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, addressed the issue of true justice for Black people in America through His Muslim Program, offering it as the best and only solution to America’s centuries-long problem of discrimination and racist oppression, by writing in part: “This is the question asked most frequently by both the Whites and the Blacks. The answers to this question I shall state as simply as possible:

“1. We want freedom. We want a full and complete freedom.

“2. We want justice. Equal justice under the law. We want justice applied equally to all, regardless of creed or class or color.

“3. We want equality of opportunity. We want equal membership in society with the best in civilized society.

“4. We want our people in America whose parents or grandparents were descendants from slaves, to be allowed to establish a separate state or territory of their own — either on this continent or elsewhere. We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to provide such land and that the area must be fertile and minerally rich. We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to maintain and supply our needs in this separate territory for the next 20 to 25 years—until we are able to produce and supply our own needs.

“Since we cannot get along with them in peace and equality, after giving them 400 years of our sweat and blood and receiving in return some of the worst treatment human beings have ever experienced, we believe our contributions to this land and the suffering forced upon us by White America, justifies our demand for complete separation in a state or territory of our own,” Messenger Muhammad continued. (See the inside back page of every Final Call newspaper for the full list of “What The Muslims Want” and “What The Muslims Believe.”)

“What can the guilty say when the truth of their guilt is made known?” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad asked on page 102 of his landmark 1965 book, “Message to the Blackman in America.” “I have been teaching for over 35 years what Almighty Allah (God) has revealed to me of the truth of this subject,” he said. “I am sick, tired, and worn out with suffering from the persecutions cast against me and my people by the hands of the most wicked and deceiving race on our planet.”

The National Representative of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, said during his 2015 Saviours’ Day address at Christ Universal Temple in Chicago, that the “Intensifying Universal Cry for Justice,” among the people is bringing in the divine chastisement of Allah (God) and that America is fulfilling prophecy because of its evil toward the Black, Brown, Indigenous and the poor in America and from around the world.

“As it was,” Matthew 24:37 teaches, ‘in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man,’” Minister Farrakhan said.

“Is it like that today? What was it like in the ‘days of Noah?’ The scripture teaches in the Book of Genesis, Chapter 6, verse 5 that ‘every imagination of the peoples’ hearts was to do evil.’ How about America today? A robbery every 15 seconds? A murder every 30 seconds? Murder, robbery, rape and racist killing, and our own fratricidal conflict killing one another: This doesn’t have anything to do with Jesus. It doesn’t have anything to do with Prophet Muhammad,” he said.