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Author Topic: Nation of Islam: A real world evil organization for your RPG settings.  (Read 320 times)

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Scientology gets a lot of shit, and probably deserves it. I think bashing scientology went a little too far when Claus Von Stauffenberg's grandson begged tom cruise not to play his grandfather in valkyrie because he's a scientologists, but according to a good friend of mine scientology is pretty bad.

There are a lot of attacks on it, like 'going clear" and the SF novel "heads" was a roundhouse to the face attack on it.

As bad as scientology's may be, there's a 'religion" that's infinitely worse and it never gets any heat because, well, you know why.

It's called nation of islam and frankly, the best way i can describe it is to say if the worst branch of radical islam raped scientology and forced it to give birth an offspring that emkbodied the worst aspects of radical islam and the most insane elements of scientology, yeah, it'd be nation of islam.

Here's the wiki on it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation_of_Islam

Here are the most relevant excerpts from it, and these are what NOI actually believes(!):


The NOI promotes a creation story known as the Myth of Yakub,[16] which received its fullest exposition in Elijah Muhammad's 1965 book Message to the Blackman.[159] Yakub is presented as a black scientist who was a child prodigy; by the age of 18 he had learned everything that Mecca's universities had to teach him.[167] He attracted a following but also caused trouble, leading the Meccan authorities to exile him and his 6000 followers to Pelan, the Mediterranean island of Patmos.[167] There, the NOI claims, Yakub engaged in a selective breeding program to create the white race. This entailed breeding new children, with those who were too dark being killed at birth, their bodies fed to wild animals or incinerated. Gradually, over two centuries, Yakub's experiments created a race of blonde, light-skinned people, the white race.[168] The Myth of Yakub presents the white race as being degenerate,[20] sub-human,[169] and bereft of divinity.[170] Because of this, the NOI teaches that white people are intrinsically prone to lying, violence, and brutality.[171] Elijah Muhammad repeatedly referred to the white man as the devil.[172] Its ideas regarding white people have been labelled both racist,[173] and racialist.[8]

According to the Nation's teaching, Yakub's newly created white race sowed discord among the black race, and thus were exiled to live in the caves of Europe.[174] In this narrative, it was in Europe that the white race engaged in bestiality and degenerated, resulting in the emergence of apes and monkeys.[175] Aware of their role in the future, Allah sent Moses to teach the white race to cook and wear clothes.[175] According to the Nation, Jesus of Nazareth was also sent to try and civilise the white race;[176] Farrakhan's NOI has taught that Jesus was not the messiah, as Christians believe, but that he instead pointed to the later coming of the true messiah, Elijah Muhammad.[177] They reject the Christian belief that Jesus was God, that he was the product of a virgin birth, or that he was crucified and resurrected.[178]

In Nation teaching, Allah permitted the white race to rule the Earth for 6000 years, a period that is almost at an end.[180] The NOI teaches that the white race spread out from Europe and began to dominate the world.[175] It conquered and enslaved the Tribe of Shabazz, shipping many of them to the Americas as part of the Atlantic slave trade.[172] It claims that most of these enslaved blacks forgot their true names, their Arabic language, and their Muslim identity, instead embracing Christianity, the religion of the white oppressor.[172] In this enslaved state, the black people lost their morality, engaging in sinful behaviour such as fornication and drinking alcohol.[172] The Nation teaches that Allah allowed all this to happen so that the black race would realise humanity's inner potential for evil and discover how to defeat it, thus enabling them to realize their divine capacity and become Gods.[181]

The subjugation of African Americans is thus seen as part of an ancient white conspiracy.[169] According to the NOI, most whites are unaware of their true origins, but that senior Freemasons have this knowledge.[182] It interprets opposition to the Nation from the U.S. government and white society as evidence for this.[183] The United States is equated with the city of Babylon as presented in the Bible.[184] The Nation interprets many of the problems facing the African American community in this light. Farrakhan has for instance claimed that the white establishment has encouraged a black gang culture to provide an excuse for the police killing of black youths,[185] and that they are also responsible for flooding black-majority urban areas with drugs.[186] Both Farrakhan and senior NOI spokesperson Abdul Alim Muhammad have claimed that the white establishment created the AIDS virus to exterminate black people.[187] The Nation is openly critical of U.S. aggression towards countries with non-white majorities, especially when those countries also have Muslim majorities.[188] In keeping with its anti-Western ethos, it has also adopted a consistently anti-Israel position,[189] being both anti-Zionist and anti-imperialist.[190]

Christianity is seen as "white man's religion."[191] It is regarded as having perpetuated white domination and furthered the oppression of the African diaspora in the Americas;[192] it is also associated with slavery and colonialism in the Nation of Islam's discourse.[14] The religion is treated with suspicion out of the belief that the oppressed (African Americans) and the oppressors (European Americans) cannot share the same God.[5] NOI believe that 1914 marked the start of the end of white supremacy,[172] with the 6000 years of white domination coming to a close. [193]

During the time when Malcolm X was a member and leader of the Nation of Islam, he preached that black people were genetically superior to white people but were dominated by a system of white supremacy:
Thoughtful white people know they are inferior to Black people. Even [Senator James] Eastland knows it. Anyone who has studied the genetic phase of biology knows that white is considered recessive and black is considered dominant. The entire American economy is based on white supremacy. Even the religious philosophies, in essence, white supremacy. A white Jesus. A white Virgin. White angels. White everything. But a black Devil, of course. The "Uncle Sam" political foundation is based on white supremacy, relegating nonwhites to second-class citizenship. It goes without saying that the social philosophy is strictly white supremacist. And the educational system perpetuates white supremacy.[194]

After Malcolm X made his pilgrimage to Mecca, he said that seeing Muslims of "all colors, from blue-eyed blonds to black-skinned Africans", interacting as equals led him to see Islam as a means by which racial problems could be overcome. He credits his evolving views on Islam and race as a reason for leaving the Nation of Islam and his decision to convert to Sunni Islam.[195]

(BTW, yes, NOI rejects malcom X as being not extreme enough.)

In Nation teaching, Allah permitted the white race to rule the Earth for 6000 years, a period that is almost at an end.[180] The NOI teaches that the white race spread out from Europe and began to dominate the world.[175] It conquered and enslaved the Tribe of Shabazz, shipping many of them to the Americas as part of the Atlantic slave trade.[172] It claims that most of these enslaved blacks forgot their true names, their Arabic language, and their Muslim identity, instead embracing Christianity, the religion of the white oppressor.[172] In this enslaved state, the black people lost their morality, engaging in sinful behaviour such as fornication and drinking alcohol.[172] The Nation teaches that Allah allowed all this to happen so that the black race would realise humanity's inner potential for evil and discover how to defeat it, thus enabling them to realize their divine capacity and become Gods.[181]

The subjugation of African Americans is thus seen as part of an ancient white conspiracy.[169] According to the NOI, most whites are unaware of their true origins, but that senior Freemasons have this knowledge.[182] It interprets opposition to the Nation from the U.S. government and white society as evidence for this.[183] The United States is equated with the city of Babylon as presented in the Bible.[184] The Nation interprets many of the problems facing the African American community in this light. Farrakhan has for instance claimed that the white establishment has encouraged a black gang culture to provide an excuse for the police killing of black youths,[185] and that they are also responsible for flooding black-majority urban areas with drugs.[186] Both Farrakhan and senior NOI spokesperson Abdul Alim Muhammad have claimed that the white establishment created the AIDS virus to exterminate black people.[187] The Nation is openly critical of U.S. aggression towards countries with non-white majorities, especially when those countries also have Muslim majorities.[188] In keeping with its anti-Western ethos, it has also adopted a consistently anti-Israel position,[189] being both anti-Zionist and anti-imperialist.[190]

Christianity is seen as "white man's religion."[191] It is regarded as having perpetuated white domination and furthered the oppression of the African diaspora in the Americas;[192] it is also associated with slavery and colonialism in the Nation of Islam's discourse.[14] The religion is treated with suspicion out of the belief that the oppressed (African Americans) and the oppressors (European Americans) cannot share the same God.[5] NOI believe that 1914 marked the start of the end of white supremacy,[172] with the 6000 years of white domination coming to a close. [193]

During the time when Malcolm X was a member and leader of the Nation of Islam, he preached that black people were genetically superior to white people but were dominated by a system of white supremacy:
Thoughtful white people know they are inferior to Black people. Even [Senator James] Eastland knows it. Anyone who has studied the genetic phase of biology knows that white is considered recessive and black is considered dominant. The entire American economy is based on white supremacy. Even the religious philosophies, in essence, white supremacy. A white Jesus. A white Virgin. White angels. White everything. But a black Devil, of course. The "Uncle Sam" political foundation is based on white supremacy, relegating nonwhites to second-class citizenship. It goes without saying that the social philosophy is strictly white supremacist. And the educational system perpetuates white supremacy.[194]

After Malcolm X made his pilgrimage to Mecca, he said that seeing Muslims of "all colors, from blue-eyed blonds to black-skinned Africans", interacting as equals led him to see Islam as a means by which racial problems could be overcome. He credits his evolving views on Islam and race as a reason for leaving the Nation of Islam and his decision to convert to Sunni Islam.[195]

(Now, here's where it gets more batshit insane that scientology)


Eschatology and the Mother Plane

The NOI is a millenarian movement,[196] believing that humanity is currently living in end times.[197] It propounds a distinct eschatology drawing on the Book of Revelation.[169] Central to its view of the apocalypse is a large spaceship, known as the Wheel, the Mother Plane, or the Mother Ship.[198] Members usually refer to it with female pronouns.[199] Elijah Muhammad described this as "a small human planet,"[21] claiming that it is half a mile by half a mile in diameter.[198] The Nation teaches that this vessel is the Merkabah that appears in the Book of Ezekiel (1: 4–28).[200] It teaches that Allah and many of his scientists live in a magnificent city on the Mother Plane,[201] from which Allah monitors humanity.[202] Farrakhan also stated that Elijah Muhammad is alive and resident aboard the ship.[203] The Nation teaches that there are also smaller vessels, "baby planes," docked inside the Mother Ship and that these travel to visit Earth.[202]

The Nation teaches that a period of deteriorating inter-racial tensions will culminate in the apocalypse.[204] NOI members have claimed that this apocalypse is imminent at various point; Farrakhan for instance predicted that the Gulf War of 1990 would spark it,[205] while Tynetta Muhammad predicted it would occur in 2001.[153] According to Nation teaching, the Mother Plane will appear above the Earth and transport the righteous to live upon it.[206] It will then use the baby planes to place bombs beneath the Earth's surface, which will explode and wipe out the old, white-dominated order.[207] The NOI has taught that the white ruling elite are aware of this forthcoming apocalypse and that the U.S. exploration of space and the Strategic Defense Initiative are futile attempts to protect themselves against the Mother Plane.[201] In the Nation's teaching, the Earth's atmosphere will burn for 390 years and then cool down for another 610.[206] Once the Earth has returned to a habitable state, Allah will return the righteous to live there, in a new black paradise.[208] In his book The Supreme Wisdom, Elijah Muhammad claimed that after the apocalypse, "Peace, joy and happiness will have no end."[209] Those living in this perfect society will eat the finest food and wear clothes of silk interwoven with gold.[21]


So, yeah, scientology may get lots of bad press but NOI hardly is even mentioned. We know why. People are afraid of being called racists for condemning this pile of shit.

Well, fuck that. I was thinking that some gamers, especially gamers here, might see NOI as a perfect group to  add to their 'real world type" rpg setings or their post apocalypse settings.

NOI could make a serious evil group in a lot of settings, like, say, The walking dead. Imagine a number of them surviving, deciding it was time to fulfill the holy play and rid the worlds of whites.

Or put them in Twilight 2xxx . Or The  Morrow Project. or Aftermath.

Obviously no actual game publishers would dare to put this group in their settings, for fear of being attacked legally, socially or even physically.

But independent game writers could do articles on it as a rpg antagonist group. Honestly i'm leaning towards believing some people here would probably stat out NOI as an enemy in some of their real world based settings.

if I were running some contemporary setting games now, yeah, i'd probably drop nation of islam into it. If any of you look this over and decides to spring it on some of your players as a reality based enemy group, i hope it works out for you.






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A generic paragraph about “this should be used in an RPG” at the end of a wall of unrelated political text doesn’t make it a gaming topic. Have fun returning to ban-land Matt.

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