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I seek truth over a lie; I seek justice over injustice; I seek righteousness over the rewards of evildoers, and I love Allah more than I love the state.

I seek truth over a lie; I seek justice over injustice; I seek righteousness over the rewards of evildoers, and I love Allah more than I love the state.

To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness. There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together.

To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness. There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together.

See, justice is a joke in this country, and it stinks of its hypocricy. ---->>>

Look at the newborn baby. It struggles to breathe after living in the womb. And yet, growth comes as a result of struggle. Even when we talk about jihad. We need to attach consciousness to struggle. This struggle has to be both individual and collective. ---->>>

The first responsibility of the Muslim is as teacher. That is his job, to teach. His first school, his first classroom is within the household. His first student is himself. He masters himself and then he begins to convey the knowledge that he has acquired to the family. The people who are closest to him.

The first responsibility of the Muslim is as teacher. That is his job, to teach. His first school, his first classroom is within the household. His first student is himself. He masters himself and then he begins to convey the knowledge that he has acquired to the family. The people who are closest to him.

See, it's no in between: you're either free or you're a slave. ---->>>

When you understand your obligations to God then you can understand your obligations to society. ---->>>

I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie. ---->>>

But black people fall for that same argument, and they go around talking about law breakers. We did not make the laws in this country. We are neither morally nor legally confined to those laws. Those laws that keep them up, keep us down. ---->>>

Everybody in the black community must organize, and then we decide whether we will have alliance with other people or not, but not until we are organized. ---->>>

Yes, politics IS war without bloodshed; and war is an extension of those politics. ---->>>

To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness. ---->>>

Revolution comes when human beings set out to correct decadent institutions. ---->>>

They cannot divide us by saying that you're middle class or you're lower class. ---->>>

Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty. That's oppression in this country. ---->>>

And understand: class differences will not save you. ---->>>

There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together. On the basis of their coming together, they do not transgress against themselves and they do not transgress against others. ---->>>

If America don't come around, we're gonna' burn it down. ---->>>

The only politics in this country that's relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution... none other. ---->>>

My name is Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the former H. Rap Brown. I am a devoted servant of Allah, and an unwavering devotee to His cause. For more than 30 years, I have been tormented and persecuted by my enemies for reasons of race and belief. ---->>>

One of the lies that we tell ourselves is that we're making progress; but Huey's chair's empty. ---->>>

So black people all across this country are uniting. They must unite, and they must organize themselves. ---->>>

You've got to stop dividing yourselves. You got to organize. ---->>>

There's no such thing as second class citizenship. That's like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant. ---->>>

No such thing as a Dixiecrat. ---->>>

There is no such thing as a black middle class. ---->>>

In terms of the revolution, I believe that the revolution will be a revolution of dispossessed people in this country: that's the Mexican American, the Puerto Rican American, the American Indian, and black people. ---->>>

The poverty program was not designed to eliminate poverty. ---->>>

The man does not beat your head because you got a Cadillac or because you got a Ford; he beats you because you're black! ---->>>

An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution. ---->>>

We happen to be the vanguard of that revolutionary struggle because we are the most dispossessed. ---->>>

Class structures are a luxury that we cannot afford. ---->>>

The only thing that's going to free Huey is gun powder. ---->>>

We talking about revolution because that's the era that you're caught in. ---->>>

You see, the poverty program for the last five years have been buy-off programs. ---->>>

Attack those concepts such as 'third world.' Think about it. If we look at it in terms of numbers, then people of color are the majority in this world. We should be the 'first world.' ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-04, 1943
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Occupation: Activist
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Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (born Hubert Gerold Brown, October 4, 1943), also known as H. Rap Brown, was the fifth chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, and during a short-lived (six months) alliance between SNCC and the Black Panther Party, he served as their minister of justice (wikipedia)