Black From Islam: African American Muslim Defectors (video)

Hat tip Atlas Shrugs via ‘Black From Islam:’ A woman’s perspective.

Layla’s inspiration for creating her upcoming film was pure interest.

“I was fascinated by the idea that African Americans who were the descendants of slaves [and] allowed nothing but the slavery-bonded dogma of Christianity, were converting to fundamental Islam and raising their kids culturally un-American, in the middle of American cities,” Layla said. “At 18, this thought blew my mind, and it became, then, a story I planned to uncover.”

Though she began filming in spring 2010, she had the concept for the film for several years and hopes it will interest and inform people.

“[I hope it will] have some influence on ending oppression against girls … Worldwide, girls are kept out of school, forced into sexual servitude, are made slaves to their husbands, etc.,” says Layla.

To see a kickstarter video of the film or to fund, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laylasola/black-from-islam-african-american-women-muslim-def?ref=live.

For more information on Layla, visit http://www.facebook.com/LaylajSola or http://www.ljsola.com.

More from that site:

Jalila – an attorney and dancer, grew up in the militant community, the Nation of Islam, in Oakland in the 1970’s during the heat of Black Nationalism. Her sense of gendered inequality and oppression was so strong, that at 13, she ran away, preferring to live in the projects with drug addicts than the NOI.

Vanessa – grew up in the al-fuqura sect of Islam, imported by Pakistani Muslims in the 1940’s who recruited African Americans. The sect, today has only approx. 5,000 members, and continue to live, as Vanessa did, on a compounds of trailers off well beaten roads. Vanessa never went to formal schools. Upon graduation, she was married to a man ten years older and sent to live in the city. Naive and sheltered, her first taste of freedom was like a drug. She became addicted, living two lives. She became promiscuous, depressed, and made a violent break from her husband to figure out life in America on her own.

Cindy – raised in the al-fuqera sect in Detroit. In the 1980’s, the group came under FBI pressure and the entire community fled the state. Her clan relocated in New Orleans, but her polygamist home-life, inability to attend school, and sexual abuse, was too much for to bear and she sought an escape. Yet, she struggled, becoming a BBW porn actress before obtaining her advanced education.

As Atlas notes in her piece, “al-fuqura” is the militant Islamic group that has multiple Islamic enclaves and training compounds throughout the U.S. (posts and videos here).

11 Responses

  1. Thank God (Not the phoney Allah) for people like Jalila. She is risking her life by making this film. It is important that civilized people in the West understand the nature of Islam and it’s suppression of women and it’s control of every thought, word and deed of it’s enslaved adherents.

  2. This film will likely have a huge effect on the black population, its chilling and potentially extremely dangerous. Combine these ideas with the huge number of felons converting to islam and BO’s plan to create his civilian army stronger and better equipped than the military and likely officered by Kenyan and Somalli immigrants.

    Not a good future!

  3. There’s a huge NOI population in Philly, and no one ever talks about this publicly, but you can overhear the women complain quietly sometimes in the store, on the bus, that there is abuse, deprivation, and they question the out-there ideas of the NOI, which is clearly teaching hate. This should be categorized as what it is — a hate group, just like the KKK.

  4. LISTEN UP FOLKS ALL NATIONS OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE WE HAVE WAR IN ALL COUNTRYS RIGHT NOW STOP IT.
    THE WAR IS ALL ABOUT “OIL”. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP NOW.
    I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH AS THIS, AND WHY IS IT ALLWAYS ABOUT
    THE 3RD WORLD COUNTRY, WHY DO THEY HAVE TO SUFFER, THE
    NO FOOD, NO MEDICINE, THEY OR DYING LITTLE CHILDREN. ALWAYS
    BLACK. PLEASE LETS HELP THESE OPPRESSED PEOPLES.HELP NOW
    GOD, OR WHO EVER YOUR HIGHER POWER. STOP KILLING NOW NOW
    JENNIFER

  5. This will be shut down through the combined efforts of CAIR and ACLU as a truth-telling lie.

  6. [...] Black From Islam: African American Muslim Defectors (video … “I was fascinated by the idea that African Americans who were the descendants of slaves [and] allowed nothing but the slavery-bonded dogma of Christianity, were converting to fundamental Islam and raising their kids … [...]

  7. NOI is disrespected by all ISLAMIC sects- they do not consider them as MUSLIMS. THye do however use their dogma to persuade other blacks that they are inclusive and to exploit racist dogmas.
    ISLMS is anti Black people, ISLAM sold slaves to the white people they blame.
    NOI and ISLAM are both made up pretend faiths getting power by demonizing “other”
    I am sorry any USA AA would be suckered intothese misogynist cults. This cult hqs murdered defectors.
    There are a few websites that try to warn AA’s of the sales pitch of ISLAMic sects- no music allowed, no drinking, life of slavery, incest, child marriages, beatings

    haven’t AA’s had enough slave masters? May the true ONE G_d protect them from these charlatans.

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