|Farrakhan, 75, has haltingly tried to move the Nation toward traditional Islam, which considers the American movement heretical because of its view of Elijah Muhammad as a prophet -among other novel teachings. Orthodox Islam teaches that there has been no prophet after Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century. Farrakhan appeared at an annual Saviours' Day event in Chicago and called Obama 'hope of the world.'
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