from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A religious and cultural organization founded in 1931 in the United States, espousing Islamic principles and favoring political, social, and economic independence for African Americans.
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- proper noun A
religiousand political organizationwith the declared aimof " resurrecting" the spiritual, mental, socialand economiccondition of the blackpeople of Americaand the world.
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- noun a group of militant Black Americans who profess Islamic religious beliefs and advocate independence for Black Americans
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On Monday, Mr. Wright defended his statements suggesting that the government could have invented the AIDS virus and engaged in terrorism abroad, and he called Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan "one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century."
He revived the name Nation of Islam, saying he intended to follow the teachings of Elijah Muhammad.
The Nation of Islam is a tiny organization with perhaps 25,000 adherents.
In one passage, written by the then EEOC aide Armstrong Williams, Thomas called Nation of Islam minister, Louis Farrakhan, "a man I have admired for more than a decade."
The Nation of Islam is a radical anti-white, anti-Jewish organization, founded by Elijah Muhummad.
They were called the Nation of Islam, and they were part of a great wave of people who would not be silenced anymore.
Police initially suspected members of the Nation of Islam, which is known for such attire.
Obviously, the Nation of Islam is a controversial group and could backfire.
The Nation of Islam is a very, very poor image in communities outside the African-American community.
The Nation of Islam is a Chicago-based black nationalist group that says it is guided by the Quran, but many who practice Islam do not consider it a true Muslim sect.