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The Mothership of All Alliances

posted on October 10, 2012

The New Republic‘s Eliza Gray reports on the unexpected popularity of Scientology for members of the Nation of Islam (NOI). Louis Farrakhan, head of the NOI, told his Chicago congregation that he “found something in the teaching of Dianetics, of Mr. L. Ron Hubbard … How could I see something that valuable and know the hurt and sickness of my people and not offer it to them?” The new recruits could be a boon for the Church of Scientology; the church’s leader David Miscaviage has supported recruiting black members, and the church has struggled with membership declines in recent years.

Read at The New Republic