Philly’s Black Muslim Converts Turn to Militant Leaders

Today, African-American Muslim leaders in Philadelphia’s inner city have abandoned Saudi scholars and instead are turning to the older generation of militant Muslim converts as role models, that’s according to sources within the city’s Muslim community.

The politics of the “old guard” — those who were in on the ground floor of the Nation of Islam, the Black Panther Party and other groups that were part of the civil rights movement (violent and non-violent) – have been reborn and are alive and well in the inner-city black Muslim community.