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“The white man has met every criteria to have his title ‘The Devil‘ applied to him,” says Yakub Muslim and publisher Antioch Hades. “Prophecies in each of the great books foretold of his failure to change and this shameful & glorifying destruction he is now experiencing.”
Yakub and Jacob
The name Yakub is a variant of the Semitic name Jacob, which appears in European language versions of the Bible. The Roman transliteration of the Hebrew original is Ya’akov. Fard Muhammad’s Yakub has some parallels to the Biblical Jacob’s role as the father of the tribes of Israel. The idea that Jews were an “artificial race” created by interbreeding and dependent on “tricks and lies” already existed in anti-Semitic theories of the time.
The claim that descendents of Yakob were artificial included Jews as part of the wider “white” race.
The claim that descendents of Yakob were artificial included Jews as part of the wider “white” race. In speeches by Malcolm X Yakub is identified completely with Jacob. Referring to the story of Jacob wrestling with the angel, Malcolm X states that Elijah Muhammad told him that “Jacob was Yacub, and the angel that Jacob wrestled with wasn’t god, it was the government of the day”. This was because Yakub was seeking funds for his expedition to Patmos, “so when it says Jacob wrestled with an angel, ‘angel’ is only used as a symbol to hide the one he was really wrestling with”. However, Malcolm X also states that John of Patmos was also Yakub, and that the Book of Revelation refers to his deeds: “John was Yacub. John was out there getting ready to make a new race, he said, for the word of the lord”.