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Subject: [14/17] Uncommon Ground: Black-African Holocaust Council
Summary: The ADL's 1994 report, "Uncommon Ground: The Black
         African Holocaust Council and Other Links Between Black and
         White Extremists

Archive/File: pub/orgs/american/adl/uncommon-ground/lyndon-larouche
Last-Modified: 1995/10/10

Another Black-White Extremist Link: NOI and Lyndon LaRouche

The most extensive ad hoc alliance involving Black and white
extremists is the relationship between the Nation of Islam and
the Lyndon LaRouche organization. LaRocuhe, who was paroled
from federal prison in January 1994 after serving 5 years of a
15-year sentence for mail fraud and tax evasion, is a former
Trotskyist who turned sharply rightward during the 1970s and
who has made his reputation on bizarre conspiracy theories and
extensive networking among the fringes of the political
spectrum. LaRouche's relationship with NOI provides clear
proof of the chameleon-like character of his group; as
recently as the mid-1980s, while LaRouche associates were
preparing intelligence reports on American anti-Aparthied
groups for the Republic of South Africa, LaRouche-controlled
publications were denouncing NOI for their relationship with
Libyan dictator Muammar Kaddafi, alleging that Farrakhan was
involved with Kadaffi's sponsorship of international
terrorism. By the end of the decade, however, followers of
LaRouche and Farrakhan -- including NOI Health Minister Abdul
Alim Muhammad -- met in Paris to discuss the theory that the AIDS
virus is part of a government conspiracy against
African-Americans.

More recently, the two organizations have joined forces to
denounce the Anti-Defamation League, which has exposed the
anti-Semitism and extremism of both groups. During the fall of
1992, LaRouche representatives joined Abdul Alim Muhammad in
two rallies at Washinton, D.C.'s Howard University devoted to
the proposal that ADL is "the new Ku Klux Klan" -- an ironic
designation, considering the fact that LaRouche has been
associated with several members of the "old" Ku Klux Klan.
Joint LaRouche-NOI rallies have continued to take place at
Black-oriented colleges in the District of Columbia,
Baltimore, and Boston, throughout 1994.

Participants in these rallies have stopped at nothing to
demonize the League. "ADL is behind drugs, destruction of
children, and AIDS," one LaRouche representative stated at
Howard. "This is not an attack on Jews -- it's an attack on
the Anti-Defamation League....and the synagogues of Satan
[who] have too much control of the country," a farrakhan
supporter told _The Washington Times_. LaRouche rhetoric has
also slipped into the public comments of NOI officials; New
York NOI Minister Conrad Muhammad, for example, asked _The New
Yorker_ magazine in February 1994, "Why not condemn the
criminal activities and the charges that have been laid at
[ADL's] door that they were a front organization for Meyer
Lansky and other gangsters?" These charges against ADL have
been leveled exclusively by LaRouche publications.
(Anti-Defamation League, 15-16)

                     Work Cited

Anti-Defamation League. Uncommon Ground: The Black African
Holocaust Council and Other Links Between Black and White
Extremists. New York: Anti-Defamation League, 1994


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