New York, NY, August 15, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Journalist Leila Wills, author of Farrakhan, The Movie, has been researching the life of Louis Farrakhan for ten years and documenting the shocking “marriage” between the Nation of Islam (NOI) and the Church of Scientology (COS). Scheduled for release in late September, The Final Fall gives a thorough and all-encompassing report on the previously inconceivable and bizarre merge of these two controversial groups.
In 2009, Louis Farrakhan announced this marriage and his critics have become increasingly vocal. On July 2, 2012, Farrakhan publicly addressed the merge for the first time and said he was not upset by his critics and that he loves black people unconditionally. He went on to compare Scientology’s central practice of auditing as the equivalent of learning a new skill. He also dismissed the claims of L. Ron Hubbard being a racist by saying, “He’s gone on now. If he was a racist, it went in the ground.”
Some members of the Nation of Islam have left the organization because of this alliance while others have stayed emphasizing their trust in Farrakhan’s leadership and the benefit they have received from auditing. Leila says, “Minister Farrakhan has refashioned his group and I have interviews with current and former members. The fall-out within the Nation and even the fall-out within the larger black community is significant.”
She goes on to say, “It’s easy for people to dismiss the Nation of Islam because of their theology, however, millions of blacks have gone through their doors since it began eighty-two years ago. The Nation of Islam has a constitution and a program that are to be followed no matter who sits in leadership. Many feel that Minister Farrakhan did not have the right to make this alliance with Scientology without changing the name of his group. The book is a detailed case-study chronicling Minister Farrakhan’s relationship with the COS dating back to the mid-seventies.”
Journalist Leila Wills has been researching and documenting the Nation of Islam for over ten years. She is the author of Farrakhan, The Movie, former editor of the Metropolis newspaper in Chicago, and has worked for several media companies in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Farrakhan, The Movie is available on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Leila-Wills/e/B0087S290G. For more information, visit www.farrakhanmovie.com.
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