Malcolm X

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"God's Judgment of White America" "Accept him and be saved; reject him and be damned!" Malcolm X.

Malcolm is angry; Malcolm is fed up; he is offensive, idealistic, and fanatically religious. His beliefs are strong; he is ready for serious actions; he is not willing to compromise. All this can be easily identified in Malcolm's speech "God's Judgment of White America". The aggression is sensed in every word and every phrase. His goal is clear; he expresses it with no hesitation. Malcolm knows what he wants: he wants justice for his people. He also knows what he has to do to get it: threaten with God's punishment those who may prevent him from the accomplishment of this goal.

The persuasion method Malcolm is using in his speech is not novel. Malcolm is using religion as a weapon in his fight for what he thinks is just, and does it in a very threatening and uncompromising way.

Throughout the history of the human race, people have used and often abused religion as a compass in their search for justice. When used by an intelligent leader in a religious society this method rarely fails. One of the most memorable examples from the most recent past is Hitler, who believed in the divine supremacy of the white race and Christian religion. The consequences of his beliefs are well known to us, and will never be forgotten.

Malcolm's obsessive beliefs in the power of Islam strongly suggest tragic outcome to those who do not submit to Allah as the only God. His message is clear: "His [Malcolm's] mission is to warn America to repent, and to atone for her sins against God's people"¦or face complete destruction and permanent removal from the face of this earth"¦and removal...



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