An Old Lie Resurfaced
An Old Lie! Resurfaced
Chelsea House Publisher’s, a division of Main Line Book Co. published a
book, titled Elijah Muhammad (shown to the right)
On page 51 of this book there is a picture of a man that this book
CLAIMS is “Wallace Fard, the founder of the Nation of Islam, as
photographed on May 26, 1933, by the Detroit Police Department…”
THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE LIE that was originally put forth in 1963 by a
white-owned newspaper in California, the Herald Examiner.
Adrian G. Allen, the picture editor; and Patricia Burns, the picture
researcher, for this book, either did not take the time to do real
research or are imps of the devils who desire to keep this lie in
The following article is reprinted from the August 16, 1963 edition of
Muhammad Speaks newspaper, headlined:
“NATION OF ISLAM OFFERS HEARST $100,000 TO PROVE CHARGE”
The article was titled, “Beware of Phony Claims”, By Elijah Muhammad.
The two photographs, shown here, shown here, accompanied this headline
and article and the caption beneath the two photographs are reprinted,
verbatim, from the August 16, 1963 edition of Muhammad Speaks. “The
Phony” picture (to the left) is the same photograph that was shown in the
At left is the dug-up convict, Wallace Dodd, alleged by the
sensation-seeking and anti-Negro white Hearst newspaper to be founder of
the Nation of Islam in North America. At right, however is the real and
rightful Master Farad, of Mecca, who gave all to the black people in
America before returning to Mecca. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has not
only offered to confront the phony imposter invented by the Hearst press,
but has exposed the deceit and has offered to pay $100,000 if they can
prove their fraudulent claims. (See Mr. Muhammad’s Column)
BEWARE OF PHONY CLAIMS
By Messenger Elijah Muhammad
I, Elijah Muhammad, Messenger of Allah, told the Los Angeles
“Herald-Examiner” — on Monday, July 29, 1963, that my followers and I
will pay the Los Angeles “Herald-Examiner” Newspaper $100,000.00 (one
hundred, thousand dollars) to prove the headline charge (“BLACK MUSLIM
FOUNDER EXPOSED AS A WHITE”) made against us; that we are following one
Wallace Dodd with many aliases including the name Fard; that he is the
man that I am representing to my people as being Master Fard Muhammad
(Allah in Person) who appeared among us in Detroit, Michigan in 1931 and
is the same person (Wallace Dodd).
The Los Angeles “Herald-Examiner” also printed his prison history is
San Quentin Federal Penitentiary on a charge of peddling dope, and that
he admitted he was teaching us.
If he (Dodd) was teaching for money in those panic days in Detroit,
he did not get it from us. Mr. Dodd, undoubtedly, must have been teaching
the white people if he received any money at all, because we did not have
WE DID NOT pay Mr. Fard any money to teach us and there are many who
will verify this statement who are yet alive. We could hardly pay the
rent of a hall in those days.
Sometimes they (the Believers) would give Him (Master Fard Muhammad)
gifts such as top-coats, overcoats, ties, shirts, or a few packages of
handkerchiefs — but money was so scarce in those days that we just did
not have any. Just about every one who believes was on the “Relief” in
Detroit including myself.
I would like the Los Angeles “Herald-Examiner” to prove that this man
(Dodd) was my teacher by bringing him to this country at our expense.
Mr. Wallace Fard Muhammad, Whom Praises are due forever, The Finder
and Life-Giver to we, the LOST FOUND MEMBERS OF THAT GREAT ASIATIC BLACK
NATION from the TRIBE OF SHABAZZ, speaks 16 different languages. Can Mr.
Wallace Dodd speak 16 different languages?
MR. WALLACE Fard Muhammad also writes 10 of the languages He speaks
fluently. His native language is Arabic (does Mr. Dodd speak Arabic?) of
which we have in His handwriting and it is the best writing or penmanship
in the Arab World.
Let Mr. Dodd prove that he was among us; prove that he gave us our
names. Let Mr. Dodd prove who was his secretary and where were the
identification cards printed, of which he have with us today and did he
write the Arabic on them himself?
If Mr. Dodd was the Mr. Wallace Fard Muhammad, why did not the F.B.I.
arrest him for this teaching of truth? Let this paper prove these things
before it headlines us as liars and worshippers of white devils.
I would like to ask the Herald Examiner to give us a minute closeup
of this fake (Mr. Dodd) who they would like to make the public believe is
our Saviour. Even the description of this man’s height and weight does
not correspond to Master Fard Muhammad’s (to Whom Praises are due
forever) measurements. I know His height, His weight, the size of
clothes, and shoes.
WHEN MASTER Fard Muhammad left us, it was 1934. Again, let Mr. Dodd
prove that he and I were together and that the Lessons that I am teaching
to my followers are from him and where were they given to me and did he
ever examine me on what he gave me, and where?
There are many questions that I could ask this Mr. Dodd about, that
would prove to the world that this man is a fake that the Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner has published. We believe this by the reasoning of such
Let the Herald-Examiner Newspaper put us in contact with this Mr.
Wallace Dodd. We will show the world that the entire statement is false:
that this Mr. Wallace Dodd is not Master Fard Muhammad; To Whom Praises
are due forever.
I HAVE warned you against allowing the devils to trick you into
believing their false propaganda which they are spreading all over the
world. And especially among the so-called Negroes who have been the
perfect model-slaves for 400 years and yet do not have freedom, justice,
and equality from the slave masters.
And now these smart, scientific tricksters are trying to prevent them
from enjoying a permanent salvation that Allah, (God) under the name of
Master Fard Muhammad to Whom all Praises are due, has offered us.
We who believe in him are a living proof of this offer that we are
now being blessed with, even though we are afflicted with persecution and
You have those whom the Prophets prophesied of in Washington and in
Rome (the Catholics) to deceive the whole world and especially the
so-called Negroes. Look in your poison book, the Bible: Revelation 12:9
– 13:4, 8:14–14:11, 20:10 — and 21:8
To Be continued next issue
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