W. D. Mohammed

W.D. Mohammed Calls for a New Islamic Identity

February 20, 2004

Source: The Michigan Daily

http://www.michigandaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/4035bc427e646

On February 20, 2004 The Michigan Daily reported, "Speaking last night at the Michigan Union to more than 100 Ann Arbor residents and students, Warith Deen Mohammed said the identity of skin color has to end. He called on members of the Muslim community to reclaim their identity, not only as Muslims or as blacks, but also to think themselves as human beings above all...

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New Leadership to Follow WD Mohammed

December 19, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-nj--muslimsociety1219dec19,0,784492,print.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

On December 19, 2003 The Associated Press reported, "The nation's largest black Muslim organization, decimated in recent months by the resignation of founder Warith Deen Mohammed and other leaders, has hit bottom but can still be salvaged, according to a Newark...

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New Leader Vows to Revive Group Led by W.D. Mohammed

December 3, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0312030246dec03,1,2777501.story?coll=chi-news-hed

On December 3, 2003 the Chicago Tribune reported that "three months after W. Deen Mohammed resigned from the Chicago-based American Society of Muslims, a preacher from New Jersey has vowed to reconstitute the group and accelerate the integration of its 1.5 million African-American members into the country's...

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W.D. Mohammed Sends Emissary to Speak in Philadelphia

September 26, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6862738.htm

On September 26, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Imam Earl Abdulmalik Mohammed, the national emissary of Imam W.D. Mohammed, who resigned last month as head of the American Society of Muslims, was coming to speak in Philadelphia, to "pave the way" for a Nov. 2 talk by W.D. Mohammed. "The Chicago-based statesman [W.D. Mohammed], a widely respected spiritual...

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Editorial: Imam W.D. Mohammed Worked for Equality and Peace

September 10, 2003

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/132/story_13224.html

On September 10, 2003 Beliefnet.com ran an editorial column by Precious Muhammad, a Pluralism Project research affiliate, on her experience of W.D. Mohammed's leadership while growing up as an African-American Muslim. She writes, "Imam Mohammed's teachings... incubated the desire within me to become a scholar of religion and champion of peace. I recall fondly how my siblings and I would listen to...

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Imam W.D. Mohammed, Leader of American Black Muslims, Resigns

September 6, 2003

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/lifestyle/story/7363649p-8307358c.html

On September 6, 2003, The Sacramento Bee reported that " [Imam W.D.] Mohammed resigned...saying he was frustrated that some of his ministers have not fully embraced the religious teachings of mainstream Islam. Although he had scuttled old racial rhetoric, changed the group's name and moved his followers into line with traditional, or Sunni, Islam, Mohammed,...

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