Walter Williams, author of the books, ’The Historical Origin of Christianity’ and ’The Historical Origin of Islam,’ has publically stated in his book and in interviews/lectures that Islam is a European religion manufactured in the 19th-20th century by Jews and Arabs collaborating. He claims that Muhammad never existed and that the Qur’an was written by Jews in the 19th century.
In December I sent brother Walter the following letter:
Wesley Muhammad, Ph.D.
Brother Walter Williams
C/O Maathian Press, Inc.
P.O. Box 377655
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Hotep Bro. Walter. I pray this letter finds you in the best of health and spirit. First, I must thank you for your willingness to put yourself out there, exposing yourself and your loved ones to ridicule and, God forbid, worse, for the sake of educating our grossly mis-educated people. Your effort and sacrifice does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.
Secondly, I was hoping I could interest you participating in a public discussion with me regarding “The Historical Origin of Islam”, the subject of your recent book and, incidentally, the area of my training. I think our community will benefit from seeing educated Black men able to dialogue together civilly, and benefit as well from the information we both can provide. I obviously take issue with a number of the conclusions you draw in your book, but I believe that the broader subject that you raise is an important one. The public dialogue could be in Chicago; I am willing and able to travel to accommodate you dear brother.
I am a Muslim in the Nation of Islam under the leadership of the Hon. Min. Louis Farrakhan. I hold a doctorate in Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan. I am founder of the Truth of God Institute (www.truthofgodinstitute.com) and publisher of www.theblackgod.com. I currently have two books in circulation: The Truth of God: The Bible, the Qur’an, and the Secret of the Black God; and The Book of God: An Encyclopedia of Proof that the Black Man is God.
Please think it over dear brother and give me a call so we can discuss this further and work out together the details of such an event.
Earlier this month Brother Walter called me and expressed willingness to discuss the subject with me publically if I secured a venue there in Chicago. I secured a venue, but Bro. Walter has now said he cannot discuss this subject with me at any time, telling me simply, "keep up the good work Bro. Muhammad." . This is unfortunate, but not terribly surprising. This Ghetto scholarship sustains itself by isolating itself from any critical examination. I am sure he wont discontinue teaching his imaginary history as the history of Islam, yet is unprepared to justify this imaginings publically with those trained in the said subjects. Bro. Walter Williams, like Pastor Gino Jennings, seems to have not expected to ’really’ be called on what he teaches.