Muhammad Speaks Newspaper
P.O Box 44261
Detroit, MI 48244
ENEMY OF THE MESSENGER
Dakota Staton (pictured at right) , who CLAIMED she was a “Moslem”, along
with her husband, Alhajji Talib Ahmad Dawud (a self-styled Imam),
launched an attack against Messenger Elijah Muhammad, shortly after the
airing of “The Hate that Hate Produced”, wherein newsman, Mike Wallace,
referred to the Nation of Islam as “The Most Powerful” of the Black
organizations in America.
Staton and her husband literally bought over the Chicago New Crusader ,
in August 1959, and used it for slandering Messenger Elijah Muhammad.
On August 1, 1959 Santon’s husband, Dawad, in a front page news story,
charged that “Mr. Muhammad” ”does not believe in an unseen God” and “in
life after death”. He charged that The Messengers followers do not make
the required five prayers a day and that we did not qualify as bona
fide believers. He claimed that neither The Messenger, nor his followers,
could go into Mecca because they “are fobbiden by the Saudi-Arabian
Government and the Hajj Committee” from making a pilgrimage.
Dakota Staton said, The Messenger’s work among Black people “is an
aberration…Our religion does not preach hatred. It is for all mankind
and favors no particular race.”
Ahmad Jamal, another popular jazz musician, joined them in their crusade
against The Messenger.
Up until their attack against Messenger Elijah Muhammad, The Messenger
had tried consistently not to get into controversies with other Black
leaders. The Messenger would, instead, attach “so-called Negro
leadership” in general, avoiding mentioning names. But, he broke his
twice, once by naming Dawud and the Roy Wilkins-Thurgood Marshall team.
The Messenger spoke of Dawud as a “West Indian, born in Antiqua,” who
is envious of (Muhammad’s) success and that “Jelousy is about to run
The Messenger said that the New Crusader had mistakenly called him “Imam”
and that Mr. Dawud and his wife “should have been ashamed of trying to
make fun of me and my followers while publicly serving the devil in the
The Messenger said that Dakota Staton is a singer of “dirty blues and
love songs” and that she is an “immodestly dressed” television performer”.
The photograph, shown here, of Dakota Staton, bear s The Messenger
On August 15, 1959, in his rage against The Messenger, Mr. Dawud had
the New Crusader publish a front page headline that read, “White Man is
God For Cult Of Islam.”, along with a picture of Allah, God, Who came in
the Person of Master Fard Muhammad.
The article alleged that “Eli Muhammad’s ‘Allah’ Is a Turkish Ex-Agent
These attacks against The Messenger continued for five months, until
March, 1960, when the New Crusader began to work with Messenger Elijah
Muhammad to help promote The Messenger’s great work among the Black man
and woman in America.