the press he gets proved to be too much for elijah mohammed and the nation of islam. malcolm becomes the first black radical global celebrity who is a black nationalist and a pan-africanist. he has this very famous global figure who can go to the middle east, which he does in 1959 and 1964. he gets to african universities. because he is this champion of lack liberation and black pride. after a while, that proves too much. personally, malcolm finds out that the honorable elijah mohammed has some personal failings. there have been extramarital affairs. there are things malcolm finds unseemly. all of that is going to come out by 1964 and lead to the break. this idea of chickens coming home to roost. when malcolm says chickens come home to roost, elijah mohammed silences him for 90 days. that is not why he is forced out of the nation of islam. he is forced out because there is a power struggle between elijah mohammed and malcolm x. malcolm x wants that group to be something different. elijah mohammed wanted to be a religious organization that is not involved in politics.
. >> my house was bombed by the black muslim movement upon the orders of elijah mohammed. they came around -- they planned to do it from the front and black so i cannot get out. they cover the front completely the front door, then they came to the back but instead of getting wrigley in the back of the house and throwing it this way come they stood at a 45 degree angle and tossed it at the window so it glanced and went off the ground. the fire at window and woke up my second oldest baby. the fire burned on the outside of the house. had that one got through that window, it would have fallen on a six-year-old girl, a four-year-old girl, and a two-year-old girl. if it had done it, i would have taken my rifle and going after anybody insight. i would not wait. i say that because of this. e police no the criminals operation of the bck muslim movement because they have infiltrated. amy: "because they have thoroughly infiltrated it," the words of malcolm x right before he was assassinated, right after his house was firebombed in 1965. days later, he was shot seconds after he took t
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