Nation of Islam (NOI) and UFO’s
The Nation of Islam under the guidance of Louis Farrakhan has been preparing American Muslim’s for a UFO invasion by Islamic UFO’s for some time now. Farrakhan’s well know stories of actually being taken up to the “Mother Ship” are know anecdotally by anyone paying attention to mainstream news over the last 20 years. So SRI is taking a deeper look into the NOI views on UFO’s, Aliens and their “Supernatural” views in light of the Mexico City massive UFO sighting of 1995.
The Mother “Plane” and Ezekiel’s Wheel
NOI / Elijah Muhammad taught his followers about a Mother Plane or Wheel, a UFO that was seen and documented by ‘old’ testament prophet Ezekiel in the “Book of Ezekiel”.
“Now as I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them. As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of beryl. And the four had the same likeness, their appearance and construction being as it were a wheel within a wheel. When they went, they went in any of their four directions without turning as they went. And their rims were tall and awesome, and the rims of all four were full of eyes all around.”
Book of Ezekiel Chapter 1:15–18, Bible, English Standard Version
Louis Farrakhan, commenting on this verse as taught to him by his teachers states:
“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us of a giant Mother Plane that is made like the universe, spheres within spheres. White people call them unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Ezekiel, in the Old Testament, saw a wheel that looked like a cloud by day but a pillar of fire by night. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that that wheel was built on the island of Nippon, which is now called Japan, by some of the Original scientists. It took $15 billion in gold at that time to build it. It is made of the toughest steel. America does not yet know the composition of the steel used to make an instrument like it. It is a circular plane, and the Bible says that it never makes turns. Because of its circular nature it can stop and travel in all directions at speeds of thousands of miles per hour. He said there are 1,500 small wheels in this Mother Wheel, which is a half mile by a half mile [800 m by 800 m]. This Mother Wheel is like a small human-built planet. Each one of these small planes carry three bombs.
“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said these planes were used to set up mountains on the earth. The Qur’an says it like this: We have raised mountains on the earth lest it convulse with you. How do you raise a mountain, and what is the purpose of a mountain? Have you ever tried to balance a tire? You use weights to keep the tire balanced. That’s how the earth is balanced, with mountain ranges. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that we have a type of bomb that, when it strikes the earth a drill on it is timed to go into the earth and explode at the height that you wish the mountain to be. If you wish to take the mountain up a mile [1.6 km], you time the drill to go a mile in and then explode. The bombs these planes have are timed to go one mile down and bring up a mountain one mile high, but it will destroy everything within a 50-square-mile [130 km²] radius. The white man writes in his above top secret memos of the UFOs. He sees them around his military installations like they are spying.
“That Mother Wheel is a dreadful-looking thing. White folks are making movies now to make these planes look like fiction, but it is based on something real.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that Mother Plane is so powerful that with sound reverberating in the atmosphere, just with a sound, she can crumble buildings.”
—Minister Louis Farrakhan, The Divine Destruction of America: Can She Avert It?
The first book analyzing the Nation of Islam was The Black Muslims in America (1961) by C. Eric Lincoln. Lincoln describes the use of doctrines during religious services.
Some members of The Nation of Islam have actually long denied the fact of Elijah Muhammad’s death, proposing that he escaped a death plot, was restored to health, and is aboard “that huge wheel-like plane that is even now flying over our heads.”
As witnessed by some 20,000 people at his funeral service on February 28, 1975,