Hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars have supported the Nation of Islam activities over the last decade. The Washington Examiner‘s Alana Goodman found that the Nation of Islam received federal funding to teach religious programs in prisons around the United States.
It did start before Barck Obama but it seems to have really blossomed under him. Why is this still going on?
— All American Girl (@AIIAmericanGirI) December 19, 2018
The Nation of Islam and its leaders have received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the U.S. government since 2008 to teach religious study programs for federal prison inmates, according to records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.
A black nationalist group led by Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam preaches that white people are “blue-eyed devils” and Jews are “the synagogue of Satan.” Its leaders have received at least $364,500 in contracts and awards from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice between fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2019.
The funding was designed to provide “Nation of Islam religious services,” “Nation of Islam spiritual guide services,” “Nation of Islam study services,” and other related programming led by the organization’s leaders, according to Bureau of Prison records. The Nation of Islam has been labeled a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. More
Why the heck are we paying to radicalize prison inmates?