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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Fruit of Islam Term Analysis

The Fruit of Islam is the paramilitary force of the Nation of Islam. It is composed of young men, whose commitment to the Nation makes them its “fruit.”
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Fruit of Islam Term Timeline in The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The timeline below shows where the term Fruit of Islam appears in The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 12: Savior
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...did in that small crowd waiting for Elijah. Then Elijah appears onstage, flanked by the Fruit of Islam (the Nation’s security and paramilitary force) - a small, fragile man in a dark suit,... (full context)
Chapter 13: Minister Malcolm X
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...to others or the law, except for religious reasons. These rules are enforced by the Fruit of Islam . (full context)
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...attack one with their clubs and then arrest him. Within half an hour about fifty Fruit of Islam members gather outside the police precinct, standing in rank formation, causing great anxiety inside the... (full context)
Chapter 14: Black Muslims
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...as sensible and as what most white people actually want. In particular, he defends the Fruit of Islam as an innocuous defense group, rather than some foreboding paramilitary force. (full context)
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...to black people, boast as many as ten thousand attendees. The events are guarded by Fruit of Islam members, who conduct careful security checks, looking for weapons that may threaten Elijah Muhammad’s life. (full context)
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...when he can go on no longer, he abruptly stops and is led away by Fruit of Islam ushers. (full context)
Epilogue: Alex Haley
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...result of his violence-centered preaching. Elijah’s house in Chicago is heavily patrolled by police and Fruit of Islam security. However, the Mosque Number 7 in Harlem is firebombed at night; the other mosques... (full context)
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...Muslims gather to celebrate “Saviour’s Day,” and all are subject to an intense security check. Fruit of Islam guards make constant rounds, and the sparse crowd reflects the widespread fears of a bombing. (full context)