#92298-024 USP Florence ADMAX, P.O. Box 8500 Florence, CO 81226 United States
Affiliation: El Rukin

Captured: 1987: Setenced to 80 years

IN PRISON 28 YEARS “We believe that Abdul Malik was indicted because of the new vision that he had acquired and which he was trying to share with other street organizations not only in Chicago, but throughout the U.S.! He was indicted because, for example, he (and others) had worked and were continuing to work to maintain a peace among street organizations, so that they could begin to redirect their energies in ways that would ensure the survival of their people, and the development of their communities.”

the El Rukn’s are now an “Orthodox Muslim” group, all that needs to be said on their history is that they were originally part of the P-Stone Nation and the Black Stone Rangers street gangs (founded in 1965 by Jeff Fort with Eugene Ibrahim Hairston). They are organized with Ambassadors, Generals, Imams, and Divine Ministers.

The current leader is Jeff Fort (Malik Kaaba El) born in Aberdeen, Mississippi in 1947. Before the FBI destroyed their headquarters in June of 1990, their headquarters was called the Fort, then the Adept Chamber of the El Rukn Moorish Science Mosque, later the El Rukn Sunni Masjid al-Malik, and finally Masjid Malik. This Fort was established as headquarters in 1976. Its opening occurred after Jeff Fort disassociated himself with the P Stone Nation and the Blackstone Rangers. In prison, Fort became a member of the Moorish Science Temple and dissolved the Blackstone Rangers involvement in the P Stone Nation. He hence forth renamed the Rangers the El Rukn Tribe of the Moorish Science Temple. His written legacy to Moorish Science is the “El Rukn Lesson #1”.

From the typewritten copy of Ahad El as dictated from a sermon by Malik Kaaba El (Jeff Fort).

“El-Rukn Lesson #1

777 ALLAH Salvation UnityToday we gather to understand the total significance and meaning of the Symbolic and illustrious Blackstone. The BlackStone which sits as a Corner-Stone (El-Rukn) in the Holy Kaaba, in the Holy City of Mecca, is merely an emblem to make the world conscious that the Stone, once thought rejected, has now become the Head Stone of the Corner.

It sits as a symbol of the fact that the Ismaelite whom was supposedly been denied — Malik’s birth-right and established the Divine Covenant has ended up the inherent of the Kingdom of the Almighty Father GOD ALLAH.

We speak of none other than the fact that Mohammed ibn Abdul, the founder of the Unity of Islam and a direct descendant of Ismael, did in fact complete his Divine Mission teaching his people and the world their supreme duties and benefits of living at complete peace with Allah. And ones surroundings through the great universal precept of Islam and in order to bear witness to this indisputable and universal fact, it is only necessary for one to view objectively to the great federation of the universal and all comprising Islamic Brother-Hood.

And We the “Chief Malik”, stand this day to witness to the indisputable fact that the Black Stone, here are symbolic to that very same emblem as the world looks on, we who once called ourselves Black-Stone and whom the world viewed as utterly rejected people, has now become the Head-Stone of the Corner, returning back to that state of mind of our Forefathers Ancient and Divine Creed, and resuming our rightful place in the affairs of man and nations.

And in years to come, the world will see a Nation, and Empire resurrected, not from the will of others to see us rise, but with the blessing of our Father GOD ALLAH, and from our own determination to rise, irrespective of what the world thinks. There is no one who is able to change from the descent nature line of his Fore-Fathers unless his power extends beyond that of the Great Universal Creator ALLAH Himself. What our Fore-Fathers were, we are, without a doubt or contradiction, and so with us all members must proclaim their nationality and their Divine Creed that they may know that they are a part and partial of this said government and know that they are not Negroes, Colored Folks, Black People or Ethiopians, because these names were given to slaves by slave holders in 1779 and lasted until 1865 during the time of slavery, but this is a new era of time now and all men must proclaim their free national name to be recognized by the government in which they live and the nations of the Earth. This is the reason why ALLAH the Great GOD of the Universe ordained Noble Drew Ali, the Prophet, to redeem his people from their sinful ways. The Moorish American are the descendants of the Ancient Moabites whom inherited the Northwestern and Southwestern shores of Africa.

The Moors did not ask for social equality in the form of integration with the European Nations, because we, a clean and pure nation descendant from the inhabitants of Africa, do not desire to amalgamate or marry into the families of the pale skin nations of Europe. Neither serve the gods of their religion because our forefathers are the true and divine founders of the first religious creed, for the redemption and salvation of mankind on Earth.

All Praise Due to ALLAH Great GOD of the Universe. Your Brother in LOVE, TRUTH, PEACE, FREEDOM, AND JUSTICE

Early Life

Infamous criminal Jeffrey Fort was born on February 20, 1947, in Aberdeen, Mississippi. Fort and his family moved to the low-income Woodlawn neighborhood in the South Side of Chicago in 1955 in order to find work. But Fort’s family life disintegrated, and the grade-school dropout found himself in and out of juvenile detention centers, including the Illinois State Training School for Boys in St. Charles, Illinois. It was there that he met an older boy, Eugene Hairston, who soon became his friend and mentor.

To protect themselves on the streets, Hairston and Fort founded a group in the late 1950s called the Blackstone Rangers, named after the Blackstone Avenue area where they spent their time. Hairston earned the nickname “Bull” early on, and Fort became known as “Angel”, a term of endearment given to him by his mother. The group quickly turned into a gang, as area youth afraid for their safety took membership with the Rangers. As the gang grew, so did their territory. They claimed the area east of Woodlawn Avenue as their stomping grounds, and anyone who violated this dividing line put their lives in jeopardy.

Black P. Stone Nation

The Blackstone Rangers began absorbing other crews in the area, eventually uniting under the new name, the Black P. Stone Nation. The Stones organized themselves into a hierarchy, establishing a leadership council they called The Main 21. Jeff “Angel” Fort served as the gang’s leader, with “Bull” Hairston as second-in-command. In 1966, under Bull and Angel’s leadership, the Nation grew from 500 to 1,500 members. By 1967, that number had doubled to approximately 3,000 members. When Hairston went to prison in 1968 on drug charges, Fort was left to run the Nation unchallenged.

With the help of local minister Reverend John Fry, Fort learned how to garner financial support from public agencies and philanthropists. Charities such as the Ford Foundation and the Kettering Foundation donated money to the P. Stone Nation, who had by then formed a faux political charter under the name The Woodlawn Organization. The Woodlawn Organization, or T.W.O., announced plans to create jobs for reformed gang members who were struggling to make ends meet. Under President Lyndon Johnson, Fort also managed to obtain a $1 million federal grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity by claiming that he would use the money to teach job skills to gang members. Fort instead used the money to “pay” his gang members a salary that would, in turn, be given directly back to Fort.

Suspecting the misappropriation of funds, politicians hauled Fort into a U.S. Congressional Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., in order to determine how the money had been used. Only $200,000 had been given out as salaries, leaving $800,000 of the funds unaccounted for. Fort refused to testify, and was indicted for contempt of Congress. The federal grant money was revoked.

Prison Time

In 1972, Fort was convicted for his misuse of federal funds, and was sent to Leavenworth Penitentiary to serve five years for his crimes. During his time at Leavenworth, Fort bulked up, converted to Islam and assumed the name Imam Chief Prince Malik. After his release from prison in 1976, Fort created a new organization, named El Rukn, the loosely translated Arabic word for Black Stone. The Rukns, as they called themselves, bought a former movie theater in Chicago that served as a mosque, a party house, and private business headquarters. They called it The Fort.

But police believed Fort was actually using his newly formed group to peddle drugs —specifically cocaine and heroin. Using the money they accrued from their illegal holdings, Fort and the Rukns bought property around the area to lease to family, friends, prostitutes and drug dealers. At the height of their reign, the Rukns housed more than 300 families.

In 1983, police used information from an informant to track the Rukn’s illegal dealings down to Mississippi. Two of Fort’s lieutenants were arrested for trafficking, and a wiretap revealed Jeff Fort discussing his drug deals. In November of 1983, Fort was convicted of drug trafficking charges and sentenced to 13 years in prison. He was sent to Terre Haute, Indiana, to serve his sentence and was then transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution at Bastrop, Texas. In Bastrop, Fort was able to lead El Rukn through coded telephone calls from prison. Police monitored the calls, and discovered that Fort was working with Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi and the Libyan government on an arms deal. The gang agreed to trade rockets and a promise to commit terrorist acts in the U.S. in exchange for a $2.5 million loan.

In a 1987 sting by police, Fort and his men were caught trying to make the deal. From prison, Fort was tried and convicted for conspiring with Libya to perform acts of terrorism. He was sentenced to 80 years in prison in Marion, Illinois.

In 1988, Fort was also convicted of ordering the 1981 murder of a rival gang leader. He was sentenced to an additional 75 years in prison. He was transferred to a penitentiary in Florence, Colorado in 2006. He continues to serve his sentence.