Quotation by Malcolm X

There is nothing in our book, the Koran, that teaches us to suffer peacefully. Our religion teaches us to be intelligent. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. That's a good religion.
Malcolm X (1925–1965), U.S. African-American leader. speech, Nov. 1963, given in Detroit, Michigan. "Message to the Grass Roots," ch. 1, Malcolm X Speaks (1965).

Given name is Malcolm Little; also known as El-Hajj Halik El- Shabazz.
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