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The Autobiography of Malcolm X Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17 Summary

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Chapter 17 Summary

Malcolm had been advised by a number of people that he needed to make a pilgrimage to Mecca to learn about "true Islam." Although his sister Ella had been saving money to make the pilgrimage herself, she gladly gave Malcolm the money so he could go. In the process of applying for his travel Visa, he met the Saudi ambassador, Mr. Shawarbi. The ambassador gave Malcolm a book on Islam and he also informed Malcolm that his activities had been followed by the author of the book, Adb-ar-Rhman Azzam. Mr. Shawarbi also gave him the number for his son and Mr. Azzam's son's number in Jedda.

As Malcolm boarded the plane following a stop in Germany, Malcolm saw many people leaving for the same pilgrimage, and they were all skin colors, including white. He then realized that skin color was not the problem there that it was...

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