Editor’s note:  The following article contains excerpts from an hour-long message delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Part 39 of his 58-week Lecture Series “The Time and What Must Be Done.”  This message originally aired on October 5, 2013. We are publishing portions of the message because of serious conditions we see playing out in the streets of America, the halls of justice and the halls of government. But there is a question that looms: Can we live with the children of our former slave masters in peace? To order the message its entirety on MP3, DVD and CD, call 1.866.602.1230, ext. 200, or visit store.finalcall.com.

In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that one of the things that must be done, in this time, is that we must be separated from our former slave masters and their children—because time will prove that they will become more and more disagreeable to live with in peace.

Unfortunately, race relations will continue to get worse because the government just cannot provide enough food, clothing, shelter and jobs, or justice, for us.  And as we sit around, waiting for somebody else to do this for us—and demanding what we feel are our basic rights as so-called citizens—we are making our former slave masters and their children more angry with us; and thus, they are becoming more disagreeable to live with in peace. That’s why the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, “We must be separated if we don’t want to continue to suffer great loss.”  


We wish to examine the inability of the grafted human being and the natural man to coexist in real peace, with justice; we will look at some of the reasons why it is becoming more and more difficult for us to live in peace with our former slave masters and their children. And, why “separation” will prove to be the only answer to the problem between the Black man and woman and the White people of America.

On the back page of Muhammad Speaks starting in 1962, and now on the inside back page of The Final Call, is the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s “Muslim Program.” The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to me that what you find on that back page is The Constitution of The Nation of Islam:  “What The Muslims Want” and “What The Muslims Believe.”  You will find that “What The Muslims Want” is what each and every human being on our planet wants for themselves.

The “No. 1 Want” (“Point No. 1”):  “We want freedom.  We want a full and complete freedom.”  We ask the question:  Can we grow, fully, without the knowledge and without the freedom to grow, or are we yet slaves whose sphere of freedom is limited according to the wishes of our former slave masters?  If someone can limit our growth—tell us “how high” we can rise, or stop us from rising, then we do not have a “full” and “complete” freedom.

Regardless of the good of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution, if there is no enforcement of those amendments, then they are not a reality in our lives. Then our freedom is curtailed, our freedom is limited, according to the wishes of our former slave masters and their children.

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Point No. 2 of The Muslim Constitution, or “Wants,” is: “We want justice.  Equal justice under the law.  We want justice applied equally to all, regardless of creed or class or color.”  

Can we get that under the construct of what is defined as “America,” its laws; and the mentality and attitude of those who administrate those laws?  Today, we cry out for justice!  Today, we seek justice—applied equally to all, regardless of our creed or our class, or our color!  But do we have that?  No … Do you think we could ever get it under the present rulers, and their system of governance?

Point No. 3:  “We want equality of opportunity.  We want equal membership in society with the best in civilized society.”  How could this ever become a reality under the present construct?  How can we ever have equality with “the best in civilized society” when we exist in a savage state?  

And “the savage” is a person that has lost the knowledge of self, and is living the life of a beast; and “the civilized person,” who is the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his representatives, are not allowed the complete freedom to civilize the savage people of ours, so that we could become equal in society, with the best in civilized society.

Since we cannot get freedom, justice and equality in this society under this rule, and under these rulers, then the Honorable Elijah Muhammad says in Point No. 4:  “We want our people in America whose parents or grandparents were descendants from slaves, to be allowed to establish a separate state or territory of their own—either on this continent or elsewhere. 

We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to provide such land and that the area must be fertile and minerally rich.  We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to maintain and supply our needs in this separate territory for the next 20 to 25 years—until we are able to produce and supply our own needs.”  And then, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad states his reasons: 

“Since we cannot get along with them in peace and equality, after giving them [450] years of our sweat and blood and receiving in return some of the worst treatment human beings have ever experienced, we believe that our contributions to this land and the suffering forced upon us by White America justifies our demand for complete separation in a state or territory of our own.”

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us of the origin of the Caucasian people; that they were grafted from us, and they were given dominion and power to rule us, The Original People, for a limited period of “6,000 years.”  He taught us “how” this happened, “where” it happened, “when” it happened, and most importantly, “why” it happened.  You may find this deep scientific information in his monumental book, Message To The Blackman in America on pages 112-118.

The scientists are now agreeing with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad about the time of the White race’s appearance on our planet, and their nature. So many have mocked and ridiculed Mr. Muhammad’s Teachings about “Yakub” that he said “Allah taught him.” That the White man first appeared 6,000 years ago on an island in the Aegean Sea called Pelan, or “Patmos”—but White scientists are now confirming the reality of this event in their history, and this revelation from Allah to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

According to the National Geographic Society, scientists studying DNA have now confirmed, “Europeans as a people are younger than we thought”—this is in an article published April 23, 2013 in National Geographic’s Daily News titled “Modern Europe’s History Starts in Stone Age” written by Ker Than.  

Professor Alan Cooper, director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide, analyzed DNA from ancient skeletons and found that the genetic makeup of modern Europe was established just 6,500 years ago.  According to the National Geographic Daily News article, Professor Cooper said: “The genetics show that something around that point caused the genetic signatures of previous populations to disappear.  However, we don’t know what happened or why … ” 

Other scientists have come to the same conclusions:  Dr. Keith Cheng, a geneticist at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, led a study that shows the evolution of a gene for skin color; and suggests that Europeans “lightened up quite recently, perhaps only 6,000 to 12,000 years ago.”  

[April 20, 2007, Science magazine, “European Skin Turned Pale Only Recently, Gene Suggests”]  Dr. Hans Eiberg of the University of Copenhagen confirmed that all blue-eyed humans have a “genetic mutation” that he says occurred “6,000-10,000 years ago.” 

His team found a specific gene, known as the “OCA2 gene,” which, if altered, would result in human beings without melanin in their hair, eyes, or skin color, a condition known as “albinism.”  [January 30, 2008, The Telegraph (U.K.), “Blue eyes result of ancient ‘genetic mutation’: Blue eye colour originated near The Black Sea” by Roger Highfield, Science Editor.] 

Dr.  Jonathan Pritchard, with other researchers at the University of Chicago, found “where genes appear to have been reshaped by natural selection … within the last 5,000 to 15,000 years.” [March 7, 2006, The New York Times “Science” section, article titled “Still Evolving, Human Genes Tell New Story” by Nicholas Wade.]   

Read pages 110 and 125-126 of Message To The Blackman:  Incredibly, Dr.  Pritchard estimates that the point in time when the genes of the Asian and European populations were altered was “6,600 years ago”—the exact date that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught that Mr. Yakub began his Patmos Island grafting process. 

These scientists, Cooper, Eiberg, Cheng and Pritchard, have scientifically “zeroed in” on a date in time that corresponds exactly to the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad; but the scientists are yet unable to account for the reason for this dramatic genetic convulsion in the human family.

According to the National Geographic Daily News article, Professor Cooper said:  “This population moves in around 4,000 to 5,000 [B.C.]”—that’s about 6,500 years ago—“but where it came from remains a mystery,”—of course, it’s not a “mystery” today!—“as we can’t see anything like it in the areas surrounding Europe.” 

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that they were given only 6,000 years to rule, and after that time, One greater than the one who brought them into existence would come and end their rule.  That One is referred to in the scriptures of the Bible as the “Son of Man”; and in the Holy Qur’an, it is “The Great Mahdi,” Whose presence would be made known by The Messiah at the end of the time of this new people to rule.  And, that end is now.

In the Book of Deuteronomy, the Chapter 28, verses 15-18—and, I would advise you to take and read the whole chapter—the scripture teaches:  “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: 

Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.  Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.  Cursed shall be the fruit of thy [womb], and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.” …

These curses are now taking place, because of the things that Jesus prophesied “wars and rumors of wars; famine, pestilence, earthquakes in divers places” …  But the greatest thing that is happening is the natural death of the White race. 

Two of the factors causing our former slave masters and their children to be more antagonistic towards us are “The White birth decline” in Europe and America; and, at the same time of their birth decline. … . In the United States, the current fertility rate of American citizens is 1.6.  But [with] the influx of Latino nations, the rate increases to 2.11—the bare minimum required to sustain a culture.  In 1970, there were 100,000 Muslims in America.  And today, there are over 9 million, according to those who study populations.

This is like a warning to White people, to get ready for a change that they are not in control of.  According to such scholars, “2-2.1 live births down to 1.8 live births” means that in 25 years there will be a cultural change—but will you, as a White person, be able to survive? Once your birth rate goes to “1.6 and under,” it is “impossible to reverse”… .

This video bears witness to what the Bible says: “their womb would be cursed,” and “their land would be cursed.” If this is true, then within 100 years White people may be nonexistent on our planet.

As the Caucasian sees his birth rate declining in America and around the world, and sees the rise in births among the Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and the darker peoples of the Third World, his fear of the loss of his ability to continue to rule produces in him a state of mind that makes him more disagreeable to live with in peace.

Conservative commentator Patrick Buchanan, in his 2002 book titled: “The Death of The West:  How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization,” shared his views on a declining White American population.  He writes on page 12:  “The prognosis is grim. 

Between 2000 and 2050, world population will grow by more than three billion to over nine billion people, but this 50 percent increase in global population will come entirely in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as one hundred million people of European stock vanish from the earth.

In 1960, people of European ancestry were one-fourth of the world’s population; in 2000, they were one-sixth; in 2050, they will be one-tenth [of the world’s population].  These are the statistics of a vanishing race.  A growing awareness of what they portend has induced a sense of foreboding, even panic, in Europe.”

What is the meaning of “foreboding”?  It is a noun; it means “fearful apprehension”—a feeling that something bad will happen. As an adjective, it means to imply, or seeming to imply, that something bad is going to happen.  “Forebode” means to have a presentiment of something bad. 

This foreboding has an effect on their (White people’s) mental state.  And as they begin to lose the power to rule, and as these curses that are mentioned in Deuteronomy and other places in the Bible and Holy Qur’an begin to afflict them, then the level of civilization that they once displayed begins to gradually decline into absolute bestiality. 

When you have this declining birth rate, which means the loss of their power to rule, the destruction of their economy, the fall of their currency, the foreboding of the weather and famine, and the destruction of the power of their religion over the darker people of the world:  What affect does it have on the state of mind of one who has been made to rule?  

And when you couple it with “the spread of an organized religion,” wherein the founder of that religion is not in any way responsible for what it says, or what it has done—for Jesus did not preach “Christianity”; he never knew it existed.  The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that the Jesus of 2,000 years ago taught Freedom, Justice and Equality. 

Unfortunately, Christianity has been used as a doctrine of “White Supremacy” to oppress the darker peoples of the world.  What affect does it have on the state of mind of one made to rule to see Islam rising all over the planet?  And rising in America, and rising throughout the World? 

These events, circumstances and factors should help us to understand the wicked polices that have been implemented by the government of America to exercise “population control” through depopulation of the darker peoples of the world. 

And even though these wicked plans are now being practiced, yet the population of Third World people continues to rise; so even though we are being poisoned in the water, poisoned in the food, and by the spreading of disease, yet we are still here, and we are still multiplying.

But here is something to consider; for “the state of mind” of our Black Leadership class is this: They cannot see themselves in any way being separated from their former slave masters and their children.  They can’t see it; they don’t want to see it!  And really, most don’t want it …  To think of “separation in a land of their own,” using their creative talent and capability in every field of human endeavor—but using this knowledge for the benefit of self? 

And so when our leaders think like that, they are going to continue to press the government, press White people (pleading):  “We want to stay with you!”—and the anger is going to increase; and the blood shedding will increase. 

In 1957, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was in a debate with J.B. Stoner, the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.  It was a debate in written correspondence.  [On the concluding pages of Message To The Blackman in America (pages 330-341), in the chapter “Answer to Critics,” you can read J.B. Stoner’s letter, and the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s response.] 

Mr. Stoner is known to have said “in the future, the Klan won’t wear robes”—that they will be in the various police departments, in the various offices of government; they would be in corporate America, judges and prosecutors.  But, their idea would be the same as those who had their white hoods on, and hanged and castrated and beat Blacks, and burned crosses on our lawns. 

And this is what we are seeing today in America:  From the streets of “stop-and-frisk”; of this racial profiling; of judges and courts wherein we cannot seem to get justice.

It is The Presence of The Truth of “The Time and What Must Be Done” that is also making the transgenic, or grafted, human being completely disagreeable to live with in peace.

Let us look at how America, in which we presently live, was formed.  In The Declaration of Independence, written almost exclusively by Thomas Jefferson, it reads, in part: 

“In Congress, July 4, 1776.  A Declaration by The Representatives of The United States of America, in General Congress assembled.  When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. …”

What is the meaning of these terms, “unalienable,” “life,” “liberty” and “happiness”?  

“Unalienable” means it is impossible to take away; not able to be transferred or taken away, because of being protected by Natural law.   “Life” is a noun that means existence in the physical world, the quality that makes living animals and plants different from dead organisms and inorganic matter; its functions include the ability to take in food of that environment, grow and reproduce.  

“Liberty” is the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behavior or political views.  “Happiness” is the state of being happy; feeling or showing pleasure, contentment or joy; causing or characterized by pleasure, contentment or joy; feeling satisfied that something is right or has been done right. …

What would make you “happy”?  You go to bed at night, and you dream about things that you would like to see different; you dream about things that you desire in your life, personally.  And when you get up the next morning after sleep, you pursue that which will make you “happy” or “contented” in your life. 

The Holy Qur’an says Allah (God) “made the night for rest and sleep, and the day to rise up again,” seeking the bounty of your Lord—and if you are restrained from that pursuit, by some effort of somebody else to keep you from fulfilling your pursuit of happiness, then that hinders, thwarts and restrains you. 

And whatever does that is an enemy of you, provided that your pursuit of happiness does not destroy the happiness of others, and provided that your pursuit of happiness is in accord with The Nature of your creation, which is a Nature of Righteousness.  If these “unalienable rights” are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we are endowed with the rights to this by The Creator, and any infringement on these rights, then, is “devil.”

“The Declaration of Independence” is not The United States Constitution; it is just “declaring the reasons” why the 13 original colonies desired to separate from the British, to eventually become what would be called “The United States of America.”  Their reasons for separating are universal, and our reasons for separating today are the same.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said “The Elements of Life” are Freedom, Justice and Equality, and anything, and anyone, that deprives us of these three Essentials of Life has created death for us, and is “devil.”  So if “Life” is “Freedom, Justice and Equality,” and you oppose my freedom, you oppose justice, you oppose equality for me and for us, then how could I be “happy” when my pursuit of these justly-endowed principles by my Creator are interfered with by your desire to keep me as a “slave” and as a “tool”? 

You have become a “devil” to me now.  So the Question is asked in our Lessons (“Lost-Found Muslim Lesson No. 2,” Q&A No. 34] “Can you reform devil?” and The Answer is, “No.  All the prophets have tried …” What does that say?  It tells us that you will never be content with somebody else being free from you if you are “born to rule them,” or you see yourself as “entitled to rule.” 

So if we come up, and we say we do not want any longer to be ruled by you, then to you we have become “a threat.”

My dear and beloved brothers and sisters, in closing, study the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s words in Message To The Blackman.  He writes on page 36, “Separation of the so-called Negros from their slave-masters’ children is a MUST. It is the only solution to our problem. You must know”—

Black man and woman of America—“that this is the time of our separation and the judgment of this [present] world …which you and I have known . …”  On page 38:  “Let us make this clear.  I am not begging.  For, it pleases Allah, He will give us a home, and I am with Him.  Today, according to Allah’s Word, we are living in a time of the great separation of the Blacks and the Whites.”—and, “…The separation would be a blessing for both sides.”

And on page 45, he continues:  “You must know that you have not been rightly civilized.  [And] No [man] can enslave another who has equal education (knowledge). My people lack science of the right kind.  Allah is here to give you and me a superior knowledge of things and a country to ourselves. 

Separation of the so-called Negroes from their slave-masters’ children is a must.  It was the only solution, according to the Bible, for Israel and the Egyptians, and it will prove to be the only solution for America and her slaves, whom she mockingly calls her citizens without granting citizenship. We must keep this in our minds at all times; we are actually being mocked.”

It is The Time to Be Separated.