Interview with Imam Warith Deen Mohammed

Source: Los Angeles Times

On May 15, 1999, the Los Angeles Times published an
interview with Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, son of Elijah Mohammed and
leader of the Muslim American Society, which has about 1.5 million
members. Mohammed stated that the biggest challenge facing American
Muslims today is “to be rightly identified for what is truly Islam
and what is truly Muslim life.” With community development now as his
top priority, Mohammed is now promoting a self-help economic project
called the collective purchasing agreement, which has brought
together about 500 investors to “see the material conditions of black
neighborhoods improve as a result of our own self-help program.”