BY THE MOST HONORABLE ELIJAH MUHAMMAD | LAST UPDATED: APR 15, 2020 – 10:37:05 AM
I compare the fall of America with the fall of ancient Babylon. Her wickedness (sins), is the same as history shows of ancient Babylon. “Babylon is suddenly fallen and the destroyed howl for her; take balm for her pains, if so she may be healed” (Jer. 51:8).
What were the sins of ancient Babylon? According to history she was rich; she was proud and her riches increased her corruption. She had every merchandise that the nations wanted or demanded; her ships carried her merchandise to the ports of every nation.
She was a drunkard; wine and strong drinks were in her daily practice. She was filled with adultery and murder; she persecuted and killed the people of God. She killed the saints and prophets of Allah (God). Hate and filthiness, gambling, sports of every evil as you practice in America were practiced in Babylon. Only America is modern and much worse. Ancient Babylon was destroyed by her neighboring nations.
I warn you to let their destruction serve as a warning for America. This people has gone to the limit in doing evil; as God dealt with ancient people, so will He deal with the modern Babylon (America). As God says: “Son of Man, when the land (people) sinneth against Me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out Mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it” (Ezekiel 14:13).
We see with our own eyes — but, the wicked Americans are too proud to confess that they see the bread of America gradually being cut off. Take a look into the southwest and Middle West, see the hand of Allah (God) at work against modern Babylon — to break the whole staff of her bread for her evils don against His people (the so-called Negroes).
Texas and Kansas were once two of the nation’s proudest states. Kansas, known for its wheat and Texas, for its cattle, cotton, corn and many other vegetables and fruits. They are today in the grip of a drought, continuous raging dust storms; their river beds lie bare, their fish stinking on the banks in dry parched mud. When the rain comes, it brings very little relief and does more damage than good. Snow comes — it brings not joy, but death and destruction. After the snow comes more dust storms. With the rain come hail stones, very large stones. America has not seen the large hail stones; she will see hail stones the size of small blocks of ice breaking down crops, trees, the roofs of homes, killing cattle and fowl. Behind this terrific earthquake, the people — frightened, killed, much sickness, and death will be widespread. You are getting a token of it now. On the outside a threat of an atomic war between the nations of the earth. Yet you have your eyes closed at the manifest judgement of Allah (God), going on in your midst to bring this country to naught.
Allah (God) has found His people (the so-called Negroes), and is angry with the slave-masters for the evil done by them to His people (the so-called Negroes). Allah (God) is going to repay them according to their doings.
My poor people who have turned to their own God and religion (Allah and Islam), are being tracked down and watched as though they are about to rob a bank. This is done to try and put fear in them — so that they might stay away from their God (Allah) and His true religion (Islam), as the devil knows — their salvation and defense.
They (the devils) watch the steps of the righteous (the Negroes) and seek to slay them (Psalms 37:32). The so-called Negroes live under the very shadow of death in America. There is no justice for them in the courts of their slave-masters. Why should not America be chastised for her evils done to the so-called Negroes? If God destroyed ancient Babylon for the mockery made of the sacred vessels taken from the Temple in Jerusalem, what do you think Allah (God) should do for America’s mockery of the so-called Negroes — that she took from their native land and people and filled them with wine and whiskey.
Now she (America) puts on a show of temptation with their women (white women) in newpapers, magazines, in the streets half nude, and posing in the so-called Negroes= faces in the most indecent manner that is known to mankind — to trick them (so-called Negroes) to death and hell along with them. Be wise, my people, and shut our eyes to them — do not look at them in such an indecent way. Clean your homes of white people’s pictures — put your own on the walls. The only so-called Negroes’ pictures you will see in their homes are the one they have lynched, one they want to kill, or one who has betrayed his own people for them.
America is falling; she is a habitation of devils and every uncleanness and hateful people of the righteous. Forsake her and fly to your own before it is too late.
(Excerpt from “Message to the Blackman,” 1965.)