like other ministers had strongly supported all of beliefs. In April, 1960, he was sentenced to three years for failure to report for hospital work as a conscientious objector. During the next three years, made unsuccessful court appeals to keep out of prison. Elijah claims to have spent about $20,000 in these court battles. On November 1, 1961, just three days before entering prison, married his second wife.
According toeven before he entered prison he had experienced doubts about some of teachings which he had felt were in opposition to orthodox Muslim teachings. Then, while serving his prison term, he had time to reflect on a statement made by the judge who had sentenced him concerning how he had been "dominated by " He claimed he also wondered about connection with Fard, who claimed was Allah but who, in Fard's writings which had seen, had called himself the "Messenger of Allah."
Upon leaving prison in January, 1963,said he attempted to clarify some of his doubts about and his teachings. He talked to other members of his family concerning behavior but, he said, because of their complete financial dependence on they did nothing.
Thoughregularly attended NOI and FOI meetings in Chicago, even teaching some classes at the University of Islam, he apparently stirred up much controversy concerning activities, both nationally and
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