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Black Muslims / Hanafis #250812

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 10, 1977
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(Studio) Since inception, Black Muslim movement in United States has undergone radical and sometimes violent changes, with internal dissension.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Background noted of development and changes in Nation of Islam, begun by Elijah Muhammad. Teachings of Elijah Muhammad, dissension and NYC assassination of Malcolm X and breakaway by Hamaas Khaalis' letter written to Black Muslims and resultant murders of Hanafi members by Philadelphia men, noted. Though Nation of Islam denies part in killings in Washington, DC in 1973, Philadelphia men alleged to be members by Hanafis and they want revenge. [Mosque of Oman spokesperson Imam Shif IBRAHIM - are dealing with brutal murders and action not so much to get individuals, but essence of group who would do this.] Wallace Muhammad, who succeeded father as Black Muslim leader, says he has no knowledge of Washington, DC killings other than press reports Black Muslim and Hanafis feud with regard to interpretation of Koran noted. Hanafis say DC building seizures are to secure peace, but so far have created only violence.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

(Studio) Hanafi headquarters building in Washington, DC given to sect by basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Other sports figure concerned in drama is boxer Muhammad Ali, who says he doesn't want to get involved.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy
Duration:
00:03:00

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