By Anisah Muhammad, Contributing Writer
- July 20, 2021
They are called many names. Unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam, referred to them as “The Wheel,” “wheels” or “Mother Plane.” For the first time in history, the U.S. government is confirming the existence of these flying crafts.
The United States’ Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a preliminary assessment on the UAP on June 25. The report came at the behest of the Senate, whose members were “concerned that there is no unified, comprehensive process within the federal government for collecting and analyzing intelligence on unidentified aerial phenomena, despite the potential threat.”
The Friday release of the report may have been an attempt to divert attention from a subject that has interest among millions of Americans and people globally. But it was still important and valuable.
Though the report is only nine pages long, it is the most info the U.S. government has released regarding the flying crafts. The information comes from 144 U.S. government reported incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2021, though limited data and inconsistencies are cited as key challenges.
“The limited amount of high-quality reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) hampers our ability to draw firm conclusions about the nature or intent of UAP,” the document said.
“Basically, they produced a report that admits that they don’t know what it is. They know that there are some unidentified crafts that have been tampering with and interfering with their most advanced nuclear and military weapon sites and weapons. They know that these planes exist and that they are superior to anything that they have or that they can even imagine,” Nation of Islam Student Minister Ilia Rashad Muhammad told The Final Call. “However, they are also admitting that they don’t know who or what these planes are, where they come from, or as they say, they don’t know the nature or intent of UAP.”
The document states that many UAP interrupted pre-planned training or other military activity, and it says that a handful of UAP, 18 incidents described in 21 reports, appear to demonstrate advanced technology such as remaining stationary in winds, moving against the wind, maneuvering abruptly and moving at considerable speed.
The document includes a list of possible explanations to reports of the flying crafts: airborne clutter such as birds, balloons and debris; natural atmospheric phenomena such as ice crystals, moisture and thermal fluctuations; classified programs by U.S. entities; technology from an adversary of the U.S. government, such as China or Russia; and “other.”
But the Nation of Islam has had the answer to what the objects are since 1932, when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad first started teaching on them. Min. Illia Muhammad, author of the book “UFOs And The Nation Of Islam: The Source, Proof, And Reality Of The Wheels,” said the “other” category is the most intriguing.
“ ‘Other’ is basically like, okay, just something we don’t know about or can’t explain. But I would like, as a student of the Honorable Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, to boldly proclaim that the ‘other’ category is exactly what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad brought to the world on behalf of Almighty God Allah in the person of Master Fard Muhammad,” he said. “So this ‘other’ category that the government talks about is what they are unwilling to talk to us about, because we’re willing to prove what this ‘other’ is.”
Illia Muhammad explained that the proof that Master Fard Muhammad is the one behind the technology of the crafts lies in the fact that the technology wasn’t seen, witnessed, talked about, heard of or examined before he brought knowledge of it to the world.
“Before he showed it to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and gave the Honorable Elijah Muhammad the intricate details concerning these planes, its nature, its intentions, its purpose, its occupants, its capabilities, its maneuver abilities; none of that has ever been disclosed prior to Master Fard Muhammad sharing his secrets with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad,” Min. Illia Muhammad said.
“And even more important is that to this day, there is not a group or entity on this earth who still gives the intricate details concerning its nature and intent other than the Nation of Islam. So not only was the Nation of Islam the first to give information, specific information, about these planes, but to this day in 2021, the Nation of Islam remains the only group to explicitly give definitive details concerning these crafts.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad started teaching about the crafts in 1932. “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.
Ten years after he started teaching on it, on February 25, 1942, the “Battle of Los Angeles” happened. The event is cited as the first known sighting of the crafts. The military fired more than 1,400 anti-aircraft shells at the objects, but all of them missed. A few months later, a temple, as Nation of Islam mosques were called at that time, was raided by law enforcement officials under the guidance of the FBI.
“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s home was also raided, and the Teachings that Master Fard Muhammad had left with him were taken from the home and The Temple. Later, he was questioned by the FBI on the drawing of The Wheel, and his writing about it, that they had taken from The Temple; and he explained to the government of the United States and to the FBI: one, its aim and purpose; two, who made it; and three, why it is now above America,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said in Part 52 of his 2013 lecture series “The Time and What Must be Done.”
“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said it was ‘a masterpiece of mechanics and engineering’ and that ‘nothing like this has ever been seen before.’ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said it is ‘the greatest military weapon ever developed in the annals of the history of Allah (God) and man in this Universe,’” Minister Farrakhan said.
“He said that the Vision of this Wheel was seen thousands of years before it came into being, or became a reality. He said that this weapon was made for the purpose of destroying this present world in The Final Battle with the forces of evil that had ruled our present world.”
The term “wheel” in reference to the flying crafts can be found in scripture. The Book of Ezekiel, Chapter 1, verse 19 reads, “And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.” Minister Farrakhan mentioned that several places in scripture describe the crafts as a “cloud,” a “pillar of fire,” a “chariot” or a “mountain.”
“Well, men don’t ‘move about on clouds’ except in planes. And this ‘plane,’ as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us, is made like a ‘wheel.’ Not that it is a ‘wheel,’ but it is made like a wheel, circular in motion, circular in make,” the Minister described.
Ever since the first appearance of the crafts, they have been sighted by people all over the world. A Dec. 2017 survey by Glocalities revealed that 61 percent of 26,492 people from 24 countries surveyed believe there is some form of life on other planets. Russians, Mexicans and Chinese are more likely to believe in the existence of intelligent alien civilizations than Americans, according to the report. The survey proves worldwide interest in the crafts, and yet the U.S. government has had a hard time even admitting they exist.
“There is great interest among the American people and people of the world about this much talked of phenomenon known as ‘UFOs.’ It is talked about in every country, particularly the countries that hold sway on the Earth, who have nuclear arsenals and are engaged in great preparation for this Final War,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said in Part 51 of his 2013 lecture series.
“And there are others who have seen them and have been so intimidated by our government that they have refused to tell even their wives or their children what they have experienced; and some have taken the secrets of what they know to their graves.”
Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, the National Assistant to Min. Farrakhan, said in July 18th and July 11th lectures at Mosque Maryam in Chicago that the planes are not extraterrestrial but are from Earth.
“The scientists of the world think that it’s from someone, somewhere else other than earth, because they have never seen from any scientists of any nation on Earth the ability to produce what they have been observing and studying. In their minds, they are the masters of the Earth and its people and they know of no one that could produce what they have been looking at from this planet,” he said.
“So they call these wheels extraterrestrial, but they are not. It was made on this earth, made by the hands of men, directed by, designed by the master builder, planner, designer, and architect of that wheel, God Himself in the person of Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi.”
He pointed to John the Revelator, who saw a “holy city” in the sky, according to the Book of Revelation.
Ilia Muhammad said the fact that this is the first time the U.S. government is admitting that the planes exist proves that government officials have been lying for decades.
The uproar over the flying crafts has increased in recent years after the New York Times published two leaked videos in 2017. Since then, Navy pilots and military personnel have been coming forward. The majority of the data in the June 25 report came from the U.S. Navy.
A “60 Minutes” episode that aired May 16 featured the testimonies of several Navy pilots and U.S. government personnel, including former Navy pilot Lt. Ryan Graves, who said pilots training off the Atlantic coast have been seeing “things like that” every day for at least a couple of years now.
“It’s almost like the government is being forced to admit that these planes exist, because in every major department of government and their military, they’ve had and continue to have too many sightings and encounters from their own people in government and in military, not to mention the countless millions of civilians all over the world.
So, it’s gotten to a point where so many sightings and encounters are taking place that different military officers complained that they had no real way of reporting their daily sightings to their superiors, because their superiors would try to either brush it off or silence these officers and pilots and even astronauts, even though they would be seeing these things daily,” Illia Muhammad said.
“Their superiors in government and military would not allow them to report what these officers were witnessing regularly. So, it was out of the dissatisfaction of many military officers and pilots that they demanded a better way to be able to report these phenomenal crafts that they had been seeing almost daily for several decades,” he continued.
“This has been going on for decades in terms of these wheels destabilizing their military bases and deconstructing their nuclear missile testing and shutting down their communication systems at military bases, and literally just rendering, in some cases, rendering whole military sites inoperable, just to show that there’s a superior power on scene. So, you talk about decades of not being able to tell anybody about this.”
On July 4, 2020, in the garden at his Michigan farm, Minister Farrakhan delivered a message titled “The Criterion,” where he said he asked Allah (God) to show the Wheels to confirm his words. “When I close down in the garden, the God will do some work,” he said.
On that same day, after he was done speaking, there were sightings of the flying crafts in the United States. Video footage of the sightings is compiled at the end of “The Criterion” on noi.org/the-criterion.
“It don’t even look like a plane, does it?” said one person who witnessed one of the crafts on July 4, 2020. “I don’t know what the f*** this is. But whatever it is, it’s not a plane, and it’s moving fast,” said another individual.
“UFO over south side. Aye yo what the f*** is this? Anybody else looking at this s***?” said a woman in Chicago. “That is a UFO y’all,” yelled a man in a different video taken from Chicago. “We don’t have s*** that stop in midair,” he expressed.
“UFO. It’s still there. It is not a helicopter. Helicopters don’t maneuver like that. Now it’s going back up. Look it, it’s going back up!” said a woman out of Fresno, Calif.
The June 25 document on UAP says that the objects could threaten flight safety and possibly pose a threat to U.S. national security. Ilia Muhammad said America’s greatest threat is a power superior to her.
“And even more terrifying to America is the fact that that power is represented by the children of slaves, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. America can’t take that,” he said.