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Sufism | Coronavirus | WW II

Solitary Refinement

What a Sufi spy from WWII can teach us about pandemic isolation

November 12, 2020

Elijah Muhammad | Nation of Islam | Sunni Islam | Sufism | Jim Crow | Stephen Prothero | God in America | Olympics | American exceptionalism | racial supremacy

Taking Exception: How Muhammad Ali Transformed American Religion

The morning after he defeated Sonny Liston for the world’s heavyweight boxing championship in February, 1964, Cassius Clay confirmed that he was a Muslim, a convert to Elijah Muhammad’s Nation of Islam. To a reporter who referred to him as a “card-ca...

June 9, 2016