The United States Government today began moving against the anti-Semitic Negro extremist group known as the “Black Muslims,”firing a dozen from Federal jobs. The extremists were dismissed from Government employment because they indicated their first allegiance was to the “Nation of Islam” rather than the United States.
The Civil Service Commission stated that the discharged employees declared that they would support the “Nation of Islam” in any conflict with the United States Government, and would refuse to defend or serve the United States. A number of Muslims have refused to serve in the army, and failed to register for selective service.
The Justice Department recently revealed to the Jewish War Veterans that an active investigation of the fanatic activities of both the “Black Muslims” and the American Nazi party is under way in connection with current integration tensions. Malcolm X, the most articulate leader of the Muslim group, has denounced the American Jewish community and Justified contacts with American Nazis.
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