Hundreds pay respects to late Muslim leader

The 74-year-old W.D. Mohammed, widely considered to be one of the most important Islamic leaders in North America, died Tuesday at his suburban Chicago home of heart disease and diabetes.

Mohammed moved thousands of blacks into mainstream Islam after breaking with his father’s Nation of Islam organization. The Chicago-based movement promoted self-reliance and black supremacy, a belief mainstream Muslims don’t espouse.  >>>>>


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